Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Tour Review and Giveaway: Say When by Tara West

Title: Say When (Something More #1)
Author: Tara West
Genre: New Adult Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Release Date: July 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin. 

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent. 

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse. 

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.

A really great summer romance, Say When is a fairly light read that touches on some issues but doesn't hit you over the head with them.  Christina and Andres are both a little damaged from their past, and when they find each other Andres is quick to realize just how special their connection is.  Christina banishes Andres' nightmares and he gives her a sense of confidence she didn't realize she could have.

There are a couple side storylines about the people in their lives that really helped to round out their personalities.  Andres and Christina are some of the most rounded characters I've seen in a shorter novel.  Even Christina's mother and best friend seemed to jump off the page in a scary way and I really wanted to just pick baby Ty up and cuddle him until everything was better.

In  the end it would have been nice to see a little bit more closure in their lives, but perhaps some of these stray ends will be the opening for book two?

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A former Texas high school teacher, I enjoyed coaching the writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise my baby girl, I now work from home as a cover artist.
In my spare time, I loves to read, exercise and spend time with family and friends. I contribute the cover art for my Whispers Series and have designed covers for over 500 other books.

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  1. Thanks for your review, Jasmyn. Yes, there is definitely more. Book two, Say Yes, will be out tomorrow. I can get you a review copy if you'd like. :) Tara

    1. I would love a review copy! Can you contact me at ?

  2. This sounds like a really sweet read! Glad you enjoyed it, Jasmyn! :)

  3. This book is a must read. The story of two broken hearts coming together is captivating. I found it very difficult to put this book down when I was needed elsewhere. I ended up staying up half the night to finish it with no regrets of having an early morning with little sleep.