Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bigger Than the Sky (Serenity Point) by Harper Bentley: Author Spotlight Review & Giveaway

Blurb:

Five years ago, I left my fiancé, hotter than hot Navy SEAL Kade Kelly, at the altar.

No, I’m not an idiot.

Yes, I had my reasons.

Now I’ve made a new life for myself working at a large firm in Richmond and I’ve left the past behind. Or so I thought.

Upon returning to my hometown of Serenity Point, Virginia, to take care of some business, I find that Kade’s now home for good and he’s none too happy about my being here.

Two months. That’s all I’m staying then I’m out of here. Unless I believe the town’s pink-haired psychic’s prediction. Or embrace the sense of belonging I feel at being back home. Or give in to the emotions stirring inside when Kade's attention is suddenly on me.

He scares the crap out of me.

He thrills me.

He used to tell me our love was bigger than the sky.

I always knew ours was a once-in-a-lifetime love. So how can he be so sure it can happen again?


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About the Author:

Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

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Review by Michelle:

I am a big fan of Harper Bentley so of course when I heard about Bigger Than the Sky and its irresistible premise, I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on it. Fans of second chance romance and smoking hot alpha males are sure to love this one. Bigger Than the Sky has a little of everything, it is sweet and adorable, charming and amusing, passionate and undeniably steamy.

Kade is a man of few words which makes every one that does come out of his mouth that much more important. He is a sexy ex-SEAL who is deliciously dominant, alpha to the extreme, and is determined to get what he wants. In this case, it seems he wants Amelia back and will not be deterred. His unwavering resolve, his touching gestures, and his surprisingly concise yet moving, succinct yet beautiful sentiments makes you wish for a Kade of your very own and crave a another shot for these two. All this appeal definitely makes you question Amelia's sanity at least a little bit.

Turns out Amelia has her reasons and they happen to be really good ones. She may have been a bit off her rocker for completely walking away from all that is Kade Kelly, but she is a wonderful winsome character that you just can't help but love. She is super cute; rambling when nervous, quirky in her old fashion verbiage, a lovable storyteller with a unique and delightful perspective, sense of humor, and charm. She is also extremely relatable. With everything that has happened to her and the way that she was forced to shut off her emotions to make it through the five years since her wedding day, she has become a little suspicious, a bit pessimistic, pretty untrusting, and sometimes self conscious and insecure. Sure, none of us want to have these feelings or ever have to act on them, but at one time or another they have snuck up on the best of us and this sense of camaraderie makes it very easy to identify with and feel for Amelia and her situation.

Kade and Amelia's reunion is shaky and volatile yet intense and electric from the very start. With Amelia's return to town come old feelings, great memories, and a flood of emotion that once unleashed and combined with Kade's dominance and sex appeal lead to some delightfully sweltering encounters. The perfect balance of romantic love story and steamy bedroom behavior, there is no doubt that these two were meant to be, but only after a few life lessons and not before the right time in their lives.

There was a bit of extra drama that I didn't really feel was necessary right at the end especially since I was still wondering what the heck happened to Peyton and why was she so easily deterred after all, but there was nothing that detracted from the story. These things merely left you with a question or two in the end.

Bigger Than the Sky was a little bit of everything wrapped up in one charming and enjoyable package. It leads nicely right into Kade's brother's intriguing and sure to be painful story. I can't wait to read more about Brody and Piper.

Rating: 4 Stars

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the chance! :)

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  2. Harper's books are the best! :) (signed in as Amber M)

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  3. I really hope I win this book, my amazon funds are a little low right now, lol.

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  4. Thank you for the chance to win! I'd love to read Bigger Than the Sky! :)

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  5. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  6. Thank you for the chance to win! Great giveaway!

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  7. Thank you for reading & reviewing, Michelle! <3

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