Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Becoming More by Bayli Lane

~ Synopsis ~
At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.
Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?
  **This book is a New Adult Romance - intended for a mature audience.**
~ Our Review ~
4.5 Star Review by Heather
This book drags you in from the beginning.   Becoming More will make you happy, sad and mad enough to kick a couple people’s asses!
Lilly is so excited to go to college with her boyfriend, Sander  of four years and her best friend Lauren.  All three of them are excited to start college free of their parents and to do what they want.  Lilly is shocked at how rude Sander's roommate, Bryan is and that he lets him talk to her with such disrespect.  She doesn't like Bryan and can see all the changes he is making in her boyfriend.  She isn't surprised that Lauren, her best friend is always gone, because that is just how she is. She just wishes that Sander wouldn't be doing the same and ditching her also.  She is now making her own friends.  She is having a hard time not wanting to get up close and personal with Colton, the guy she meets her first night out.  She wants him, but can't betray Sander and their future together.   With Sander changing she is no longer sure they have a future, but doesn't know how to give up on him.  Will she let her past go so she can have a future she deserves?
Sander is so excited to get away from his parents and head off to college. He tells Lilly that they can finally be together all the time and no one can stop them.  That all changes the day they get to campus and he would rather hang out with Bryan his roommate.  He starts hanging with his roommate and turns into someone else.  He does things that he claims he doesn't remember doing.  Will he finally man up and be the person he needs to be for Lilly? Or does he get caught up in himself?
Colton doesn't do love.  He is a love 'em and leave 'em guy.  He doesn't want the drama or the heartache that comes with women. He has experienced it before.  The night he sees Lilly he knows he should stay away, because she might change his way of thinking.  Their connection is just too strong.  He knows she has a boyfriend so he is just going to be there for her as a friend.  He doesn't like the way Lilly is being treated, but tries to not pressure her.  Can he make Lilly see that he is the man for her?  Can he help her forget the past and start a new future?
This book was really good, but I needed a little more from it.  I remembered why I don't read reviews on books before I read them.  I don't know that Lilly was weak, but it did take her awhile to realize her future wasn't what she always thought it would be.  I understand that is a hard thing to come to terms with.  I would definitely recommend this book.
~ Excerpt ~
The feel of Colton’s skin on mine is more than I ever imagined it would be. God, it’s so much more. I should have known that the sexual attraction between us was so alluring for a reason, but this is unbelievable. It’s like he knows my body better than I do. I’ve never reacted this way before; it’s surreal. I’m afraid it’s going to end, and I’m not ready to feel the lack of Colton against me. Instead, I want more. I reach down and grab at the button on his jeans. He stills on top of me and pulls away from my face. He looks into my eyes and then shakes his head.
“Not today, babe,” he says fiercely and reaches for my hand and pins it above my head. Okay, not what I was going for, but this is pretty nice too.
“Why not?” I whisper against his neck and then press my lips to his pulse.
“I told you earlier. I’m going to take my time with you. I want to get to know your body, slowly.” He grabs my hand and pins it alongside my other. His lips meet mine again in a tantalizing but leisurely tempo. I nibble at his bottom lip and draw the metal ring into my mouth, flicking my tongue across the warm metal.
He moans into my mouth as I let go of the ring. He starts nibbling on my lower lip, pulling it and teasing it with his teeth. “Please,” I beg and push my body against his.
He smiles and places a peck on my lips. “As hot as it is that you want it, not tonight,” he says with ardor and then pulls me up. I sit up, and he sits across from me. He runs his hand along my neck and down my chest, grips my hips, and pulls me onto his lap.
“You have no idea how long I’ve been wanting to kiss you,” he says sincerely and bites my shoulder.
I throw my head back while his lips skim the skin to my chin. “Me too,” I reply roughly. I didn’t even know my voice could sound like that; I’m so out of breath.
“It exceeded my expectations,” he says against my skin.
~ About The Author ~
Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.
Twitter: @thsnyder4
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