Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Once Loved by Cecy Robson




I am so excited to be a part of this tour. I am a huge fan of Cecy's and love everything she has written but this series is such a fun one because not only did she branch off from UF but she writes some pretty amazing men and Brody, the star of this one, is no different!




Shattered Past # 2

By: Cecy Robson

Releasing Jan 20th, 2015

Loveswept: Flirt

Blurb

He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/11/once-loved-shattered-past-2-by-cecy.html Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22890017-once-loved


Author Info:




CECY ROBSON is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, and the award winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song, despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Move over Teo and make room for Brody!

Okay, not really, I still love Teo but I have to admit, Brody was something else. Brody was swoon worthy and drool worthy and lots of in between worthy. I really adored him from the very beginning. 

Once again Robson wowed me with her ability to not only being able to write a swoon worthy male lead, but one you would actually want in your real life. No possessive alpha male here, although I am pretty sure Brody is an alpha in every other sense of the word. 

I challenge anyone to read Once Loved and not only fall in love with sexy sweet Brody but fierce strong Lety as well. This girl kicks butt and not in the literal sense a normal hero would but in every real way that matters. She is strong when she thinks she is weak. Loyal to a fault and so darn filled with compassion and love that the way she saw herself, as damaged, broken, and not worth it, really broke my heart. 

As much as Brody tried to steal the show, Lety was his match in every way possible and shined just as much as he did. 

Her love for the Moore's and tenderness towards these strangers she helped care for, truly won me over. I already  liked her from Once Perfect and I knew I wanted more of her, but this, this story, really let her strengths come out and it made her radiant.


Between the tenderness and love of these two and the glimpses we get of Teo and Evie, this truly was an amazing sequel and one worthy of Robson. I can not wait for Sophia's story next! 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author, publisher, or tour company. I was not compensated for this review.*



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45 comments:

  1. I have to read this series soon, Ali! I love her UF series and this just sounds like so much fun. And I'm all in for swoony boys and likeable female characters.
    Lovely review!

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    1. You do need to! You are going to love it!

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    1. Of course, thanks so much for letting me!!

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  3. Fantastic review. I loved the characters and felt this was a much stronger book then the first.

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    1. Definitely! Cecy is doing an amazing job with the series!

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  4. Clearly I need to read this immediately Ali! I love the alpha-male guys that feel real and aren't quite so over the top (like the guy from the book I reviewed today), so I'm pretty sure Brody is going to win me over from page one. Can't wait!

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    1. You do! I know you will love Brody. ;)

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  5. Thank you, Ali, for your kind thoughts--and to everyone who stopped by. I very much appreciate you joining the tour and taking the time to read and review. Once Pure should be on NetGalley starting next week. A word of warning, keep a box of tissues handy when reading Sofia and Killian's journey together.

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    1. Yay! I am so excited for their story!

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  6. Uoh, this sounds so deliciously awesome! Yeey for an awesome read!

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  7. Wow Ali I think I need to read her. And what a great author pic!!
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  8. Oh Brody definitely kicked Mateo to the curb for me, I adored his sense of humor. I loved this one and thought it was better than the first. I just requested Once Pure yesterday, fingers crossed!

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  9. So happy a lot of people are loving this, I do love Cecy unfortunately my dislike for NA is greater LOL.

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    1. But I bet you would like this one! Come on, you know you want to try it.

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  10. Thanks for sharing! That's awesome you really loved this one, and I like to hear that Brody was a good guy and not one of those possessive, creepy characters. aha

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  11. I've heard so many good things about the author's UF series and while I haven't read it (I am waiting for it to be completeddd) I am curious about her NA books! I tend to be a little vary about NA but I want to be more open to it and I think authors who have written books in other genres might do better with NA? I don't know :P

    I am glad you enjoyed this one, Ali!! :)

    Lovely review!

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. The last book in her UF is out soon so you can start it soon! There will be a spin off series though. ;0

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  12. bah I am getting really curious about this now. Brody sounds interesting, it sounds like I might like Lety. I need to give this author another shot.

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    1. You will like them both, it would be hard not too!

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  13. Teo and Brody sounds like the type of men I'd love to know. Lol. Adding this to my pile!

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  14. Oh yes I agree, Brody was great there! I really enjoyed the book and I'm glad it was the same for you. Now I'm realy curious to read the third one. Great review!

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  15. Both characters sound truly amazing. I have this one to read, so excited!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad you have it to read!

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  16. I don't remember reading anything by this author so far, but I love the sound of this book, especially of Brody.;)

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    1. She's an author you definitely need to try!

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  17. I have heard so many good things about this series. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one, too. Awesome review :)

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  18. I'm not really drawn to books like this but your descriptions really make me curious. I've heard a lot of good things from others too so maybe I'll venture out of my normal zone and give them a try.

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    1. You should Candace, Cecy is a phenomenal writer!

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  19. Oh man I need these. I was curious about her other series but I think it's this series that's gonna get me first.

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    1. They are both fabulous series and I think you would really like them both but I know for sure, you will like this one since it goes more with the genre you read most. ;)

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  20. Definitely need to meet Teo. Great review and thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. You need to meet them both for sure!

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  21. HA, love this review!! And that cover, me gusta <3 <3

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