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Thursday, September 8, 2016

#Review #Giveaway Called UP by @jendoyleink @TastyBookTours

There are two things Max “Deke” Deacon can always count on: 
his old high school teammates and Fitz Hawkins.

A Calling It Novel
Jen Doyle
Releasing Aug 29th, 2016
Carina Press

There are two things Max “Deke” Deacon can always count on: his old high school teammates and Fitz Hawkins. But no matter how much Deke might secretly fantasize otherwise, a relationship with one of his best friends is off limits. Until one unexpectedly smoldering encounter has Deke and Fitz looking at each other in a whole new way.

Angelica “Fitz” Hawkins knows for a fact that it is not better to have loved and lost. After losing her parents, she’d rather lock up her heart and throw away the key than endure that kind of pain again. If that means giving up any hope of a lasting relationship, then so be it.

With Deke, Fitz finally feels like she's back in the land of the living. But she won’t risk another broken heart—even if it means saying good-bye to Deke for good. It’s up to Deke to convince her that the safest place she could ever be is right here with him.

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Called up is a friends to lovers romance that left me craving more.

Fitz and Deke have been friends for almost two decades.  One tragic event made their paths come crashing together. Although they were both attracted to each other from the moment that they met, it would be a long long time before either of them acted on it.

Fitz's whole life came crashing down when she was a teenager. Everything that she had taken for grated was ravaged and disintegrated in the blink of an eye. She moves to a town where no one likes her because of her fathers mistakes. She gains a new family and new bullies. There seems to be nothing good to look forward to, until Dekerushes into her life and returns her stolen backpack. 17 years later he is her best friend, or is he something more? 

What happens when you realize that you are attracted to your best friend? When you know that the attraction has always been there. only now it controls your every thought and breath. 

Deke has always been attracted to Fitz but has never considered being in a long term relationship with anyone. He runs a bar, coaches little league and has short flings with women. He is very happy with the life that he has created for himself. However while he has been keeping everyone at a distance it seems that he has also been wearing blinders. Slowly he has to face some hard realities. The first one being that he wants a relationship with his best friend. Bad.

There were certain aspects of this novel that I like and some that I adored. The last page left me in tears. I could not have imagined a better ending. Jen Doyle did a great job bringing her characters to life. I really loved the main characters and the secondary ones. I can't wait to see who will get there HEA next in this series.

*4 Small Town Stars*
Review by Jessica W

A big believer in happily ever afters, Jen Doyle decided it was high time she started creating some. Jen is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as a member of the New England, New Jersey Romance Writers and Music City Romance Writer chapters of RWA. She is represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency. She has an M.S. in Library and Information Science and, in addition to her work as a librarian, has worked as a conference and events planner as well as a Communications and Enrollment administrator in both preschool and higher education environments (although some might say that there is very little difference between the two; Jen has no comment regarding whether she is one of the “some”).

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting CALLED UP today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours