Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Maybe Ever After by Cassie Graham

 
Maybe it’ll never happen, or maybe they’ll get their ever after all in MAYBE EVER AFTER by Cassie Graham. Brynn Darling has been in love with her best friend, Easton Cole, for a while now, but after many failed attempts at finding love, she’s ready to move on. When Brynn begins seeing a guy who threatens everything Easton’s ever wanted, all bets are off. Fans of playful, friends-to-lovers romance will devour this angsty yet nerdy story about what happens when you fall in love with your best friend.


Book info:
TitleMaybe Ever After
Author:  Cassie Graham
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  January 18th, 2019
Source:  E-galley from Barclay Publicity which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  4 stars

Synopsis:

No one tells you what happens when you fall in love with your best friend.

They don’t tell you it’s like waiting for the answer to a question no one can hear you ask.



Meet Brynn Darling. Successful event coordinator. Celebrity friends. At the top of her game. But after many failed attempts at finding love, and a realization that her best friend is clueless, she’s ready to move on.



Easton Cole has been in the friend zone since . . . well, forever. He fills the void with unimportant people and never gets attached. That is until Brynn begins seeing a guy who threatens everything he’s ever wanted.



All bets are off.



Maybe it’ll never happen.

Maybe she’ll fall in love.

Maybe they’ll get their ever after . . . after all. 

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My Review:
So, I loved the Comic-Con aspect to this story so much!    Now, names were changed, but basically they were doing conventions for a tv show a lot like one of my favorites, Supernatural.  Only in this world, the obvious play on my favorite actor on the show, Jensen Ackles, is single.  And he's into our main character Brynn.  Like, seriously interested!  But I got so mad at Easton.  He honestly was being stupid in how he acted toward Brynn.  Like, he kind of wanted her, but he thought his past or something meant he wasn't good for her?  And really, he's the one who keeps pushing her away, even as he tries to keep her for himself.  

While the characters and the dialogue and all the tv show and convention stuff kept me turning pages as fast as I could, that little part with Easton did irritate me.  It was a usual type of issue in a lot of romances, something you've probably heard me complain about before.  It's probably the main thing that kept me from giving it a 5, because really I enjoyed the story a lot. The author is one I will probably look to read more from in the future, or go back and try some of her other titles as I get a chance. I would recommend this as a fun, sexy, and easy read.  Give it a try!



Excerpt:

Copyright © 2018 Cassie Graham

Real moments were scarce.
            Wait, let me rephrase. Important moments were scarce. You know the ones. The ones that defined your life and shaped you into who you were always meant to be. Or who you always wanted to be.
            That was the beauty of rarity. It forces you to look at your life from new angles – makes you appreciate the struggle you’ve endured before.
            As I caught my breath, the delicious heaviness of Easton on me, I knew I was having one of those rare moments that would forever influence my life.
            Easton pushed my hair back, his touch featherlight. I couldn’t understand how he could be so forceful – so strong – one minute, taking everything he could, and then so soft the next. Easton Cole was an enigma and I desperately wanted to know more.
“My sweet Brynn,” he whispered in my ear, again and it sent shivers through my body.
was his.
When he looked at me like that . . . I couldn’t breathe.
He settled between my legs and I hummed with contentment, happy to have him close, comfortable enough to never let him leave.
  The alarm on his phone began to ring and our reality smacked me in the face. “What happens next?” I asked in a small voice, feeling even smaller. I didn’t want to leave this room. I didn’t want to pop our bubble. I liked it.
Easton reached for his phone and silenced it. “We go home.”
I blinked, unable to say anything. He didn’t answer my question. Not really. His response was far too literal for my taste, but what was I to do?
So, instead, I kept quiet, watching the sun pour into our room, Easton’s skin turning a beautiful bronze color.
After a while, we broke apart, each of us getting dressed in silence. He stole sweet glances as I piled my hair onto my head and I snuck a few peaks as he brushed and styled his hair in front of the mirror.
Euphoric and sad, I teetered on the brink of begging him to stay here forever. I had no idea what kind of future we faced on the other side of the hotel door.
But my mother’s words rang in my ears, reminding me to take it slow.
Live in the moment, darlin’ girl. Don’t forget to exist in the present while you’re waiting for the future.
Once our things were packed and ready to go, I took a moment to look around the room – our safe haven where so many truths were shared.
I’d forever remember this hotel and the way the room smelled. The way the sheets felt against my skin and the sounds Easton made in my ear as we made love.
I’d remember all of it.
But what I’ll remember most is the way Easton looked at me and the way he made me feel without using any words at all.

About the Author:

A Moscato aficionado, and chocolate mistress, Cassie Graham is a born and raised Arizona girl. Her sass knows no bounds and almost always has something kind to say, no matter the situation. She runs a platform of love and strives to bring those attributes out in every book she writes.

She started writing early in her high school career after an English teacher forced her to write in a journal. Four years and thirty-something notebooks full of words later, she found her passion. If Cassie isn't shoulder-deep in writing a version of a fairytale, you can find her front porch sitting with her husband and daughter, eating all the bread, gossiping with her best friends, visiting Disneyland, supporting strong women, listening to cheesy music and reading great books by amazing people. She loves binge-watching Supernatural, drooling over Dean, Sam and Cas, and going to conventions. She also enjoys spreading love any chance she can. So, if you run into her, give her a hug or a high-five. She guarantees they're magic.

Author of Unable to Resist, Anyone But Him, The Truth of a Liar, Enchanting Wilder, Surviving Wilder, Who Needs Air and The Girl Behind the Red Door.




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4 comments:

  1. I like Supernatural too! And yay for there being the comic-con kind of setting. I love books like that, and it is so fun to read as well. I am happy you were able to enjoy reading this one!

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    1. It was a good one! Check it out if you get the chance. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I know what you mean about characters driving you crazy. I've read books in which I wished the characters could hear me yelling at them to just stop! Thanks for the review.

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    1. Oh yeah, I do that too! Kind of like watching a movie and yelling at them. Thanks for visiting!

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