Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

Shattered Ties
(The Ties Series #1)

K.A. Robinson 
Released November 12, 2013
**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.**
    ~ Synopsis ~ 
With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.

Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.

When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.

Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.

Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?
~ Excerpt ~
I pulled myself back to the present as I followed Emma down the aisle to sit with her friends. I had purposely stopped to talk to her outside this morning, hoping that she would remember me. Of course, she hadn’t, but I had been shocked at how nice she was then and again in our first period. I had expected a stuck-up bitch, but instead, she had helped me, and she’d even been friendly to me. I wasn’t sure if I liked that. I had always portrayed her as a villain in my mind, and without it there to make me see reason, I couldn’t help but notice again just how beautiful she was. 
She was obviously an athlete of some kind. Her body was toned, and she had been blessed with a figure most girls could only dream of. The skin-tight shirt and shorty shorts she was wearing today did nothing to hide it, and I found myself wanting to see what was underneath. I blamed my damn teenage hormones as I tried to get a grip on myself. This would lead to nowhere, so I needed to get my head back into the game. I was here to get good grades and hopefully a scholarship, not stare at Emma’s ass like I was doing right now. 
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This is the first installment in the Ties Series and it had me tied to my
kindle from the prologue and I never let go.  What an AMAZING read!!
If you have not read a K.A. Robinson novel than you are in for a treat
and I can guarantee it won’t be your last.

First impressions are lasting….Little did Jesse know that 11 years later
he would come face to face with the little girl from the sandbox.  You
always remember your firsts….in this case the first person to tell you
that you were nothing and you would never be good enough.

Meet Emma Preston, the only daughter of a divorced rock star and
a social climbing model.  Emma could care less about climbing the
social ladder.  She is just a means to an end for her mother.  She has
everything but the one thing she wants…freedom.

Jesse is from the other side of town.  He is attending the a private
 school for the elite on scholarship.  It’s the last place he wants to be
but he his plan is to just keep to himself and get through it.  He works
part time at a tattoo parlor hoping to be able to actually ink one

Emma and Jesse find that they have a connection and even though they are from opposite sides of the “tracks”.  They cannot seem to stay away from each other.

I liked that Emma was not jaded by her mother.  She did not judge a person because of where they lived, what they wore or what they drove.  Emma didn’t let it stop her from experiencing life with Jesse. They definitely had chemistry and you could feel the sexual tension as they tried to fight their feelings for one another.   There was no pretense.   No putting on a show.  It was just living in the moment and enjoying each other.

But Emma and Jesse are forced to keep their relationship a secret at least until she is 18. Her mother would never approve of her interacting with Jesse.   But one of  Jesse’s closest friends, Ally isn’t much of a fan of Emma’s either.  She doesn’t like that fact the Jesse is spending all of his time with Emma.  She is a girl on a mission and Emma is in the way.

There were definitely a couple of times in the book when I wish Emma would have stuck up for herself more.  I felt that Jesse withstood a lot to be with Emma until he couldn’t take it anymore. But with every love story there needs to be a little drama.  You just take the ride and hope that the storm passes.  But when the storm blows you off your feet, can you find a way to get back up or will it just blow you away?

I will definitely be looking forward to the release of Shattered Ties #2 to see where the story goes.  Will Emma and Jesse find their way back to one another or will too much time have passed and shattered what they had.

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~ About the Author  ~ 
K.A. Robinson 

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Torn Series

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