Thursday, May 16, 2013

Restore Me by JL Mac Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway


Navigating the world alone is all Josephine Geroux has ever known. Life altering tragedy struck early on for her. She endured an admirable struggle through her youth and learned the hard way how to adapt and survive. She managed to arrive at adulthood in one piece in spite of it all.

After such chaos, maintaining a life free of complications is a priority for her.
Everything changed when a man with amber eyes came through her door and claimed her heart. She fell hard in more ways than one. The pull between Jo and Damon seemed like fate bringing things full circle.

With another devastating loss looming, Jo fights to hold on to the very thing that brought her to her knees. She finds herself torn between a promising future and clinging to a devastating past.
But that’s not the most worrisome problem on her hands.

She must convince more than just herself to let the past stay in the past, where it belongs, but on her journey to find closure and resolution, she does the exact opposite. An old wound caused by a heinous act becomes exposed for what it is. The truth is catastrophic and Jo is helpless, watching as the ruins of her fragile world endure more turmoil.

Can something conceived from tragedy and malice end well? Can something so completely poisoned conquer adversity? Jo is left to make a decision; accept the circumstances she finds herself in or fight with unwavering ferocity to restore what has been damaged.
*Restore Me is the second book in the Wrecked series*

Lesley's Review

WOW! I'm not sure where to begin with this one. I honestly think I was holding my breath through the first part of the book. I was absolutely dying with the suspense. I almost had to put the book down because I was so scared of what the outcome was going to be. I was screaming....."out with it already, before I have a heart attack". I think at one point I almost passed out with the relief of getting the answer, only to start holding my breath again. Needless to say, I was up way past my bedtime. Word of advice, don't start this at bedtime. Unless, you want to be a sleep deprived zombie. I'm doing this review on the short. I don't want to rob you of your own emotional episodes, by giving to much away. I want you to get the full affect.

Restore Me picks back up right where we left off in Wreck Me.  We relive the cruel and devastating ending with Josephine,as she recounts the time.  Jo is not in a good place, life is back to black for her. She's trying to figure out where to go from here and how to build a life with what's left. Is there anything left? Can she pick up the pieces this time? Does she have the strength to overcome the pain, guilt, and uncertainty that haunts her life now? As she makes arrangements for Damon, She leans on what support she can get from Brian "Brianna", the assistant and little Hemingway. Gram is there for the emotional escape Jo needs. Gram deals out the spunky truth to keep her moving and holding on to what pieces are left. Gram even spreads the love with some man candy. Jo has her hands full with a life that isn't going to be the same from here on out. Everything has changed and its not going to be Easy.

Can I just say this book is killer in terms of the emotional output? I mean the hangover with this one had me wound tight. Its one of those that hit you as sparks of kindling and slowly builds into a full blown fire, after the fact. I'm still feeling the burn. I'm scared and anxious for Complete Me. I need that sucker like right NOW. I gave this book 4.75 stars. I took the deduction because I felt like the book was too short. Even with that being said, I don't feel that it took away from the book, it just left us to soon. I guess it's me throwing a bit of a tantrum. I wanted more, NOW. I wait anxiously for the next book.  I leave you with a quote from Jo's POV because it pretty much sums this up for me.

"I feel like I'm in the spotlight and the heat beating down has sweat misting the skin along my hairline. I'm going to need to reapply deodorant before we go out, I'm sweating bullets from all this anxiety."

About the Author

USA Today Best Selling Author,J.L. Mac is twenty-six years old and currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where she enjoys living near her family. She was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, until she married her husband in July of 2005. She has two young children and is married to a soldier in the United States Army. J.L. and her family have lived all over the United States and have enjoyed each new experience in each new place. J.L. admittedly has had a long and sordid love affair with the written word and has loved every minute of it. She drinks too many glasses of wine on occasion,and says way too many swear words to be considered “lady-like.” J.L. spends her free time reading, writing, and playing with her children.

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Goodreads book link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17405850-restore-me

Buy Links

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  1. great review. Can't wait to check this out

  2. Looks like a good one. Thank you.

  3. Thebookblog. THanks for having the giveaway!!