Thursday, 21 July 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Falling For Sarah by Cate Beauman


Welcome to the blog tour for Falling for Sarah and Saving Sophie by Cate Beauman!  The tour runs July 1-29 with reviews, excerpts, interviews and guest posts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

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About FALLING FOR SARAH:

 Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.

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My Musings :

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I usually don't read widow/best friend romance. It's rare that I check it out. The stalker part of the blurb was what got me interested in this book. And I am super glad because I have come to love this series after reading the book.

The characters are memorable in this book from the protagonists to all the side characters. The protagonists, Sarah and Ethan have so much history between. Jake's death and the subsequent years were hard on them both. But they emerge happier out of the situation. Sarah is emotional while Ethan tends to shy away from complications. Sarah battles her guilt and her broken heart bravely and that endeared her to me.

 I preferred Sarah to Ethan because of his romantical unavailability in the majority of the book. I loved meeting the people in Ethan's office. They are all one big family and that feeling of oneness permeated all the interactions among them. Kylee is super cute in her scenes with Ethan and it is one aspect of Ethan which I loved about him. For all his faults, he really loves Kylee like his own daughter.

I get that both had unique situations so they were feeling guilty and that lead to the block in their romance. But I felt it was overly drawn it. They could have resolved it sooner but I feel on the other hand that without that disruption between them, the stalker situation would not have played out beautifully. The stalker is introduced in the beginning itself. The author has perfectly plotted the stalker's part with small touches of intrigue. I didn't see the way the stalker would play out the climax. It was done with a delicate touch. 

I went through all the emotions in this tale. It had me crying, laughing and feeling fear at all right places. The author does know how to hook her readers and get them to follow the series. I for one am going to check out the other books too!

All in all, it was a very good read and I would recommend it to contemporary romance lovers without hesitation. I have taken off 0.5 star because of the prolonged stubbornness of Ethan!

My rating : 4.5/5

 About SAVING SOPHIE:


 Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.

Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.

Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.

About the Author:

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series. For information on Cate's new releases, monthly giveaways, and upcoming events, sign up for her newsletter at: http://www.catebeauman.com/author/home.html#!newsletter-sign-up/c9td


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2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you loved it! I felt the same, it was hard to see the back and forth between them but it made sense that it wouldn't be easy for them and it allowed the stalking to play out perfectly.
    Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Falling For Sarah Floryie! I'm glad you enjoyed Ethan and Sarah!

    ~Cate

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