Monday, July 14, 2014

✯Blog Tour Review & Giveaway✯ Rex(Finding Love #2) by Beth Michele

Title: Rex (Finding Love #2)
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Release Date July 3, 2014

It all started with a simple phrase.

Love Sucks

The moment Vanessa Hilliard walked into the tattoo shop uttering those two words was the day my life began its downward spiral.

Or maybe it’s the day my life began.

My name is Rex Grayson.

And this is my story.


The day I met Rex Grayson, I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for. He sparked something inside of me -- possibility. A word that never existed in my world before. He caused me to question who I was and made me want things I never dreamed were possible.

We’ve both got a mountain of shit in our past.

My name is Vanessa Hilliard. I have an affinity for the unusual and seriously twisted.

He thinks this is his story.

But it’s really mine.
**This is a full-length Adult Contemporary Romance that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

✯✯6 Hot Steamy Heart Warming Stars✯✯

Love Sucks! -Vanessa

There's only one moral to my story. Women are cruel and dishonest, and they can't be trusted. They are, however, good for one thing.- Rex

Wow!! Beth has rocked my world. AGAIN!!!! I have loved every single book she has given me to read. And, for me they get better then the last one. I am so in love with Rex it's unbelievable! You will love him and everyone in this story.You won't be disappointed.  I am waiting not so patiently for Beth to tell me "Stef I'm sending my book to your kindle. Enjoy!" So, Beth this is me giving you a very obvious hint to PLEASE hurry up!!

I met BOTH Rex and Vanessa in Finding Autumn that was a novella about Rex older brother Hunter and Olivia who just happens to be Vanessa best friend. While I was reading Finding Autumn I really did love both Rex & Vanessa. And, I honestly wanted to know more about them. Esp Rex. He's a bad boy and a tattoo artist. Oh sigh! That was my undoing. I knew from Hunter that him & Rex had a really shitty childhood. I also learned how damaged Hunter was from it. But, Rex was the bad ass guy so I wasn't prepared for how damaged he was. I'd say he was even more so then Hunter.

"You know, it wasn't until I met you that I started looking forward to the next day. And the next day after that."

Vanessa. Oh I love Vanessa!! Her & Olivia are best friends for a long time. Vanessa is strong willed, doesn't take crap from anyone. She has a job and is VERY successful at it. And, she knows what she wants. Vanessa didn't have the best childhood and her track record with men is pretty crappy as  well. So, she has given up on relationships all together. Men are only good for one thing. Sex. She does not have a problem having a hot, wild, insane night with a guy and leave. Simple. Just like that!

Vanessa goes to get a tattoo. It's a simple one. 2 words. Love Sucks. But, when the tattoo artist laughs in her face when she tells him what she wants.Needless to say she gets pissed and leaves.

"I-I couldn't have dreamed you up if I tried. Because you're too perfect. Too giving, too warm, too beautiful, and probably too good for me. But...the truth is, you make me want to try harder to be better, to be someone who deserves you."

She tells Olivia about the tattoo & the rude tattoo artist who wouldn't do it. Olivia just laughed & laughed at Vanessa's tattoo idea. Olivia then talks Vanessa into going out with her and Hunter. Olivia lets Vanessa know that she needs to find a man & settle down. But, being that she's not ready yet she can meet Hunter's younger brother Rex. He too don't do relationships and he is really, really good looking! 

Rex & Hunter show up at the club to meet Olivia and her friend. Rex was hoping she was hot. He was next expecting it to be the beautiful girl from the tattoo shop. The one who's eyes were on his mind ever since. Vanessa can not believe Rex is Hunter's brother either. Olivia on the other hand thinks it's hysterical! 

"You found a way into my heart. A heart that I didn't even think I had. A heart that every single fucking time it beats, I see your smile, I hear your laugh. I feel your touch. And now you fucking own it. You own me."

Rex and Vanessa start to talk over drinks. They end up dancing which only leads to them to Rex's apartment for some very hot steamy sex! It's almost like they were made for each other. 

Over the following weeks Rex and Vanessa start spending a lot of their free time together. Which is shocking to both Hunter and Olivia. Because, Rex doesn't hang out with a girl more then a few times. Same for Vanessa. She does NOT believe in relationships.

The only thing on Rex's mind all the time is Vanessa. After what happened to his younger brother and his mom, Rex is damaged. In Finding Autumn we got Hunter's side of the story and saw & felt his guilt in what he believed was his part in it. But, with Rex the damage is much, much worse. He has never gotten over it. And, I honestly think he doesn't/can't get past it. There are thing's he's NEVER told Hunter.

"But I'm not afraid to fall anymore. The only thing I'm fucking terrified of, is that you won't be there to catch me when I do."

But, the more time he spends with Vanessa the more he finds himself saying. They can be sitting there and Rex will let little things here and there come out. He honestly does not know why he feels compelled to tell her these things that he;s never told another living sole. Rex does know Vanessa is making him feel things he's NEVER wanted too. 

Vanessa too is falling for Rex in a way she swore off awhile ago. She just can't get that one minute he';s the sweetest nicest guy. Then, the next he's  a major dick. And, later he's apologizing and telling her things. Deep things she knows have been weighing him down for so long. Then, Vanessa finds herself forgiving him.

Vanessa & Rex have a relationship/non-relationship that you can not help but love. I found myself rooting for them to just put their deep dark secrets out there to each other. Simply because it was time for them to be happy. They deserved to love and be loved. Rex and Vanessa really are perfect for each other. They respect that the other one has their own secrets. And they respect it. They are always there for each other when they need it. It didn't matter if it was good or bad. They were there. Both always did special stuff for the other one. 

"I may not have been lashing out, but I used my past to keep me from my future, from trusting you, from opening myself up to you and letting you in, for fear that you'd hurt me the way they did."

They are just too cute!! I'd find myself laughing out loud one minute. Then, crying the next. I swear. EVERY book Beth has given me I've cried while reading!! 

I also LOVED seeing Rex & Hunter together!! Talk about total opposites. But, that didn't matter to them. They loved each other so much & were ALWAYS there for each other. It was nice to see. Same with Vanessa and Olivia. Those 2 had me laugh so hard that whoever was around me looked at me like I had 100 heads. And, I got more Hunter & Olivia!! Yayy, that was awesome. Beth did good by them. I always wondered what would happen with them. She did not disappoint me. But, she never does!

"I know that I may not always say the right thing, but I promise I'll do right by you. I'll jump over fucking hurdles for you, and I'll do anything to make you smile."

Every book Beth writes gets hotter & hotter!! And, this book was HOT HOT HOT!!! Rex & Vanessa turn the hot meter up by a lot!! I honestly thought that nothing or nobody could help Rex or Vanessa. But, Beth proved me wrong! If I were you. I would already one clicked this book. I just pray I get more of Rex & Vanessa and Hunter & Olivia.  Because, Rex is definitely one of my FAVORITE book boyfriends!! 

"It's because of you that I believe in wishes again."

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Rex cover
I subtly open my legs, hoping he might take the hint and move his hand where I really need it. Instead, he continues to drive me crazy with his calloused finger circling just above my knee. His warm breath fans my neck, and I bite back the noise that wants to escape when his tongue makes contact with that sensitive spot behind my ear. “You taste so good,” he murmurs, “and I bet you’re already wet for me.” “Beyond wet,” I whisper back, not wanting the taxi driver to hear and think that I’m a sex-crazed freak, even though I feel like one. Rex inhales a jagged breath, his hand finally wandering higher up my thigh. “I can’t wait until my tongue can find out just how much,” he says quietly. And when I glance up at him, his eyes denote a hunger that lights a flame inside of me. One that’s been buried for quite some time. I press my lips together, staring out the window in an attempt to distract myself. My skin tingles with anticipation as I try to rein in my breathing that is currently out of control. But I don’t have to wait too long. Within minutes, the taxi pulls up in front of his building. Rex pays the driver and practically jerks me from the seat, latching onto my hand as we fly into the building like two sex-starved lunatics. He hesitates the moment we enter the glass door, glancing up at the flight of stairs then back to me. With a devious grin, he scoops me up under my knees and I let out a yelp of surprise. “Ahh! What on earth are you doing, Rex?” I laugh, my head dropping back. He continues striding up the stairs with purpose. “What does it look like I’m doing?” “Why are you carrying me? I can walk, you know.” “Blondie, shut up and kiss me,” he demands. “I need motivation for climbing.”  
About The Author-
Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.

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