Sunday, August 17, 2014

Flawed and Damaged by Emily Krat Blog Tour





Two people haunted by their past…
The collision of two damaged hearts…

Meet Elizabeth Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she lost her parents along with all her dreams. Standing here, she believes her life is going to change for the better any moment now. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Meet Ryan Price. He came to Moscow on business. Right now, Ryan is standing at the airport looking at a ‘present’ from his brother, judging by the sign a beautiful young woman is holding. Damn his brother for not cancelling this arrangement as Ryan asked.
Miscommunications and misunderstandings and a brilliant but painful love story begins.
There will be a scary flight, lovely breakfasts, long evening conversations, sharing a secret or two, discovering one another, a lot of laughter, tender moments and some tears, a fight and, of course, the I-am-ready-for-the-end-of-the-world kiss.
Somewhere along the way, they won’t be able to fight their feelings any longer.
For the first time in his life, Ryan will experience a different shade of lust. And for the first time in her life, Elizabeth will have to trust despite all of the times she has been hurt.
Will these two wounded lost souls find love, peace and comfort in each other or will they just break each other more? Is it a train wreck of a love story or a happily ever after?




I love when I get the opportunity to read a new author on their first work.  I never know what I am going to get-except what I read on the synopsis- but with it you get some bad and some good.  Even though I give this book 3.5 hearts, know that this is a good book.  I just felt that it needed a little more help with the editing.  Some parts of the book were a bit drawn out and unnecessary in the general context of the book.  With that being said, it was a bit different then what I had been reading lately, so I was excite to see where this book was going to go.

We meet Elizabeth who has had some pretty crappy stuff happen in her life the last few years of her life.  She is on assignment to pick up a business associate at the airport and on her way to a promotion afterwards.  Ryan is on his way to Moscow to meet with the manager of one of his hotels.  He sees a sign that says Pegasus and assumes that it is one of his brothers :associates" picking him up to bring him to the hotel.  Needless to say, you know that something wrong is going to happen and thus the story goes.  I don't want to say too much more because it will ruin the book for you and I really do want you to read this book.
I will say that I love Ryan.  I really didn't think that I would at first, but he really grew on me and I could see that under all of that roughness there is a heart of gold  Elizabeth was a little too wishy washy for me.  At one time she is a strong female character, and then later I wanted to smack her for being so aggravating stupid.

The end of the book came a bit fast for me and seemed a little rushed especially after the way that the rest of the book went, BUT, I really can't wait to see how part 2 is going to go.

Elizabeth, how about immunity?”
“Immunity?” I don’t understand.
“Yes, today I’m very generous, I guess.”
“Like you won’t hold my words against me in the future?”
“Yes, that’s right.”
The absurdity of his suggestion makes me more anxious. “But it’s impossible. You can’t promise that when you don’t know what I am going to tell you. You can’t define your reaction to information before you hear it. That’s very unreasonable.”
“Are you criticizing me right now? Do you think it’s wise to make me mad before telling me something important?”
“You know what? You want it, you’ll get it. I am telling you right now. You are so frustrating. One minute you are cold and tell me to get lost, the next – you propose that I spend the night with you. Then you kiss me, like really kiss me without even kissing me, and tell me it is what friends do. We are not friends, Ryan, and you know it. On top of that, you make this great job offer, and I don’t even understand what I am going to do while working for you. You also claim that whatever I tell you now won’t affect you, which is ridiculous. You are a human being. Every word affects you. And the worst thing is that I am happy to see you, you know. I shouldn’t be happy, because you are …”
Before I can say another word, Ryan leans forward, and his lips are on mine. Again. He lightly brushes his mouth with mine, silencing me. Before I can bring myself closer, he pulls back. The kiss is so brief it seems like it didn’t even happen.
Our eyes meet. A deliciously sexy smile eases across Ryan’s mouth.
“I just didn’t know how to make you stop with this rambling thing.”
“So you decided to just kiss me again?”
“I know it is probably not the wisest decision, but I think today I am being unreasonable.”
This time he’s grinning so big that I can see all his teeth and the cute way his eyes crinkle at the sides.
“Don’t mock me, Ryan. This is serious. We have to stop this if I agree to take the job.”
“Stop what … eating?”
With a resigned sigh, I slump in my chair to put some distance between us.
“I want to be honest with you and with myself. I am attracted to you, Ryan,” I admit, nervously fumbling with the napkin. “And you may want to play a friendly card and say that you don’t feel this … chemistry between us, but I can’t. My life is too complicated right now. I can’t have a relationship, and I am not a one-night kind of girl. What is more important, you are my boss now. I mean you are Steven’s boss, so technically you are mine, too. So what happens next between us is a question of integrity for me. And I really need this job you are offering.”
Ryan’s eyes work back and forth between mine, but he doesn’t say anything; his expression is unreadable. I keep torturing the napkin, afraid of what’s coming next.




About the Author:
Always an avid reader who consumes whole books in a single day, Emily Krat is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page. For her writing stories and developing ideas for novels is a true passion and a dream come true.
Emily is a chocolate junkie, “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, and admirer of good music. She loves summer rains, warm blankets on cold winter nights, as well as traveling, sleeping in late, watching TV shows, cooking, and baking. When she’s not writing or rewriting, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Emily loves to hear from readers. To get write to her directly at emilykratauthor@gmail.com

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