I Stand Before You By S.R. Grey ( Judge Me Not #1)
Release date: September 2013 (not set in stone yet)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase Links: Amazon | BN
Book Description:When it comes to tattooed bad boys, Chase Gartner is the real deal. Partying, engaging in meaningless sex, getting into fights---Chase indulges in it all during his late teen years, thus firmly solidifying his status as a heartbreakingly gorgeous but way-too-dangerous-to-trust guy in his hometown of Harmony Creek, Ohio. Then, following one fateful night of reckless decisions, Chase's actions finally catch up to him and land him in prison.
Now, four years have passed and Chase finds himself a free man. He returns to Harmony Creek, ready to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding his shattered life.
Things are off to a promising start when he meets Kay Stanton, a young woman with a tragic past of her own. Despite a powerful attraction, Chase and Kay are naturally hesitant to become involved. That's why friendship feels like the safest option. But when passions ignite and love blossoms, a relationship that is destined and meant to be can only be resisted for so long. When Chase and Kay finally succumb to their feelings they realize being together feels more right and true than anything they have ever experienced.
But their love is soon tested. Chase's wild past still haunts and tempts him, and Kay is keeping a secret that could tear them apart.
I Stand Before You is a journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it's a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.
New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. First in a series.
***Warning: contains graphic sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***
Recommended for ages 17+
"Everyone has a dark side, but mine has the power to consume me."
Kay and Chase both have their shares of a bad past and choices, mistakes and secrets. Chase is freshly out of jail and is looking to redeem his old life by trying to build a relationship with his brother and trying to prove hes a better person. Kay has been disowned by her family after the death of her sister. The secret of really happened that night is better left unsaid only she and her family know. Together Chase and Kay find an attraction they can't deny and try to build into sometime more but once secrets come out will their love last?
"The truth should be setting me free, yet I feel no lighter"
I really enjoyed like this book. This book is unique in some ways and very interesting. This book was well written and with a beginning like that its easy to see why I was hooked from the very start. I loved that there was two point of views of both main characters: Kay and Chase. It was easy to connect to the characters and understand their choices. I loved the connection between Kay and Chase. These who people are broken and they work on mending their lives rather then letting the last ruin them. Even when Chase was tempted he learned enough and loved enough to back off so he won't go back to his old ways. I look forward to seeing what happens next.
"I've tasted revenge, and it's not always sweet. The time we have on this planet is too short for playing games. Anything can happen, at any time."
This is a book about regret, forgiveness and healing. I loved this book and think you lovely reader would love it too. 4.5 of 5 stars.
Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College, as well as an MBA from Duquesne University.
She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third installment in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014, as well as Never Doubt Me, second novel in the Judge Me Not series.
Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.
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