Friday, May 18, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Loni Flowers

Today's Blog Tour is PRESENTED by Reading Addiction Blog Tours. 

There will be a GIVEAWAY and REVIEW at the end of this post, but first up let's meet the Author! 

Loni Flowers lives in Elm City, North Carolina with her video-gaming husband, who makes her laugh every day; two wild toddlers, who never slow down for a second; and three couch-potato dogs, who only raise an eye when foods around. She works a full-time professional job and when she's not playing on the internet or chatting on Twitter, she spends her free time with friends and family waiting for the next big idea strike. Taking Chances is her first novel.

Title: Taking Chances
AuthorLoni Flowers
Date Published: 3/1/12

At age twenty-three, Alex has had a hard life. His parents died when he was quite young, leaving his grandparents to raise him. Right before his high school graduation, his grandparents passed on too, leaving him all alone. After losing everyone he's ever loved, Alex turns to the streets in a self-destructive pattern until he finally ends up in Springhill, where he tries to make a new life for himself. 

Clair’s childhood was normal until age thirteen, when her father left the family and she never heard from him again. Consequently, her mother went into a deep depression, forcing Clair to grow up quickly. After finishing high school, Clair’s heartache over her father’s absence as well as her unbearable mother drive her to strike out on her own. But having nowhere to go and no family to speak of, Clair wanders aimlessly from town to town, homeless, and without purpose. Looking for work wherever she goes and living hand to mouth on the streets is tough, Clair discovers, but living with her mother is worse.

Now twenty-one years old, Clair has found her way to the last place she and her family took their final vacation as a family--Springhill. While in town, she crosses paths with Alex and their ensuing relationship grows faster than expected. Soon Clair wonders if coming back to Springhill and meeting Alex was the best decision or the worst decision she ever made.

My Rating:

My Review:
I haven't read many books about homeless people or the situations that put them there. This is the heartbreaking yet heartwarming story of two people who both have many demons in their past. You would think a relationship between these two is impossible, I mean, 2 wrongs don't make a right... but their chemistry and love is undeniable from the start. 

From chapter to chapter I fell more deeply into this story. Clair is such a loveable character. You just want to give her a big hug, thank the Lord Alex was there at just the right moment every time. I found it amazing how much of a knight in shining armor he really was for her. He had such PURE feelings for her and is really just a stand up guy!

I loved the revelations in this story! I seem to always gravitate towards characters with issues and I love when they come to terms with their lives and their pasts. I just really enjoyed this story!


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I really enjoyed working with Loni on this tour! To read more reviews, please visit the other stops on this tour:

May 7 - Musings of a BookWorm - Giveaway
May 8 - Willing to See Less - Giveaway/Guest Post
May 9 - Reading It All - Giveaway/REVIEW
May 10 - Tana Rae Reads - Interview/REVIEW
May 11 - Taking It One Page at a Time - Interview
May 14 - Paulette's Papers - Giveaway
May 16 - Bernadette Marie - Interview
May 16 - Kindle Obsessed - Giveaway/REVIEW
May 17 - Basias Bookshelf - REVIEW

1 comment:

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

This sounds like a fabulous book. TBR.

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