Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: In Spades by K. Pinson

Avalynn has been running from her past for a couple of years now....never very far but always extremely fast. With an alcoholic father, a void of a mother and a town full of gossip, she struggles to find her place in the world.The only thing that saved her on her path of self destruction is her beautiful little sister, her miracle. Desperately trying to save Abby from a life that Avalynn has been trying so hard to escape from, she plots to take Abby away.The plan going dangerously astray, leaving Avalynn beaten and broken in what once was the hallway mirror in her childhood home. Avalynn finally comes to in the hospital after nearly being beaten to death. Father-Dead, Mother-Missing, Abby-In foster care--Everything changing in the blink of an eye.
Avalynn immediately sets to work to get her life in order , receive custody of precious Abby and focusing every ounce of attention, giving Abby the the life she deserves. Avalynn, now a 22 year old Elementary School Teacher and New Mommy, struggling to raise a beautiful and feisty five year old whom was just diagnosed with Mild Autism Disorder. Lots of challenges for her to face in the midst. Avalynn is ready to go at them all head on if it means Abby is raised in a happy and healthy home. Abby is the only thing she cares about...not even caring about herself or her life...that is...until she meets him. The man that can shatter her entire world with one glance. Their relationship a roller coaster ride from start to finish. One that Avalynn never wants to get off of..but she may not have a choice. Her happily ever after coming to a screeching halt yet again. Heartbreak, love, loss and hope--This story has it all, In Spades.

K. Pinson throws you into the story head first right away. You find out the horrors of Ava’s childhood in the prologue. The remainder of the book is just as fast paced but at the same time it is not rushed and it doesn’t leave you behind.  I swooned over Dax throughout the whole book, he’s the whole package. He’s the gorgeous lead singer of the bar band In Spades with a model’s body, arms covered in tattoos and a voice that makes the ladies wet. Add to that his sweet and loving persona, music therapist day time gig who is also a wonderful cook and still visits his Gram every Sunday for dinner, who wouldn’t want in on that? Daxton slowly and successfully breaks down the walls Ava has built over the years during her focus to be everything Abby needs. Ava eventually realizes that Dax completes their package and lets him settle into their lives, a place Dax feels very comfortable in.  This book is not without its ups and downs. Dax has a strained relationship with his brother that Ava tries to figure out without prying into his past and Ava has a lifetime of verbal and physical abuse that continues to haunt her everyday life.  When a couple unexpected visitors show up it throws Dax and Ava’s worlds upside down. This book was well written and got me hooked in right away. It was one I was not able to put down. I can’t wait for House of Cards and Queen of Hearts as well as anything else she releases.

Warning- This book ends in a cliffhanger. But fear not book 2 in the Mirrored series House of Cards will be out next month.


About the Author

22 years old. Lives in a small farm town. Work full times as a Manager for an assisted living program for mentally challenged adults. I love my job. :) Getting my degree in music therapy.

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