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Sunday, 9 November 2014

REVIEW, BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

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Book 1


A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Genre: NA contemporary




Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she's lived with the burden of her baby brother's death. Now she is seventeen and all she wants to do is graduate high school, go to college, and escape the loveless family she has endured all these years—the same family that holds her responsible for his death. But no one holds her responsible more than herself.

When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan's younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness, no matter the cost. And when Rowan discovers her mother’s long-held secret, she finds herself teetering on the edge of an abyss. Can Rowan find the strength to move toward the future or is she doomed to dwell in the past?

**** out of 5 (really liked it)

I was expecting this book to be quite depressing and almost dismal given the subject matter of self-harm, SIDS, accusations and secrets of a harmful nature. What I read was a book that enthralled me from the beginning. Rowan hasn't had it easy and doesn't try to pretend that she has. She just tries to make it through each day and make it the best she can. She takes what joy she can out of her school day, out of her friendship with Jess and out of her longtime, from a distance, crush - Mike.

The story flows and you are with Rowan as she deals with things the best way she can. The guilt she is carrying and the way her family behave is what is shocking but unfortunately all too believable. This just shows how the author has dragged you into the story whether you wanted to be there or not! 

I felt that things moved a bit quickly with Mike for my taste. There was no insta-love (thank goodness) or even any of the mind games so prevalent in YA/NA books - at least not between our main characters at least. It's just that one minute she was liking him from a distance and you weren't even aware that he knew she existed. The next, they're full on together. Now, contradicting myself here, that also made it good reading because once again, it can happen like that and it was wonderful to see the support that they gave each other in very trying circumstances.

If you want a contemporary NA romance that isn't all sweetness and light then I can definitely recommend you give this book a try. 

About the Author:

Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Tracy Hewitt Meyer is a multi-genre, multi-published author of new adult fiction as well as adult paranormal and contemporary romance. She has a B.A. in English and a Master of Social Work, both of which feed her true passion-a love of writing. Born and raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia, Tracy now lives in the mid-east with her family, a goldendoodle, and a bearded dragon.

Twitter: @TracyHMeyer

The Giveaway:(5) ebook copies of A Life, Redefined (Book 1) by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

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The Tour:
November 7th 
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review Book 1 
Krys Fenner – Review Book 1 

November 8th 
The Phantom Paragrapher - Review Book 3 
Blissful Book Reviews - Promo Post 

November 9th 

November 10th 
Mythical Books - Guest Post 

November 11th 
Fiction Dreams - Interview 
Infinity reads – Review Book 1 

November 12th 
WTF Are You Reading? – Review Book 1 

November 13th 
SleepsOnTables - Review Books 1 

November 14th 
The Nerd Herd Reads – Review Book 2 

November 15th 

November 16th 
WTF Are You Reading? – Review Book 2 

November 17th 
Mystical Lit Lounge - Review Book 3 

November 18th 
The Nerd Herd Reads - Review Book 3 

November 19th 
NaYa Books and More - Guest Post 
The Book Lovers’ Lounge – Review Book 1 

November 20th 
Vacious Hobo – Review Book 1 

November 21st 
Just One More Chapter – Review Book 1 

November 22nd 
Adventures in Reading – Review Book 3 

November 23rd 
WTF Are You Reading? – Review Book 3 

November 24th 
For The Love – Promo Post 

November 25th 
Just One More Chapter – Review Book 2 
All My Book Finds – Promo Post 

November 26th 
The Book Lovers’ Lounge – Review Book 2 

November 27th 
Book Lovers Life - Promo Post 
SleepsOnTables - Review Book 2 

November 28th 
Cassandra M’s Place – Promo Post 

November 29th 
YaReads – Interview 

November 30th 
Just One More Chapter – Review Book 3 
Imaginative Dreams – Review All 3 Books 

December 1st 
platypire reviews – Review Book 2 
Elizabeth Delana Rosa – Promo Post 

December 2nd 
platypire reviews – Review Book 3 

December 3rd 
M&EM Read YA - Promo Post 
The Book Lovers’ Lounge - Review Book 3 

December 4th 
The Caffeinated Booknerd – Review all 3 books 
Mystical Lit Lounge - Guest Post 
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review all 3 books

1 comment:

  1. Great review!! Thanks so much for being on the A Life, Freed tour!!