Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Solid Ground blog tour: Review & Giveaway

On Solid Ground
by Michelle Kemper Brownlow
(In Too Deep #2)
Publication date: December 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
On Solid Ground on Goodreads here.
Gracie survived an emotionally abusive relationship that wrecked her. Her ex, Noah, systematically chipped away at her self-esteem through intimidation, humiliation and infidelity which left Gracie unable to trust her own perception of his intentions. But after falling head over heels for Jake, her best friend and the man who stood by her through it all, she is ready to experience life in the way it was meant to be lived.  However, Gracie may find it impossible to simultaneously heal from the trauma of abuse while navigating a relationship with Jake. Can she put her heart on hold in order to heal her soul?The sequel to the five-star debut novel, In Too Deep, chronicles Gracie’s steps toward healing as she falls deeper in love, reaches out for help, stands on her own, steps out of her comfort zone, faces her biggest fears, and reconnects with a sensual, talented soul from her past all in hopes of finding herself on solid ground.

Purchase Links: Amazon | B & N

My Thoughts:
Way better than book #1!

Although I much preferred sticking to Gracie's point of view, I thoroughly enjoyed getting Jake's perspective on events throughout On Solid Ground, and if anything I feel as though this man is too perfect. Seriously ladies, this man had me swooning quite a bit, Gracie is so lucky.

Speaking of Gracie, I found her a much more tolerable character in this second instalment, she's still very insecure and lacks self-esteem, but she's also grown quite a bit, and doesn't allow others to walk over her like she did in book #1.

The chemistry between these two is sizzling! And I'm so glad we get to see Jake and Gracie together through much of the book, not to get too cheesy, but these two really do seem to be "on solid ground" this time around.

I will be rereading this instalment quite a bit, because I have developed a huge crush on Jake, thanks so much to Michelle for creating such a sexy hero!

New adult fans should really this title a chance, it's filled with angst and romance, what more could you ask for?! haha

Happy Reading!!!
About the Author:
Michelle Kemper Brownlow has been a storyteller her entire life. Her debut was on the
high school cheerleading bus granting requests to re-tell her most embarrassing moments for a gaggle of hysterical squadmates.

Earning her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Art Education and then marrying her very own “Jake,” she moved to Binghamton, NY where she taught high school. After having two children she quit work and finished her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Binghamton University.

The Brownlow family of four moved to Michelle’s hometown of Morgantown, PA while the children were still quite young. A few years after moving, her family grew by one when they welcomed a baby into their home through the gift of adoption. The family still resides in PA, just miles from where that high school cheer bus was parked.

Michelle has been an artist for as long as she can remember, always choosing pencils and crayons over toys and puzzles. As a freelance illustrator, her simple characters play the starring roles in numerous emergent reader books published by Reading Reading Books.

“Writing is my way of making sense of the world. When I give my characters life on the pages I write, it frees up space in my mind to welcome in new stories that are begging to be told,” says Brownlow.

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  1. This series sounds amazing and I love it when a sequel takes on a new POV. It's also rare that I like a sequel more or even equally as much as the first one so that's awesome! Great review, Hayley!

  2. I missed this giveaway- but this book sounds really good. I love that you enjoyed this one even more than the first- that doesn't happen often. :) Awesome review and this is one I would like to read. Thanks for sharing.