Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Enraptured by Ginger Voight Blog Tour with Reviews


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Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.

That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and... most importantly... her friendship.

Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew's interest.

Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss. Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.

Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?

The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.


~MY REVIEW~

I was drawn to this series for a couple reasons. One, I love Cinderella type love stories - you know the kind, wealthy, powerful man wants your average girl. Second, Rachel is a teacher, personal connection there. Thirdly, there's conflict (that hints at a love triangle - after the three different directions comment at the end). I love me some good drama.

Rachel is an average girl who was asked to be a private tutor for a troubled little boy. I've worked with kids like him and it takes a special person to reach them. Rachel is that type of special person. She's able to connect with Jonathon in a way none of the other tutors has, she inspires him to want to learn more. She's the one person in Jonathon's life that puts his needs first. She treats him with love and respect, something he hasn't seen much of before.

Of course, you expect Rachel to fall in love with Drew. It's a romance novel after all, there has to be a love story. I expected that. And then the drama begins.... you just won't believe the betrayal. Someone is devastated, hurt, and angry. Lives are changed, trust is broken.

And even though I didn't have the time, I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I just had to start the second book, Entangled, right away. If you get this book, make sure you buy the next one at the same time. You'll want it right away.







         



The saga continues for Rachel Dennehy, the tenacious small-town teacher caught in between two compelling, powerful brothers.

****This is Book 2 in the series. Blurb may contain spoilers for Book 1.****

In Book 2 of the Fullerton Family Saga, teacher Rachel Dennehy heads back to California to save her favorite little boy from his rapid downward spiral. She feels responsible for Jonathan's destructive behavior, knowing it was her broken promise that sent him off the rails. She moves in with Alex, a man who had been her nemesis for so long. Thrust together with the shared goal of saving Jonathan, they find more in common than they had realized.

In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her “betrayal.” The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew’s cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn't like to lose, especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.

Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.

How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan’s trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?



~MY REVIEW~

As I said in my review of Enticed, I had to start reading this one immediately and I didn't put it down until I was done. There was just something about the relationship between her and Alex that bothered me. I needed to know what was going on there. He is a much better man than Drew, but I'm not sure his intentions are completely pure either.

Oh, then there's also the whole mess with Drew. He's definitely a jerk and doesn't deserve anything from Rachel. I'm not sure I trust him at all. He seems to have this need to control everything. Or is it that he actually has feelings for Rachel and he just doesn't know how to handle that? I'm not sure, but I'll keep reading to find out.

Poor Jonathon is the one to pay the price for all of his father's actions. It's really too bad because no child should be used like that. Jonathon's behavior became worse after Rachel left. Although she's back, he's reluctant to trust her again. All he wanted was a real family. Will he get it with Rachel and Alex or with Rachel and Drew?

Curious about what is going on??? Good, pick up these books as soon as you can and start reading. You won't be sorry.










 

In the third and final book of the Fullerton Family Saga, long-simmering secrets explode with disastrous consequences. The fractured Fullertons face their biggest challenges yet, and every single one must rise to their own personal challenges and beat their demons once and for all - no matter what it takes.

In the conclusion of this best-selling, highly rated series, author Ginger Voight once again raises the stakes for her characters and her readers. These characters you have grown to love (and hate) are faced with heart-wrenching challenges that will test them unlike anything they've experienced so far. In the end, only love can save them. It is a message of hope, family and forgiveness amidst the exciting backdrop of excess and power.



~MY REVIEW~

What can I say about this series other than I loved it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this last book. Once I did, I devoured it. Through the first two books, I became so attached to the characters, I laughed, worried, and cried right along with them. There were so many twists and turns, it was better than any soap opera out there.

Throughout this entire series, I've always tried to keep Jonathon in mind. He's just an 11 year old boy who appears to have everything but wants nothing more than a traditional family that loves him. It seemed that Jonathon was finally getting what he wanted, after all, his dad married  Rachel and she's expecting their child, but at what cost? Is Rachel truly happy with Drew? Or would she always wish she was with Adam?  Will it last?
Then there was the shocking ending.... I was devastated..cried ugly sobbing tears while hiding in the bathroom at 1 am so I didn't wake hubby up. I just had to finish the book before I could fall asleep. I guess I should thank the author for the book hangover the next day. It was worth it to me though. 







Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.

Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.

Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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