Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Perfect Distraction by Melissa Rolka

~ Synopsis ~

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing.  She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. 
Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience.  Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out.  She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating.  What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex.  Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?
Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her.  Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her.  Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive.  He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.
Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future.  Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.  

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~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Heather

This book is a good fast read.  It starts off a little on the slow side, but picks up and then you won't want to put it down.

Kate is trying to overcome the heartache of her long time boyfriend breaking up with her so he could be single for his first year away at college.  She ignores her ex, Kyle when he comes home the summer after his freshman year. She doesn't want to want him anymore.  So she leaves for her freshman year single and ready to live again.  She decides she wants to let loose and get to know guys.  Not sleep with them, but date and get to know them.  She never thought she would have so many guys fighting for her attention.  She doesn't want to lead anyone on so she lets them know she isn't looking for more then friendship at this time. Though the first time she sees Reed "blue eyes" Harper so knows he can make her want something serious.  Can she get over Kyle?  Will she give playboy Reed a chance?

Kyle is regretting ever letting Kate go.  He knows it was a mistake.  He wants Kate more than the sluts at school.  Though Kate ignores him he is determined to make her listen to him. He has a way of making Kate do what he wants.  Will he finally show his true colors and lose Kate? Or will he win her back?

Reed "Blue Eyes" Harper..... Oh where to start with this sexy man.  He is panty melting hot and I wish I was Kate.  He doesn't do relationships, he just messes around with girls.  He knows the instant he spots Kate across the room that he wants her legs wrapped around him. He doesn't really pursue her because two of his roommates were and he figured if she saw him she would pursue him.  He tries everything to stay away, but once he realizes he has a chance he goes in for the kill.  Will Kate give him a chance? Or is she too wrapped up in her ex?

This book has hot guys, sex and drama.  What more do we need?  Once you get past some of the background of the characters this book picks up.  You will be happy this book is a cliffy.  That means we get more of Sexy "Blue Eyes"!!!  I couldn't give this book a 5 Star because it didn't hold my attention at the beginning.  I really needed a little more out of the beginning.

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~ Author Bio ~

Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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