Tuesday 19 May 2020

❤ BLACK TANGLED HEART ❤ Samantha Young ❤ #PlayOn3 #BlogTour #Excerpt ❤

© Bianca Janeane

• 16 May 2020
• Book #3 in the Play On series
• complete standalone!

(No connected characters at all!)
4.5 Stars
 ebook                                     Paperback
To my siblings, Jane was a friend. A pseudo-sister, the girl we grew up with.
To me? She was everything.
Our passion consumed us.

When our world fell apart, I thought our love would be the thing that held us together.
She was the love of my life. But she abandoned me when I needed her most.
And I’ll never forgive her.

For years I’ve been planning my revenge against the people who took everything from me.
Jane won’t be an exception. I’m coming for her.
She knows it.

She says she wants to help me serve my version of justice on the people who hurt me.
I’ll let her.
She probably thinks it will save her from me.

It won’t.

*This is a complete standalone. The Play On series are books connected by the theme of the arts industry, not by characters.

In the first part of the book we go back in time.
Artist Jane is 13 and writer Jamie is 15 years old.
The day Jamie and his two sisters move into the apartment complex in Glendale, California, Jane becomes the new best friend of Jamie's younger sister Lorna. Their older sister Skye is an actress - she took the teenagers in when their mother died a few months ago.
Jane has been living with her current foster family for a couple years now. She's happy with them.
As the months and years go by, Jane and Jamie become friends ... and more. Jane's had a crush on Jamie since day one! But Jamie won't date her until she's 18.
And he does. They are so unbelievably happy together - even though they're still so young.

But then things happen and Jamie and Jane don't see each other again for six years.

What will happen with Jane & Jamie??
Will there be a Happily Ever After??


I really loved this.... but also ... ugh.
I don't even know where to start with my review.
Maybe with a huge complaint.
Sam! I really think this book should've been two books.
The first book with the young couple falling in love... and then the present.
I was so mad at the story while reading. The whole first half I kept wondering when the big thing was going to happen - and what it was going to be. And then when it happened it was too late and I was still mad. Because it was a handful of stupid things that could've been prevented by talking about things and doing things differently. Ugh. I was mad at the people in the book and at Sam! I almost stopped reading. Several times. The blurb is so not what this book is about. The revenge thing doesn't even start in the first half of the book. So, either the blurb needs to be changed, or better yet - the book needs to be turned into two books with a few more pages added. Like more details about his professional life and her art and ... just more.

Now about the story. Or rather ... about how I loved it! I really did.
It was so full of all the feels!!
It was all so sad and heartbreaking and sweet and adorable and sexy and ugh.
I loved Jamie and Jane - even though they were really stupid with a lot of things.
But the story was really so very adorable and exciting and moving and just beautifully written.
I really need Netflix to come and do this!

BLACK TANGLED HEART was a heartbreakingly beautiful  & emotional Young Adult/New Adult/Adult love & second-chance love story. Run to your nearest amazon for your own Jamie - this one is MINE! ☺ 

I stared dully at my painting. My creative mood had left the building, under the weight of the many questions going around and around in my head. Adrenaline made it hard for me to sit still. Cursing Jamie under my breath, I grabbed my laundry basket and headed toward the front door. Peering through the peephole, I double-checked his door was shut before I left my apartment. Glowering at his door as I passed, I hurried downstairs. How the hell had he maneuvered himself into my building? And why?
To my gratitude, the laundry room was empty as I crashed around inside it. I hauled out my stash of detergent and softener from my allocated locker and started separating my whites. That rat bastard. My heart raced, sweat gathered under my arms, and it agitated me. An encounter with Jamie was the equivalent of fifteen shots of caffeine.
And I hated that he knew I was lying to Asher. Something he could easily hold over my head.
“You are a very angry laundry doer.”
Jamie’s deep, rich voice startled me. Trying to control my breathing, I glared over at him standing in the doorway. Arms and ankles crossed as he leaned casually against the jamb. He wore a T-shirt and jeans. Nothing had changed there.
He was still the sexiest man I’d ever seen.
God, I hate him.
“What the hell are you doing in this building?” I turned my back on him, marching over to the stacked washers and dryers.
“I had no idea you lived here,” he lied, his voice growing closer as he crossed the room toward me.
Attempting not to react physically, to not hunch my shoulders in tension, I stared unseeing at the machines. What was I in the middle of doing again?
“What a surprise to find out you’re my neighbor.”
I snorted in disbelief and turned around, shocked to find him already in my personal space. “Liar.” I dragged my gaze insolently down his body and back up. “Move away. And I mean that in more ways than one.”
“Oh, does my presence bother you?” His wicked smile caused somersaults in my belly.
“What are you doing here?” I ignored his proximity. Okay, I tried to ignore his proximity.
In answer, he stepped into me and I stumbled against the machines at my back. Jamie pressed the palms of his hands on the dryer, caging me in. My breath caught and held as his scent flooded me. That dark, earthy scent was enticing, and my body betrayed my emotions.
Feeling panic rise, I pushed at his chest, but he wouldn’t budge. “Jamie?”
Those ocean eyes wandered over my face, cold, calculating. “He doesn’t know who I am. You haven’t told him.”
I lowered my hands. Touching him was even more discombobulating. “No.”
He bent his head toward mine until our noses almost touched. I sucked in a breath. “I wonder why you’re keeping it from him?”
Determined not to let him see how much he affected me, I glared up at him. He’d only have to touch me, hold my hand, to realize I was trembling. His face was so familiar. His lips were lips I’d thought I’d kiss for the rest of my life. Why did the pain of it never dull? Why did it still feel like a shard of glass through my chest? “Did you leak those tapes of Foster Steadman to Asher’s mom?”
Something menacing flashed in his eyes before he banked it. “And if I did?”
“Are you being smart, Jamie?”
“Are you asking out of concern for me or for your billionaire boy toy?”
“Never mind. I don’t care.” The bastard dipped his nose to my throat, and I tensed against the stacked machines. He inhaled, his nose brushing my skin, and my fingers bit into the washer behind me. “You smell different,” he whispered, lifting his head to my ear. “Expensive perfume. You’ve come up in the world.”
I felt his breath caress my skin seconds before his teeth touched my earlobe. Gasping, I instinctively pushed my palms against his stomach as he bit down hard, causing a flush of heat between my legs.
With a dark chuckle, Jamie released my ear after one last nibble and whispered, “Is he the jealous type, Jane?”


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Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.