Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TRYING NOT TO LOVE YOU by MEGAN SMITH Blog Tour Stop Review and Giveaway!


MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.

But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.

Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.

Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?


    Trying Not To Love You grabbed me from the beginning. I don't have brothers but I had very protective boy cousins and their friends were protective as well. I related with MacKenzie and her overbearing yet totally loveable brothers, Jackson, Cooper and Mason. Her friendship with Hailey reminded me of my relationship with my best friend. Every aspect of this book was relate-able and realistic. I fell in love with the whole family. And by family I mean not only MacKenzie's family but Hunter's as well. Hunter, sigh, what an idiotic sweety! I loved him but I also wanted to slap him. WAKE UP DUDE! I have to admit I kinda fell for Dominic too. Toward the end. The Dominic in the beginning won zero points with me! 
     Each character was well developed even the secondary characters. They were rounded characters with flaws and all. MacKenzie takes you on a ride you don't want to get off of. Even after the book ends, TWO days later, I am still living in Megan's world. I have a SERIOUS case of book hangover. No matter how many Tylenol I take it won't go away. The only reason I didn't finish this book in one day was because I started it late in the day and had to sleep! But you can guarantee I was up at 6 am on SUNDAY (I don't get up till 8:30-9 on Sundays) to continue reading and finished it early! Left with a "What the hell just happen?" feeling. I have read some great books lately but I haven't had a case of book hangover in a while. THANK YOU MEGAN!! 
      MacKenzie and Hunter's love story is real, heartbreaking, full of love and family. I wish I was a fantastic review writer for Ms. Megan. I don't feel like I am giving this book the proper praise. As a debut novel it was wonderfully written. Megan did a great job driving the story forward. I never felt a lull and never waited for it to pick back up. It continuously moved forward. The editing was done well and it has a beautiful cover. Great Job on a debut novel Megan!! 
    Now then, the biggest part of my hangover has to do with the massive cliff hanger at the end. Would I not read it if I had none there was this HUGE cliff? YES!! Over and Over again I would say YES! Even though the ending leaves you hanging and waiting breathlessly for book 2 (YES there is a book 2 coming!!) you'll love the love story and rollercoaster you are taken on. Go Get This Book NOW! GO**** shew the links are below! But enter the Rafflecopter first pretty please! 

The Author:
Megan Smith 

About Megan:
When Megan Smith is not writing she is a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to her son. She lives in the New Jersey. At the end of the day when she is done work and being a mom you can find her curled up with a good book or writing on her current story. 

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read your book.

  2. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. when is the release date for easy to love you

  4. Anonymous- It's already released. :)