Title: Live For You (Boys of the South ~Book 1)
Author: Marquita Valentine
Release date: May 29, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
On the surface, twenty-two year old Cole Morgan is exactly what any girl would be proud to take home to meet her parents: He’s charming, intensely handsome and goal-oriented...Only he has some secrets of his own, which include provoking bar fights and a former drug-addict of a mother slowly wasting away in a medical facility.
At barely twenty, Violet Lynn is Country Music's hottest star, until one night of partying gets out of control. Violet ends up in jail and on TMZ. Suddenly, she’s the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. Sick of the drama and keeping secrets, she runs away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi to her grandmother’s home in Forrestville, North Carolina.
A chance meeting knocks Cole off his feet, but he doesn’t recognize Violet for who she is. In fact no one does and Violet plans to keep it that way.
Circumstances, however annoying, keep throwing Violet and Cole together. Unable to stop themselves they give into the inevitable.
But when Nashville is ready to forgive and forget, Violet is forced to choose between Cole and claiming her spot as the new and improved Princess of Country Music.
Will Violet and Cole have the courage to live for their dreams...Or their hearts?
Live for You was quite an enjoyable read, infact I would've rated it five stars if it weren't for the ending. The whole book, characters, plot, and interactions was great! There I love how the story unfolded and the angsty drama. I love-loved the swoony/smexy scenes. The dark aspect of Violet's past, makes this whole book seem more real. It is sad, heartbreaking almost, so it makes you happy that she found Cole and he could ease some of that pain.
I think what made the book for me was Cole. He was sweet, yet cocky. He was a man.. strong yet vulnerable. I like how he handled Violet's stardom. I love how he handled his sister, even though he had to take care of her, he loved her. He would do anything for her, and that was the point in which my heart melted. The other minor issue, is that I don't think there was enough interaction between the two MCs for them to fall in love. But it still worked.
I hated the ending. It was cliffy and rushed, to the annoying degree. There were several questions that went unanswered. It literally felt like I got to the middle of the book and it ended. Other than that, the duel POV was great, I really liked Cole's voice. I read the book in one sitting and if I had the second part of this book I would've read that too! Don't let the ending deter you from reading this book, just keep that in mind when you get towards the end! Read it, seriously, you'll like it!
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About the Author
Nationally Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man -- and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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**Reviewers received a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of Live for You by the author in exchange for their honest thoughts/review of the book. The provided review copy was not a finished copy on sale. Reviews should be based on content and not editing as some things were changed in the finished copy.