May 30, 2013

LIVE FOR YOU Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}


Author: Marquita Valentine

Source: eARC for review

NA Read

On the surface, twenty-two year old Cole Morgan is exactly what any girl would be proud to take home to meet her parents: He’s charming, intensely handsome and goal-oriented...Only he has some secrets of his own, which include provoking bar fights and a former drug-addict of a mother slowly wasting away in a medical facility.

At barely twenty, Violet Lynn is Country Music's hottest star, until one night of partying gets out of control. Violet ends up in jail and on TMZ. Suddenly, she’s the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. Sick of the drama and keeping secrets, she runs away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi to her grandmother’s home in Forrestville, North Carolina.

A chance meeting knocks Cole off his feet, but he doesn’t recognize Violet for who she is. In fact no one does and Violet plans to keep it that way.

Circumstances, however annoying, keep throwing Violet and Cole together. Unable to stop themselves they give into the inevitable.

But when Nashville is ready to forgive and forget, Violet is forced to choose between Cole and claiming her spot as the new and improved Princess of Country Music.

Will Violet and Cole have the courage to live for their dreams...Or their hearts?

My take...
I really, really liked this story. LIVE FOR YOU is just another NA book I can add to my shelves of books I adore. Other than one part that through me off I didn't find a thing wrong with it.  Yes, at one part a girl said she knew Viloet's secret. But in the end not even her parents or the press knew. So I was wondering how that girl did. Other than that, I enjoyed the story and loved the characters.
Ok, I take that back. The ending bugged me a bit. Not much, it just seemed too short. Like BAM! And it was over. The only thing I can think is that since Valentine has this as a series on goodreads I am hoping for Parker's story next. Then we will see more of Cole and Violet. Because there is some unanswered parts that need resolving. So I am pretty confident that we will get those answers as the series continues.
Throughout the story, the author would flip flop between Cole and Viloet's POV. That was great since both characters are not perfect by any means and they have a lot to say. They both have gone through so much in their young lives and each have the weight of the world on their shoulders. But I loved watching them fall apart for each other and fall in love. It was like they were drawn to each other and made for each other. Just so sweet...yet not. Like I said. Neither are perfect and both have a heck of a lot of skeletons spilling out of their closets so it will not be an easy road for them.
LIVE FOR YOU is a great story. I look forward to more of the series and will recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is loving the NA genre as much as me. I just can't seem to get enough of chick lit and this age group. So please pick up LIVE FOR YOU and let me know what you thought.

**Reviewers received a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of Live for You by the author in exchange for their honest thoughts/review of the book. The provided review copy was not a finished copy on sale. Reviews should be based on content and not editing as some things were changed in the finished copy.

Title: Live For You (Boys of the South ~Book 1)

Author: Marquita Valentine                         

Release date: May 29, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

About the Author

Nationally Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man -- and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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(1)   Print copy of Live For You – International
(1)   $75 Amazon Gift Card – open to countries able to accept Amazon Gift Cards

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  1. Great review. I agree with the ending. There was nothing wrong with it. I would have liked a little more though, maybe seen Violet Rae play at the bar of a confrontation with J. I totally agree and hope that Parker gets a book to - this is the perfect book to develop into a series similar to Alyssa Rose Ivy's Clayton Falls or Bethany Lopez's Friends and Lovers where you get to read each person's story yet fell like all the characters are part of the book and involved.

    1. Please forgive my typos - I am was in too much of a hurry.

  2. This does sound like a great story. Thank you for your thoughts. I love finding books that are keepers.