Aug 11, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Review--American Honey: A Summer Anthology


Today is the release day blitz for AMERICAN HONEY. This is an anthology featuring stories from 10 bestselling authors.




WALK ME DOWN by H.J. Bellus The summer that saved Tess. A hot country romance. 
  DIRT ROAD SUMMER by Ashley Johnson   Unexpected hometown love in the summer. 
  BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor
  ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line. 
  TANGLED VINES by Melissa Collins A story of twists and turns all tangled together on a vineyard. Owen and Elle learn about each other as they navigate their way through a new business partnership
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  THE REEDUCATION OF SAVANNAH MCGUIRE by Heidi McLaughlin Southern boy reeducates his childhood best friend on life, love and freedom.
  FINDING OURS by Megan Smith Two people destined to be in love, forbidden to be together. 
  REMEMBER TONIGHT by Chelsea Landon Farmers daughter shows a champion bull rider the ride of his life
  PLAY IT AGAIN by Scarlett Metal City girl falls for small town boy. Can their relationship survive their differences? 
  THE STORM by Jennifer Foor One woman One man An empty hotel A summer storm One night they'll never forget. 


My Review
Walk Me Down
HJ Bellus

"Love isn't meant for me. Fairy Tales are lies and are only created to crush people."

Graduation Day. For most eighteen year olds, that's the day of saying goodbye to friends, giving hugs and looking forward to your freedom.

For Tessa Jones, it's the day her world stopped. How do you move forward when everything that was right in your world suddenly turned out all wrong?

I was silently sobbing by the end of the first chapter. By the second chapter, I was so sympathetic for Tessa. Everything just keeps getting worse and you wonder if she will ever come out of this dark place.

Four years later...
Cinnamon Jolly Ranchers. Who would have thought that that would be all it would take to find the one person she never knew she needed?!
Finn Evans is known around town for being nothing like his family. Instead of wanting to practically own the town, he would rather work with his grandfather on the family farm. 

"If Finn wants you, he'll have you or fight like hell to have you. Be ready to accept it or fight it the rest of your life, Tess. You couldn't have picked a better man to be with."

Finn keeps making his appearance in every part of Tessa's life. And he's slowly making it into her heart.

"Why not just walk away from me? It would be a lot less painful, I can assure you that."
"I'm stubborn and I know what I want. I want a chance with you. That's all I'm asking. You've been on my mind since that first night together."

They were adorable together and their friendship was turning into love quickly, but not everything was on their side. Insecurites will always be with Tess. She can never get away from her past because she has to see it everyday. A familiar feeling she can't shake. Finn is dealing with his past and the future his father wants for him. It seems as if the world is stacked against them...but true love only comes once.

Can Tess and Finn move past everything in their way to get their happily ever after?

I absolutely loved this story by HJ!! Through tragedy comes second chances and it was written beautifully! 

Finn and Tess were such a wonderfully complicated couple. They pulled from each other strengths and they comforted in their weaknesses.
I loved the secondary characters, too. Tessa's sister,Tommie, and her best friend, Scarlett, are amazing bookends for her. They know exactly what makes her tick. Her brother-in-law, Will, is the the epitome of a good man. He jumped into her life when she needed so much. I kind of wish he was a part of my family:)Plus, I loved Finn's brother, Wes. He was too funny!

I can't wait to hear what's next for this group!! A wonderful story!!


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