Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Update on Destroy Series by KD Carrillo blog tour post #reviews

It was brought to my attention that I missed adding my review to this blog tour post. I have updated the post to include reviews for both books in the series. It's a series I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a little suspense in their love stories. 

Blog tour Destroy Series by KD Carrillo
★ ★Self Destruct★★
Series: DESTROY #1
Genre: #RomanticSuspense
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

At twenty-years-old, Becca Scott thought she finally had her life under control…
With the help of the people around her, she was able to deal with her traumatic childhood and let go of the pain that haunted her every day. But one unexpected encounter at a lake house would stir up every dark emotion she worked so hard to forget.
There wasn’t anyone Aiden Ryan hated more than himself…
Plagued with a life filled with manipulation and regret, he will try anything to ignore the guilt that eats him alive, even if it means more pain for him in the long run. It’s not until he meets Becca that things start to change.
There’s only one problem—he’s stuck in a relationship he can’t get out of with a woman he doesn’t care about.
Love is complicated, but when two people have demons they refuse to face, love could destroy them. Together, Becca and Aiden try and let go of their painful pasts to be together.
But will their pasts let go of them?

This book was a little harder to read. Mainly because both characters come with so much baggage that I focused more on figuring them out than I did their growing relationship. I love reading books about broken people so this book really held my attention but I didn't feel their connection until further along in the book although they felt it from the beginning. Given their pasts, there has to be issues in their relationship that they have to overcome.

I really felt bad for Becca. Given her reaction to men, you could tell something traumatic happened to her and that she hasn't recovered yet. As the story went on, my heart just broke for her. Those that were supposed to support her didn't. As a result, she didn't handle things well. The more I learned about what happened, the angrier I got with her family. But then my attitude changed when Becca finally addressed the issue with her parents. I can't imagine being in either of their shoes, either being the victim or being the parent knowing you couldn't protect your child. It was just heart-breaking.

This book is written in alternating POV. It can be read as a stand alone but I want to read more about them and the other secondary characters in the book. This book does address sexual abuse of a child and may be a trigger for some readers.



Destroy Me
Series: DESTROY #2
Genre: #RomanticSuspense
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Kate Kennedy guards her secret from all who know her…
Independent and cunning, she traverses through her life one day at a time. Keeping to herself and living her life on her own, just the way she likes it. However, one man is intrigued by her mysterious ways, despite her attempts to keep everyone at arm’s length.

Reed Martin struggles with the circumstance of his past on a daily basis…
His nights are full of terror and haunting memories. He’s a man looking for his purpose outside of the tragedy that curses his mind, and he thinks he may have found it in a reserved and mysterious blonde.
Can they rescue each other from everything that threatens to destroy them both?

Demons can only hide for so long.

Pasts can haunt.

Secrets can destroy.   

This suspenseful book had me on edge many times. I had trouble putting it down once I got started. I got to know a little about Kate in Self-Destruct (the first in the series) but I really got to know her in this book. 

Kate is hiding something that only her twin, Cameron, understands.  Even though Kate is an amazingly strong character, she feels she can't fight her past and wants to run away from it to keep everyone safe. Eventually the secrets were revealed and Reed and Kate's other's friends are there to support and save her. 

Reed was absolutely perfect. He is patient when he needs to be and pushes just enough when he has to. There were so many times he showed just how amazing he is. 

Everything about this story was just wonderful. I loved watching Kate finally allow Reed in and allow their relationship to grow and develop. The suspense keep me on the edge of my seat with a tight grip on my Kindle many times. I enjoyed this book a little more than Self-Destruct because I was more caught up in the storyline.

This book is written in dual POV. It can be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend read Self-Destruct first, mainly because it is an equally good book and it's always best to read books with common characters in order. With each book, the characters become more developed. After reading this one, I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.





I'm super normal.

I'm a single mom to one. Which is plenty, because my son is a genius. How many mothers have to tell their children to turn off the documentary about Einstein so they can sleep?

I suppose it was inevitable. My brand of rebelling in college was to minor in French when my advisor told me not to take it.

I'm a teacher by day, and wonder woman by night. Okay, not really, But how cool would that be?

I like long walks on the beach, and running in slow motion. Oops, wrong profile.

Seriously, did I mention I'm kind of a nerd? That's in now, isn't it?

I live books. Love isn't a strong enough word. I think my first crush was on a Hardy Boy. Now I've moved on to rock stars and tattooed bad boys, as long as they're fictional.

Talking about myself is weird, because I'm just me. So anything else you want to know hit up my author page on Facebook.

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