Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Tour for Put Me Back Together by Lola Rooney (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of the NA genre I love discovering a book that sticks with me long after the final page is turned and today's book does just that.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of the emotionally intense Put Me Back Together by Lola Rooney, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 5 digital copies of this book too!

You’d Better Watch Yourself, Katie Kat
Katie Archer knows how to lie. After six years, no one really knows what happened That Night. Not even her twin sister. Choosing a college 3,000 miles away from the truth, Katie throws herself into art classes and a love affair with ice cream.Katie’s biggest rule? No boys. Ever.
But there is the little problem of Lucas Matthews. Former basketball star and total campus hottie, Lucas is the stuff girls have naughty dreams about—and he has the reputation to prove it! But that doesn’t stop liquid heat from running through Katie’s veins every time she sees him…
You’ll Never Get Away With It
Letting Lucas in is the hardest thing Katie’s ever had to do. And telling him the truth? Impossible. Then Katie starts to get threatening texts and she realizes Lucas is the least of her problems. Her past has caught up with her and it wants to settle the score.
I’m Coming For You
Now Katie must decide whether she wants to fight for her life, or leave everything—including Lucas—behind her forever...




As a fan of the NA genre I love those books that juggle emotional intensity with a sweet and heartwarming romance.  This story had that in spades along with a lot more.  From start to finish I found myself fully engaged in this story but ultimately this was a book that left me very conflicted as to how to rate it.  I enjoyed the start and how the characters were portrayed, but as the story progressed the action started to take a much darker turn and everything I thought I knew about Katie turned out to be a lie.  Throughout the story though Lucas remained my one constant with emotions that he expressed truthfully.  He was a good guy with pain of his own that he was remorseful over but his care and kindness got Katie to reveal the truth of her past which tarnished my admiration for her slightly.

At the start of the story Katie is running from her past and tries to cut herself off from life.  The only people she's let in are her sister and her next door neighbor, until the night saving a stray cat leads to meeting the sexy and charming Lucas a once popular boy who's hiding too.  Though she tries to fight her attraction to him he slowly works his way into her heart and soul.  As her past comes back to haunt her in a very deadly way the happiness she's found might be over before it starts, especially as she continues to keep the new threats from her past a secret.  Not only is her own life in jeopardy but so too is her twin sister as a psychotic villain from her past wants her to hurt as badly as possible.  Even with the danger so close Katie still didn't fully disclose to anyone other than Lucas, and even with him I didn't feel her remorse was that deep.  In my opinion her part in this cruel deed from the past made her just as guilty.  Until this point in the story I felt she was punishing herself too much, but this revelation made me think she deserved more punishment and I became disillusioned in her.  Even after the final terrorizing moments with the villain from her past didn't completely redeem her in my eyes.

Katie was clearly a complicated character compared to Lucas.  Her personality twisted and turned as opposed to Lucas and his calm and unwavering support tempered with his own quiet dealings with his past.  He was everything you'd want in a book boyfriend and added a much needed bit of sweetness to a story that became increasingly difficult to swallow as events from Katie's past came to light.  Along with a compelling main couple there was a small group of cohorts surrounding Katie who were colorful and carefree in how they lived their lives which reinforced how closed off Katie had become.  Even with its few flaws this was still a compelling read that kept you on the edge of your seat.  With its admirable hero and tarnished heroine it sets itself apart from other books in this increasingly popular genre and has me excited for what the author has planned next.

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


I'm Lola Rooney, romance writer and part-time hula hooper. For a long time I was a lonely girl who didn't believe in love. Now I like to write about lonely girls and the boys who make them believe in love. I enjoy cupcakes, dimples, hula hoops (obviously), writing in my tree house and flirting with sexy men (who have dimples).
When I'm not yachting the Mediterranean I call Montreal home. 



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