Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec


Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.

Death changes everyone...

To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?

Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.

But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?

Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?

Alexis says:

“Death changes everyone…”

Those three words cannot be further from that truth for 19 year-old Addison Snow.  After losing her mom when she was a senior in high school, Addison’s life is turned upside down.  Not only did she lose her mom but she lost her best friend and confidante.  Her father does not take his wife’s death well and turns to the bottle.  In and out of rehab several times, her father leaves her in charge of Snow’s Sugary Treats, her mother’s bakery instead of doing something about her own dreams and aspirations.  It’s not until Zander makes a beeline for her heart that she realizes that there is more to life than grief.

“It was like I lost both parents in one day.  It was too much."

Addison is a shell of what she used to be before her mom passed away.  She was in the National Honor Society, and cheerleader, and up for Valedictorian.  Once her mom passed, she immediately stopped cheerleading, and barely graduated.  Instead, she was dealing with her father’s alcoholism and ensuring he didn’t die from alcohol poisoning.  There were some many times throughout the book that my heart just broke for her.   I wanted so desperately for Addison’s father to take some of her pain away, so that she could live like a normal 19-year old. In order for that to happen though,  he would have to get his drinking problem under control.

“If I went through with my plans a year ago, I would have missed out on all of these moments with him.  They are becoming important and special to me, and so is he.”

Zander is exactly what Addison needs in her life.  Personally, I wish there were more Zanders in the world. The way he could take an intense moment and diffuse it with Legos, napkins, or witty banter just warms my heart.   He completely compliments Addison in every way. Did I mention that Zander knows how to “woo” a girl?!  Ah…those napkins, each and every one of them brought the biggest smile to my face.   Together Addison and Zander make perfect sense.
“I love you.  I don’t want to be stuck in the past anymore.  I want to finally look forward to the future, and I want to do it with you.  I need you to keep me strong.”

I completely loved this story, to the point that I refused to put this book down!  How can a book give you goosebumps while tears roll down your face?  I would say that it’s the talent of Tara Sivec and her flawless writing.  I felt all of the emotions that that Addison was going through.   If you are looking for a deep, heart-wrenching book then look no further!  This is a definite must read, just keep some tissues nearby!
“I love you because someday, you will write your story…and it will be amazing.”

I give this book is 4.25 tissue-ready stars!

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Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec where she can be serious, suspenseful and not at all funny.


Alexis loved this book so much that she is giving away a Watch Over Me ebook to one lucky reader.  

Just leave a comment about the last book you loved. will select a winner on Sunday.

Good luck and happy commenting!


  1. I absolutely want to read this book!! I love Tara Sivec's work!!! Last book that I loved was Tangled! Thanks so much for this chance to win!

  2. Last book I loved and gave 5 to was WARM BODIES. Such a different, funny, love story.

  3. The last book I loved was Twisted Perfection. I can't wait to read this book. I have loved every book of Tara's

  4. That would by E.L. Montes' Cautious and Disastrous :) Thank you!! fishinlovingal

  5. I am going to try this one more time lol, I have posted my comment to this blog 4 times and it keeps deleting it.
    I haven't had a chance to read Tara's new book, however I have loved everything else by her and can't wait to get my hands on this one.
    The last book I read that I couldn't stop talking about or recommending to anyone and everyone, was Real by Katy Evans. Amazing.
    Another favorite of mine this year was Tangled, by Emma Chase :)