Thursday, August 7, 2014

Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Wherever You Will Go by Stephanie Smith

Title: Wherever You Will Go
Author: Stephanie Smith
Series: Try Again
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: August 7, 2014
Review Source: ARC


Brooke Willis had everything she ever wanted: a happy marriage, volunteer placement at the art gallery, and the promise of starting a family with the man of her dreams.

Saxon Reed had everything he ever thought he needed: a successful career, nice cars, expensive apartment, and more money than he knew what to do with.

After losing her husband Brooke insists on taking over his company to keep his dreams alive. Struggling in an industry she knows nothing about, Brooke turns to Saxon, her husband’s best friend and business partner, for guidance and support. Their mutual grief, and Saxon’s need to look after his best friend’s wife, creates a connection beyond just business.

Can Brooke take over the company and find a new life without saying goodbye to the past? Can Saxon protect and care for Brooke without scaring her away.

What happens when your heart doesn't listen to your head? When lines are crossed and boundaries are pushed?

“Life goes on, whether you choose to move forward and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been. I don’t want to live in the past anymore. I’m so lonely; there’s nothing for me here.”

(4.5 Bars)

Let me just go ahead and blow my nose once more, and wipe the tears away. Get the box of tissues ready because you WILL need them.

What do you do when the love of your life is suddenly non-existent? For Brooke Willis, its wallow in her sorrow for a solid three months before her husband's best friend drags her from the depths of her depression. Only then does she begin to realize that she does have people that want to help her through her troubles. Especially Saxon; the sexy, smoldering, mysterious best friend that has feelings from their college days resurface when Brooke arrives back at Argo, the firm her husband built. 

Saxon tries to fight the feelings that emerge from being with Brooke. Little does he know that she is beginning to have feelings for him. They are able to take the horrid tragedy that basically threw them out into the world on their own, and get past it with one another. Not only do they find themselves through working at the firm, they find themselves through each other as they help each other overcome the inevitable - life goes on without the person you need most.

I loved this entire book. It really pulled on some strings that I didn't really know existed until now. The fact that Stephanie Smith takes a horrible tragedy, and turns it into a hot, sexy, emotional read really helps pull the whole story together. The characters are unique, and I really look forward to seeing where the series goes in the next book. 

I think the book moved a little too fast, which is the reason for the 4.5 bar review. Other than that, the book was great! It was a fun, simple, sexy read that I couldn't put down once I started it. I would definitely recommend it, and hope that you one click it today!

“So?” I say, desperate to hear what she thinks in the hope she’ll tell me what to do.

“Fuck,” she breathes out. “Fuck.”

“I know, right? I have no idea what I’m doing, and I’m starting to feel like it’s careening out of control.”

“Starting to?” Her voice is high-pitched. “Brooke, fuck. This got out of control the minute you two started working together.”

“Well, I think that’s over-exaggerating a little,” I tell her, annoyed.

“Brooke, Saxon has always had a thing for you. What did you think sleeping with him on a regular basis was going to do? He has feelings for you. From what you say, very deep feelings. Do you feel the same?”

“What? I don’t know? Maybe? No.”


“Shit, Rach, I care for him deeply. He means the world to me and has been my biggest support since Nate.” She frowns. “You know what I mean. Seeing him and spending time with him every day, we’ve naturally become close.” She nods, relenting. “But deep feelings? Yeah, I guess I do, but I don’t want this to go any further.”

“Why not?”

“Why not?” I scream. “What do you think? He’s Nate’s best friend, Rachel. I couldn’t do that to Nate.”

“Brooke, sweetie. You aren’t doing anything to Nate. Nate’s not here, Brooke. You aren’t cheating or being unfaithful to him. He’s gone, and it’s nearly been a year,” she says softly, trying to placate me. 

“I feel like I’m choosing between them.” Tears well up in my eyes before falling down my cheeks.

Rach moves into the chair next to me and hugs me to her. “You can’t choose between them, Brooke. You don’t have that option. Nate isn’t here. He isn’t a choice.”

I'm first & foremost a reader & fangirl, I will always be first & foremost a reader & fangirl. I am on street teams, I pimp and I brag. I LOVE my Authors!!
I have recently started writing as a way to relax and spend some time for me. My first novel Wherever You Will Go is due to release later this year. I'm having so much fun writing my first story and I'm looking forward to the journey it is taking me on.


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