Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chasing Olivia Book Tour

Book 2 in the Trace and Olivia Series 

How far would you go to reignite the spark you once had?

Two years later, Trace and Olivia are as much in love as they’ve always been. But the spark they once had for life is waning and Trace is determined that they find it again. His solution? A road trip. But he doesn’t tell Olivia the real reason they’re heading north. 

Olivia is happy to go on a road trip and have more adventures with Trace. Besides, she needs a distraction from the soap opera her life has become. With college over, this is the perfect opportunity to chase down the carefree girl she once was. 

But life isn’t a fairytale and you can only escape reality for so long. 

Love, laughs, and a hidden agenda.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Chasing Olivia.

I love a book that makes me feel good and I can't put down.  I had that happen with Finding Olivia- the first book in the series- and Chasing Olivia did not disappoint.  It has the same chemistry that I loved with the first book, with a little added drama just to suck you in and keep you interested.

The book starts out 2 years after Finding Olivia ended.  We start out at the wedding of her mom and her best friends brother (yep Nick and Nora).  Her mom is pregnant and is taking a huge leap of faith marrying a much young man.   Trace and Olivia are still living together and we find out that Olivia is still feeling the effects of her "dad's" attack.   Trace has been there through the think and thin and is ready for a future.  After finding out that Gramps (Trace's grandfather) is dying, Trace needs to get away and suggests a road trip with Olivia.  They need to get away from it all and get back in touch with their relationship.   Along the way they have many adventures and run into some interesting characters (of course I am not going to tell you because I am not one to ruin a good book for anyone).  What I love is that they find themselves along the way, the REAL them.  The person that they may not have even known was there.

Of course, we get Avery and Luca in this book too!  The fun loving, screwed up best friends/couple that will make you laugh one minute and make you cry the next.   That is the thing about both of the Olivia books that I loved.  The characters are ones that you WANT to get to know.  You just can't help it.  Michaela is so good and roping you in to make you feel what they are feeling.  I am not one to cry in a book, it just don't happen since I read so much.  I have seen it all.  I will say that she got me with this book.  It was not a bad cry per say, but a cry none the less.

The next book will be about Trent, Trace's brother and I can't wait.  I am sure we will love him just as much as Olivia and Trace.

With a shake of my head I padded out of the bedroom and into the kitchen, determined to make Trace a delicious breakfast. While I could cook well, Trace usually made all our meals because he loved it. The man was perfect…except for his dancing.
I pulled out the carton of eggs and set about making scrambled eggs.
By the time Trace came out of the bedroom, the eggs were ready and I’d fried bacon. 
“I’ve been thinking,” he started, leaning against the doorway to the bedroom, his hair sticking up adorably in every direction.
“About what?” I asked, placing our plates on the bar-top that overlooked the kitchen. 
“I—we—need to get away.”
“We do?” I raised a brow.
“Yeah,” he rubbed a hand over his stubbled jaw before stifling a yawn. Rumpled and straight out of bed, he was still the sexiest man I’d ever seen…it probably helped that he was shirtless and my mouth was watering at the sight of his bare chest. Seriously, how did guys get that V? It was a woman’s undoing. It made smart girls do stupid things…I would know. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been anywhere. You’ve graduated and I know Marcy wouldn’t care if you took off for a bit,” he shrugged. “Pete understands and Gramps…well…he’ll have to get over it.”
“Where would we even go?” I questioned.
He smiled. “Nowhere. Everywhere. It doesn’t matter.” He strode across the room until he was in front of me. He grabbed me by both arms and bent his tall frame so he could look me in the eye. “We’ve both been going through the motions for so long, Olivia. We need to get our spark back.”
“Our spark back?” I looked at him like he was crazy.
“Our spark for life. I miss all those crazy adventures we had when we were crossing things off your list. The spontaneity, the craziness, I miss that.”
“I miss it too,” I admitted.
While the past two years had been great, I understood what he meant. We’d become like an old married couple, content to stay in and do nothing. But when we’d been crossing things off my Live List, we’d had so much fun, and had so many crazy adventures. 
Yeah…I wanted more adventures.
“But what would we do?” I asked him.
He surprised me by grabbing my cheeks and smacking his lips against mine. I’m pretty sure he slobbered on me too. Ugh, that was Trace for you.
His green eyes were full of excitement. “Let’s go on a road trip.”
“A road trip?” I repeated, mulling over the idea.
He nodded giddily, dancing on the balls of his feet. “Yeah, we could head north. Maybe visit the lake house in Maine.”
“This is crazy,” I shook my head. “We both have jobs, Trace, and what about Ace?” I pointed to the dog currently sprawled on the floor licking his paw.
“I already told you, they won’t mind if we take off. As for Ace, Trent will take care of him. The freak has a ferret, I’m pretty sure he can handle a dog. Please, Olivia,” he begged, even jutting out his lower lip. He wasn’t fighting fair.
I decided not to think about it. Sometimes, thinking got you in trouble, and you needed to jump in feet first and think about the consequences later.
“Let’s do it.”

About the Author:
Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.
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Chasing Olivia:

1. Lost at Sea-Zedd feat. Ryan Tedder
2. Gotta Be Tonight-Lifehouse 
3. Highway Don't Care-Tim McGraw
4. Long Hot Summer-Keith Urban
5. Never Gonna Let You Go-Tony Lucca
6. Home-Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes
7. Light Me Up-Hunter Hayes
8. Best I Ever Had-Gavin Degraw
9. Mirrors-Boyce Avenue feat. Fifth Harmony
10. Wake Me Up-Avicii 
11. Just a Dream-Nelly
12. Live for the Night-Krewella
13. Neon Lights-Demi Lovato
14. Burn-Ellie Goulding
15. Skin-Zola Jesus 
16. Here with Me-Robot Koch feat. Susie Suh
17. Hear Ya Say-Tony Lucca 
18. In the Air-Morgan Page
19. Made in the USA-Demi Lovato 
20. Hurricane-Parachute
21. Battle Scars-Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
22. Burning Bridges (Acoustic)-One Republic
23. Something I Need-One Republic
24. We Own the Night-The Wanted
25. First Time-Jonas Brothers
26. Levels-Avicii
27. Pieces-Andrew Belle
28. Mirrors (Radio Edit)-Justin Timberlake 
29. Fall feat. Miley Cyrus
30. Safe and Sound-Capital Cities
31. Let Her Go-Passenger
32. Who's Gonna Save Us-Gavin DeGraw
33. Adorn-Miguel
34. Marry Me-Jason Derulo 
35. God Gave Me You-Blake Shelton
36. Carry Me-Morgan Page
37. Turning Page-Sleeping at Last 
38. Blown Away-Carrie Underwood
39. Over the Rainbow-Jason Castro 
40. I Believe-Timeflies
41. Aw Naw-Chris Young
42. Compass-Lady Antebellum
43. Love Don't Die-The Fray
44. Story of My Life-One Direction
46. American Girl-Bonnie McKee
47. Cruise-Florida Georgia Line
48. Starry Eyed-Ellie Goulding
49. The Last Time-Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody
50. Who Would've Known-Lee DeWyze

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