Friday, April 3, 2015

Blog Tour, Review, & Awesome Playlist: Look After Me by Elena Matthews

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Book: Look After Me
Series: Look After You #2
Author: Elena Matthews
Genre: New Adult/Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed by: Okay Creations
Hosted By: Francessca's Romance Reviews


Synopsis:

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The moment Sebastian Gilbert watches his fiancée declare her undying love to another man, his entire life changes.

Forever.

Unable to cope with the loss of his fiancée, his job… his life, he turns to the one thing that will help ease the pain.

Cocaine.

Seven long months later…

Sebastian has checked out of rehab, but after three months locked behind those doors, away from the outside world, he’s struggling to adapt to his new life. His thoughts are clouded with anger… bitterness…

Cravings.

When he reaches out to his drug counselor from rehab, his one and only lifeline, he begins to find hope.

Addison Scott is sweet, smart, and understands him in a way that no one else does. As she helps Sebastian rebuild his life, their friendship grows.

But lines become blurred…

Sebastian’s broken heart is slowly mending, but will letting Addison in shatter it once more?

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Review

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Wow. I loved this book so much! I hadn't read the first one so I was a bit worried I wouldn't know what was going on, but this book acts as a standalone even though it is the second in the series. I really can't wait to go back and read the first one in the series (Look After You) now too! I really hope the next book has more of Sebastian and Addison too.

This book was so emotionally powerful. Sebastian is a man who has been on three tours in Afghanistan, but that does not break him. Ava does. He had it all worked out to have the perfect life with Ada, but a few things happen to Ava while he is still away. The love and heartbreak he has for Ava is exactly how you feel when you lose someone you love so much.

This novel definitely pulled at my heartstrings several times. I really loved Addison. We are similar in age, and I know how she feels about the dating scene. She seems like such a great recovery counselor too, and she loves her job. Addison is so selfless, but Sebastian does not realize for awhile, that he is as well.

I love Sebastian, he is a perfect book boyfriend, except for maybe a few scenes, but you can always find it in your heart to forgive him. Elena did such a great job writing this. Sebastian didn't seem like some guy we dream about that doesn't truly exist...he is very real. He sometimes is a jerk, and says a lot of guy things that make women roll their eyes. He doesn't want to be in a relationship like so many guys these days, she really nailed it with his character.

I have to admit too, I have a soft spot for Seattle, so since the book was located there it definitely made my day reading it. I read this fast, and I kept telling myself I would go to bed after one more chapter. However, I ended up staying up until 3am finishing the book, then another hour was spent just thinking about how amazing it was. I am definitely a fan of Elena Matthews now for sure!

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Excerpt

Copyright © Elena Matthews 2015

Prologue

I’m clutching Ava’s hand as if my life depends on it. My entire body is shaking as I look at the love of my life, my fiancée, the mother of my child in sheer desperation. I love her so damn much. I don’t care that she cheated on me. I don’t care that she didn’t tell me her secret. I can forgive her, I can...
“Where do we go from here, Ava?”
“I have to follow my heart,” Ava says painfully.
“And what does your heart say?”
My adrenaline goes up a notch as I wait for her terrifying answer. I can see her eyes begin to fill with tears and my heart thuds against my chest as I witness the look of pain etched along her beautiful yet battered face. God, the things he did to her… I can’t even contemplate it. Fuck.
Please say it’s me...
Please...
I need you...
I love you.
My eyes widen hopelessly as she opens her mouth to speak.
“That Ashton’s the one I want to be with.”
My chin begins to tremble on its own accord, and my insides snap and shatter at her words. An indescribable pain ricochets across my chest and I find it impossible to find my next breath. The tears I didn’t realize I held, begin to fall.
The motherfucking floodgates open and I cry hysterically in the arms of the woman who doesn’t love me anymore.
In that one moment, everything changes, and I turn to the only thing I know will numb the pain of my loss.
Cocaine.

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About The Author

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Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, Media city and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures such as Gossip Girl, developing a rather unusual liking to Chuck Bass. And when she isn’t doing any of those things, you can often find her on Facebook, obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book boyfriend extraordinaire

Elena spent three years of her life at Salford University studying media production, to decide she no longer wanted to pursue a career in the media. Instead, it took her another two and half years to realise her calling. Writing. Now she lives and breathes her writing. She even had to tell her colleagues at work whenever she is found daydreaming at her desk, it’s because she is conversing with her characters.

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Other Books in the series

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Look After You

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2 comments:

  1. I did get the impression that this would be a very emotional read! It also sounds like it might have a pretty dark beginning as well. Ooh, I like the sound of this and I am so glad to see you were able to love it!

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    1. Yeah I have the first book on my tbr, I think it may be even more intense than this book was!

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