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Saturday, 5 September 2015

RELEASE BLITZ, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: 15 Years to Life By Regina Bartley

Title: 15 Years to Life
Author: Regina Bartley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: September 5, 2015


Life outside prison walls is the farthest thing from predictable. There is no order, no schedule, and no one to tell you what to do every second of your life. Since the age of eleven, Brian McCrary had been in prison. Why you ask? For protecting his twin sister Blaine, and taking the life of his father.

Murder… Fifteen years to Life… Childhood to manhood…

With his parole granted, it’s time for Brian to come face to face with real life. What he doesn’t know is that this new life would prove to be the most difficult thing that he had ever faced. There would be struggles beyond his control. He has to learn how to be a man, and everything that goes along with it.

Sex… Love… Life… Responsibilities…

Will it be too much for him to handle, or is he strong enough to survive life on the outside?

15 Years to Life By Regina Bartley
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

4/5 (Exceptional)

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Okay, I’m not going to sugar coat anything. The beginning of this book, about 50% through, was really, really hard to get into, sadly. However, once I hit just slightly after half way, the book picked up, and was absolutely phenomenal. This is a tragic heart breaking story. It’s a story that happens today in our society and it kind of gets swept under the rug. I’m glad that Regina told this story. She is absolutely great at writing about hard topics.

The parts that were hard to read weren’t because of bad writing. The writing was good and the scenes were written well as well as the characters. The only word that comes to mind was maybe that it was slightly “boring” but boring is such a horrible word to use and doesn’t apply completely. It just didn’t grab my attention or hold my attention or make me want to read.

Let’s talk about the part that I loved. Wow, when the story started to get deep it really got deep and sucked me in. It wouldn’t let me go. It forced me to keep reading (thankfully). As with nearly all of her other books, it’s a hard topic to read and is heartbreaking. It’s raw, unfiltered, and completely relatable in what goes on in today’s society. I think she nailed this part.

Just for the second half of the story, I do absolutely positively recommend this book. It’s soul shattering and heart gripping. I do, overall, love the story. Brian is a character you can grow to love I think!

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Regina is a contemporary romance writer from Kentucky. She lives there with her husband, kids, dog and cat. She can be found behind her computer, a good book, or watching sports. She loves to hear from her readers.

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