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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

5* #Review #Excerpt Complicate Me by @authormrobinson

Title: Complicate Me (The Good Ol’ Boys)
Author: Best Selling Author M. ROBINSON
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: September 14th
Cover Design: Rebecca Marie at The Final Wrap

It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.
A decision.
A simple choice.
There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road.
A different life.
It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
Pretending was better than knowing the truth...
I. Ruined. Us.
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us. 

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Review - 5 Stars

“Everywhere he went he brought his hurricane with him.  He was always the eye of the storm.  When we were kids I loved it, I wanted to be pulled into his winds and let him take me wherever he wanted to go.  I'd follow him anywhere.  But as we got older I realized it was too late for me to seek refuge.  He was already my destruction and there was no way to get past the heavy gust of our complicated love.”

I don't know where to start....this book is one of my top reads this year.  It's so captivating and emotional that the words are hard to come by, I just won't do it justice....Seriously it's gut wrenching, heart twisting and it's not just a few chapters oh hell no it's the whole book!  M. Robinson has outdone herself.  The essence she captured with these characters is out of this world!

Alexandra/Half Pint has grown up around 4 boys.  They have been her world since she could crawl.  Jacob, Dylan, Austin and Lucas.  Her protectors, her loves, her best friends.

Alex always wanted to be a boy not a girl.  The boys knew how to push her buttons by telling her she couldn't do stuff or know stuff because she was a girl.  She held her own with those boys and that made me love her character so much.  She was feisty, spunky and sticks up for herself.  As she gets older, she starts to feel differently towards Lucas than the others.  Her love for him is different.  She doesn't understand completely only that age is jealous of the attention he shows others.  He's her Bo...no one else's.

Lucas is sweet, yet he's also an ass!  God I got so infuriated with him throughout this whole story.  I wanted to punch him in the balls....Anyway Lucas and Alex share a special bond...they are so close to each other.  He's loved her before she was even born, he's always thought of Alex as his.  He's struggling with his feelings for her because she's off limits.  None of them are good enough for her or so they have always said, but Lucas can't help his feelings....She's his...Alex is his brown eyed girl, his half pint.

This follows the group through their childhood and up...first kisses, first dances, puberty, Alex changing before their eyes...so many things.  I could go on, but I don't want to give away spoilers!   So many aspects of this book I enjoyed and it's hard to pinpoint which ones are my favorite.

What is so special about this book is the relationships of all of the characters.  One big family.  The angst of each scene brings you to your knees.  It rips open your heart and makes it bleed.  There are a few scenes that I was just literally sobbing over because I felt Alex's pain.  You could totally visual it.  Just when I think M. Is going to take it back a notch, she ups the angst even more...totally unpredictable.  I cussed and cussed her...lol!

"Whether you know this it’s not, Half-Pint, you're the glue that's always kept those boys together, you're the bond that holds them, we've know that ever since you were kids."

All the characters have so much depth and each has their own special story I can't wait for.  The bond that Alex has which each boy is so different, but special in its own way.  If they are anything like Lucas and Alex and I have no doubt they will be, this series will be the freaking super bowl of series!  Seriously, I'm having a hard time not quoting a bunch of things because I loved everything and some would give shit away...ugh!

M. Robinson's writing style is flawless.  She went outside her genre and kicked its ass.  This is by far my favorite book of hers.  Trust me that is saying a lot, because I LOVE VIP!   This is 100% her best book ever!   The personal touches she gives each character just blows my mind.  I feel like I went through the wringer after reading this, but it was so worth it.  The book will leave you in a whirlwind of emotions, but also gives you smiles and chills.  Bravo M. Robinson!  Bravo!  It's Fucking Brilliant!!!  Thank you for giving me a chance to read this...magnificent!  Highly recommend and think you all are crazy if you don't buy this!

Review by Heather Driscoll

My brown eyed girl sat on our blankets with her arms wrapped around her knees, hiding her face. The tiny frame that I adored so much shook uncontrollably, only heightening the deepest sobbing that escalated with each passing second. It was such an intimate moment, not to be shared with anyone, especially me. Alex didn’t cry. I watched her bawl for the first time in my life. I had never seen anyone cry like that before, and it shook me to my core, slicing me whole, and making me feel like I was dying. Carving a memory that I would take to my grave. 
There was no going back…
No erasing.
No do overs.
No deleting.
What I witnessed tonight would be my purgatory; I would now close my eyes and forever see her falling apart in front of me. Shattering before my very own eyes and I found it hard to breathe.
Hard to move.
My feet were glued to the goddamn floor as she continued to weep, sob, bawl, violently sucking in air that wasn’t available. I accepted it all; each tear that fell from her face becoming pieces of me. Circulating through my veins and blood, it flowed endlessly, a river of her sadness and sorrow and of my broken promises. No beginning or ending to her cries, just an infinite current, flooding the hole where my heart should be. The shadow of her trembling petite body reflected off the walls, leaving a trail of regrets in its wake.
Growing up in a small town you overheard a lot of things. People talking, stories told, town gossip. You listened a lot. You learned a lot. Tourists, townies, friends, and especially family all shared wisdom and advice that you think you will never need.
Bunch of bullshit.
They say you have that one moment in life where things could have been different, that one moment that changes the course of your life or the direction you could have taken. That one moment that could forever change you and everything you wanted to be true, everything you wanted to believe.
One simple decision could alter your entire future.
My entire world.
I would forever remember this moment for the rest of my life. This is the moment that changed everything. This is the moment where I took another direction, another road that led me to my own demise.
My own regrets. 
I should have walked in there. I should have apologized. I should have begged for her forgiveness. I should have promised that I would never hurt her again. I should have done whatever it took to make her look at me the way she had our entire lives.
But I didn’t…
I did none of those things…
Not one.
Nothing was said between us.
No words.
No actions.
I was a coward and couldn’t do it. I couldn’t see her like that. I couldn’t look into her eyes and know that I had hurt her. That I had disappointed her. That I ruined her love and lost her respect for me.
The boy who promised he would never hurt her.
The boy who swore he would always protect her.
The boy who vowed he would never let anything happen to her.
That same boy was me.
I was the reason she was bawling.
I was the reason she was hurt.
I was the reason she was broken.
She knew the truth. It had finally caught up to me… I shattered her illusion that I was hers. I ruined the one good thing I had in my life. The girl that owned my heart was bleeding out for me in a way that I had never seen before. The house was no longer our safe place.
I had brought my hurricane with me…
I couldn’t risk the possibility of losing her permanently if I walked in there and admitted my truths. She wouldn’t love me anymore, she wouldn’t look at me the same anymore, and she wouldn’t be mine anymore.
My brown eyed girl.
The girl that I had loved all of my life.
The same girl that I would love for the rest of my life.
I gave her the only comfort I could in her moment of despair. I turned around and left. I walked down the stairs and got into my truck. I turned the engine on and drove my sorry ass home. I took a shower and never once looked at myself in the mirror. I pretended that nothing changed. That I didn’t cause her pain, and that she didn’t know the truth. That I didn’t see her sobbing and that she wasn’t even bawling to begin with. That we were still just best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
My Half-Pint and her Bo.
It was better than knowing…
I ruined us.

Best Selling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.  

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