October 3, 2014

New Point by Olivia Luck - Release Day Event,Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway



New Point by Olivia Luck 
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 10, 2014


Imagine the worst day of your life. Immerse yourself in the details. How did you feel? Who were you with? What were the consequences?

Recalling my darkest day is as simple as typing a few search terms into a web browser. It only took thirty minutes for me to become the center of a media frenzy that caught the attention of an entire country.

So I hid.

Nine months later and I'm getting better. Moved two hours from home, landed my dream job, and met a delicious new guy.

Healing is that simple, right? 

Wrong.


“New Point isn’t known for much breaking and entering, but I have to admit, this looks mighty suspicious,” an unmistakably Midwestern accent drawls from behind me, effectively scaring the sweat off my bare shoulders. 

A shriek escapes from my lips as I teeter preciously on the wood chair and my hands lose their grip on the white doorframe. The rubber of my flip flop doesn’t provide much traction and my body pitches sideways. In just a second I’ll crash against the deck floor and I’ll spend the summer recovering physically instead of gaining back my old– 

Sturdy muscular arms slide around my waist and yank me against an equally firm chest. “Woah, there. I didn’t mean to scare you.” The masculine voice has a smile behind it. 

“Probably shouldn’t go sneaking up on someone then,” I mutter once I catch my breath and untangle myself from his grasp. He chuckles at my retort, a rich baritone that makes me feel like shivering. 

When I’m a step or two back I’m nearly breathless again, but this time for completely different reasons. 

Sturdy was one way to describe his muscular grasp, but now that I have a full frontal view of him, I see my mistake. He’s perfect. Thick arms with nicely defined muscles that don’t bulge too aggressively beneath his white T-shirt, a broad chest, trim waist with low riding blue exercise shorts. And that’s just his body. Bright white teeth gleam at me from behind a broad smile. Thick, dark curly hair begs to have fingers run through it and he has coffee colored eyes framed by long lashes most girls want desperately. 

He’s a combination of sultry sex appeal and mischievous intentions as displayed by the twist of his lips. Less than one minute in his presence and I’m practically swooning. 

“Who are you?” I blurt out. With a smirk, he crosses his arms across the planes of chest. “Shouldn’t I be asking the questions, Ms. Breaking and Entering?”

One day was all it took to alter my life irrecoverably. It only took thirty minutes for the confident, independent young woman I was to be morphed into an unfamiliar shade of herself – a victim.

And maybe, hopefully, one day a survivor.
Zoe Baker was just an ordinary woman, fresh out of school and excited to apply her education for good use. She had been lucky enough to land a job as a teacher at Clarkes School. But everything changed when Clinton Smith decided to choose the school to break into. If not because of her presence of mind, Smith might have killed a lot of kids in the school. She managed to calm him down before the police arrived. 

She might be able to help herself and the kids’ life but the aftermath was worse. Nightmares became a frequent visitor at night. She was traumatized by what happened. She cannot consider herself normal anymore. Just the slightest actions can trigger her memory of that unfaithful day. She was always looking behind her shoulders. She’s always afraid and every time she closes her eyes, she sees the deep blue eyes of Clinton Smith. So she decided that a change of scenery might do her good. She remembered her mom mentioning a place called New Point, which she claimed has healing powers. And since, they have a home there, it was easier. 

Enter Miles. He’s sex and chivalry rolled into one tempting package. The sexy beach bum who seems so eager to know her more. He was everything he wanted in a guy. He owns his own bar. He’s family-oriented. He adores his nephew like his own son. He’s caring and protective. And as they get to know each other, Zoe gave in to his convincing prowess. They became a couple. He was everything she imagined he was going to be. Too bad, she’s keeping secrets which might cause her Miles’ trust. 

When everything came out in the open, Zoe felt exposed. And she knows that Miles might not want him anymore. 

Overall, it was a good story. I was entertained, though the setting was not unique at all. It was predictable. At some point I saw Zoe’s character as weak. But then, I did not experience what she had. Traumatic disorder can be a very serious condition and it can lead to worse problems. Do not take it lightly. If you know anyone who is suffering from this, do not hesitate to extend your help or advice. 

This book also contains few chapters of the next book in the series, featuring Blake, Zoe’s famous brother. I love their relationship. Blake step in the father role when her parents died in a car crash. Her brother had given up so much to be by her side. He was her best friend, guardian, parent, and brother rolled into one. So Zoe was so happy when she realized he, and her best friend, Stella might be more onto something he didn’t even realized. Stella and Blake’s story will continue in Pressure Point.


Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: olivialuckauthor@gmail.com

Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: olivialuckauthor@gmail.com 

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