Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Release Day Blitz #giveaway: My Favorite What If by Lyssa Layne

TITLE: My Favorite What If
AUTHOR: Lyssa Layne
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: April 7, 2015
COVER DESIGN: Kage Cover Designs
LENGTH: 54,000+

Synopsis 

One year after Jacob "Smitty" Smith is stood up at the altar, his good friend Jules encourages him to redeem his honeymoon package before it expires. Reluctantly, he agrees, and finds himself sitting beside free spirit Sloan Talbott, who is attending her sister's destination wedding at the same resort. Both have been hurt. Neither is looking for love. Will one week in paradise be a fling to remember or could it possibly lead to something more?

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Excerpt
Carrying my cup of coffee, I walk back to my bedroom and look into the suitcase. So far everything looks alright—swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, dress slacks, and dress shirt. Jules came through on her other promise to go to the store for the trip—deodorant, soap, toothpaste, condoms. Wait, condoms?!

“Jules, what the hell is this?” I ask, holding up the box of Trojans.

Not missing a beat, she grabs the box from me and throws it back in the suitcase, zipping it up. “I got everything you could possible need. Soap, toothpaste, Pepto, Pedialyte—”

“And condoms?” I ask with a raised eyebrow.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t know you had another preferred method of safe sex,” she quips as she pulls my suitcase off the bed and drags it to my front door.

“And just who do you think I’ll be having sex with?”


She shrugs as she walks back to the bedroom and shoves a pile of clothes in my arms. “I don’t know, I don’t care, but you need to get laid. So go to paradise, find some lucky woman, and get some.” 

Review 
What if your happily ever after was taken away from you in an instant? What if life will give you a second chance at happiness and love, would you take it?
Sloan Talbott had found her partner in crime and the love of her life, but one night in an instant everything changed and Sloan is left to pick up the pieces of her life without her husband. For six long years she dedicated herself to her career without even thinking about sharing her life with another man again, and then while on her way to her sister's destination wedding she meets Jacob "Smitty" Smith.
Smitty had the surprise of his life when his fianc√© didn't show up on his wedding day, leaving him brokenhearted and lonely. In an effort to help him lift his spirits his best friend convinces him to take advantage of his honeymoon package to enjoy a little R&R. 
Sloan and Smitty hit it off right away and so it starts a vacation romance that neither one of them expected to find. They both have doubts, they both have reservations about giving themselves again to someone new. But when a secret is revealed, would the bonds formed be enough to give them the second chance at love they deserve?
I loved this story and really liked the fact that the author didn't give you all the details of the main characters' previous relationships right away. Little by little she revealed to the readers the details of how both Sloan and Smitty's lives changed and the chain of events that connected them without them even knowing. My heart went out to these two people who had to go through so much loss and pain. You can truly feel their heartache and loneliness with each word written.
As always Lyssa's writing is flawless, through twists and turns, and a lot of heart the story keeps the reader's interest and makes you wonder if you were given a second chance at love after an incredible loss, would you take it, would you risk it all again for a chance at happiness?


Other Books by Lyssa Layne

If you want to find out more about Smitty's friend, Jules, check out Everybody's After Love

Boxed Sets

Next Release
Lyssa's next release Until You Fall In Love and will debut June 9
Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn't know how she'd survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He's the father her son never knew and he's the rock she's always leaned on. When Abram's father suffers a heart attack, it's Abram's turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she's become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?


About the Author

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
Contact Her

Facebook Party & Takeover
Friday, April 10 Lyssa will be taking over the One-Click Addict Support Group
Also, join the My Favorite What If Gossip Fest one week after it's release so that we can chat about Smitty & Sloan, discuss their future, and share other spoilers. The party will be April 14 at 8PM CT. Join the fun here!

Giveaway/Rafflecopter
Enter to win a Lyssa Layne ebook of your choice, this pair of Love earrings, or a piece of surprise jewelry from La Jolie Fille Boutique. Rafflecopter will close April 14.

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