Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blog Tour & Review ~ The Perfect Distraction by: Melissa Rolka

TITLE - The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)
AUTHOR - Melissa Rolka
GENRE - New Adult
RELEASE DATE - October 1, 2013
HOSTED BY - Love Between the Sheets

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing.  She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. 
Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience.  Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out.  She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating.  What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex.  Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her.  Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her.  Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive.  He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future.  Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.  

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~Meli's Review~

I’m not really sure how I feel about The Perfect Distraction. It started off a little different then most of my books. But it also kept me from just putting it down. 

We meet Kate starting her freshman year of college. She has a past that doesn’t want to stay in the past and a future she didn’t see happening. When she goes homes Christmas break her past collides with her future and she cant resist.

Then we jump forward another year. Kate is still trying to get rid of her past only this time she has Reed Harper who wants in on her future. 

Reed is your typical college playboy and the minute he sees Kate he’s hooked, literally for over a year before he decides he cant take anymore.

Reed and Kate build a friendship over the past year but they both want more. Reed takes care of Kate in a way that her ex didn’t. 

All I can say is, is it to late for Reed and Kate. When her past fully comes back to get her she blames herself. 

Even after writing this review I'm still fully sure how I want to rate this book but I do know I need to know if Reed and Kate get their HEA in book 2.

I’m going to go with 4 Stars!!

About the Author

Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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