Blog Tour for Guarded Hearts by L.A. Corvill

I want nothing but to escape the bitterness and emptiness surrounding me….

Guarded Hearts

L.A. Corvill

Blog Tour | October 27 – October 31

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

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Blurb

I want nothing but to escape the bitterness and emptiness surrounding me….

I’m, Olivia Rey, a product of an unwanted pregnancy and since that day forward my world has not beeneasy. My mother’s anger at not being able to hold on to my ‘father’ made her lash out all her hatred and venom at me growing up. So, I did the only thing I could to survive, I enclo…sed my heart until I can be in the light.

All I want is to be surrounded in darkness to not feel…

I’m, Phoenix Ryan, I have lived a life of privilege with no boundaries making me feel invincible. Then when I was on a high, tragedy came crashing down on me and cast me into a world where I was left numb. So I did the only thing I could to survive I enclosed my heart, so I could walk into the darkness.

Will theses two guarded hearts eclipse into each other to find love, or will they be forever guarded.

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REVIEW

Reviewer: Lorena

Rating: 3.5 Groupie Stars

I got hooked from the beginning to end. I highly enjoyed this read.

Olivia was a girl who got, not just verbally abused but also physically. Her mother disliked her and always blamed her for Olivia’s father leaving her. As Olivia started growing up, the abuse ended but then started getting ignored. She preferred the abuse than to get ignored. Olivia didn’t have the means to spend or do as she pleased, she lived in a trailer with her mother. She worked hard to earn a scholarship and leave to college and that’s exactly what she was looking forward. Leaving her crappy life behind and starting new.

Nix came from a prestigious family, but what he lacked was happiness. He lost his best friend in a terrible car accident and he only blamed himself for it. He felt like he could never be happy and he felt like he didn’t deserve it after losing his best friend.

When Nix and Olivia meet, there are sparks that fly and even though they both guard their hearts, they somehow find a way to start opening up to each other and start a relationship. They both start falling in love with each other.

But something unexpected happens that tears them apart. Can these two keep their guard down and not their obstacles get in the way of their love or will continue to keep their hearts guarded?

I really felt something when I read this because when children get abused it breaks my heart. I don’t see how people can have children and neglect and abuse them. If you don’t want children then you should take precautions in preventing a pregnancy or give the child up for adoption. He/she would probably be better off in a loving home.

When you lose someone is very painful and sometimes you feel like you can’t get over that loss. But we can’t blame ourselves forever. We need to just forgive ourselves. I know we will never forget, but we have to learn to forgive.

Nix finally finds it in him to forgive and move on. He truly feels alive after meeting Olivia. There was much love in this book and I loved how they both were so guarded at first, but started letting go little by little.

The author did a wonderful job with this book. My only complaint is that I felt it was a little rushed at the end. I think it could have been so much more better than what it was had they taken their time in the end. I still loved how it ended. I am happy that Livi and Nix got their HEA. I just felt like there was a lot more missing that would have made this book better.

I give this book 3.5 stars!

 

 

 

Excerpt #1 

Bro, step on it. Don’t be a pussy,” I yell. I am fucking wasted. I feel like I am flying super high. We are going home after a party that was being held at this abandoned warehouse outside of town. It was a secret party since there was going to be a lot of underage drinking and drugs involved.

“Nix what if we get pulled over? I can’t get a fucking ticket, my parents will kill me,” Sky says, paranoid.

“Dude, my fucking father is the town judge. He will make sure nothing happens. Come on, there is a reason this car can go 180 mph. Step on the gas.”

“Fuck, this feels awesome, bro. We are flying,” Sky says, laughing.

I stick my head out the window, feeling the night’s air on my face.

“Fuck yeah, we are fucking seniors. Can’t wait to leave this place and start getting college pussy,” I scream into the night.

Then I feel the flames of hell consume me.

Excerpt #2

I was around four years old the last time I cried. I had fallen outside my friend Mandy’s house. I scrapped my knee and the blood was running down my legs and onto my new socks. I didn’t cry from the pain; I cried because my mother was going to be so upset that I ruined my new socks. She was either going to spank me or put me to bed without dinner. Mandy’s mom picked me up and sat me on her lap while she sent Jenny to get a wet paper towel and some Band-Aids. She told me to stop crying, that she knew it was going to sting, but it was going to feel better in a bit. She hugged me tight and cuddled me while we waited. I had never felt that kind of warmth before; my mother never hugged me and she certainly never cuddled me. Those were the best three minutes of my life, it felt so nice that I didn’t care if I went to bed without dinner for a whole week or got spanked.

“Olivia! Where are you? Aye wuerca,” I heard my mother yell from the front yard. Mrs. Scott was just putting on my Band-Aid when my mother knocked on the door.

“Vicki, she’s here. She just fell and scraped her knee, but she is okay now,” Mrs. Scott told my mother. As she set me on the floor she kissed my head, I cried some more, but it was happy tears this time. Mandy was so lucky.

“Well, thank you, Barbara, for taking care of my pumpkin,” she replied with her fake smile.

She extended her hand towards me so that I could take it, and as soon I did she squeezed it hard and I started crying again, and we started to walk towards our trailer.

“Olivia, I told you to stop crying. Do you want me to give a reason to cry? Only weak, pathetic people cry. If you keep cryingLa LLorona will come get you because she will think you are her niña. You won’t want to be taken by her, because even though you are afraid of me I would never kill you like she killed her children, so be grateful to me, bastardita,” she told me.

I still didn’t know if I should have been grateful or not, because I still hadn’t seen the light in life.

Guarded Hearts Playlist 

Wake Me Up- Avicii

Concrete Angel- Gareth Emery

Animals- Martin Garrix

Now or Never- Tritonal

Still with Me- Tritonal

Dark Horse- Katy Perry

Talk Dirrty- Jason Derulo

All Of Me- John Legend ft. Tiesto

Last Chance- Kaskade & Project 46

Young & Beautiful- Lana Del Rey (Kaskade Remix)

Hurt- Johnny Cash

All shook up- Avila

Say Something- A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

 

About the Authors

Leli and Aimee are Texas-Natives who reside in the Rio Grande Valley. They work in the medical field and have evolved into New Adult Romance authors. Both share a passion for HEA. Their love for books helped them decide to purse their dream of writing. When they are not working or writing, Leli spends her day reading and adding new book boyfriends to her list, her kindle/ipad is never far from her. Aimee spends her time with her kids being a taxi to their various extra-curricular activities and her Ipad is never far either.

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