Blog Tour and Giveaway: Seeing Red: Sidney Halston

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There's the old adage: 'Two heads are better than one'. But when it comes to lovers - it doesn't really work so well. Actually, it’s kind of creepy. Especially when the two heads belong to twin brothers. That’s one of the many dilemma’s Jillian Stone is facing in her non-existent love life. As if Jillian Stone's life didn’t just become complicated enough, considering that she’s also psychic, her seductively mysterious professor starts relentlessly and inappropriately courting her too.

Raised on a deserted island for twelve years after a plane crash. Jillian Stone, AKA ‘Red’ is reunited with her twins, Alexander and Oliver Jacobs, who lived with her on the island all those years. Now twenty-two years old, these childhood friends may not stay ‘just friends’ when Red realizes these twins have returned to her life in all their gorgeous and protective alpha-male glory. Jillian, a law student, an introvert, and a closeted psychic, is torn between the sexy-bad boy Alexander, and Oliver, the loyal and dedicated confidante. And just in case there weren’t enough men in her life, Paul Black, her professor, comes along and begins relentlessly and inappropriately pursuing her. Meanwhile, her psychic visions begin to get more frequent as visions of a red-haired man begin haunting her daily. Someone closer than she knows is looking for her—and not for good reasons. 

One woman, three men. Whatever happens - someone's going to lose.

Seeing Red was a pleasant surprise! This book had everything!  It had love, drama, mystery, danger, and even a little paranormal. 

Jillian, and twins Alexander and Oliver grew up together on an island for 12 years after a plane crash. We learn about this through flash backs and journal entries. But as the book starts up, we are following them 7 years later as they  are reconnected. There are intense feelings between all of them and they feel like family. 

Alexander: "He'd always known, since he was old enough to understand, even while on the island, that he had a special bond with Jillian."

Oliver: He had loved her since, well, forever. Actually, he didn't remember not loving her.

Jillian is a smart, independent, sweet, law student. She is trying hard to make her own way in the world. But once they are back in communication, she comes to rely heavily on the support of the twins. Oly has always been there for Jill. He is the stable, loyal, perhaps a little boring friend who always listens and  that has relationship potential. In contrast, Alexander is the volatile, playboy, bad-boy that clashes with Jill almost constantly. We see the unvoiced love between them turn into a full blown love triangle complete with hidden feelings, passion, jealousy, insecurities, miscommunications, and betrayal. It is a serious roller coaster of angst, drama, and emotions. I started out on one team and then switched to the other team and even then I would waver a little just like Jillian did. They are both so alpha, possessive, loving, and hot! I could not figure out how they were going to resolve this seriously entangled situation and their strong feelings. 

"Jillian, I know you. When all of the other girls were watching the latest romantic comedy or reading the latest chick novel, you were watching CNN and reading a book on tax law or something ridiculous like that. Your're not a rainbow and butterflies kind of girl. You want real. you want passion You want me."

And in the midst of all this, it turns into a love square when a hot, controlling professor Paul Black enters the picture. I never really connected with him since I was so gaga over the twins, but Jillian did. And of course this only stirred things up further with the twins. 

The love she had for Oliver had grown throughout the years, steady and constant. But Xander...Xander was an inferno, and the heat them between them could leave her in ruins. And to add to the insane mix there was Paul Black. He was an enigma that clouded her senses. It was an infatuation that had caught her off guard. Never had she felt such lust for a man so quickly.

And there is also a little issue of Jillian being clairvoyant. Yes, her visions throw more drama in the whole mess since they are random, incomplete, and usually come true with traumatic circumstances.

And if that is not enough, there is danger lurking in the background. There are mysteries from the past that are unraveling but meeting up with Jillian in her present. 

This book kept me engaged and entertained. The writing styles was easy to read. I was totally invested in Jillian , Oliver, and Alexander. The characters were well developed, flawed, likable, and perfectly endearing. They were so devoted to each other and so connected emotionally. Their relationships were intense, loving, demanding, and all consuming. There were twists and turns, ups and downs, and times when you just wanted to stop the ride and get off. 

I also liked her Southern Belle room mate Heather. She was a fun addition to their group. And I enjoyed the journal entries from their pseudo-mother Helen who raised them on the island. She was full of good advice and witty quotes. 

All of the emotions, events, and trauma lead up to a climax. And finally atleast the triangle explodes. Kaboom! Passion ignited! But just as things seem to have a chance or settling down, you are hit with another interesting turn. It was left open to continue their story and continue to find out more about the mysteries. I look forward to more with Jill, Heather, Oly, and Xander. 

Thanks to Sidney Halston and AToMR tours for providing me with and ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”–Mark Twain. Or even simpler, “Just Do It”—Nike.
And that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red.That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing.
Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second.
When she’s not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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