Monday, October 1, 2018

Release Blitz: Gravel Road by Stephie Walls

Release Date: September 27, 2018
Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Model: Steve Kalfman


I fell in love with Austin before I even knew what the word meant.
Miranda was the only girl who ever had a chance at owning my heart.

Defined by the land we grew up on—ranches, pastures, lakes—Mason Belle, Texas, wrote our story. And then it tore out the pages.

Six years later, Miranda had managed to slip away again. But this time, I refused to let her run.


4.5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  I this that this is by far my favorite book by Stephie Walls. It is a second chance romance which I love and one that gave me all of the feels.  

Randi and Austin have been best friends since they were kids, in high school they became more.  For the two of them there was not there person that they would ever love as much as they loved each other.  They made promises to each other that they both intended on keeping.  They already knew that their future was with each other.  Until the summer after high school graduation when a tragic accident forced Randi to leave the small Texas town that they grew up in.   

Randi left six years ago and in that time the only person from back home that she has spoken to is her sister Sarah.  When Sarah calls Randi to tell her that their father is in the hospital, she has no choice but to go home.  This is the last thing that she wants.  Facing the people of Mason Belle again was hard enough but it wasn't just them that she didn't want to see. It was the man whom she left behind, the man she love and planned on marrying one day.  She knew that Austin wouldn't be happy about her return but I don't think she ever imagines he would be as mean to her as he was.

For Austin, Miranda Adams coming back to town was a complete shock.  He never expected to see her again.  The last six years of his life has been spent without her, and they have been hell.  She broke his heart, well maybe broke isn't the right word.  She completely obliterated it.  He wants her out of here as soon as possible and has plans on trying to make amends.  Will things between them change?  When the truth comes out, will they get their second chance?

I loved Austin and truthfully my heart broke for him.  He loved Randi with who whole heart. He would do anything for her and when she left he was broken.  I will admit he was cruel to her at times while she was back, but I think in a way it was him putting his guard up.  When Randi came back I have to admit her actions took me by surprise a little.  I know that she was sorry for all the damage that she had caused but she sort of came back with a chip on her shoulder in some way.  But then when we finally learn the truth of what pushed her away, my heart completely broke for her.  That moment when Stephie Walls takes us back in time to see how that day played out, honestly killed me.  I loved Randi and seeing the truth come out made me see it all in a different way.  I wouldn't want to come back to town either, but I give her so much credit for the strength she showed by coming back to town. 

I loved this book and all of the emotions that it brought our of me.   There are moments that will break you, moments that are so heartfelt it made me all mushy inside and then there were the happy times, sad times and everything in between.  This is a fantastic second chance at love.  The characters were great, the love between Austin and Randi was one that your felt.  Even after six years you knew that there was still feelings between them.  this book had everything that I love.  A beautiful love story.  


$15 Amazon Gift Card & Signed paperback of Gravel Road

About the Author

Bestselling author, Stephie Walls is a lover of words--the more poetic the better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, and Magoo (in no preferential order). She would thrive on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it were possible, but since it's not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she's one happy girl.

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