Thursday, September 15, 2016

Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles ♥ Review, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Contemporary Romance)


The Claytons and Harringtons are back!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.

Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.



Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?



Another wonderful book in this series!

I was pulled in from page 1.  After reading the synopsis and then reading Drew for a few pages, I just could not WAIT for he and Cassie to be reconnected.  I couldn't wait to see what that initial reintroduction would be like!

This was, for me, the most emotional book of the series so far.  It deals with some pretty heavy issues, but Eva did a phenomenal job of discussing these issues with tact and dignity.  (No spoilers here!)

Eva balanced this book perfectly with sizzle and lightheartedness, but also some darker emotions that made this book seem very REAL.

I liked that I got to catch up with Sophie and Cole (from books 1 and 2, respectively), and it was nice that I got a better glimpse of the other characters, all of whom I'm sure will get their own stories too (can't wait!!!).

This whole series is so well done, and each is a solid, well-written  contemporary romance.  I'm hooked!

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***



♥  But I can't imagine ever not wanting her, regardless of how her body looks.  Because I love her, and when you love someone, sex begins and ends with your heart.  (Drew)

♥ I know we were kids at Brown.  But there's no one I've met before you, or since, who even came close to completing my heart.  It's always been there for you, waiting for your love to finn in the nooks and crannies.  (Drew)





“Lindsey, I’m going to run over to the bank. Do you need anything while I’m out?”

His knees buckled when he heard the sweet, familiar voice, and thankfully one hand was on the doorknob to steady him, otherwise he’d have landed in a heap on the cold floor.

The blood pounded in his ears, and, for what seemed like an eternity, everything was a blur. He wanted to swing himself around, he wanted it so badly, but like a man who’d just experienced a stroke, his brain couldn’t will his body to do its bidding. When everything was finally firing properly again, he turned, and stood frozen, still propped up by the door, not fifteen feet away from her. Eventually she looked in his direction, and her golden skin paled.

“Drew.”

He couldn’t hear the word, she’d spoken it so softly, but he read her lips, and he knew just how her voice sounded when she said his name. In bed between giggles when he tickled her, on the way to the library while they debated economic theories, or in his ear while they danced pressed against each other at Fish Co., the bar Brown students patronized on Wednesday nights.

He’d heard her moan it, whisper it, say it in prayer while they explored each other endlessly, making love in every imaginable place and in every imaginable position. No, he didn’t need to actually hear her say it. The sound was forever etched on his soul.





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Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.



   

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39 comments :

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Lisa, thank you for your kind words! Good luck with the contest!

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  2. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway.

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    1. Chiara, You're very welcome, the giveaway is my pleasure!

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  3. What kind of books do you bring with you when you go on holiday?

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    1. Hello Mai, I take both romance novels and historical non-fiction. I love history, and being on holiday gives me the large chunk of time I need to get through a dense book.

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  4. Good morning, and thank you for hosting Petite Madeleine today! I'm excited to be here, and will be available to answer questions for most of the day, but my internet access will be spotty at times. I'll get to everyone by the end of the day, so check back!

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  5. Thank you for your honest and thorough review! I am really enjoying following this book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for following the tour, I'm happy you're enjoying it!

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  6. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Nikolina, so happy to have you joining us!

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    1. Sonya, thank you for participating in the tour! Good luck with the drawing!

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    1. Hi Rita, I'm so happy you enjoyed the excerpt! Ten years and lots of water under the bridge, but sometimes love does get a second chance.

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  9. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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    1. Hello Beth, Both are my pleasure! Releasing a book is always a cause for celebration, and I'm thrilled to celebrate with all of you!

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  10. Great post! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Amanda, The post was done by Lauren from Romance Novel Giveaways, she always does a fabulous job and today was no exception. Good luck with the contest!

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  11. Good luck everyone I can't wait to read more.

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  12. I hope they won't let a little faceful of vomit stand between them.

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    1. Richard, don't worry, the women I write aren't afraid of a little vomit ;) Good luck with the contest!

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  13. Lauren, thank you for letting me hang-out on your blog today and chat with readers. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. Thanks for the great giveaway. The book sounds awesome.

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  15. I enjoyed the entire post. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Love it! I love strong female characters :)

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  17. Quite a teaser! What is it about the look of her body?
    MPaula

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  18. From the synopsis it seems they have both let very successful lives without each other. Interesting the earth still moves beneath them when they run into each other.

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  19. Good Golly Miss Molly, luv the review. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  20. Thanks for this giveaway! I hope you have fun on the tour. Thanks for sharing about the book. it seems like an excellent read!

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  21. Thx for sharing and for the giveaway too

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  22. What do you do when not writing fabulous books?

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  23. Eva Charles: Thank you for all of your great writings. Keep up the good work in the future. Thank you for the information of the Book Blitz and for giving us a chance to win today.

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  24. I like how they each lived on in each other's heart during their time apart. Should make for a great re-union story.

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