Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Perfect Regret by A. Meredith Walter

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Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.

Riley Walker does not make mistakes.

Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely wrong.

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?

And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?

Jenn says:

I have always been a huge fan of A. Meredith Walters starting with Find You in the Dark.  I read Bad Rep last year.  I enjoyed it, wasn't over the moon crazy about it, but thought it was a good book.  When I heard Perfect Regret was being released I was like… I’ll check it out.  I love rocker stories so why not.  Plus I love Ms Walters work so I thought I would give it a try.  I am soooo glad I did.  I so loved this book and feel in love with Riley and Garrett’s story.  I laughed, I cried, I yelled at my kindle and I loved every second of it!

Riley Walker comes across as being the know it all snobby bitch that knows what she wants from life.  She has a boyfriend, Damien that she is content with and knows what she wants from life when she graduates college.  Then Damien does the expected, breaks up with her.  On a night of drowning her sorrows, she does something totally unexpected; she has sex with the lead guitarist from Generation Rejects, Garrett Bellows.  He is everything that Riley despises.  He’s in a band, has long hair, drinks too much, and smokes too much.   Waking up the next morning she immediately knows she made a huge mistake.   She is also conflicted because she has a calmness with him never had with Damien.   He makes her feel something Damien never did. 

“I should have been relieved that our secret rendezvous would remain a secret.  But relief wasn't what I was feeling.  And I refused to admin to myself that I was disappointment that fluttered in my stomach”
Weeks go by and the two dance around each other like nothing happen until Riley’s world is turned upside down.   The one that is there for her is the one that is least expected.  Garrett is there to help her through one of the hardest times in her life.  

“But there was something in the way I felt with Garrett that took me out of my comfort zone and thrust me, without preamble, into the cold, hard world of lust and want. “

I thought for sure she would see the light and she would not judge him for what’s on the outside.  But no… she still continues to fight against what she feels and chalks it up to being over emotional and he just happens to be there for her.  We start to see a side of Garrett that no one else sees.  He puts up a front and does not allow others to see in to the true Garrett, except for Riley. 

“The guy who until a month ago, I wanted nothing to do with but now had slithered his way under my skin. He was like a freaking parasite, sucking away everything but the desire to get him naked”
Will Riley wake up and see that even though Garrett has this exterior that she would never normally be with?  Can she accept the feeling of happiness that she feels when she is around him?  Or will Damien her ex-boyfriend come back and try to win her heart back?  Damien is like her, they want the same things but is she content with being comfortable?  It’s a fabulous story of love and the unexpected with some twist and turns that will have your heart break in two but then but back together to have it melt into a big pile of mush!!! I loved every minute it! 

“I never expected that the one person I had declared to have no place in my life, to be my one great regret, to fit so perfectly that it was as though he had always been there”

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark series, Bad Rep and its upcoming sequel.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly 6 year old daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

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  1. Loved her Find you in the Dark series, can't wait to read this one. Great giveaway!

  2. I don't have a favorite yet. I need to catch up.