Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fearing Regret by Barbara Speak blog tour with review

Cover Reveal: Fearing Regret
Author: Barbara Speak
Series: Flawlessly Broken
Release Date: July 1st

It seems Kate Williams has it all; money, great job, a supportive family, and an amazing group of friends. What she lacks is the confidence and ability to make a good decision regarding the men in her life. After the worse break up yet, she runs into the arms of Ryan, her long time best friend and the one that seems to always mend all of her broken hearts. But after years of being "That" guy, he is ready to confess to her what he has felt all along.

A night out with her friends brings a complete stranger into the mix. One encounter on the dance floor is all it took for him to flood her every thought. But Is he really a stranger after all or is he closer to her than she thinks? 

Should Kate take the chance and chose her best friend, knowing he will cherish her forever? Or should she take a leap and go with the man that had her heart before she even knew his name? 
Someone’s heart will be broken, someone will lose everything they hold dear, and someone will tell the ultimate lie and destroy everything.

Will fearing regret keep Kate away from what she really wants most?

My Review
Wow!!! I am still trying to get my emotions in check here to be able to write a coherent review. I absolutely LOVED this book and can't recommend it enough. Barbara's writing style is unique, at times it feels like the characters are speaking directly to you. Though its a long book, I read it in less than 12 hours....on the treadmill, stopped at red lights, the doctors office....YES, Its that good. I was quickly immersed int the world of Kate and didn't want to leave.

Katherine (Kate) Williams has everything a girl could dream of. She's got a good job, a supportive group of friends that anyone would be willing to claim as their besties, and an incredible family. But she also has a douche magnet that she can't seem to get rid of. She's had her heart broken more times than she cares to admit and after her latest failed attempt she decides to call it quits. Her best friend Ryan is always there to pick up her spirit and she would be lost without him. He's been there for her through everything. Ryan has been in love with Kate for years now and he finally decides to tell her....just as Tony enters the picture. One look at him and Kate was a goner. Tony is all alpha male. He is hot and sexy, sweet and romantic. Now Kate has a choice to make. Will she go with Ryan, her best friend, who she knows will love and cherish her, or will she take a leap of faith and go with Tony, the man who makes her feel things she has never felt. Will Kate's fear of regret prevent her from getting the happy ever after that she so desperately craves?

This story will consume you from start to finish. At times my emotions were running so wild I needed to step back, but just as quickly, I went back having to see what happened next. This book will make you laugh, make you swoon, make you cry and at times make you want to throw your kindle across the room. Barbara has created a cast of characters that are just to easy to fall in love with. it was so easy to relate to them. Even Kate, with all of her not so fabulous choices, I still understood where she was coming from. I have to say she is one of the few heroines I have read that I didn't want to knock upside the head repeatedly. Knowing her past, her actions always made sense. There is enough action and drama to keep you rapidly turning the pages, but it's not overdone. There are some shocking twists that I surely didn't see coming! And the sex scenes, DAMN!!! They are outrageously just may need a few cold showers between chapters. ;)

My sixth sense told me early on that I was going to have my heart shattered with this book. Well, I did, just not in the way I expected to. Have no fear though because Barbara will definitely piece your heart back together. A truly brilliant, emotional read that I will for sure be recommending to friends. This is book 2 in the Flawlessly Broken series but can be read as a standalone. There is no cliffhanger and all the characters find their happiness. I can't say it enough..READ THIS BOOK!!!!

And i'll leave you with favorite quote from the book

"Sweetheart, we didn't manage to stay together, we love each other. Love isn't something that can be turned off or even ignored. Doesn't go away because things are complicated or we fear what's to come. Love lasts because it's meant to or not. Ours is meant to last lifetimes. We were just lucky enough to find each other in the first place to enjoy it. Some are foolish enough to run from it, instead of embrace it when it's found. Then they're forced to settle for the next best thing. That is when relationships get managed as you say."

Fearing Regret



Finding Solace and Affliction together $.99 Sale 6/1-6/5

Barnes & Noble

Finding Solace- Book 1 

Affliction - Book 1.5 


I have a mad passion for books. It could be considered an addiction by some. 
After the responsibilities of work, being a mother and a wife are  fulfilled each day, I escape in a book.
 I never really thought of myself as a writer before. My true passion was as a reader.
 One day an idea came to me and I could not stop after that first thought.
I hope you all will enjoy what I can bring you. I have plenty more ideas to go from here.


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