Friday, February 26, 2016

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Noah's Journey by C.A. Harms

Title: Noah's Journey
Series: Sawyer Brothers #3
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
The years that were taken can never be repaid. The memories stolen can never be returned.

But I had to move forward…for him, my son.

Noah had spent years wondering what he could have done differently. Wondering what he’d done wrong to make Stacey leave. The heartache from her absence and the what-ifs of their past eventually turned to anger—and then disgust.

It took years for him to move on, and once he did, his past came thundering back, revealing a secret.

A secret that would forever change his future.

Alena had waited for the chance to have more with Noah. He was an enigma, a man of mystery, yet she wasn’t quite ready to give up on him. She knew there was more to him than what he allowed those around him to see. She was drawn to his charm and his calm nature. With an uprooted past of her own, she craved a little stability more than anything. But when things between them finally begin to grow into more, their relationship is tested.

Will it all be too much for Alena to handle?

Or will she decide to stay and be a part of…Noah’s Journey?

Noah's Journey Excerpt © C.A. Harms 2015/2016

A Little Over Four Years Ago
“I just can’t do this anymore, Noah. This is not the life I want or where I want to be forever. I thought you wanted more too. More than this quiet town with no real hope of being somebody.” Stacey sat on the end of my bed, the sheet still wrapped around her naked body.
Of all the times to have this type of conversation, I never thought it would be now. She chose first thing in the morning when I was already late for work.
“So what are you saying?” I asked as I stood in the doorway, fisting my shirt in my hands. I was trying not to blow up, trying to remain the rational one in this relationship.
“I don’t want to be here, in Livingston, for the rest of my life. I want to go somewhere with greater opportunities. I feel like if I stay here, I’m giving up my dreams. I feel like I’m drowning.”
She stood from the bed and let the sheet fall to the floor. Stacey was a gorgeous woman—tall, fit, and almost angelic. She was also very selfish and spoiled. Everyone called her by first name until she finally forced her parents to change it to her middle name instead. “Jessie” was entirely too hick for her taste.
“Noah, you had to see this coming,” she said. And the lack of compassion in her voice only made my anger grow.
“I had to see this coming? Are you fucking serious right now?” I took a step toward her, and she quickly slipped her shirt on over her head. “I asked you to marry me, and now you’re fucking telling me you’re leaving?” I lifted my hand and gripped my hair, pulling at the ends. “So what the hell was last night? And again this morning? One last roll in the sack before you walk out on me?”
“Come with me,” she said with a hopeful expression.
“I can’t just pick up and walk away. I just got on track with where I want to be at the station. I have the ranch and my responsibilities to my family. Plus, this is my home. I don’t want to leave.”
“Then you’re choosing this place and all of them over us.” She actually had the nerve to look hurt and offended.
I stood in the center of the room, watching as she began grabbing items and tossing them in her bag. “I have to get out of here. I gave you the option to come with me, and you declined. So that is on you.”
Heat rose in my neck, and a swooshing sound filled my ears as I fought against my anger. “It’s on me, what the fuck? You’re truly something else, you know that? You throw this shit at me five minutes before my shift starts at the station and have the nerve to blame the end of us on me. You fucking did this.”
She ignored me as she finished dressing and gathered some more of her things. I stepped up behind her and grabbed the bag from her hands, making her stop what the hell she was doing and look at me.
Stacey spun around and gasped as I leaned in, bringing my face only inches from hers. “This is all on you. You’ve been planning this escape all along. Now you want to blame me.” I stepped back and held my arm out, pointing toward the door of my apartment. “Get out,” I said through gritted teeth. “I’ll send your shit to your parents, because right now I can’t fucking look at you a minute longer.”
Her eyes widened, and she covered her mouth with her hand. I gave a sarcastic chuckle as I shook my head. She had already pushed me past my breaking point, and I was through playing the nice guy. “Cut the tears, Stacey. You wanted this, you got it. Now get out. I’m not holding you back from your perfect life any longer.”
I waited until the door slammed before I caved and sat on the end of the bed. My clothes from last night were still tossed around the room. I had given her years of my life, thinking we had a future.
I guess her being younger and unsettled should have warned me off, but her vibrant attitude was what had attracted me from the start. Now I just felt like a dumbass for not seeing what others saw in her. She was a wild card, but I took a chance.
Never again.

Noah's Journey by CA Harms is the 3rd book in the Sawyer Brothers Series and by far is my favorite. To see the evolution of Noah and Alena from the sidelines of the very first book where they appeared during Ryan's Love to this 3rd book that is the conclusion of their story was amazing. The twists and turns, the uncertainty, the love and acceptance that can all be found in this wonderful story had me turning every page with baited breathe to find out how it would end for these two characters. This book was a 4 star read for me and I highly recommend this book and this series to everyone! Get yourself one-clicking because I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Noah and Alena have been dancing around each other since they met during Ryan's Love; and to see them both finally give in and start to date allowed me to let out my breathe and say "it's about time!" Noah had been seriously burned in his past by what he thought was his first love, and he is finally ready to shed his womanizing ways and settle down with the alluring Alena. Right when you think "here comes the good stuff" Noah's past literally bumps into him with a secret that is earth shattering for both him, his family and Alena.

Although Alena wants what her besties have, love and family, she will not become the reason that Noah walks away what could be that most important job he ever has. Allowing him to deal with this secret on his own, all the while wanting to be standing by his side and helping him but being unable to, is killing her. Throwing herself into the opening of her boutique takes her mind off of the sexy Sawyer Brother but not for long, as he is never far from her thoughts.

Can Noah have it all? Or will him navigating this new life leave no room for Alena?? Can Alena have everything she has ever wanted, her boutique and Noah? You will need to read this amazing book to see!!

C.A. Harms has become one of my favorite authors by far. I have read many books by her lately and not one has disappointed me. This book fairs no different. Noah's Journey was definitely a journey you will want to experience. I would give this book a huge 4 stars and highly recommend to others. This is the third book in a series but can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading the other 2 books in the series as well, it starts with Ryan's Love and then Jackson's Destiny. The Sawyer brother's with there southern charm will steal your heart and melt your panties guaranteed!

Noah and Alena have been skating around the attraction they have felt for one another through each book in this series until finally they stop fighting fate... but of course just when you think FINALLY a storm of sorts will blow into town and turn Noah's world upside down. Alena wants to be supportive but her jealousy will get the better of her in many situations.. but will Noah have it in him to show her that he wants her in his life no matter what? Or will her insecurities and jealousy keep them apart, or possible Noah's storm? 

Go get this book asap! I guarantee you won't be disappointed. I loved the ending to this book it will give you complete closure to the series, and then there is quite the surprise at the end... Yeah you will have to read it to find out cause I am super stoked! Thanks C.A. Harms for another fantastic read and I look forward to soooo much more in the future!

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
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