Monday, March 10, 2014

✯Blog Tour Review & Giveaway for 'The Perfect Emotion (Perfect #2)' by Melissa Rolka✯

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Synopsis~
The story of Kate, Kyle and Reed continues in this second novel of The Perfect Series.

Kate (Katherine) Monroe is finally coming to heads with the decisions she’s made in the past to keep herself distracted at any cost. Learning to move on and forward with the conflicts in her life is harder than she expects though. With Kyle continuing to attempt reconciliation and Kate’s mom back at home, avoiding and running are no longer an option.
All along Kate’s mind and heart are consumed with Reed, but she fights to push her feelings and desires to the side. Despite the obvious pull and connection she has with Reed she finds it difficult to let him in… and trust in herself. However, Reed’s perseverance and patience never wavers and eventually he uses the one thing that had always brought them together… tennis.
As Reed and Kate begin to embark on a new relationship they face the past and the present head on. Along the way, new challenges and emotions arise testing the direction of their future together.
Can Kate forgive herself and trust Reed in order to latch onto the one emotion she needs most… love?




Excerpt~
“Jesus, Katherine,” he mumbles as I kiss my way across his jaw and over to his ear. “What are you doing to me?”
“Kissing you,” I whisper in his ear and brush my lips against his ear lobe.
“Mmmmm hmmmm.” His hands move to my waist and guide me onto him. I’m straddling his lap and his fingers dig into my hips. I rush my hands into his hair and his head presses all the way against the couch, the leather giving in to my demands. Our tongues clash against each other exploring as if it’s our first kiss, yet knowingly anticipating our next ridge or groove. My heart races in ways I never knew possible. My hands run down to the hem of his button down shirt and to the top of his pants. I start to pull at his shirt to un-tuck it, but his hands come around and lock around my wrists restraining me from pulling anymore. I whine into his mouth.
“Why?” I mumble against the softness of his lips and smile.
“This is the first time I’m in your house and I just met your parents… maybe the second time,” he jokes and then nibbles on my bottom lip.
“Grrrrr,” I grumble in his mouth. “You are always being too good.” His eyes narrow at me and he let’s out a rough chuckle.
“Katherine, I think you know that’s not true and I’ll show you just how bad I am when we are back up at school.” His hands snake up to my shoulders wrapping around the back of my neck. Pulling me towards him and his lips find mine again. Softly he kisses me across my jaw to my ear. “Patience,” he whispers.
“I don’t want to be patient,” I pout as I push my body into him. He laughs into me and un-straddles me from his lap. We face each other and I smile shyly at him feeling a little funny by my boldness.
“Stop,” he says, and his hand latches onto my pinky finger gently rubbing it. “Don’t be embarrassed. I don’t like you having to be patient either,” he says, just before he plants a firm kiss to my forehead. I lean myself against him and rest my head on his chest. His arms wrap around me tightly making my insecurities fade. As I take in his familiar pine and masculine scent he shifts us back against the arm of the couch allowing me to snuggle myself even closer.



Playlist~
Closer To You – The Wallflowers
Come On Get Higher – Sugarland
You Look Good In My Shirt – Keith Urban
Leaving Me Later – JT Hodges
I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers
You Are More – Tenth Avenue North
Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
Nothing – The Script
Boyfriend – RaeLynn
Collide – Howie Day
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Book Trailer~





  Meet Melissa Rolka~

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Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

Melissa's Social Media~
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"I care about you so damn much. You do something to me that has never happened before."



I'm going to start off with I loved this book better then the 1st one!! There was a few reasons why. One of the main reasons was because we FINALLY got Reed's POV. I loved getting his point of view on what was going on. I also loved how Kate's backbone FINALLY grew. She was learning to not do something just to make someone else happy. Kate stood up to people and also stood up for herself. Which I really loved seeing.

We start off right where we left off. Kate is back at school. She's trying to figure out all her feelings about the attack with Kyle. How she is handling her mom coming back. Kate's trying to deal with those feelings towards her. Trying to figure out how she's supposed to forgive her & move on.But, what she is fighting with the most. Not that it should be a shock to you. Reed.. Everything goes back to him. Kate hates the way she used him all of last semester. Hates how she left him. Hates how he's in her dreams, her mind, her heart. Reed is everywhere.

"I don't want to run, especially from you. My past makes things difficult for us and I hate that, but please know that I am trying... I want you."

Reed on the other hand is full of emotions he's never experienced before. He keeps her letter on him at all times. The letter is actually fading because he's read it so many times. Reed knows Kate's back back. But, is trying to give her the space she needs. Even though it's killing him not to have her in his arms. He tried moving on. But, that never happened.

Kate has been staying focused. She goes to school, the library, going to see her therapist, deleting the emails Kyle sends. Yes, that bastard just WILL NOT go away!! But, Kate is finally standing her ground when it comes to Kyle. Which I am so happy about. The one thing she's not doing. Going to the gym to play tennis. She can't see him at the moment.

"You make me crazy for you, Katherine. Only you. There is no one else like you and I don't think there ever will be."

After a couple failed attempts to get Kate to talk to him. Reed has figured it out. TENNIS!!! Kate gets a note to come to the courts on Saturday to play. And, that they don't have to say a word to each other. That starts it back up between them. I love when they play tennis. They eventually start all over again from start. Just like in 'The Perfect Distraction' they start the 'this or that' game.

After awhile Reed gets Kate to talk to him. After he tells her he doesn't care that she used him. Reed tells her she is IT for him. Kate goes with her heart & just when you think they'll get their happily ever after. Think again!!!

"You, my beautiful girl, have me wrapped around your finger."

While on break Kate goes back home. Kate has to deal with her feelings with her mom. Kate has to deal with the shift in her house. She's also dealing with Kyle and even Kyle's friends. This poor girl can really not catch 1 damn break!!!

Reed is at his dad's house working at his law firm. These parts I really liked. Because, in 'The Perfect Distraction' we didn't get too much info on Reed & his family. Or much of anything. Now we are FINALLY learning about Reed. We meet Jessica. I hate her just as much as I Kyle. This girl just doesn't get that they are over. I really think Jessica & Kyle would be perfect together. Jessica isn't going anywhere because her dad & Reed's father are in business together.

"Me leaving you is not an option... it will never be an option. I';m in too deep with you. You are my more"

Reed & Kate do a good job at starting over. Going slow & really getting to know each other. Which was good to see. They learn to open up. It's good for themselves to finally  learn to open up. They both grow up in their own ways. Kate I love!! She still has the same awesome group of friends as before. They're there for her when she needs it. All of them really look out for each other.

But, of course that's  not it. It can NEVER be that easy. Both Reed & Kate have a lot of issues they are dealing with. Kate needs to learn to trust & realize that not everyone she loves are going to hurt her. Or just leave her. Reed has a crap load of issues as well. Which I'm not giving away.   But, I love that he never lies to Kate. He ALWAYS tells her  the truth. No matter what!!

"Away from me though.You left to get away from me. I hate that. I hate that I upset you and then you turned away from me."

You def will not be disappointed!!! Melissa will definitely leave you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think you know what's going on. Think again!!! There are more obstacles & more people trying to get in the way of Reed & Kate. I could not put this book down. Then, Melissa gave us another cliffhanger. Now, I'm dying to know what's next for Kate & Reed. Excellent job Melissa!!!

"Olive Juice."



Voting Game~

SOOOO Melissa has a really cool idea!!  Wanna know what it is???  Well she is going to let you vote on who gets the novella in the series!!  YUP!!  The fans will pick which side character she will write about!!  All you gotta do is go click on the link below to participate!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fHCbbf-fs-g0ICvFING0BVNcB7iwhA3B-1uT-Fcso_Q/viewform


Giveaway~


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