Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blog tour: Heart by Nicola Hudson with review and giveaway #NA #contemporary @NicHudsonAuthor

The author is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the release of HEART! 
Check it out and enter on her Facebook Page!

Heart by Nicola Hudson
New Adult Contemporary
Companion Stand - Alone to CURVE
Released November 28, 2014
This title is suitable for readers over 15

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Sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after.

Neve believes Jake is the one. She is miles away from home, struggling to fit in at university and missing the people she loves. The only thing getting her through is the knowledge that Jake will be visiting for the weekend.

Jake believes he isn’t the one. His family and lifestyle mean he can’t give Neve what she deserves: so much more than him. He arrives for the weekend, knowing that he has to break her heart, along with his own.

Sometimes we make decisions and have to live with the consequences.

Each of them struggles to cope with the aftermath of the weekend. Each of them is unhappy. Each of them refuses to do something about it.

Sometimes it isn’t about a boy meeting a girl and falling in love; sometimes it is about what happens next.

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Many New Adult contemporary romances deal with the levels a relationship goes through from the spark of attraction to the chase and finally a physical culmination with some type of picture of their future. I can't say that I have read one book which deals with the aftermath of a couple breaking up. Nicola Hudson has rectified that. Heart is aptly titled. Neve is a compassionate character and she goes through the proper changes we expect. Jake is her boyfriend but he knows they aren't meant for each other. Neve wants things out of life like a college education, and Jake has responsibilities he can't get out of which get in the way of his needs paralleling hers.

Yes, opposites do attract and can have successful relationships. Then there are the others who fail. No one likes to see a couple split but witnessing what happens afterwards with these two characters became addicting. And emotional. And touching. Oh the feels! I was completely hooked by these two and their rollicking story line. Reading from both character's points-of-view was tremendously helpful in creating a well-rounded story which gave me incredible insight. I may not always have agreed with their choices but I understood their reasons. Talk about twists and turns and surprises! No spoilers here though. 

When a story invokes emotion from its reader-touches us without the ploys of manipulation-that's success. This is my first novel by this author and she is responsible for my tissue usage. Poignant, honest, and gripping, Heart took a piece of mine. Hudson offers readers accustomed to the usual tropes in NA something different, and then leaves us wallowing in the aftermath of what we've just read. All I can say is wow.

Rating: 4
Cover comment:
Simple and effective.

Book source:
I received a promotional copy in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author

As well as being a writer, I love reading and reading about reading. My taste goes from Shakespeare to John Green...and much of what lies between! Dickens, check. Austen, check. Atwood, check.

Over Christmas 2012, I discovered the joy of new adult fiction and, inspired by Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber, I decided to try my hand at writing my own NA novel.

I love the friendliness of the Indie writer community and have been overwhelmed by the support of followers interested in my journey. Please feel free to monitor my publishing progress via my Facebook page, Twitter or blog :-)

My first novel, Curve, was released in October 2013. My second novel, Heart, is a standalone companion to Curve and will be released in November 2014.

To celebrate the release of HEART, Nicola Hudson is hosting a giveaway on her Facebook Page!
(1) Signed Print Copy of HEART (International)
(1) eBook Copy of HEART 
(1) Nicola Hudson Swag Pack
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $10 Amazon Gift Card
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful review...and supporting writers so fabulously! xx