Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway - Escaping Heartbreak by Regina Bartley

It’s time for Sawyer to start living her life. Since she was fifteen she has taken care of everyone but herself, including her older brother Dane. She has been lying to herself to keep from feeling the pain of her parent’s death. Now she is twenty and she’s ready to start a life of her own. Moving into her parent’s lake house would be the perfect escape. Wouldn’t it? That’s what she thought. Only, it led her right into the emotional place she’s been hiding from all this time. All of those years of running from her feelings, she now has to face them. It’s too much. She can’t deal with it alone. Someone has to help. She’ll do anything to escape the heartbreak, but you can only run so far. 

Travis can’t believe his eyes; his half-opened, blood shot eyes. Sawyer Evans was in the flesh and standing over him. He hadn’t seen this girl since he was ten years old. Travis only saw the Evan’s during the summer when they moved into the lake house. He and Dane were best friends. When Dane invited him and the old gang to a welcome back party at the Lake House, he couldn’t wait to go. It turns out getting wasted was only half the fun. Seeing Sawyer was the other half. She was the sexiest girl he’d ever seen and he was going to make sure that she knew it. Only she shot him down time and time again. He’s determined to break down those walls and get inside her head, but he’ll have to be sober to do it, and no matter how hard he tries, she’ll always run. He can’t keep chasing her. He has to figure out a way to make her stay.

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. 

Stand Alone Novel for ages 18+ due to graphic language, and sexual content.

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Regina lives in Kentucky and is currently releasing her third book. Her books include Chased and Challenged, both of The Graysen Pack Series, as well as her newest book Moonshine. Her true love is writing paranormal, but writing Moonshine made her discover a hidden love for Adult Contemporary Romance. She says that you can expect her to write a little in both worlds. 

She is married with two kids and when she is not writing she is reading and reading and reading. She loves her cat Jacob, who was named after her favorite werewolf. Go figure... If you put her in front of the T.V. she would most likely watch sports, unless The Vampire Diaries is on. Her favorite things are her family, books, football, chocolate, Bruno Mars, and well Bruno Mars, enough said. She loves to keep up with her fans and you can find her several places.

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Review by Allison:
Rating: 4/5 stars
Brief Synopsis: After having lost her parents, Sawyer now twenty years has never really grieved or come to grips with what happened. She decided it’s time to move forward with her life and move into her parents lake home that they stayed at every summer. After moving in she has a run in with her older brother Dane’s good friend Travis. She hasn’t seen Travis for many years, since before her parents passed, and it wasn’t on good terms how they said their goodbyes. She was only twelve at the time but she thought she loved him.  Now all these years later she is face to face with the boy man who broke her heart once before. Travis has his fair share of problems that he was dealt with as well. Not wanting to get hurt again Sawyer tells herself to move slow, but when Travis is there to help her through some difficult times she’s unsure she can hold back any longer.   

Likes: This was a sweet second chance at love story that was a quick and fast paced read for me. Sawyer was sassy, and I liked her personality. I liked the fact that Travis was not a womanizer, and I loved him as soon as we met him. I think the secondary characters Wren, Dane, and Waylon, and Jake were great and I hope to see more of all of them! The epilogue was pretty exciting, even though it was only a few weeks after the ending it is a great set up for what (I hope) is to come!

Dislikes:  I really thought the ending came out of nowhere.  I felt as though it was rushed and I just wasn’t ready for it to be over.  

Overall I enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting. I would recommend it to others, and I plan on reading the next books to follow.

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