Nothing beats a cheesy romance novel in my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I would drive myself crazy if that was ALL I read but every once and awhile I love to just relax with a book that is filled with “I love you’s” and situations that not very many average people would run into.
This is my stop during the blog tour for Miles Apart by Rhonda L. James. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 August, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
Girl meets boy. Boy is famous singer. It’s what we all dream about right? Hey, I was convinced I would marry Zac Hanson someday… we all know how that one ends. Then again, we all live in that fairy tale, a pre-teen girl can dream, right? Once you get past some of the “dreamer” portions of the series I really did wind up liking the book & storyline!
One of my favorite things about these two books was the fact that Across The Miles didn’t have a happy ending. Yes, I said it. I was happy to not have a happy ending. As I was reading along with the book I sat waiting for it to end with them getting back together and living happily ever after. To be honest, I didn’t remember what the description of Miles Apart was so I assumed it was tackling another member of the band. I was so happy to see that we would get to explore more of Brooke and Sebastian’s relationship.
I also liked that it wasn’t just “one problem” that caused their relationship to be rocky. I feel like Rhonda James did a great job of addressing the fact that they both had a past, they both needed to confront it & they both had their faults. Usually with romance books they tend to have one major falling out. Sebastian and Brooke had one major falling out after another but built their relationship upon that.
While the cover’s of these books suggest “full romance novel” they both were far from that. They definitely qualify in their “older” young adult and new adult categories. Sex was mentioned throughout the books but Rhonda James addressed it with caution & never went further than the mention of it.
At first I thought the books started out a tiny bit cheesey (as do most romance novels) but in the end I really liked the storyline. It was a girl meets famous boy situation but Rhonda James did a great job making it not as expected of an ending.
The important question is, do we get to learn more about Dek and Jade now!?
Across the Miles
Across the Miles (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #1)
By Rhonda L. James
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: February 28, 2015
Sebastian Miles was twenty-three years old and living a charmed life. Loving family, beautiful girlfriend, and lead singer of the rock band, Paradox. Their debut album shot to number one on the charts, and they had just come off a worldwide tour, performing in venues filled to capacity. Then, one night, a tragedy rocked his world in a whole new way, turning him into someone he no longer recognized. Now, two years later, and on the other side of his own private hell, he learns to stop taking everything and everyone for granted. Yet, he is still alone. Then, one day he meets her, and suddenly, his darkened world is once again filled with hope.
Brooke Caldwell is a twenty-four-year-old prodigy in the culinary world. After a lifetime filled with heartache, she decides to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime by interviewing for a world famous chef in Los Angeles. While visiting the city, she is reminded how cold and calculated the world can be. Until she meets him, and he shows her a world filled with the love and support that she never knew growing up.
Two wounded souls. Two hearts that continue to beat, in spite of all the damage that has been done. What happens when their damaged hearts collide? And, could they possibly be the half that finally makes the other whole?
You can watch the trailer for Across the Miles on Youtube
From the author of Across the Miles, comes the sequel to the love story of Sebastian and Brooke. Go back to the days after Brooke left for London, and find out what happened to place Sebastian in that hotel room with nothing but memories and a bottle of whiskey.
What happens to America’s favorite rock star when his picture perfect life falls apart? Again…
Sebastian and Brooke had a fairy tale romance, until one choice tore them apart. Brooke’s decision to move away and run Max Wolf’s struggling restaurant, Lardon’s, stands in the way of Sebastian’s plan to propose on the night of his birthday. They have a fight and he takes off, leaving her to board a plane to London without saying goodbye. While there, she meets Reid, a handsome chef who just happens to live in the same building she now calls home. Their newfound friendship, and Reid’s attraction to her, only adds to the strain on her already fragile relationship with Sebastian.
Then, one out of control night changes everything as they know it, and their relationship is put to the test. Now, do they fight for what they love? Or choose to walk away? Will facing your demons destroy you? Or make you stronger? Surely, a love that was meant to be can face any obstacle.
A force too strong to ignore. A need so deep it aches. Undying love.
A heart may be broken, but it keeps on beating. And never gives up.
You can watch the trailer for Miles Apart on Youtube
About the Author:
Rhonda loves writing, and reading, books. When not working at her office job, you will find her writing, reading, or cooking. She lives in Michigan with her husband of twenty-two years, and their two grown children. She loves talking online with fellow Indie Authors, and learning tips and tricks for reaching her readers. Her guilty pastime is playing on Pinterest, and she welcomes you to follow her boards.
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– a $10 Amazon gift card
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