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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Love Always, [Game of Hearts 01] by Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel!

Publication date: 25th August 2015
Paperback edition: -
Source: Paperback
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: I’ve met boys like him before. Rich. Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there is something different about him that piques my curiosity. The way he looks at me, like he is staring through the bars of a gilded cage he’s never left. Like he is one breath away from suffocating beneath a mound of responsibilities. He is different from the rest because he doesn’t wear his money… his money wears him. I just don’t think he knows it yet.

She’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. She’s everything I’ve never been able to be. Carefree loo. Whimsical. A dreamer. Her laugh is infectious. She is irresistible. I can’t help but be drawn to her with an intensity that steals my breath and muddles my senses. I want to know her, need to know her, but how can I allow myself that liberty when I don’t have the freedom to make my own choices?

Phillip and Maggie think they have it all. Even though they come from opposite backgrounds, they each have bright futures paved out, with no distractions holding them back.

Until the fateful day they meet each other.

After a brief, adventurous time together in The Hamptons, Maggie and Phillip find themselves saying goodbye just as the spark of love flashes intensely between them. Can their budding connection be enough to survive the pulling tides of change, or will they drift apart before they even have a chance to explore what could have been?

Two of my favourite people and authors writing a book together? Yes, please! I was really excited about this book when I first heard about it! I love both these authors books, so I couldn't wait to read one that they wrote together! I signed up for the Blog Tour as soon as I heard about it and started reading my ARC as soon as I received it! This book was cute! Like, seriously cute! I can't think of a better word to describe it lol! I also wasn't 100% sure what to expect from it after I read the synopsis, but it was very beautiful and developed so well! The plot also really surprised me! I wasn't expecting the characters to be so different, but for their relationship to be so beautiful! There were also a few twist and turns in the plot too, and I didn't see some of them coming, especially a big one near the end! I just loved the plot, and the ending to the book was so beautiful and perfect for the characters! The characters were also amazing! Phillip was the main male character, and he was controlled in every aspect of his life by his mother and father! They expected Phillip to act in a certain way because his family had money and their name was known! Phillip was oblivious to this, but he became more rebellious as this book progressed and he realised how much his parents controlled him! I loved Phillip! I loved him even more as he became more confident and in control of his life! He grew a lot in this book and this made me really happy because he deserved to do what he wanted and live his life the way he wanted too! Maggie was the main female character, and I loved her! She was so carefree and cute! She also had a different outlook on life than probably any other character I've read! It was very enlightening because she looked at everything differently! Maggie also didn't think before she did things and she would do anything and everything once lol! She was exactly the kind of person that Phillip needed to show him how to live life and show him what he was missing! Maggie also wanted to get out there and explore the world and see and experience things that were different and out of the ordinary! I loved that about her! I also loved that this book was written from both Phillip and Maggie's point of view! I guess it had to be because of the plot and character divide! It also expanded the plot! I'm assuming that one author wrote Maggie's point of the view and the other wrote Phillip's! I honestly couldn't tell which author wrote which point of view because both flowed so well together! I love when that happens with co-authors! I'm also unsure whether this book is a standalone! I definitely see potential for a prequel book for two secondary characters, but I'm not sure if the authors plan to write one for them! I really hope they do! I love the cover for this book! You see how well it suits the book after you read it! It's so pretty and I can't wait to see it in paperback! Big thank you to Sonya and Candace for an ARC of Love Always, and for having me on the Blog Tour!

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Author bios:
Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013. In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now. Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at New Adult/Coming of Age, a sub-genre of Contemporary Romance. Thusly, the Six were born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014. The demand from readers was instantaneously, which brought about End Note, the second book of the series in December 2014, and book three, If Ever I Fall, in June 2015. To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working on the fourth book of the Six Series. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming news on Sonya's website!  

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames—book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

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