Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review: Crushing Misery by Kinsey Taylor

Title: Crushing Misery
Author: Kinsey Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: August 25, 2015
Review Source: The Lovely Books


Have you ever lost the will to fight?

Kennedy Anderson has continually struggled with the crummy hand life has dealt her. A failed, abusive marriage has left her worn, yet relieved that the past is finally locked away. Unfortunately, the past has a way of repeating itself. Once again faced with tragedy and despair, Kennedy’s anguish is multiplied by the fact that she doesn’t suffer alone; she now has a two-year-old daughter, Ashlynn.

Love has only served to complicate Corbin Nash’s life.

He’s focused, hardworking, and dedicated to regaining his middleweight title until the unlikely duo of Kennedy and Ashlynn enter his life. While trying to help her fight her demons, Corbin finds his own resurfacing, steadily revealing the secrets he’s worked so hard to keep buried the last eighteen years.

Two beaten and battered souls, desperate to break free of the misery...

Will they cower to their plagued pasts, or will they fight through the despair and finally find the happiness that has evaded them their entire lives?

This is a really good book. A great feel-good book once you get passed the demons that  haunt both Kennedy and Corbin.
Kennedy was dealt a horrible hand. Her parents hated her, no matter how hard she tried to please them. They proved it with the beatings she would get. One night it got to be too much and she was thankfully removed from that world that she only knew and taken in with her best friends family.
There is nothing her new family wouldn't do for her to protect her. They know what she went through and they would never, ever allow it again. A high school crush, Corbin turned back up into her life at the wrong, yet right time. Kennedy has found herself mixed into a life of abuse once again with her husband. He turned once their daughter came along. Cue Corbin. When he finds out that Troy is hurting her, he goes into defense mode. His goal is to protect the precious lives of Kennedy and her 3 year old daughter, Ashlynn.
Corbin is an MMA fighter. Will his protection go too far? Will Kennedy allow Corbin into her life? The last thing she needs is another man harming her .. no matter physical or emotional.
This is a great story. I had a very hard time getting through the prologue, as it hits way too close to home for me, but I am oh so glad I did. Take the time and read Cushing Misery, I am sure it will stick with you for some time!


Through clenched teeth he demandingly asks, “Did you think I wouldn’t notice? You were eye-fucking the dude across the table from your brother, Kennedy. You cheating on me, whore?”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Troy. I was looking at him listening to him talk,” I whisper.

“Bullshit, Kennedy.”

Just then, the atmosphere changes, goose bumps spread covering every part of my body. No! Not now! Not here! Glancing over my shoulder, I spot Corbin, his fists tightly clenched, moving in our direction.

“Is this guy bothering you?” he asks.

I shake my head no, and plead with him using my eyes.

“Mind your own goddamn business, asshole. This is my wife, and we are having a discussion, so piss off,” Troy says.

“Then why, as her husband, do you have your hands forcefully placed on her? When did it become okay to talk that way to your wife?”

Troy whips around to fully face him, and I have to move fast to get myself wedged between the two of them. Troy moves against me pushing me back to face Corbin.

Placing my hands up I plead softly, “Tonight is my brother’s night, and I won’t have either of you ruining it. Please.”

“You don’t deserve to be treated like this,” Corbin says sternly looking up into Troy’s eyes.



Author Kinsey Taylor lives in the beautiful state of Washington. You'll find her running after her three crazy minions, two food-loving dogs, and a moody cat who believes he's the King of their castle.  Her inspiration for her books comes from deep in her heart, inspired by her soul mate and husbands adoring support. The everlasting romantic, Kinsey's writing is sure to give twists, turns, and plenty of drama that will leave you breathless.



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