Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Give Me Strength by Kate McCarthy

Quinn Salisbury doesn't think she's cut out for this whole living thing. Even as a young girl she struggled. Just when she thinks she's found a way to leave her violent past behind her, the only thing that's kept her going is ripped away, leaving her damaged and heartbroken.

Four years later, she is slowly rebuilding her life and lands a job as an assistant band manager to Jamieson, the hot new Australian act climbing their way to the top of the charts. There she meets Travis Valentine, the charismatic older brother of her boss, Mac.

From his commanding charm to his confidence and passion, Travis is everything Quinn believes is too good for her, and despite her apprehension, she finds their attraction undeniable and intense.

When her past resurfaces, it complicates their relationship. Instead of reaching out for help, Quinn pushes Travis away, until a staggering secret is revealed that leaves her fighting for her very life.

Torn between running and opening her heart to the man determined to have her, can Quinn find the strength within herself to fight for her future?

I LOVED this story. I started it and I couldn’t put it down! While I enjoyed the first in this series, there was something about this specific book that I just loved and couldn’t tear myself away from it. Kate McCarthy had a way with this story that just drew me in right from the beginning. Instantly, I was softened towards Quinn and wanted to be her biggest cheerleader. Likewise, I was instantly drawn to Travis and he could’ve had me at any time!

The writing throughout this story is fabulous. It keeps your attention and your focus without being overly dramatic. There was enough variation throughout the story that you couldn’t really predict what the next move would be. That Jamieson crew is something else… a something else that anyone would be lucky to be a part of. While there is a slight variation in ‘language’ due to the author being Australian, it wasn’t so much that it was confusing or hindered the story at all!

This was a definite 5-star read for me!



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About the Author

Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

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