Saturday 12 November 2016

Release Day Blitz, Review & Excerpt ~ Keepin' the Faith by Beth Rinyu

Title: Keepin’ the Faith
Author: Beth Rinyu
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016

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Book Description:

I had always been a good girl ruled by my catholic guilt, until one little slip-up in college led me down a different path. Now, I’m just trying to be the best mom I can to my little girl, making ends meet - cleaning houses by day, hosting sex toy parties at night, and holding out hope that Prince Charming truly does exist. 

Then I met him - handsome, successful, and hardworking. The perfect Prince Charming. Right? Wrong. So wrong. 

I’m carefree. 

He’s a perfectionist. 

I’m broke. 

He’s rich. 

I’m a single mom. 

He doesn’t have patience for kids. 

And…Did I mention, he’s my new boss? A boss who has me thinking more impure thoughts than a teenage boy with their first dirty magazine, a boss who is totally out of my league, and a boss who I’m impossibly attracted to. 

Sometimes a girl must give up the illusion that fairy tales exist and realize happily ever afters only happen in movies. I’m not a princess, and he’s not a prince. 

But when an unconventional fairy godmother intervenes to work her magic, maybe just maybe, I’ll get to wear that crown after all.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Yes, our love story had all the elements of the perfect fairy tale, but instead of a fairy godmother, we had a chain smoking, spitfire grandma who didn’t need a magic wand to create a happily ever after. Instead, she used her domineering stubborn ways to make it all come together perfectly…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

I have read a few books by Beth Rinyu and this book is up there as one of my favourites of hers, from a meddling fairy godmother to a precocious little girl and a hero and heroine that were to die for, this book had it all. I adored this story, adored the characters (all bar one) and just couldn’t put it down, from laughing out loud one minute to swooning the next, this book ticked my boxes and left me a very happy chappie.

Faith was a single mum; she had fallen pregnant while in college and rather than take the easy way out she embraced her impending motherhood and embraced the situation. She was a fantastic mum, worked all the hours to provide for her daughter, with a little assistance from her parents and a flaky dad that was kind of on the scene still. He provided no financial support as he was still at college after changing his major so many times he was a perpetual student, he lived in a fantasy land.

Faith cleaned houses for the elderly ladies she knew and also hosted sex toy parties at night. Faith’s aspirations were to somehow finish her degree while still giving her daughter the life she deserved, her answers seem to come when she shockingly gets a job where she bombed the interview. However, all is not as it seems… one of the elderly ladies that Faith cleans for, Sylvia, is actually her boss’s grandmother. Faith and Sylvia have a fantastic friendship and Sylvia also idolises her grandson Gabe…so she becomes a matchmaker…she has put them in each other’s paths…now it is up to them to do the rest…but not before she meddles some more.

With Faith trying to keep the family unit that her daughter deserves she learns the hard way that leopards do not change their spots. With a job that pushes her mentally but gives her a new lease of life, Faith kind of goes through a metamorphosis with new found confidence that is only fuelled by her extremely handsome boss, Gabe.

“I was definitely feeling like I was in an alternate version of Cinderella with my naked Prince Charming lying next to me. But who needs a fairy godmother with a magical wand when you’ve got a boss with a magical dick?”

Gabe and Faith have a huge physical attraction, but the more these two work together the more the attraction grows into something special. Gabe is relationship averse after being burned and a complete workaholic but Faith gives him the incentive to change, to live a life, rather than be a monotonous robot. The fact that Faith’s daughter, Joey, idolises him, is just another added bonus.

“Why invest time into things that are only going to fall apart…”
“Because maybe one time they’ll fall together.”

As always, the course of true love never runs smooth but with a meddling Sylvia, these two should have just given up the ghost, admitted defeat and sailed off into the sunset. Sylvia was a hoot, she brought the light and humour into this cute romance and totally blew me away. Everyone will want a grandmother like her. Joey was ADORABLE and this little girl will melt the hardest of hearts. But most of all, Beth Rinyu brings you an honest and real romance, where opposites do attract, fairy tales do exist and love conquers all. Totally loved it.


“I slept with Cole last night!” I blurted to Natalia as we walked through the outdoor flea market with Joey just a few feet in front of us.

“You what?” She stopped dead in her tracks, and I prepared myself for her wrath that was about to come. I didn’t know why I even told her, but confessing my sins to Natalia in my adult life took the place of confessing to the priests in my childhood.

“Joey, get back here!” I shouted just before Natalia got ready to lay into me.

“Why on earth would you do that?”

I shrugged. “I don’t know. I needed to—”

“Come on, you guys,” Joey whined, stomping back to us and tugging on my hand to move.

“I needed to eat some chocolate.” I began to talk in code, something we did often when Joey was around.

“But, Faith. There are so many other different chocolates out there. Why would you pick that one?”

“I don’t know. Maybe because that piece of chocolate was right there on my couch, and I was drinking some wine….”

About the Author:

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned series, Drowning In Love, A Cry for Hope, A Will To Change, Blind Side of Love, Three of a Kind series, Easy Silence, A Right to Remain & Keepin' the Faith.

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! 

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my books and me! If you decide to read them (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me - yes, even if you don't like it!

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