Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Ripping Pages by Rachel Rae

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Release Date: October 25th


Sweet, shy and a bit goofy, Tinley Michaels has it all: a great mother, a wonderful, sexy, loving boyfriend, and her whole life ahead of her. One day her world is turned upside down when the love of her life suddenly leaves her without reason. She is left broken and vulnerable and vows to never let a man destroy her again. Months later, she decides to dust herself off and finally realize her dream of being a Broadway star. With nothing holding her back, she leaves everything she's ever known in Texas to start her new life in New York City. She moves in with her cousin, makes some great new friends, gets a steady job and an audition for a part in a small theater. Things are heading in the right direction. Tinley isn’t looking for anyone. She is jaded but still hopelessly in love with her first love. That’s when, by chance, she meets Van Whitaker, the smooth talking sexy lead singer of the best-selling rock band, Ripping Pages. She labels him a man-whore/rock-n-roll douchebag immediately. Van tries to show her that he’s no longer that guy and that he sees something in Tinley worth trying to be better for. Even though he makes her feel things she’s only read about in the hundreds of romance novels she’s shamelessly addicted to, she is scared he will leave her even more broken than she already is. Should she give this gorgeous rock star the time of day? And what will she do when she comes face to face with her past and she must make a decision that will change her future and her forever? What happens when the page you ripped out of the book of your life suddenly tries to put itself back into the story?

Alt POV: Van

After the dreaded dinner with my family, I walked down to the coffee shop on Fifth Avenue before heading to Jensen’s to rehearse with the guys. I had no idea I would see the hot piece of ass from the park. She looked fucking gorgeous in that tight short dress that hugged her sexy as sin curves in all the right places and those legs. She wasn’t built like most of the girls I had encountered. They were all the model type. Bone thin with no curves whatsoever. This chick had more than enough. My cock stirred with the shy way she got out of the cab. It was the sexiest thing I'd ever seen. I wanted to lift up her skirt and bend her over. Damn. And what did I say, “You're beautiful.” Fucking lame. Although, don’t think I didn’t notice how her breath hitched and her cheeks blushed with that small sentiment, not to mention her little stumble as well. Man, and the way she said Thank You. She had a little southern twang in there that made me want her even more. To hear her moaning my name. God, she was gorgeous and for the second time in one day, I made an ass out of myself and didn’t even have the balls to ask her name. And where did that nickname come from? I never just used random terms of endearment on girls. And sweetness just fell out of my mouth. Because something about her was just…sweet. She didn’t go all fan girl on me and bombard me asking for an autograph or a picture which almost never happened to me and something about that made me want to kick myself for not manning up and talking to her more. What the hell was wrong with me? I needed to get laid. Tonight. There were always tons of girls hanging out in Jensen's apartment where we rehearsed. Ready and willing. I just hoped they didn’t get clingy on me like usual. Sometimes they just didn’t want to leave. They always wanted more. More time with me. More attention from me. More more more. Been there done that, bought the fucking t-shirt. I was not going there again, relationships aren’t worth the fucking heartbreak. No fucking way. Why did banging a hot piece of ass always lead to a clingy piece of ass? After we rehearsed, Kendra, a regular groupie, as she was, made it clear she was available for a good time, so I took her back to my apartment in Brooklyn. As soon as I opened the door, she wasted no time getting down to business. As I closed the door she immediately grabbed my jeans and started unbuttoning them and pulling them down along with my boxer briefs. Like the pro she was, she instantly got down on her knees and took my cock into her mouth swirling her tongue around the tip. I lost myself in this mundane act. It was the same with every girl. Always wanting to prove they could get Van Whitaker off better than the one before. I of course let them because, well, why the fuck not? In this town it was hard to find a nice, real girl let alone a girl who didn’t throw herself at me the minute she had the chance. I could never get serious with a girl like that. They weren’t the kind you could take home to mom. No matter how fucking plastered mom was, she wouldn’t approve. I closed my eyes as Kendra took me to the back of her throat and all I could see in my closed lids were a pair of wide, innocent brown eyes and full pouty lips. I came a few minutes later. I called Kendra a cab, gave her some money and sent her on her way. I needed a new routine. I needed the sweetness from the park. There was something about her. She was different and I hadn’t given a shit about wanting to get to know any girl in so long but something about this complete stranger had me wondering what if.

Dawn's Review

**Arc kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

4 Love Me a Rockstar Stars

"I loved living in my book worlds where there was always a happy ending," Tinley

I couldn't agree with that sentiment more. I read to escape the ins and outs of the everyday turmoil. Throughout this book I was screaming, cussing and wanting to slap Tinley and jump in and talk her straight. I was not so sure my HEA was imminent when at very late percentage in the book I still wanted to pull my hair out! Everyone's HEA looks different but the writer should know what MINE is and just get me

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Choices..not all choices are easily made. You weigh your emotions, your time spent, your past and the one thing that should always sway the decision is your heart. It took Tinley awhile to trust in her heart and find that a love of a lifetime doesn't always present itself perfectly.

"Ripping the page from the book of your life, and moving on."

Tinely was a girl with only one experience under her belt, one experience that ended abruptly and without notice. Her heart was broken and her soul was crushed. Her one love had left her without considering the affect it would have on her. You meet her when she is digging herself out of depression and starting a new life in New York. New job, apartment, friends and family help her pave a new direction. Then one night in the park she hears guitar and moves closer to hear and BAM..insta love? attraction?

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Van has known nothing but the "good life" his whole existence. Nothing was hard for him, everything came easy. A sexy, rockstar that could have any woman, and has had many, grew up in an affluent lifestyle. What didn't come easy was real. Real love, real feelings and real emotion. The one time he thought he had it, the falseness of his surroundings made him hardened. So instead of loving he just took.

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At first sight Van was taken with Tinley. She was authentic, sweet and didn't want anything from him but him. Trusting in that became an issue and his skewed vision of the world and past experience brought a twist in the story..

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And so the past entered, Kindle was thrown and words were yelled (by me). Knowing that the true choice was known in the heart the whole time..I just crossed my fingers and hoped it wasn't a cliffie.

"He wasn't a choice, because he was right, there was not question. He was it."

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I really enjoyed the story, the characters and being a lover of angst, it totally had me sucked in. I know love triangles slay some readers (Nic) and I am not always a fan, but because the author did right by me, I give it a high thumbs up!

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US Giveaway 

Grand Prize: Ripping Pages Swag Pack plus signed paperback and $15 Amazon GC

1st Prize: Signed paaperback plus bookmark and $5 Amazon GC

2nd Prize: Signed Paperback and bookmark


International Giveaway

$20 & $10 Amazon Gift Cards

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Rachel Rae is a devoted wife to her high school sweetheart and momma to three unbelievably gorgeous children. She enjoys reading all things romance and writing about love and happily ever afters. When she’s not engrossed in a good book and obsessing over fictional boyfriends, you can find her gossiping over coffee or wine with frozen berries, goofing around with her sister, watching trashy reality TV and facebooking entirely too much. She is addicted to music, chocolate, Christmas, lip gloss, glitter and all things girly. She lives in Texas with her family.
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