Sunday, March 2, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Loves's Suicide by Jen Foor

(Already released)

My heart belonged to Branch and Brooks Valentine since we were children, when we were all too naïve to know what that even meant.

We didn’t understand that when we became adults, love would change us. I had to make a choice and when I did, it ripped our bond apart. Brooks left town, and he took half of my heart with him. It was difficult, but I coped and planned my future with Branch. I thought I’d made the right decision. I loved him and I always had.

Brooks showed up to be our best man the night before our nuptials. After drinks and too much reminiscing, I ended up in bed with the wrong brother. To avoid the humiliation and the fact that I’d ruined all of our lives, I left Branch and the only family I’d ever known.

That’s where my story should have ended. 

Two years, one beautiful little girl and an abusive marriage later, I was standing there staring at the man that would always hold my heart. 

The only question was…

Would I give it to him

I’m Katy Michaels and this is my story.


(ARC provided for an honest review)

OK guys grab the tissues because I was crying before the prologue was over!!

The Valentine brothers, twins Brooks & Branch were brought up with their next door neighbour Katy, their parents are friends and it’s pretty clear that one of them is destined to get the girl and there’s no bigger understatement than the path of true love never runs smooth!!!

Katy loses both of her parents in 911 and goes to live with the Valentines, she eventually ends up in a relationship with Branch but Brooks was always her destiny, everybody knew this but it remains the elephant in the room for many years. Katy finally wakes up and smells the coffee after her pre-wedding night romp with Brooks, then she breaks everybody’s hearts by upping and leaving alone, leaving a family torn apart and utterly devastated.

If I’m honest Katy irritated me lots, I just wanted to shake her, she made so many poor choices and although she suffered some hard knocks that she didn’t deserve, whenever she seemed to find even ground she’d go off on another tangent that would shift the sands not only under herself but of everybody around her. She just never seemed to learn by her mistakes but if I give her any credit it was that she would always accept the consequences and didn’t try and shift the blame elsewhere.

Branch - yes Branch was an asshole but I struggle to condemn him totally when they were SO young, rarely does a teenager have the emotional maturity to stand back and be the better man, they both loved her and Branch made the moves, his asshole tactics and the lies he told after that didn’t exactly endear me to him but I didn’t hate him flat out and I struggled to understand the outright hatred for him from Katy & Brooks, each of them had skewed moral compasses at times, I didn’t think Branch’s behaviour was much worse than theirs at times!

Brooks is just a total sweetheart although I cannot get my head around what he did on the anniversaries of Katys parents death, that’s just all kinds of wrong in my book, though moving on………he is the better man for Katy, he stands for everything she needs, strength, compassion, forgiveness and of course love. He never gives up on Katy and does his best to consider everybody involved whilst being all panty melting, swoon worthy Aplha Male HOT!

I have to say how much a part Brooks & Branches parents play in this book, they are far from perfect themselves and have their own demons but they have hearts the size of small planets and show so much care & support for the three children they raised, no bias, no judgement, just plain old fashioned love. It was so endearing to read and brought a tear to my eye more than once.

This book really dragged me through the ringer, it has so many twists and turns I was dizzy (in a good way) I loved that just as you thought nothing else could possibly happen, another bombshell would drop and make you draw in a breath and shed tears. It’s a beautiful tale of love, forgiveness & redemption. Jen Foor did an excellent job, I never doubted that she wouldn’t!!

4 Books Knocked Off from KYBO

A Maryland native who spends most of her time 
devising a plan to live off the land on some remote island, where no one will ever find her.

She is a married mother of two kids, who may or may not drive her completely bonkers. In her spare time she enjoys shooting pool, camping and spending time with friends and family.

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