Sunday, May 26, 2013
Tour Stop: Review/Giveaway ~ THIS TRUST OF MINE by Amanda Bennett
"Love cannot be defined by age or time, but by the way that person makes you feel. He made me feel completely vulnerable, but vulnerability I have learned is a gift, one that I will gladly accept from Madison Raine."
Madison had irrevocably changed me. He opened me up to feel things I had never felt, and he never judged me for my past. In the short amount of time I had known him, I had fallen in love with him and everything he encompassed. He showed me how to live, how to enjoy life, but best of all, he showed me how to love. They say bad things happen to good people, well that saying rang truer to me now than ever before. Madison is gone. He is off at school in Arizona, and I just couldn't bring myself to leave with him. That was my first mistake.
See the thing about trouble is, it will always find you. Trouble found me the night he left, and that night forever changed me. Now I am fighting my way back, alone.
Leaving Kayla was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. To say I regret my decision to leave her behind, would be an understatement. My world shifted when I met her and I would forever be changed. Everything felt different now that I was away, everything with her at least. Something was wrong, I could feel it. I needed to go to her to find out what this feeling was, but would she trust me enough to tell me, and could I trust her to forgive me.
"When life, love and heart breaking circumstances stand to pull apart a bond so strong, what do you do without trust?"
My feet left the ground with the strength of his arms pulling me up and into him. My arms instinctively wrapped tightly around his neck with the strength of a thousand men. I breathed in his scent and my lips grazed the base of his heated neck. He was here. He was actually here in front of me and he was touching me with those unbelievable hands. My eyes fluttered shut as his grip on my waist tightened enough for me to feel his excitement against my belly. I let a small knowing smile creep across my face with the knowledge that I still affected him so. When I could finally find the words to speak, beat me to the punch, as always.
Review ~ 4 Stars
This starts off one month later where This Love Of Mine ended. I loved the first book and the second, although not quite as good, did not disappoint. Madison has left for Arizona to play baseball and had to leave Kayla behind in Texas. After a short time he realizes that he can't be without her and he moves back home. Something horrible happened to her while he was away and she is afraid to tell him because she thinks he will never look at her the same. This poor girl has lived through so much trauma in her young life and my heart just broke for her. He has his work cut out for him when he returns because she has shut herself off to him.
"In the short amount of time that I had come to know this amazingly beautiful young women, I knew she would be my world. The realization of that wasn't hard to miss, but my actions had shown her otherwise."
He is determined to be back in her life even if it's just as a friend. These two were both so young and dumb that at times, I just wanted to throttle them. But the way they handle what happened to her redeemed them both in my eyes. Her for being so strong and him for never missing a beat when he learned the truth. Just a warning, this does end with another cliffhanger. Great story and I can't wait to see what happens next.
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About this author....
I am the author of Misguided Heart, Beautifully Broken (Broken Series #1), Breaking Beautiful (Broken Series #2), Time to Let Go and the upcoming Raine Series, which includes This Love of Mine (#1) releasing April 18, 2013, This Trust of Mine (#2) releasing May 2013 and This Heart of Mine (#3) releasing June 2013.
Amanda was born in Monroe, Washington but grew up in Arizona. She currently resides in Utah (soon to be Texas ;) with her husband, 2 boys and 2 dogs. I am who I am because of the people I have met and the things I have been through. I'm an author, a mother and a wife. When I'm not busy writing or reading, I like to hang with friends and family and watch some tv. I love that I get to do what I love:-
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