Friday, August 16, 2013

PROMO & REVIEW: The Georgia Corbins by Kara Leigh Miller

The Georgia Corbins
Kara Leigh Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA Romance
Flame rating: Flickering
Released: 6/10/2013
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Word count: 265 pages

Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven, the Romance Writers of America, and the CNY Romance Writers.
Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she's not reading or writing, she's thinking about reading and writing. And when she's not doing that, she's spending time with her family and friends.

Blurb:  Ali Philips never thought anything could be more devastating than the day Levi and Tucker Corbin, her two best friends—her only friends—moved away. Three years passed without a single phone call, text message, or email from them and she’s resolved to the fact that she will probably never see them again. Until one morning when she comes face-to-face with Levi Corbin in physics class.

Little does she know, the Corbins have returned to Haldeen with only one thing on their minds: winning Ali’s heart. Ali soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle she doesn’t want any part of. As she tries to reclaim the friendships she’s lost and to adjust to the unfamiliar feelings she’s having, she struggles with making the one decision that will forever change their lives: Levi or Tucker Corbin?

She’s always had a special bond with Tucker and feels most comfortable when she’s with him. But Levi brings her to life in a way she didn’t think was possible and makes her feel things she didn’t think she would ever feel. Torn between the two, Ali is certain of only one thing–by the time it’s over, she’ll lose one of her best friends.


Ali's POV
The second bell rang, and Mr. Palmer cleared his throat. That meant class had officially started. We were reading and discussing The Grapes of Wrath. I'd enjoyed the book, but talking about it for almost two weeks straight was killing whatever pleasure I'd gotten from reading it. Now I was just plain bored. I took out my notebook and began to doodle. Hearts within hearts, curly lines, balloons, and then I started to do something I didn't think I'd ever do: I wrote Mrs. Ali Corbin. I liked the looks of that.

Hmm, the question remained, which Corbin brother did I marry? I drew two more hearts and wrote Ali and Levi in the center of one, and Ali and Tucker in the other. My eyes focused on one specific heart, and a small smile formed on my lips. When did I become such a girl?

My smile faded when the reality of what I'd just done settled in. I was not seriously sitting there daydreaming about marrying one of the Corbins, was I? We were best friends. I wasn't supposed to think of them in that way. Yet, I couldn't stop. They were each sexy in their own ways, and that combined with the fact that they were my best friends—that we knew each other better than anyone else ever would — made them completely irresistible. I dropped my head onto the desk. I was in so much trouble.

Tour long Giveaway:
2 Winners each will get
(1) signed copy of The Georgia Corbins in paperback
(1) Georgia Corbin magnet
(1) Georgia Corbin spiral bound notebook
(1) Kara Leigh Miller pen.

Dates: 8/12 thru 8/26/2013

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Sarah's Review:
Thank you to Candlelight Tours and Kara Leigh Miller for a copy of this story for an honest review.  I decided to be a part of this promo because I was intrigued by the blurb and I enjoy reading stories where the heroine has to choose who she loves more.

From the beginning I was hooked on this story and I had a favorite brother that I was rooting for.  I enjoyed reading the different POV's because you could see how much each of the characters cared for each other.   Each brother had their "pros" and "cons" but you could tell that they were making it very difficult for Ali and for their own relationship.

I feel that this story is a a great lesson in how being selfless and not wanting to hurt anyone actually hurts all those involved.  Ali's decision was not the one I was rooting for but I understood why she did what she did.   It doesn't mean that I agree with her at all.   No matter what decision Ali made, someone was going to get hurt. 

1 comment:

  1. The Georgia Corbins is definitely worth reading. I fell in love with both brothers in the story, but one ended up winning my heart.