I am part of the CBL Book Tours and was asked to join this book tour so here I am! This being my very first book tour, I didn’t know much, but Laurynne from Coffee Books and Lipgloss made it easy for me 🙂
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Lexi Reynolds is facing a game changer. Three years ago, under the insistence of her husband, she walked away from a promising career as a special education specialist with her eyes set on becoming an administrator so that she could be a stay-at-home wife and mother. Now with the demise of her marriage along with her self-esteem and heart, Lexi must face the task of building a new life.
Layla Karsten is not one to sit idly on the side lines. Seeing the crushed spirit of her sister, Lexi, she is bound and determined to push her sister back in life….even if it means tapping into Lexi’s inner slut to do it.
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The “Why” Behind The Way Back To Me
I read a ton of romance books over the summer for “research” purposes (according to my children, my “research” turned into an addiction along the way). What did my “research” show? It showed that they are mostly about women between the ages of 21 and 28. After reading thirty or so romances about 21 year old women, I started to become irritated as I began to reflect my own 20’s. The irritation set in because the stuff in those books never happened to me. Nothing remotely similar. The only guys that tried to pick me up in a smoky bar were the unattractive ones that I couldn’t understand. Sure, I shouldn’t have been in the club at Hotel Intercontinental; however, I was hoping to bump into a nice Irish or English guy. And I still cringe when I think about the man that took my “V” card. I say man because he was 25 and should have known what he was doing. He talked the talk, but couldn’t walk the walk and I was sadly disappointed.
I don’t want to read books that make me reminisce about my past. I want to read books about women in their late thirties, pushing forty or have passed it. However, these books are hard to find. And when you do find them, they seem to sugar coat life.
With that in mind, the characters of Lexi Reynolds and Layla Karsten were born. Two sisters facing two different crossroads. The Way Back To Me (TWBTM) picks up as Lexi is struggling to get out of her depression brought on by her divorce combined with the sacrifices she made for her family through the years. After she finds a way to jump back into life, she begins to test the limits of her sexuality. Does she drop the fbomb a lot? Yes, because sometimes, that’s real life.
Layla’s story (TWBTM 2) is currently being written. As a secondary character in the first book, Layla was constantly pushing the envelope sexually. TWBTM 2 is about Layla’s journey to find out why she is doing this and how the consequences of her actions play havoc on her marriage and her career. She has to learn the hard way about what happens when you’re given a “free pass” after being with someone for 22 years.
Both stories are filled with “did that just happen” situations that might seem farfetched; however, so does losing your “V” card to a hot guy that happens to be a billionaire that is into BDSM and wants to marry you within 3 months.
I take one final look around his room for my clutch before admitting defeat. Stopping at the dresser, I take a quick peek at myself in the mirror. I look like I just got fucked hard. I don’t even think I can get my hair in a presentable fashion. I look around on his dresser for a brush or something, but instead I find my Target receipt. I hesitate for only a second before I decide to take it with me. I also decide it might be a good idea to wipe my number off of his phone. I don’t want to be a part of this fucked up relationship, nor do I want to wonder why he never called me again. This way I can walk away with no strings attached plus my one night stand wiped off of Layla’s bucket list.
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