Thursday, March 6, 2014


TitleDust to Dust (A Broken Fairy Tale 1) by S.P. Cervantes
Age group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover designerKelly Walker

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity & AToMR

If faced with your worst fear, what would you do? Would you run or would you fight?    

Camryn Hamilton is a fighter.

A thirty-something mother of two, Camryn appears to have it all: a husband, plenty of money, and children she adores.  When she returns home to spend Christmas with her family, her perfect world she has created begins to crumble, thrusting her face to face with the only man who truly knows her.

Holden Patrick will fight harder.

A powerful, handsome attorney, Holden left town after his adoptive parents’ death.  In his time away he almost managed to forget the girl who ran away with his heart.  At least until a turn of fate brought him back to Mantoloking, and back to Camryn.

But are they willing to fight for each other?

Faced with a tragic past that they both wanted to forget, they struggle to protect their hearts from being broken again.  Will their love be enough to get them through another tragedy, or will they close themselves off and run away again?

3.5 Star review by Lisa Kane

Camryn and Holden transitioned from best friends to boyfriend/girlfriend in her sophomore year. He was adopted in the second grade, having suffered horrible abuse in other foster homes. Neighbors, they were always in each other’s company. But something happened to Cam after she had too much to drink and she changed. She was broken, empty, ashamed. She wouldn’t open up to anyone, and pushed her family and Holden away. After a while Holden realized he could never get through to her and he left to go away to college.

Camryn kept her guard up in all her relationships. She met Marcus, a man she was attracted to, who was safe and uncomplicated. They lived together for three years when Holden came back for his parents’ funeral. Cam and Holden reconnect in a moment of shared pain and it turns to passion. The next morning, Holden is gone and left a note.

I am sorry if I hurt you by leaving without saying goodbye, but you know I was never good at those. I love you too much to do this to you. I can’t love you the way you deserve to be loved. You deserve someone who isn’t selfish and damaged like me. You deserve the world, Cam. You deserve the fucking fairy tale, and I can’t give that to you.

Cam vows to never fall for Holden again! Fast forward six years and she and Marcus are married and have two little girls, Sophie and Ellie. Marcus seems out of sorts. It’s Christmas Eve’, the whole family is at her parents and he confesses to Cam that maybe they should cut their losses with their marriage and end things now. That he wants to be someone’s epic love and he knows that he isn’t that for Cam. When Cam shows disbelief, he back paddles and says he was just rambling. Cam goes outside for a walk and can’t believe it when Holden walks toward her dad’s house. He bought his parents’ old house and he is moving back. Cam has heard from him over the years, congrats on her marriage, her kids, etc. nothing serious. But they both feel the pull between them.

Months later, it’s the 4th of July and Marcus lowers the boom, he is filing for divorce (what is with this guy and bad news on holidays!) Cam has suspected he is having an affair, but has been living in denial. With her friends and Holden’s help she will get through this. Holden is dating a work colleague and Cam tells herself she is happy for them. Sure she is. It’s impossible for these two to spend time together and not feel the same connection they always shared.

I smile and plug my phone into the car adapter and push play. “Dust to Dust” by the Civil Wars comes on, and my smile grows to an all-out laugh. It is as if the music gods are trying to tell me to forgive Holden and finally let him into my heart. I really do love him.

Cam has reason to be cautious; she has been hurt in the past from Holden. And a ghost from her past is back, terrifying her once again. This is where the book turned into a suspense novel. Someone is out to hurt Cam and she honestly doesn’t know why.

I enjoyed this novel, although it seemed to drag a little with the push and pull of between Cam and Holden. Marcus, Cam’s husband deserved to be throat punched a time or two. But the story concluded nicely and it was an easy read.

“We were both broken, Camryn, and I know that scares you. But we can still have the fairy tale. You have been the glue that helped put my life back together. Even when we weren’t together, you were always in my heart.”

S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with
her loving husband and three children, where she is a teacher.
She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and reading, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.

S.P. Cervantes graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton, and has a Master’s Degree in Education.

S.P. Cervantes recently has completed the second novel in the Secrets of Shadow Hill Series, Secrets of Shadow Hill: Prophecy, and is currently writing the third novel in this exciting series.

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