Friday, 26 April 2013

The fabulousness continues....

Let me rave about the In a Heartbeat blog tour a little more - I freakin' love you guys! When I read your fabulous reviews of my book I feel so proud and so happy that I can burst into millions of colourful confetti. Thank you!
I'm going to post excerpts of some of the amazing reviews here, but I'll urge you to click on the links, visit those blogs and read more. Even better, add them to your favourites and check them often - there are some really good book recommendations there!

Lets start with Alba and her blog BookPics:

I never tire to fall in love with books, with their characters, with the authors' writing... Everything.
When I picked up this book and read those first pages I knew I was in for a ride, a torturous, sad yet magical ride.
I love that the book had 2 POVs, I always have enjoyed contemporary books that are told from both the main character plus another one. It doesn't necessarily have to be the love interest, a best friend, a mother... Any can do as long as I get a double insight which means double the awesome.
The main character Stella, while not as relatable to me, I think a lot of girls out there will be able to make the connection sooner and definitely so much more deeply than I did since I've never had to go through what she has... But she was likable in a way that made me ache for her, trust her, believe her, and root for her.

To read the rest click here.

Next, it's Kelly from Paperback Cowgirl.

I was thrilled when I was asked to review this book. My good friend Kathryn from Tsk, Tsk raved about it, so I knew it was going to be fantastic. Fantastic doesn't even begin to describe this book, In a Heartbeat is a beautiful masterpiece to the epic power of undying hope & love.
The book opens with the carefree, optimistic & loving Stella. After a few life altering events, Stella has the desire to shake off the dust and reboot herself by going to visit her cousin Lisa for the summer in picturesque Italy. From the aqua crystal clear waters, to boldly painted shops in town Teodora paints a breathtaking backdrop for this sexy love story fixing to unfold.
Soon after arriving in Italy, Stella meets Lisa's friend Max *sigh & cue the fireworks* the two quickly find themselves falling for each other & spend every minute together. Max cooks for Stella (yes he cooks), takes her on a picture perfect vacation & even teaches her how to drive his car.

Click here for the full review and check out Max as her Cowboy of the Week.

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I honestly don't know that I can give it high enough praise. To start off, it is definitely my favorite book of 2013. And I think it has a really good shot of being my favorite book of the year. I just know it.

The story is incredible. It's well written, addictive, and beautiful beyond words. Stella and Max have the most amazing chemistry. They have the love that every woman dreams of having one day. It's an earth-shattering, I'd-do-anything-for-you type of love. Teodora does it so well that your heart breaks from the incredible power of it. Their love blossoms into something so real that you can almost touch it. It's tangible. Max and Stella are the perfect pair, they were made for each other. This was a definite soul-mate pairing. I couldn't help but fall in love with them.

In A Heartbeat is a complex story. It revolves around not only a great cast of characters (each and everyone of them are a delight-you can't help but feel for all of them!), but also a wonderful setting that becomes as much of the story as the characters. It's also not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of tragedy in the story, but I think that's what makes the story, and especially the ending, so special. One of the things I took away from IAH was to always have hope and to love with everything you have.

Full review click click.

And last, but definitely not least, it's Becca from Becca the Bibliophile's blog.

 OH MY...I just finished In A Heartbeat last night and I have been thinking about it all day long. It's just one of those books that you can't get out of your head. 

It tugged on every emotion that I had. Happiness, sadness, excitement, joy, laughter, fear ~ it was an EPIC read. I started the book late at night and usually when the nook hits you in the head it's time to put the book away. I just couldn't do it. I needed to know what was going to happen next for Stella and Max. Just one  more chapter...until it was 5am and almost time for me to get up with my kids.

Would they ever be able to find their love that was so apparent to everyone around them? Stella is a stubborn girl and she had every right to be. The girl had been through enough in her lifetime. Heartbreak over and over again. But Max oh Max. He is not one to get out of your mind. This sexy Italian with a jealous streak bigger than Texas. Boy oh boy was he hot and romantic and just...sigh. But this book is not only about Max and Stella. It's about relationships, friendships, love lost and found. Forgiveness. There is Beppe, Gia and Lisa and all of their wonderfully complicated lives that pull you into the story even more. 

Full review here.

Thank you girls, you're incredible! The love you spread for my book makes me all giddy and happy inside!

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