Wednesday, April 2, 2014

✯Blog tour w/review✯ "True North" by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Series: True North Book #1
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult Romance (18+ - Contains explicit sex)
Release Date: March 17, 2014

Summary from Goodreads: "When you're lost... True North"

The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren't prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts...

Livie Morrisey is dreading seeing Jake after his heroic homecoming from Afghanistan. She's been in love with Jake North since she was a little girl, but he's three-and-a-half years older than her and her big brother’s best friend. She was always nothing but the off-limits little sister – until the night before Jake left for the Army, when he'd given her her first kiss. They'd kept in touch for a year, but once Jake was deployed to Afghanistan, he'd cut off contact suddenly and she'd never heard from him again.

For the past three years Livie has kept herself distracted with homework and her university studies, but now Jake's going to be up close and personal. And Livie can’t decide if tonight's finally the night to prove to Jake she’s all grown up or the night she should let him go forever.

5 Stars!!!!
Eeekkk! I LOVE Jake North! Is it possible to fangirl over a fictional character? Well, if it is, I am seriously doing so right now! He is so damn close to perfect it hurts. Hot sexy military man covered in tattoos. YUMMY!

Livie has been in love with Jake (Her best friends brother) since she was a little girl, but those feelings were never touched throughout the years since he was a few years older than her, and also her brother Nate's best friend. When she was 15, Jake left for the military. The night before he was to leave, things between them changed. 

"I will see you again. I will kiss you again," he promised, and I noticed his eyes got watery just before he shut the door.

Four years later Jake returns to town. Four years since Livie last saw him; 3 since she last heard from him. With the chemistry at an all time high, can things between them pick up where they left off? One thing is for sure, they have one hell of a bumpy ride. Jake is not the same happy go lucky guy he was before he left. He has returned back with some deep rooted emotional scars which has you praying that he will be able to overcome the past few years and find his way back to the person he once was. The story of Livie and Jake is one which every little girl dreams of having for themselves. 

"Jake, I know you, the guy you are, who you were, and the man you want to be. I'm not afraid of you or that scar."

Allie Juliette Mousseau did an exceptional job of portraying the emotions and fears of those suffering from PTSD. I cannot even begin to imagine what someone in the military must go through on a daily basis, let alone when they are at war. When I was finished reading the book, I almost felt as if I knew the characters in real life. They were completely down to earth and very lovable, and extremely easy to relate to on many levels. One of my favorite things in the story was how Jake used music to convey what he wanted to say and express emotionally to Livie. I am big into music, and every time a song was mentioned I was hearing it play out in my head as I read the scenes. There is only one word to describe Allie's writing and this story and that is BRILLIANT!

I will be sitting here anxiously awaiting the day when I am able to read the next book. I am dying to know what will come of Jules and Nate! Please please PLEASE tell me they will FINALLY get together! ARGH!!!!!! 

About the Author

Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures.
She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot and sexy spice. Always a HEA and stand alone - even in a series.

Her alter-ego:
Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions - you won't want to put down your book!

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.

With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while travelling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature

Author Links
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Books by Allie:
True North: Finding Home, Livie and Jake - NA Contemporary
Enemy Lines - A Sci-fi Adult Novella
Without Borders - a sexy Contemporary short story

Books by Alana:
The Scars Saga - A Young Adult Sci-fi trilogy; paranormal romance series:
Scars of the Bifrost Bk 1
Unlocking Brisingamen Bk 2 - Coming Soon!
Ragnarok Bk 3 - Coming Soon!

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