Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Release Blitz: Abruption by Riley Mackenzie

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Title: ABRUPTION
Authors: Riley Mackenzie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 5, 2016


 Everyone has a plan.
Dr. Guy Hunter secures his dream fellowship with a beautiful free spirit by his side. Two unexpected blue lines don't even shake his resolve—he is on his way to having it all. Until he isn’t.
Abruption: a sudden breaking off
Jules Chiappetti loves her boisterous over-involved Italian family but is determined to pave her own way. An MBA and boardroom job is her ticket out. Until it isn’t.
Abruption: an unexpected event
Four years later, Guy is consumed by the challenges of being a single father, still struggling with the aftermath that derailed his life and left his son with special needs. He doesn't realize his world went dark the same day his wife's did, until Jules, his son's new nurse, shows him the light.
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Riley Mackenzie. What a talented pair of girls. Abruption in their 3rd book, and their writing just keeps getting better and better. This story has a nice steady flow, enough wit to satisfy, plenty of emotion to keep you invested, and realistic, likable characters that you can relate to. In other words, awesome writing.

This story centers around Jules and Guy. Guy is a widower with 2 young children, one with special needs. Jules is a nurse who is harboring a tragic secret, which we don't find out what it is until later. Upon first meeting, Guy is a total jerk to Jules. His son, Finn, is in the hospital (one of many times), and Jules is his nurse. Guy is also a surgeon at the hospital that they are at, so he knows the staff well. Jules is new to the hospital. Guy's children instantly fall for Jules and Finn wants only Jules when he is in the hospital again. This makes Guy take another look at the new nurse and realize there must be more than meets the eye with her.

One date is all it takes for the couple to be completely smitten, and from then on, they spend as much time together as they can (kids included). They quickly become an unconventional family. I loved the dynamic between Guy and Jules. They were sweet. They were hot. They were everything in between. However, they ALWAYS put the kids first. When we learned Jules' secret, my heart absolutely shattered for her. I just cannot imagine. I don't want to.

This book felt a bit long while I was reading it. However, as I sit here and reflect on the story, I see how every single thing the authors included was integral to the story. Without everything that happened, the story wouldn't have been as well rounded and complete as it was. The only issue that I had with this story is the use of some the technical medical terms. I get it. He's a doctor and she's a nurse, so the lingo should be natural to them. However, a few times I didn't know what was meant and it threw me off a little, but not nearly enough to detract from the story. Regardless, this is a definite must read book! 



This was my first Riley Mackenzie book and it certainly won’t be the last. From the first pages of the prologue I was sucked into the book. I simply devoured the story and really enjoyed every second of it. There is something about a great devoted single dad that really is so hot!

Guy, our hero was living a good life, maybe not the one he always dreamed about but a good one none the less. Until it was all ripped away. After his loss he became a devoted dad and hardworking surgeon. And grumpy! Man he was a grump. But the way he loved his kids really had me swooning left and right. 

Jules, our heroine was a nurse, loving her job even though it wasn’t the one she always thought she’d have. I really loved Jules’ character. She seemed so real in my eyes. Down to earth, kind, loving and willing to do whatever it took to help the ones she cared about.
Jules and Guy instant had an attraction albeit not necessarily favorable in the beginning but something about them together really worked. I loved watching this couple form and how the kids played a huge role in the coupling. This story had a bit of instalove that seemed a tad faster than I typically like but it seemed to work for them.

I highly recommend this story to all romance lovers and if you like the single dad romances as much as I do, you NEED this book. 


TEASER FOUR

TEASER THREE

           

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Yep. That's an “s.” There are two of us! We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us. It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know. So you can easily find us at 4 o'clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations). When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine? Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one. So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!   



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