Saturday, July 20, 2013

More Than You Know Blog Tour: review and giveaway

Good day and welcome to our stop on the More Than You Know Blog Tour. This event organized by Literati Author Services. For our stop we have our review and there's a giveaway.

More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes
 New Adult Romance
Paperback/eBook, 398 pages
Publisher: Createspace (Publication Date: May 14, 2013)

After surviving a devastating car accident that took her father's life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she's built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn's father. Secrets Tyler didn't even know he kept.

About the Author

Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.
Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City. Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.

Author links: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Loss. Love. Connection. Understanding. Re-connection. More Than You Know touches upon these themes prevalent in New Adult contemporary today and more. Bryn has lost her father in a tragic accident. She also loses her boyfriend Tyler shortly after that when he breaks her heart and leaves. Soon she says goodbye Savannah to attend college in New York City. For four years she doesn't date, doesn't dare to let anyone in. Afterwards, she returns home and begins her healing process by slowly letting those she cares about back into her life. Even Tyler, the guy she really loves. But he has a secret.

Back home Bryn reconnects with old friends and Tyler too. I thought she attached herself to him rather quickly, especially after what he did to her. For being so closed off, once she's home she seems to fluctuate between getting together with her friends or not. Her behavior did frustrate me at time, as did her acceptance of Tyler. Though it did take some time for me to get into her story, I found myself liking Bryn's journey. In parts, there was too much of the character telling me about things which impacted my reading. There were also touching moments and a few plot twists I discerned from their foreshadowing. The author's writing style was pleasant and emotional. More Than You Know is a good summer read.

Rating: 3
Cover comment:
Very summer-ish and pretty.

Book source:
I received a promotional copy in return for my honest review during a blog tour.

There is a tour-Wide Giveaway ~ 5 winners. The prizes are:
 a Signed paperback of More Than You Know and bookmarks (US ONLY)
$10 Amazon Gift Card
3 ebooks of More Than You Know gifted from Amazon
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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