Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Behind the Scandal by M.A. Stacie~

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Title: Behind the Scandal
Author: M.A. Stacie
Series: Reluctance #2
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop

My Rating: 4 Stars!
Sent to the family ranch to overcome his addiction, Taylor Reese is angry and hurt. Feeling rejected by his father and brother, Taylor throws himself into ranch life to help him forget. He struggles with his addiction, though he refuses help. But it isn’t long before it hits him hard how much his life has spiraled out of control. He begins to question every aspect of his life, and the confusion leaves him floundering and looking for something, or someone, to cling to.

Libby Karlin is cautious, wary of Taylor’s presence. His brutal honesty and lack of respect claw at her composure. Her dark past makes her reluctant to let anyone near her family, but when Taylor strikes up a friendship with her son, Libby finds herself drawn to the sadness within him. His experiences are no secret to her. She sees where his world turned upside down and offers him a helping hand. But her own secrets stay buried, locked away until a knock on her door has her gasping for breath. Libby’s fear paralyzes her as she comes face to face with her demons and, determined to stay strong, she battles for a way out. Could dealing with their pasts really give them a future?

I have waited so long for this book and it was SO worth the wait! Taylor Reese was such a bad boy, screw up in Beneath the Surface. I could not wait to see how he redeemed himself. And boy did he! Sweet, sexy, and gruff- Taylor is my favorite kind of bad boy. Mixed with the kind, sweet, and responsible Libby. These two bantered and loved until the very end.

Taylor Reese finds himself at a crossroads. Continue down a destructive path and lose everything, or straighten out and find the will to live a life sans drugs and alcohol. On his way to sobriety, he meets Libby. She's got her own reasons to stay out of Taylor sight, but neither one can help themselves. They may have started off on the wrong foot, but as Libby sees Taylor's strength, and his kindness towards her son she finds may be over powered by her emotions. Taylor knows he not at his Uncle's ranch for the long haul. There's a time limit on his stay, and maybe Libby is just the woman to get him back in the saddle of living before he's thrown back into city life. The pair soon find their feelings escalating. But they both have a past that could shake their tenuous trust. Libby's could send her packing, and Taylor's could lose him Libby.

This book was something special. It wasn't easy, it wasn't heartwarming. It was gritty, rough, and intense. Libby and Taylor didn't just throw caution to the wind with their relationship. They talked it out, took reasonable steps and had scorching chemistry. It was incredibly realistic and amazing. Libby had ot take her son into account and Taylor had to think about his future. Their journeys didn't mesh, but their hearts did. It was the icing on the cake when Taylor stepped up and took responsibility not just for his actions, but for Libby and Levi, her son, too. Once he claimed them, there was no going back. And when the s-it hit the fan they had their fighting gloves on and persevered. End of story- this was a wonderful story and I hope there's more to come in this series!!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Meet M.A. Stacie:
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories. She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.

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