Title: A Graceful Mess
Author: Nacole Stayton
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Publication Date: August 27, 2013Event organized by: Literati Author Services
A Graceful Mess
By Nacole Stayton
Blog Tour Review and Giveaway
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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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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