Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blog Tour: Blind Spot - Katana Collins

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Blind Spot

by Katana Collins 
Publication Date: August 8, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis: I’m used to going for the easy things in life. The easy A in school. The easy lay in bed. The easy life my trust fund affords me. Until I met Shelby. Never in my life have I found retro T-shirts and ChapStick so damn sexy. She’s exactly what I never knew I wanted. And she’s *anything* but easy. But suddenly, easy is overrated.
Only one damn problem… For Shelby, *hating me* is easy.
For the first time in my life, I have to work for something. And though she may not be easy…she’ll be worth it.

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Review

So when I first read the blurb for Blind Spot I was super excited.  Then I saw the cover and I got even more excited.  My excitement didn’t last past the first few chapters.   It’s well written, has a good story line, decent drama and steamy sex scenes.  But I felt something was missing.  And what it was, for me, was a connection to the characters.

I had high hopes that I would be able connect instantly with Shelby.  With the blurb’s references to retro t-shirts and lip balm, I thought she was going to be a heroine after my own heart.  And in some ways she was, she was sweet and sassy.  And slightly on the nerdy side but I didn’t have as strong as a connection as I was hoping for.  Tate started out as douche bag of epic proportions and I was surprised by the amount of character growth that Collins was able to work within the story line for him.  He had a softer side to him that he showed at times that helped me connect with him a little more than I did Shelby.  


In the end, I’m on the fence with this one.  It was enjoyable but I wasn’t jumping for joy over it.  Parts of it were fantastic, other parts were just meh.  I’m disappointed that I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping but I know that for others they loved it.  So I’m chalking this up to reader preference.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J



Excerpt

Pinching my chin, he matched my stare, and for all of a second, we did nothing but look at each other. Hold each other. His eyes were savagely hot, and the way he searched my face and brushed his thumb over my swollen, wet bottom lip was achingly tender, like I was something to be cherished.

Gently, he freed my hair from my ponytail, brushing his fingers through the strands. His eyes explored my face, and he traced the muscles up and down my back. “You are so beautiful,” he murmured, more to himself than to me.

My breath expanded in my lungs, my muscles clenching with his declaration. For the first time with anyone, I honestly believed him when he said it. It wasn’t a way of getting in my pants, or some phrase he was repeating from a movie. But even more important? The way Tate looked at me, I felt beautiful. 

ABOUT KATANA COLLINS

Katana Collins

Katana Collins bounced between a lot of different careers, including actor, photographer, television producer and finally after ten years of various jobs, she finally found her niche writing romance novels. With over ten books in a variety of romance genres, (paranormal, new adult, contemporary, and suspense to name a few), she's been keeping very busy these last few years.
She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and brood of rescue animals. Most days, she can be found hunched over her laptop in a cafe, guzzling gallons of coffee, and wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes. www.katanacollins.com
Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @katanacollins.

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