Wednesday, 31 August 2016

✪ Lisa Marie Perry ✪ MEANT TO BE MINE ✪ #GuiltyPleasures1 ✪ #Giveaway & #Excerpt ✪

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Lisa Marie Perry

Guilty Pleasures #2
release day 30 August 2016
400 pages
• #2 YOURS TO TAKE coming 20 December 2016
(the book about Joss & Aaron & the rest of the town☺)

4.9 Stars


Loving him was hard. Wanting him was so damn easy . . .

Sofia Mercer may have been sick as a teen, but she’s no delicate flower. And she’s proven it by making it on her own and starting a new life away from the town that turned against her, away from the boy who broke her already fragile heart. But when her aunt Luz dies unexpectedly, leaving Sofia with a mountain of regrets and the keys to a quirky boutique, Sofia has no choice but to return to Cape Cod. Only, this new life in her old town comes with complications.

Burke Wolf was Sofia’s first love
a relationship that burned bright and went up in flames. Seeing him again, Sofia can’t help but get caught up in that all-too-familiar tornado of passion and pain. He’s battled his own demonsthat much is clear. But Sofia cant afford to be careless with her heart . . . and loving Burke again might just break it completely.

Sofia is back home in Eaves. Cape Cod.
She and her dad were 'run out of town' when she was 17. Now she's 31 and back to stay.
Her aunt just died and left her a huge dog and her erotic novelty boutique.
Also back in town is Burke. The only boy she ever loved. He was her best friend and they both cried on each other's shoulders a lot back then. Sofie cried about her health. She had a very bad heart condition. And Burke cried about his life, his addictions, his dad....
Can the two of them have a new start? A new love in this new life? A second chance?

What will happen to Sofia & Burke?
Will there be a HEA?
Or will there be a horrible Cliffy???

I'm not telling you that of course!

No Cliffy - the 2nd book is about Joss, but I'm sure we'll hear lots about Sofia & Burke too. ☺

I really enjoyed this story!
It was a tiny bit too much. A bit too wordy. Too many redundant, too 'flowery' decriptions of things. About the weather and the town and places and whatnot. I think with 50 pages of less description the book would've been perfect.

Fingers of fading sunlight now bled into the swirling blue-and-lavender horizon. The beautiful wash of red and gold and violet lounged over the sloping hills and a curtain of tangled trees.

Also, while I loved all the supporting cast, like Bautista, it was a bit too much about them. It was supposed to be Burke's and Sofia's love story, but we hear too much about too many people - maybe all friends and family in this town could've gotten their own book instead of being squeezed into this one. And now that I've finished the book I know that the 2nd book will be about Joss ... Maybe a tiiiny little bit less about everybody else in this first book would have been better. Sofia and Burke got lost a bit with so many people in the book.
BUT - now that I'm done reading, I don't even know anymore why it bothered me while reading. Now I'm happy to know so much about everyone else. ☺

Back to the story - and what I loved about it.
We have two amazingly unperfect main characters. Sofia and Burke. Both have been through sooo much in their lives and now here's their shot at a second chance...
But of course it's not all that easy.
So much time has passed. So many secrets and truths and feelings and fears... it will take Burke and Sofia a while to work through everything ...but maybe they'll get their Happily Ever After this time around!
But even if they'll get their HEA - there's still her health and his addiction. We're constantly afraid that something bad will happen.... But you can't stop living. You have to enjoy life - no matter how many days you have left!

MEANT TO BE MINE was a beautiful Cape Cod romance! About coming home again and finally getting a second chance at life and love

And now Joss's story ASAP please!!!!!!!!!!


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She hid her scar behind her clothes, hid her sexual hunger behind mannequins in a window, but eventually, he would bring Sofia Mercer out of hiding.
Their lips parted and he traced a finger between her breasts, up the jagged trail of thick, knotted scar tissue. He wanted to see it, assure her it wasn’t ugly, but he’d given his word that he wouldn’t look, and he would kick his own ass before he violated that trust.
“It doesn’t feel ugly,” he said plainly. “I’ve got scars, too.”
“From fighting. This is different.”
What had she been imagining, all these years? Schoolyard brawls? A teenage fight club? Did she define him as someone so out of control that he’d gone searching for split lips, black eyes, and fractured ribs?
Yeah, it was different. Her scar was a result of a lifesaving medical procedure . . . not violence.
Laying his hand flat, he felt her heart pound quick and strong. Caught up in the moment, caught up in her, he whispered, “Losing you would’ve killed me.”
He felt her slip away from him before she moved a single muscle. When she did retreat, sliding off his lap, fixing her clothes, and raking an arm across her mouth, she said, “I told Abram we weren’t together. Was that a lie? Can we be together, Burke?”
“Casually, yeah. As friends, of course. But don’t rope me into more. It wouldn’t be good for you.”
“That’s not your call.”
“It is, though. Tell me something and be truthful about it. How many panic attacks have you had since coming back to town?”
“A few.”
“Uh-huh. And how many came on when I wasn’t near you?”
“Uh . . .”
“That’s my point. Think it’s a coincidence that your health teeters when I’m around? I’m harmful to you. I’ve known for a long time that I’m no good.” She didn’t know all the hell he carried. He’d do anything to spare her heart the burden of his skeletons.
“Stop it,” she whispered, getting to her feet. “You’d never hurt me.”
“Not intentionally, but the fact is I trigger something in you that you can’t physically handle. I meant what I said earlier—it would kill me to lose you. As much as I want you, and damn it, you know I do, I can’t keep putting you at risk.”
“Are you sure my health isn’t your excuse to justify walking away?” she challenged. “Hold me off, resist what’s good and real and permanent, then take off on your boat. That’s your plan, right?”
“It’s worked out nicely for years. You wouldn’t be the first woman to step back because she can’t handle my career. It’s dangerous, the hours can be shitty, and sometimes I can be on the water for weeks. I’d never ask you or anyone else to shut up and like it. If you want to bail now, I won’t hold it against you.”
“That does terrify me, but I’m not bailing. A career is one thing. Escape is something else altogether. I don’t think I can love you halfway—either I’m all in or I fold.”

Excerpted from MEANT TO BE MINE by Lisa Marie Perry. Copyright © 2016 by Lisa Marie Perry. Used with permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.


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Lisa Marie Perry writes sizzling, smart contemporary romance fiction and encounters difficult fictional men and women on a daily basis. She has received high praise from USA Today and has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews literary award. She lives in America’s heartland, drives a truck, enjoys indie rock, collects Medieval literature, watches too many comedies, has a not-so-secret love for lace and adores rugged men with a little bit of nerd.
She’s been told that she frowns too much, but she loves to laugh and appreciates pretty things, okay people and clever jokes.