Finding Olivia: How far would you go to find yourself? That’s the question that’s been haunting Olivia Owens for years.
Chasing Olivia: How far would you go to reignite the spark you once had? Two years later, Trace and Olivia are as much in love as they’ve always been. But the spark they once had for life is waning and Trace is determined that they find it again. His solution? A road trip. But he doesn’t tell Olivia the real reason they’re heading north.Tempting Rowan: I’m drowning in the numbness. It’s pulling me under and I can’t see the surface. It’s easier to pretend I can’t feel. And the longer you pretend, the easier it is to believe. But he wants to save me. Only he can’t. I have to save myself…and I don’t know if I want to.
Saving Tatum: Even tough girls need saving. Jude Brooks is bad news. He’s the kind of guy that leaves behind a string of broken hearts and Tatum O’Connor is not about to be one of those girls, despite all of Jude’s advances. They have a past, and Tatum’s determined to make sure they don’t have a future.
Finding Olivia is the first book in the Trace + Olivia series. This is the first book I have read by this author. When I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. I really enjoyed this book; it’s a good coming of age story.
Olivia was the daughter of a preacher. Her dad was horrible to her and her mom. So when she picked a college she made sure it was as far away from her dad as she could get. The last night she was at home she made a “Live List” of things she wanted to do to help find herself. Then she meets Trace. He is a sexy, tattooed mechanic. He seems more than happy to help Olivia cross items off her list. They became friends and that friendship grew into love.
I liked the story line of this book a lot. It was a unique take on the traditional bucket list. I enjoyed watching Olivia find herself and love along the way. This was a sweet book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Chasing Olivia is the second book in the series. This book is about Trace and Olivia. Trace is taking her on a road trip for her graduation present. He has his own “Live List” for them to complete. He is also determined to find the spark that he and Olivia had in the beginning of their relationship. I loved the adventures that Trace had them doing from the items on his “Live List”. I also loved the interactions between Olivia and Trace. I cannot wait to read Trent’s story in the next installment.
Tempting Rowan is the third book in the series. This book is an emotional roller coaster. It’s full of love, lies and deception.
Rowan is a lost soul and she doesn’t seem to want to find herself. She has a crappy home life and is basically raising her siblings. Trent is determined to take all of her pain away. She knows that if anyone could it would be him and that is why she wants to stay away from him.
Ms Smeltzer made me feel what Rowan and Trent were experiencing. Trent wanted to give Rowan the love that she didn’t get at home. But once all the lies come to light, he runs. I was heartbroken for both Rowan and Trent. I cried and hoped they would get a HEA. In the end, this story was totally worth all the tears I cried. Loved the HEA ending.
Saving Tatum is the fourth and final book in this series. This book is full of love, heartache and despair.
Tatum’s life changed when she lost her brother. The only true friend she has is Rowan. She doesn’t let anyone close because she feels that they will just leave and that would destroy her more.
Jude gets around, a lot. He seems to get any girl he wants and he wants Tatum. She loathes him and blames him for her brother’s death, so she is not about to let him into her life. Except for the fact that her heart seems to want him. Like they say you can’t help what the heart wants. The more time Tatum spends with Jude the more she starts to see the other side of him. He is sweet, kind and caring even though he doesn’t share this side with anyone else but Tatum.
This story is a great story about forgiveness. Saving Tatum was the perfect ending to this series. I would recommend this series to anyone that likes a love story with great characters. I cannot wait to read more from this author.
heel of my hand. “No! You’ve got to be kidding me!” I pulled off the road, my
tire bumping along.
complete and utter carnage.
straight to my car, like a path of breadcrumbs.
looking for the necessary tools to change a tire.
the first thing about changing a tire. My father had made sure that I only knew
how to do a woman’s work.
side, pulling at the ends of my hair. I glared at the offending nail, that had
to be four inches long, sticking out of the tire. How many nails did people
drive over a day and I was the one to get a flat freakin’ tire?
roommate to come pick me up.
the wind gusted around me, blowing leaves off of the nearby trees. I watched
the red, yellow, and orange leaves fall down and scatter over my car. One,
unfortunately, got caught in my hair. I reached up and pulled it out before
letting it drift to the ground.
getting out of a black car that looked like something old, but classic.
dark brown, almost black, hair and the greenest eyes I had ever seen. Five o’
clock shadow covered his cheeks and chin. My eyes trailed down, over the white
t-shirt glued to his chest, and stopped there. I could see black ink underneath
the white shirt and licked my lips. The fact that he had tattoos only made him
hotter. To protect against the cold, he was wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt.
putting my earlier fears about him being a murderer or rapist completely to
you need some help?”
shivered at the sound. I was pretty sure I’d be happy for him to help me with a
lot of things, and none of them included my tire.
where the trunk was.
down, next to the ruined tire.
me,” I ran my fingers nervously through my wavy brown hair. “He said something
about it not being appropriate for a girl to do and if I ever got a flat tire,
I better hope Prince Charming came along. My dad’s very—uh—old fashioned,” I
he-uh-usually rides a white horse or something… I think.”
black ’69 Camaro doesn’t count as a white horse. You watch a lot of Disney
movies or something?”
from the orange glow of the setting sun.
wasn’t trying to be funny.
was warm and calloused, swallowing mine whole. “Trace Wentworth,” he grinned
when my hand jerked at his touch.
Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia.
She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to
read and spend time with her family.