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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blog Tour! Weeds Or Wishes By Morgan Reeves

Sometimes the truth hurts more than the lie.

Samantha Townsend knows a thing or two about love. She’d had it not once, but twice, and watched it slip through her fingers both times. But she got through it. She was always the silver lining kind of girl. Life never gives you more than you can handle.

Right?

When Sammi moves back to her old town, she’s faced with the one who got away. The first love. The big love. Connor Moore was everything she’d ever wanted in a boy. And now that they’re all grown up, she’s finding that she loves the man even more.

But some secrets are so big they break lives. And some truths are so hard that they can’t be overcome. When the weight of their decisions makes itself known, Sammi and Connor will need to decide how far they’re willing to go to find their happily ever after.

If it even exists.



Weeds or Wishes is the second book in the Never Ever After series by Morgan Reeves but can be read as a standalone. This book tugged at me emotionally almost right from the start (which based on the synopsis I was definitely not expecting) as it deals with some issues that hit pretty close to home for me; namely taking care of a parent and cancer, but it also frustrated me at times. 

I liked Sammi, our heroine, pretty much right away. She’s a strong woman, coming home to help her father, but still trying to keep herself involved in things she’s passionate about-namely being an oncology nurse. She’s certainly not expecting to run back into her first love when she moves back home; nor is she expecting to fall back into old routines with him, but some habits are too difficult and tempting to break.

I didn’t immediately warm up to Connor. I felt like I couldn’t quite connect with him right away, but once I did I liked him. His secrets are his to tell-I won’t spoil that here, but I did want to give him a big hug at the end.

I’m a sucker for second chance stories and friends to lovers stories and this book definitely promised to be both of these-but it was a bit forced. There were parts of the story that were missing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I got the conclusion I was expecting and hoping for, but things that happened in the middle were glossed over. I needed a bit more of what happened to Sammi and Connor in the years that they’d been apart, which is why I rated this a solid 3. The format worked, giving hints and flashbacks, I just wanted more. As I said before, this was more emotional than I expected it to be-which kept me from reading it in one sitting.



A hard knot had settled in the back of my throat as I walked away. The taste of the smoothie had turned bitter in my mouth, and I swallowed convulsively. I wasn’t even sure if I felt anger or relief at this point. Somewhere along the way, something had broken deep inside of this man, and I didn’t have the faintest idea how to fix it. I didn’t even know what it was. Just that it had left behind a caustic personality I couldn’t get around. Not for any length of time that mattered.
I thought again of the feel of our hands intertwined, the dry brush of skin and warm fingers locked through mine. But it wasn’t enough. That flash of electricity, the thrill when I won a grin, wasn’t worth the harsh words and stormy silences.
In the past, women used arsenic to make themselves beautiful. It would brighten their features and make them more alluring. A spark of beauty and light. Of course, then it killed them. Beautiful poison was still just that. And Connor Moore was the worst type, it seemed. He was the kind of poison who drew you in and got you addicted before you ever realized it was harmful.
We made it back to the car and threaded our way through downtown traffic. The ride was silent. No radio, no chatter. Only the quiet whine of wheels on pavement. I stared out of the window as we passed field after field on our way home. Out of the corner of my eye, I watched Connor’s hands flex repeatedly on the steering wheel, and when he hit it with the palm of his hand, I didn’t even flinch.
He pulled off to the shoulder of the old, two-lane highway before he unclipped his seatbelt and twisted to face me. “Sammi,” he said with a helpless look. “I can’t… I don’t…” His groan was harsh and guttural, and he leaned forward, cupped his hand behind my head, and kissed me.
The contact was like a spark. His lips to mine fanned a flame I hadn’t even recognized was burning. It stole my breath. I’d been waiting for this kiss for a long time. So long, that it was almost physically painful to pull away. But I did. Poison, my mind whispered. Danger.
“No.”

Morgan Reeves is the author of the Never Ever After series. When she isn’t writing, Morgan chases around two energetic minions and tries to convince her loving husband that a miniature pig would make a great pet. She is also extremely fond of iced tea and hot coffee. You can find her books on all major retail sites, and she always loves to hear from readers so feel free to send her a message. Morgan currently lives in Raleigh, NC.
   

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