Monday, February 22, 2016

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan

Title: Hopeless Vows 
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: February 22, 2016 Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling

It was a modern take on an arranged marriage that was supposed to lead to my happily ever after. The rules were simple: 
1. Marry a complete stranger chosen for you by professionals.
2. Live together as man and wife for eight weeks while cameras record your every move.
3. Make a decision to stay together or get a divorce.
Call me crazy, but I had complete faith in the process, until I saw who was waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Austin James has never met me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know him. With no other choice, I say my vows and pray I can make it through the next eight weeks. Then I’ll leave. What connects us is my best kept secret, and I’ll protect it at all costs even if that means walking away from the only person I’ve ever cared about.

Hopeless Vows by Rachel Duncan reminds me of the show Married at First Sight on steroids…in a good way! Strangers apply to be matched by experts, they agree to get married sight unseen – they know nothing about their potential marriage partner – and they stay married for eight weeks before they decide to stay together or get a divorce, except in this book there are twists, turns, and stories you never saw coming.

Jillian and Austen were matched by the experts, but it turns out they already know each other from childhood, only Austen doesn’t seem to realize it or remember her, which may be a good thing considering the secret and story she is hiding. Things have a way of coming full circle though. Tragedy strikes and things happen beyond anyone’s control. Will they be able to work it out and find a way to be together? Do the experts know something Jillian and Austen don’t? You have to read to find out!

I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend you read it. Especially if you like second chances, quirky love stories, and the show! One click now!

Hopeless Vows was a different kind of romance story but in a good way. Meeting a complete stranger the day your going to marry them and letting a panel of "experts" pick him out for you... hmmm why not! If I got a man just like Austin I so would not be complaining. I would give this book a 4 stars and highly recommend to others. This book isn't filled with sex every other page which I was highly thankful for, but when there was a sexy scene it was fantastic and worth the wait.

Austin and Jillian enter in a reality show for couples that get married before they know eachother, but what they don't realize before walking down the isle is they already have a past, a past only one is aware of upfront. Keeping secrets is not a healthy way to build a relationship when you only have 8 weeks to prove if your marriage will last or fail.. but some secrets are better left unsaid. When things seem to be going great the big secret will be revealed and lives will be ruined.. tragedy will strike and make things seem clearer... but will it all be too late? Hearts are broken , trust is shredded... can they find an HEA?

Get to one clickin you don't wanna miss out on this fantastic tale! Thanks for a roller coaster ride and I look forward to much more from this author in the future!

In this day and age of trying to find someone you want to be with, why not go in blind and marry a complete stranger?

That's what Jillian signed up for. A panel of experts to find your ideal match, why not? Regular dating wasn't working. Jillian was matched with Adam, sexy as sin Adam. They have eight weeks married to decide if they will stay married or not.

Adam becomes her balm, having a calming effect to Jillian. She finds herself having fun with him. She constantly tries to put up walls though, to ensure that she doesn't totally fall for him. You see Jillian harbors a secret that could crush Adam.

What happens when secrets are revealed?? Will they stay together or call it a complete bust?

You must one click!

I loved the flow and the unexpected twist to this story.

Hopeless Vows by Rachel Duncan is anything but your typical love story. After a grueling interview process, a panel of experts chooses the perfect guy for you to marry. The catch? You don't meet him until the day you are walking down the aisle. Why not try right? What could possibly go wrong? This interestingly different story intrigued me from the very beginning and I needed to know what the outcome of Austin and Jillian's match would need. This book was a 4 star read for me and I would highly recommend it to others.

Jillian and Austin knew each other from when they were young, although Austin doesn't seem to remember. Once Jillian realized who Austin is, she knows that their marriage will never last despite how desperately she wants it to or how much she falls for him. Once Austin discovers the secret of who she really is, Jillian is confident that he will walk away without looking back. Jillian is determined to walk away after 8 week with Austin and hopes that she can because he is definitely in this for the long haul. Will Jillian have the courage to tell Austin the truth and walk away? Will she be selfish and hope he never finds out?? You need to one-click this awesome book to find out their fate, I promise you won't be disappointed.

"This is the first book I've read by Rachael Duncan, but it won't be my last. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish." - A.M. Madden, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Romance Author
"I can't rate Hopeless Vows high enough and I honestly feel like this will be Rachael's breakthrough novel that will take her places and have her name known all around this community. Brilliant job!" -Swoon Worthy Book Blog
"I haven't had a book hangover in so long and after reading Hopeless Vows, I did. This book is beyond good." -Joanne Schwehm, author of the Prescott Series
"What did I think? I'm honestly not sure I can convey what I think right now. I feel like no matter what words I put down that it won't do this book justice." - Books, Chocolate, and Lipgloss
"Jillian and Austin literally sizzled on the pages. The chemistry was palpable. The characters were well-developed and the plot was so much more than I thought it would be." -Casey L. Bond, author of The Sin Series
"I love the way her writing balances sexiness, humor and hurt, and I find myself able to relate to her characters, no matter how outlandish or unconventional their circumstances." -Give Me Books
"As an author, it's hard for me to find a book that is unpredictable for me. Usually, I can see twists and turns coming from a mile away, but Rachael had a couple for me I never saw coming." -JB McGee, Best Selling Author

The longer this experiment goes on, the more I fall for him, and the more the deceit eats at me. When I lie awake some nights, it crawls up my body, tickling my skin, reminding me that underneath, I’m a horrible human being. Deceitful. Cowardly. Manipulative. Selfish. All negative adjectives, and all describe me. He’ll never find out, taunts an inner voice. What’s worse is that it also tells me it’s okay to keep this from him. That the two of us can live out this fantasy unscathed and content. As delusional as my inner voice is, I find myself clinging to it like a leech, feasting on the lie.

Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet.