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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fool For You: Megan Noelle


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Seven years ago Danielle Hamilton left her home in Serenity Cove leaving behind a drug addicted mother, work-obsessed Grandmother and the first boy she has ever loved. Danielle promised herself she would never return, but now—she has no choice. The family Inn her Grandparents put their lives into is going under and Danielle is the last hope they have to save it. When she temporarily returns to her home town, she’s even less prepared than expected to run into her first love, Oliver Garrison. 

After their encounter leaves her on edge she decides what is really needed is a distraction. What she doesn’t expect is the way she feels when she meets Corey Preston with the bad boy edge, a gentle heart and smoking body. 

Oliver is everything she thought she ever wanted while Corey is everything she never thought she needed. 

Dani promised herself when she left Serenity Cove at 18 that never again, would this be her home. However, her heart didn’t get the memo and for the first time in her life, she feels at home. 

But will her demons from the past let her have the love she deserves? Or will she return to her life in New York—once again leaving her heart behind in the one place she fears to be?



Excerpt:

Before I knew it, it was time for dinner and Chinese take-out sounded great. After grabbing an ice cold Rolling Rock from the fridge, courtesy of Gramps, I ate my meal at the counter—with the provided chopsticks—while listening to some of my favorite music. It was those moments that I both loved and hated. They were exactly the type of things I enjoyed. I was at peace and didn’t need to worry about the hustle and bustle of the city. It was also in those moments that I saw just how alone I truly was. Staring into the empty seat next to mine at the breakfast bar, I was surprised to see Corey’s face come to mind. It had been a busy day, so I hadn’t thought much of what happened the previous night. Now in the silence it all came rushing back.

His sultry lips against mine. Running down my neck; nipping at my earlobe, swooping to the swell of my breasts. Strong hands brushing along my arms, sides, grabbing hold of my hips. My hands pulling off his shirt; fingers trailing over his hard muscles and smooth skin. A sharp intake of breath encouraging me to continue my journey to the fly of his jeans. Then those eyes. The way his eyes held mine, I forgot everything else. I felt the burning passion and desire. My entire body detonating at the soft brush of his lips at the base of my throat. Pulling me into him, desperate for a bed beneath us. Fingers lacing together, as his skillful lips and tongue explored my naked body. My tongue teasing and tasting his chest, neck and ears. The sound of a condom wrapper only vaguely registering, as he looked at me as though I was the only woman on this planet. Then the feel of him inside me. Arching my back, eyes closing in pleasure, my body screaming for more...

My erotic thoughts had me sweating in the chilled house, and the memory had me seconds away from going back to the bar. There wouldn’t be any searching for the right person; my eyes would only hunt for Corey. Once his blue eyes found mine, I would pull my shirt over my head letting him know exactly what I was there for. With one fluid motion he’d swing his long legs over the bar, his muscular arms tensing to hold his weight. Stalking towards me as though I was his prey, I’d be ready for whatever he wanted to give me. His hungry hands capturing the back of my head, as he pulled my mouth greedily to his. It wouldn’t matter who saw because in that wonderful moment—we’d be lost in each other. I wouldn’t even have to tell him what to do; he’d know instinctively as before what I craved.
I felt my body shudder at the thought. This was insane. Sure, I’ve had fantasies about guys before but usually about my boyfriends and nothing quite so bold. So, why was Corey suddenly taking over my thoughts and making my body crave his touch?


My life had been nothing but a big slap in the face...

Dani left Serenity Cove seven years ago, headed to New York, and never looked back. She had been been hurt by her family, her closest friend, and the boy she was in love with. Now she is begrudgingly back to help run her family's Inn, but she is not planning on making it permanent. 

Dani has serious(big, major, huge) trust issues due to her unstable home life and betrayals of men. She is now not willing to let anyone get close enough to fool her or hurt her again. She is just looking for a casual fling. But Corey the sweet, sexy, bartender  she meets on her first night back has other ideas. They immediately have a rapport, chemistry and are very compatible. But Dani is not going to let her emotions get involved and she she gets close then she goes in to denial mode and pulls away. Corey is such a good guy! He is responsible, loving, honest, protective, funny, and totally hot. I adored Corey! He tried everything to get her to clue in and show how much he cared. He was her lover, companion, best friend, and protector. I wanted to smack her upside the head and make her see what she was missing. Dani frustrated me so often. She was so stubborn and strong willed. She was stringing poor Corey along as she wallowed in her past hurts and self denial.  And she really never planned on staying back in Serenity Cove permanently so that is another big issue in the way.

My soul lightened every minute I was with him. There was something about that man that not only gave me the release I needed between the sheets but allowed me the freedom to be myself.

"You're mine, Danielle. Deny it all you f***king want, but I'm the one that shares a bed with you. I'm the one in your heart."

"But I wanted you to need me the way I need you."
"I do, I just can't give you what you want."

And then there is Oliver...the one that got away....or the one she ran away from to be exact. He was her first crush and love and he broke her heart. He was a big reason she ran off to New York. But now that she is back, he is interested again. He seems perfect: wealthy, handsome, from a good family and has the ability to still melt her with a smile. He just did not do it for me though. I was totally Team Corey!

"Back then I knew you loved me, but I sure as hell didn't deserve the way you felt. I'm telling you right now though, Danielle, I want to be the man that deserves to be loved by you. And I will never be able to express how incredibly sorry I am that I was too stupid to realize the truth--before I drove you away."

Will Dani ever be able to truly open up her heart and trust again? Will she throw away someone who could be perfect for her in order to be with the guy she loved during her entire youth? And will she stick around Serenity Cove or will she head back to her work and friends in New York?

When I returned to Serenity Cove, I hadn't intended to stay around long enough to fall for someone. Now I have two guys pulling at me for more. Most people would be ecstatic in this situation but all I felt was a sinking feeling deep in my stomach. 

I did like this book and the characters were interesting enough(Corey was downright swoony, sweet, and sexy). But they did seriously make me want to shake sense into them at times. It was full of drama and angst, happy mixed with sad, frustration coupled with small moments of contentment. This book was a little longer than the current norm for the books out there right now and I felt at times it just kept going and going. With the length of the book, I expected a resolved ending....I was so wrong! UGH!!!!So now I am left waiting for book two....

Thanks to Megan Noelle for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.


Megan Noelle Facebook/Goodreads
Megan Noelle is a 23-year old single mother. In 7th grade she completed her first novel. Two of her closest friends read it and gave her the boost she needed to keep pursuing that newfound dream. Since then she has been writing any chance she gets.

Her inspirations come from everywhere. Sometimes it’s a song, or a picture, maybe when she reads another book and of course, a single quote. There’s no telling where she’ll be when inspiration strikes but she couldn’t be happier. Nothing makes her happier than when she’s writing. So to be able to share this passion and dream with all of you…is more than she could ever hope for!
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4 comments:

  1. Absolutely Anna-Marie!

    Thank you Kim for the wonderful review! Also, thank you for being a part of my blog tour--It means so much!

    <3

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  2. This sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Absolutely!! If you follow my Author page on Facebook I will be announcing the blog stops as the tour continues. Each blog gets one copy of Fool! So you could have more chances to win!!

      <3

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