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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Release Day Blitz - Book Review + Giveaway: Cruel and Beautiful by A. M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine

Author: A. M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine
Release Date: November 12, 2015
Publisher: Self Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
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Synopsis from Goodreads
This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance standalone book that includes mature content, not suitable for younger readers. (Rated R)
Cate Forbes, a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future, doesn’t know the first thing about love. When she accepts a blind date with a tasty piece of eye candy, she thinks she can get by with a night of fun. Cate’s plans quickly unravel when she gets one look at the sexy…
Drew McKnight. 
The relentless hockey-playing medical resident knows what he wants— a career in Oncology and Cate. Although he’s heard the gorgeous brunette is a little relationship skittish, a single night out isn’t what he has in mind. Determined to have her— in every way possible— he shows her just what a future with him would hold.
Only life has other plans. The unthinkable happens and everything begins to shatter. Both in too deep, they will have to fight the cruel and hang on to the beautiful.

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    Oh my goodness. It is not very often you come across a book that makes you want to cry before you start the first chapter, but damn. Man, what is up with me reading these sad stories lately. They are killing me. But it is worth it when I come across such beautiful reads like this. 

    Cate and Drew. Oh Cate and Drew, they were a match made in Heaven. I couldn't get enough of either of them especially Drew. Is there a way I could just yank him out the book and make him real? If I had a superpower, that would be it. Come on, admit it, that would be awesome. Drew could charm the pants off of anyone. He will also make you laugh. Cate and Drew both were a riot. She has a tendency to say whatever is on her mind and sometimes it made me laugh to the point of crying. The Sasquatch bit between Cate and Drew killed me. That was brilliant. 

    Cate has been through so much and it has scarred her terribly. Drew is a man that was hurt by Cate in the past. You don't really understand exactly what happened between them until later on in the book. The book is told between past and present times, so you won't have a full grasp of the whole picture. But when you do, you will breakdown. I mean, grab a box of tissues or maybe even a bucket. Either way, you will be creating a river of tears. The book takes you on such a journey. You get to see the lives of our characters unravel. The authors do a great job of pulling you into their lives and seeing their romance unfold. It is honestly breathtaking. There is such a realistic quality to the romance, it made me love it more.

    The best part of this read is definitely the writing. There is so much passion put into this book. You feel it when reading it and you feel it definitely while you follow the characters. This book will open your eyes and you will truly be moved. I know I was, It said so much and I love that. 

    I am trying my best not to spoil this. You need to go into this without knowing anything. It is for the best, trust me. You will thank me when you dive into this though. Once you pick this up, you won't be able to put it down. This is easily one of my favorite reads this year. It is so well written, you will fall in love with characters (side characters are also amazing, I would love some stories starring them as well). This book just released today, do not waste anytime, buy it now. You will not regret it.




About A. M. Hargrove

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager A. M. Hargrove realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels); The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire); The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires); Exquisite Betrayal; Dirty Nights: The Novel; and The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel).

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About Terri E. Laine

Wife and mother of three, I’ve always been an avid reader. In my early years, my best friend and I would tell each other stories over the phone when we were bored. We called them our “soap operas” and generally revolved around whatever boy we liked at the time.

Over five years ago, I got this crazy idea to write a novel and try to publish it. And the rest is history. This journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. I look forward to many more memories to come.

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