Monday, October 19, 2015

Release Blitz: Lovestrong by Nikki Groom

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Title: LOVESTRONG (The Kingdom, #3)
Author: Nikki Groom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Growing up wasn't easy for Lottie. As an only child with self-absorbed parents, she soon learned that the one person she could depend upon was herself. A brave face and defensive self-preservation kept her strong.
Then Lottie met Spike.
He didn't see her little habits as frustrating; he embraced them.
He didn't run from her fiery temper and sharp tongue; he admired her for her tenacity.
He loved her and she loved him.
And somehow, despite Lottie's reluctance to let her guard down, Spike King managed to burrow his way in to her gentle heart and penetrate that steely armour she surrounded herself with.
Then one night it all changed.
A family vendetta.
A life shattering hit and run.
A moment that would change their lives forever.
Will their love be strong enough to pull them back together?
Or will the damage from that one fateful night keep them apart for ever?
Authors note: Spike and Lottie's story can be read as a stand alone.
However, to appreciate their personalities and the journey they have been on to get to this book, you should really read Holding Aces (The Kingdom 1) and High Stakes (The Kingdom 2).

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Lovestrong is the third book in the Kingdom series.  It can be read as a stand alone but I think you will understand Spike and Lottie's sorry better if you read the first two books.  It will help you to understand their relationship and also see the events that lead to where that are at this moment. 

Lottie and Spike are in love.  They own each other completely and know that they are it for each other.  Until tragedy strikes and changes everything.  Spike is in a position where he doesn't believe that he is good enough for Lottie any more.  He is no longer able to give her what she needs and wants.  So as hard as it is for him he knows that he needs to push her away.  She deserves a man who can give her everything.  

Lottie loves Spike and despite what happened to him she will fight for him and for them. But when Spike pushes her away he leaves her no choice but to leave.  She takes off for London to start over, in hopes of forgetting Spike and moving on.  But how do you move on from the one man who has your heart?  And just because Spike pushed Lottie away doesn't mean he doesn't love her or miss her.  Because his heart is and always will be hers.  But what will it take for him to realize that he is enough for her and that he is everything she wants?  

I really enjoyed this book.  I loved Spike and Lottie together in the first two books and to see where that are now just broke my heart.  They belong together and I wanted so bad for Spike to see that.  But when your life suddenly changes in a really big way it also changes you as well.  He went from loving Lottie and being her everything to feeling like he was nothing.  He had his own issues to deal with and I think he couldn't believe in himself until he completely accepted what life threw his way.

Lottie tried so hard to move on but it just didn't feel right.  I loved her time in London and the people she met along the way.  I am even hoping that one of them gets his own book.  But anyway as much as she didn't want to move on she tried, in the best way she knew how.  She believed in their love and how strong it was but at the same time she doubted it all.  I just hoped and prayed they would find their way back to each other.

What I loved was this book was that it was not filled with any unnecessary drama and it wasn't loaded with angst, because it simply didn't need it.  It was a beautiful story of two soul mates finding their way back to each other.  It is about a man whose life was just turned upside down and seeing how he deals with it.  I hurt for the two of them, seeing how much they loved and missed each other.  I felt Spike's pain and what he was going through.  And I loved that Nikki Groom stayed true to this story and never felt like any of it was rushed or felt like it wasn't real.  I can't really explain without given too much away, but I can say that the storyline never took a turn where you felt like it wasn't real.

I loved this series and really hope that we get to see more of these characters.  I am hoping for Tara to get her own story and I think a certain someone needs to open up a tattoo parlor in Vegas and run into her.  Because I want his story too.  Another great job Nikki Groom.

Purchase Your Copy Today !
Holding Aces (The Kingdom, #1)
Amazon US | Amazon UK 21860718 They say that time heals all wounds. But mine are set in so deeply, they’ve taken on a life of their own, lurking in the shadows at every turn and haunting my thoughts. The girl I once was has been replaced by a stranger. I don’t even know who I am anymore. I run. And I hide. Pretending to be someone I’m not… Until I meet Denham King. My burst of color in an otherwise grey world. And for the first time in my life, I find myself running towards someone instead of running away. But fate can be cruel, and I can’t escape my past. Can I?
High Stakes (The Kingdom, #2)
“Stupid. Beautiful. Girl. How did you ever think you could be free?” The last words I heard before the darkness took me and my dreams were shattered I was on my way to having it all. Friends, family and a future. Everything I had wished for but never thought possible. Denham King showed me just how good life could be. A life where love and happiness were within reach. Almost. I should have known it would never last. My past is a dark, damp cloud, that has seeped into my skin and left a cold promise. A promise of hurt and pain. A promise of a long, hard fight, where the stakes are high and the risks threaten lives. When your world gets thrown in all directions, and your dreams for the future are torn from your grasp; how do you go on? Can I fight the demons that haunt me? Can love save me from fate’s cruel path?
About the Author
Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around. In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine. She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list. Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people. Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

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