BLOG TOUR REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae

September 19, 2013 Adrienne's Reviews, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Reviews 0 ★★★

BLOG TOUR REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence.
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Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae
Series: The Beautiful #1
on September 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 292
Format: eBook
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After losing her parents and sister in a tragic car accident, Lily distances herself from those still around her. As she solely focuses on her work, she refuses to form any emotional attachments in fear of struggling through another unbearable loss.

…until Kyle enters her life with his possessive and overbearing personality. Instead of running, Lily finds herself drawn to him. Helping her on a path to healing, Kyle stands by her side and lends her his strength.

A bond is formed, but it is tested when the unthinkable happens.

Can taking a chance on love conquer all?

 

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This is my first official blog tour and I’m so excited to be participating!

Beautiful Chances is a story about Lily.  Lily has lost her family and run to Florida in order to sort out her life and to maybe to run from her grief and guilt.  But we all know you can’t run from either of those things.  So she struggles with nightmares and relationships.  Kyle just sort of shows up and takes over everything.  One day he wasn’t there, the next day he was and he wormed his way into every nook and cranny of Lily’s life.  She of course allowed it and off we went on their journey.

For me I found Kyle more on the creepy side and less on the sexy alpha male side.  He was saying things like “you’re mine” after the first date.  You never really get a good idea of how old he is either and I just assumed he was much much older than Lily.  The day he meets her she falls asleep on the beach only to wake up in his arms as he carries her off.  Instead of being freaked the hell out, she’s calm.  She enjoys the way he smells.  She enjoys his arms around her.

WTH

A STRANGER picks you up while you’re sleeping and is carrying you off and you’re okay with that?  I’m not buying it.

Lily is a 24 yr old virgin.  Oh and she’s never had an orgasm either.  Kyle immediately acts like they’ve been dating forever.  There’s no learning curve no sexual tension no mystery.  He comes on way too strong and innocent, naive Lily is fine with it.  And then she happily gives up said virginity after just 5 days.  I didn’t get it.  I didn’t feel the connection.

I was very very frustrated.  This entire book felt extremely rushed.  I never felt like I got a chance to really know any of the characters.  They were just sort of there on the pages.  They would say their lines and move on to the next.  If there was a scene with some angst, I found myself getting excited.  Only to be let down because Lily would just decide that it wasn’t worth getting upset about and boom next thing you know she and Kyle would be smiling and carrying on as if nothing happened.

I think my favorite character in the book is Luke.  He at least showed some real emotion.  It was obvious he had feelings for Lily.  Although his immediate declarations in the face of Kyle were a little strange to me.  But I could look past that.  He struggled wanting more then just a friendship.  They at least had years of history together.

The sex scenes although explicit were not exciting.  They too felt rushed and lacked passion.  It almost too clinical.  A few pumps both have an oragsm next thing you know he’s tucking her to his side an off to sleep they go.

I get that in real life LMAO. 

I want a little more juicy detail in my books.

I don’t have too many pet peeves when it comes to reading but I do have a few.  No matter how hard I try to ignore them they stick out like a sore thumb.  Please refrain from ever using the following words WHEN SPOKEN BY THE MAN

BEGUILE
RAVISH

I’m sorry men don’t say those words.

EVER

EVER EVER

If I ask my husband to repeat them for me he just looks at me like I have two heads.

The synopsis says…

A bond is formed, but it is tested when the unthinkable happens.

Yea I have no idea what that is.  I re-read the ending just to make sure I wasn’t missing something.  I mean there’s some angst but that’s about it.  I was expecting some big cliffhanger.  There is a bit of a cliffhanger but not really.  It just sort of ends.  There’s obviously more story to tell though.

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LINKS FOR PURCHASING BEAUTIFUL CHANCES

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beautiful-chances-alicia-rae/1116870664?ean=2940148526179

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About Alicia Rae

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

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