Thursday, September 26, 2013

Don't Let Go by Michelle Lynn Blog Tour & Review With Giveaway


Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want.

Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future?

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Excerpt #1

“I need you to trust me.” He grabs my hand, placing it in his lap. “I can’t tell you where I was Friday night, at least not yet. But believe me Sadie, I wasn’t with anyone else. You’re the only girl who consumes my thoughts, my dreams, and my mind. Please trust me when I say there is no one else,” his voice is desperate, saturating his soft brown eyes.
A big part of me believes him. My thoughts go to Jessa and how she now trusts guys again after what her ex-boyfriend did to her. I need to move on with my life; it’s been over a year and I still harbor all of the hurt and remorse. If I don’t start living my life, it is going to pass me by. Brady’s right, I never gave him a fair shot.
“I believe you,” I whisper, still unsure of my decision to give this a chance.
“Thank you, Sadie.” He releases the deepest breath in relief. “Now I have one more favor.” He peers over at me, continuing to hold my hand.
“What, Carsen?”
“Go on a date with me. A real date, just you and me from beginning to end,” he asks, squeezing my hand.
I close my eyes, willing myself to allow me to have this. Give myself the possibility to have happiness and accept the consequences. “Yes,” I answer him.

Excerpt #2
“So, this is where the magic happens with you guys?” I ask.
“I wouldn’t say that.” He wraps his arms around my waist, kissing my neck. “I could show you some magic if you prefer.” He brushes my hair to the side, moving his lips down my shoulder and back up to my neck.
I close my eyes. His warm breath feels incredible. I can’t let this lead to something more so I pull away, making my way over to the switchboard. “What does this do?” I fiddle with a button.
He comes up behind me and kisses my neck again. “Do you really want to know?” he whispers while his tongue flicks my earlobe. I close my eyes in pleasure again, willing my heart to calm down.
“Brady,” I sigh.
“Come here.” He grabs my hand and leads me to the couch. He positions me on his lap and rests his hands around my waist, bringing me closer to him. “I just want to kiss you, Sadie. I will never rush you,” he promises.


Michelle Lynn has always been a reader, but her passion has become a full-blown addiction since her husband bought her a Kindle for Mother's Day. She's pretty sure that he regrets this on a regular basis. Especially when she has it propped up next to the stove while she cooks, which often results in a burnt dinner. Or when he loses sleep because the glow from the screen wakes him up when he rolls over at three in the morning. He does agree, however, that she uses this gift more than any other he has ever gotten her. She joking counters that, because of some of the steamy novels she reads, he also benefits more from this gift than any other he has gotten her. ;)

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


Let me start with I fell in love with this story from it's cover & synopsis. I just knew I HAD to read it. And, 5 stars is not even close to what it deserves!!

We start off with Sadie running from her past. Granted, we don't know what her past is. But, it's not what you'll think it is. Sadie ends up getting dragged to a frat party in a house/bar with her roommate Jessa. After Jessa starts sucking face with some guy, she decides to leave. On her way out she get bumped  & falls into the are of Brady Carsen!! Oh Brady you  hot, sexy, hunk of a man you!!! He's so polite, caring and sweet straight from the beginning. Brady talks her into staying while his band plays. Yes!!! He's the lead singer in his band. When old feelings start to pop up inside of her, she decides to  dip out before he notices.

Just as Sadie thought she was free and clear of Brady. She goes home to her dorm where a letter from Brady & his music is put onto her iPod await for her. After days of listening to Brady sign, she's head over heels for him. Then, she runs into him in the elevator and they go out to lunch. Their flirting & comfortness from the start is really cute and refreshing. Brady talks her into coming to his show & dinner afterwards. He drives so she can't dip out again. While they're waiting for his turn on stage. You'd think they were the only ones in the bar.

As the days come and go their relationship continues to get stronger and stronger. But, it's def not all cupcakes and rainbows either.. They both have secrets. I mean deep, messed up secrets. They're afraid to tell each other bc they're afraid that they'll loose each other. What they don't hide is their feeling's for each other.

They also have obstacles in their way too. You have Kara the crazy chick who want's Brady. Not that I can blame her. Grant. The other insanely hot guy she  meets in the library. Who helps tutor her in Algebra. And, he has a past with Brady. But, she doesn't know what or how far back or intense it really is. Last there's Vodka Vince. The homeless guy that Sadie gives $20 to and feeds him once in awhile. Brady warns her to stay away for her own safety. But, Sadie isn't stupid. She knows there's something more to it.But  for now,she doesn't question it.

After a   bunch of ups & downs. And after all the secrets are out on the table for everyone to see. Brady & Sadie must find a way to prove to themselves that they deserve to be happy. And, find a way to see the they're not to be left alone.

I never read anything from Michelle Lynn before. I have to say that I'm pissed I waited this long to read something by her!!! I love her writing, her characters. I can tell you this... Michelle Lynn you have me as a fan for life!!!

" I won't give up. If you're not going to fight for this... I'll do it for both of us."

"You have no idea how hard it is for me not to grab you and throw you down on my bed right now. It's taking every ounce of self-restraint I have to be this close to you  and not be inside of you"

"You just don't get it, Sadie. In my whole life, I have never felt like this. Since the moment I saw you,I feel like there was a purpose in my life. I am no longer alone and I never want that feeling to   leave."


The giveaway consists of 4 - $25 Gift Cards to Amazon; 2 - copies of signed Love Me Back paperbacks; 4 - ebook copies of Don't Let Go; 6 - Don't Let Go Bookmarks
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for not only participating in the blog tour but the amazing review!!! I love the quotes you took from the book! :)