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04/02/2014 19:18

Title: Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)

Author: Aly Martinez

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 29, 2014

Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets Promotions

 

I met Sarah Kate Erickson when I was 21 years old. I was lucky enough to keep her for seven years before a tragic accident stole her from me. She didn’t die, but sometimes I think it would have been easier if she had.

I lived in a haze for those four years after the accident. Catering to her every need, even though she hated the very sight of my face. I tried to hold on to her and the future that we were supposed to build together. But you can’t hold on to someone that doesn’t exist anymore.

It wasn’t until I met Jesse Addison, a barista at the local coffee shop, that I realized I didn’t just lose Sarah that tragic night, I lost myself as well. Jesse taught me how to let go of the past and learn to love again. But what happens when your past haunts your present and the woman you used to love refuses to accept the woman you can’t live without?

 
 
 

"Shall we make a little bet?" I ask, twirling my thumbs like an evil madman.

"Aren't you sick of losing yet?" She laughs so hard at her own joke, she almost rolls out of the chair. Her reaction alone is enough to make me laugh right along with her.

This girl is drunk...and beautiful. And drunk. And sexy as hell. And drunk. And so very fuckable. Did I mention drunk? She isn't in the danger zone, where she is going to be hating her very existence tomorrow. She's in that loose-lipped-say-things-that-will-make-you-cringe-the-next-day stage. I would be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying the hell out of seeing her in this state.

 Jesse always seems to have a filter when she talks to me. It's as if, she analyzes every word in her mind twelve times before actually spitting out a sentence. Since she started drinking, she hasn't stopped talking. She has officially made the leap from best friend’s little sister, to woman I want to fuck. Jesus, what the hell am I saying? Am I drunk too?

"So, is that a yes or no to the bet?" I smile, glancing down and catch a glimpse of her peaked chilled nipples. "You cold, Jess?" I ask, nodding down at her nipples noticeably showing thorough her skimpy excuse for a dress.

I watch her eyes travel down her own body and her cheeks immediately redden. Oh shit! I really am drunk! Why the fuck would I say that to her? Better yet, when the hell did I lose my filter tonight? Oh God, what else have I said to her without thinking? I frantically try to think of a way to moonwalk out of this conversation. She's uncomfortable, and I'm mortified. We both know it too. It's written all over our faces, but in our drunken states, neither one of us can think of anything to say.

I’m a 32 year old wife and stay at home mom to four kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. My life is crazy, which is probably why I drink entirely too much wine. Oh who am I kidding, I had a love affair with wine long before the kids came along.  I was born and raised in Savannah Georgia, but we recently moved to Chicago. Let me tell you, this southern girl was not ready for the cold weather up here!

I’m an avid reader, but I haven’t always been that way. A few years ago my sister loaned me her Nook Color, and it changed my life forever. In the span of about two years, I read over 500 books. My newfound love of reading led me to start a book blog with two of my best friends. (Insert shameless plug here: WhiteZinBookends.com). Through WZ Bookends, I've had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing authors, bloggers, and readers out there. Now that I have taken the leap into writing my own book, they’ve all shown me endless amounts of encouragement and support.

While driving home from Walmart one day in late October, a story embedded itself in my head and would not let go. It spiraled out of control until I finally opened my laptop and started writing. This journey has been a wild ride filled with tears, hand cramps, and tons of laughs. I love company, so follow me at one of the social links below and join me aboard this crazy train!

Website: http://www.alymartinez.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlyMartinez

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WZBookends

Email: AuthorAlyMartinez@gmail.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7374424.Aly_Martinez

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The R♥mance Vault's Verdict:- ♥♥♥♥♥ is not enough hearts in all honesty.  A crackingly great debut novel.

I received an ARC in return for an honest review.

So this is a debut novel from Aly Martinez and whilst I was happy to receive an ARC to review I pressed 'open' on my kindle with anxious fingers, a tad worried at what I was going to be reading, because let's face it with a new author it could go either way.

So firstly I had agreed to read this without even seeing the cover and oh my when I finally saw the cover I LOVED IT! So that was a good sign right ☺

I wasn't too sure what to expect from the synopsis, I was a little sceptical at how a three way relationship was going to keep me entertained........

But..... OH MY GOD! I love it when a book does what this book just did - IT SHOCKED ME HOW GOOD IT WAS!

I cried, I laughed, I fought back more tears, I was itching to know how it was going to pan out with Sarah. I cried some more and I laughed a lot more too. The banter was such a diffuser all the way through.

What really got me though was the extremely clever writing, there is a part in this book that I bet over 90% of you will have to go back and re-read because your head will argue that wasn't what you 'had' just read and then you'll be shocked to see you fell victim to your mind reading and interpreting your own scene that wasn't what was actually written - well I did anyway. I was so invested in the story it tripped me up good and I loved, loved, LOVED that it caught me out. I had a stupid smirk on my face and silently said, 'Aly that was a clever bit of writing you just did!'

I won't go into the characters, there is no need, I'll only say they are so 3D and evoke all your emotions you'll be living their story with them. The only thing you REALLY need to know is - READ THIS BOOK

A cracking debut that is compelling reading and a must read for all Contemporary Romance lovers.

Review by Michelle ♥

 

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