Monday, February 25, 2013

True Love Story Tour and Kindle Giveaway

Sparrow Fisher is transforming. No longer dressed up in antiquated clothes and ideals, she is finally trying on her freedom.

Before she moves to New York City, she meets Ian Sterling, a musician Sparrow has dreamed about since she first saw him. The attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't so simple.

Over a five year span, Sparrow and Ian run into each other in unusual places. Each time, Sparrow has to decide if she can trust him, if he feels the same for her, and finally, if love is really enough

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Our Review

Kendra: I was very excited to finally get to read True Love Story after getting a teaser of the first chapter. It is full of drama and angst, but just the right amount of sweetness that keeps the reader hooked. Willow Aster does a wonderful job at writing love and loss, there were scenes of laughter and heartbreaking tears. After seeing the cover, you would expect a dark, tortured main character, which is another reason that makes the characters and story so intriguing. Her and Ian play yin and yang, her being sheltered and naive and him being worldly and experienced but yet they still come together and find common ground in their love for each other. All in all a great new adult read.

Ashley: Like Ken, I was very excited to receive my copy of True Love Story after reading a teaser. The title says it all.. it is as close as it gets to a true love story. It has all the components of a relationship from the thrilling beginning to the bitter end. I was on the edge for this book. I read it, loved most of it, hated some of it. I couldn't relate to Sparrow and her transformation. I feel like she did a complete 180 from the background in which she was raised. Overall, I really liked the story as a whole, because what are books if they don't make you think and feel (I think the feelings that this book conjured up for me was my first love story and its bitter end.)

Swoonworthy Points: 7.5

Ian was so very lovable. He was confident, but not overly cocky. He had to learn how to love and be in a relationship  I have to admit, he was terrible at it. I think that it's hard for two people to carry on such a long distance relationship for such a long time. In the end, love isn't always the glue that holds things together. I love, though, how he poured his heart out over-and-over to Willow. He could be so very thoughtful and heartwarming. Here's a couple swoony teasers for ya:

"My soul is knit to yours. My life is hinged to yours. I move, I breathe, but I don't really live without you."

"My prayer has been that God would somehow let you feel the true scope and depth of the love I have for you. I would sacrifice every earthly thing to make you know that my heart is truly yours."

"With every deep, sighing breath I take, with every heavy beat of my heart. Every time I lay my head on my lonely pillow. Every morning when the sun first breaks through my dreams. I remember. I feel you. I love you. You are in me. In the deepest part of me. Deeper than my memories, my unconscious thoughts. Deeper than my ever-changing emotions. You are in the place right next to where I keep my faith in God (a faith that I won't let go of now, in spite of it being shaken many times, from without and within). You're deep in me...I look back now and I see love growing. Maturing. Gradually. By days. My moments. Firelight hugs. Mountain drives. Teary face kisses. Awful, angry, frustrated silences. Erased with one forgiving smile. Barefoot walks on slippery rocks. Holding on. Breaking down. Opening up. Hurting. Healing. Slowly pulling the callus from one scarred, scared heart."

Sparrow has the picture perfect life, daughter of a pastor, wonderful boyfriend, and about to embark on a new college adventure across the country in New York City. But enter Ian Sterling, a musical genius about to throw Sparrow's world off its axis. The connection between Sparrow and Ian is instantaneous and relentless, and through out the next 5 yeas, even though their lives' paths wanted to drive them apart, they always seemed to find each other again. True Love Story is just that; a true love story of a couple who falls in love but has to overcome many obstacles and hardships to make their relationship work, and like many love stories, love may not be enough to keep them together.


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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love these teasers, and from the sounds of your reviews, I think I'd enjoy this book. I love realistic portrayals of love, with all the ups and downs that come with it. Fabulous reviews, ladies! :-)

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