Saturday, 21 September 2013

Relinquishing Liberty By Maureen Mayer Book Tour

Title: Relinquishing Liberty
Series: Second Chances Book #1
Author: Maureen Mayer
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: August 26th, 2013 

Goodreads Summary

On the outside, Liberty Davis appeared to have it all…a loving family, a tight knit circle of friends, and a bright future ahead of her. Everything was perfect. That is until her brother tragically took his own life, turning her whole world upside down.

Left to pick up the pieces of her broken family, Liberty is faced with focusing all of her attention on helping her parents cope with the loss of their son, while putting her own life on the back burner. But what no one seems to realize is that she is just as broken inside.

Now, four years later, twenty year old Liberty is taking back the reins of her life. She leaves behind everything she’s ever known, hoping to make a fresh start…one where she isn’t faced with the constant reminder that her brother is nothing more than faded memory. What she didn’t expect to find along the way was Shayne.

Tall, dark and tattooed, Shayne Thompson has developed quite a reputation for being a player. Despite everyone’s negative perception, Liberty still finds herself drawn to him. When she learns that Shayne knows all too well what it feels like to lose someone you love, she finds that they have a lot more in common than just a physical attraction.

When Liberty discovers a secret from Shayne’s past that threatens to tear them apart, she begins to question everything she’s ever felt for him. Will Liberty choose to follow her heart or will she give up the one person who finally made her feel whole again?

**This story contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.**

The book is neither amazing nor terrible. It is somewhere in the middle. It’s a fun little read but the story line is just so used up.

This book reminded me so much of Promise Me This by Sarah Ashley Jones that I just wanted to shoot myself. The plot is not original and you can guess exactly what is going to happen. Bad whore of a guy meets cute annoying girl who then changes him and makes him better only for her. Yeah every girls dream I get it. But this whole plot line has been used up so much by everyone and I really didn’t want this book to turn out like this.

Anyway. Relinquishing Liberty follows the “trend” of the bad boy meets girl who turns his whole life around and makes him good. Okay fine. I can deal with that. The book swears a lot-, which I don’t really mind I have a bad potty mouth myself but with this book it only worked half of the time. Anyway, awkward on the first page I thought Liberty was actually a guy (by the way she was thinking and talking) very awkward.

The start of the book was good. It was manageable. I only had two problems with it. When Liberty and Shayne shook hands after meeting for the second time apparently that took five minutes, and her friend Maddie pushes her over because she met Shayne and she wanted more details. My friends don’t tend to push me over when I meet a guy and don’t tell them straight away. Maddie’s character does get a little annoying but she’s a sweetheart.

Some of the things that happened during the book made me burst out laughing and look mental in front of my mom. She thinks I need some serious help now. But the style of writing was really good. I really enjoyed Mayer’s story telling in this book. Not to mention the great cover for the book! Oof.

Having said that; I enjoyed reading the book. Despite the plot being used up over and over again, and the characters becoming a little bit annoying and some of the ridiculous things that happened during the book I over looked this because I enjoyed reading the book. It was a fun book to read and even though it took me a few days to finish it I didn’t want to quit. I wanted to find out what happened at the end and I’m glad I stuck around to find out. 

About the Author

Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 8+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films.

Thanks to authors like J. K. Rowling, Stephanie Meyer and E. L. James, Maureen has rediscovered her love for reading. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel. She is currently working on her first new adult novel and hopes to self-publish it late this summer.

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