Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour + Review/Giveaway: Little Conversations by Sibylla Matilde

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~~~~~*Little Conversations Synopsis*~~~~~
Eighteen-year-old Devin McKay is a complete and total emotional wreck. Fresh out of high school and on her own for the first time in her life, she’s reeling from rejection of a relationship gone very, very bad. Emotionally battered and tormented by the pull of her narcissistic first love, she wants to make a clean break in a small mountain town where he is everywhere... with his new girlfriend.
Ronin Andrews is still battling his own cataclysmic ghosts. He recoils from anything heartfelt, choosing instead to work hard and live wild. Outside of his job, parties and causal hooks-ups are his life until Devin walks in. With her short skirt and her sad green eyes, he can’t help but want her… badly. His protective streak wants to provide her with a haven, to shelter and sustain her.
Through a flash of torrid intensity, they struggle to be friends... just friends. She relies on him to nourish her shattered soul and shield her heart from the clawing, gnawing loss that has consumed her. Before long, the attraction proves too tenacious, and the passion between them becomes undeniable. But will the shadows of the past prove too much to overcome?
 
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Excerpt
 
Devin’s eyes fluttered open. She was still snuggled up to Ronin, her arm resting across his abs, her nose pressed against his skin as though she could breathe him in. She felt the brush of his hand as he cradled her cheek, and her eyes rose to meet his sleepy gaze. The pale gray light of predawn filtered in through the open curtains.
“Hi, sweetheart,” he mumbled. A glimmer of sunlight glowed in the east as the sun began to peek over the mountains, casting rays of red and gold and pink across the sky and bathing the room in a faintly warm light.
“Hi. I keep falling asleep on you.”
His thumb brushed her cheek and he half-whispered, “On me, by me, under me. It’s all okay as far as I’m concerned.”
The tender look in his eyes held her still. He rolled them so she was on her back, rising a bit so he was a little above her, and slowly lowered his head, giving her a soft, sweet kiss. Devin’s hand slid up to grasp his upper arm, as her fingers clenched as the kiss grew deeper. His knuckle brushed along the curve of her jaw, his hand resting below her ear as his thumb stroked her cheekbone.
She could have stayed there forever soaking up his strength, his lips gently exploring hers, living in this beautiful moment. But his iPhone rang from the bedside table.
Ronin lifted his head and looked down at her. “That’ll be Joe, wondering where I am. Gotta go to work, sweetheart.”  He touched his lips to hers once more, brushed her bangs away from her forehead, and climbed out of bed.
 

 
Our Book Review
5 Stars
 Devin is an emotional wreck at only 18 years old fresh out of high school she finds herself on her own for the first time in her life. She is partying at Ronin’s house and is getting wasted trying to forget about her douche bag boyfriend Jake, who has put her thru hell and back (yet she still claims to love him). Devin can't seem to get away from Jake and the "new" girlfriend, since they live in such a small town. She is determined to work things out with Jake even though he has broken her heart and used her so many times; she wants to make him see that she is worthy of his love.

Ronin a town legend (the full package, HOT!!! I must add young, good looking, hard worker, with a heart of gold to put up with Devin and her broken heart) his life consists of parties and casual hookups, choosing to live this way and not fall in love because he has had his beautiful heart broken as well and is not willing to go thru the heartbreak again. He sees the pain that Devin is going thru and becomes one of her closest friends. He keeps telling himself that all he wants is to protect her and make her see she is worth so much more than she thinks.
 
Devin and Ronin are drawn to each other like a moth to a flame. They have an instant connection, deep down in their hearts they know they are meant to be together but Devin keeps pushing him away. Ronin ends up hiding his feelings towards her because he does not want to push her into anything she is not ready for and he is afraid of coming in second to Jake. Devin  is convinced that she is in love with Jake and continuously tries to justify how he mistreats her. She does not give herself the chance to realize she has feelings for Ronin.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I can definitely understand why Devin had such a low self esteem. She was so naïve, always believing all the things Jake used to spew at her. Before Ronin, she never had much of a support system. At times, I found myself wanting to slap Devin over the head at the way she continued to string Ronin along. He is so caring, lovable and always puts her needs ahead of his own. I really loved the stories of the constellations. It seemed to bring peace to both Devin and Ronin, it was their happy place. It is so sweet how their star gazing was eventually incorporated in their HEA.
This is a great debut novel. I am looking forward to what Sibylla Matilde has in store for us next.
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About SibyllaMatilde
 
SibyllaMatilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana, and grew up exploring the alfalfa fields on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse 1st through 6th grade where she had same teacher the whole time. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Devereaux, Lisa Kleypas, and Karen Robards. She loves a book that can make the reader run the gamut of emotions, from the sweet glow of new love to gut-wrenching heartache. She always has stories floating around in her head, living in some fantasyland until she writes them down to free them. She is a true romantic, a bit of a Pollyanna, and a deeply emotional soul.
Music is her emotional trigger. Growing up with a Wagnarian-opera-loving mother, Sibylla grew up with music that digs deep into her soul and pulls out emotion. The soundtrack to her life includes different genres and generations. She looooooooves Thirty Seconds to Mars (rather obsessively, actually) with a little Kings of Leon to mix things up, and pimps them out regularly to all her friends through Spotify. She also enjoys watching Met Opera HD broadcasts at her local movie theater, and hopes (listening Met?) to someday see Diana Damrau reprise her role as Mozart’s Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte – The Magic Flute.
Sibylla lives with her husband, Mike, a man who she firmly believes saved her from her self-destructive, hot mess self. He makes her laugh every day, even when things seem to be falling apart around them, and has proved to her that love really can heal a shattered soul. In 18 years, they have never had a fight, but argue regularly with their two teenage kids who have, unfortunately, inherited their father’s quick wit (unfortunate as it is a quick wit that Sibylla, herself, definitely does not possess – there is a reason she is a writer and not a stand-up comedian), and live a quiet life with their two weird little rescued Chiweenies. Wait… teenagers and little yap-dogs? Okay, maybe not so quiet. :)
 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH! I'm so glad you liked it! :)

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