Friday, October 11, 2013

Say When Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to one of the next stops on the SAY WHEN BLOG TOUR!
Say When 
by Tara West 
Now Available!!!
Say When on Goodreads here.
He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not
like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.
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My Thoughts:
Very Intense!

To be completely honest, I had a lot of mixed emotions about Say When. I found Christina a very unlikable heroine, with a huge chip on her shoulder, her narration was a bit off-putting. Don't get me wrong though, she's been through a tremendous amount in her young life, and has every right to be a bit bitter and defensive (especially with her mother), but her constant anger and negativity was borderline depressing.

Andres was a much more likeable character to me, although I found his third person, present-tense narration a wee-bit distracting. He to has been through a lot, and is carrying a lot of guilt with him, but he was constantly striving to better himself and right the "wrongs" he feels responsible for. I thought he was incredibly sweet to Christina, and he's a very sexy and persistent man.

Now I know I've been focusing on a few negatives, but I absolutely LOVED the scenes between these two. They have a great chemistry and there were many a steamy moments to be had though out the book. And once you read about all the trials and tribulations these two have had to overcome (before they even met each other) you'll be rooting for a happy ending for them. 

I believe this is the first of a new series, and I'm excited to see where Tara takes Christina and Andres in the next instalment. Be warned this first instalment has a semi-cliffhanger ending.

I'm very curious to see where this series will go next and if you enjoy an angsty (VERY angsty) New Adult with plenty of steamy moments, than give Say When a try!

Happy Reading!!!
About Tara:
A former Texas high school teacher, I enjoyed coaching the writing team and even the hectic
deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise my baby girl, I now work from home as a cover artist.
In my spare time, I loves to read, exercise and spend time with family and friends. I contribute the cover art for my Whispers Series and have designed covers for over 500 other books.

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  1. Thanks for your honest review. The initial ARCs I'd sent Andres's scenes were all in third person tense. You should have gotten the revised ARC with him in first person tense. The published version is all in first person. :)

    1. Hi Tara, thanks for stopping by! Oh I didn't know about the revised ARC, but I still enjoyed Say When :)

  2. this is a great book and series that Tara has going on here.
    It is Hot and full of emotion.
    I highly recommend this book and Say Yes,which is out now.
    A must read and have.

    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for stopping. So glad you enjoyed Say When! :)

  3. This book is amazing. Christina and Andres make a great couple and I'm excited to see how their story plays out. It's a must read. (Sheri Kurtz, not Beth Curtis. Trying to fix the name problem).

    1. Thanks for stopping by Beth! I'm curious to see what's next for Christina and Andres as well :)