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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Blog Tour: Totaled by Stacey Grice!



Publication date: 19th May 2014
Paperback edition: 400 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: Bree Murphy is stuck.

As only a teenager, she was thrown into the matriarch role of her Irish-Catholic family after the tragic death of her mother. Between playing mom and her job at the mixed martial arts gym, she has no time for a social life…or any life for that matter. Now in her early twenties, she is ready to break out of the dull and boring life that she has been living in. It’s time for change…

A new Bree.

Drew Dougherty is stuck.

But, he's fighting a different battle…an internal one. The memories and secrets of the day he lost both of his parents still haunts him, eating at him day in and day out, causing him to cope in the only way he knows how to.

Fighting.

But, what happens when these two worlds collide? Will they be able to fight together as one until the end or will their love be…

Totaled.

Favourite quote: "The moment that I kissed you, Brianne Murphy, I fell. And I don't ever want to stop falling."

I was so excited about this book when I first heard about it! I had pretty high expectations for it, but I have to be honest and say that this book didn't entirely live up to my expectations! It was so close, but there were just a few things in it that didn't make it live up to my expectations! The plot of this book was really good! I really enjoyed it! I loved its development and the growing relationship between the two main characters! There were also quite a few pretty hot scenes in this book! I wasn't sure if this book was going to have really explicit hot scenes in it, but I'm so happy it did! I have to say though that while I enjoyed the plot, I felt like there were quite a few scenes that were dragged on for too long and I found myself skimming through them to try and get through them a bit faster! Nothing really big happened throughout this book either that made me desperate to read on! There were a few scenes that made me desperate to read on near the end of the book though! Those are really my only complaints! Apart from that, I really enjoyed this book and its plot! The characters were great! I connected really well with them! Brianne 'Bree' was the main female character and I just loved her passion and her personality! She reacted the same way I would have in situations, which helped me connect with her more! I also loved the way Bree was with her brother, Liam! I could see that she had complete unconditional love for him and that she would do absolutely anything for him! Bree was just such a normal person that was always there to help her family out and she always put her family first! I really admired that about her! Drew was the main male character and he was so hot! Drew was hiding a secret in this book and it takes until about 80% through this book for his secret to be revealed! I won't tell you his secret lol, but Drew was a character that really intrigued me and I wanted to find out more about him as this book developed! I could see how much he valued his career and how far he had come with it! I also adored him with Bree! I could see that he had strong feelings for her! I really enjoyed reading this book from both Bree and Drew's point of views! I was kind of expecting this book to be written that way from the synopsis and I really enjoyed it! I thought that this book was a standalone when I first heard about it, but I've just discovered it's part of a series! The ending of this book was quite the cliff-hanger too, so I'm really happy there's going to be another book! I can't wait for it to release! The cover for this book is so pretty and pretty hot! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it too! I also love how well the models suit the characters of Bree and Drew! Big thank you to Stacey for an ARC of Totaled and to ACS Tours for having me on the Blog Tour!

 
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Author bio:

I am a mother to a beautiful five year old daughter and a wife to my best friend. Being a labor and delivery nurse three nights a week pays the bills but I have recently decided to take my hobby of writing to the next level. Living in Florida where I was born and raised allows me to hear the waves and stick my toes in the sand whenever I want, which is vital to my emotional well-being. Completely and absolutely obsessed with good music, the lifeline to my creativity, I cannot and will not write without it. Some things that I appreciate are honesty but not cruelty, an unapologetic sense of humor, being able to make any situation fun, often dancing like no one is watching, and a good cup of coffee with enough creamer to make it blonde.

Being an astute people watcher with a judgmental mind gives me constant inspiration for my stories. My characters, like many authors, are conceived from a hodgepodge of actual people in my life, unique personality traits, real world encounters, and conversations that I have directly taken part in. Totaled is my debut novel with many more to come.
 
 

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