Monday, June 6, 2016

Release blitz + Giveaway + Review: "The other side of someday" by T. K. Leigh


Author: T. K. Leigh
Standalone
Main character: Baylee Morgan

Synopsis


You know how you always say someday I will?
Well, I’ve hit my someday.
Someday begins today.

Baylee Morgan is at a crossroads of her life. Leaving her marriage of ten years and the only life she’s ever known, she starts over in a penthouse ocean-front condo in Santa Monica, California. She soon finds herself immersed, albeit reluctantly, in the daunting and perilous world of dating as an almost thirty-something in Los Angeles, unsure of how to act, what to do, or whether that hot guy she meets in yoga class is straight.

Sebby Powers’ dream has always been to work in the film industry. At the age of thirty-five, he’s one of the youngest up-and-coming producers in Hollywood. His life is perfect. Perfect apartment. Perfect girlfriend. Perfect dog. Until a friendship with a beautiful woman with vibrant red hair and a similar taste in cheesy movies throws his perfect life into a tailspin.
 

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and I have to say that I'm really surprised by how much I loved it :) let me try to explain :) you know that moments, when a book just fits perfectly with your current mood and everything just seems to "click" into place? :) yeah... that was me with this book :) I really enjoyed it from the start, but the further I got into it, the more I was falling in love with it... *sighs happily* it was a truly lovely read :) but let me tell you why I adored it so much with a little bit more details ;)

First of all, I very deliberately decided to claim that Baylee is the main character of this book, instead of a couple :) I did that, because I believe that this is mainly a story about her and her road to discover who she really is :) she moves across the country after divorcing her husband because she needs a fresh start... away from everything and everyone she knew her whole life and she definitely gets it :) I don't want to go into too many details, because I really want you to discover all of them on your own while reading... especially since I was surprised by how much some little scenes affected me, and I know it wouldn't be the same if I knew about them before :) this book is definitely her journey... and I absolutely loved to see how she opens up while discovering new things about herself... how she shows more and more her sassy and hilarious side :) and how she learns to take risks, because life is just too short to pretend your happy...

To those of you who think there is no romance in this book... no worries, there is... it's just... it's a very slow building romance :) when Baylee moves to California, she meets Sebby :) and by "meets" I mean she nearly breaks his nose while trying to get her dog off of his dog ;) I kid you not... ;) yep, it's as hilarious as you think :) but soon after learning that he has a girlfriend, they decide to just stay friends... :) and they are just friends for a very long time... is there attraction between them, this elusive "something more" after some time...? sure, but if you expect a hot and heavy romance, look for it elsewhere :) again, I don't want to tell you any more details, because it truly is better to just sort of "go with the flow" of this story :) but beside him, she befriends a bunch of people living in the same building and it's a group of friends I would love to be a part of :) supportive and funny, they definitely add to the story :)

I would love to share with you all my thoughts and opinions, but that would involve spoiling you some stuff, and you know that I have a "no spoilers" rule about my reviews ;) besides, like I said before, I truly believe that the informations you get in the blurb are the only ones you should have going into this story :) that way you can really get the most out of it :) I loved it, because I really connected with the main character :) maybe it's because of the place I am personally in my life, or maybe not ;) either way, the book was written fantastically and the chapters just flew by :) we have only Baylee's perspective throughout the whole book, and even though I would love to know what Sebby was thinking in certain moments, I really enjoyed it :) the story itself takes place over a few months and I think it was a great idea... that way, we can see the slow change in her and truly appreciate all the details... what can I say... I really loved this book :) it was a fun, but also surprisingly emotional read at times... I might have even teared up a bit... I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you guys :) go check it our for yourselves :)

If you still need some convincing, I have a little something extra for you :)

Excerpt


“Sebby?” I called out, hesitantly walking through the entryway and into the open living space.
“Holy shit!” I exclaimed when my eyes settled on him standing in front of his refrigerator. But that wasn’t what caught me completely off-guard. It was the fact that he was standing there, holding a towel in his hand, exposing himself in all his glory. I quickly spun around, my entire face turning a shade of red that would put my hair color to shame.
“Fuck!” he shouted. “Do you take the world’s quickest shower or something?!”
“Balls,” I muttered, keeping my eyes glued to a large print of a vintage DC-10 that was hanging on the entryway wall.
“What?” he countered, his voice turning light and amused. I could almost picture that sexy and adorable smile drawn on those kissable lips of his.
“There were balls. And stuff.”
He laughed harder than I had heard him laugh in the few weeks I had known him, the rumble echoing in the open space.
“I’ll never be able to look at you again without seeing your balls, Sebby. Just thought you should know that.” I drew a long breath, trying to settle my nerves. Seeing his mouth-watering body completely bare didn’t help matters any. “Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go back to my apartment. I’m going to have a shot of whiskey. Or tequila. Or gin. Or whatever will make my blood pressure drop. And then I’m going to come back and we’ll try this again, okay?”
“I promise I’ll be dressed when you come back.”
“Why were you bare ass naked in your kitchen anyway? Did you want me to walk in on you like that? Trying to show off?”
“Do you think I have something to show off?”
“I… Well…” I shook it off. “I’m not answering that.”
“Okay then.”
“Okay.”
“Baylee…?”
“Yes?” I turned around as one often does when their name is called.
“Jesus!” His expression grew wide and he hastily attempted to hide himself.
“For fuck’s sake!” I spun back and faced the door once more. “Did you not think to cover yourself up after the first time I walked in and saw you naked? I’m still standing here. You know that bath towels serve some rather astonishing purposes these days, the most useful of which being something to wrap around your waist to keep your junk covered! I’m leaving and taking two shots of whiskey. Be back in five minutes.”


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a Rafflecopter giveaway About the author:




T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or keeping her daughter entertained.

T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.

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