Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Reel Love by Elizabeth Hartey - Review Tour and Giveaway



Reel Love
by Elizabeth Hartey

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GENRE:   romance/women's fiction/fantasy

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BLURB:

Annie Caslo is a successful, young doctor, but when she begins rethinking the career choices she’s made, she makes a decision to find a way to stay focused and achieve her true ambitions – that is until fate steps in and she is thunderstruck by Colt Ballard. He’s six foot three inches of heart-stopping hotness, an adept, roguish soccer star and also one of her interns. But he’s a player – on and off the field – and Annie has better things to do. Still, the combustible chemistry between them is impossible to resist – Colt brings out feelings she never knew existed and Annie’s swept off her reluctant feet.

When she continues to second-guess her life choices, opportunities and obstacles begin piling up higher than the greasy Mexican food stacks she hates to admit loving. While in a state of emotional turmoil, she gets a celestial visit from a hunky, Hollywood heartthrob, lookalike, who claims to be her guardian angel. He takes her on a magical road trip to self-discovery with the help of several, dearly departed film icons.

Drawn into the excitement of a life she’s always dreamed of, this new life threatens to shatter the LIFE and love she already has—unless her quirky angel can help her find a way to have it all.


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EXCERPT

Annie heaved another huge sigh. Her knuckles blanched to white as she clenched the top of the podium. Confused thoughts were doing a Cortés flamenco dance through her head. This prestigious position—although quite an honor—felt wrong. It wasn’t the life she wanted. It wasn’t the life for a girl who loved to be creative and write until the wee hours of the morning—a girl who loved to express every emotion and feeling both with the click of her keyboard and her performances on stage. It wasn’t the life she’d planned for. It was just the life her parents had wanted for her. Their daughter—the doctor.

“It’s fine. This is what I do. I calculate. I figure things out. That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.” Hell, that’s why they offered her this job. She could do this, take a few months, a year at the most, get things running efficiently. Then someone else could take over. It was all good. At least she wouldn’t have to move back to her parents’ home. She grimaced. It was way better having her own apartment, and Philly was awesome. It would be a great experience. In a few months—a year at the most—she’d move to L.A. She pursed her lips and blew out a puff of air to sweep the stubborn strand of hair off her face again. “Okay, right now … first things first.” She pulled her shoulders back again and tried to stand taller than her petite five-foot-four-inch frame would allow.

Turning toward the door in anticipation of the first student, she saw him leaning against the wall outside her classroom. Annie forgot all her self-instruction to breathe, and instead gasped. Actually gasped!

Ho-ly mother of God! Please don’t let him be one of my students.

REVIEW:

This story started out in a way that seemed backward.  Here was a very young woman who was already a doctor and she dreamed about being an actress.  Of course there is a love interest and a search for what was right for her.  This is a romance with some interesting scenes.  I kept wondering how someone so young could have come so far and still be unhappy with her choices.  As the story progresses I found out.  This has a plot that is very well developed, interesting characters and a fun setting.  All in all a fun read.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a lover of the northeast US, Elizabeth moved with her husband to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. A dreamer at heart, romance is the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. When not juggling work responsibilities and writing, she enjoys hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, swimming, knitting, travelling, and spending time with her family.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
  
Elizabeth Hartey will be awarding $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Be sure to visit and comment at the other blogs on the tour for additional chances to win.

December 13Long and Short Reviews
December 20Kimmi Love
January 3Mixed Book Bag
January 10Notes From a Romantic's Heart
January 10Harlie's Books

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting and for the thoughtful review!

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. What was your favorite book of 2016? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  5. Thank You for the chance to win ;)
    Happy New Year!

    Fiona N

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  6. What books are you looking to read in 2018? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  7. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

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  8. Annie has a cool guy and hot Mexican food. What more can any girl ask for?

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