Hello Guys, I am so very excited that today I am one of the hosts for the For Everly by Raine Thomas Tour Launch!
Yes, it is here! So take a look at the details on this fantabulous read and all the goodies that are being given away:) Then check out my review below:)
Published May 27th 2013 by Iambe Books, LLC
**Mature Content Warning** This is a New Adult novel recommended for ages 17+ due to language, sexual content, and mature subject matter.
Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.
Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.
In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.
When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love
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ABOUT RAINE THOMAS
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her latest book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance titled For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
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FOR EVERLY GIVEAWAY!
Signed paperback copy of
A custom necklace and bracelet,
and a $25 Amazon gift card.
FOR EVERLY BOOK TRAILER
I was very excited with the opportunity to read Author Raine Thomas new title. I became a fan of Ms. Thomas books with her Estilorian series. I knew that FOR EVERLY, would be different from the books I became familiar with, and that I associated with Raine Thomas, but I was up for the adventure, and was not disappointed. I loved the story!
For Everly a New Adult novel followed the story of physical therapy student Everly Wallace and Major League Pitcher Cole Parker.
When Cole begins to have problems with his pitching shoulder, he is concerned that this would mean the end of his career. So with the help of his older brother, Cole is placed in the hands of Everly a brillant student who Cole is assured is more than qualified to treat his injury, while also keeping it out of the press. The two begin to work together, Everly slightly hesitant due to Cole’s reputation of being a womanizer, and with the responsibility of taking care of her ailing grandfather, paying the bills, and completing her degree Everly does not want to take a wrong turn. Although, her emotions betray her when in Cole’s presence, especially due to the fact, she had always been a major fan of the handsome ballplayer, she has the poster in her closet to prove it:) Also, due to the death of her mother and her brother’s suicide, it is difficult for Everly to become close to others. She feels safest when the barriers are up. But Cole, privileged and used to having what he wants, at first sees the young beauty as a challenge, but surprises many as well as himself at the real feelings he is soon to develop. But the growing love between the two is overshadowed by their pasts and when Everly is attacked and the danger increases, Cole realizes there is more than just his career that he’s fighting for, there’s Everly.
For Everly was a tender tale of second chances, forgiveness and the redeeming power of love. I thoroughly enjoyed how Ms. Thomas unfolded this beautiful love story; The story was innocent yet had a subtle passion underneath reminiscent of first real love. The pace was perfect, with the friendship blossoming, and slowly evolving into more as a lovely surprise it seemed to the characters , although the reader was highly aware of the love that was between the two. Cole was a complex character who piqued my interest; one moment, fun-loving, hard drinking ladies man, he in turned showed such a tenderness towards Everly after her attack, it almost brought tears to my eyes. His passion showed whether for his career, his partying before Everly then to Everly herself and what he knew to be true between them was evident. Whatever he did, he did to the fullest. I felt both characters were very developed and likable…
I enjoyed the fun moments in the books, when the characters in the book played a sexy Marco Polo game in the sauna, also I loved the photo shoot scene, where Everly was pulled to pose opposite Cole in an underwear magazine shoot, and just the simple act of looking in one another’s eyes during that shoot, the way Ms. Thomas described it, had my cheeks burning! There was nothing in-appropriate, it simply very sensual…but simultaneously innocent???? How Ms. Thomas is able to create that balance is unknown to me:) But it worked, I enjoyed the flirtatious communication between the two, fun, sexy and wow Cole had me swooning at times, because I love a man with a sexy sense of humor:)
Also one of my favorite times was when Cole was speaking with his nephew Avery, it was a deep discussion on which superhero was best:) ,lol…and yes, I also believe BatMan was tops! ,lol I was also very impressed with the knowledge Ms. Thomas had of baseball, I ascertain she must be a fan herself, I loved the references to movies(I knew them all) and really this story is one of my favorites now.
I fully recommend this book if you enjoy a good Contemporary Romance.
What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the Contemporary love story versus Paranormal or another genre?
What is an attribute you look for in your favorite Character(s)?
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