Wednesday 22 October 2014

You Turn by Marion Croslydon Blog Tour ~ #bookreview & #giveaway

Adult Contemporary Romance
Second Chances Series
Release: October 6, 2014

"I was the little girl who loved you from afar. I was the woman who gave herself away for you and ended up losing a lot of who she was."

"Then allow me to give back some of what I stole."
After being dumped by her fiancé, Eleanor Carrington flees to Paris to stay with her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan with absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her.
What she doesn’t need is for her first Grand Amour to burst back into her life. What she doesn’t need is all-American Zachary Murdoch—or a more mature and sensitive version of him—to schmooze his way into her heart again. She grew up loving the/this/that man until he dumped her five summers ago. Whatever shit-show/life drama she’s just been through was a stroll. What Zach put her though was a climb up Mount Everest. Barefoot. In a bikini.
Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Loving her is what he lost the right to. Because there’s a reason he broke up with Lenor and that reason is why she’s in Paris.
But Paris is called the City of Love…
Will he be her turn at love?
*** You Turn is a contemporary adult romance and part of the Second Chances series. However, Lenor’s story can be read as a stand-alone novel. There is no cliffhanger. ***

About the Author
Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave—and under the grey London sky—, you are welcome to come and say ‘hello’ from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.
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The author is giving away (1) CHANEL Beauty Bag ($150 retail value, International), (1) Signed Copy of YOU TURN and (1) $20 Amazon Gift Card (International), and (1) Signed Copy of YOU TURN and (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card (International)!! You can enter on her Facebook page!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author and ATOMR Promotions
Genre: NA Contemporary
Spin Off Book but can be read as a standalone

My You Turn Review ...

When we first meet Eleanor in the Second Chance series I have to admit that I never really warmed up to her but everyone deserves their HEA so I was happy to read this story.   In here we get to see a different side of the ever perfect Lenor.

After being dumped by her ex so he can be with his wife and their baby she goes to Paris to help her manipulative cow of a mother.  Here she catches up with her first love.  Now she's forced to deal with her past so she can move forward and maybe finally have her turn at happiness.
"Lenor, sometimes our first love is also meant to be our last.  Mistakes are made, but we learn to grown from them, and then we do."
Lenor has loved Zach since they were kids.  For Zach once Lenor turned 18 he stared to think of her differently but while his own dysfunctional family was falling apart he started to lean on Lenor and develop feelings for her to only turn around and crush her heart later.
"This guy's hurt you, he knows that. He'll be a friend as long as you don't want him to be more.  So what do you really want?"  I shut my eyes even more tightly and rub my flat hands over my thighs. "I'm scared."  "I know you are sweetie, and he is too.  That's why it's worth taking the risk."
As Lenor is in Paris trying to find happiness she realizes that with her ex- Josh that she never let him all the way in because of Zach.   Zach has regretted many choices from his past and once he realized what he lost he cleans up his act and forever pines about the what if of what could have been with Eleanor.  Once Zach sees Lenor again he jumps at the opportunity for any form of a second chance with Lenor, even if it is only friends.  As Zach and Lenor wade through friends to lovers, Zach's past collides with his present and all hell breaks loose.
"Eleanor Carrington."  He seems to revel in the sound of my name like I have with his.  "I so wanted to be your turn at love.  It was my most fervent prayer."  He kisses the inside of my wrist.  "You are my wildest, sweetest dream and I'll keep dreaming about you because no one, no one, can ever take that dream away from me. Not even you."
The prologue alludes to the secrets and once they finally come out it is a hard pill to swallow when we think one thing (yuk) but thankfully as we read on we realize that we too jump to conclusions until we get to hear Zach's side of the story.  I was starting to really like Lenor until this part and then when she was being so stubborn and wouldn't listen to anyone she started to grate on me.  Thankfully she took this as an opportunity to move forward with her own life and not be anyone's puppet any more.  Don't get me wrong Zach's secret was a tough one to swallow for Lenor and myself. 

I love Marion Croslydon's second chance stories.  She has a knack at getting her characters to the root of the issue and then being able to forgive and move on happily.

3.75 Their Turn Thumbs up!
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