Saturday, November 21, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: Dearborn by Jenni Moen

Book Blurb:

I feel his emotions in living color. As if they are my own.

If he’s angry, I rage with him. If he’s grieving, I do too. When he thinks about the past, I’m right there, walking beside him. I am the window to his soul, and yet, in spite of that, he’s a riddle with no solution.

A puzzle with too many missing pieces.

We always want what we can’t have. All I wanted was some peace and quiet. To fall in love with someone untouched by the magic of Woodland Creek. I craved normalcy.

But not as much as I craved him.

When he returns to town a broken hero, there’s no choice to be made. I will reach him when no one else can. Together, we will face a future he doesn’t want.

Why? Because our love is pure magic.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Romance, Supernatural, Werewolves--

Willow lives a quiet life full of work and more work. She runs her small diner while having greater aspirations of making more of her life. When her high school crush, Quinn Dearborn, returns home from War, her world is put into chaos. The feelings Willow had for Quinn still exist even after all this time and the fact he is not the same person she knew. Quinn is afraid of himself due to his PTSD, seeing himself as damaged and unworthy. Willow knows what she wants but is uncertain Quinn could live with her secret.

This book snuck up on me in the best way possible. The cover I did not feel very drawn too (but it makes total sense after reading the book), and the synopsis I thought was incredibly vague, but I figured I would give the book a go. Well, let me tell you that I was completely sucked in. I read this in one day, almost one sitting but real life interfered, and found it to be a fast engaging read. I thought the book was a sweet paranormal love story with a little dash of heartbreak and conflict thrown in but with a happily ever after ending that I adore.

The book takes place in a town where all kinds of shapeshifters and people with other kinds of supernatural gift live, with the "regular" people unaware. I found out that this was a standalone in a series of 30 books written by different authors about all different characters all that live in this town. I really liked the author's style and characterizations and I am intrigued by the town so I would love to read more books by Jenni as well as set here by the other authors. I think this whole concept is very creative.

Willow was a neat character who was probably the most forgiving person ever. She roles with the punches and never gives up on what she wants. I loved the idea of her sensing other people's emotions and could see them as colors. Quinn was the strong silent type, willing to be miserable so he would not hurt someone accidentally. I loved the two of them together, like puzzle pieces that belonged together.

I really enjoyed the story. Yes at times it dealt with some serious issues, but the way the author handled the concepts was with a light hand that made the overall story feel sweet and quick. I am excited to read more by Jenni and more about these supernatural people.

I received the title from the author and Hype PR in exchange for my honest review.

Read on for a steamy excerpt from the book-


He chuckled, low and throaty. “Yeah.”

When I forced my eyes back to his face, I found him carefully watching me as if he was trying to gauge what I was thinking. A small smile pulled at the corners of his mouth. “Let me help.” My voice was breathless. I needed to get a grip. He was just a man.

A very wet, very handsome, very sexy man. But still just a man. It wasn’t as if I’d never been around a man before.

I blotted at his face with the dry towel, taking care to get the water out of the fuzzies of his beard. The towel slipped from my fingers, but they remained on his face, brushing lightly against the coarse bristly hair. The feel of them against my fingertips was as if someone defibrillated my already racing heart.

I stared at the lips he’d denied me the night before.

They twitched as desire coiled around us, begging one of us to make the first move.

It would have to be him. After last night, I wouldn’t make the first move.

Kiss me, Quinn. Kiss me so I’ll know. Don’t turn away again.

He sat still as a tree, and I held my breath, waiting for him to bend. My hand slipped from his beard and trailed down his neck. Apparently, it hadn’t gotten the memo that we were waiting for Quinn to make the first move.

“Willow?” he muttered.

It was only my name, but it held every question I didn’t want him to ask, every doubt I didn’t want him to acknowledge.


Author Bio:

Jenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids that have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.

When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading … and now writing … that are her true escapes.

You can find her on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram

Tour provided by Hype PR

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the tour and for the wonderful review! <3