Friday, May 30, 2014
Room 212 by Kate Stewart ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway
Title: Room 212
Author: Kate Stewart
Publication: March 27, 2014
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21424673-room-212
****Mature Audiences only**** (language, explicit sex, some drug use)
In every life there is always that...one.
Twenty-one year old Laura Sedgwick is a rebel without a cause. Her only plans for life are
to make no plans. She revels in her fascination of the unexpected as she navigates her way
through mid -1990’s Dallas nightlife. One very bad night brings her face to face with the one
man likely to change her mind about…well...everything.
Twenty-three year old Seth Whitaker has every intention of seeing through with his well
mapped out life. He is a hard working over-achiever that has no intentions of slowing his
pace for anyone. With a fierce determination to not let life pass him by without taking a huge
bite, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to the one distraction that could keep him from his
best laid plans. Little did he know his determination to keep his life on track would be the
very thing to trigger the events that change the course of both their lives.
In this life she had only done one thing right...
...and she was his only chance at salvation.
All I was feeling was showing in the bathroom mirror on my reddened face. I was
having a hard time enjoying it, instead of being terrified. I cupped some water from the
faucet and swallowed, willing myself to get it together. I walked into the hall of the long
corridor that led back to the rooftop door and found Seth waiting for me, arms crossed
over his chest, casually leaning against the wall. I stood on the opposite wall, placing
my hands behind my back. I felt a drop of water drip from my bottom lip onto my chest
and slide into the V of my dress. I saw his eyes follow it with envy as he spokes his first
words to me.
“You are all I think about, and I come here and you look…like this,” he breathed the
words to me and I felt them on every inch of my body. I moved to go to him and he made
a small gesture that kept me where I was. He still wanted to play and I was game.
“What do you think about?”
“Your laugh, the way your voice is raspy in the morning when you wake up, the arch of
your perfect feet, the way your hair falls over your face when you’re on top of me, the
way this feels right now and every time I’m with you.”
I pulled my leg through the thigh high slit in my dress propping my heel on the wall
behind me and smiled. He cursed as he came toward me in a blur. He stopped himself
inches away, placing both hands on the side of my face against the wall.
“Temptress,” he whispered into my ear.
This is an author not known to me. But after reading this book, I will be looking for more from her. I was caught up in this love story of Laura & Seth. Laura has recently left a relationship that was on the downward slide. It didn't have any spark either. Laura's a girl with determination & spunk that I admired. She worked hard and focused on what and where she wanted her life to go. Laura meets Seth by accident and, let's just say that, I would have left her alone after that first introduction. But fate plays a part with their lives. There's definitely a second meeting and from then on, these two connect and just cannot stay away from each other. Their relationship developed over months and I really thought they had something that few people find.
Room 212 is a love story that spans time and they've both set goals to achieve. I had a heart that was bursting with joy, then shattered to pieces. How can love hurt so badly? I wondered how Laura was going to be able to pick herself back up and move on. Ms. Stewart's writing style kept me holding out hope and she wrote an amazing story of two souls that were just meant to be. While the title Room 212 seemed a little odd to me at first, but as I read, I totally understood the meaning behind it and by the time I got to the end. If you're looking for a good summer, or anytime, book to read, check this one out. I think you'll enjoy it.
Reviewed by Jessie
About The Author:
Kate Stewart, a native of Dallas, now resides in Charleston, S.C. She moved to the city three
weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, declaring the city her creative muse.
Since her move in 2010, she has launched a photography and event planning business as
well as written her first novel, TITAN. She lives with her husband of 7 years, Nick, who
is featured on the cover of the novel. Her second novel Room 212 is set to publish March
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