Saturday, January 31, 2015

Beautifully Insightful Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Beautifully Insightful book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for $25 gift cards and copies of Beautifully Insightful. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Beautifully Insightful
Release date: January 16, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Like you never fit in, or you weren’t good enough? This is how I have felt for as long as I can remember.

I see the world differently than everyone else, I feel everything differently and I reflect on life differently. And being different in my world is not a good thing.

I live in a place that’s divided between the rich and the poor, the beautiful and the unbeautiful, the prestigious and the mediocre. I have always belonged in the first category, because my father was the Governor of Georgia.

Growing up around people I could never relate with, my life had always been lonely, that was until my senior year when I met the one boy who would change my life forever. A boy who my parents would never approve of because he didn’t come from money or the same social class. He rode a motorcycle, had tattoos and was considered to be from the wrong side of the tracks. Yet he was still envied by many.

Ryder Jameson was someone who every guy feared, and one who every girl wanted to be touched by. He didn’t do attachments, or have friends… until me. And for the first time in my life I finally felt like I belonged. When I was with him, my different didn’t feel wrong or ugly. He made me feel beautiful- insightfully beautiful. Then one day my world came crashing down on me, and it would be six years before I'd once again see the boy I fell in love with.


After working my ass off I am given the opportunity of a lifetime, and if I pull it off I will be the youngest FBI agent to run one of the biggest undercover operations in history. Only the case that gets thrown in front of me leads me back to the one place I swore I would never return to, and to the only girl who’s ever mattered to me.

Except Emily Michaels is not the same girl I left behind. She still looks the same, she’s still beautiful inside and out, but there’s one thing that’s very different about her, one very big thing, and it’s something I didn’t think was possible.

Ryder and I come from a world where politics separates us and wealth defines us, but even after all this time we will not let it divide us.

Here is our story.

My Rating: 4 Roses

Hot, sweet, and an emotional romance, Beautifully Insightful was a fantastic read that I enjoyed. I really liked it and I thought it was lovely.

Emily was a likable heroine. Kind and the type of person to judge based on merit and not preconceived notions but also unexpectedly tough when times called for it. I thought she was great.

Ryder was wonderful. Fiercely devoted to and protective of Emily, he would do anything to keep her safe. My one issue with him was something that doesn't usually bother me and that was language. I normally don't mind it but, in this case, he seemed to spew curses more than what would naturally come about in a conversation and it became a bit distracting. But that was a minor problem. As a character, I still really liked him.

The romance was great. Emily and Ryder were clearly meant for each other from the moment they met when they were still in high school. In 6 years later it was still just as obvious how much they cared for each other. And the chemistry was hot off the charts. Definitely enough to have you fanning you face more than once.

The plot moved quickly, keeping me engaged all the way through. I wish the investigation had gotten more attention, rather than focusing so much on the sex marathon Emily and Ryder were having. It was an interesting case and I wanted to know more about it and particularly what happened to the girls who were caught up in it. However, I still enjoyed the story and I liked the ending.

Beautifully Insightful was an enjoyable romance that I really liked. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

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

Taking Back what was stolen from him~ 

“So what’s the plan? And what do I tell people about you?” 

“You tell them the truth, except leave out the part that I’m an FBI Agent.”

 She tries making sense of that. “How am I supposed to tell them the truth if I can’t say you’re an FBI Agent?” 

“You tell them everything else.” I hold her closer and bring my mouth to her ear. “You tell them I’m a part of your life again and I’m not going anywhere.” 

“Since when is that the truth?” She means to be sassy but her tone is soft and unsure. 

“Since the day I came back, and everyone is going to know it, including your parents.” 

She stiffens. “Don’t, Ryder. I told you I would help you, but I won’t let you use me just to piss my father off as part of your revenge.” 

She tries escaping from my arms but I hold her tighter. “This has nothing to do with pissing your father off. This has to do with taking back what was taken from me, Emily, and that’s you. You are fucking mine, you have always been mine, and I’m not going to let anyone get in my way from getting it back- including you.” 

She keeps silent and I know it’s because she doubts every word I just said. Sweeping her hair to one side, I press a kiss to her bare shoulder and watch goose bumps break out over her soft skin. “Say it, baby,” I whisper, placing another kiss, but this time to her slender neck. “Tell me, you’re mine.”
Up for grabs are 2 $25 gift cards (INT) and 2 copies of Beautifully Insightful (US/CAN only). Ends February 3.
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About the Author:

K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love of romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big...Hearts. 

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