Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway Separation Anxiety by Lisa Suzanne

Title:  Separation Anxiety
Author:  Lisa Suzanne
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  February 3, 2014
Review Source:  Between the Sheets

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We all get one true love in our lives, and it’s up to us to find it. Fate will act and try to push us together, but ultimately it’s up to us to recognize who that one person is when he’s standing in front of us.

It turns out that I recognized who my one person was when I was separated from my husband.

On the same day I determined that I was finally going to file for divorce, I confessed my secret to Jesse Drake, my swoon-worthy colleague known for his womanizing ways. Jesse invited me to crash with him, and with each new piece of the enigmatic Jesse puzzle that I started to fit into place, I found myself wondering if Fate had pushed us together for a reason.

If only my husband would stop getting in the wa
y of the man with whom I was meant to be.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! What a great refreshing read!!! Some books I can see a certain demographic….not everyone likes the same thing, and I understand, but this book has everything. It’s sweet, emotional without making you ball tears, funny, HOT without being too dirty and even has a bit of mystery in the story. LOVE!!!!

Veronica is a high school English teacher and is really very good. She loves her job, even if it can be trying at times. Veronica is also in a marriage that isn’t working. I don’t mean they just are having problems, they are, for all purposes, leading separate lives in the same house. Her on one side and Richard on the other. They barely speak and haven’t spoken in more than 2 weeks. 

Jesse Drake is the guy Veronica should have married. He’s the school counselor at the same high school Veronica works. They have worked together since before she met her husband but not much before. He didn’t have a chance, or take the opportunity, to be her guy before she met Richard and once she did it seemed she was happy and so then they got married and he just become her friend. He’s had feelings for her since he met her 5 years ago and now that he knows her marriage is going to be over, he’s taking this opportunity to not let her go. However, neither of them want to have sex while she’s married. This has to be the “anxiety” part of the book title. The waiting is torture and they can’t help themselves to the kissing and that gets carried away and leaves them…..well with much anxiety. To say the least! 

However, Richard isn’t going to let Veronica go so easily and after many threats and other things, she finally becomes divorced. But will Jesse wait? Will he love her without the sex? When it seems there is no end to their turmoil, can they survive and be together in the end?

Have you ever wondered if you were making the right decision? I’m sure we all have. Sometimes it doesn’t matter as all will seem to work itself out. If I take this highway to work maybe it’ll be faster so you do and that’s the morning that there’s a wreck and you’re late to work. Not the worst thing to ever happen but that decision was obviously the wrong one. The bigger ones, marriage, are much much harder. However, fate seems to find a way to take things back to the way there were supposed to be. 

As I said before, I loved this book. Both characters have such amazing depth and moral compass that it’s just so refreshing. I loved that even from the beginning it seems like fate is making things right in their world. Even if it’s not easy at least there’s hope that even after you make a bad decision…..all is not lost and maybe your happily ever after is still out there to be found.

So, if you’re picky with women, why flavors of the week and not something more permanent?” I asked, knowing my bold statement never would’ve come out of my mouth if I wasn’t already wine drunk.
He shrugged and took a sip of his wine, avoiding eye contact.
You’re a catch, Jesse. You work with kids. You’re good with wood. You make a mean chicken marsala. You’re hot as hell.”
His eyes snapped sharply up to mine at my last words, and I realized what the hell had slipped out of my mouth just a moment too late.
Fucking wine.
My face was already flushed from the wine, and I think I might’ve turned purple from embarrassment. I could not believe I just said that.
What the hell was I thinking?
This man was kind enough to extend an invitation for me to stay with him, and I just told him I thought he was hot. Or, more specifically, I told him that I thought he was “hot as hell.”
What. The. Fuck.
Something was wrong with me.
Cue mini-freak out number two for this meal, but this time it was because I was actually freaking out.
I played it off by drinking some more wine, pretending like I hadn’t just said that.
But Jesse didn’t let it slide.
Hot as hell, huh?” he murmured.
I put my elbows on the table and buried my face in my hands.
Oh my God. I can’t believe I just said that.”
I felt his hands over mine. He forced my hands from my face, and when I opened my eyes, he was sitting in the chair next to me. He had been stealthy; I hadn’t even heard him move, and suddenly we were nearly nose to nose as he held my wrists in his hands.
Hot as hell?” he repeated one more time, that dangerous, sexy depth back in his low voice.
Can we just pretend like you didn’t hear that part?” I whispered, nervous with him so damn close to me, his hands wrapped around my wrists.
He shook his head slowly and arched an eyebrow. “Fuck no, we can’t.”

Lisa Suzanne is a high school English teacher who lives at home in Arizona with her amazing husband and adorable yellow lab. She loves summer more than her students do. She has loved to write for as long as she can remember.


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