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Friday, August 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: A Graceful Mess


Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my fa├žade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.

Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.

Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.

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Review
Wow! I really enjoyed this one. It's real, honest,  and gritty. There is a lot of heavy material throughout the entire story, for sure. It was far from predictable, which I really enjoyed. It was also unique and fresh.  He writing flowed smoothly and effortlessly. Again, Nacole Stayton writes a story that is totally captivating and you find yourself cheering for the characters to overcome their situations.

Parker was totally swoon worthy. I wouldn't mind having my own Parker Porter, that is for sure! Grace. Gah. What can i say about her? My heart broke for her so often. I just wanted her to finally have something in her life end happily! She is a very strong character and I loved that.

I woukd happily recommend this story to anyone. But fair warning, very sensitive subjects are discussed that could be hard for some readers.
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About the Author

Christian “Nacole” Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family and The Bachelor. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos, iced coffee, and happy endings.

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