Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Loving Liberty by Belinda Boring



Title: Loving Liberty
Author: Belinda Boring
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 14, 2013
Review Source: Book Promotions by Literary Nook

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SYNOPSIS:

Liberty Montgomery is many things:

A dutiful daughter.
Perfect wife-in-training.
Easy to manipulate.
Compliant.

But secretly she wants more.

For years, Liberty has dreamed of a life filled with opportunities—a life where she makes the decisions, living by her own rules. Unfortunately, her parents have other plans for her, ones that involve her submission and total obedience. Every attempt to break free from their control is met with threats, leaving her feeling trapped. Just when all seems hopeless,Liberty meets Oliver Nichols. With just two words, be brave, he stirs up her secret longings for more . . . friendship, fun, and independence. He almost has her believing her dreams are possible. However, taking a stand can be terrifying when you’ve spent your entire life pleasing others.

Are some chances worth taking? What would she risk for freedom?


REVIEW:

Loving Liberty is a story that gives you a good insight into how acts of bullying can affect each of us in one form or another. The directions that Belinda takes us on shows us the inner struggles of one young woman, and how she overcomes some very hard decisions that will allow her to not only love herself, but break free from the barriers that surround her.

Liberty Montgomery is a young 21 year old college student who lives in Seattle. She has a dream of one day being given the freedom that she so desperately desires. Liberty is not only held captive mentally, but emotionally by her parents and older sister Erica. Liberties parents are in control of every aspect of her life, from what she wears to what classes she takes in college, to what men she is allowed to go out with. Erica holds a strong grudge against Liberty because she feels as if their parents put Liberty first in everything and that she is just an outsider looking in.

When Liberty is at a charity dinner she meets Oliver, who is working as a server for the catering company. Liberty is immediately drawn to him, as well as him being drawn to her. He approaches her and speaks to her, before being discovered by Erica. As soon as this happens Liberty immediately changes her expression and closes off from him. He sees the change and leaves before any trouble is caused. The two do not see each other again until the following week where their paths cross again, and this time they are able to have more of a conversation. Liberty's sister once again sees the two interacting and tells her parents. Her parents are not happy with her conversing with the "hired help" again, and demand that she have no further contact with Oliver. After Liberty finally giving in to her subconsciousness she calls Oliver and talks with him. Over the next several days, then weeks, the two find themselves building a strong bond, friendship and budding romance. Liberties parents step in yet again demanding that she go on a date with Andrew an up and coming lawyer who the feel is "worthy" of Liberty. You are further introduced into the controlling ways her parents dictate her life and how they have no intentions of listening to what she wants and or tries to tell them. Oliver allows Liberty the ability to feel free and to know that she can indeed follow her dreams. He explains that he himself was dictated as to what, when, and how he was to go about his life by his very own father until one day he decided it was time for him to leave. As Liberty starts to become bolder in her wanting to leave her parents yet again intervene and kill what little self confidence she has built up.

I would say that each of us at some point in our lives have had to deal with people putting us down, not caring about our feelings, or shattering our dreams. If you or someone you know is going through anything like this, then this is a book well worth reading. It shows us how being brave and facing our problems head on will allow us the strength to overcome those mountains. It teaches us to have courage to say I can do this and to have faith in ourselves. It also shows us the importance of being us and each of us being our own person. With Oliver's help Liberty not only builds herself up, but she finds the most important thing, which is anything is possible with the help of friends who care. Open up and talk to someone, admit that you need help and when you do you will start taking the necessary steps to set yourself free. This was one of those books that I would recommend to any young woman who is trying to find herself, and to come into the person that she wants to be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog and the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed Liberty's story. It meant a lot to share it with people.

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