Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Pulse by Gail McHugh

How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading?

You’re…broken.  How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache?  Living becomes and insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your…soul.  No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losing your…life.
Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love.  Unraveling fast, bust clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met.  Will Gavin take her back?  And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries?  Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be?  Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start?

Only time will tell…


 4.5 star review by Jen Skewes

I fell in love with Gavin and Emily in Collide and could not wait for Pulse to come out.  I needed to know if they would get their happily ever after.  With every teaser I read while waiting for it I found myself getting more and more nervous.  Wondering if Gavin would forgive Emily and take her back, would he make her suffer first, would Dillon interfere and ruin any chance of them finding their way back to each other.  All I can say is that Gail McHugh did an amazing job with this sequel.  It was the perfect ending to a fantastic story. 

Pulse starts off where Collide finished.  Emily has left Dillon the night before their wedding and has every intention of getting back the man that holds her heart.  She knows that she hurt Gavin and can only hope that he still wants to be with her.  She ends up at his apartment only to find that he is not there and she is not sure if and when he will be back.  Gavin took off when he realized the woman he loves was going to marry another man.  He wants to just move on and put Emily behind him.  Gavin is completely broken and has had his heart shattered, and as much as he would like to forget Emily, she seems to be constantly in his thoughts.  So he decides to get on a plane and deal with his pain, the only way he knows how. 

When Emily finds out where he is, she jumps on a plane to get find the love of her life and apologize for hurting him.  The reunion between the two of them was a little shaky and extremely emotional.  Gavin never stopped loving Emily but now that he has the chance for a future with her, he's not sure if he can trust her again.  Decisions are made and they both begin to see hope for a future together and their relationship begins to take a turn in the right direction.  But their love will be tested when life throws some curve balls their way.  The love that they have for each other is so strong and the bond that they share is unlike any other.  Gavin and Emily are made for each other, but will their love be strong enough?  Will Gavin and Emily finally get their happily ever after?

I didn't think that I could love Gavin Blake any more than I did after reading Collide.  I loved how sweet an caring he was, I loved the flirting, the swoon worthy moments, and how he loved Emily completely.  And I will never forget his speech at the rehearsal dinner that broke my heart.  I wanted nothing more than to see Emily and Gavin happy together, because they were simply made for each other and perfect together.   In Pulse, Gavin is all those things and so much more.  He is even more amazing in this book.  The way he loves Emily, protects her and wants to take care of her.  He is sexy, and sweet, and loveable, and his flirty, sexy side will make you swoon.  He will completely capture you heart all over again.  

"I want to break the rules with you. Kiss you passionately every day.  Make you smile when you're about to cry.  I want no regrets with us.  I want us to laugh together until we can't breathe and it hurts.  No man will ever love you the way I'm going to love you, Emily.  You're it.  My last.  My forever."

I loved Emily.  She frustrated me in Collide but I think it was more about her decisions and the way she hurt Gavin.  She has been through a lot in her life, an abusive father, her mother dying and now a boyfriend that wasn't always the man she thought he was.  It was almost as if she turned a blind eye to Dillon because he was there for her when she needed him the most.  She wanted to see the good in him and because of it she may have lost the man who truly owned her heart.  She knew she loved Gavin but her feelings for him scared her.  But in Pulse Emily, finally realizes that she needs to follow her heart.  She realizes how much of a douche Dillon really is and that she deserves better.  She doesn't owe Dillion anything, she owes it to herself to fight for the man she loves.

"I love you, "  "And it's me who'll love you until the day I take my last, dying breath." ~ Emily

If you thought there was a possibility that Dillon would just sit back and watch Emily and Gavin be together, well you were wrong.  Unfortunately Dillon is still present in her life.  He is by no means happy about Emily leaving him and there are scenes with him that will make you disgusted and want to punch him.  Olivia is still the amazing and funny best friend that will have you laughing and wishing you had a friend just like her.  We also get to see more of Trevor and his relationship with Gavin which I loved. 

Pulse is Gavin and Emily's emotional journey to find their happiness together.  They had some tough issues to face, but they faced them together.  Their journey will make you laugh, smile, cry, gasp out loud and cause you're hart to flutter.  There are those moments where you get that knot in your stomach and are afraid to continue to the next page.  There are twists and turns that will shock you and leave you wondering if that just happened!  Pulse will rip your heart out, only to put it back together again in the most beautiful way possible.  The ending was simply the perfect ending that left me with a smile.  Gail McHugh has created characters that I have become so passionate about, and fallen in love with.  I truly loved Gavin and Emily together and Gail has written their story in such an amazing way that you feel the emotions that they go through.  You feel the hurt and pain with them, you see and feel the immense amount of love that they have for each other.  I loved every minute of this story and sad to see it end.  An amazing job by Gail McHugh!!  

"I thank God for every minute you've ever given me.  even the bad minutes."

Those bad minutes shaped us into what we are.  They molded us into what we're going to be together.  e were written for one another, and I wouldn't change on line in our romance novel.  The good, the bad, the in between.  It's ours.  We own it."
About the author:

In late June 2012, I felt an urgent tug of my pen, and I began writing one of my first novels, Collide. Although I thought it might never see the light of day, it gave me the courage to plunge headfirst onto a path I had never considered before.
I've always been a lover of writing, but mostly dabbled in creating poetry while raising my three beautiful children. I am grateful my husband of fifteen years has supported me—albeit sometimes kicking and screaming—as I pursue this "hobby" of mine. Without his help, writing would be an impossible endeavor.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great post and the awesome giveaway. Pulse sounds great.


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