Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chasing Abby by Cassia Leo

I am going to be honest, it's taken me a few days to be able to at least try and put into words what I think about this book. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from the author. The Shattered Hearts series is one of my all time favorite series, the way that Cassia can bring out all these emotions with the use of words is so wonderful. I feel sucked into this story, into these characters world. Once I found out that this book was going to be written I was ecstatic! This book did not disappoint, it surpassed all my expectations!!

This book is book four in the Shattered Hearts series and it is A MUST that you have read the previous books in order to understand what is going on in this story. This book is the story of Abby and how her life changes once she realizes who she is and who her parents are. We've seen how much Chris and Claire have suffered knowing that Abby was out there and not being able to be near her or tell her who they are. Claire has felt as if it was her fault that they've lost her. My heart has broken seeing how they suffered in the previous books. Here we get an insight into what type of life Abby had with her adoptive parents, as well as how she takes the news about finding out who her real parents are. It was an emotion filled journey, Abby's world changed the moment she found out about Chris and Claire, it took her on a crazy journey

Wow, the emotions that filled these pages, from the heartbreak that her parents felt, to the heartbreak and devastating feeling Abby herself felt when she found out the news. I was just filled with emotion reading this book. It is my favorite book out of all the Shattered Hearts series. I cried so much with this book. Cassia has blown me away, bringing this world to life and making the reader feel as if THEY were a part of the story, going through all the dramas in the book. Cassia creates magic with each book she writes. Definitely pick up this series, you don't want to pass up the chance to read such an incredibly written.

BLOG TOUR: A Fighting Chance by Annalisa Nicole

Max “Slick” Jones has never led an easy life. He’s rough, hardened and tatted on the outside and never once thought that he deserved to be loved. Despite his upbringing, he’s dedicated his life to helping others. When his old friend Asher Wellington calls upon his services, he drops everything knowing he has a lifetime of debt to fulfill to this family. But, what he didn’t expect was to meet Chloe.

Chloe Peters grew up in a privileged, picture perfect life with amazing parents and her twin brother, Kyle. She and Kyle were living out their lifelong dream until one second, one moment in time changed everything and sent her into a tailspin she thought she could never recover from. 

Will the exchange of deep dark pain in the eyes of two hardened souls open the door to a happily ever after?

Can Max show Chloe that there can be life after tragedy? Can Chloe Show Max that he is worthy of love?

Sometimes the hardest person to forgive, is yourself.

This is a mature audience book, and is intended for adults only.

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Ever so slowly I enter her. Never in my life have I wanted something to last forever. This feeling, this moment, right here, the love that I feel bursting from my chest, is something I’ve never felt before. It’s something I never felt like I deserved. But I feel like if I died today, I’d die a happy man knowing what true love feels like. This is what a man waits for his entire life. This is what being in love feels like.

She walks over to the window, pulls back the sheer white curtain, and stares out into what seems like nothingness. She places her forehead on the glass and slowly shakes it back and forth. I can’t stand to see her like this. I walk across the room and stand behind her. I question whether or not I should even touch her. My hand hovers over her arm as the hairs stand on end, begging me for my touch. Her mind is telling her no, but her body is crying out to me, begging me for help. Ever so softly I touch the back of her arms. She jumps and picks her head off the window, but doesn’t shrug it away. I run my hand down the back of her arms and bury my nose in the crook of her neck. I feel the goose bumps forming on her arms and I hear her breathing increase. I know she’s still in this broken shell. I know if I don’t do something now, I risk the possibility of never freeing her from her demons. And I know just what I need to do.


I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom. 

I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoy writing. 

Today I am a self-published author and it has been an amazing journey.

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