Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tour Stop: Review/Giveaway ~ TRYING NOT TO LOVE YOU by Megan Smith


MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.

But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.

Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.

Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?

Hunter put his hand on Cooper's shoulder, "Just leave her alone. Come on. Let's go down to the baseball field." Hunter was once again on my side, trying to deflect the problem.
"Nah, not until she gives me that shit."
"Oh my God, would you guys knock it off? We're only going to the movies. What's the freaking deal?" Hailey asked them.
Mason eyed Hailey, then me and said, "Fine, but we are going with you." Then he walked away and Cooper followed him.
Hunter looked at the bag of makeup and then eyed me. "You don't need that shit. You're beautiful just the way you are."
My breath caught; I didn't know what to say, so I didn't say anything. Hunter tipped his head and followed Cooper and Mason. He had never called me that before. I didn't think I was beautiful, average, sure. I was shorter than most of the kids in my school, and even at fifteen, I was curvier than most of the girls. I had long, dark chocolate hair that cascaded down my back, eyes the color of the blue sky and pale skin dotted with freckles due to my Irish blood.
"Not on his radar, my ass." Hailey said, laughing at me. I am sure I was bright red.

Review ~ 4Stars
Damn, damn, damn! Once again another cliffhanger. I loved this book and actually read it in one sitting but damn, I did not see that cliffhanger coming.
MacKenzie has finally found a guy to date that has not been scared off by her brothers and childhood friend Hunter. I was not a fan of Dominic and couldn't figure out what she saw in him. What a freakin douche! Kenzie has always had feelings for Hunter but because her brothers were so protective of her, he was off limits. She finally starts to see he may have the same feelings for her too but he doesn't want to ruin his friendship with her brothers by acting on them.

"I'm trying to do the right thing here. You know I want you. Fuck, you can feel it. We both know I just can't have you."

I know theses two are young but I kept thinking "look what is right in front of you dummy." Yes, I was talking out loud to the characters once again. That's how you know it's a good book. I know if it were me I would have told her brothers to back the eff off. They were all sweet but seriously, way to smother the poor girl. So I am nearing the end of their story and then KABOOM, the mother of all cliffhangers.Completely out of the blue like a slap to the face. **sobbing** Anyway, I loved this book and hope when the next ones comes out they will get their HEA.

My favorite quote..."CC I could never regret anything about you, ever."



About the author...
When Megan Smith is not writing she is a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to her son. She lives in the New Jersey. At the end of the day when she is done work and being a mom you can find her curled up with a good book or writing on her current story.

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