Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Novel Tease Presents Leave the Lights On by Karen Stivali Blog Tour Stop

Book Synopsis:

"When love throws you a curve, swing for the fences."

Parker Wood's dreams of becoming a professional baseball player are shattered when he's injured in a devastating car crash. After two years in hospitals and physical rehab facilities, he's ready to move back to his childhood home and take over the family landscaping company. The house and business are his, now that his father has passed.

Sophie Vaughn has suffered through a hellishly public divorce from a husband who couldn't manage to stay faithful for two months of marriage. Determined not to let her personal drama impact her successful wedding and party planning business, she buys her parents' old house, hoping the comfort of familiar surroundings will help her heal.

When Parker and Sophie discover they're neighbors once again, it's as if time has stood still. Their friendship is quickly rekindled, along with the decade-long crush neither of them ever admitted having. Then the heat between them exposes a long-held secret that threatens to tear them apart...unless they can detach from their painful pasts and move forward-together.

Warning: Contains sultry summer nights, steamy pool-side encounters, and you'll never look at a jar of peanut butter the same way again.


My Review

5 of 5 Leave The Lights On

Leave The Lights On came right on time for me to read. I have been reading these crazy books with cliff hangers and bad guy meets good girl good girl tries to reform bad guy but gets her heart broken. So to say that this was a breath of fresh air is an understatement. I love a great love story but this is a love story that comes with lots of twists and turns and in the end the question remains will is love strong enough to endure all the obstacles.

My lord my heart went out to Parker Woods. All Parker wanted was to play professional baseball with his best friend. Parker ate, slept and breathed baseball so he was excited when he and his best friend were going to get the chance to play. But one night Parker is in a horrible car accident and he is hurt really bad. Parker's dreams of playing baseball are shattered and his heart is crushed. Parker spends the next two years in and out of rehab and the hospital recovering. During this time he also has to deal with the death of his father which was difficult but he decides he needs to move on and move back home and take over the family landscaping business. What he gets when he goes back home is a surprise because his best friend and his neighbor Sophie Vaughn has also moved back to her childhood home.

Sophie Vaughn lord my heart broke for her because she married a douche bag and he was unfaithful to her right off the bat. If that was not bad she had to endure a very public and very very nasty divorce. All Sophie wants to do is move on with her life and keep her wedding and party planning business out of this divorce mess and prosper. When she gets home she and Parker rekindle their friendship and the two realize that they have both had a crush on each other. As their friendship grows so doesn't their love but they will suffer some bumps and twists as they try and navigate through a relationship. The question remains will Parker and Sophie be able to get it together enough to have a relationship and have that HEA they both need and want and deserve.

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Author Bio:

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she's not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends, who never seem to mind the excessive quantities she tends to prepare. She attributes her ability to multitask to the fact that she rarely sleeps, which gives her more hours every day. 

Karen has always been fascinated by the way people relate to one another so she favors books and movies that feature richly detailed characters and their relationships. In her own writing she likes to explore the dynamics between characters and has a tendency to craft romantic tales filled with sarcasm and sexy details. Although she writes in three genres (erotic romance, contemporary romance and women's fiction) all of her stories are love stories with happily ever after endings.

Karen has published several erotic romance novels with Ellora's Cave including two award winning stories: Always You (published September 2011, First Place Winner of the RWA Passionate Plume Award - 2012)and Marry Me (published June 2012, First Place Winner in the NEC-RWA Bean Pot Reader's Choice Award - 2013).

To learn more about Karen you can visit her website where she blogs original recipes, sassy commentary on The Bachelor, and tidbits about her journey in the writing world. 

Karen can also be found attempting witty banter on Twitter



Tour-wide Giveaway:
 **Open to US ONLY** 1 WINNER will receive: (1) $20 GiftCard to either Amazon or Barnes and Nobles, (1) e-book (winner’s choice) from Mrs. Stivali’s entire published collection.
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