Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Blitz: Around the Bend by Britney King

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Title: Around The Bend Author: Britney King Book Blitz: January 5-7 Hosted by: SBB Promotions Add to Goodreads

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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.
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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.
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.
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You ever get the feeling when reading a book "oh this is going to be an emotional ride." Well this is what this book is.
Meeting Jessica, you see she is has the perfect life. A lifestyle that she didn't have to want for anything and her kids got anything they want. But when a tragic night happens, everything turns for the worse.
Jessica can't decide what is worse the physical pain or the emotional pain from the "friends' she once knew. She did what she thought was best. Get high and drunk to hide away from life.
But when her husband leaves her, and says he is just going on a business trip, her best friends hires a "care taker".
The first night Myles "the care taker" was there, he didn't only start his job, but he saves Jess. That was the night that Jessica knew she need to straighten up.

This book has so much power and emotion that I don't even know where to start. I cried, I felt sorry for her. But I also wanted to SCREAM at her! But not only did she get her act together but she got her happy ending.  It may or may not (Not spoiling) with her husband. But this book is AMAZING! 

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Britney King
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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