September 11, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise #2) by S.L. Scott

Hey guys! Happy Hump Day! Welcome to my stop on the Good Intentions blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule. 

Title: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise #2)
Author: S.L. Scott
Expected release: September 9th 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Book Blog Tours

~ Synopsis ~ 

Two words sum up my summer in paradise: Evan Ashford. 

I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He's become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more... needing to know he feels this too. 

Although our connection won't stop the summer's end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry... Will our good intentions be good enough? But I'm all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I'm wrong. 

Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman: Mallory Wray.

Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others', reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again - soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won't get to see her face every day. I've been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can't help myself when it comes to her. 

I kiss her. 
Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.

~ My Thoughts ~

My Rating: 4 / 5 

Summer is the perfect time to read the Welcome to Paradise series just as I had suspected. The covers make me want to go to Hawaii and surf, and I've never surfed a day in my life. I'm lucky to walk across a porch without breaking an ankle. 

I liked Good Intentions even more than its predecessor, Good Vibrations. In this installment, Mallory is working on her trust in Evan while Evan is working on the issues he has after an accident a few years before. The question throughout the book is, will they be able to make a go of it with all of the obstacles in their path? I was back and forth in my thinking on that one - there were times I thought they'd end up together for sure, but then I wasn't convinced they'd be able to stay together. Sometimes I even found myself wishing Mallory could have met someone like Zach. They seemed to be doing just fine, but then I guess there wouldn't be a book. 

Mallory and Evan are really hot together, and their chemistry sizzles right from the pages. The problem with their relationship is it's either one extreme or the other - they're either feeling the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. It's as though their relationship is manic depressive and can't be healthy for either one of them. After delving into their histories, you begin to get the whole picture. 

New insight is given into Mallory and Evan. You learn the details of her ex-boyfriend from before she arrived in Hawaii, the accident Evan was involved in a few years ago, Mallory's insecurities involving Evan's wealth... everything I wanted to know more about back in Good Vibrations was addressed in this book. I was happy to find out I was right about Mallory's ex-boyfriend. There had been some insinuations about him in the first book, and I drew the correct conclusion.  

I flew through this book like I did the first one, and I really didn't want to put it down. This series makes me wish it would stay summer forever.  

~ Purchase Links ~ 
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~ Meet the Author: S.L. Scott ~ 

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of Amazon bestseller, A Prior Engagement, her debut novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Amazon best seller, Sleeping with Mr. Sexy, and Morning Glory - all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn't get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas. 

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  1. I picked up Good Vibrations but haven't read it yet. :) Good Intentions sounds like a great followup and I'm looking forward to reading them both. Although, I'll probably be reading them this winter - they'll keep me warm while it's snowing outside. :)

    1. It's good, but I liked Good Intentions better. :) I think you'll like both. :) Oh, these books will def keep you warm in the winter, lol!! ;D


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