Thursday, January 16, 2014

*Book Tour* [Review] and GIVEAWAY of Atonement by J.H. Cardwell

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Attainment Series Book Two
By: J.H. Cardwell


Reese Stanford is off to college at Wake Forest with her loving boyfriend, Tate Justice…or is she? When trust issues arise regarding Tate’s behavior, she turns to none other than her beautiful past - the beach god, John Rider who is conveniently available and still waiting. Will it be enough drama for John to finally have her forever, or will other shocking revelations and dark discoveries keep Reese from becoming his life-long dream? Will Tate ever be able to win her love back?

 Betrayal, anger, lust, and love fuel the future of Reese causing unexpected twists and turns on her long-awaited road to happiness. Will undying love conquer after all? Can Reese remain true to herself?

My Review

This is a tough review to write because while I did enjoy reading the book, there were a few things that bothered me. When I first started reading it, I didn't really like the writing style. I didn't think it was as polished as it could have been. I also was bothered by Reese and Tate's relationship. They were both incredibly clingy with each other, and Tate was very possessive over Reese. When they first broke up, I was actually happy about it. I thought maybe John would be the good guy to swoop in and treat her right. But then I realized that John is just as obsessive and possessive over Reese as Tate was. 

As the story went on, I liked it more, and was content with how things turned out. However, there were two different times when I thought the book was going to be over. The first time, I noticed that it was only half way through the story. The second time was only about 2/3 of the way through. 

Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading this book. I thought the story line was good, and I really liked how the characters developed throughout the novel. Tate became less possessive and Reese made up her mind (for the most part). Overall, I'm glad I read this book. I probably should have read the first one before this, but everything that happened in the first one was pretty well explained in this one, so I didn't feel like I was missing huge chunks of the story. 

About the Author

Julie has spent years in the medical field. The first few as a Cardiac Specialty Nurse, and over the last decade as a Pharmaceutical and Medical Sales Representative. She has gathered mounds of experience both personally and professionally to pour into her long time passion…writing. After years of power points in the corporate world, she is finally pursuing literary fiction/New Adult/Contemporary romance with her first novel, Attainment, and the now released sequel Atonement. The third book in the series, Chloe, will be released in 2014. Julie resides in a small town in NC with her husband and four children. She continues working full time in sales, exploring her writing late at night and in the wee hours of the morning when her children are tucked safely in bed.

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  1. What does New Adult actually mean?

    1. Its supposed to be the period between young adults/adolescents and adulthood, basically that transitioning period, and that's where most of the characters fall