Friday, August 22, 2014

Tour Stop Review + Promo: Commitment, Changed series by Heather Dahlgren

Blog Tour: September 22nd to 27th
Title: Commitment (Changed Series Book 2)
Author: Heather Dahlgren
Release Date: July 31st, 2014
Hosted By: Author Sandra Love

Maddie Duff had a horrible childhood - dreadful, vile, and appalling, thanks to her deranged mother. Maddie was forced into a life that made her believe that perfection and beauty were the most important things. She was taught that the only relationships worth having with men were those of a sexual nature; men were not worth the commitment. 

She leads a life of fun, carefree, emotionless sex with countless men. She lives with her best friends, Kenz and Becca, who she considers her only family. She also has an ongoing ‘friends with benefits’ thing with her friend and neighbor, Young. 

Tyler Young is hot, sexy and loves women. He is foul-mouthed, idiotic and hysterical. He lives with his best friends, Campbell and Dick. These three may bust each other; however, they have each other’s back in the blink of an eye. Young has his sights set on Maddie. They have an intense, mind-blowing time in the bedroom … Until he decides he wants more. 

Even though Young has Maddie feeling things she has never felt before, not to mention her panties on fire, when he suggests a relationship she takes off. Young is determined to make Maddie his, whatever the cost. He comes up with a plan that he believes will do just that. Make Maddie his … mind, body and soul. 

Can Young convince Maddie that he is worth breaking all her rules for? Will Maddie be able to let down her walls, forget what she believes, and let Young in? What happens when the past finally catches up with you and the truth is revealed? 

“I will never let a man own me, and I refuse to become of those women dependent on a man emotionally.”

I was curious and looking forward to this one. Liked both Young and Maddie in the first book.

From the very beginning, we find out Maddie’s secret. And it’s an ugly one. Suffice it to say, her mother is a monster. The person that should love her and protect her from the moment she draws her first breath is the one that hurts her most and is careful to place idiotic ideas into Maddie’s head, thus enabling her to form a bond with the opposite sex. She uses sex not only for pleasure and because she loves it, but it’s a way for her to escape feelings. Young, well, he just likes to fuck. He’s a hot-blooded male that likes women and falls hard for the one that can’t commit.

I liked it, though I feel the story was more about the sex than the main characters’ connection. They do get there, they do overcome a lot of nasty things, both together and individually but, as I said, I feel like the emphasis was on the sex between them. Don’t get me wrong, these two are hot together, Young has a dirty mouth but I would have wanted there to be a balance. The scale kind of tipped over.

All in all, 3 ½ stars. There were a few typos, nothing serious. I liked both characters, their Truth or Dare games are funny and will be reading the next one about Becca and Dick, since it’s only now that we see a connection between them, whereas there was nothing more than friendship in the first book.

***Copy provided in exchange for an honest review***

Release Date June 6th 2014

Description of Changed:

Kenz hated high school.  Having no friends, no boyfriend, and worst of all being bullied—graduation was the only thing she looked forward to.  After graduation, she completely reinvents herself becoming the person she always wanted to be.  Someone different.  Changed.  When she gets to college, she easily makes friends, boyfriends, and loves life.  For once in her life, she adores the person she has become.
Enter Campbell Boyd —the attraction between them is instant.  He is sexy as hell.  Sweet, romantic, flirty.  He definitely knows how to treat a woman in and out of the bedroom.  
Once he has his sights set on Kenz, there is nothing that will stand in his way.  Or maybe there is something that could ruin it all?  One small detail that Kenz tries desperately to ignore—one that can only be swept under the rug for so long.    
What happens when the past and present collide and secrets are revealed?  Is it possible to forgive or will it destroy them both?  One thing’s for sure—things are going to change.

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I am 36 years old.  I am married to my high school sweet heart.  We have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing kids.  I’m a stay at home mom and my kids definitely keep me busy.  I live at the Jersey Shore and love all there is to do here.  I love nature, birds especially.  I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family. 
I have always loved to write.  In high school I used to write stories, poems and a lot of love notes!  I absolutely love to read.  I love the way I can get lost in a book and forget about the world around me.  Now that I am writing books, I feel the same way, only it’s my book I’m getting lost in.  
As for now, I am loving this journey of becoming an author.  It has been more then I dreamed it would be.  
You can always find me online.  I love social media, so please feel free to interact with me.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour!!!! <3