Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Lost Without You by Jillian Anselmi

Wedding dress—check.

Walking down the aisle—check.

Saying "I do"—well…

Olivia Barrett has had her fill of disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. After a rude awakening with Chase, she finds herself back with Evan only to have her world turned upside down once more.

Secrets have been revealed, and giving up seems like a viable option, but Chase weasels his way back into her heart. Wooing her off her feet and promising her the world is easy for Chase, but Olivia is hesitant to give herself over to him so fully. Trust must be earned and even though Chase gives her no reason to doubt his love, Olivia can’t help but hold back.

When everything comes to a head, Olivia realizes her love for Chase cannot be matched, but is the decision to stay with him really hers, or will circumstances out of her control decide for her? This book is intended for a mature reading audience,and isn't suitable for younger readers. This book contains scenes that could be triggers for some, please read with caution.

3.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Drawn to You ended on a huge cliffhanger. Olivia was just about to marry Evan, the boyfriend who wormed his way back into her life after cheating on her. Just before they are about to say their vows Chase has interrupted the wedding. He's here to prove to Olivia that she is making a huge mistake and he didn't come alone. 

Well this is one way for a wedding celebration to nosedive quickly. When the truth comes to light, Olivia does what she needs to do. But what about Olivia seeing Chase and the half dressed woman in his apartment? Does he have a believable explanation? Can Olivia trust him or is her heart so shattered by all the deception around her that she can't give him another chance? 

Despite telling Chase that they need to take things slowly, Olivia jumps back into Chase's crazy, over the top, too rich for words life. There are expensive wines and meals and fabulous clothes. Chase waste no time in whisking Olivia back into his life. He is an alpha to the max and more than once she has to remind him she lived in a gilded cage with Evan, she doesn't want or need anyone doing that to her again. 

Lost Without You's storyline is mostly comprised of Olivia and Chase spending time together and making love. There is little angst or drama. Near the end there are some dramatic moments but for the most part I had no read connection to this story. I was looking for more depth to their story and less sex. Evan managed to stir up some trouble and those were the times that held my interest. 


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Other Books of This Series

Master’s degree—check. 
The perfect resume—check. 

Finally finished with her Master’s degree, Olivia Barrett is ready to start a new chapter in her life. Graduating at the top of her class, she’s one step closer to landing her dream job and has the man she plans to spend the rest of her life with. Things are looking up—that is, until she walks in on her boyfriend of seven years, Evan Gallagher, cheating on her with her college roommate. 

Hurt and confused, she escapes to her safe haven. Davis Park, Fire Island has always held the greatest memories for her growing up and now seems to be no different. While trying to forget Evan, she runs into a beautiful man with bright blue eyes and the cutest dimple. 

Chase Remington is everything she’s always looked for in a man, and even though she knows things are moving too fast, she can’t help but find herself drawn to him in ways she’s never experienced. 
When things start to heat up, Olivia finds herself at a crossroads. Torn between a history she can’t ignore and a future that may never exist, she has to make a choice—only, it’s never that easy. Can she deny the man who has owned her heart for so long, or will she decide the future is worth the leap?

This is part 1 of a series, with a steep cliffhanger. This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers.

Jillian Anselmi resides on Long Island, (not in Long Island), with her husband and teenage daughter. She studied pharmacy, but decided it wasn't the right fit for her and instead pursued a degree in chemistry. After receiving her masters in education she pursued a career in teaching, but there was always something missing. As a young girl she read an incredible amount of books, reading over a hundred during the summer of her third grade year. After that she would write poetry or dabble in short stories. Now, she writes romantic fiction, with some small amount of truth hiding behind her words. If you want to make her happy, surprise her with dark chocolate, a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, or a good Sauvignon Blanc.


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