Thursday, July 4, 2013

Untellable Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

 Aspen Dwyer, recently emancipated from foster care, is searching for a place to hide from a past with secrets too dark to share. Honey Creek, Ohio, presents itself as the best place to start a new life and stay undercover. There she meets Colton Moraine, a man with strong family ties and an even stronger sense of loyalty. His boisterous, loving family welcomes Aspen with warmth she hasn’t felt in years. She’s surprised at how quickly and deeply she falls for Colton. When a dangerous criminal comes to Honey Creek, intent on his revenge against her, Aspen must choose between two options. Should she stay and risk her life and the rejection of the people she’s grown to love? Or should she run again, and leave behind any chance of a happy future?

Author Bio:
Suzanne Lilly writes lighthearted young adult stories with a splash of suspense, a flash of the unexplained, a dash of romance, and always a happy ending. Her debut novel was Shades of the Future in 2012 followed by Untellable in 2013. Her newest novel, A Thousand Little Secrets will be available in August, 2013.Her short stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print, and she has placed and received honorable mentions in writing contests. She lives in Northern California where she reads, writes, cooks, swims, and teaches elementary students.
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First line:
They say everyone deserves a second chance. That may be true for most people, but not everyone. Not my dad. Not Rick.
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3 stars out of 5

First of all, I feel like the cover and description of this story are slightly misleading. While the description is accurate for the book, paired with this particular cover led me to believe that this was a novel about mermaids. And while I quite enjoyed this fast-paced contemporary romance, I was disappointed about being misled, though I'm sure that was not done on purpose.

Aspen is hiding from her father. She knows he will not look for her in a small town, so she moves to the tiny town of Honey Creek. There she gets a job at the lodge that resides on the lake. The owner's nephew Colton is a volunteer firefighter. He helps her on her first day in town and BOOM! Instant attraction (read: insta-love).

Aspen is rather sweet, though reluctant to share anything about her past to anybody. All she wants is some peace before she has to move to the next town. She never expected to fall in love. Colton is adorable. He's very persistent and stubborn and has a fear of swimming. Aspen exchanges swimming lessons for driving lessons, seeing as she never learned how.

At first, their relationship was going at a nice pace. It didn't feel forced, but felt sweet, gentle, and slow. Then suddenly, this relationship had moved up three levels when I felt like it was nowhere near moving up one. Colton gets mad that Aspen didn't reveal her secrets right away. They start talking of marriage and children. I was thinking "Wait a minute! Let's slow down and realize that they've been dating for about a month."

This is a short and sweet contemporary romance. If that's the kind of book you're looking for, you should pick this one up :)

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