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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Left (Still Stand) Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the Left (Still Standing #1) blog tour. Click here to see the full schedule.

Release date: September 1st 2013
Purchase: Amazon

Your own two feet are all you have when you've been left.
A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she's convinced she's well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event. Instead, she's blindsided by a very public breakup and the crushing news that Colt is marrying someone else… someone more befitting him and the role his father expects him to take in his law firm.
Baylee may have spent years resenting Ariana, her mother, and her suicide, an intolerable show of weakness in Baylee's opinion, but after Colt leaves her just short of the altar, Baylee sees the world through her mother's eyes. She sympathizes with Ariana's actions and realizes that some things—soul-deep aches—can irreparably damage you and make moving on nearly impossible.
At least that's how she feels until she meets Ryker. With his help, Baylee discovers there is life after Colt, and she prepares to move on by pulling herself up by the bootstraps, holding her head high, and standing on her own two feet. Unfortunately, a new jealous and hateful Colt has his own plans for her, and they are plans no one—especially Baylee—ever saw coming.

Book Review:

Baylee has been with Colton for four years. He is a lawyer working long hours for his father trying to make partner. She used to be a nurse and loved it but Colts dad didn't so she changed her job and now she is a Healthcare Project Manager. While at lunch with co-worker, her boyfriend walks in with one of the partners at the law office. Baylee tries to play it off and continues to do everything to show colt that she loves him.  
She gets all done up, wax and all, for her date with Colt where she thinks he is going to propose to her. Instead, Colt breaks up with her leaving a million dollar check to "take care of her". He doesn't stop there though, he continues to humiliate her with truths that anyone would rather not know.. Rich and beautiful Ryker, comes to the rescue and tells Colt to screw of after he keeps shoving the knife deeper. As she is drowning her self in a bottle she realizes her purse was missing. Ryker offers to take her home and invites her to his room to look for the keys but she wakes up in his bed. He offers to take her on an adventure for the day but when they get to her house so she can change, Colt comes home demanding and begging for her to take him back but he gets violent and Ryker steps in. Ryker takes baylee away to San Antonio for the weekend where they have an incredible time and they draw closer to each other. Upon returning, Baylee comes face to face with Colt again.  
With each encounter with Colt, Baylee finds him getting more violent. Ryker keeps coming and rescuing her and taking care of her. Between Joss and Ryker, they try to help Baylee but also find love along the way. Colt is relentless though and refuses to give up Baylee no matter the cost.  
This book consumed me. I was completely lost in the world of Ryker and Baylee. Ryker is a dream boat. Every girl wishes to be swept away by a man so beautiful it steals your breath away (doesn't hurt if they are super rich). Baylee was amazing. She never let Colt make her into a helpless victim. She was always ready to take a step into getting on her feet. Her strength was inspiring. The writing was amazing. It takes a lot of skill to get so lost in a book that you feel every emotion. I felt a connection with each character and their every emotion. The only thing that sucked for me was the graphic sex scenes but I went in knowing that it was there. If you love a book that will making you feel every emotion in the book, then you need to grab this asap!

T. R. Graves, the author of The Warrior Series and The Secrets Series and The Underwater Series, is a 2012 NaNoWriMo Winner.
She lives along the Texas coast with her husband. Together, they raise T. R.'s beta reading daughter and their football-loving son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as a registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals high on her list of fulfilling accomplishments.

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  1. Thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it. ❤

  2. Good review. Thanks for participating :)