Monday 9 December 2013

Blog Tour - Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles

Author: Trudy Stiles
Book Title: Dear Emily
Series: Forever Family #1
Genre: New Adult/Romance


Two women. Carly & Tabitha. Both have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.
Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until the night her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from that horrific night threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?
Tabitha Fletcher, on the other hand, has suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of abuse, loss and turmoil. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope of redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.
What circumstance brings these two women together unexpectedly and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?
This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.
Wow! This book was definitely not what I expected, yet so much more than I expected. This is definitely not your typical romance book, boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. Nope, not this book. This book was an absolute breath of fresh air. It deals with some heavy subject matter, so be warned going in. This is a meaty book to sink your teeth into.

The story alternates between first person accounts of Tabitha and Carly, from past and present. It was beautifully told and I had such a strong connection to these characters. It is a great look at the minds of a birth mother and an adoptive mother. Trudy gives a lot of great insight as to what goes on during the adoption process on both sides of the coin.

The end does leave you hanging and definitely wanting more. Book 2 of the Forever Family series is in the works, this girl is already anticipating it. I have to know what happens! Congrats on your debut, Ms. Stiles, I see big things on your horizon.
~ Review by Erin 

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, avid reader, mom to two beautiful children and married to the love of her life. She just wrote her debut novel, "Dear Emily, and cannot wait to share it with everyone.
You'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds and she always has a playlist ready for her writing sprints.
When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called "Dear Emily" and will begin the "Forever Family" series.

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