Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Blog Tour ~ Everything I've Never Had ~ Lynetta Halat

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations.

Release Date: 9/2/2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blog Tour Hosted by: Angie’s Dreamy Reads

Celeste Hebert has always appeared to have it all, but there are many things she's never had, been forbidden from having.
One night. One song. One kiss. The perfect trifecta to unleash the floodgates of a forbidden attraction between the widow and her husband’s bad boy cousin, Adrian.
Celeste endeavors to rebury the feelings that surface after this one night since her powerful family despises him. Kindred spirits, best of friends they attempt to douse their attraction; however, Adrian always seems to know exactly how to push her buttons and may prove too much to resist.
Having defied his family by making his way on his own terms, Adrian struggles to regain their acceptance. When he meets his cousin’s wife and wants her for his own, he feels he’s finally lived down to the title—black sheep. But, when his cousin dies unexpectedly, Adrian fights his attraction and swears to honor them both by helping her raise her boys.
Finding himself enveloped in a cocoon of love and acceptance, Adrian knows it’s more than just physical attraction. However, unforeseen events threaten to destroy those he now holds dear and his newfound peace.
Will the ties that bind them be their undoing?


Author Info
For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to attain her master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her third book.

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I consider exactly how truthful I should be with him. He was so truthful with me. I owe him that much, don't I? "Adrian, I don't need time apart. You're my friend and you're amazing with the boys. They love you. I would never deny them your presence. I just...I just need us to get back to normal as quickly as possible. I...I am attracted to you. I have been for a while. But that's all it is—a physical attraction." On these words, I see his eyes narrow ever so slightly. I turn my head quickly and vow, "I promise to control myself, though." I allow my eyes to find his again. "I don't want to lose you either."
He studies me for a minute. Just as I find myself about to squirm under his intense gaze, he releases me. "OK, Celeste, that settles that. Back to normal. We'll both behave. This physical thing between us will pass. No harm, no foul. Right?"
"Right," I say on a smile.
Standing up, he turns to go back to his mowing; but then he spins around and comes back to tower over me. My head flies up, my gaze searching. I open my mouth to ask him what's wrong, but he beats me once again.
"Celeste, just so you know," he says as he tilts my chin back further and runs his calloused fingertips up my cheek to tuck a strand of errant hair behind my ear. His hand curls itself along my jaw. "That kiss...that kiss was exceptional, and I'll never forget it. As I stand here and as long as I live, it was the best I've ever had, the best I could ever have."
Since my heart has lodged itself firmly in my throat, he's gone before I can speak or even form a coherent thought for that matter. Slowly, I shake my head at his retreating back. We'll never get back to normal if he keeps touching me and talking to me like that.
All rights reserved. Copyright Lynetta Halat 2013.

Amazingly powerful love story!

Wow! This book takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride through so many emotions:- loss; friendship; hate; fear; heartbreak and the most amazing feeling of unconditional love!

Celeste is an amazing women who has been through so much for her age and she has come out the other side a stronger woman. Her family are very controlling and she has to learn to stand up to them to get what SHE wants for a change!  She is a beautiful and loving woman who deserve some happiness in be life.

Adrian is a fascinating character who takes care of Celeste and her family and his story comes out slowly through the book.  His love for Celeste and her family is amazing and the help he gives her unconditionally is phenomenal!

I love Celeste's kids they are funny and have great personalities. It's not often that the kids in a story get so much coverage and I think it only added to the passion in this book.

I love Lynetta Halat's writing style it was full of emotion and I had to stay up till 3am to finish it!!

Absolutely deserves 5 stars and more!


Giveaway Info:
Kindle Paperwhite
$25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
5 Signed Paperbacks of Everything I’ve Never Had
10 ebooks of Everything I’ve Never Had

1 comment:

  1. I love Lynetta's writing and am definitely crossing my fingers because it would make my day to win a signed copy of Everything I've Never Had!