Friday, October 21, 2016

{Blog Tour} Tell Me Again - Michelle Major (Review & Giveaway)

30172784 Tell Me Again by Michelle Major 
Genres:  Fiction, Romanc
Publication date: October 18th 2016 
Publisher: Montlake Romance  
Format: ebook, 266 pages 
How I got it: From Barclay for an honest review 
Buy it: Amazon    
My rating: 4/5

Summary: 
As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?


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  Review

This book follows Samantha Carlton who used to be a model.  She left her mother and twin sister behind and started a new life modeling.  After the passing of both her mother and twin sister she starts to have a change of heart and gets out of modeling.   Sam is now working on getting her life completely together when it is shattered again by her twin sister having a daughter with her ex-boyfriend.    Sam now needs to figure out a new path for herself.

I loved that the author uses both the POV of Sam and Trevor to tell the story.  I felt like we got a real inside view of their relationship past and present.  When I was reading I felt like I could feel the emotions that they were both feeling come to life.  The author did an amazing job with the in's and out's of their relationship.  I also loved that we got a look at the support system that Sam has in her life.  It was amazing to see the support system from Trevor's point of view, it really showed the importance of having amazing friends. 

The author did an amazing job with the scenery in the story  and also creating a whole environment for the reader to see.  I felt like I was right along Sam and Trevor during many scenes in the book.

I loved Sam as a character we get to see how she feels broken with her internal dialogue as well as dialogue with her friends.   I am not sure how much she honestly grows throughout the book because I think she was extremely strong in the beginning of the book and just wasn't realizing it.  The author did an amazing job showing off the strong side of Sam as well as showing her emotional side.  We got a very complete picture of Sam and it made me really connect with her as the lead character.   On the other hand there are moments in the book that I love Trevor as a character and other times I want to just yell at him myself.   I felt like Trevor was a weaker character then Sam due to the fact he wasn't seeing any downfalls in himself.  I felt like Trevor was the character that really grew during the book. 

The one part I didn't love about the book was sort of the repetitive nature of the argument against a relationship between Sam and Trevor.   I felt like they just had to air out all their issues and at some points it felt like it was slightly dragging.  If they were just able to complete a full conversation and get stuff out in the open the story would have been a little shorter and moved along a little faster.

I would suggest this as the perfect vacation read.  It was easy to follow along and a cute story.  I felt like it was easy to connect with the characters and keep you wanting more. 

I received a copy of this book from Barclay Publishing for the purpose of an honest review.  This does not effect my opinion of this book or my review. 

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 Excerpt

 

"I need to help you. I need to make it better so we're even."
"Even?"

She nodded. "I can't owe you."

"You don't owe me."

"We have a working relationship I can handle," she said, dropping the towel to her desk and pressing the ice pack between her fingers. She welcomed the burn of the cold against her fingertips. "Then you go and play the hero."
He laughed again. "I'm not a hero."
"That's not how I remember it," she murmured, focusing her gaze on his shirt collar when it became too difficult to meet his eyes.
"What sort of working relationship do we have when you pretend I don't exist any time I'm here without Grace?"
"The kind that doesn't make me crazy."
"Is that how you treat a hero?"
She laughed despite herself. "It is when I'm pretending you don't exist because I want to rip off all your clothes and plaster myself to you every time we're together."
He raised one brow. "That doesn't sound quite right to me."
Embarrassment washed through her, but Trevor stepped into her space, crowding her, when she would have turned away.
"A better idea would be if we both had our clothes off." He traced one finger along the skin above the collar of her baggy t-shirt. "What's fair is fair."
She bit down on her lip and ignored the sparks of desire that skimmed along every single one of her nerve endings. "It was actually a bad idea. Forget I said anything."
"Fat chance," he whispered and brushed his lips across hers.
It only took a second for the kiss to ignite into something hot and hungry. Even though it was the worst idea in the world, Sam lost herself in the feel of him. He tugged her closer, lifting her into his arms, and she wrapped her legs around his lean hips. He tasted the same as he had years ago, like mint and memories. He was the innocence she'd lost and everything she once longed for.
He kissed her like she was his whole world. It had been forever since she'd felt anything so perfect. His fingers tugged on the hair tie holding her bun in place and then his hands sifted through her hair. His mouth felt like it was everywhere at once--on her lips, her jaw, the sensitive spot just behind her ear that no other man had taken the time to discover.



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About the Author


Michelle Major Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.


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6 comments:

  1. This sounds good and I love dual POVs. I feel like the repetitive thing against couples is a thing that happens in so many books. Glad you enjoyed this one. Great review!

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  2. Interesting... probably not my thing (I do not like books with children in them, LOL). But I'm glad you enjoyed the book. :D Great review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  3. Thank you for the honest review and for sharing the excerpt. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.








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