Friday, January 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Review of Moonshine by Regina Bartley




Innocence taken...
A tragedy happened...
A heart is left broken...
Is love enough to survive?
Shine Craven has to learn this the hard way. One tragic day leaves her questioning her strength and her sanity. She is left fighting an internal battle that she believes can't be won.
Her best friend thinks that he loves her enough to save her, but sometimes sweet words just aren't enough. Once he hears her secret, will he still believe that love will heal her or will the truth be too much for him to handle?
Sometimes when we are faced with such horrible events we force ourselves to overcome, but at what cost? Will he stay or will he go? Find out if love is enough.
Stand Alone Novel
Recommended for ages 18+ due to graphic language, sexual content, and mature subject matter.


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I was lost in thought when my phone started to vibrate. You could hear the loud vibrations as it rattled in my hand. "Crap," I nearly jumped out of my skin. It was a text from Moon. I don't know if I opened it because it was just habit, or if it was because I wanted to see what he had to say. Either way, I may regret the decision.

Moon-Do you remember that day we met as kids? I have been thinking about it all day. That was the day that I met my best friend. Tell me you are still my best friend. I miss you and I don't understand what I did. I lost my dad and my best girl all in one day. I am such a damn mess, Shine! I need you and I know that you need me. Please! If I were there I would kiss you like I always do and tell you it will be okay!

I read the message twice before another one followed quickly behind it.

Moon- I gotta go help momma now, but I am not giving up on you. Know that when I look at the stars tonight I will think of you. You have to come back to me Shine. I need you.

The tears flowed freely from my eyes. I swear, that damn boy. Geez, I love him so much that it hurts.

Jamie says...

5 crazy outrageous stars! This story tore me to pieces!  I cried so many times that I wanted to chuck the kindle at one point.  Be aware there is a very graphic scene that sets the mold for this book.  I was sucked into this story so much that I read it in about 3-4 hours which is a record for me!  Even though it was a rough read in parts this author truly made you feel so many emotions when reading this.  Sadness did play a big role in this book, but you also get some humor, regret, angst, grief just so many to list.  

The main characters in this book are Shine and Moon (aka Ryker), Shine of course gave him his nickname because she told him when they were kids that his head was as big as a moon. They have known each other since they were kids and the story takes place in there senior year in high school.   Even though this is in a high school scene it is so much more than a young love story believe me!  They are best friends who both secretly love each other but neither thinks the other feels the same way even though everyone around them can see how they feel for one another.  

One day changes everything! Moon is going to tell Shine how he feels and nothing will get in his way, so he thinks! The same day Shine has the worst day of her life by the hands of someone she never would have thought would hurt her and she just can't be around anyone that is close to this awful person and that includes Moon.  Moon doesn't know what to do has no idea why Shine wants nothing to do with him.  Will Shine get past this tragedy or will it take her life completely away??? Moon has a tragedy of his own and doesn't realize that this tragedy and Shine's tragedy are some how intertwined with one another.  Can there love last even though Shine can't look him in the eyes any longer or bare for anyone to touch her again??? Does a new man help Shine find her way so that she can learn to share her secret and let Moon back in?? You will have to pick this book up and find out!  Believe it or not but this book does have an HEA, thank goodness because after every tragedy in this book you will be truly heart broken and need the HEA!  Thanks for a great emotional story and I hope to see more from this author.  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Meet Regina

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Regina lives in Kentucky and is currently releasing her third book. Her books include Chased and Challenged, both of The Graysen Pack Series, as well as her newest book Moonshine. Her true love is writing paranormal, but writing Moonshine made her discover a hidden love for Adult Contemporary Romance. She says that you can expect her to write a little in both worlds.

She is married with two kids and when she is not writing she is reading and reading and reading. She loves her cat Jacob, who was named after her favorite werewolf. Go figure... If you put her in front of the T.V. she would most likely watch sports, unless The Vampire Diaries is on. Her favorite things are her family, books, football, chocolate, Bruno Mars, and well Bruno Mars, enough said. She loves to keep up with her fans and you can find her several places.


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