Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: Giving In to You - L.M. Carr



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Second grade teacher, Mia Delaney, isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything at all because life hasn’t been fair. Everything—the idea of love, her hopes and dreams—was ripped away in a single night.

Arrogant yet sexy Adam Lawson makes the move to a small town in an attempt to escape life in the city. Here he hopes to provide a fresh start for those he loves and protects with a vow to never let anyone get close enough to hurt them again. 

A chance encounter with Miss Delaney begins a relentless pursuit that has Adam breaking his own rules when he makes an offer she simply can’t refuse. Despite her internal struggles, Mia knows there’s no denying the attraction between them. 

But when acquaintances become friends and friends become enemies, Adam’s need to protect those around him becomes even more crucial. Will the tangled web of lies and betrayal combined with past insecurities become too much for them to handle?


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REVIEW

I’m always excited to review books for authors that are new to me.  So when I was approached to review Giving In to You I jumped all over the chance and I’m glad I did.  I enjoyed reading this book.  There were a few things that bothered me but overall, I found it to be well-written, fast paced with complex characters.

Mia Delaney has been to hell and back.  Just when she started to open her heart again, it got stomped on.  After taking the summer to visit with her brother and his family, she’s back home and ready to dive back into work.  But she’s not sure about letting her heart out to play anymore.  Adam Lawson is a single dad of twins.  He’s moved to town following some business deals and he likes what he sees in Mia.  But they both are keeping secrets.  Is it enough to keep them apart?

I loved that the characters were flawed and made mistakes.  This wasn’t a sweet and easy romance.  It made it feel authentic in some ways.  Mia was spunky, stubborn and a slightly broken.  She had to learn to be tough, to grow a thick skin.  Adam, I had a hard time connecting with at first.  He had all the alpha traits I usually like but there seemed to something missing.  But towards the end, he changed my mind and I liked him.  His kids were absolutely adorable.

Definitely a good book to read if you’re into slow burn romances with drama and twists and turns.  It kept me entertained.  I’m looking forward to reading book two.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

L.M. Carr, author of The Giving Trilogy, is a wife, a mom, an educator, a reader and a writer who lives in central Connecticut with her family and two dogs. When she's not sitting at her computer writing, she loves to read or spend time with family and friends.

The idea for the trilogy formed in the summer of 2013 and wouldn't leave her alone until she picked up a pen and jotted the thoughts down. Before long, words flowed as the story began to unravel. 

Since then, she has written and released book 1 of the Stones Duet entitled, Casting Stones. It follows the story of Shane Davis' journey to find love. Book 2 is set to release on August 17, 2016.

Looking to expand past the Contemporary Romance genre, L.M. is considering co-writing a Young Adult novel. Also in the works are several New Adult titles.

L.M. Carr is a lover of "Happily Ever Afters" because the world is filled with enough sadness. Reading is an escape in which anything is possible. But like in reality, stories sometimes take you on a journey through Hell before you can reach Heaven.

Follow along as we begin this journey together.


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