Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Dear Tabitha by Trudy Stiles

Along with Trudy Stiles, we are very excited to share with you the Release of Dear Tabitha, the 2nd book in The Forever Family Series. If you have not read Dear Emily (Book #1) yet, now is the time to grab it while it is on sale for ONLY $.99 in celebration of the New Release.

Make sure to check out the Book Trailer, add this series to your Goodreads, enter the Giveaway below for a Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon Gift Cards and join the Facebook Release Party Event for more fun and giveaways!

Author: Trudy Stiles

Book Title: Dear Tabitha ~ Series: Forever Family #2

Genre: New Adult/Romance

You know me. You know who I am. What I am.
Damaged. Confused. Alone.
You feel sorry for me. You pity me.
You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can possibly go on with my life.
But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…

4.5 STAR REVIEW BY Jen Skews
Trudy Stiles has done it again.  After reading the last page of Dear Emily I could not wait to see what was in store for Tabby and Alex.  I loved these two characters who we first met in Dear Emily and wanted nothing more than for them to find their way back to each other and find the happiness they deserve.  Dear Tabitha is an emotional and touching story about healing, love, forgiveness, and second chances.

We saw in Dear Emily that Tabby's past was anything but a happy one.  But in this installment we see more of the pain that Tabby had to endure in her past.  She lost her mother at a very early age and after that went from foster home to foster home where her foster parents cared more about getting a check every month than they did about her.  At the age of 17 she knew it was time to leave the home she was in at the time.  She needed to escape but what happened next isn’t exactly what she had in mind.  She went from a bad situation to a horrible situation.  While she left her last home to be free she was anything but.  She found herself in an abusive relationship, made to do things that no woman should have to do.  She was a prisoner with no way out.  Eventually she escaped the horror that was her life and eventually moved on to find love again when she met Alex.  But things got complicated between them, and he left.  Leaving her to make a decision that would be difficult for any woman to make.  

It’s been over two years since Tabby has seen Alex.  Two years since she broke his heart and he ran off.  In that time Tabby has changed.  She is stronger and more confident.  She is not that broken girl that we first met in Dear Emily.  She has tried to move on from her painful past, move on from Alex and Seth as well.  And in the process she wants to become a better person and actually make something of her life.  When Alex walks back into her life she is completely shocked, never thinking she would see him again.  And while she may still be in love with him she is not sure why he is back and how he feels about her.

I really liked Alex in Dear Emily but completely fell in love with him in this book.  Alex had his own horrible past.  His father was an abusive ass!!  The pain that he went through as a kid will rip your heart out.  Tabby was the one woman that he loved .  She was good for him. Made him a better person, until she broke his heart.  In the two years that they have been apart he has never stopped thinking about her.  And now that his tour is over and he is back home,  he finds himself on her door step, not really sure why he is even there.  He is still hurt but regardless of that hurt, you can feel how much he still loves her.  Tabby and Alex have a second chance at love but Tabby has a secret that is bound to ruin that chance.  Will Alex be able to forgive Tabby once her secret is out? 

I loved Alex and the man that he has become.  He loved Tabby and even after what happened between them two years ago he still loved her and wanted to be with her.  There was a moment where he put aside the past and everything else to just be there for Tabby.  He didn’t even think in that moment.  He just followed his heart and knew he needed to be there by her side to help her.  I loved everything about him and how much he loved her.  He was sweet, sexy, understanding and I think patient.  I wanted these two to be able to get through all the obstacles and find their happiness, because they deserved it.  They are two people who are so damaged from their past but but have become stronger people because of it.  They have both grown into two amazing people

Trudy Stiles has done such a wonderful job with their story.  The pain of what they went through is felt through the words written on each page.  This is a very emotional story.  You will cry right along with these characters but they will also make you smile.  There were a few twists and turns along the way.  At times I felt myself on the edge of me seat afraid to see what would happen next.  There are also some very sweet moments that I love.  Trudy Stiles has created characters that you will just love and feel like you are a part of their life.  She has done an amazing job with this story.  Oh and I loved the epilogue!  I can’t really say why but I think the way it was written was perfect.  

A must read.  But make sure to read Dear Emily first. 


Book Trailer - Created by Becca at Bibliophile Productions

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called “Dear Emily” and was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” will be released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.
Twitter: @trudystiles
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