~**~ Blog Tour for When Light Leads To You (Forget Me Knot #2) by C.R. Ellis w/ Review & Giveaway ~**~
Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a crush on a boy. Eventually, they fell in love. They lived happily ever after.
Except they didn’t. Not even close.
I’m the girl, but that’s not my story.
Once upon a time, I fell for a boy, but we didn’t have a happily ever after. In fact, we crashed and burned. Which turned out to be for the best because it forced me to grow up and realize the only wedding bells in my future are the ones I orchestrate for clients.
For six years I’ve been perfectly content with meaningless, short-lived flings and running from anything that resembles a real relationship.
He’s my best friend’s brother, and he’s no longer the boy I fell for—he’s a man I can’t stand.
Oh, and he’s also my new neighbor.
Seemingly overnight, Jasmine Winters went from being my sister’s best friend to being the girl I couldn’t get enough of. But like most good things, it didn’t last.
Things fell apart so suddenly, I’m able to convince myself that summer never happened. At least, I was, until the only distance between us is a hallway instead of a time zone.
Six years ago, I let Jasmine slip through my fingers without an explanation because I was convinced we’d be better off apart. But now that we’re neighbors, our unspoken vow of apathy has unwittingly been shattered.
Our exchanges consist of trading insults and icy stare downs. But in-between, I catch glimpses of the way she used to look at me, glimpses of the girl I fell for years ago.
Things are different now, though. This time…I won’t let her walk away without giving me answers.
Release Date: August 1st, 2018
OMG the Angst!
No seriously. These two drove me BSC. Like my eyes are hurting from all the rolling they were doing kind of BSC and yet…
I know, you are now rolling your eyes at me for the “and yet” but even with the pain they were causing me, and the numerous times I wanted to toss my Kindle in the freezer (because tossing the precious against the wall is never an option) I couldn’t help but be fascinated as well and wanting to see how everything turned out.
Dean and Jasmine. Jasmine and Dean...here’s the thing with these two. They are both really likeable and good hearted people, separately. They give more than they ever expect to receive and do it unconsciously. They are quick witted and snarky and I loved that about them. But when they were in each other’s orbits and that angsty Switch was flipped they acted like two overly hormonal teenagers, not toddlers because at least they can’t help themselves, who I wanted to toss into the remotest part of Canada during winter and leave them to their own devices. If they survived, cool. If they didn’t, oh well, because they tested me in every way.
As for their journey. Here’s the thing. I totally understood why Jasmine ghosted Dean. Totally. With the situation being what it was and what she was dealing with, I got it and didn’t blame her. And no, it wasn’t a girls united thing, but just knowing how fragile the human heart could be kind of thing. But the things that happened after and how they were acting towards each other just irritated me. What saved them, and this book, was first the need to see if they could pull all their sh$t# together and not only be together, but actually adult. And the second: were the Moments, because when they were firmly rooted in the present and acting like the adults they claimed to be those moments were kind of epic and had be believing they could have a future together.
I can’t deny that I was hooked, because I was, but I also can’t deny that there were times when I thought I was dealing with teenagers instead of adults, regardless of the angst level. And the funny thing is that the one true teenager in the story, whom I adored, actually did act more mature on a regular basis than the adults. But, all in all, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to Elliot’s book and getting to know her better.
~ Copy provided by InkSlinger PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
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C.R. Ellis is a Texas native who writes contemporary romance novels with plenty of drama and humor, and just enough heat to ignite e-readers and paperbacks everywhere. She can almost always be found attached to her laptop with coffee nearby and her two trusty canine sidekicks by her side. When she’s not writing or plotting, she enjoys going to concerts with her sweet husband, dragging him along to see rom-coms at any theater that serves booze, checking off the next destination on her ever-growing travel bucket list, and trying new recipes.
Her passion for writing stems from her lifelong love of reading, and she often binge-reads entire books in a day. She’s an unapologetic book hoarder, and her paperback collection is rivaled only by her massive shoe collection.