Wednesday 8 January 2014

Blog Tour and giveaway - It Was Always her Choice by Suzanne Lovely



The choices Shania made always had consequences. She saved herself for a man who didn’t know how to love her. She ran to escape, all the way to the Greek Isle of Kallos, where she found herself facing a new job, a gorgeous Greek Adonis, and a ruthless, yet anonymous stalker who was out to do her harm.
The choices she continues to make lead her farther into the clutches of darkness while the choice she left behind won’t let go of her heart and mind. When David, the man she has loved forever meets Stephan, the man who was falling in love with her, sparks fly, secrets are spilled, and decisions have to be made. No matter what, she knows that it is always her choice.
For 18+ readers. Contains elements of D/s play, bdsm, rough sex, and sexually suggestive language.
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ARC received for an honest review

Shania Ridgeway has been in love with David McCullen since she the day she was born.

David has been wrapped around Shania's little finger since the day she was born.  Now he feels more for her than he thinks he should,  and doesn't know what to do with it.

She has saved herself for him, and on her 21st birthday throws herself at him, and he agrees, but they have to play his way.  But things get a bit out of hand, and the decisions they have made have consequences.

 “I have loved you all my life,” she whispered, “and I will love you until the day I die.”

There was a couple of scenes here with Shania and David that are gut wrenching and heartbreaking.  As I was reading I felt "was that really the way things had to go?" but as I read further on, these scenes were necessary to set up the rest of the story.

Shania moves to work in Greece, and the imagery Ms Lovely puts into the Greek scenes were beautiful, and made me want to go here

Shania takes life by the horns as she grows both personally and professionally.  Though some are not happy with this happening.

From the day she arrives, Shania is at risk from someone, for reasons unknown.  We are swept up in the mystery and intrigue of this risk, which also brings us in contact with the two big and sexy security guards, and her personal security, Stephan.

But who can Shania trust?  You will question the motives of everyone around her if s the story sweeps you away.

Who could want to harm her?  I kind of figured out about 2/3 into the book the person behind the dramas, but the whys and hows of it all was quite unexpected.

There is light BDSM in It Was Always Her Choice, but this is really secondary to the adult romance. 

I was a big cheerleader for Shania and David's  relationship.  Can time be enough for Shania and David to come back together and find their happy ever after? 
Uh uh for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

This is Suzanne Lovely's debut novel, and it is a wonderfully written tale that sweeps you away between the USA and the Greek Isles.  It has a beautiful storyline, is well paced and had me flitting between heart warming and heart breaking.  It has just enough mystery and intrigue, love and lust and had me hook, line and sinker right to the end.

I look forward to reading more of Ms Lovely's work in the future.

He slid his wet lips to the inside of her knees, kissing and sucking. She arched her back, feeling hot and flustered. She wanted... She wanted...
“Oh David,” she moaned. “Please, please.”
“What do you want Shania?” he asked. His lips moved higher, kissing her right butt cheek, then her left. Then she felt a sharp pain. She tensed, bowing off the bed, tension filling her muscles. He bit her ass and bit her again, right where he had kissed. He gently licked the spots, soothing the pain. “Remember what I told you, Shania?” he asked. “A little pain and a lot of pleasure—hand in hand they go.”
Shania was beyond thinking or remembering. She could only feel. When she felt his tongue on her pussy, she stiffened. He licked from back to front.
“You should taste how sweet you are Shania,” he murmured as he gently sucked her clit into his mouth. Slowly he worked her peak with his tongue, increasing the suction as he slid a finger into her opening.
“Oh my God, David…Oh! Oh! I don’t know …David I want…”
“Let go Shania,” David said softly as he inserted a second finger into her hot little sheath. He began to scissor his fingers then curled and touched a spot she did not even know existed. Shania exploded!” Lights flashed and stars appeared. She shattered into a million pieces and fell forward on the bed oblivious to anything around her.
Meet the Author
Susanne Lovely was reared in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Daughter and granddaughter of coal miners, she grew up among people who knew the value of hard work and family. Susanne’s family was rich in tradition and heritage based in Appalachian lore and history.
Susanne’s experiences in education led to a lifetime love of learning. She spent over 30 years as an educator. After retiring she found her niche in a group of other readers who inspired her to put pen to paper and try her hand at publishing. Her early interest in reading combined with a rich heritage of storytelling has led her to publish her first book, It Was Always Her Choice.
Susanne said, “I never expected to be a writer although I have concocted stories all of my life. My head has always been full of characters and scenarios. I just didn’t have the courage to let them out.”
Mother, wife, lover, daughter, granddaughter, educator, columnist and friend; all of these words define Susanne Lovely. She now adds author to that list. She says, “My life has always been full of choices which as a woman, I was empowered to decide.” It Was Always Her Choice is set to publish on December 15, 2013.
Character Bios
Shania was a Kentucky girl, raised in horse country, with racing in her blood and spirit in her soul. She set her sights on David at an early age, and had never wavered. He was her destiny... at least she thought so.
David was a blend. Born in Texas, his roots were there no matter where he went. It was his solace, his place of restoration and peace. Kentucky was his second home though. He had spent more years in Versailles, KY than anywhere else in the world. He launched his business in Louisville, KY, and it was where he returned home to the people who loved him. He had always known the Ridgeways loved him, but passion was a whole different kind of emotion for him. He didn't know how to love like that. He had truly never belonged to anyone. He wasn't sure if he was capable of loving her.

Stephan was a Greek. He spent his whole life in that small, yet powerful part of the world. He wanted Shania from the time he first saw her, but his job was to protect her and guide her. How could he make the transition from employee to lover?

Antonio was a loyal company executive... or so Jack thought. He was Greek, but had spent most of his live traveling the world at the helm of the ship building division of Ridgeway, Inc. He owed the Ridgeway family a lot, and he always paid his debts.

Jack was a Kentucky boy, Shania's brother, and David's best friend. He had been raised side by side with David, who, although never formally adopted by the Ridgeways, had been like a brother to him. He headed up the family empire now that his father had retired. He and his wife, Josslyn, lived in Louisville.
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