Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Literati Author Services, Inc. Presents Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw Blog Tour Stop

Title: Hydraulic Level Five
Author: Sarah Latchaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Cover Designed By: Amy Brokaw / Micha Stone
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns for his sister’s wedding with his new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega , the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart.

She discovers startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself.


My Review

5 of 5 Hydraulic Level Five

Hydraulic Level Five is one of those stories that will stay with you forever. I mean it is a story that grabs you right from the prologue and keeps you going until you can't believe you are at the end of the story. I love when an author pulls me into a story like that to the point I am screaming and crying and I have no idea what to really feel because so many emotions are coursing through my veins. It is so with this story and Sarah does not disappoint in any way.

We get to meet so many characters in this story that I felt like I was home. I love the close knit love that came from The Cabrals and Kaye was a part of that family every step of the way. Since childhood Kaye and Samuel have been inseparable. They were not only best friends but they became lovers and married. They had a happy life until one day Sam decided he needed to find himself and left for New York City. At first Kaye was devastated because she never saw it coming but then she decided she would pick up the pieces and start to live again.

But seven years later when her best friends are getting married and Sam comes strolling in with his latest girlfriend on his arm Kaye is pissed and hurt and wants to know what went wrong. How could two people who love each other so much be apart? How could Sam do that to their love and their friendship. Because before they were lovers they were friends. 

In this story we get so much in the form of Sam's writing and Kaye's wild adventures that are her balm to her broken heart. I have to say the ending had me screaming like a lunatic at my kindle because I wanted no I needed more and did not want it to end. I am going to stalk this author until I find out when the second book is going to be released because I need more or I am going to die! This is a must read for everyone.

About the Author:

Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.

In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

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$25 Omnific gift card, Five (5) signed, paperback copies of Hydraulic Level Five, Ten (10) eco-friendly Duck Duck Farms totes containing signed books, music, and other Colorado-centric items.
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