Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tour Stop & Giveaway: A Life More Complete by Nikki Young

Title: A Life More Complete
Author: Nikki Young
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected release date: 3 May 2013

Can you ever really outrun your past?

Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with laid-back California native, Ben Torres. Unfortunately, her only frame of reference on love and marriage is her parents and they weren’t exactly the poster children for a happy relationship.

As Krissy attempts to navigate the precarious world of love, acceptance, and compromise, her past comes flooding back like she never expected. An ex-boyfriend returns from a life she has tried to forget, stirring up feelings in Krissy she had thought were long gone. Pulled in opposite directions as her past and present collide, she makes a rash decision that will forever change her life.

“You need to go. There’s a reason we’ve spent the last seven years apart. My life is good and you’re not going to come in here and ruin it like you did all those other times. I won’t let you bring me down. I’m a different person and it’s obvious that you haven’t changed at all. It’s time for you to leave,” I say as I stand at the front door. Tyler stays firmly rooted where he stands. “Seriously Tyler, get out.”

“I’m not leaving. I didn’t come here to argue with you,” he says as I interrupt.

“What do you want?” I yell raising my eyebrows and throwing my hands up. I try to gain control of my wild emotions as I begin to chew on my lip. I place my hand on the doorknob and that exact moment Tyler stalks over, his hand clamping firmly around my wrist. My teeth bite down hard onto my bottom lip and my eyes close. His touch sends my mind into a tailspin. I stop breathing and all I can hear is the sound of my heartbeat pulsing through my ears.

In seconds my arms are above my head, my back forced up against the door. Tyler’s hand is locked tightly around my wrists as he pins me with the weight of his body. His lips claim mine and a deep thrust of air leaves my mouth. He uses this moment to run his tongue along the teeth marks on my lip making me lightheaded. His tongue slips into my mouth, taking over and I return the kiss. He pulls my body against his and I begin to relax. My body melts around him, as I press against his leg in a way that can only be described as desperate. He trails a series of soft kisses along my jaw and when he reaches my ear he whispers, “I want you.”

“I’m not yours anymore.” My voice is weak and I’m not surprised by the conflict I hear in it.

“But you want to be,” he replies smiling wickedly. I breathe in and out in rapid succession, three quick breaths. All control is gone.

After finishing A Life More Complete, I can say that Nikki Young is an awesome new author! I can’t wait to follow along with her writing career and see where it takes her.

I get on these kicks where all I want to read is on particular kind of book. I have been on an urban fantasy kick. A Life More Complete is the first book I have read since I came off that and it was just like a smack in the face! It was like here you go bitch, this is what you have been missing! Lol

This book was real. At a few moments it was even a bit ugly, but it was still real and that is what made it the fabulous book that it was.

This is my life. Somehow, somewhere I took one small misstep and ended up here.

Krissy, our heroine, is a bit dysfunctional. She is doing what she can to just get through life and exsist without really being noticed.  She hates her career, yet continues on with it because it pays the bills and allows her to remain un emotionally attached to the people that surround her. She has the ideal guy that is madly in love with him, yet she can’t seem to drop what she is doing and return the love. See….dysfunctional….you hate your job, yet you bury yourself in it when you should be returning some love and attention to your beau!

But, as we know, everything happens for a reason right…..well what if the person you were trying to avoid for the rest of you life just happened to turn up out of the blue one day and you find out that you have to work with him….at a job you hate….after you and your perfect man just broke up……yea….so that happens, lol.

So what does Krissy do when she is faced with this? I say she should have run like hell, but of course, the heart wants what the heart wants and she can’t help herself! She is just so damn lonely and this seems to be the missing piece, at least for the moment. Krissy has to learn the hard way that something are meant to be and some aren’t…..did she make the right choice?

It's funny how your heart can deceive you. Follow your heart, people say but they never tell you that sometimes it makes the wrong choice.

This story will move you. It may even stop you. Whatever it is, I know you will come out in the end with some kind of emotional attachment to it. There is just no possible way that you can’t.

Author Bio:
Nikki Young was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago where she still currently lives with her husband and two boys. She is a third grade teacher and spends her days forcing her love of reading and writing onto a group of poor unsuspecting eight year olds.


1 comment:

  1. Love your review! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. XO