Thursday, July 10, 2014

Trapped Book Blitz: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Trapped book blitz! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for 6 books and a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Trapped (Trapped, #1)
Release date: July 7, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Trapped #1

My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.

It’s not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that’s not enough, the father—and I use that term loosely—couldn’t have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.

I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.

I’m over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.

A world that’s turned upside down when my ex returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.

Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn’t going to happen. Because the biggest mistake of my life has a name, and that name is Mitchell Aaron Kingsley.

And he’s one mistake I don’t ever intend to make again.


My Rating: 5 Roses

Emotional, sweet, and containing a totally unexpected secret, Trapped was a fantastic New Adult read. I really liked this book. After reading The Trap (the prequel to this book), I wondered how the author would make the romance work. But, she not only did it, but did it well and I ended up really enjoying this book.

Paige was a lovely heroine. She was a kind character who always looked for the best in people and had a great capacity for forgiveness. And, she was also strong, knew her own self-worth, and wasn't about to let Mitch back into her life without him proving himself. I thought she was a very likable character.

Mitch made the mistake of his life, leaving his pregnant girlfriend and missing out on the first months of his daughter's life. At the start of the book, I didn't know if he would be able to find his way into my good graces. But, he definitely redeemed himself. He knew he messed up and knew he had to prove that he deserved forgiveness and I think he managed to do just that. Plus, I thought it was adorable how sweet he was with little baby Brianna (who was just so cute). By the end of the book, I absolutely loved him.

The romance was great. It developed realistically, with Paige slowly coming to trust Mitch again. They were clearly meant for each other and they managed to survive one hell of an obstacle. And, the definitely had some steamy chemistry between them. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast-paced and I was hooked the entire way through.  There was a huge secret revealed at the end that I never saw coming. It was hinted at, but it still came as a surprise to me. For fans of Beverley Kendall's other series (Unforgettable You) those characters get a cameo in this book. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

Trapped was a wonderful New Adult romance. It was sweet, emotional, and just lovely. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

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

“Great, and I appreciate that,” he says, his tone heavy on the sarcasm. “But this is for Bree and you know I would do anything for her.”

Right. Bree comes first. As she should.

“Oh I know you would,” I reply, in total agreement with that. “You love her. You moved back home to be with her. You quit football for her. You’ve canceled plans for her. Believe me, Mitch, I can clearly see how much you love her.”

There’s a beat of silence and then he says, “Wait, isn’t that supposed to be a good thing? I thought that’s what you wanted. Hell, isn’t that what all mothers want from the fathers of their kids?”

“It is,” I say quietly, heat suffusing my cheeks in a flood of shame and remorse. God, what is wrong with me? This is what I want. Always wanted. All those nights I walked the carpet with her trying to get her to sleep, I wanted him there. And how many tears had I shed wanting him to care this much? Far too many.

Mitch growls low in his throat, tips his head back and runs his hands roughly through his hair. His expression is one of utter bewilderment when he lowers his gaze to mine. “Then. What. Is. The. Problem? You gotta help me out here, Paige, because I’m doing everything I can think of to prove myself to you.”

And that’s when it hits me. If they were doing a remake of Mommy Dearest, I could easily be cast in the lead role because I think I'm actually jealous of my own daughter. God, I have to be the worst mother in the world.
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a $50 gift card and 6 surprise print books from the current publishing season. Open INT.
Good luck!

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About the Author:

Beverley Kendall has lived on two continents, in three countries, two provinces, and four states. She stopped her nomadic existence and settled in the southeast with her young son. All things artistic feed her creative passion, but none more than writing.



14 comments:

  1. I loved Unforgettable you Series, and now am waiting desperately for
    Trapped Series. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. It does sound interesting. Second chance romances can sometimes be the best kind if managed properly and not rushed in. The review is certainly helpful and clearly it is a great read. I shall have to write it down!

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  4. This sounds so interesting!! I'm definitely going to pick it up when I get a chance!
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  5. Thank you for the chance!

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  6. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. This sounds like one I could really get addicted too!

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  8. Very easy to read. Kept my interest throughout the excerpt. Mommy dearest reference brings back memories, I would always call my mom that when she was being a worry wart.

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  9. Stephanie SandefurJuly 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Sounds really good! I love excerpts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Trapped sounds like an emotional charged book, great summer read.

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  11. Sounds like a awesome summer read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Wow...this one is different than most of the YA/NA out there right now, that's for sure!

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  13. Trapped sounds like a fantastic read!

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  14. Sounds really interesting and unique. Really excited about "Trapped"!

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