Monday, January 20, 2014

TVBT: ATONEMENT by J.H. Cardwell @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Print Set of the ATTAINMENT Series (Books 1&2)
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Reese Stanford is off to college at Wake Forest with her loving boyfriend, Tate Justice…or is she? When trust issues arise regarding Tate’s behavior, she turns to none other than her beautiful past - the beach god, John Rider who is conveniently available and still waiting. Will it be enough drama for John to finally have her forever, or will other shocking revelations and dark discoveries keep Reese from becoming his life-long dream? Will Tate ever be able to win her love back?
 Betrayal, anger, lust, and love fuel the future of Reese causing unexpected twists and turns on her long-awaited road to happiness. Will undying love conquer after all? Can Reese remain true to herself?

To be honest, ATONEMENT started out a bit slow for me, but didn't take that long to get into the drama...and oh boy...was there A LOT of drama to be had.  I wasn't all that fond of Reese, the heroine, which was a bit tough because the book is in first person, but you know, just like a train wreck, I just needed to know what was going to therefore, I let my feelings for Reese slide, and I read on, and I am glad I did.

Even though Reese still wasn't all that likable as the story goes on, it was the storyline that J.H. Cardwell weaves that kept my interest.

If you like New Adult Romances with a bit of a love triangle, some stalker ex-lovers/girlfriends, and a On/Off Boyfriend who is a BIT on the possessive side, then you have ATONEMENT. 

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About J.H. Cardwell

Julie has spent years in the medical field. The first few as a Cardiac Specialty Nurse, and over the last decade as a Pharmaceutical and Medical Sales Representative. She has gathered mounds of experience both personally and professionally to pour into her long time passion…writing. After years of power points in the corporate world, she is finally pursuing literary fiction/New Adult/Contemporary romance with her first novel, Attainment, and the now released sequel Atonement. The third book in the series, Chloe, will be released in 2014. Julie resides in a small town in NC with her husband and four children. She continues working full time in sales, exploring her writing late at night and in the wee hours of the morning when her children are tucked safely in bed.


TrishJ said...

This is a new author for me. The book sounds good. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the great review.

Karen J said...

This is a new author for me too! Loved the review tho! Cant wait to check it out!

denise smith said...

this is a new author for me also the book sounds really good i will have to check out other books she has wrote also

Julie Cardwell said...

Thank you 'A Tasty Read'! I appreciate your review and for having me today! Attainment (the first book in the Attainment series) was my first completed novel. I followed with Atonement, and I am nearly complete, and oh so excited for the release of Chloe! Lots of action and a very different story than the first two. It could even be a stand alone. The series was based off of a true story, a date rape and just morphed into the action, drama and love conquests I hoped the reader would find intriguing! enjoy!

Quilt Lady said...

This would be a new author for me but I kind of like the sound of this book. Love new authors so will be checking your books out. Thanks for the great giveaway and I will be entering under the name of Virginia

Linda Henderson said...

It sounds like an interesting book, I would love to read it.

TerrieLynn61 said...

I have been waiting for this second book of this series. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

BookLady said...

What an interesting book! This is a new author for me. Thanks for sharing.

bn100 said...

Nice honest review

Kim P said...

I Read Both Books The Days They Were Available And Could Not Put Them Down! I Was Sooooo Impressed And Can't Wait Until CHLOE Is Out. Thanks, Julie!