Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Graceful Mess- Nacole Stayton

Title:   A Graceful Mess
Author:  Nacole Stayton
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Publication Date:  August 27, 2013
Photographer: Toski
Cover Designed By:  Perfect Pear Creative
Event organized by: Literati Author Services

                                     A Graceful Mess
                         By Nacole Stayton

              Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

5 STARS!!!

Synopsis:Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my façade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.

Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.

Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.

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My Review:

    "They say be careful of the quiet ones. A statement I never really understood to be honest. What is wrong with being quiet or a little on the shy side? It's a demeanor I use as a mask to hide myself from a world I don't feel like I fit into."

        I just finished, A Graceful Mess, and I'm kind of at a loss for words. What can I say that will convey how much I loved and adored this book? I just hope I can do it justice. 
     There are some books that you read that are good but you breeze through them and can put them down and come back and it's no big deal. But, then there are books like A Graceful Mess. A book that kept my attention from the beginning. A book that created such deep emotions in me that I laughed and yelled and cried, I mean ugly cried. Yep. It's that good.

      Grace Clearwater goes through life feeling vulnerable. She is shy and quiet and doesn't like to be in large crowds or out of her comfort zone. She keeps a small number of people by her side and she doesn't deviate from that. Grace hasn't had it easy. In high school, her boyfriend, Brody, seemed normal at first, but then the beast within came out and damaged Grace beyond belief. Brody was sentenced for 10 years in jail. 

       Parker Porter...holy hell...this man can come into my bed anytime! Parker is taking over the family private investigator business from his father when what he really wants to do is open a gym. His first assignment is to follow Grace Clearwater around so that she doesn't cause trouble for aspiring mayor Mark Jacobs.
    Parker's father and Mark Jacobs warn Parker to not get too close to Grace but Parker can't help the connection he feels when he meets her.  

     "My eyes watch Grace, step by step. My throat feels dry, so I take a swig of my drink and allow an ice cube to rest on my tongue and then I suck on it. The coolness of the small square cube in my warm mouth does nothing to quench my thirst."

   Parker tries to stay away from Grace. He knows he's lying to her and that can only end badly. She is just supposed to be an assignment, nothing more. However, the closer they get, the more he doesn't care about his assignment, and only cares about his love for Grace. They have a chemistry that cannot be denied. And, let me tell you, Nacole Stayton knows how to write one hell of a love scene! I had to turn on the fan a few times! 

    A series of events unfold that I won't giveaway but you must read the book so that you can experience the same emotions I did. Find out what happens when Grace learns things about her past she had forgotten and the heartbreak that ensues. My mouth dropped open a few times and my hand covered over it in shock at what was happening. This book does have an ending and you won't have to wait for another book to find out what it is!

I loved The Upside of Letting Go, Nacole's first book, but with this book, I believe she has grown even more as an author and I know readers will love it as much as I did. 

About the Author:

Christian “Nacole” Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family and The Bachelor. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos, iced coffee, and happy endings.

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             *** TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY ***

2 ~ signed paperbacks of A Graceful Mess
1 ~ A Graceful Mess Tumbler
5  ~ ebooks of A Graceful Mess (gifted from Amazon)
10 ~ bracelets w/postcards

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