Thursday, September 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR Review & Giveaway - Perfect Regret by A. Meredith Walters 5 Stars

I love A. Meredith Walters.  Once again she manged to keep me up all night reading her latest book - Perfect Regret (Bad Rep #2).  I was honored to get an advanced review copy prior to the release a couple of days ago.  Add this series to your TBR.  Check out my spoiler free review as well as an excerpt, synopsis and author giveaway below.  Happy reading.  FIVE Kindle Crack worthy stars!



SYNOPSIS:

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?

MY REVIEW:
Perfect Regret (Bad Rep, #2)Perfect Regret by A. Meredith Walters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free. This book does not end with a cliffhanger. This book can be considered a stand-alone but I would highly recommend reading Bad Rep (book# 1). NO cliffhanger. I have no regrets reading this one….4.5 - 5 stars!

Riley Walker is perfect.
Riley Walker has a life plan.
Riley Walker gets dumped by her boyfriend.
Riley Walker is now a total bitch.

After her boyfriend breaks up with her, Riley’s perfect world comes to a screeching halt. Misery loves company and everyone around her is her is feeling the pain. She is critical, angry and just a beast. Riley goes out one night and decides to let loose. She dials down her bitchy demeanor and puts on some beer goggles. Riley hooks up with her BFF boyfriend’s band mate – Garrett Bellow. By Riley’s standards hooking up with the hottie stoner is equivalent to “slumming it”. Garrett is a “townie” who lives by her college and seems to have no life plan in place. Garrett plays guitar is in a popular local band and has job doing construction work. After a wild night of sex (which she can’t really remember) she wakes up and regrets ever being with Garrett.

“I felt like a miserable failure on all fronts. I was hung over and ashamed. Not a good combination when you felt like throwing up all over your shoes.”

She rejects Garrett over and over again…while fighting her feelings for him. Garrett doesn’t have a life plan so she thinks he is a lost cause and not for her. Riley strikes out at Garrett and treats him like total shit…but he keeps coming back for more. He sees something behind her cold mask of rejection and slowly melts her ice berg sized heart.

“We’ve found something in each other than we want. Hell if I understand why. Out of all the fish in the sea, I had to hook you. One giant, snarly toothed piranha ready to bite my fingers off.”

“My heart isn’t strong enough to survive you Riley. You won’t just bend it, you have the power to shatter it to pieces.”

After being bitch slapped…literally by a few loved ones. She starts to snap out of her PMS on acid fa├žade. But will it be too late?

This story unravels mostly through Riley’s razor sharp tongue. There is angry and then there is Riley Walker. She’s not likeable through much of PR. While I didn’t like her…. I loved the book. In Bad Rep (book 1) she was a solid friend with just a strong personality – not mean spirited like in PR. Garrett on the other hand…is so likeable (and maybe too nice). I will say there were times there were times I want to reach in my kindle a smack him for putting up with Riley. Bad Rep fans will be happy that Maysie and Jordon are integrated nicely into PR.

This story has the perfect amount of – angst, drama and character chemistry. I made the mistake of thinking I could skim through Bad Rep before I read APG. Not a chance…I got sucked in all over again. I would recommend this book and series. A Perfect Regret is a perfect read and was worth the wait. 4.5 - 5 stars!

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AUTHOR BIO:
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.


GOODREADS LINK FOR PERFECT REGRET:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17369067-perfect-regret

GOODREADS AUTHOR LINK:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5416410.A_Meredith_Walters

LINK TO AUTHOR’S WEBSITE:
http://ameredithwalters.blogspot.com/

LINK TO AUTHOR’S FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Meredith-Walters/311504738868378

LINK TO TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/AuthorAMWalters


EXCERPT:
I listened silently, not sure what to do or say. This quiet, introspective side of Garrett had me off balance.

And when he started to hum along to the strange melody I had to stop myself from sighing aloud. Hey, even I wasn’t immune to a good-looking musician. I did possess the double X chromosome, you know.

His eyes were closed and his fingers moved along the fret board with a confidence that was definitely appealing. His face was open and unguarded and I could watch him like this forever.

I liked this Garrett. I more than liked this Garrett. He fascinated me.

Garrett opened his eyes and found me watching him. The air heated between us, the molecules practically crackling with electricity.

“God, you’re beautiful,” he said softly, as though more to himself than to me.

My heart was beating at a frantic pace in my chest, his words twinging something in my brain. Images flashed in my head of him kissing the inside of my thighs. I could almost feel his lips as they moved up my skin to taste between my legs.

The memory was so vivid that I knew it could only be from that night. Shit, I remembered him fucking me with his tongue before he crawled over top of me and told me how beautiful I was. And the look in his eyes had been earth shattering.

I tingled from head to toe and I desperately wanted to remember more.

PURCHASE LINKS:
US Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F5DF9QC
UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Regre...

GIVEAWAY:

1st Prize ~ $100 Amazon Giftcard
2nd Prize ~ Signed Paperback & $20 Amazon Giftcard
3rd Prize ~ E-copy of Perfect Regret & $10 Amazon Giftcard


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2 comments:

  1. I loved Bad Rep!! I look forward to reading this one too! Congrats on the new release.

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