Monday, August 12, 2013

Embrace Me (& Notice Me) CBL Tours

What will happen to the girl who has everything? 

After a rough start to life, Shannon Downing finally has it all. She has her Mr. Notice Me, she has reconnected with her long-lost mother, and she is the sole heiress to a multi-billion dollar company. The only problem is going public with that information. Hidden away at a ranch in Texas at her mother’s insistence,

Shannon’s world starts to crumble. Not only does she learn of Maisy Field’s kidnapping, but she hears a secret that could destroy everything and everyone she loves. What will happen when news comes out that she is the missing heiress to Downing International? Will she become the next target for the elusive kidnappers? And what about the secret she overheard? Will the love that she and Mr. Notice Me share be enough to hold them together?

Author Bio

Rebecca Turley lives in the captivating town of Malvern in Worcestershire with her husband Jon and cat Millie. With a view of the Malvern Hills from her writing desk, all she needs for inspiration is to look out of her window. A hopeless romantic like most women, she enjoys becoming lost in a love story almost as much as writing one.


Embrace Me is the sequel to her debut novel Notice Me.

Summary for Notice Me

 ‘Notice Me’ is an emotional roller coaster full of money, power and love, which takes the fascinating characters on a whirlwind romantic flight of fear and fancy.
One man wants Shannon, the heroine to notice him and with his hand written love letters she is helpless to resist. The terrible dilemma facing Shannon once she finds him is an impelling one, when she finally decides to give in to an intimidator’s threats and marry him she does it only to save the love of her life.

 Breathtakingly tense to the very end . . .  

Notice MeNotice Me by Rebecca Turley

I have to be perfectly honest here... for at least half of the book, I was worried. There were glowing reviews and I just was not seeing it. I figured out who 'Notice Me' was from the very beginning, it seemed transparent to me although odd at moments. The ginormous twists and turns won me over, although some of those I could see a mile away.

Sadly, one of the final twists... I must warn you know, if there is even a possibility you want to continue the series after this- DO NOT read the blurb for book #2, Embrace Me. Somewhere around the 80% mark, I was already planning on reading an ARC of Embrace Me next- I read the blurb. *Sigh* Despite some of the *bang* behind the revelation being dampened, the ending really redeemed the book. Another warning, while still being a 'Happy for Now' that leads you to believe a 'Happily Ever After' is a distinct probability in future books- but it's still a bit cliffy. It's a reaction of, 'I really want to know what happened next' rather than a 'No! That's not fair!' - if that makes any sense at all.

Once I rolled all my thoughts into a bundle, I felt 4 solid, emotional ♥'s was the right rating. Think of a British version of the show Dynasty rolled into a book. Drama oozes from it's pages but still left me rooting for the near Romeo and Juliet lovers to end up together forever this time and my hand itched to slap and scratch some of the faces of the odious villains. I'm absolutely excited that I get to immediately crack open book #2 and learn their fate...

I received an eBook of Notice Me from Rebecca Turley via CBL Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I've already finished reading Embrace Me, and have decided upon a rating of 4 Dynasty Drama ♥'s.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the drama to finish my review.  But I will say- despite poor choices that Charlie is still swoon-worthy.  The new characters meshed well - I was happily absorbing everything, hoping for that HEA to finally blossom.  I know it will take just a wee bit more time to really do this book justice in a review, just I just wanted to give y'all a teaser of my thoughts...


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