Friday, July 25, 2014

Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review: Always Yours by Shelly Jones

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We're excited to be sharing Always Yours by Shelly Jones today!

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Title: Always Yours
Author: Shelly Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2014

Katie's life has been far from easy. She told the one guy she's always loved she liked him and he took off to Chicago. She was beaten to the point where she could have easily died, she got married, found out she was pregnant, lost her husband, and had a baby. Just when she finally has come to terms with everything, her life starts to unravel and the truths begin to come to light. When Eric left Green Bay ten years ago, he walked away from the only girl he ever loved. When he catches his fiancĂ©e in bed with their next door neighbor, he goes back to Green Bay for his best friend's wedding and to get away from his life in Chicago, but he's also hoping he gets the girl. When Katie and Eric see each other for the first time in ten years, Katie doesn't know if she wants to run away from him or run to him. All Eric wants to do is make things better and finally have the girl of his dreams, but will the past keep them apart like it has all these years or will the truths of the past finally allow Katie and Eric to be together. I’m Always Yours..Now and forever.

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 “Why me? I didn’t do it!” He shouts in a slurred mess. 

I turn and start to laugh, “Yeah in a way you did, if you would have just loved me back then, then I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have these ugly scars from Dean, I wouldn’t be a widow at twenty-eight, and I wouldn’t be An Ugly Mess!” 

I turned on my heels and walked away from him, just like I did the night of graduation, except this time, I hoped he would have followed me, but instead he sat there on the curb with a shocked looked on his face.

“Wait Katie!” I hear him shout. 

I turn around, “What?” I snap. 

“I’m sorry!” 

 I walk back up to him, I squat so I can be eye to eye with him, 

“Actions speak louder than words! Stop saying you’re sorry, and start acting like it!” 

I stare him straight in the eyes. His eyes are glossed over. Not sure if it because he’s on the verge of crying or if this is how he looks when he’s drunk.










“It’s Always been you.  I’m Always Yours.  Now and forever.  You are it.” 


“There is no perfect time for anything.  Life happens on its own time.  We just have to adjust and accept it.  That’s what makes life a kick ass roller coaster.”  

My Review:


A stunning first book - full of twists and turns and theatrics better than any daytime soap opera, and most nighttime ones as well.  This was a full on carnival – with side shows, rides, and attractions.  Although the copy I read needed a bit of editing, I could see the diamond in the rough.  A steamy and emotional read full of heartbreak, family tension, friendship, small town mentality, domestic abuse, illness, pregnancy, love, weddings, obsession, death, and family/relationship overlap that nears inbreeding.   Phew, I couldn’t put it down… uhm, I did mention the steamy sex right?  



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I’m Shelly, a single mom from Wisconsin. I have 2 kids who are the love of my life, but they drive me totally crazy as well, but I wouldn’t trade my life. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m going on new adventures with the kiddos.

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SIX WINNERS!
$5 Amazon Gift Card
Ebook of Always Yours
4 Signed Rack Cards