Monday, July 7, 2014

Harder Book Tour: Review + Teasers + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Harder book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a couple of teasers and a giveaway for copies of Harder. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Harder (Caroline & West, #2)
Release date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Caroline & West #2

In Robin York’s provocative new novel, two young ex-lovers find themselves together again in the shadow of tragedy—and an intense, undeniable attraction.

Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart.

Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs.

They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still.

They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn’t be harder.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A fantastic sequel that definitely didn't disappoint, Harder was a wonderful New Adult romance. I absolutely loved this book. It was deep, emotional, sweet, and romantic, and I enjoyed every bit of it. Loved it!

Caroline was great in this book. After finding her strength in book 1, she definitely used it in this book. She went after what she wanted and refused to play petty games. She knew that being with West would be difficult, because of his messed-up family, but she was determined to be there for him anyway. I thought she was lovely and I really liked her.

West was amazing. He started off the book angry and frustrated at the world for the hand he was dealt and had to learn how to move past it. It made him become rather stubborn about pushing Caroline way in a misguided effort to do what he thought was best for her. But, underneath that, he was still so sweet and endearing. I loved how he was so protective of his sister and always made sure that she was okay. He was such a cutie and I still adored him.

The romance was lovely. I still thought Caroline and West were perfect together. They were both willing to go through anything to be together (though one took a while to come to that realization) and they proved it several times over. And, the chemistry between them was constantly sizzling. The sparks between them were flying and that definitely led to some heat. I thought they were a perfect couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really liked how the emotions were so clearly portrayed in a way that drew me in to the characters. I loved the story and the ending was perfect.

Harder was a fantastic New Adult romance. I absolutely loved this book. From the deep emotions, to the sweet romance and lovely story, this book was brilliant. Romance lovers, you won't want to miss this book. And, fans of book 1, you won't be disappointed with this sequel.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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About the Author:
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Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-finalists About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.

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