Monday, September 9, 2013

BLOG TOUR for Breaking Through The Wall (Guarded Hearts #2) by Ashley Piscitelli

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jason Smith hated the whole idea of relationships and commitment. He got what he needed from girls but that’s where it ended. At least that was how it was supposed to be. After a traumatic event he gets involved with the one girl who could force him to change his ways. Will he be able to commit to her though? Or will he drive her away before he ever has the chance to have her?

Madison and Carter finally found happiness but their lives have just been turned upside down, by someone who refuses to go away. Can their relationship survive the tragedy and pain that he has caused? What if justice doesn’t always win, and the bad guys get away?

What do you do when your whole world is turned upside down? When everything comes crumbling down around you, will you have the will to fight and break down the wall?

**Breaking Through The Wall is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**

Ariana's Review:



WOW! I am actually left somewhat speechless after reading this book! But in a really good way. As you already know, Playing With Fire left off with a super HUGE cliffhanger. Breaking Through The Wall basically picks up from where the story had left off, but gives Jason's perspective as to what happened through his eyes at the end of book 1 which I thought was pretty neat. It brought back all the anxiety I had while reading about Chris kidnapping Madison and then getting in that car crash. And all I could think was omg is she going to live? Did she lose the baby? And I found myself screaming in my head "WAKE THE HELL UP GIRL! YOU CANNOT LEAVE THIS MAN." Carter was just so so sweet... and I'm talking seven layer chocolate fudge cake sweet (Does it get any sweeter than that? Damn, now I want chocolate... thanks brain!). The entire book went back and forth between a few different characters POV's, however the main focus was on Jason and Nicole this time (But Madison and Carter were still big parts in it as well). The alternating POV's was done extremely well, and really gave some good insight into what was going on in each ones head without replaying what you had already read. I really loved this about the book.

With Jason and Nicole having hooked up a few times, it was obvious that there was some MAJOR chemistry between those two. And not just the aww she likes him, he likes her bit. I am talking about full blown, pure, raw, sexual chemistry. But with them, its not just all sex. Jason isn't one to date. With his sister dying when they were younger, and his mother just up and leaving him and his dad not long after that, Jason doesn't allow himself to get close to anyone... especially not girls. But there is something about Nicole that he just cannot ignore, no matter how much he tries. And man does he ever try to push her away. The constant back and forth between them was so intense, and you never really knew where it was going to go next. They were together, they weren't. He wanted to try, then he didn't. I really wish I could have jumped right into that book and knocked some sense into Jason because I really adored Nicole's character and felt so bad for her at times, yet it wasn't enough to make me dislike Jason AT ALL. How can you not love a guy that just oozes sexuality and hotness! The sex that these two would have was so hot, they probably could have melted all of Antarctica. Seriously, these two weren't afraid to get down and dirty anywhere! At a wedding, in the hot hot tub, in the changing room at a store, and even some dirty deeds right at the table in the bar when they were there with their other friends. I swear sometimes I had a difficult time picking my jaw up off the ground! I absolutely loved how you got to see a softer, sweeter side of Jason in this book. He definitely gave Carter a run for his money! Ashley, the author, had asked me if I was team Carter or team Jason after finishing Breaking Through The Wall. Well, truth is, I was totally head over heels for Carter. But the further I got into this book, the more I was teetering back and forth and I started to become unfaithful to Carter. By the end, I am left with a very solid answer... I am team BOTH. I absolutely cannot chose between these two!

"I know how to make you crazy, and I love every minute of it. I will always take care of you, baby."

The one thing that was still left unanswered in this book, that was also never answered in book 1 was what in the fudge is going on with Shawn?!?! I mean seriously he has become very shady! He did not play a very big part in this book, but it is still really bugging me not knowing! My friend Marisa (from i'll be reading) and I were talking and came up with a few different thoughts as to what it could be... drugs, steroids, underground fighting, mafia... but there really is no clue or hints as to what is actually happening. Please please please let it all be explained in the next book before i lose my damn mind! 

One of the best things about this book (other than the hot guys and crazy sex) is the fact that it kept surprising me! Especially towards the end. I swear in the last 10-15% of the story I must have said "holy shit! I did NOT see that one coming" at least 5 times! I mean just when you thought one thing, another thing came and threw you for a loop! And once again, the book ended with a total cliffhanger, and a very unexpected one at that! I absolutely cannot wait for the next book to come out! 

"Baby, when I was watching you tonight this was the only thing I was thinking about. Every man in that place wanted you tonight, but you are mine and I'm about to remind you exactly why that is."

Excerpt 2

When I came to the house tonight, I thought it wouldn’t be that big of a deal seeing Nic. Then she walked down the steps in that short little dress and those high ass heels. I was ready to take her upstairs as soon as she came down. Then that tool showed up and he has had his hands all over her. I’m about ready to rip his fucking hands off. When I saw her walk up to the bathroom, I knew this was my shot.

I can’t fight it anymore and now I’m determined that I will make her mine tonight. When she came out of the bathroom and saw me standing there, she smirked at me. I walked over to her, grabbed her hand, and walked her over to her bed. She opened up her mouth to speak, but I crashed mine into her before she got the chance. I pushed her down onto the bed and settled myself on top of her. I was going to remind her exactly why we were so good together.


Playing With Fire (Book 1): AMAZON / B & N
Breaking Through The Wall (Book 2): AMAZON / B & N


Nickelback - Shaking Hands -
The Band Perry - Better Dig Two  
Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil’ Kim - Lady Marmalade -
Zedd Featuring Foxes - Clarity  
Hinder – Better Than Me
Rascal Flatts - God Blessed The Broken Road  
Demi Lovato – In Case
The Band Perry - Done.
Nickelback - Something In Your Mouth
Kelly Clarkson – Low
O-town – I Showed Her
Victoria Justice – Gold
Lee Brice – Hard to Love
Eminem - Superman
Hunter Hayes - Storm Warning
Nickelback – Saving Me
Papa Roach – Scars
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Justin Timberlake – Chop Me Up
Rihanna Featuring Ne-yo – Hate That I Love You
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You

Author Bio and Links:

My name is Ashley Piscitelli. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top of starting a writing career, I am a full-time student and a full-time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide away with the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being outdoors.
I have always been passionate about writing. I wrote this book in about three months. I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
I have always thought that the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way, I will always answer and interact with you. I want my fans to be open & talk to me what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would  like to see happen.
I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


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