Monday, February 9, 2015

Blog Tour and Dual Review, Maybe by: Amber L. Johnson

Amber L. Johnson


Release Date: February 12 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Contemporary / Erotica
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-371-3
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


Maybe-3D-Paperback-eReader Emily Portman loves her job. A writer for Breakout! Magazine, she shadows and showcases up-and-coming bands. When her next assignment takes her to Austin, Texas, she can’t wait to add the city to her map of places she’s visited. Places she’s left without looking back. Her plan is to keep moving on, and the last thing she needs is a man holding her back. She’s not going down that road again. Tyler Macy is stuck in a rut. Despite his exceptional talent as a musician, he has chosen to take a backseat with his music and let others grab the limelight. Wounded and mistrustful, he doesn’t appreciate his friends’ efforts to bring him back to center stage. Emily comes onto the scene and sees his full potential, but he fights to stay in the shadows, shutting her out before she can add to the scars another woman gave him. For Tyler to find his music again, he needs to accept the help that Emily and their friends offer. When he discovers that his muse lies underneath Emily’s skin, it is still not enough to keep her from walking away. Neither will admit what they really want until it is too late. Emily is once again thrown in Tyler’s path when she is assigned to join them on tour. Despite the pain in his past, Tyler sees that she is worth it, even if she’s stolen both his heart and peace of mind. In order for them to be together, they both must discover whether the music and their passion are enough to overcome the obstacles that separate them. Maybe finding love is worth the risk.  

Dani's Review

5 kisses and I would give a million more right now if I could.

Hands down my best read of 2015 so far.

Just so we're clear I legit have tears running down my face. I literally about 2 minutes ago finished Maybe and OMG wow. The feels for this book are off the charts.

Music is a subject that hits close to my heart because like Emily Portman and Amber herself I support my local music scene and am out at a local show when possible.

Tyler Mace. Man of a million words.  My favorite thing about him... Blow pops! I am a blow pop fanatic myself and I can tell you that any given time if you are near me and ask for gum, it will be given to you in mini blow pop form.

Oh Review, I'm supposed to be writing that right?

Emily Portman, Not your average every day woman in her mid-twenties. She wants to feel in life, and she does so through music. It wasn't her first choice but she made the best of it. She strikes me as a timid but not overly shy person. There were multiple times in Maybe where I felt as if I were living in Emily's life. She pulled at my heart strings multiple times in this book because I can see a strong resemblance to a person I have come to love and adore over the last two years.... Strength... Motivation and Courage. Emily packs a whole lot of all 3 of those things.

Tyler Mace, He came off to me as an arrogant man when we were first introduced to him. He is a man who has a past and does anything and everything he can to keep his walls up. He broke my heart multiple times in this story and maybe nor for the reasons you are thinking.

I was hooked from the word go. I have had many people tell me that in the past and I never believed them until I became a reviewer here at Sassy Moms Say:Read Romance. Maybe is one of those books where you say oh another chapter and then bed...  Yeah Right! I said that multiple times and here I sit at 3:15 am writing a review. I cannot give you words of this story in Maybe, doing so would feel like I would give too much of the plot away. All I can day is Maybe, is a one of a kind story with truth to some of the events that happen. I won't go into that because I respect personal/professional boundaries. I LOVED THIS BOOK. POINT BLANK PERIOD. If you want to know why I love Maybe so much, click one of the many buy links and buy it!

A few passages/quotes I found along the way in Maybe that I absolutely love!

1. "Say you missed me." He speaks against my lips, his tongue slipping out to touch mine lightly. "Tell me you thought about me."

2. My therapist says confessions are good for the soul. I think he's full of s**t.

3. Being this close just to refrain from touching her is making me want more. and I didn't think that was possible.
I need to write.
I need to write on her.

4. I am terrified.
I am ecstatic.
These old feelings lie just beneath the surface, and I push them down until I'm sure they've been buried. But in this case, the doubts and fears are crawling up my spine and lodging in my throat.
I am not afraid of failure. I'm afraid I won't fall just because she's here.

If those passages/ quotes and my review have you wondering why you haven't read it yet, then my only question to you is... What are you waiting for.? :) …

I LOVE the cover of this book. Shout out to Amber and her editing staff who worked so hard to make Maybe not only a dream but a reality.

Amber, this is you bb. I love Maybe and I cannot be more proud to say that I support you in whatever endeavors you choose! I cannot wait for your next release. :) 

Dawn's Review: 

I was giving and arc to read for an honest review.

I have to give this one five kisses, would give more if possible but five is the highest on our scale.

Oh wow, where to start? When we first meet Emily we meet a young woman who not really has a past per say but is someone that had her dream life ripped away by someone she would never have imagined would have done. Then here comes Tyler and he makes Emily see the world with new eyes. Tyler himself has been dealt a wild hand at life, but when these two cross paths you can’t help to want these two to find the happiness in life that everyone is entitled to. I have read every book that Amber has released and each one hasn't disappointed me. But this one is by far my absolute favorite, maybe it’s the way this story was told, maybe it was the way Amber    wrote this one with life experience and I related more to it,   or maybe for once I just wanted to root for the underdog and only wish them the best. Either way I'm sure others will love this as much if not more than I did. 

Maybe-3D-Book-Stack-1Walking toward him is like trudging through the deepest mud, but I hold my head high, my hands in my pockets and strides long. When I'm less than a foot away, his head turns toward me without lifting his chin, and he looks up from under his brows. The white smoke from his cigarette causes his eyes to nearly close before he pulls it from his lips and exhales upward into the air. I'm struck by how incredibly handsome he is in black wool and new jeans. I want to know if his skin feels hot under his clothes and if his back feels the same when I scratch fingernails across his spine. My fists clench in my coat pockets at the thought. This is going to be so much harder than I'd been prepared for.

AuthPhotA true child of music, Amber's parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people's lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing. A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.      

Be sure to look for her other book!
Praise for Maybe
"The characters are fun, likable, and well done. It's such a feel good story with a wonderful romance. Honestly, if you want a good, easy read with a cast of characters that will make you laugh and cry, and a romance that will sweep you off your feet then give this book a read. You won't regret it. " - Jennifer

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU BOTH for these fabulous reviews and for being part of my blog tour! LOVE <3