Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Book Blitz~AROUND THE BEND by Britney King

Title: Around The Bend
Author: Britney King
Book Blitz: January 5-7
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If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn’t even look twice. I’m that normal. I’m just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell—I’m so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I’ve dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s. But what I also have—what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line—are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets.

We all keep secrets, don’t we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they’d be shocked…right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren’t always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story? 

In this book, I’m laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might’ve seen had they been paying attention.

What I’ve found in life is people often believe lies before they’ll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I’ll let you decide which is which.


Myles didn’t wait for a response. He simply grinned, grabbed her arm just above the elbow, and led her out of the bar, and back to his room. Pain was a given, she’d just realized. And sometimes, you just needed to give into it—no matter what form it showed up in.
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Jessica watched him go as she dug her toes further into the wet sand and squeezed them, watching as the muddy water poured over her feet and enveloped them. She let him get a ways ahead before she allowed herself to smile—just a little. All along she’d let him think he was breaking her, but maybe, just maybe, they’d actually been breaking each other.


Reviewed by: Akeisha
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I saw a lot of other blogs I follow on Facebook talking about Around The Bend and I thought why not give it a try too.

Around The Bend was not what I was expecting and I thought the story line was unique from other stories I've read lately. I loved that it was not all about rainbows and unicorns and the usual HEA love story. Around The Bend hit some heavy issues that so many people go through and the struggle of getting one's life back on track.


Jessica goes through some serious struggles that not only took a toll on her life but her family as well. A woman possessed with her imagine and what others thought of her, didn't know what to do when she hit rock bottom. I enjoyed getting to know Jessica a.k.a Jess as she tried to get her life back and as she opened herself to new relationships with her children and friends. When she got herself together she was determined, funny and also a loving mother.

There was so many things going on during this book that I was surprised it worked. I was not left feeling confused or overwhelmed by what was happening. Everything had it's place and left me wanting to know more. The story also had a really good flow from chapter to chapter.

The only thing I would say that didn't work for me in this story was that I didn't feel the connection between the main characters. The style in which the story was written had a lot to do with feeling the lack of connection.

Other than this point, talk about a guessing game with Around The Bend. I had my assumptions on where the story was heading but when I got to a certain % I was knocked off my seat. I cried like a baby, I developed a headache instantly and fought through the blurred lines on my kindle to finish the story.

Overall, a really good read and I hope you guys enjoy it also.

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Meet The Author:
For those of you who prefer it straight up, no chaser: Mama to five. Writer. Juggler extraordinaire. That just about covers it...

The extended version and in third person no less ;): Britney is married to a man she adores (when he isn't driving her crazy) and is the mother of FIVE pretty amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving her crazy. Her best guess is that it's genetic. She is the author of two novels, Bedrock and Breaking Bedrock, with plans to release a third and fourth in 2014. In addition, she founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to over 1200 members. Currently, she occupies a job she enjoys--serving and running Austin Women's Network. To further prove that she may in fact be certifiably insane, she decided to pursue her dreams and published her debut novel in May of 2013. Then and only then, could she consider her training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.

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