Friday, August 28, 2015

Title: Crushing Misery
Author: Kinsey Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25th, 2015


~ Synopsis ~

Have you ever lost the will to fight?
Kennedy Anderson has continually struggled with the crummy hand life has dealt her. A failed, abusive marriage has left her worn, yet relieved that the past is finally locked away. Unfortunately, the past has a way of repeating itself. Once again faced with tragedy and despair, Kennedy’s anguish is multiplied by the fact that she doesn’t suffer alone; she now has a two-year-old daughter, Ashlynn.
Love has only served to complicate Corbin Nash’s life.
He’s focused, hardworking, and dedicated to regaining his middleweight title until the unlikely duo of Kennedy and Ashlynn enter his life. While trying to help her fight her demons, Corbin finds his own resurfacing, steadily revealing the secrets he’s worked so hard to keep buried the last eighteen years.
Two beaten and battered souls, desperate to break free of the misery...
Will they cower to their plagued pasts, or will they fight through the despair and finally find the happiness that has evaded them their entire lives?

~ Review ~
4.5 Stars 

This is a great debut novel by Kinsey. It's a great read.  It deals with some hard subject matters though.  It had me wanting to jump into the book and beat the crap out of a couple people.

I absolutely loved Kennedy and Ashlynn.  They were the two most amazing people.  Kennedy had a strong personality but had to learn how to find herself again.  She went through a lot in her young life, but she grew and you get to watch her grow.  She does things that most of us wouldn't have the strength to do.  She is a fighter!!!! 

Corbin is hiding behind his past.  He doesn't do relationships with anyone.  He doesn't want to have his heart ripped out again.  Will he be able to face his demons and move on in his life?  Or will he lose the two best things in his life?

I cannot wait to read more books by Kinsey!!  I have a feeling she will be a go to author for a great read!  This book pulled me in and didn't let me go.  I still want more and the book is over.  It's one of those books!!  I really hope we get more Kennedy, Ashlynn and Corbin in the next book!  This is a total 5 star book, but I just needed a little more in a couple places!!!

~ Excerpt ~

Through clenched teeth he demandingly asks, “Did you think I wouldn’t notice? You were eye-fucking the dude across the table from your brother, Kennedy. You cheating on me, whore?”
“Don’t be ridiculous, Troy. I was looking at him listening to him talk,” I whisper.
“Bullshit, Kennedy.”
Just then, the atmosphere changes, goose bumps spread covering every part of my body. No! Not now! Not here! Glancing over my shoulder, I spot Corbin, his fists tightly clenched, moving in our direction.
“Is this guy bothering you?” he asks.
I shake my head no, and plead with him using my eyes.
“Mind your own goddamn business, asshole. This is my wife, and we are having a discussion, so piss off,” Troy says.
“Then why, as her husband, do you have your hands forcefully placed on her? When did it become okay to talk that way to your wife?”
Troy whips around to fully face him, and I have to move fast to get myself wedged between the two of them. Troy moves against me pushing me back to face Corbin. Placing my hands up I plead softly, “Tonight is my brother’s night, and I won’t have either of you ruining it. Please.”
“You don’t deserve to be treated like this,” Corbin says sternly looking up into Troy’s eyes.

~ About the Author ~

Author Kinsey Taylor lives in the beautiful state of Washington. You'll find her running after her three crazy minions, two food-loving dogs, and a moody cat who believes he's the King of their castle. Her inspiration for her books comes from deep in her heart, inspired by her soul mate and husbands adoring support. The everlasting romantic, Kinsey's writing is sure to give twists, turns, and plenty of drama that will leave you breathless.

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