Saturday, December 14, 2013

Every Kiss by Tasha Ivey

Every Kiss
After witnessing Makenna’s journey to find herself again, Callie is reminded of her own struggles with love. No, Wes wasn’t always the easy going guy that he is today. He was moody and unpredictable in the worst of ways, and she was certain to call him out on it every chance she got. Looking back, she’s amazed at how much their lives have changed since they met.
Before tragedy shook them to the very core of their lives. Before her dream career began. And before Wes wasn’t a broody jerk with a closet full of personalities.
Yes, just four years ago, everything was different…
Makenna and Shane are just a couple of lovesick college students, and Callie is doing her best to keep up with the demands of her junior year. Life is boring, and she is totally fine with that. But boring flies right out the window the day Makenna cons Callie into helping with Shane’s brother’s birthday party. She expects a gangly pimple-faced teenager, but Wes is far from it. He is temperamental and opinionated, but he is also incredibly hot and thoroughly enjoys pushing her buttons. And she pushes his right back.
Even though their undeniable attraction draws them to one another, Wes is clear with Callie about one thing. Relationships are off limits. Friendship is all he has to offer, unless of course, Callie is willing to add a few benefits to that. He works hard to keep the reasons for his aversion hidden, but secrets have a way of making themselves known sometimes, no matter how deep you bury them.
Two of those secrets hold the key to unlocking Wes’ fears of the ultimate betrayal. And the other secret has Callie falling even deeper than she ever dreamed.
But she’s unsure of one thing . . . is she enough to save him from himself?
Author Bio:
Tasha Ivey is a literature fanatic, whose love for the written word fostered her development into the writer she has become. A lover of an extremely erratic mixture of literature, she has been influenced by authors from Jane Austen and E.M. Forster to Charlaine Harris and Alyson Noel. But her biggest influence and literary hero? Nicholas Sparks. Aside from writing, since she doesn’t have anything other than a shriveled up prune on the left side of her brain, she prefers to spend her time being creative in other ways like painting, cake decorating, and various types of crafts. That is, if the constant voices streaming through her head allow her to stop making up stories for a while. Lucky for her, she has a huge supportive family, including her amazing husband and two kids, who doesn’t complain too much when she hangs out with her characters more than she does with them. Sophie, the dog, however . . . she does complain. A lot.

Every Kiss will have a limited time special release price of $.99

Dawn's Review


Ok so maybe this isn't fair but I read Every Breath first and then dove into this one for my review. This is what kept me from giving this book a higher rating. I realize this review should be for Every Kiss only but honestly, how can you expect me to read Every Breath, get intimate with Sawyer & Makenna and then have me read this one where Makenna is in a relationship with Shane?  I realize he was mentioned in the first book and the tragic circumstances that took him from Makenna but still...this was hard for me. It was also hard for me to relate to Callie because I was so pissed at how she had treated Makenna in the 1st book that it jaded my opinion of her.

That being said I love this author. I had never read anything from her before and I was blown away by these books. She puts the right amount of humor, anticipation and sadness in these books. Callie and Wes have a beautifully complicated relationship. Witnessing them both so afraid to put themselves out there was excruciating and Tasha Ivey pulled it off brilliantly. I loved the sweetness between the two of them and the dinner conversation with his parents...LOVE!!

Callie is spunky and holds her own. Wes was moody and she called him out on it. I loved the scene after his birthday party where she realizes the door to the bathroom is open and he witnessed her dressing and how he makes that fair to her. The little details in this book make it so great. I will pick up any book this author writes because she hooked me with Every Breath and Every Kiss. I am eagerly awaiting Every Glance. Do not pass up this book.


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