Sunday, June 5, 2016

Spring Bean by T.K. Rapp Release Day

Title: String Beans

Series: The Girls of Beachmont #2

Author: T.K. Rapp

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 5, 2016

Viola Banks had music in her blood. As an aspiring song writer, she grew up wanting nothing more than to have her words sung for all the world to hear. But that changed when she fell in love and married a man whose ambitions became more important than her own.

And when it all fell disastrously apart, she realized she was left with nothing but shattered dreams and empty promises.

A fairy tale without the happy ending.

Trying to pick up the pieces, Viola decides to move to Los Angeles for a new beginning.

Her chance to find the voice she thought she had lost.

Wyatt Jenson’s life was settled. He had a job. A girlfriend. A future.

Moving back to L.A. to take over the family business was the last thing he wanted. But obligation called and he found himself putting down roots in the last place he ever thought he would be. He finds himself the new owner of String Beans, the local music hotspot and coffee shop.

It only takes one night, one song, one random encounter, and lives can change forever.

Viola has to learn to open a heart that’s been broken. 

Because the only way to move on is to remember how to love.

Every once in awhile it is good to refresh your palate in reading.  Such as, if you are so used to reading books that are dark, or full of sex, or suspenseful, then you pick up a book and have a sweet read with a heartfelt story.  One where you may be able to relate to a character or two.  Where you are cheering on the main character, and yelling at her to get over her issues.  A great summer read.  This is the book for you to pick up to have a read where your head is not spinning and all over the place wondering what is going on.

As I have said, I am a huge T.K. fan.  So of course I was going to jump to read this.  Vi and Wyatt are two characters that you want to have the happy ending.  You want Vi to get over her issues and  just get on with life.  Vi walks in on her husband that was in her bed with some blond fluzzy.  What she does not know is that this is the push that she needs.  She was stuck in a job that was beneath her because she wanted to support her husband and everything that he wanted, even if he was not working to get there.
When she finds Wyatt she is pretty much a b(*&( to him, but he sees someone that is stronger then she thinks with a lot of spunk.  He is willing to do what he needs to do to prove to her that he is the man for her.  You can't help but fall in love with him along the way.
In addition to Vi and Wyatt, the supporting characters in this book are so fun to read.  Callie is your typical young Cali girl that is a bit ditzy, but at the same time caring and loving.  Dallas is the gay best friend that every girl needs.  We also get a glimps of the girls from Beaumont, Jolie and Dani.  
Now, I wish that there was a more sexual vibe to the book, because we all know that I love my spice.  However, like I said, sometimes it is just good to take a break from what you are used to.  I was a bit confused why there was a small chapter in there by her ex-husband.  I guess it was good to know why he did what he did, but I don't feel that it was necessary.  Although this will not stop me from reading the rest of the books in the series. 

“I’m so hungry,” Callie said.

“Then let’s go,” Dallas answered, locking his door.

We got to the street and had started walking toward Callie’s car when Dallas stopped walking.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“Just waiting for Wyatt.”


“Yep,” I heard Wyatt say behind me.

“Um, guys, my car only holds four,” Callie said.

“Well.” Jolie grinned and I knew she was up to something. “Callie, why don’t I ride with you and Dallas so I can get the real story on my girl here. And Vi, why don’t you take Wyatt in your car? All set?”

“Sounds good.” Callie smiled.

“Works for me,” Dallas added. They started to walk away, leaving me alone with Wyatt.

“Where’s your car?” Wyatt asked while I looked at my friends with wide eyes.

Pure. Fucking. Evil.

I will get you all back—at least that’s what I tried to convey with my eyes, but all I heard was their laughter.

“This way,” I said, pointing in the opposite direction.

I climbed into the driver’s seat and waited for Wyatt to join me inside.

He started laughing and looked over at me. “They’re not subtle, are they?”

“Not even a little.” I smiled. “Sorry about them.”

“Listen, full disclosure, I’m very interested. But I know you have things you need to deal with, so no pressure.”

I opened my mouth to speak, but nothing came out. How could it? Wyatt winked sweetly and I shook my head, laughing at him.

“You’re something else, Mr. Earp.”

T.K. Rapp was born and raised in Texas. She would have stuck around there forever, but her husband was in the U.S. Navy, so they moved every 18 months. However, she didn't mind, because she had the opportunity to live on both coasts and met amazing people along the way.

Now, finally settled back in Texas...for good, she is able to pursue her writing. When she's not at her desk, she enjoys being with her family, shooting and editing photographs, visiting with friends or just watching movies.

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