Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blitz : Forever Sheltered

Forever Sheltered by Deanna Roy 

(The Forever Series #3)
Publication date
: July 23rd 2014

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Tina would rather sew up her girl parts with dental floss than go on a second date with a man. She’s been dumped enough to know not to get attached.

But when Dr. Darion Marks comes into her art therapy room to ask a favor for a special patient, Tina recognizes the haunted look he buries beneath his stoic professionalism. So rather than be forced to ditch the handsome doctor after a single night, she decides not to date him at all.

So how exactly DO they end up half-naked in Surgical Suite B?

Dr. Darion has a lot to hide. His baby sister is the only family he has left, and he’s not leaving her treatment to some incompetent hack.

But now he’s breaking every hospital rule imaginable. He lied about his sister so he can manage her care, and now he’s banging the art therapy teacher between patient rounds like a fraternity boy at a keg party.

Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks sex with strangers is good for your metabolism.

But Dr. Darion and Tina have one thing going for them – a fierce passion for each other that just might obliterate all their doubts, and solve all their problems.

Forever Sheltered includes many favorite characters from Forever Innocent and Forever Loved, as well as the much-anticipated wedding of Gavin and Corabelle.

It is a standalone HEA that does not require reading any other parts of the Forever series.

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Wow, I thought this book was amazing. I loved everything about this book, from the characters, storyline, and the backstories. There was enough drama, steam and romance to keep the readers wanting more. I loved the connection between Tina and Darion, I loved that I got the alternating point of views for both of them. They both were unique in their own way. I loved that amount of love and sacrifice that Darion had went through for his sister. This book was funny at times were I laughed out loud. Moments where I would almost tear up. There is so much to love about this book and I highly recommend you readers put this on your TBR list and bump it to the top you are not going to want to miss this book. This book would be rated higher then 5 stars if it were possible.

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I walked down Tina's hall late morning, intending just to wave.  

But when I got to the window of her art therapy room, she was alone inside. Instead of just walking by, I poked my head in. "Got a second?"

Tina stood up from the box of markers she was wiping down. "Sure." She tweaked her ponytails, a gesture that made me smile. When she wasn't all upset, she was damn cute.

The big window made us super visible, so I stood by the door. "I just wanted to see you."

"How is Cynthia?"

"She's stable. Low-grade fever, but nothing like yesterday."

Tina relaxed her clenched hands. "Good, I'm so glad. I was so scared for her."

"We've had worse, actually."

"I don't know how you stay so calm."

I leaned against the door. "That's what we have to do." I wanted to hold her close, pull her into me. I thought about asking her down to the empty surgical suite, but that seemed self-indulgent.

Tina tugged on the bottom of her sweater. She had this bohemian chic look today, a fitted ice blue cable knit over a deliberately wrinkly skirt. And the stockings, of course. Blue and beige stripes today. I couldn't help but wonder if she was wearing a bra.

"Come here," she said, and headed toward the supply closet.

I glanced back at the window. As soon as I stepped away from the door, I would be visible to passing staffers.

"I won't sully your sterling reputation," she said. "Well, not on purpose."

She opened the door, but the closet was not a walk-in, just a set of shelves.

"I don't think I'll fit," I said, but she grabbed my hand and pulled me behind the open door.

Now I got it. We fit in a triangle of space formed by the corner of the room and the open door. No one could see us now.

I pulled her in tight. For just a moment, I let the stress and fear over Cynthia flow through me. I could feel it, actually allow it to penetrate. How did families without the resources I had manage this? Even though I could control every aspect of her care, I still felt helpless. So much of how a disease progressed was left completely to chance.

I rested my cheek on Tina's head. She gripped me around the waist, her face buried in my lab coat. Something surged in me, a protectiveness I'd felt for no one but my sister. Damn. She was getting to me.

My finger lifted her chin so she looked up at me. "Can I see you later?" I asked.

She nodded. "Meet me down here when you get free."

I leaned down to kiss her. Her mouth was paradise, soft and pliant. I intended to keep it simple and light, but within seconds I felt hungry for her. I held her head with both hands and pressed her into me, diving between her lips, tasting her, spearmint and coffee.

I felt lost, running my hands along her body. The sweater was soft and textured. I desperately wanted to know about the bra, a little secret to carry with me through the day. I ran my hand across her breast and felt the nipple harden beneath the sweater. None today. I smiled against her mouth.

Just one touch. One brush of her skin. My hand slid down her side and up under the sweater. I bumped across each rib as I moved up her body. My thumb rested at the base of her breast, rounding the curve. When my palm cupped her, she exhaled against my mouth in a sigh.

Too much. I wanted her so terribly. I had to pull myself away. Get control. I withdrew from her sweater and ran my hand through my hair.

She straightened her clothes. We looked at each other a moment and burst out laughing.

"You're insane, Dr. Marks," she said.

"I just suspected you weren't performing the recommended breast self-exam, Ms. Schwartz," he said. "I have to look after my patients."

She pushed me against the wall and pressed against me. "How about testicular exams? Should we add those in? I'm not very skilled, but I make up for it in enthusiasm."

God. I was rock hard. Thank goodness for the lab coat. "I can't get enough of you," I said.

Tina's expression was soft and easy, a gentle smile. "We'll meet up later."

I pushed away from the wall. "I look forward to it."

She peeked around the door. "All clear." She pushed it back around until it closed. "Thank you for your concern about my mammary health."

"Anything that keeps you proactive." I couldn't stop smiling as I headed for the hall. Then I stopped and turned around. "I might have to send you text messages reminding you of the body parts you should take particular care with, or I will need to examine them."

She sat back down at the table, resuming her marker cleaning. "Then I just might have to tell you which of my body parts should be at the top of the list."

I swallowed hard. I was done for with this one. And the way Cynthia felt about her too - I had never been this involved, ever. And we'd been on one date. One mostly failed date.

I opened the door to head back to my rounds. But I'm pretty sure a big part of me stayed behind.


HELLO! Things get hot at the hospital with Dr. Darion, don’t they? Read the novel Forever Sheltered by USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy.

Forever Innocent (Book one)

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Pages: 288

"Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again."
Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.

Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.


"We were a family in progress, and our future spread out before us like the sars. I thought we'd be that happy and innocent forever, and that nothing would never come between us. "
Corabelle given birth to a premature child that lasted only seven days. Trying to let go of the child they had made the choice to take the child off the machines keep him alive. Not long after the funeral Gavin walked out of Corabelle's life without a word. When they by chance see each other again in class its hard to handle but the old attraction is sparked. Both have secrets and regrets but when it comes out in the open will their relationship be able to handle it?
"I should have lived my life differently. I should have accounted for the possibility of a second chance. All my mistakes lined up in front of me and no matter how I pummeled them, they didn't fall."
This is a book about pain and learning to heal. I loved this book, so much angst, attraction, and regrets. This book shows the healing and I really loved that I got to see these characters slowly develop and change from start to finish. I loved that this book had the point of views of both Corabelle and Gavin. It helped make ma understand what they are going through, it made them feel more real and easy to connect with. I thought this book was beautifully written and I enjoyed every minute of reading this. Now on to the end, I couldn't help but say what?! out loud. When I read the last past, I wanted more, with that being said there will be another book that comes after. I look forwards to see what happens next. 

Overall I loved this book and highly recommend. 4.5 of 5 Stars!
" You didn't find someone you loved and lost a long time ago just to lose them again. I refused to believe it. I wouldn't let that happen."

Forever Loved 

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Pages: 275

“How do I tell the woman I love that I fathered a son with a prostitute?”
After four long years of separation, Gavin has finally reunited with his childhood love Corabelle. She’s forgiven him for leaving her during the funeral of their seven-day-old baby, and also for where he ended up — in Mexico to get a vasectomy.

But a message from Rosa, a prostitute he met the day of his surgery, brings his life to a crashing halt. She claims Gavin has fathered a son, now three years old and living with her cousin in Ensenada. He doesn’t know if he can trust Rosa, who never mentioned the boy before, or if his delicate reconciliation with Corabelle can withstand the shock if it is true.

Corabelle believes their future together is the right thing despite their past. But when she learns of this other child, the one thing she lost long ago and might never have again with Gavin, Corabelle’s faith that her life will ever follow her old dream is shattered. To make things right for Gavin and his son, she just might have to let go of the only person she always believed would be her forever love.


"No matter how hard things get, we have to find some tiny space for happiness. We have to light a lamp."
Gavin and Corabelle may be together but this isnt the last of their troubles. Corabelle is in the hospital after her swim in the ocean. Meanwhile Gavin is getting phone calls from a prostitute he hooked up in the past with claiming he's her child's father. Gavin is not sure how to break it to Corabelle but knows he can't keep this a secret. Telling her about this could make their relationship stronger or break it all together. 

This is a story of love and forgiveness. Even if I think Gavin is kind of a jerk the way he handled things in the past I liked that Corabelle was able to look past it. I liked how understanding and accepting she is, well maybe a little to accepting. This book was packed with drama and history to keep the readers hooked. When I was sent this book to review I saw the description and knew that I had to get my hands on this book. I loved the characters and loved that there was more then one point of view. I curious to see what's Tina's story in the next book. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book. This was a perfect ending to Corabelle's and Gavin's story. 4 of 5 Stars.

"The most important thing was letting people in, allowing others to be there for you, and no matter how dark it got, to harbor that one last light."
Deanna Roy is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She founded PregnancyLoss.Info in 1998 and runs many online and in-person support groups. She is the author of several two-hankie reads, including Forever Innocent, Stella & Dane, and Baby Dust.

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