Monday, September 29, 2014

Release Day Blitz Review feat Giveaway- Love Nouveau by B.L. Berry


Love Nouveau

B.L. Berry

New Adult Contemporary

Cover Designer : Najla Qamber Designs


The only thing inevitable in love is despair.

I knew from the start that he was going to wreck me.

Nothing could have prepared me for the day he walked into my life… or the day he walked out of it.

I self-destructed.

All that remained was a shell of the girl I once was.


And I don’t know if I’ll ever recover.



Silence passes between us and he nudges my elbow with his. Reaching out for my hand again, he delicately traces the inside of my palm where he kissed it yesterday with his fingertip. Goosebumps rise and my body hums with anticipation. I turn to look him in the eye again and he has a charming, yet shy, look on his face.

For the love of all that is holy…lean over and kiss me, already!

“You know … if you’re wondering whether or not I want to,” he pauses for a quick breath and stares at my lips before continuing. “I want to. Or rather, I want you to.”

I can hardly control myself and double over in laughter.

“What?” Phoenix asks, his eyebrows knit together.

“I cannot believe you just said that! You just turned one of my most favorite songs into a cheesy pickup line!”

He chuckles softly and tries to pull me back toward him. “Yeah, you got me. At least now I have confirmation that you have good taste in music.”

Pfft. As if there were ever any doubt. I’m becoming increasingly more aware of how he works. Clearly he has issues making the first move, but once the door is open, the shy guy dissolves.

We stare at each other in silence … staring through each other … his hazel eyes pleading for what we both want to say … for what we both want to do.

For something that has been so easy to do so many times before, I’m surprised by my nervousness.

Then, as if on cue, the world starts moving in slow motion. I watch Phoenix close his eyes and lean toward me, and I swear … I swear I see his lips quiver.

“Ivy…” he whispers. My name tastes of chocolate and caramel from the cupcakes we shared and my heart sighs at the sound of my name rolling off of his tongue.

I lean forward and close the gap between us, running my fingertips down his face and committing his stubble to memory as I slowly part his lips with mine.

I fall into this kiss…

Fall into him…

Fall for him.

This kiss. God, this kiss is deliciously slow like honey. Instantly I can feel it everywhere in my body, blazing in my palm … my chest … my toes. He takes his time, his hands outlining my neck to my shoulders and down to my arms.

I kiss him like I’m starving and I only now realize that I have been hungry for the past twenty-two years, savoring every last bite, committing it to memory for both the present and the afterlife. I take my time memorizing his mouth with my tongue.

The fresh taste of his lips …

The way his arms envelop me, delicate but firm …

The tender moan that rises from the back of his throat …

I’ve come undone.

Pulling back, I watch him bring his fingertips to his lips in wonder. When his lips struck mine, tiny sparks jumped. Heat flashed. Instant combustion.

With that one kiss, an ember hidden deep inside my soul awakened a sleeping shadow. A kindling in my hollows started a slow burn. The ember becomes light, a twin flame illuminating my heart.

It’s strange to think that something as innocent as pressing one’s lips to another’s can so drastically alter the course of your entire life. But with that single kiss, I know that he is important.

That single kiss has changed everything.


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About the author


B.L. Berry is many things. A New Adult author. A self-proclaimed music whore. A long-course triathlete. A marketing savant. And a full-time working mom. While there are never enough hours in the day, she does the best she can to get things done and hopes for technological advances in human cloning.

When she’s not hiding behind her computer writing, you can find her spending time with her family or catching up on her favorite TV shows. Rumor has it she’ll sleep when she’s dead.

She is Canadian by birth. Mexican by marriage. Chicagoan by heart. Kansan by choice. Jayhawk purely by common sense.

Residing outside of Kansas City, she lives with her husband, two children and black pug. Each day her family thanks the makers of e-Readers, because without which they would be living amongst stacks and stacks of romance novels. Conversely, each day B.L. Berry thanks the makers of e-Readers for hiding her book-hoarding tendencies.

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Love Nouveau is a debut novel that's full of life and love. One day I was casually scrolling Facebook, as I usually do, just minding my own business. When a certain cover of a book caught my eye. It was a book that was being pimped. Now I normally try to stay away from these groups because I feel like I get a million different notifications a day from them. Anyways, this particular book caught my eye.

I went and read the synopsis and I was sold. I had to HAVE this book. I just had to. Well, I got it and I couldn't have been more happy with the outcome.

The story starts off with Ivy coming back from a year abroad in Italy studying art history. While in Italy, she learns her sister is getting married and she couldn't be more thrilled. No, actually she's not. See, Ivy and her family don't exactly get along. At all. They are those rich folks that think they are better than everyone, and the type that are all about appearances. They were not happy when they learned Ivy was getting into art and not a more "prominent" job. Such as a lawyer or a doctor.

The night she arrives in the states where her college is located, she meets a boy. Not just any boy, a special one. The type that makes you fall in love. His name is Phoenix and he's completely, and absolutely swoonworthy. First and foremost, he's a gentlemen, and he listens, I mean really listens to Ivy. From that day forward, nothing will ever be the same between them.

Throughout the book, both Ivy and Phoenix have a long distance relationship of sorts. Every night they talk and with those nights, they grow closer and closer. I loved this aspect because it goes to show that relationships aren't just about the sex. There's such thing as getting to know each other and falling with just words alone.

There were instances where i would have loved to smack Ivy because of assumptions she made. Then I gave her the benefit of the doubt because let'a face every girl has done what she's done. Also I really felt for her; she got the shitty end of the stick when it came to families. That mother, if you can even call her that, she makes the evil step mother look nice. If that can give you any idea how she may be.

If your looking for a new book that focuses on a girl who learns what it's like to live and live for her, this is the book for you. It also focuses on finding love, family, and what it means to follow your dreams.

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