Saturday, November 2, 2013

*Review & Giveaway*
"Watch Over Me" by Tara Sivec!

*Materials & images provided by Rockstar PR.
~Published: June 14th, 2013

~Pages: 250

~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.

Death changes everyone...

To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?

Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.

But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?

Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec.

The first sentence in this book is, “Death changes everyone.”  From the very beginning, we get a good glimpse of the feeling, depth, and truth of this story.  As it continues, you feel the pain this family is in, and the struggles they go to overcome that pain.  

Addison, the main character, grows up very quickly, in order to deal with a situation most people dread.  She watches as her father allows his depression and grief to slowly eat away at him, as he drowns his sorrows in a bottle.  As Fate would have it, she meets Zander, who quickly sparks life back into her.  Together, they grow and overcome challenges and obstacles young adults sometimes have to deal with in life.  I truly love this couple, how they grow together, and the relationship they have.  It's not something that happens to a lot of people, but it's the kind of love that makes great stories.

While reading this book, I was touched in many different ways.  I found myself sad, sympathetic, happy, nervous, and upset.  Great books bring out emotions, and this one certainly did that.  Tara Sivec is a very skilled writer, and I enjoyed reading her book very much.  Overall, this is a wonderful, soul-touching story, and it's one I plan to read several times over.  I would recommend this book to fans of YA/NA dramatic fiction, contemporary romance, and/or chick-lit.  

*I was given an eCopy of this book, by the author via RockStar PR, to read in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Tara you are awesome it was so great to meet you


  3. I can't blame you, it's amazing!! Good, luck! :D

  4. I would love the chance to read thank you for the giveaway

  5. For sure!! Crossing my fingers that it gets to be a best seller :)

  6. Sounds like Tara has another Best Seller on her hands!

  7. Thanks heaps for the chance!!! sounds like a great read!!

  8. It was- I hope you get a chance to read it! Good luck! :)

  9. Sounds like an amazing read! Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  10. It really was!

    No problem, thanks so much for visiting! :)


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