Saturday 20 September 2014

Release Blitz ~ Excerpt, Review & Giveaway ~ Bad Son Rising by Julie A. Richman

RELEASE DATE: September 12th

Book Description:

People think I'm a douche.
And maybe I am.
I use most people.
It's what I know.
But if I love you,
I'd die for you.
I just don't know that I'm worth loving.

Handsome, privileged bad boy Zac Moore has always played by his own rules - at school, in business, with women. He's rewritten the rules to suit his own needs and his needs are all that matter.

Serious and focused family friend Liliana Castillo has one goal. Leave the pre-Med program at Yale to help people in developing nations.

As their paths cross and uncross, a tale of love, agony, betrayal and growth is woven, transforming two people who've hidden from relationships and love.

This is a stand-alone novel.

"Lils, I don't know that I'm great boyfriend material. I'm used to being a dick. It's what I know." He was hoping she'd say something, but she didn't. "But I would want it to be different with you. You're not a drive-by. And I don't really know how to do the other stuff. But you make me want it. You make me want to try."

Sweeping her hair to one side, he buried his face in her neck.

Finally, she spoke, "Are you saying this to me because we're stuck here? Because if you are, don't. I don't want a one night stand with you, Zac."

Letting his teeth graze the soft skin of her neck, he felt her shiver, "I don't want a one night stand with you either and with my track record I know that may be hard to believe. And of course the one girl I want to believe it, doesn't." Pulling his mouth away from her delicious tasting neck, he rested his chin on her shoulder.

"Ok, I've got nothing to lose here," he began. "The weekend we met, all I wanted to do was make you notice me," he laughed, "and you didn't even know that I was alive. I wanted to make you smile, Lils. Isn't that crazy. I just wanted to make you smile."

Turning herself fully within the circle of his arm, she was on her knees facing him, "You wanted to make me smile?"

He nodded.

"I was so miserable. I just wanted to be over here. I didn't want to be back at Yale." Surprising him, she placed her hands on his cheeks, "And you wanted to make me smile?"

He nodded again.

And there it was, beautiful and elusive, and Zac could feel his emotions rising dangerously close to the surface. Liliana Castillo had a heart stopping smile and the only thing he could do was return it with one of his own.

Our Review:
**ARC received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 3 Stars

“Please don’t fall in love with me, Zac silently warned. Please fall in love with me, Zac silently prayed.”

I am a huge fan of the Moore Family series and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into Bad Son Rising. As much as we knew Zac Moore was the “bad boy” I knew that with a family like his that there must be some redeeming qualities in him somewhere, they just needed to be unearthed.

Zac Moore did have a lot of redeeming qualities, it took his new family and the love of a beautiful woman to make him finally see the error of his ways, but falling in love was something that Zac had never contemplated or even thought possible.

Zac had not had the best start in life with regards to his emotional wellbeing, his mother (if you can call her that!!) was not the best and had let things happen to him that no mother should have ever ever, yet she seemingly encouraged it or at least turned a blind eye. It is this start that left a profound mark on Zac’s abilities to form relationships, seemingly thinking that being “used” was the way that life was meant to be, hence the eternal playboy being born.

Zac had met Liliana before and was completely taken by her then, but she just didn’t seem to give him the time of day. This was something that Zac Moore was certainly unaccustomed too; usually women threw themselves at him. To say his confidence took a bit of a battering is an understatement. However, fate had other ideas and their paths were destined to cross again and now was Zac’s time to make an impression. He was a man on a mission.

I desperately wanted to love this book as I have loved this family with a passion but I have to be honest and say that I could not connect with either character which unfortunately took away some of my enjoyment. It was still a good read and I was glad to see Zac in a new light and that finally he could prove to himself and to his family that there was a good guy underneath all that false bravado. He does open up a bit in which we get to see an emotional side of Zac but he does do a complete one-eighty with his attitude and the way he lives his life. Schooner Moore’s fine attributes finally show through in his son.
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About the Author:

Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

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