Thursday, July 24, 2014

Project Lexi by Lisa Survillas Blog Tour with 5 star review and giveaway

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Title – Project Lexi
Series – The Lexi Series
Author – Lisa Survillas
Genre – NA/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date – June 19, 2014
Publisher – Lisa Survillas
Cover Artist – Cover design by Kimberly Knight
Photographs for cover - Geanette Trumbull of www.TLCbyG.com


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Lexi Crandall’s, world is turned upside down junior year of high school. Her confession tears her family apart and leaves them broken. Looking for escape, she heads out of town for college. Wracked with guilt and shame, she keeps to herself, befriending only her roommate, Paige.

Derek Fressen experiences one tragedy after another. After learning to cope with being raised by a single mom, he and his sister, Tiffany, become closer than ever. When Tiffany escapes Seattle for college, Derek takes the opportunity to leave his past behind as well.

San Francisco State University is where Lexi and Derek find themselves junior year, thrown into the most uncomfortable situation possible, a group project that requires each to open up about their past. Their grade depends upon the ability to prove to the professor through a class presentation that they truly learned about one another.

Painful memories and terrifying tests of courage propel Lexi to learn how to take baby steps in the healing process and give her hope of one day feeling normal. Although he feels he’s pretty well healed from the horrible events of his past, Derek is lonely and longing for a life of more. Will they be able to share enough of their lives with each other to pass this class? How much will Lexi let Derek help her in the process? Are their tragic pasts too much to overcome, or will love be in their future?


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EXCERPT

I can’t get her to look at me, I think she’s ashamed that she has no experience to go with. When I’m finally begging, she looks up and I can’t help it. She looks so lost, so sad. I know that she just needs the courage, but how will she ever find it if she doesn’t know what the reward is like? So I lean over, I place my hand on her cheek, and my lips on hers. She doesn’t freak out, so I use my tongue to entice her. I run it along her lower lip. I feel her breathing pick up and I’m nervous she’ll push me away, but when she doesn’t I try to coax her lips apart so I can really kiss her. When she opens them, her tongue meets mine and I have to keep repeating to myself, “Slow, slow, slow,” or my body might take over and try to push her past her limits. She’s not ready for more than this.

I don’t let myself linger too long. I would love to kiss her all night, but she needs baby steps. I need to give her that or this won’t work. “I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself, but I should’ve made sure it was okay first.” I say it knowing that she needed the surprise of it or it would’ve never happened.

Her response takes me by surprise, “Don’t. Be. Sorry.” She is breathing hard and can’t form a sentence. I love it. That means she loved it. When she brings her hand up to touch her lips, I know I can make this better for her. I stop her hand with mine and leaving the other on her cheek, I lean back in for a deeper kiss. She responds immediately. I make this one longer, but not much. This time when I pull back, we are both panting for air.

“Wow.” A simple statement from her confirming that she liked it.





My Review

This book just touched my heart. It gave me hope that there is someone out there for everyone, you just have to be willing to let them in. Lexi needs to learn how to trust again so she can heal. She's had a devastating past that haunts her every day even though she is miles away from where it occurred. Throughout the book, you get little bits of information about what happened. It's what kept me from being able to put this book down. Things were revealed as Lexi had the strength to reveal them. Being right along with her as she healed made me feel a connection to her like I haven't with a character in a long time. 

I absolutely loved Derek. He was so patient with her and seemed to be able to sense what she needed. He wants to help her be able to move on. Being with Lexi allows him to heal too.

Both Lexi and Derek are terrified of the project that was assigned.  They know that in order to do well, they have to share information about themselves that they would rather not discuss with anyone, let alone a stranger. In the end, it turned out to be perfect for both of them.

This story about healing and growth can be inspirational for anyone. I loved it from beginning to end.



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AUTHOR BIO

Project Lexi - Author PhotoI'm Lisa. I live in sunny southern California with my wonderful husband and two teenage children. Hubbyis a high school PE teacher and is the coach of three different high school sports. With two kids in high school and involved in activities both inside and outside of school, I have a lot to juggle. When home, I lock myself inside the office to write. I've always loved to write, but life always seemed to be too busy. When inspiration finally hit, I made the most of the time hubby and kids were busy and published my first book in February 2014. It's a teen/young adult book and the first in a series. I'm currently working on a New Adult/Contemporary Romance series with the first book due out end of June 2014. Be on the look-out for more.

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES

$5.00 amazon gift card
e-book
keychain
postcard – signed
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review & for being part of the tour

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