Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blog Tour, Review: Finding Julia by Desiree Holt


Finding Julia 





Can a moment of passion outlast years of secrets and misery? For Julia Patterson, meeting Luke Buchanan awakens within her a passion she’s never dared dream possible. He claims her body and and helps her remember what it means to be a woman. But Fate has a twisted sense of humor. Just when Julia is ready to step over the threshold into a wonderful new life, her almost-ex-husband is diagnosed with a heart condition that puts her divorce on hold. Turning her back on Luke is the most difficult thing she’s ever done. But Julia has a secret, one that Charles discovers and uses against her. Years later, when Luke walks back into Julia’s life, the passion between them is just as explosive. But Charles is still controlling her from the grave, and the secret Julia has hidden for fourteen years could destroy their dreams forever.

My Rating:


3.5

Favorite Quotes:

 “Magic beckoned, a starburst waiting inside her to explode and thrust her into space.” 

“The kiss went on and one as if they were fused together, sensations of heat cascading through her body.  The music drifting into the room was a counterpoint to the pounding of her pulse.” 

My Review:

I alternated between fanning myself during the steamy sensual scenes – smokin’ hot and well-done by the way – and wanting to throw my kindle at the wall from the weak, tiresome, and wimpy behavior of the main character.  I ran out of patience with her rather quickly.  Although she convinced herself she was being strong for her family, her indecisiveness and inability to face conflict caused much harm.  Her secrets only caused pain.  I wanted to smack her in the back of the head during most of the book, yet I kept reading… I tried to stop, but just couldn’t seem to do it… and was glad I hung in there as I did appreciate the ending, sigh of relief!

Empress DJ








Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: "Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last."
When she's not writing she's traveling Texas and, in season, obsessively watching football.