Monday, December 1, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Causing Heartbreak by Regina Bartley

Title: Causing Heartbreak
Series: Unbroken, #2
Author: Regina Bartley
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: November 30, 2014
Review Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions

Sometimes in life we can’t help who we fall in love with, no matter how hard we try. No matter what type of person they make us become. Wren Porter knew that first hand. Her best friend’s brother, Dane Evans’ was the only guy she’d ever had eyes for. He was, “The One.” The one she was supposed to marry someday. To grow old with, but it was hard to love someone that would never love her back. 

After revealing to Dane that their one-night-stand had resulted in a pregnancy, she knew that the baby would be her only real link to the boy she loved. After tragedy strikes, Wren was left feeling like her heart would be broken forever. But hearts were made to mend, and people were made to love. And when an unexpected person comes into her life, it forces her to feel, something she hasn’t done in a long time. She thought it was too soon, and that she wasn’t ready. What she didn’t know was that love doesn’t come when you expect it or when you’re ready. It came crashing in at the craziest of times, and when you thought you’d never be able to love again. 

Would she ever fully recover from the boy that would forever cause her heartbreak? Because the green-eyed boy wanted her whole heart and nothing less? 

It’s time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love.

Causing Heartbreak absolutely blew me away. Regina Bartley sure knows how to shatter your heart and then slowly piece it back together. I can’t say enough good things about this story. If you haven’t read Escaping Heartbreak yet, I would suggest picking that up and reading it first. It may not be necessary but you sure will have a clear understanding of this book. Let’s be honest, you will want to know everything!!! 

I am going to start out with a little bit of a backstory in case you haven’t read Escaping Heartbreak. Wren Porter is completely infatuated with her best friends’ brother, Dane. He consumes her thoughts and every part of her being. The longing that Wren has towards Dane absolutely breaks my heart because he doesn’t have those feelings in return. Wren has always tried to catch his eye growing up but, nada. So when Dane showed her some interest at a party she didn’t think twice before they were rolling in the sheets. That turned out to be a huge mistake for Wren. Now she was even more heartbroken because Dane still didn’t have feelings for Wren and treated her like a mistake. To make matter’s worse Wren ended up pregnant. 

Then the unthinkable happens and Wren is left alone, pregnant, and feeling helpless. She closes herself off to everyone not thinking she can go on. Having a good push from her parents, she goes to counseling. This is where we meet Bentley. He is very persistent with Wren and she keeps trying to get him to bug off. This was quite funny to me. Counseling wasn’t as bad as Wren thought and her doc actually offered her a job. That was the first exciting thing for Wren since the tragedy. 

Wren’s new job was babysitting for her doc and his wife. Come to find out their older son is no other than the irritating Bentley. In his defense, the second he laid eyes on Wren there was a pull towards her. He couldn’t stop himself. He had to get to know her. I loved that even though he knew she was pregnant with another man’s baby he was still drawn to her like flies on honey.

Wren and Bentley became the best of friends very quickly. Even though she didn’t want to admit to it, Wren was falling in love with Bentley. She had this strange notion that Bentley could never love her back though. Having been rejected all of those years by Drew, she didn’t think anybody would be capable of loving her. Heck, she didn’t think she would ever be capable of loving somebody as much as she loved Dane. Will Wren ever get over Dane? Will she ever realize how much Bentley truly does love her?

This story had it all; ups and downs, humor, heartbreak, the feels…oh my god the FEELS!!! Amazing!! I loved how intensely Bentley loved Wren. I loved how it tied into Escaping Heartbreak and Sawyer made appearances in this story as well. That prologue though, that was a toughie! I cried like a baby!! Chapter one absolutely destroyed me. No baby crying there, just plain out ugly crying. Trust me though; it’s worth every bit of tears you shed. Ah-MAZING!!!!


This man had such an effect on me. He made my palms sweat. He made me fidgety and un-girly like. He made me laugh, when all I really wanted to do was cry. Those damn green eyes made me want to look so deeply into them that I’d get lost. -Wren

Regina is a Contemporary & NA romance author from Kentucky. She loves spending time with her family, and in her free time she can be found behind her computer or a good book. To learn about her new releases or upcoming events, or just to see what she's chatting about, you can visit

In this series: Escaping Heartbreak (Unbroken, #1)


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