Sunday, October 20, 2013

Review: "Trusting You" by L.P. Dover/ Book Blitz & GIVEAWAY: "Maybe This Time" by Chantal Fernando


I trust you …
These are the three words that Melissa Ashford wishes she could say to someone; to the one person she can fully give herself to and not worry about being betrayed. Being twenty-eight years old and divorced from a cheating ex-husband, Melissa enjoys her freedom until one night she finds herself indulging in a one night stand that changes everything.
There’s something about the alluring Brett Walker that has Melissa feeling things she’s never had with any other man; feelings that not only scare her, but push her past her limits. Just when she begins to open her soul to this new love their bond is put to the test when jealousies from the past try to break them apart.
It’s not only Melissa’s trust that’s put on the line, but Brett’s as well. Will their love be strong enough to get them through the lies? Will Melissa finally be able to say those three words she’s been dying to say? I trust you …

 Melissa has been betrayed deeply, when she caught her husband in the act of cheating on her, it sent her reeling. Luckily, one of the things that happened was she got back in touch with her childhood friend Korinne. When Melissa goes to an affair Korinne has asked her to in the hopes of match-making, Melissa gets a pleasant surprise and the story begins.  It's here that she is re-introduced to Brett Walker aka the one night stand that rocked her world. It's been 3 months since that fateful night and she has lusted from it ever since.  It's not a one sided lust either, when Brett sees her again he immediately starts the dance of seduction to try and reel her in again, but this time he wants her for more than just one night.
I'll admit at first when I opened this book, I didn't realize it was going to be the same characters from "Love's Second Chance", but it was a pleasant surprise as I loved that book.  This book is just as good as the first and we add some new characters. Melissa isn't a very emotional person and I liked that, gone are the weepy women who end their marriage in divorce cheated on. She's head strong, analytical, and won't fall for it a second time.  It makes it so even when she's faced with "in your face" situations she can assess them logically and it helps her to get through them.
  Brett was a very alpha male type of character.  He's there to make her feel safe and to let others know not to mess with her, she's his. So, while I know I should be gushing over him, Mason is the character that stood out to me in all this. He's the cousin/big brother Melissa calls on when she needs help. He always comes through and isn't an ass about it like most would be.  He's a detective and can find out all the info she needs and has an Inspector Gadget appeal with his trinkets. I truly hope that he gets a book and hopefully Claire is part of it.
This book took two days to read, so I wouldn't call it short or long, but just the right length. It has plenty of "what's next" in it, you truly don't know what to expect at some parts, then there are others that you can guess.  There is no shortage of steamy scenes in this book. The nice part of it though is they are timed well and don't interfere with the story.  This is truly a good story with sex scenes, not a sex story with good scenes. Which in my opinion makes it a great book.
 I would rate this book a 4.5 stars out of 5.


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Author Bio

L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She's an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she's delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series. She's really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres. Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder ... chocolate.

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Other Books By L.P. Dover:

Forever Fae

Betrayals of Spring

Summer of Frost

Love’s Second Chance

Love, Lies, and Deception



Title: Maybe This Time

Author: Chantal Fernando

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: October 14, 2013


Moving in with my half-brother Xander, I had no idea what to expect. But nothing could have prepared me for this. My brother’s friends are wild, protective, secretive, always around. And drop dead gorgeous. Out of all of them, there's something about Reid Knox. Brooding, temperamental, guarded… And I want him more than anything I have ever wanted in my life.  
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933897_334070693391649_276626158_n Chantal Fernando is 26, a mother of three beautiful little boys and lives in Western Australia. Chase is her debut novel, followed by Kade, Ryder, James and Maybe This Time. She is currently working on a few other projects.

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