Thursday, April 3, 2014

✯Blog tour w/review✯ "Fighting to Survive" by Ashley Piscitelli

Shawn Matthews has been living a double life for almost a year. Now that his secret is out, life becomes even more difficult. Shawn is learning to balance his hectic lifestyle and carry on a relationship with the only girl that has ever made him want one. Will he be able to overcome the many obstacles that stand between them?

Jason and Nicole have had a hard time adjusting to the bombshell that was dropped on their relationship. Can they move past it without hurting each other in the process?

Carter and Madison still have a demon haunting them that won’t stop until they are ruined. Will they figure out his plans before it’s too late?

Fighting To Survive is the final book in the Guarded Hearts Series. It will test the strength, will and love of all the characters. This conclusion will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more.

He spins around, and before I know it, he has backed me against the wall. He slams his hands on either side of my head, trapping my hands with them, and then crushes his mouth to mine. I let out a gasp of surprise and he takes advantage, slipping his tongue into my mouth. His kiss is so frenzied and urgent, so full of need. It’s unlike anything I have ever experienced in my life. I’m not innocent—I’ve been kissed by plenty of guys—but never like this.
He’s taking complete control over me and dominating every sense of my being. He pulls back a little, biting down on my lower lip, causing me to moan with a mix of pleasure and pain. I open my eyes to see him staring at me with such desire that my insides warm. Before I know what’s happening, he releases my hands and speeds out the door.
I stand there, pressed against the wall, panting from the most soul shattering and mind-altering kiss I have ever experienced. When I finally catch my breath, I smooth out my hair and clothes, and then make my way back to the crowd. Shawn Matthews is the kind of guy that my dad had warned me to stay away from, but there is no way in hell that’s happening now.

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4 Stars!
I cannot even begin to describe how excited and happy I was to FINALLY know what was going on with Shawn and to have his story! It was a long and torturous wait, and well worth it in the end. I love the way that Ashley incorporated all the characters from the first two books into this story as well which really helped to tie it all together. The story was full of twists and turns, one of which I totally did NOT see coming at all whatsoever!!!! 

Christen and Shawn had some seriously intense chemistry right from the beginning. As with Carter and Jason in the first 2 books, I almost instantly fell in love with Shawn. I mean, I always liked his character, but he became seriously HOT in this book! 

"I need you to guide this. You need to tell me when to stop, because if you don't, I won't."

Each of the characters from this series has their own problems and obstacles to overcome, but they have each other to help them get through it all. From psychotic exes to obnoxious parents to the sweetest characters that leave your heart twisted and weeping for them, this book has it all. I felt so many different emotions while reading this.

My only complaint is that it was too quick of a read, and the end did felt a bit rushed. There were so many twists and turns happening all at once, and I wish certain scenes had been expanded on a bit. I have fallen in love with each of the characters from this series and am incredibly sad to see it come to an end. Although most things were tied up and given closure, I can't help but feel sad for Holly and hope that she will at some point get her Happily Ever After as well. 

About the Author
Ashley Piscitelli lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.

Other Books in the series
Book 1

Book 2

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