Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: A Beautiful Distraction by Kelsie Leverich

Posted May 18, 2014 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews / 1 Comment

Title: A Beautiful Distraction
Author: Kelsie Leverich
Release Date: May 6, 2014

A brand new novel in the New York Times bestselling Hard Feelings series—where nothing’s more dangerous than a bad boy with a broken heart…

First Sergeant RafeMurano did everything to the extreme. He trained harder, he fought harder, and, unfortunately, he loved harder. And falling for the wrong woman nearly destroyed him.

Home from a deployment, and without his missions to consume him, Murano is ravaged by memories of his heartbreak. So he drinks until he’s numb and drowns himself in meaningless one-night stands. But they only take the edge off…

Until he meets Fallon.

Haunted by her past, Fallon Kelly knows all too well about the desperate desire for an escape. So when she sees the tatted-up bad boy who’s one punch away from a ride in the back of a squad car, she offers a distraction—one that quickly becomes an addiction.

Little does she know, this bad boy can love so hard, it can break her…

A Beautiful Distraction has become my new Kelsie favorite. 
In this installment in her Hard Feelings series we meet Fallon and get to know all about Rafe (we originally met him in Feel The Rush) I loved Fallon from the start; she was independent, feisty, and what you saw is what you got. She was also guarded…until she met Rafe, just something about him started chipping away at the brick wall she erected around herself. When they see each other for the first time you felt that insta-lust, the tension, and I love that!!! I loved seeing them breaking down each others defenses and finally see that the other could be the missing pieces in their lives. They are exactly what the other needs and deserves. I like that Kelsie upped the angst along with the sexy here. I loved seeing Fallon and Rafe navigate the ups and downs together. I loved seeing Rafe fight for their love when Fallon didn’t think she was capable of loving. 
Kelsie made me a very happy reader yet again, each book she releases just gets better and better. I feel like her writing was her strongest here, in her previous books I’ve had moments when I’ve teared up but here there were parts (in Fallon’s POV) where I flat out cried for her. I can not wait to see Kelsie has next for us <3
Kelsie Leverich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Valentine’s Arrangement as well as other contemporary romance titles. Kelsie grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another.  After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids.  Kelsie’s life revolves around her family (to include three dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it!  When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends.  Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil.

Represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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