Saturday, November 21, 2015

Release Blitz & Review by Marina: THE TWENTY-ONE BY Lauren K.McKellar

Title: The Twenty-One
Series: Emerald Cove #2
Author: Lauren K. McKellar
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2015


I look both ways before I cross the road. I knot my laces twice. Boring? Sure. But it’s also settled. Stable. Safe.

And I like safe.

Because broken bones may be hard to heal, but broken hearts are even harder. And when the man I loved and lost comes charging back into my life, I won’t fall for his charms again … will I?

Joel Henley just might be my biggest risk yet.

My name is Ellie Mayfield. And this is my undoing.

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There’s something so freeing about this moment—something so dangerously safe, yet all-consuming. Going fast takes the breath from my chest.

It’s a feeling I’ve run from, but damn—it’s so addictively good.

We come to a stop four laps later, and as the car softens its roar to a throaty hum, my breath finally slows, my chest rising and falling at a speed of normalcy. Joel reefs the helmet from his head and turns to me, his face alive with excitement. “Holy shit, El.”

I laugh, and it’s so freeing. So liberating. I undo my own helmet and rest it in my lap. “That was ... wow.”

“Right?” He laughs again, and then reaches across the console to take my hand with his warm one.

“I liked it way more than I thought I would,” I admit, and this time his fingers squeeze mine.

“What were you so afraid of, Ellie?” Joel asks.

You, I want to say. I’m afraid of you breaking my heart again.

“Come on, Ellie. Tell me.”

I pause, my eyes on the road we’re hurtling down with no brakes. “Life. Death.” Then, after a moment … “Falling.”

He reaches over and tucks a strand of hair behind my ear.

My heart stops.

My breath stills.

“I’ll promise to be here to hold you, Ellie.” His words send a shiver down my spine. “I’ll catch you when you fall.”

Emotionally heartwrenching story that you will definitely need a box of tissues while reading!!

This book is about Ellie. Her life with her mum and sister and re connecting with a friend that she hasn't seen in years! This is the 2nd book in the Emerald Cove series, although it can be read as a standalone IMO, you still should read the first book "How To Save A Life".

This book will make you very emotional. Like a lot of Lauren's books, you will be so drawn into the story that you will have so many feels!! 
I really loved reading it!! 

Granted there are some moments which you think omg, why....what...just....and then.....oh no!!!

I really liked Ellie, loved the way she became with Joel again! 

I absolutely sobbed in parts that I know it will tug at your heart too!
Be prepared, have the tissues handy and dive in! You will not want to miss out on reading it!
Great work Lauren, can't wait to see what's next from you!!
Complimentary copy received for an honest review!

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 Author Bio

Lauren K. McKellar is the author of romance reads that make you feel. She lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.

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