Friday, December 13, 2013

Sweet Forty-Two by Andrea Randall ~ Review

 Regan Kane arrived in San Diego with nothing but a violin, his car and what feels like a lifetime of grief. Although he’s surrounded by friends and music, one delivery from the post office reminds him that the past is always just around the corner. When he befriends a local bartender, Regan wonders if letting go is what he wants to do at all. 

Georgia Hall has spent most of her life in the shadows of her mother's mental illness. Pushing away those around her ensures they won't get hurt when she succumbs to the same fate.

All of that unravels when she meets Regan. As her life spins out of control and the line between reality and fairytale blurs, she has to make a choice to trust or fall.

Regan and Georgia are searching for healing among the wreckage. Will doing so together make moving on all the more sweet?

Or will the secrets and darkness of the past drive them apart?

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My Review
I've loved Regan since we first met him. I knew his book was going to be good, but I had no idea that I would come to love him even more. The way he is so unashamed to show true feelings is very refreshing. I am so glad Regan was able to find happiness after Rae. The grief that he finally let himself feel was overwhelming. I wanted to jump in and take away his pain. Thankfully Georgia was there to pick up the pieces and help him heal. 

Georgia is, to use Regan's word, RAW. She says what she thinks and doesn't filter it all. I admire her for that. Georgia has been through a lot in her life and it shows. She has cut herself off from everyone in hopes that she won't get hurt or hurt someone else. Only she is hurting herself and others by pushing them away. I love her fascination with Alice. I enjoyed getting little glimpses of the Alice in Wonderland fairy tale throughout the book.

Let's talk Ember and Bo. I loved Ember in the first two books, but in the beginning of this one she was a capital B! I understand now why she acted the way she did, I just wished we could have gotten more of that story. I have a feeling we will as something pretty big was brought up and never explored. I can't wait to see how that plays out. Bo was just kinda in the background I thought. He made a few cameos but nothing substantial really. 

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Author Bio:
Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University and does not currently use her degree in Development Sociology. She does, however, use her people skills and love for writing every day. She and her partner, Charles Sheehan-Miles, live and write together in Massachusetts

Author Links:

Twitter: ARandallAuthor

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Sweet Forty-Two Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 9, 2013:
Reviews by Tammy and Kim
Made for you book reviews
G & C Book Blog
The Book Hookers
G & C Book Blog
The Book Aveue
Three Girls and a Book Obsession
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Novel Seduction
Tugce'nin Kitapligi
Book Bangers Blog
Book Babblin
Three Chicks and their Books
Rustys Reading

Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
Stories and Swag
K&M's Book Haven
Books to Breathe
Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic
Lives and Breathes
All The Raeje Book Blog

Wednesday, December 11, 2013:
Books to Breathe
Mean Girls Luv Books
Beauty Brains and Books
All The Raeje Book Blog
Steph's Sweet Reads
The Last Chapter
Cuddle Buddy Books
All The Raeje Book Blog
Kinky Book Klub
The Book Nuts

Thursday, December 12, 2013:
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True Story Book Blog
Wicked Book Addict's Reviews
An indie affair
Sarah's Book Blog
Book Freak
Forever Me Romance
Book Blabbin
Lost in wonderland
Hooked on Books

Friday, December 13, 2013:
Flirty and Dirty Book Blog
Just Booked
Lustful Literature
Book Addict Mumma
Reading Books Like a Boss
Life Becomes Me
A Book Junky's Obsession
Book Geeks Unite
Redheaded Bookworm
Tugcenin Kitapligi
The Bool List Reviews
Nancy's Romance Reads
Behind The White Picket Fence
Have Book Will Read


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