Thursday, April 24, 2014

Deep Down - Blog Tour

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Mike Haddican is a proud small-town gym owner, a renowned karate instructor, and all-around good guy. He’s never needed much to be happy: his family, his friends, his girl. Especially his girl. But when Kyra left him seven years ago to chase her dreams, she all but destroyed him.

Contemporary dancer Kyra Brims made it big, but it cost her dearly. With her life and career in shambles, she doesn’t need a do-over, she needs a friggin’ miracle. Injured, broke, and out of options after going through hell, she’s come back to Alden, the town she swore she’d never return to and home of Mike Haddican, the man who ripped her soul to pieces, to lick her wounds and recover.
Forgetting and letting go proved impossible when they were worlds apart; now that they’re stuck together they don’t stand a chance, especially with Mike’s grandma and her partners in crime plotting, meddling and refusing to give up on them.

As the passion that never died burns out of control, so do old hurts and unresolved issues. Both have reasons to be angry and feel betrayed, but now that they’re older, are they wise enough to make things work?

 Deep Down is my first read by Elle Aycart, I have to say the synopsis didn’t do this book justice. I anticipated it would be a good book, but this is a phenomenal story with some of the hottest smexy scenes I have read. The characters are the kind that pull at your heartstrings, make you laugh out loud, cry, and in some instances pant like a bitch in heat. I love how well the author balances “real” with fictional alpha man for Mike. He is probably one of the most realistic of alpha male characters I’ve read. Now, don’t get me wrong he is fictional as they come, but I could see him as a real person, unlike the Christian Grey’s of the literary world. 

Kyra is the kind of character you just can’t help feel for. Her life wasn’t exactly easy as a kid, it instilled a yearning desire to succeed, to make something of herself at all costs. There are moments in the book where you will want to shake her, hug her, cry for her, and then wish like hell you were her. The chemistry between Kyra and Mike is off the freaking charts hot, hot, hot. 
Another facet of Kyra is that she is a mom, and an amazing one at that. 

This book has the perfect amount of emotional angst, sexual tension, and fulfillment. It can be really challenging to find that kind of balance and Aycart does it flawlessly. Also, this being a second chance romance, I like that it wasn’t a “okay I’m over it, let’s do it” kind of book. The characters really struggled to overcome the past and it was hard for them to come to equal ground. One of my favorite characters in this book was Mike’s Grandma… I haven’t laughed so hard at a character since reading Janet Evanovich’s Numbers series, the antics of the grandmother got me over and over in that series and the “OGs” in this book were even more hilarious. 

“I’m eighty-one. If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that looking backward only gets you a stiff neck and a head contusion when you crash into the lamppost you didn’t see in front of you.”

Mike… I already sort of touched on him, so I am going to share a few of my favorite quotes…

“You’re dripping wet, kitten.”
“So fucking tight. I love being inside you. My mouth, my fingers, my cock. It blows my mind away. Every fucking time.”
“I need the words, kitten. I fucking need them.”

Oh, Mike… I’m kind of in love with him. He is going straight to the top five BBFs (book boyfriends for those not in the know) of 2014. (swoon)

Deep Down gets a FIVE PLUS stars for the most well rounded and amazing second chance romance storyline I have EVER read and rates a FIVE PLUS drenched, torn, and burned up pairs of panties. Holy-freakin-smut! Absolute MUST read!

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After a colorful array of jobs all over Europe ranging from translator to chocolatier to travel agent to sushi chef to flight dispatcher, Elle Aycart is certain of one thing and one thing only: aside from writing romances, she has abso-frigging-lutely no clue what she wants to do when she grows up. Not that it stops her from trying all sorts of crazy stuff. While she is probably now thinking of a new profession, her head never stops churning new plots for her romances. She lives currently in Barcelona, Spain, with her husband and two daughters, although who knows, in no time she could be living at the Arctic Circle in Finland, breeding reindeer.
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Against All Odds - Blog Tour

Our lives shattered... Our hearts broken... Our souls torn to pieces...
He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on
the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible.
Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.
She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate
safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul.
Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.
In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I'm not sure we can come back from.
I just finished Against All Odds and I just absolutely loved it!!! You just have no idea, NO IDEA until you read this but for me it was one of the best that I have read 2014. You just have to read this. This story is about Kylie and Cooper. They loved each other for a very long time and they are married and have a baby on the way. Sometimes life doesnt turn out the way you hope for. Tragic things happen to them and here we are now 2 years later. Living together yet not. They are doing their own thing yet wishing for more. You love each other but you also feel hate. What if you have gone past the point of no return? Are you strong enough to get past the insecurities and the guilt? Can your marriage survive? You will have to read and see....

I just really loved this story. I thought that it flowed really well and I can say that the synopsis had me from the start. I was intrigued and I was just lucky I was able to get to read this. I can promise you too that it will have you from the get got and it will not let you go. For me I had several moments where I just had to put this book down, whether I was upset and crying or upset and ticked. You just have no idea. The best part for me was they had both the say and point of views in the story. I didnt think that it was going to be like that but I was pleasantly surprised and couldnt have asked for better that the author did this.

I just felt bad for Kylie. She was just heartbroken and looking for comfort in all the wrong places. She wasnt getting it at home so I get it, I really do. I felt bad for Cooper. He had his demons that he had to wrestle with and totally understand. Tragedies do certain things to people and to see two different sides to this made it refreshing. I can tell you that the chemistry between them was just on fire. Whether it was in and out of the bedroom, they had me. It just burned the pages and man did they sore!

I loved the secondary characters in the story. They were there for the both of them in their own ways and it will grab your heart too. I cannot wait to see what happens and will be looking forwarding to getting a chance to be able to read it.

You honestly have to get this. It has everything you can think of. It was gut wrenching. It was heartfelt. It had alot of drama. But most importantly, it had second chances.

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5++++++++++++

“Look at me, Kylie,” he says.
If I look at him, I’ll die. My heart will crumble, and I won’t make it out of his office. I can’t do it. The pain is unbearable. When I leave here, he’s with her. The thought of him with her, while I’m pining away for him makes me sick.
It destroys me.
“Please, Ky. I need you to look at me. Don’t do this. Don’t play fucking games with me. I need you to look at me now.”
Just do it. Suck it up.
I turn around and look at him with tears in my eyes and distress smeared across my features like paint on a canvas. My body seeps anguish I can’t hide. I can never hide my heart. My feelings are always written on every seam of my face, every angle of my form. My distress penetrates the air around me, pulling him into my suffering, entangling and entrapping him within the storm that rages in me. I’m broken without him and I’ve been without him for so long that I’ve lost pieces of myself along the way. The jar that holds the last of my heart is about to shatter until nothing is left but shards of the woman I used to be.
“I can’t take this anymore,” I whisper, my voice broken. “We need to talk about us over dinner.”
I can’t give a voice to my thoughts. If nothing changes between now and then, our marriage can’t go on. He’s killing me, and I’m killing him. Together, we’re a car wreck heading straight for a cliff. A cliff that spans a mountain. We are on our way to certain emotional death and this ride’s something I don’t want to be a part of anymore. I want off.
His eyes pierce mine, and I know he knows what I’m thinking. He looks stunned, and for a split second, I see fear. Cold, fucking fear. He sees everything I need him to see and more. I hope he gets it. I hope he understands that this might be the end of our road. We need to have something to work for, or we have nothing. I love him, but this love hurts. It hurts in a way I would’ve never dreamed it could.

A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add 'writer' to my resume—I'm a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee.

All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity.

I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I'm enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above.
In my upcoming debut novel, 'Against All Odds,' I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling its ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts

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