Saturday, March 28, 2015

Release Day Launch, Review, & Giveaway: Harmony by Drew Elyse

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Title: Harmony (Dissonance Series #2) 

Author: Drew Elyse 

Genre: Contemporary / New Adult Romance 

Cover Design: Okay Creations 

Photography Credit: Drew Elyse 

Release Date: March 26th 2015

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Alex and Eli are ready to walk down the aisle. Of course, their story did not begin with wedding bells.

Before proposals, before planning out I dos, there was a boy and a girl living in completely different worlds.

He thought she was a hot mess. 

She thought he needed an attitude adjustment. 

He was burdened by the past.

She was crumbling under the weight of the present. 

He dreamt of something better. 

She had lost the ability to dream at all.Before the bride and groom to be, there was a boy who was just trying to get by and a girl who hid her secrets behind a mask.

Now, the boy who fell hard for the girl with all the secrets wants to make her his wife. Now, they both want to leave the pain of the past behind. Now, they are just hoping to reach a blissful, wedded harmony.

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"It may have come from a fucked up circumstance, but I will wear this scar with pride, just like I walk through life every day proud of the fact that I have you in it"

Harmony is the second book in the Dissonance Series by the amazingly talented debut author Drew Elyse; and just as I said that she knocked the first book out of the park, Eli & Alex's story is just as emotional, even more heartbreaking at times, just as gritty and above all completely heartfelt.  The way in which this author is able to create words in such a way that it brings out a completely emotional response from the reader is amazing and had me feeling like I was in Seattle standing in Eli and Alex's living room going through it right with them.  This book was 4.5 green-eyed stars for me and I highly highly recommend that you grab this series because I assure you that you don't want to miss out.

The reader was introduced to Eli and Alex in Dissonance, where the author hinted several times about the way in which they came together as a couple and also everything that they had been through prior to Eli's sister Charlotte coming to live there.  I was completely intrigued and wondered if any part of their story could match up to the heartbreak and tragedy that Lottie had endured and survived and was extremely surprised to know that Alex's story was just as if not more tragic.  

Alex was an actress to her core, everything from the way that she dressed, how she spoke to her friends, and where she partied was all carefully crafted due to her father being a wealthy Senator.  Keeping up pretenses was the only way that she could survive, because no one would believe an ill word about her father, not with the reputation that she had gained for sleeping around.  Not having any real friends because she wasn't able to let them into the sick and twisted family dynamic that plagued her since she was a young girl, Alex took a chance when she met Charlotte at a support group.  Always trying to spend as much time away from the mansion of lies where she lived with her father and older brother was the main goal, along with trying to forget to think about what she was truly feeling.  Drowning her sorrows in booze and men, she began to spend many a night at Charlotte's apartment which led to her first disastrous meeting with Eli.

Eli was struggling to provide a life for himself and his younger sister Charlotte after their mother died.  Working two jobs to make ends meet and ensuring that Charlotte was safe and happy was all that he cared about.  When Alex walked into Charlotte's life and began to take her out to parties, getting her out of her shell a little bit, made Eli both worried and happy at the same time because he was well aware of Alex's reputation; especially that she was wealthy and a Senator's daughter.  Little did he know that the old saying; the grass isn't always greener on the other side, is absolutely true.  One the surface Alex was everything that Eli wanted but hated not having and he was an arrogant ass to her because of it.  Little did he know that she was hiding behind that mask of perfection to protect herself from the unthinkable.

When Alex goes to Eli for help at Charlotte's instance and he turns her away; my heart almost broke for her; the courage that it took to ask for help from someone who clearly hated her very being.  It was only when Eli was scolded by Charlotte and took a look at the real reason why he had such an attitude of hate towards that he realized it was because he was falling for her and feared he wasn't good enough for her families high standards.

It is when Eli admits his true feelings for Alex, with her doing the same that the real story begins.  Healing themselves and each other, becoming the rock on which the other leans in good times and in bad, and being the family that you always wanted but never had are incredible themes that can be seen throughout this entire story.  I cannot say enough about this amazing series, a series which I devoured each book in one sitting because I was unable to stop reading until I knew how it ended.

Harmony was the second book in the Dissonance Series.  I would give this book a 4 star and would recommend to others.  This can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the first book Dissonance because you will want to meet and devour Logan!  Not only that it will set a better ground for you when you dive intoHarmony. This book is Eli and Alex's story and you will meet them in the first book because Eli is Logan's best friend and Charlotte's Brother, and Alex is Charlotte's best friend.  Although you meet Eli and Alex in the first book this book will give you more insight into there past and show how they came to the now of there relationship, and of course you will get to see there ending.  

Alex and Eli have known each other for years and have been through quite the trials and tribulations to finally be together.  You will learn how there journey began and how they almost didn't end up being together because of one stubborn Eli... but even though they are together demons from Alex's past will come back and make Alex doubt her life once again... Will Eli be able to help her keep it together or will her demons deplete there happiness?  Can they find a perfect Harmony?  Can Alex find the closure she needs from her past demons.. and Can Eli be the man he has been for years and help her overcome them?

I would go pick up this series ASAP you don't want to miss out on meeting these amazing characters and there journeys to find love.  Thanks Drew Elyse for another great story and I look forward to much more in the future!

Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her nights writing tear-jerking and smutty romance novels. Her debut novel, Dissonance, released in August of 2014.
When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found over-analyzing every line of a book, binge watching a series on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing something in another language, or screaming at the TV during a Chicago Blackhawks game.
A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a BA in English, she still lives in Chicago, IL where she was born and raised with her boyfriend and her prima donna pet rabbit, Lola.



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