Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Blog Tour & Review~Always Yours, Baby by Airicka Phoenix & #Giveaway
ALWAYS YOURS, BABY
Damon & Willa
How could someone so pure want filth like him?
Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.
How could someone so broken complete her?
Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.
How could a love like theirs be extinguished?
But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?
How could love so strong ever fail?
*I received this in exchange for an honest review*
This is the first book from Airicka Phoenix that I’ve read and oh my goodness, she blew me away!! I absolutely LOVED this book!! Not having read the first 3 in the series before this one, I was a bit worried that I would have some catching up to do, but no…I didn’t fall behind once. I was introduced to the characters and did not feel like I was missing anything from not reading the other books before this one. I mean, there were a few things like, how Calla and Jared got together. I WANT to read the book that has that in it, but did I have to read it so I didn’t get lost?? No. On to this book though!
So, since I was able to read this as a stand-alone, I was introduced to all the characters for the first time. I fell in love with the entire family!! There is a bit of a quirky, twisty-turny thing in the family dynamics about parentage. Despite that issue though, they are such a loving and wonderful bunch. I seriously miss them, and it’s only been a couple days since I finished reading the book! Ms. Phoenix really did a wonderful job of creating this entire family and small town atmosphere.
The only downside for me, was Willa is sometimes a bit TOO sensitive for my tastes. She is a very sensitive person who, even admits herself, has no spine….I mean NOOO spine. The slightest thing, even a perceived issue, will make her get worked up into an anxiety attack. I don’t know if there is some back story there that I don’t have since I haven’t read the other books yet, but I didn’t see a mention of anything in this one. Thankfully she has hunky Damon to be strong for her though! Anyway, taken Willa’s wimpiness into account, this definitely gets 4.5 STARS from me!! I can tell that I will be re-reading this book, and the rest of the series (since I bought it all while it’s on sale) many times over!! Good job Airicka Phoenix.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.
When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.
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