Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: Mending Heartstrings by Felicia Lynn

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March 23- April 6th

Mending Heartstrings by Felicia Lynn

Both Books on sale during tour for .99!

<a href="">Mending Heartstings (Heartstrings Book 2)</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

Just when life seems to be manageable, you’re thrown radically off course by “the one”. “The one” you weren’t expecting. “The one” who single handedly holds the key to the tattered and rusted lock to the walls surrounding your heart. Letting her into your protected sanctuary will only serve one purpose, intentional infliction of pain and heartache.

Jon is a man on a mission with only one agenda, to survive…to survive his past, and avoid letting his future be consumed by his history. It’s all really simple, until she walks into his world and turns it, on its axis. She makes him yearn for things he never wanted, or at least didn’t realize he ever would. Now his dreams and writings are consumed with the fantasy that this girl could change everything. But deep down he knows she deserves better. Better than him. Better than anyone he’s ever met.

He’s the lead guitarist for Garrett McKenna’s band. His life consists of touring, studio time, and writing music. That’s it. Staying healthy means keeping his routine, which has been easy enough until this little effervescent beauty rocks his world. Now he’s left questioning everything and doing some soul searching to decide if he’s equipped to give what he knows she needs and deserves.

Whitney avoids love at all costs. She’s not scared of it. She’s too strong to be that weak. She refuses to allow herself to lose her mind over another person, when there’s a high probability of getting her heart broken. She’s witnessed it more times than she can count, and she’s less than interested in taking the gamble.

Her strong will has served her well in life. Very few people know her secrets. She prefers to keep it that way. Her friends and family own her heart and deep devotion. She could easily do without the rest of the population but plays nice so she doesn’t appear to be the major bitch she knows she is on the inside.

Everything in her life makes sense. Her life is filled with more love and laughter than most will ever see, and it feels complete to her. She’s simply satisfied…until him.

He complicates things. His life isn’t something she understands or is willing to try to figure out. But she can’t keep her mind from wandering to the scruff faced, gorgeous guitarist, no matter how hard she tries.

He’s everything she’s never wanted, yet her heart is telling her differently. She fears she’s diving headfirst off the cliff of heartache. She’ll never recover from her brief no-strings weekend with this man. If she opens her heart it will be “the end”… no matter what. The question is what kind of ending will it be? Not all fairy tales have the happily ever after.

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Mending Heartstrings is the second book in the Heartstrings Series by Felicia Lynn giving the reader the story of Whitney, one of Alexis best friends we were introduced to in Tied Up In Heartstrings. This story was moving and also inspiring, allowing the reader to see and experience the struggle of both Whitney and Jon as they wanted to be together but struggled to accept their feelings and what it would mean to give into them. This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I recommend it to others.

Jon, the lead guitarist of Garrett McKenna's band is struggling to get his life back on track one day at a time. After entering rehab at the request of Garrett, Jon approaches each day as a new one in which he is sober and working toward staying that way. When he is once again put face to face with Alexis best friend Whitney, he remembers the night they spent in each other's company so lol ago and the feelings that are conjured up are ones that threaten his strength to remain on the straight and narrow. Wanting to show Whitney that he is worthy of her love seems to come with many misunderstood situations that could be explained away if given the opportunity.

Whitney lets her insecurities and hang ups keep her from giving in to the feelings that she has for Jon because she refuses to risk her heart or the family that she has created with Alexis and her girls. It is only when Jon gets into a motorcycle accident that everything changes between them. Jumping at the chance to take care of him and thinking that she could have lost him completely, Whitney takes Jon to her home and waits on him hand and foot while he recovers making sure t see to his every need and more. It's while taking care of him that Whitney's wall completely crumbles and she finally gives in to her desire to be with Jon.

Although they seem to be on the path to making their relationship work, there seems to be obstacles in their way that are holding them back. Jon not discussing his addiction with Whitney and how his recovery affects him, Whitney not telling him about her past and allowing her insecurities to overwhelm her without talking to him about the feelings that she was having. Will Whitney finally accept Jon's love and let him all the way him? Can Jon stay on the straight and narrow, help his friend and prove to Whitney that she is the only woman for him? You will have to read to find out.

 Mending Heartstrings is the second book in The Heartstrings Series, the first book was Tied Up In Heartstrings. I would rate this book a 3.5 stars, I would recommend to others.  This is Jon and Whitney's story and the first book was Garret and Alexis's story and even though it is the second book you could read as a standalone but I wouldn't recommend it because you will meet these 2 in the first book as they are best friends to Alexis and Garret.  This is a story about rebuilding your life when you thought all was lost.. it is a tale of a recovering addict and a girl who would do anything to keep her others happy over her own happiness.  So the title mending heartstrings does truly fit this story because each character shows you how they try to rebuild there lives into something more with the love of family and friends.

Jon is the drummer in Garret Mckeena's band and he has dealt with the famous lifestyle like most hot stars do.. woman, drugs, alcohol.. until it took control of his life.  Garret made Jon go to rehab and now that he is out and living substance free he wants more in his life.. maybe to start a family.  When he met Whitney over a year ago when her and Alexis came to a concert his life was forever changed by this woman that he only spent days with.  When she continues to ignore him over the year even though he has reached out multiple times he finds himself giving up hope for anything with her... until a family bbq will show him that maybe she does have feelings for him.. so he will pursue her again .. but will he be let down once again or will they find there happily ever after??

Whitney hasn't had the best upbringing so she stays close to the people who love her the most and she would never let them down.. so when Jon tries to pursue for almost a whole year she will push him away because if things endly badly then her friends would have to choose between them too and she would never have them make that decision... so she will push him away .. but for how long???

When tragedy strikes it will bring them together ... Will Whitney finally give Jon a chance or will other circumstances keep them apart?

Go pick up this series some parts are a little insta love for me.. but I will say I did enjoy this story and will continue to follow Felicia Lynn in her future endeavors. 

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<a href="">Tied Up In Heartstrings</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

Tragedy ripped the security from her life. Left a single mother, Alexis's fear of loss insulates her from the rest of the world. Her best friends from college and close family are the only people she keeps close.

A man from her past has always been in love with Alexis. He’s never met anyone that measures up to her. Garrett is a musician, who never really imagined he’d have the fame and fortune that he's found. But, even with that, what he's always wanted is out of reach... or is it?

When Garrett and Alexis meet up by chance a relationship begins. Neither expected what happens. She can’t be sure she’s ready for the complications a relationship brings. He will have to work overtime to win her heart without any assurances it will be successful.

Alexis is learning about life without Jed, and is feeling more secure with parenting on her own. Garrett appreciates his fans and is enjoying his life on the road but misses having a private life. The lives they have built separately leave little room for a budding relationship, but their hearts won’t take that into consideration.

Will the cards they’ve been dealt get in the way of a love that is meant to be? Is love enough to overcome loss and heartbreak? Can they accept all that the other is, without feeling like they are living in the shadow of their former lives?
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<a href="">The List (Volume 1)</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

In Matthews, North Carolina, where everyone knows everyone, there’s a minefield of hidden secrets and cover-ups. When Kip’s opportunity to avenge those who have been wronged approaches, he contemplates revenge. For Kip, removing the people who’ve caused harm to those he loves is a mission of service. With the time limit on Kip’s future quickly approaching, sacrifices must be made to make sure the guilty parties pay. But will his conscience get in the way? Can a man who lives life so passionately ever be a murderer?

Felicia Lynn, author of Tied Up In Heartstrings, is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends! She loves reading, taking long walks, chatting with her Facebook family, and listening to music, especially live music. A self-declared lover of all things baseball, she is obsessed with every aspect of the game!!!

Felicia writes contemporary romance, because love stories make people happy. Even in the midst of anguish and turmoil, true love can turn life around, and the process is beautiful. Most of Felicia's stories are based on real life experiences, which she embellishes to tell a story. Mending Heartstrings, the second in the Heartstrings series, will be releasing shortly. She also recently co-wrote a mystery/suspense book titled The List with professional poker player, Chris Bell. Look for more to come from those two as well.