Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blog Tour & Review... Jessica Prince's Pushing the Boundaries



About Pushing the Boundaries:
Living in the small town of Cloverleaf, watching her friends settle down one by one, all Lizzy wants is her own happily ever after. But with each failed date she starts to believe that finding the one man who will look at her like she’s his reason for living is practically impossible.
Trevor has had feelings for Lizzy since stepping foot into Cloverleaf, but despite their intense chemistry when they first met, the feisty little redhead friend-zoned him before he ever had a chance to make his move. After watching her date every loser in town he’s finally decided enough is enough. Thanks to a drunken weekend in Vegas, he finally has the one thing he’s always wanted…Lizzy as his wife.
But just because he caught her doesn’t mean he’ll get to keep her. Can Trevor and Lizzy push the boundaries of friendship and build a relationship that can truly last, or will they crash and burn before they ever get off the ground?



About Picking up the Pieces & Rising from the Ashes (Books 1 & 2):


After having her heart broken by the only man she’s ever loved everything seemed to go downhill for Emerson Grace. It has taken eight years but Emmy is finally starting to pick up the pieces of her damaged life. But the man who destroyed it has returned bringing with him the pain of the past. Can she let go of the pain Luke caused and accept him back into her life or will the memories be too much for her to overcome?


Running from Emmy was the only way Lucas Allen knew he could protect her from the demons he carried with him. After spending one perfect night together Luke takes off, certain that he can’t possibly give Emmy everything she deserves. Now he’s made the decision to return to Cloverleaf and make things right. But is he prepared to truly face all of the damaged he has caused?Will Luke and Emmy finally get their chance at love or will the secrets of the past stop them before they even get to begin?



People make mistakes when they're young, but how they choose to come back from those mistakes is what matters in the end.


Savannah Morgan found true love at a very early age, but one rash decision — one that she would regret for the rest of her life — was all it took to end her relationship with the love of her life.


For seven years, Jeremy Matthews has accepted being "just friends" with the only woman he's ever loved. Finally deciding that enough is enough, Jeremy relentlessly pursues Savannah until he forces her to see just how right they are for each other.


When Savannah's past mistake is revealed, threatening the future she so desperately wants, the fate of their relationship lies in Jeremy’s hands. Will he be able to forgive Savannah, or is the relationship truly over?


When struggles and obstacles threaten the foundation of Savannah and Jeremy's relationship, will they choose to let each other go, or rise from the ashes of the past to claim their happiness?




<< Review **spoiler Alert**>>


First off I need to say thank you to InkSlinger PR and the author, Jessica Prince for providing me an ARC of Pushing the Boundaries in return for an honest review. Also I would like to thank InkSlinger PR for introducing me to this author. She is a new one on me and I am glad I found her through them.

As this story unfolds we meet Lizzy and her bff Trevor. Unlikely friendship? No, he is a good guy trying to look out for the one girl in this town that he is in love with even if she doesn’t see it. But he is a smart boy… he has a plan. What do you do to make someone notice you in that way? You take them to Vegas of course! Duh. Though its not really his trip. they are all going to Vegas for Jeremy and Savannah’s wedding. This just plays right into what Trevor had in mind for this weekend. “Operation Get-Lizzy-to-fall-in-love-with-me”. (As Trevor calls it)

And wouldn’t you know Trevor accomplished a few things while in Vegas. he watched his friends get married, he partied and he married Lizzy. Talk about a confuse gal when she woke up in a honeymoon suite with a solitaire on her finger and a very naked Trevor under the covers with her. (dies laughing hard) But you know they say paybacks a bitch right… her reaction to that news was… to puke in his lap. Yep bastard deserved that. (snorts) Then she through a bitch fit. Tears, hysteria and a mind full of oh god oh god oh god moments.

But as time passes things go from rocky, to maybe okay to are you fucking kidding me back to this will okay. Trevor wants this to work. I mean is his dream come true. He is married to the love of his life but he knows its too early to tell her that. He doesn’t want to scare her off. As time passes and even though they fight.. as only they can they grow closer. Lizzy still isn’t sure about all of this… so in her mind - where she spends way too much time - she decides to try and seduce Trevor. If he has sex with her he’ll have his fill of her and move on. Well… that sorta backfires on her. Not only does he pin her to the wall, but he says he’s wanted this for so long. But as with all things surrounding them it doesn’t go the way she thought it would. No sex… yet.

The thing between Lizzy and Trevor -love, lust, yearning - or whatever you wanna call it starts to get to them both. The more time Lizzy spends with him the more she falls for him. He family loves him, he loves her family. Its endearing. When Trevor's father Carlisle calls him and talks down to him -as only he can- he freaks. As usual Lizzy is right there for him. So his family wants to come for dinner.. meet her. She's not looking forward to it, not after what Lue told her about Trev’s dad being an asshole but she will for him. The day comes and Carlisle literally calls when he is an hour from them to say they are coming. Trevor freaks out but its Lizzy who thinks quick. When Trevor arrives home the house if full of his family. Not only are his father, mother and bitch sister there but so are Lizzy’s mom and dad, Nana, Pop Pop and an aunt or two. His family, her family has his back.

The dinner isn't a hot. Carlisle and his stupid sister talk bad about him, the dinner and finally Lizzy has had enough of their shit. She stand up, stares Carlisle down and demands they get the fuck out. (laughs hard) Of course her mom and nana are right there with her. Pride showing all around her. Even for Trevor. It was exciting seeing his wife taking up for him. Showing their solidarity. (To me that showed just how much he mean to her, even as her best friend. He did not deserve to be talked down to or belittled in his home. And having her take charge was awesome! Gotta love a hot headed Texan. We take up for who and what is ours! lol)

Since the first time Lizzy gave herself fully to Trevor -and he of course rocked her world - she has fallen more into the mind set that she wants him but he deserves better or more. But she fails to see they are perfect together.

It isn’t until his ex… whore Marissa shows up that things take a turn for the worse. I mean there really is only one thing she wants. That is to get Trevor to come home to Louisiana and take over the family business. Yeah, not happening. After weeks of Trevor ignoring her calls and texts she shows up at his shop. Marissa…  -the whore- doesn't like the word no. Bitch must never hear it… but he tells her to get out he doesn't want to hear it. He doesn’t care. When Marissa tells him that his dads business is going down he gets it. Her faking attraction to him, wanting to be with him is all to get his money. Like that was gonna happen. (We also learn Marissa is fucking Carlisle and has been for years. She is delusional that Carlisle will leave his wife for her and that he loves her. Right! Hello captain dumbass.)

Trevor decides to not say anything to Lizzy about Marissa… why churn the waters on a still day. It isn't until a few days later when Marissa decides to take it up a notch. How you ask? Well… she is a triflin’ whore so she tracks down Lizzy at her salon under the guise of getting a manicure. As Lizzy tries to be friendly Marissa lays it on thick. Liz can tell there is something off with her but it isn’t until Marissa starts talking about her fiance only being here a short while because he is moving back to Louisiana with her. Just going on and on until Lizzy snaps. Only one person in town she could be talking about. Lizzy in a hurricane of emotions runs out of the Salon and walks to the tattoo shop. What should have been a discussion turned into anything but… that isn’t what happened.

Lizzy being the hot tempered redhead with a fireball of a temper storms in and starts yelling at him. Not giving Trevor a minute to even try to explain himself. That was like a slap to the face for him. Even the only woman he loved didn’t have faith in him. He could take that from anyone else -his family, his father especially- but from her it broke something inside him. His features dropped as did his voice when he told her he wanted a divorce. It was that word that slapped Lizzy out of tantrum. But by then it was too late. How can your whole world end in one second? With one word… This is how. Trevor moved out. Came home, got his clothes, arguing with her before he grabbed his dog and left. When he walked away, walking away from her she was crushed. Heart broken.  

After a week -five full days- of calling in sick to work her friend and coworker Kenzie called in her friends. Kenzie called Savannah and she called in the troops. No need to let her slide through the days all alone. This was going no where. They broke into her house -with a key of course- and when they walked in they find her sitting in Trevors ugly, smelly ass barcalounger eating Ben and Jerry’s by the spoonful. The girls were so not having this. Not only did Lizzy look awful from a week of crying but she smelled. Bad. They pulled her out of her funk and made her shower.

There had to be a plan to get Lizzy and Trevor back together. This was bad. Sad thing was he was just as bad off as she was. Thanks to the scheming on part of Emmy there was a plan set in motion. Would it work? Or was it too late? Could Trevor ever forgive her for not having the faith in him that he deserves? There were so many things stacked up against her. Stacked against them.

This is  a jumbled mix of feels to say the least. My God. I can’t say enough of how I loved this novel! (Fist Pumps)  Romance is still a new genre for me. But I love this is NOT one of the lovey dovey falling over themselves type of novel. From page one its a roller coaster of ups and downs. Real emotions was on every page. We get to feel what they are feeling with each of them. The pain they feel is so real. With this being a new author for me, and a new series I and surprised to have enjoyed it so much. In the romance field that is. Simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!


<< End Review >>


About the Author:
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That's why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy--she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she's also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books--romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it's a passion...there's a difference. Not that she'd expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.




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December 16th
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December 17th

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December 19th

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