Aug 13, 2014

Blog Tour for Always In-The Shore Series by M.R. Joseph

Author: M.R. Joseph
The Shore Series #2
My name is Raphael Cruz. I was once a man made up of only flesh and bone. Never feeling, just existing. I indulged in the pleasures that others gave to me, and those I gave to them. That's all it was—pleasure. Physical pleasure. No emotions, no attachments. I didn't need all those feelings, didn't want them. There was no longing for love, no longing to let anyone in. Until I found her. And I gave in.

Harlow Hannum showed me what love was all about. I savored it and held it close, not even knowing I really wanted it in my life. She made me feel loved. She made me accept love. She taught me how to love in return. My heart was open to it all. My heart was hers. It belonged to her. But, she never knew. And then lies, deceit and betrayal forced me to lose the one thing that made me more than a man who just existed.

I should have told her I loved her when I had the chance. I should have told her I gave in to all the powers that love possess.

Will I ever have the chance to tell her? Will my past mistakes never give me that chance?


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"Giving in to love was the best mistake I ever made."

I felt like I was walking on pins and needles waiting for this book to come out. Giving In was such an amazing book and it gave me so many feels! Plus, it left you with such a heart stopping cliffhanger! Is Harlow ok? Will Cruz ever get to tell her how he truly feels?

"I once said to her that if she just wanted to be friends then I would have to live with that, but I wouldn't live without her in my life."

In this continuing story, we find Cruz watching the love of his life fighting to come back to him. After the accident, Harlow was left in a coma. Finally, after many weeks, Harlow wakes up but she's not the same. She has lost some of her memory, and in that memory was her love for Cruz. *enter tears* She doesn't remember the past year and their love for each other. By 8% into this book, I was in tears. Like serious tears! Cruz broke my heart! Ok, more like shattered it into a million pieces. His love for Harlow was so strong and she couldn't give the same to him. Would she ever remember their love? 

"When you have something like what Harlow and I had, you don't just give up. You don't give up on love."

Seeing how hard Cruz tries to get her back is seriously the most emotional and sweetest thing. His fight to save their love is! I wanted to reach through my kindle and hold him! You also have complete sympathy for Harlow. Waking up to find out that you've been in a terrible accident is one thing. Then, finding out that you were in love with someone that you now only see as a friend. It's heartbreaking to say the least. As much as you want to be upset with her for hurting Cruz, you have to understand her side. How would you handle this?

"Because I love you, Turnip, and that't never going to change as long as I stand here and breathe the same air you do."

This book makes you think of what you would do in the same situation. Would you fight? Would you run? Could you stand to see the person you love looking back at you and they don't feel the same way? Ahhhhh!! This book is amazing! MR Joseph knows how to suck you into a story and make you feel so many emotions. 

"I takes a couple of seconds to say hello, but forever to say goodbye."

My love for Cruz was shot through the roof with this book! Every woman should be so lucky to have a man like him in their life. Believe me, if you liked him before, you will loooooove him now<3 Plus, you get to see how Harlow's recovery effects not just Cruz, but everyone around them. It's an adjustment for everybody. 
I highly recommend this book and series to everyone. Get ready for the feels and grab some tissues!

"With you is where I belong. I'm in, baby. Always."

See where it all started.....

The Shore Series #1
Raphael Cruz doesn't do it. He just doesn't. Cruz doesn't fall in love. He's a "get in and get out" kind of guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he's done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn't exist in his world. But that could all change with a wink of a girl's eye... And one hot-as-hell romp in a bar bathroom.

Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She has the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn't have is the luxury of being someone's first choice in the game of love. She always comes in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings. Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes, no matter how hard she tries to hide them. That is until she's reunited with the one guy who can ignite the spark in her heart that's been extinguished for so long.

With sunny days, heated nights, and love lingering in the air in the beach town of Sandy Cove anything can happen. Especially when fate steps in for Harlow and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?

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M.R. Joseph 

I'm a book enthusiast, turned author, who loves all things "Happily Ever After". 
My first book, 'Reunion' debuted in November, 2012. Meant only to be a Christmas gift to my family and closest friends, word got out, and here I am. The second in the series, 'You Belong With Me', released in March, 2013, and the final installment in the series, 'Letters to Luca', released August 2013.
Mom and wife by day, writer of contemporary romance by night, I believe in soul mates, true love, and all that mushy stuff.

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