Monday, October 7, 2013

Let it be Me BLOG TOUR!!!!

Welcome to Toni Aleo's Let it be Me blog tour!!!! 

Here at Confessions of 2 Book Lovers, we're huge fans of Toni Aleo's work. 

Seriously, that's it? You're just going to leave it at that? 

At what? It's the truth, we're huge fans. 

No. We're HUGE FANS!!!!!!!!! That's what you were supposed to say. 

*looking at Nikki like she's crazy* O-kay....I thought I said that. But anyway, if you had let me finish.

So, as we were saying, before being interrupted, We're HUGE fans of Toni Aleo. We loved her hockey series and when we got the opportunity to read and review her new book, we jumped at it! Honestly, we didn't even know what it was about, we just knew that we couldn't pass up this awesome opportunity. 

Do you see that woman there?
The one with long, wavy blond hair and blue eyes that used to sparkle?
That’s me, Violet Moore.
Do you see those men over there?
One is my husband, Rob.
A man who claimed he loved me, but proved his fist loved me more.
The other is Tucker McCloud, my savior and confidant.
I'm torn between what's right and my own fear.
But not anymore.
I’m taking my life back now.
I will fight back.
I will be happy.

So, without further ado, our review: 

HOLY CRAP. That was intense. From page one, there was intense drama and angst. It all seemed so real. There were times that I wanted to cover my eyes as I read. I thank god that I’ve never been in that type of situation.

This book was unputdownable. I can’t say I loved it (mostly because of the subject matter) but it’s definitely unforgettable, and will stick with you. It’s book that’s worth reading.

I liked Violet and I felt sorry for her. I kept rooting for her, hoping she would develop the courage to leave Rob. He was a character that I definitely wanted to go all Dexter on.

While I was happy that Violet started to grow a backbone and stand up for herself, I was also cringing because I knew it would come at a price. And boy did she pay that price. I was also yelling at her to confide in Dr. Sexy Pants. And speaking of said hottie…he was certainly drool worthy! He was such a good guy, a guy you could root for, one you wanted to get his HEA. And he was so patient with Violet. He could clearly see that things weren’t right, and even though there were times that he got frustrated, he never stopped supporting her and encouraging her to admit what was going on. Tucker is definitely a keeper.

This wasn’t your typical romance. Yes, there was a romance between Violet and Tucker but I really felt that the book was more about how falling in love led Violet to realizing that she could leave. And it led her to find the strength to leave. At least, that’s what the book was about for me.

My only complaint was that Violet never told Tucker about Rob causing her to lose her child. It was mentioned in the first chapter but when the book came full circle later, there was no mention of it.

But this book is a solid 4 star read.

Author Info
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.
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