Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Loverboy by: Trista Jaszczak

Title:  Loverboy
Author:  Trista Jaszczak
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  August 16, 2014
Review Source:  Enticing Journey

When Charlotte Murphy escapes from the ruthless serial rapist and killer, Loverboy, she finds herself completely lost and scared to death. Lost, frightened, recovering, and in the sights of a brutal killer. In a most odd but clever tactic from the police, they assign Charlie 24/7 live-in protection; a move that is supposed to comfort her and make healing easier. Somehow, despite the odds, Charlie finds a refuge in officer Nick Andrews and in his arms she finds the strength to heal and the courage to move on with life. Nick finds everything that he wasn’t looking for in Charlie’s eyes and a fight against a killer that becomes personal.

What a wonderfully sweet book. Then on the other hand, really terrible awful events unfold. Is it possible for something wonderful to come out of a terrible situation?

Charlie’s at NYU and living the college dream. She has a job at a dance studio teaching, a great apartment and friends. Things aren’t perfect - she wanted to be at julliard, she didn’t want to catch her boyfriend cheating and she didn’t want to not be speaking with her family. Things could be worse… waking up in the hospital after being drugged, beaten, tortured and raped to within an inch of your life. She escaped and so far she’s the only one that has.

Nick is her NYPD bodyguard. The police are certain this serial killer will be back to finish the job on Charlie so he has been assigned to keep her safe. He helps her in far more ways than just keeping her safe. She trust him implicitly, pretty much from the beginning, and because of this he’s able to get her out of the house on occasion and he gets her to open up to him and talk about things.

Nick and Charlie are so amazing together. She cooks for him but makes him help, he watches her chick flicks with little complaints and he know how to touch her and hold her without making her feel dirty. She has a lot of scars to heal even after the physical ones heal. Keeping her sanity is much harder but I really think that if it wasn’t for Nick she might not have made it through.

What happens when the people that you think are there to protect you…..don’t? What happens when someone you love is threatened and going back to hell is the only way to save them? 

This is an amazing book!!! Yes it’s hard to read about how she’s dealing with rape and being abused but it’s the way Nick and Charlie are together that’s wonderful. I found myself saying “awwwww he’s so sweet with her” about a hundred times. It seems like reading about them cooking and watching a movie would be boring but Trista just has an great way with conversations. I love a book where there’s a lot of conversation (you’re not just in the characters heads all the time) and she really puts the conversations in there. It makes it a very enjoyable and easy read. 

Will Charlie overcome her past relationships, her past failures and her trauma to accept Nick after his “protection” is over? Will Nick come to terms with his past relationship and realize not everyone is the same?

Again, Amazing! Highly Recommend!!!!

She breaks down, sobbing in such a way I see her knees buckle for a moment. For the first time I feel the need to be truly protective, not just to keep her from harm but to comfort her. I hesitate for a moment, and then I wrap one arm around her. An ethical move but for some reason feels right and normal. Before I can stop her, she throws both arms around me and holds tightly. I pause and take one deep breath before wrapping the other arm around her. She pushes her face hard into my chest as she sobs. Unsure of what to do, I slowly bring a hand up to her hair and let my fingers run through it. She squeezes to me tighter and I find myself holding to her tighter as well, as though locked in my arms can take away the hurt and the pain that she is feeling right now.
“I won’t let him hurt you again, Charlie,” I say, letting my chin rest on the top of her head, “I promise”.
Trista Jaszczak (jazz-ick) is the bestselling author of Little Red (Believe book I) and Loverboy. She is a devoted Air Force spouse and mother to two mischievous and rambunctious little girls. She is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls home wherever the Air Force sends her. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska where she finds endless inspiration in the pure Alaskan wilderness. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time with her family in the vast Alaskan outdoors, plucking away at her old guitar or working on self-improvement in the gym. She loves the outdoors, the moon, old movies and music.


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