Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn

~ Synopsis ~

ad·dic·tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something

Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.

When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.

Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.

Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.

A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.

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~ Review ~
4 Stars

This was a sweet read.  It did deal with addiction and the effects it had on family members also.

Leah has always wanted what was best for her brother, Shane.  She doesn't want to keep helping him out, but it's hard to turn him down when he is all the family she has left. She finally has to put her foot down and stays firm until he shows up with a little girl. Then her desire to help is stronger than ever.  She wants Dani, his daughter to have the best life possible.  She puts her life on hold to raise Dani so Shane can get help. Leah is content with life, but once Adam, Dani's uncle comes into the picture she is having trouble not drooling over him.  She knows it would be a bad idea to start anything with him.  Can she raise Dani while Shane is getting help?  Will Shane finally get the help he needs?

Adam is mad, sad, disappointed and happy all at once. He never knew about his niece Dani. That is until he gets a devastating call about his sister.  He wants to blame Shane for her death, but he knows he isn't responsible.  He wants Dani to have a great life and will help Leah in giving it to her. He had already been checking Leah out at the college before he knew she was going to be a permanent fixture in his life.  Can he keep his desire for her hidden?  Or will he try to have a relationship with her even knowing it could all blow up in his face?

This book will have you wanting to know what happens.  I enjoyed this read, but I felt it needed more.  Some of the pieces just didn't flow enough for me.  I definitely recommend reading this book and meeting the sexy Adam!!

~ Excerpt ~

“Do you want to talk about it?” I hesitantly ask, running my own finger along the steering wheel.

“I’m not sure. It’s just all so crazy in my head. Nothing makes sense. Nothing is going as I’ve planned.”

“Sometimes the best things that happen are the ones you least expect,” I say, like some damn philosophy professor.

She turns to me with a serious face. “Adam, what if Shane doesn’t get clean? What if he can’t do it?” A tear clings to her lashes before falling from her eye and trailing down her cheek.

~ Author Bio ~

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

~ Social Media Links ~

Twitter: @michellelynnbks

~ Giveaway ~

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the blog tour! :)