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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour, 5 Star Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway! Left Behind by Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott

Left Behind
A New Adult Romance novel

New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott

Release date 10/16/2014

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Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….

Zack Martin

The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.

Nikki Fallon

After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.


He looks up and I watch his eyes take me in.  Slowly.  They rake over me, dropping from my eyes to my glossed lips down to my exposed shoulders.  Taking his time, he follows the neckline of my simple, yet body contouring sundress, lingering when he reaches my full breasts.  I’m sufficiently covered, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware that the dress showed off my assets well.  Tight around my chest, gathering snuggly at the waist, with a scant amount of cleavage.  Just enough coverage to still leave something for him to imagine.  And I watch his face change as his imagination takes off running.

His eyes drift down my legs, tanned now from the eternal California sun.  Momentarily he’s lost in what he sees and doesn’t even notice I’m watching him leer.  Totally worth the extra effort getting ready tonight, I couldn’t be happier at the reaction I get.  Eventually, his eyes make their way back up to mine and I arch one eyebrow, letting him know he’s been caught.  A normal reaction might be to look embarrassed or perhaps even flustered a little.  But not Zack.  Instead, he flashes me a wicked grin.  “You look incredible.”  He’s the one doing the leering, yet I’m the one who ends up blushing.


 Review- 5 Stars!!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book!  Zack and Nikki stole my heart from the very first moment.
The author’s developed these characters so beautifully. They had a wonderful depth, their emotions ran deep, and they were real. There were so many ways that this story could have fallen into the “it’s been done” category, and yet it veered away every time. I loved the subtlety in the drama, rather than the “Kardashian” variety, full of shallow teenage angst.
Nikki displays a rare level of maturity in one her age. A lot of that comes from her need to be an adult before she even hit double digits. But, while the pain is real and can, at times, threaten to consume her, she chooses not to let it keep her from living. I loved how acclimated to her environment, making an effort not to be the invisible loner. She opened herself up to friends, and to an attraction that was unfamiliar, yet comforting.
Zack just went and gave me the warm (ok…maybe a little more than warm sometimes) fuzzies. He is that perfect combination of sweet and sexy, with just enough male confidence to throw a little alpha in there. My heart broke for him when he suffered through such tragic events. I could even understand the guilt he felt when happiness began to seep back into his world.
The authors could have spent the whole book on this path of “on again, off again.” They didn’t. Hallelujah. There is intense emotion in this book, some of it devastating. However, they wrote brilliant scenes filled with happiness that brightened the story and kept me from wanting to put the book down just to get a break from all the anguish.
This story is just beautifully written. Every time I had to put it down, I rushed back to it as quickly as possible. The only complaint I have is that it was too damn short. I wanted more, so much more of Zack and Nikki. I’d love to see the authors bring us Ashley’s story! *hint hint!*
I truly believe that you will thoroughly enjoy this book! For me, it was one of the best reads this year. 

About the Authors

Vi Keeland 
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Dylan Scott 
Dylan Scott is a New York trial attorney, wife and mother of four.  She believes her job as a trial attorney is a subcategory to the field of entertainment more than law.   With a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature she believed teaching English was a destined career choice until she realized her life long talent of "argument" could actually be her job.   A recent, fairly boring, midlife crisis resulted in a brief stint as a middle school English teacher which confirmed that she wasn't ready to give up the law.   Dylan has also taught legal courses at the college level and worked with at-risk inner city youth in the roles of mentor and coach.  She is co-author Vi Keeland's biggest fan.

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  1. I wanted to read this book before but you just convinced me to read it! Great review!

  2. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!