Friday, October 24, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Undone (Unexpected #2) by Amy Marie

Unexpected Series book #2
by Amy Marie

Trent Decker’s life was turned upside down when Alex, his longtime girlfriend, abandoned him and their newborn son. Trying to put order back in his chaotic life, he never expects to fall for his sister’s best friend, Noelle. When another man seems to be stealing her heart, the years of holding his feelings for her inside come out. He lays it all on the line, hoping she chooses him. Noelle’s indecisiveness and an unanticipated visit from his past, causes him to take a step back and focus on making things right for his son, but can he stay away?
Noelle Grant prides herself on her life being in perfect order: a great job, great friends and the occasional fling to satisfy her needs. When her latest conquest, Jace, crashes into her life, she believes he may be the one to keep for more than just a night or two. That is until Trent, her best friend’s sexy, little brother, makes his feelings known and turns her structured world inside out. Exploring her feelings for both men adds complications and when Trent starts to pull away she believes Jace is what she needs. But is he what she wants?

Will Noelle stay with the safer choice or will she risk everything for the one who makes her come completely undone?

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You need to move back more. I can only think with my lady parts if you are that close.”
He lets out a full blown laugh but moves back.
We don’t just have us to think about, Trent. If we get together and something happens it can affect my friendship with Erin, my dinners with your family, time with Jason and your nieces and nephews. What if this doesn’t work out?”
Noelle, please stop with the ‘what ifs’?” His frustration is starting to surface. “Can you honestly tell me that you would regret it more if we tried and it didn’t work than if we didn’t see this through at all?”
I don’t know and I think that’s what the problem is. I need to think this through and figure all that out.” Standing up I grab my glass of wine and empty it. “I need to go.”
He follows me towards the door but grabs me just before I reach it. “You promise to think about it? Do that entire ‘pro and con’ list shit that you like to do? Weigh all the options, Noe, because I have. I would rather you and I try it out and promise to stay friends if it doesn’t than the alternative.”
I promise to give some serious thought to this. You know I don’t do long term and I know you don’t want the short term version so just let me think,” I plead.
Go on a date with me then. Just one. You gave Jace today, I deserve the same don’t I?” He slides his hand down my arm and clasps my fingers around his.
Okay. Call me tomorrow and we can make plans.” I agree standing as high as my toes will allow and kiss him on the cheek. “Bye, Trent. We’ll talk tomorrow.”
Bye, Noe.” He opens the door and grabbing my face he places the gentlest of kisses on my forehead.
Pulling my bag off my shoulder, I dig around for my keys. I don’t notice that Jace is outside leaning on his car.
You know the window is open?” He calls out pointing towards Trent’s house.
I turn around and find the blinds pushed to the side so you can see directly into the house.
Listen, Jace. I know what that might have looked like but…”
You don’t have to explain it to me, Noelle. I saw you push him away.” He shoves off from his car and meets me in the middle of the street. “But I also saw you two kiss and I have to say that hurt. I just don’t understand why I feel so territorial over you. I don’t want him touching you. I should take you inside my house and erase every touch of his.”
Looking down I feel guilty. If he only knew how he touched me earlier in the night.
Do you want him?” He asks bringing me out of my daze.
I still don’t know,” I say with conviction looking up because I don’t have a clue.
Do you want me?”
I don’t know that either.”
He’s the safer choice. If things don’t work out with Jace, or he is just another notch on my long belt full of notches, there is absolutely no collateral damage. There is no possibility of losing a friend or people that I call family, and I’m attracted to Jace. I normally don’t feel so connected to someone right away besides physically but there is something about him that makes me want to know him better.
But I can’t lose Trent.
There is no denying the sexual chemistry between the two of us, and I know that we would be explosive in the bedroom. Deep down inside I’ve always wanted something with him but until today I didn’t realize it was there.
Two weeks ago I was speed dialing Chase for our monthly screw and today I’m considering changing my casual sex dating life for one of two men who are offering me more.
With a quick goodbye and a promise to call later this week, I head home to try to rid myself of this horrendous headache that has slowly seeped its way in. After I pop some medicine and take a bath I pour myself into bed.
The light from my phone blinks with waiting text messages.

Erin: Lucy, you have some ‘splainin’ to do!
Sexy Jace: Sweet dreams, sweet thing.
Trent: Choose us.

I cry myself to sleep that night knowing that soon I’m going to have to break someone’s heart…and it might be my own.

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~this review may contain minor spoilers~

I don't lose control. I'm a man who can handle my shit but when it comes to Noelle Grant all rational reasoning goes straight out the window. I've never had such strong feelings for a woman even while I was with Alex.

Trent Decker had his life torn apart when his longtime girlfriend Alex disappears, leaving him alone with a newborn and a new business. It takes some time, a lot of hard work, frustration, and maybe some tears, but he did what he had to to take care of his son. The last thing he ever expected was to fall in love again, least of all with his sisters best friend, but he keeps it to himself out of fear. Sitting by and watching her go through men gets harder to deal with while trying to keep his feelings to himself, and when one comes into her life that looks like he may actually have a chance at winning her heart he decides to lay it all on the line in the hopes that she will chose him. But an unexpected visitor from his past has him taking a step back and directing all his focus on his son.

I just am so torn between what I want and what I know I should do. Jace is a fresh start... a chance to build a relationship and not take it too seriously. And Trent is always on my mind now but he comes with a shit ton of baggage. Our relationship would be serious from the start.

Noelle Grant has never had any interest in relationships for anything other than sex. She likes order, has to have control, and doesn't want anything interfering with that. When her latest conquest comes storming into her life, she feels like maybe this one will be the one she wants to stick around for more than a night or two. That is when her best friends little brother drops his bomb on her. She has always been attracted to Trent, who wouldn't be, but she always figured it was one sided and she didn't want to risk their friendship on lust; but he has changed the game, and now she has a decision to make. Battling through her feelings for both men becomes harder than she expects, and when Trent pulls back she thinks that maybe Jace really is the one she should be with; he is the safe bet, the easier fit, but is he really the one she wants?

Two years, Noe. It's been almost two years since I realized I have feelings for you. Do you know how long that feels?” He asks.
I shake my head in complete astonishment. I never knew. If there had been a few hints I missed them. Obviously, there has been a sexual attraction, but feelings?
It feels like fucking forever. I think it started even before then.”

I fell in love with this author and these characters after reading her first book ~Unexpected~ and was really looking forward to this story. I feel I should warn you, book one was a walk in the park compared to this one, a candy-coated, unicorn-filled, flowers and glitter dream next to the turmoil this one brings. I was prepared for some frustration, you always get that when there is a triangle involved, I was not ready for the amount of anger I would have, the level of stubbornness these people would reach, or the danger my kindle would be in when I had to walk away simply so I could keep myself from throwing the thing across the room in a fit of rage. Trent and Noe both, at one point or another, just flat out pissed me off. There is no way around that. I screamed, I cried, I punched a pillow, drank some wine; it was rough. But you know what they say, nothing worth having is easy and as bad as things got, when they were actually good ~ they were so damn good it helped to mend my heart piece by piece... of course, it didn't take long for them to mangle it again, but eventually everyone gets their collective heads out of their asses and put me out of my misery. I'm also gonna put it out there, I never did like Jace (#TeamTrent). It's not really his fault, (#TeamTrent) he wasn't a bad guy per say, (#TeamTrent) he just wasn't Trent. Now that man damn near incinerated my kindle, we get to see a whole other side to Trent, one I will not soon forget. Noelle was still the raunchy, hilarious girl I fell in love with the first time around, when she wasn't pissing me off, and her dirty humor and say what she wants banter was just as awesome as always. We also get to see some more of Walker and Erin which I absolutely LOVED as they prepared for their wedding, and we get to meet some new fab characters that will star in future books. In the end, Amy Marie proved to me once again why I suffer some insta-love for her. She did a brilliant job of pulling some hard core emotions out of me, all while cranking me up into a lust-induced haze and still kept me giggling, that made it impossible to put the book down. There is a reason this sweet, if somewhat sadistic, author is sitting high on my One-Click Addiction List and I cannot wait to see where she takes this series next. Me, my alcohol, and my pitchfork, will be anxiously waiting ;)

I love Noelle and I feel like at every turn we are being pulled apart. I just want things in my life to be simple for once. Is that too much to ask?”
“Nothing worth it is easy to attain. If this pursuit of Noelle is tough just think of how sweet the reward will be.”  

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 Amy Marie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Virginia Beach with her fantastically crazy husband and two kids.
As an avid reader, she never dreamed of writing her own novel until the characters started haunting her at night and in the shower. Wanting to get it down on paper she set off on the journey that is more than she could have ever dreamed.
When not writing she can be found carting her kids around, breaking up their fights, cleaning up messes, teaching Zumba, or reading.

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