Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Tour + Review/Giveaway: Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles

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Author: Trudy Stiles
Book Title: Dear Emily ~ Series: Forever Family #1
Genre: New Adult/Romance
Two women. Carly and Tabitha. They each have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.

Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from horrific events threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?

Tabitha Fletcher has constantly suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of sadness, loss and abuse. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope for redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.

What circumstance brings these two women together and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?


“Dear Emily” is the first book in the “Forever Family” series.

This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.

Our Review:
4 Stars
Let me start off by saying that my emotions are all mixed up about this book, I know for sure I did not hate it but I did not immediately absolutely love it either!

The story is told in dual POV it also goes from present to past which really can get confusing.

We start with Carly and Kyle receiving a life changing phone call. During this call they are told that they have been chosen by a birth mother to adopt her baby. Right away we are taken back to Carly's past, at college, where we find out that one night of partying and fun with friends turns into one of the most traumatic nights of her life and also happens to be the reason she cannot conceive her own children.

Tabitha has gone from bad to worst almost since the day she was born and being abandoned by her own mother. Then looses the only mother figure she had which left her going from foster home to foster home. She finally finds the courage to run away and only ends up in an abusive relationship in which she experiences her first real loss. Tabitha escapes this relationship and finds herself settled in Philadelphia where she meets Alex. Tabitha thought Alex was everything she wanted however one mistake leaves Tabitha feeling once again alone and pregnant with no one but her best friend Seth, a potential father who is not ready to be a father, to pick up the pieces of her broken heart.

The last 20% of the books was the most exciting part for me I was just not sure which way the story would go I wanted both mothers to have a happy ending but this was just not possible, since there was only one baby. I was on the edge of my seat during the last few pages and the end is what made me give this book the 4 stars.

My curiosity has been piqued I cannot wait to find out what is in store for Tabitha, Alex, Emily. I most definitely hope to see more of Carly and Kyle.


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About the Author:

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, avid reader, mom to two beautiful children and married to the love of her life. She just wrote her debut novel, "Dear Emily, and cannot wait to share it with everyone.You'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds and she always has a playlist ready for her writing sprints.When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!This first story is called "Dear Emily" and will begin the "Forever Family" series.
Twitter: @trudystiles
Author page on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7255897.Trudy_Stiles

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