Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Not Alone by Amber Nation

Title: Not Alone
Author: Amber Nation
Release Date: November 11, 2013

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Emmalynne Morgan thought that getting married to her High School sweetheart and starting a family was all she wanted in life. Everything was perfect until circumstances change and devastating blows occur.

Fast forward five years, Emmalynne thinks she is broken, not only emotionally but physically as well, so her confidence was severely lacking. Being a single mother to her son, Tucker, as well as an owner of a small town Bookstore, she does everything she can to keep men at arms-length, not thinking she is worthy anymore with her plus-sized body and scars.

Taking it upon themselves, Emmalynne's best friends, Toby and Tessa make it their mission to bring her out of her tight-knitted comfort zone. That is when she locks eyes on the male perfection that is Grady.

Grady Finnegan was the gorgeous new guy in town. Recently injured and discharged from the Army, Grady comes to his Uncle’s aid in helping manage the family bar. Not being anywhere near innocent when it comes to women, Grady meets Emmalynne and he knows one thing, that he wants her.

Sparks fly and passion ignites, but will that be enough? Not ready to lay her heart on the line, Emmalynne guards it as best she can and ultimately fails. When chaos erupts and Grady's past comes back to haunt him, it leaves Emmalynne's already broken heart, shattered. 

Will past circumstances prevent Emmalynne from having the future she deserves? Or can Grady help her follow her heart and show her that she is Not Alone

I was hooked from the prologue and loved every single word!! I love it when I have a book that puts a smile on your face, makes you say aww, makes you tear up, as well as makes you wanna smack some people along the way. That is what it’s all about.

Emmalynne married her highschool sweetheart, Bryce, who turned into an emotionally abusive person and pretty much absent parent to Tucker. After tragedy struck Emmy is left widowed. (No love loss and I just had the prologue to read about him)

Five years later Emmy had built her life again and for her and her nine year old son. She is the proud owner of a bookstore where she is known around town as the best baker. She has a great support system and a few tricks up her sleeve.

Grady moves to town after he was injured in the military to help his uncle run his bar and there is where he sees Emmy for the first time and he falls ass over feet almost instantly. 
Emmy wasn’t into the dating scene, she felt that once was enough, but when friends intervene and take the choice away from her she finds herself on her first date in many years. 

Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There was a jealous guy who would stop at nothing to prove to Emmy that she was his. As well as a jealous woman who wanted Grady back and couldn’t stand that he had found someone new. 

Can they survive all that life throws at them or are they destined to love this life alone?

I really enjoyed this book. I loved Emmy & Grady as well as the side characters. Tucker touched my heart big time and I smiled through tears a few times with this young man. I cannot wait to see what Amber Nation brings us next. She definitely has a new fan in me!!

I give Not Alone 5 Heartwarming Stars!!!

Emmalynne turned around, fiddling with the bottom edge of her shirt. She looked up at me with her bottom lip tucked between her teeth, her eyes wary. She was nervous again, but seeing her nibble on her lip made me want to take her, here and now. “Thank you for bringing me home, Grady. And for coming to my rescue, I appreciate it.” 
“Don’t worry about it. I’ll see you tomorrow, yeah?” I had to get out of there and fast.
“Oh yeah, right, for our date.” She stepped towards me and closed her eyes, her tongue darting out to lick her lips then puckering them. She wanted to kiss me. That made my pants grow even tighter and I wanted nothing more than to explore every inch of that amazing mouth. Those lips were all pouty and sexy, but she wasn’t totally coherent. And as much as I wanted to, and Lord did I want to, I wasn’t going to take advantage of her like that. So I leaned into her and kissed her forehead, the smell of her shampoo hitting me like a brick, Vanilla and Mint. I exhaled as I took a step back and, she immediately opened her eyes, her expression pained.

I am a wife, mother of two beautiful girlies, an avid reader, and a new Romance and New Adult author.
I was born and raised in Southern Indiana, but resided in Texas for five years while my husband was in the US Army. It was definitely a journey, but I am so glad to be back in my home state.
Whenever I'm not doing my motherly duties or at the soccer field I absolutely love to read whenever I have a moment to spare. My kindle is never far from my side.
My love of reading increased about a year ago and due to my love of books I decided to try my hand at writing. Already having a set of characters screaming to get out, my story took over and came to life.

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