Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Cover by G.K. Moore (Review + Giveaway)


Hi, everyoen! I'm very happy to be part of the Cover by G.K. Morre blog tour hosted by the amazing AToMR Book Tours. You can check out the tour schedule here to follow along for more fun!



Chicago Angels, #1
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Releasing December 2, 2014
Alessandro is the unwilling heir of a Chicago crime family. Intent on leaving the life set out for him, he decides to run as fast and as far away as possible. His plans crumble when one girl crash lands in his life. He should hate the daughter of his father’s mistress, but it’s near impossible when he finds that they are alike in more ways than one.

Olivia grew up watching men walk in and out of her mother’s life. When one man finally decides to stay, she learns that crime lords don’t leave until someone’s dead. Olivia’s salvation comes from the person she least expects: his son.

Six years later, Olivia and Alessandro are reunited when her life is threatened. If time has proven one thing, it’s that repeating their parents’ mistakes seems inevitable.

In a world where friendship is a luxury and love a death sentence, two unlikely lovers find each other only to be separated by their cruel reality.





My Thoughts:

I really liked this book! I'm a huge fan of anything dark, twisted or involving killers. They are my favorite books and I read a whole lot of them. This book had a little of everything mentioned above. Covert is told by both Alex and Olivia's POV, following their lives six years after their separation and the night that changed their lives forever.

This book started off with something very big happening. I liked the fact that we didn't have to wait long for the action to start or for things to be explained. We were immediately thrust into Olivia's life as another big change happened to bring her back to an old life she thought she would never return to and to a man she never thought she'd see again.

I'm a sucker for second chance romances, so I was swooning and my heart twisting as Alex and Olivia where reunited. It made me all teary-eyed and emotional and wishing they could finally be together, but life isn't easy, especially if you're a head of a big crime family and you have so many people gunning for you. I loved the action, and the fact that things kept happening and happening, all in the span of a few days, but I wanted to see Alex and Olivia's life together six years ago and how they fell for each other. I wanted a deeper connection with them. 40% in, we get flashbacks of their time together, their first meeting and the life they suffered together and separately at the hands of Alex cruel father. While I had really wanted these scenes from before, I was disappointed when all the action in the first half of the book was replaced with mostly flashback with a few chapters of the present in between in the second half. I would have liked it much better if we were introduced to their past from the first chapters instead of dedicating most of the second half of the book to that.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. This book is not very long, so it made it a very easy read. I was hooked from the very first chapter and I didn't want to put this book down. My heart ached for young Alex and Olivia and the things they went through. I loved them more as young children than adults, frankly. Olivia, determined not to turn out to be like her mom, did some very stupid things that just made me want to strangle her. While she did have a right in her fear, she put a lot of people in danger. Alex gave me whiplashes. I could never be sure what he was thinking or feeling. I kind of understood his reasoning most of the time, but the ending was a very abrupt one and it made me feel like I was missing something. I would have liked a closer look on how that happened instead of it being dropped like a bomb in the last page. It shocked me so much, I had to flip back to make sure I didn't accidentally skip any pages.

I'm looking forward to the next book. I want to see what happens next and what life holds for Alex and Olivia and how they would find a solution to what's going on.


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Giveaway:

The author is giving away (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card

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About the Author
G.K. Moore loves cake, romances with alpha males and happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, stalking friends on Facebook, watching bad reality TV, traveling, torturing her hubby with ideas for new stories or doing all of the above at the same time. Her debut novel, a romantic suspense, is coming out December 2nd and the backdrop is one of her all time favorite cities, Chicago.




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