Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ What Happens Tomorrow by Elle Michaels

New Release & Giveaway: Elle Michaels’ What Happens Tomorrow

We along with Elle Michaels are excited to share with you her new release “What Happens Tomorrow”. Make sure to join the Facebook Release & Tour Event, read the EXCERPT & enter the Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY below!

No one knows what happens tomorrow…When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight. Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock…and her complicated constant. Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?

The risk might be too much…

After dinner, we take Charlie out for a walk. I love our casual walks at night with my arms wrapped around this hand- some man.
I…uh…I have something to tell you. I’m a little nervous, so can you please hear me out without interrupting me?”
Tyler stops dead in his tracks, letting go of my waist. “All right…but why are you nervous? You know you can tell me anything, right?”
Biting my lip nervously, I nod. I wish his words calmed my nerves this time, but they don’t. “Please. Don’t interrupt, just listen. We’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months now and things have been amazing, so I wanted to tell you that I…I’m…”
Oh, damn it, Brooke. Spit it out already!
I’m ready.”
With his signature devilish grin, he teasingly cocks his brow, trying to appear puzzled by my statement.
This is so embarrassing. Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut.
Ready? I’m not sure I understand? What exactly is it that you’re ready for?”
Ass! He knows exactly what I mean. I elbow him in the side as my face turns fifty shades of embarrassed. “Jerk! You know exactly what I’m trying to say.”
His grin grows bigger, telling me he’s enjoying my discomfort. Reaching for me, he pulls me towards his chest. “Sweet- heart, I’m sure I know exactly what you mean, but I wanna hear you say it. I want to hear the words come out of your gorgeous lips.”
He’s really gonna make me beg. “I’m ready for us to…you know...for us to…be together.” I cover my face with my hands. I’m ready to crawl under a rock now.
Pushing me back from his chest, he eyes me with such tenderness. “Can we please take this conversation home? I really don’t feel like talking about making love to my girlfriend in front of the homeless dude here,” he says, motioning to the man sleeping in the doorway of the shop we happened to stop in front of. I nod in embarrassed agreement as Tyler leans in to kiss the side of my head. “Hey, you have nothing to be embarrassed about.”

*****5- this is ME, Speechless! -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

His tone is soft and comforting as he tries to settle me. I'm sure he thinks that once I'm really awake the nightmare will be gone, but little does he know this nightmare never goes away. This one will last an eternity.

I am completely blown away by this: Elle Michaels' debut, yes -debut- novel. This woman will take you on quite the emotional journey with this story. More than I was even prepared for and it takes a lot to surprise me. But oh what a journey it was- devastatingly gutwrenching, yet beautiful and full of hope. Brooke will steal a piece of your soul and Tyler will permanently burrow his way into your heart, Jenna is the bestie every girl should have and Charlie was cute as a button. But make sure you have a box of tissues handy- you will need them.

It doesn't make you a bad person for wanting to have wild, sweaty, passionate, no-holds-barred sex with your boyfriend. Enough time has passed. It's time to move on.

Brooke has suffered in a way no one should ever have to, in a way you can never fully understand unless you have gone through what she has, and it has changed the person she is. She's broken, emotionally scarred, but determined to get through. In an effort to start over, she moves to California leaving her past behind her and becomes a new woman, in a new town, where no one knows about her past-and she wants to keep it that way. She has made a few friends, two of which become her very best friends -Jenna & Tyler. She can't imagine her life without them, they have helped her in ways they could never understand- but they don't know about the broken mess she hides away underneath her shell. Her friendship with Tyler has always been a bit complicated, she cannot deny she finds him more than a little attractive but she has never acted on it, too afraid of losing him as a friend. But when she starts to fall for him and he shows an interest in taking things past the 'friend zone', she worries about how he will feel when he discovers everything about her past and all that she has been hiding from him. Can he handle being with a woman whose heart has been in pieces for years with no idea if it can ever be fixed, or is she far to damaged for him to take on?

Bliss is what I'm feeling at this very moment.
In his arms I'm safe, I'm loved, and nothing else in the world matters.

Right from the very beginning, it's made perfectly clear you're in for one helluva emotional rollarcoaster. Elle pulls no punches and makes sure to fully submerge you in the struggles Brooke faces day to day, it was tough. But Tyler is the guy every woman wants for herself or her daughter- kind, patient, caring, loving, supportive, protective, sexy, and dirty when the situation calls for it-that was an awesome surprise. His spiciness alone is enough to leave you drooling, but added to all his other amazing qualities and he was damn perfect....mostly. He's still a guy and they are all prone to asshat moments-the difference is, he recognizes when he screws up and actually apologizes for it -go figure! However, Brooke is still the star of this story. She is an amazing woman with a heart of gold just trying her hardest to pull herself out of her dark past in on piece. She stronger than she gives herself credit for and more deserving of true happiness than she will ever admit. This book has firmly landed Elle Michaels on my 'One-click Addiction' and I don't see that changing anytime soon. If this is what she comes out with for her debut than I am very much looking forward to seeing what she brings us next.

I don't know what it was that brought us together but I do know, there's no doubt in my mind that I'm ready to give my mind, body and soul over to this man. He already holds as much of my heart as anyone can.

Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead. She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story. When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.

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