Blog Tour and Giveaway: Destiny Ever Changing: Tasha Ivey

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Some are destined for greatness . . . others for pure unadulterated misery.After catching her boyfriend with another woman, Laura struggles with beginning again, knowing deep down that she is destined to be unhappily out of love for her entire life. Needing some time to recoup and formulate a game plan, she decides to visit her notoriously wise grandmother. But once there, a curveball in the form of a deliciously attractive stranger has her falling again.

Brooks is another story altogether. He is quite content with his life until his father forces him into a business decision that will ruin the rest of his life. As if his relationship with his father isn’t tumultuous enough, his new fiancé is making every waking moment a living hell and loving every manipulative minute of it.

When Laura stumbles upon her mother’s old journal, she opens a door into a long forgotten past. A past that somehow leads both Laura and Brooks into unfamiliar territory and changes everything they ever knew about fate. 

Destiny is ever-changing, after all.

"Love has no concept of time. When it happens, it happens, and if it's meant to be, it will be."

Laura has been through a bad break-up, is lost, and heads to her Nana's beach house in Virginia to get herself together. Right as she gets into town, she meets Brooks and shares a funny encounter. From the start, they have a connection. But Brooks has many secrets. He has his own issues and his life is on a course that makes him miserable. But they keep crossing paths and the more they do, the more they like each other.

Brooks is a good guy. He tried to do the right thing even though he was in a bad situation. He was sweet, protective, witty, and vulnerable. Erin is funny, intelligent, shy, but does have a back bone. They have chemistry and a longing for each other, but are too good to act on it. They are both broken and hurt, but become a postive influence on each other. 

He is exceptionally kind, and he seems genuine and good-hearted--when he's not being grouchy and despondent. I hardly know anything about him, but I can't explain why I felt immediately drawn to him when we met. I have never felt anything like that with any man I have ever dated. 

I'm not sure what it is about her, but I have an overwhelming desire to protect her. I hardly know her, but I know she's unlike any other woman I have ever met. She's not confident at all, and she seems very shy. She doesn't even appear to be aware of how beautiful she is. 

They both really need a friend and begin to open up. They know it is not possible for them to be together, but they just can't stay away. They have a good rapport, sense of humor, trust each other enough to share their secrets, and care enough to try to do what is best for the other.

But the situation seems hopeless and Brooks has such toxic people interfering in his life. I seriously wanted slap the makeup right off Jacqueline's face and smack his father over the head with a heavy object.  I felt so bad for poor Brooks and he did not deserve to be in the situation he was in. But he also had a great support system in his best friend Will and his sister Ashton. They were protective, supportive, humorous but have their own set of issues as well. 

"That sounds like something out of a movie!"
"But usually a movie like this has a fairytale ending," he rebuts. "I'm almost certain that my movie is a horror story."

But will meeting the right person at the wrong time in the most desperate of circumstances be a  blessing or a curse? And will they be able to come out of the situation together or completely broken and more miserable than before they met?

This book engaged me from the beginning. I loved the development of Brooks and Erin's friendship and their adventures.  I also loved Erin's journey as she discovers more about her mother's past as she reads her journal. I adored Nana. She was the perfect, smart, feisty Grandma. It all flowed at a perfect pace, made me get invested in the characters, and hope that they could find a way. I enjoyed getting both points of view and having the window into the past as well. 

...one thing about destiny...it's ours to change. 

This book just totally touched me. It was heartbreaking, sweet, uplifting, and brought tears to my eyes. It is about taking risks, finding your own way, and finding hope. I loved everything about it and it was a perfect Sunday afternoon read. I am looking forward to to book 2 about Will and Ashton. 

Thanks to Tashy Ivey for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Tasha Ivey Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads
Tasha Ivey is a literature fanatic, whose love for the written word fostered her development into the writer she has become. A lover of an extremely erratic mixture of literature, she has been influenced by authors from Jane Austen and E.M. Forster to Charlaine Harris and Alyson Noel. But her biggest influence and literary hero? Nicholas Sparks. Aside from writing, since she doesn’t have anything other than a shriveled up prune on the left side of her brain, she prefers to spend her time being creative in other ways like painting, cake decorating, and various types of crafts. That is, if the constant voices streaming through her head allow her to stop making up stories for a while. Lucky for her, she has a huge supportive family, including her amazing husband and two kids, who doesn’t complain too much when she hangs out with her characters more than she does with them. She is currently working on her second novel, Every Breath, which is due to release this year, and she also plans to start a sequel to her first novel, Destiny Ever-changing, this summer.

A special not from Tasha regarding the events at the Boston Marathon:

I feel horrible about promoting myself this week, in light of the Boston tragedy. I feel like I need to do something, so I’ve decided to donate half of my proceeds during the blog tour to the American Red Cross. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea. This isn’t for me to increase my sales. If I only sell 10 books this week, that’s a little more money raised than I could offer on my own. And I will be donating some of my own money toward this, with or without the sales. The Red Cross is always the first to respond in a tragedy like this, and they are always begging for blood and monetary donations to keep up with demand. I can’t personally go to Boston to do any good, so this is what I CAN do. If you would like to donate on your own. www.redcross.org.
Thanks for your help, and join me in praying for those affected!
Tasha Ivey

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  1. I commented on Tammy and Kim Reviews :o)

  2. Aww, this sounds really great! Thanks for the giveaway and the share!


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