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Thursday 15 August 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Forgiven [Forgiven 01] by Rebecca Brooke!

Publication date: 10th August 2013
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: What happens when one moment changes the course of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.

Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life. Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a black shadow?

I had been desperate to read this book since I saw the cover for it, so when I got an email about a Blog Tour I quickly signed up! This book started off at 4 stars with me! I did find it a bit slow and the characters were a bit over the top, but as the book progressed it started to turn into something beautiful! This impressed me! I didn't really expect to love it as much as I did! The plot of Forgiven was beautiful! There were these two characters who were broken and trying to deal with so much not knowing that together they were stronger! The plot did start a bit slow, but it quickly picked up and I was unable to put this book down! It developed very well and I really enjoyed it! The amount of swear words in this book did annoy me a little! There were quite a lot of them and sometimes I found it a bit unnecessary! I swear sometimes as well, but the amount of times the characters did in this book distracted me a little! I thought that I was going to have problems connecting with the main characters at the start of this book, but as it progressed I was able to connect with them perfectly! Caleb was the main male character and he was such a douche to start off with! As the book progressed he changed completely though! He turned into this protective, loving guy! I loved this side of him and I loved how cute he was with Angie! I could tell he really loved her! Caleb was living with a secret and this secret could either break his relationship with Angie or make it stronger! I did think that it took a while for the actual secret to come out, but I did have my suspicions! Angie was the main female character and she was so lovely! I didn't really expect to like her when I first met her, but she was a likable character! She had a tough home life and that was enough to break anyone, but Caleb was there for Angie and he was able to show her that there is so much more to life! Angie was a fragile character, but she put on a brave face and I really admired her for that! I loved that this book was written from both Caleb and Angie's point of views as they were both battling they own demons and it was amazing to see them battling them separately and then together! I'm wouldn't think that this book could turn into a series as Caleb and Angie's relationship and story was fully resolved in this book and it developed further than I thought it would, but maybe the next book will be about a different character or something like that! I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book and I'll anxiously be awaiting its release! The cover for Forgiven is so pretty! It's what attracted me to the book in the first place! It's stunning! Big thank you to Rebecca for an ARC of Forgiven and to Hooked on Books and Fictional Men’s Books for Ho’s for having me on the Blog Tour!

   I looked down into those beautiful brown eyes and once again I was lost. I put my finger under her chin and lifted her face up to mine. My eyes connected with hers at I slowly lowered my lips to hers. I pulled back for a second, “How drunk are you?”
   “A little,” she said with a giggle.
I probably shouldn’t have kissed her again, but I couldn’t stop myself. I had to taste her. I pressed my lips to hers. Her lips were so soft, they were incredible. She slipped her hands up my chest, around the back of my neck and into my hair as I continued to kiss her. I could feel the heat from her fingers through my shirt, it made me harder than I already was. I lost it and deepened the kiss. I slid my tongue into her warm mouth tasting every part of her. She tasted amazing as her tongue danced around with mine. I realized I was getting too excited as my hand slid up her ribs toward her breast. Fucking hell, we were in the middle of a frat party and here I was feeling her up. I pulled my mouth away and leaned my forehead against hers as we both caught our breath from the most amazing kiss of my life. “What are you doing to me?” I whispered.
Author bio:

Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very rarely) she loves to bake and watch episodes of Shameless and True Blood.


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