Tuesday, April 9, 2013

THE PROMISE OF PARADISE BY ALLIE BONIFACE, GODDESS FISH BLOG TOURS #giveaway



Allie will be awarding a $25 iTunes Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
So make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better you chances of winning.
 
The tour dates can be found here:
 
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Harvard grad Ashton Kirk is headed for a promising law career when scandal breaks apart her family. To escape, she changes her name and rents an apartment in the small town of Paradise, New Hampshire, where no one knows who she is.
 
Ash hopes for solitude, but all bets are off when Eddie West, the town’s most eligible bachelor, moves in downstairs. The sexy auto mechanic loves his women and his cars shiny, sleek, and fast, and when he meets his new housemate, he wastes no time getting friendly. But Eddie is nursing his own recent loss, and the last thing he wants to do is let someone new into his life or his heart.
 
Can two people from different worlds find common ground and a place to fall in love? Or will Ashton’s past and Eddie’s scars keep them apart just as summer heat brings them together? Is it possible to find your soul mate in the place you least expect?
 
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Sneak Peak
 
“You okay?” Eddie glanced over his shoulder.
           
“Yeah. Just resting.” Ash reached for another chair, but this one sprung open when she touched it, and the next thing she knew, it had pinched her finger in its hinge. Hard.
           
“Ow! Dammit.” Yanking the finger free, she blinked back tears. “That hurt.” A blood blister welled up immediately, and she put it to her mouth to try and suck away the pain.
           
In an instant Eddie was there. He reached for her hand and held it under the weak light that shone out from the kitchen. “Ouch. That’s gonna sting for a while.”
           
“No kidding.”
           
He looked at her, concern in his eyes, and suddenly Ash knew she was in trouble. Big, huge, complicated trouble. She felt as if someone had pushed her out of a plane from about a million miles up, and in that moment on the roof, when Eddie held her hand in his, she fell and kept falling, past the point where she knew whether it was right or wrong, to some bottomless, buoyant space where all she wanted to do was stay in his gaze forever.
           
“Ash? You okay? You want some ice?”
           
God, she loved the way the words sounded in his mouth. She loved the way he took her nickname and made it sound like no one else ever had. Even the pinpricks of desire Colin had once stirred now seemed like long-dead embers.
           
“No, I think it’s—” She couldn’t finish the thought, not with his eyes on her like that. She wanted to pull her hand away, to run the finger under cold water and make the sting go away. But she couldn’t move. Eddie’s gaze traveled from her hand to her face, and in the next instant there was no more space between them: no floor, no rooftop, barely any air at all.
 
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The Promise of Paradise
Allie Boniface
Released Feb 12th, 2013
E-Book
Amazon Digital Services
Gifted by Goddess Fish Promotion
Reviewed by Lisa
 
 
Anyone who knows me, knows I LUV me some Tortured Bad Boys...and Mr. Eddie West is just the kind of hero I was looking for! 
 
Ash was a pretty cool heroine, who had a lot of her plate, from her father's drama to getting dumped after three years for another girl...talk about needing to get away for awhile.  Which is exactly what she does, and it lands her in the same rental as Eddie, whom she is attracted to from the moment she laid eyes on him. 
 
As for Eddie, he is in need of a little "escaping" of his own, and for the first time in years, he starts to feel some of the guilt that he carries around, start to fall away, and it's all because of Ash.  But when he finds out the truth about her,  he starts to think everything between them could have been a lie too.
 
I really enjoyed the build-up of the relationship between Ash and Eddie, a true progression of what a relationship is sometimes based on, friendship.  Throw a little drama in the mix, yes, I am talking about ex's, and family drama, and well...those "little white lies"...oops...and you have yourself a nice romance, which will keep you reading into the night. 
 
An enjoyable read, and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more by Allie Boniface. 
 
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Meet Allie
 

Allie Boniface is a small-town girl at heart who's traveled around the world and still finds that the magic and the mystery of small towns make them the best places to fall in love and find adventure. From the New England coast to Rocky Mountain hotels to tiny European bars, she's found more character and plot inspirations than she could ever count. Currently, she's lucky enough to live in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with her own "Hometown Hero," a guy who can fix, build, drive, and grill anything and is the epitome of the strong and silent type.


When she isn't writing love stories, Allie is a full-time high school English teacher who gets a kick out of helping her teenagers negotiate the ups and downs of writing along with the ups and downs of life (because, really, she's still trying to do the same thing!). And while she'll continue to travel far and wide, Allie knows there's really nothing like coming back to the place where the people who have known you forever welcome you home with open arms. 

 
Find Allie Here

www.allieboniface.com

www.allieboniface.blogspot.com

Twitter: AllieBoniface1

 
 
Tour Hosted by: Goddess Fish Promotions
 
 



10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks so much for the review and for hosting me! I love me a tortured bad boy (who's just in need of the right woman) too!

bn100 said...

Very nice review.

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krg said...

ooh I like this sneak peak! This book sounds so good, I also like a relationship that builds from friendship. (with alot hot chemistry too of course!) lol I am looking forward to reading this.
kgagnon(at)donofrio.cc

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I love me some tortured heroes too! Sounds like I'll love this one!
andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

VampedChik said...

Great review! On my wishlist!
-Amber
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Victoria Zumbrum said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks for stopping by, all!

Sarah said...

I am so excited to read this book. The reviews so far have been great :)
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Teena in Toronto said...

I liked this book :)