Tuesday, March 15, 2016

review || GREEN EYES { blog tour } by Amanda Heath

Self-Published | February 5, 2016 | Romance


My name is Alexis Michaels and my life is pretty lonely. Don’t feel sorry for me, I’ve made it that way.

Ten years ago my family did things to lose my trust and stomped all over my love. If I never see any of them again it’ll be too soon. Bitterness and betrayal make me a very angry girl.

Five years ago I made a horrible mistake when I fell in love with the wrong man. I also got pregnant and had the most beautiful baby girl in the world. I’m terrified every day that my actions could come back to haunt me and she’ll have to pay the price.

Now I’m on the set of the first movie I’ll have filmed since I got pregnant. My leading man is a sexy asshole named Ryan Danse. Our chemistry is out of this world. We’re sure to make movie gold. The Australian actor makes me feel things I don’t want to feel. I’ve closed my heart off from the world and I refuse to open it ever again. That only leads to ultimate heartbreak.

Ryan’s connected though, connected to my family. I just know if I open my heart to him, I’ll have to let them in as well. It’s hard to keep myself closed off from him when he looks at me with those intense blue eyes. 

Maybe I’m too hard, maybe I’m just a bitch, but forgiving a decade-old hurt I’ve left open, bleeding and infected, isn’t something I’m willing to do just because I love the way his hands feel on my body or the way he calls me green eyes. 

I find myself wanting to tell him my secrets. I crave the touch of his hands. I long for his eyes to fall upon me and all that other mushy crap. I’m so obsessed I might do just about anything to have the love of this man.
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{ about amanda heath } .

I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.

{ review } .

I was pleasantly surprised by this title.

So much so that I hope the author continues and gives us Jason's story some day.

That said though, it dis take me many restarts after having this book for weeks before I could manage to get past the first chapter. The writing style did not click for me, nor could I connect with Alexis. Her use of foul language, around her four year old daughter, no less, and her perpetual attitude annoyed me to no end.

It was once Ryan entered the picture that everything finally started to click.

Alexis and her siblings have estranged themselves from one another, and Alexis could never forgive them. In an odd twist of fate, her newest co-star (in a movie she only agreed to do at the urging of her therapist) had made a family of her family -- and so the path to healing begins.

This story... when the writing was on, it was on. I was engrossed in the relationships, the friendships, and the family connection. I loved Ryan and his need for 'bitchy' women, finding his match and more in Alexis. Both had their control issues, but they stemmed from personal happenings. Ryan and Alexis together were hot and cold at times, but the chemistry... and when they finally stopped fighting it? They were beautiful together.

Some moments of dialogue felt off; some transitions in scenes and thoughts confused me; but all together the story was well told. The first half of the story has a lot of Ryan and Alexis as Wren and Jessy, their respective parts in the movie they're filming. Sometimes I found these scenes unnecessary, but some definitely contributed to the feelings Ryan and Alexis fought.

I do hope to see a book for Jason, to be honest. Aside from Alexis, he seems to have had the most change in life and battled many dark moments, so I hope to see him happy.

...that and his deeper connection to Ryan and Alexis would mean seeing more of them, so it'd be so win-win, yes?

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