Blog Tour: Abandon by Cassia Leo -my review – playlist – trailer & giveaway!

Posted February 4, 2014 by Holly in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

This gritty spin-off of the New York Timesbestselling Shattered Hearts Series follows mysterious and sexy Tristan as he attempts to abandon his demons in the name of love. This full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone or after Bring Me Home.
A steady stream of meaningless sex is all Tristan has left when he discovers the grandmother who raised him is dying and his best friend is getting married. He is lost; and the dark secrets in his past keep coming back to remind him of this.
Until Tristan has an idea that will change his life and fulfill his dying grandmother’s wishes: Abandon his playboy ways and settle down.
And who better to do it with than Senia, the girl who has occupied his thoughts since their scorching hot tryst in the back of his sports car. The girl who makes him laugh and feel like a kid again.
But when his world begins to crumble around him, the pain Tristan is hiding finds its way to the surface. Will Tristan finally learn to trust again? Or will he abandon Senia when she needs him the most?

After plowing through Abandon late on a Friday night I learned two things, #1 I can’t stop reading something Cassia writes until I’m done and #2, Tristan was NOT at all like I thought he was! I honestly thought Tristan was going to be the typical rock star man-whore jerk but he completely took me by surprise, he was actually sweet, thoughtful, loving and an overall good guy (sorry to kill your rock star cred Tristan) I was intrigued by his and Senia’s relationship while reading the Shattered Hearts series and was curious to see how things played out for them. Could Tristan really make good on his promise to his grandmother and settle down? While this is a standalone and you won’t be lost, I do highly recommend the Shattered Hearts Series, it’s fab-u-lous! In Abandon, Cassia gives us a beautiful story about finding love in the most unexpected ways and shows us how love has the power to heal & soothe even the most broken individuals.                                                                                                         
I fell for Tristan early on, seeing what he endured as a child and how it affected him broke my heart! The chapters of his childhood brought me to tears every time. Every. Single. Time.  I fell harder for him seeing him with his grandmother, younger sister, and Senia. Seeing how he cared for the three women in his life and always put their needs before his own hugged my heart and made me happy sigh. He was just so attentive and protective and just so not the jerk I assumed he was. This is one of the things I loved most; Cassia was able to completely change my view and opinion of him without even trying. While not everything was all sunshine and rainbows in Abandon, Tristan never faced the hard times alone, Senia was always beside him even when he was pushing her away, when his childhood secrets came out, Senia held on tighter and loved him harder. They fought each battle together, which I loved seeing;  I really loved seeing their bond as a couple strengthen. I loved everything about these two <3 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home) and the Luke and Chase series.

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About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)