Friday, July 18, 2014

Totaled by Stacey Grice Promo Tour with Review and Giveaway

Title: Totaled (Totaled #1)

Author: Stacey Grice
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Bree Murphy is stuck. Forced to grow up too fast after the tragic death of her mother, she has little time for any sort of life for herself. Now in her early twenties, she is coming to the realization that she deserves to put herself first.

Drew Dougherty is also stuck, in a state of merely existing. Memories and secrets of the day he lost both of his parents haunt him, forcing him to cope the only way he knows fighting.

When these two worlds collide, hidden truths are revealed and relationships are put to the ultimate test. At a crossroad in their lives, they must decide if taking a risk is worth everything.

Or will their love be…


Totaled is a full length, new adult contemporary romance novel. Due to mature content, profane language, and sexual situations, this book is recommended for ages 18 and up.

My Review

Drew is running away. Running away from a past he's rather forget so he can move on. Lucky for him, the stars shined upon him and brought him to Pat's gym in Fernandina Beach. Drew finally feels like he's home. Drew's dream is to be a MMA fighter and he's willing to do anything to succeed. He is very focused on his goal.

Bree's committed to her family. She took on the responsibility of caring for her father and learning disabled brother as well as working for the family's gym. But doing all that, she's not been able to be a young adult. She's pretty much given up her life for them.

Drew needs someone to care for him, show him he is worthy of love. Bree needs to be needed and loves with her whole heart. They are perfect for each other. From their very first introduction, and what an introduction it is, Drew is impressed. If it was anyone else, they would have run for the hills. I loved "watching" their relationship develop and grow. They support each other through some difficult times and everything is perfect. I expected a ring at any time.

But then the ending... what a shocking cliffhanger, just when everything seemed to be perfect. I can't wait for the next one to come out. My heart just broke for both Bree and Drew. I want to say so much more, but I don't want to give it away. I definitely didn't see this turn coming. All I can say is Wow!

I am a mother, wife, Registered Nurse, avid reader, and most recently pursuing taking my own writing to the next level. I appreciate honesty but not cruelty, a wicked sense of humor, and a good cup of coffee, blond with enough creamer to coat my tongue yellow. 

Being an astute people watcher and having an extremely judgmental mind gives me constant inspiration for my stories. But my characters, like many authors, are conceived from actual people in my life. A hodgepodge of personality traits, real world instances, and conversations that I have directly taken part in are the foundation for my fictional world.

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