Title: I Stand Before You
Author: S.R. Grey
Series: Book One in the Judge Me Not Series
Published: September 3, 2013
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Tour Organizer
Tour Organizer: AToMR Tours
Genre: NA Contemporary
When it comes to tattooed bad boys, Chase Gartner is the real deal. Partying, engaging in meaningless sex, getting into fights---Chase indulges in it all during his late teen years, thus firmly solidifying his status as a heartbreakingly gorgeous but way-too dangerous-to-trust guy in his hometown of Harmony Creek, Ohio. Then, following one fateful night of reckless decisions, Chase's actions finally catch up to him and land him in prison.
Now, four years have passed and Chase finds himself a free man. He returns to Harmony Creek, ready to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding his shattered life.
Things are off to a promising start when he meets Kay Stanton, a young woman with a tragic past of her own. Despite a powerful attraction, Chase and Kay are naturally hesitant to become involved. That's why friendship feels like the safest option. But when passions ignite and love blossoms, a relationship that is destined and meant to be can only be resisted for so long. When Chase and Kay finally succumb to their feelings they realize being together feels more right and true than anything they have ever experienced.
But their love is soon tested. Chase's wild past still haunts and tempts him, and Kay is keeping a secret that could tear them apart.
I Stand Before You is a journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it's a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.
New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. First in a series.
***warning: contains graphic sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***
About the Author:
S.R. Grey is the author of the bestseller Harbour Falls and Willow Point, first and second books in A Harbour Falls Mystery series. She is also the author of I Stand Before You, the first novel in the new Judge Me Not (new adult/contemporary romance) series.
Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as well as an MBA.
She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third novel in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014, and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2).
Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.
My thoughts on Kay Stanton:
Kay is a twenty-three-year-old young woman who’s buried herself in grief and guilt over the death of her kid sister.
From the start, I pictured Kay as a Natalie Portman-type, chestnut hair, caramel-colored eyes, classic features.
What I found interesting with Kay was, as I wrote her, she revealed herself as stronger than I anticipated. And she’s not all pure and prim, either. In many ways she’s the perfect match to Chase.
Kay is good for Chase, and Chase is good for her. Sometimes things are just meant to be.