Friday, 17 January 2014

Book Tour: Playin for Love at Deep Haven - Katy Regnery + GIVEAWAY

Playing for Love at Deep Haven

The blurb.
Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history…
…the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.
She was the girl. The only girl. Ever.
Nine years have passed since heavy-metal songwriter, Zach, slept with, then walked away from, his best friend, Violet. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s never gotten over her.
He shattered her heart.
Despite the years that have passed, chick-lit novelist, Violet, vividly recalls the pain of Zach's rejection, and hates that she's never been able to completely let go of the brooding boy who turned his back on her.
When the rocker and the writer find themselves thrown back together in a strange twist of fate, their chemistry is just as scorching as ever, but old wounds don’t just disappear. Even if Zach can explain why he walked away from Violet, can she find the courage to trust him again? Together they will discover if a love that broke them both is worth a second chance at forever.

Playing songs, playing for keeps…

…Playing for Love at Deep Haven

My opinion

Katy Regnery did a brilliant job with this book. She obviously took her time to figure out who exactly her main characters, Zach and Violet are, and it shows. From very early on in the story your absolutely captivated. What is their history? How did things go so wrong between them, and who and "where" are they now?
I loved how, after finishing the book, I felt like I've known these two people for a very long time - which just proves my point about the depths of these characters, 'cause it's not a very long story.
Every story has two sides, and so does this one. Is Violet right to mistrust Zach and should she just pack up and leave? Or should we side with Zach and give them a second chance? It's surprisingly easy to feel for both of them. It's no good-guy vs. bad-guy tale. Although, being a hopeless romantic, I just wanted Violet to throw herself into Zach's arms, but I'm glad she had her reservations. It made the tension, the longing so much greater.
Playing for Love at Deep Haven is a lot "sexier" than Katy's previous books. Before I started reading, I was afraid the effort of making it "sexy" would be too obvious and it would take away from the actual story. It didn't. I actually hardly noticed just because those scenes "belonged" there. The passion and tension just radiates of the page.
Every person with a romantic bone in his/her body should read this; I promise you'll fall in love.

Book info.

Tour Hashtag: #DeepHaven

(Enchanted Places - Book One)
Katy Regnery, author and publisher
275 pages (appx)
Pub Date: January 2014
ISBN: 9780991204502

About the author.

Katy Regnery, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own. As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests northof Quebec. 
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

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