Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Graceful Mess Blog Tour Stop

Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my fa├žade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.

Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.

Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace


I’ve been so amazed at all the amazing books I’ve read in the last week or so. It’s like as soon as I stop reading one, I get that book hangover, and can’t imagine the next book being better than what I just read. Of course I’m blown away. All the books I’ve read are outstanding, seriously, unbelievable. So what book has me talking that way right now, A Graceful Mess by Christian Stayton.

I think the reasons behind me loving these books so much is because they deal with real issues we all face in life, this book specifically about adoption. Most of you who know me, know that on December 19, 2011 I adopted 3 boys, my little brother’s to be exact. So reading this book touches home in ways I can’t even begin to describe. So Christian Stayton, you did an amazing job with this book. Adoption is something amazing and I’m so thrilled you took it upon yourself to put it into a book.

Grace has a past like everyone does, but her past is something no one should have happen to them. Grace and her best friend Maci just graduated from college and decided to go out to celebrate, this is where she meets Parker. Now Parker has his own secrets, one in which involves Grace, but sometimes attraction and chemistry is too strong to be ignored no matter how hard you try. But the secret Parker is hiding can be the undoing of their newly found relationship. Sticking to his job, Parker tries to put distance between him and Grace, but when he’s watching her and a guy comes to hurt her, all bets are off and he’s doing whatever he can to save her. Even if it means putting his life in danger.

Sometimes the past doesn’t stay in the past and Grace’s past is coming at her full force with the intent to damage. Feelings are spilled, words are said, and ultimately the truth comes out. What happens when Grace finds out about where she came from? What happens when Parker tells Grace his secret? You know the saying, “Once it rains, it pours” well that’s exactly what happened with Grace. It’s the domino effect and it can all be traced back to a boy from her past. A boy that hurt her so much and will do whatever it takes to continue hurting her. He’s the one that unravels everyone’s secret and leaves Grace mad, sad, and confused. Betrayal is a hard thing to get over, so can she? Can she look past the secrets that were kept because they were done so to protect her?

Go pick up this book now. Trust me when I say you won’t regret it. It’s a heavy book and I love these characters so much. Grace is absolutely role model inducing. Her strength to keep going after what happened is inspiring. Parker isn’t the bad boy he seems to be, it’s all a mask to protect his gentle heart. He was burned before so that tough exterior is just that. I absolutely love Parker, he’s definitely added to the list of book boyfriends. The ending of this book has to be my favorite ending ever. Read this book and then come back and let me know what you think.

<3 Dani

A Gracefull Mess was a book that grabbed my attention and held it all the way through.
Grace was adopted but she grew up not knowing. During her life something tragic happened to her at the hands of a disturbed boyfriend. Her one constant has been her friend Maci. Maci has seen her thorough everything and wants her to get back out into the dating world. They just graduated and Grace wants to have fun before law school.

Parker, is a private investigator taking over his dad's business. He's asked to keep an eye on one Grace Clearwater. When he sees her picture in the file he is taken with her instantly! What are the chances that he meets her in a bar that same night! Their chemistry is sizzling!! I couldn't stop wanting more if them. Problem is Parker is not supposed to have a relationship with her, but love and attraction have other ideas.

When a dangerous guy from Grace's past comes in and Parker get hurt, what will Grace learn? And all the truths come flying at her! Can Parker hold on to her?

This book, had me tensing, wanting cold showers and tearing up at the sweet ending! Go get it! You won't be sorry!!
-Christina 

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