Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Me After You by Mindy Hayes

Me After You (Willowhaven #1)

About The Book:

Title: Me After You
Series: Willowhaven #1
Author: Mindy Hayes
Published: November 18, 2013
Purchase: Amazon

Widowed at twenty-five, Sawyer Hartwell has no choice but to return to her hometown. Broke and alone, the intention was to heal and find herself again, but how can she heal in a place filled with so much sorrow and memories she yearns to forget?

Dean Preston has regretted leaving Willowhaven since the day he rode off on his motorcycle six years ago, destroying the only love he had ever known. Returning too late, he's found small comfort in a new life with Lily, but with Sawyer back he's not sure of anything anymore.

The time has come for Sawyer and Dean to face the past, to learn from their mistakes. The road to healing is paved with old wounds, each one threatening to tear them down completely. Carrying their own scars close to their hearts, they must both confront what's gone before or lose their second chance.

The measure of who we are is what we survive. Who we become is up to us.

My Review:

Me After You (Willowhaven, #1) My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Me After You by Mindy Hayes is an amazing book. Filled with angst and regret and guilt and first true love. Oh I was so hooked. I love when a book literally has me in its grip when the emotions run high. You know, that grip on your heart squeezing a little at the pain of your characters.

Sawyer is back home much to her dismay. It's been weeks and nothing is getting easier. Nothing. Her husband is dead. ointlessly dead and he's never coming back. Now she' sback in Willowhaven where she swore she'd never be again and she's just learned Dean is back too. she's the only one that didn't know. Her mom, her best friend, they never said anything! Dean is her one that didn't just get away, he practically ran away screaming. She thought him leaving her was going to kill her but she picked up and moved to Seattle and met Grayson. But now he's gone too.

Dean didn't think he'd ever see Sawyer again, but now maybe he has a chance to set things right. If she will let him. Oh, and while he's doing that he should probably decide what to do with his girlfriend Lily. What a mess. He left for a reason but never told her why. He didn't mean to come back to Willowhaven but perhaps it's fate that they both be here now. Or maybe it's just a dandelion wish.

A beautiful must-read (pack your own tissues, chocolate and wine)!

"When do you think a wish is more likely to come true? When you wish on a dandelion or a shooting star?" I bring the dandelion up to my face and examine the white fuzz flickering in the breeze.

Dean breathes a husky chuckle. "Well, in my professional opinion of wish granting, I believe it depends upon the wish. Dandelions are much more common than shooting stars, so if you have a big wish you want to come true, I think you have to wait for the shooting star."

"So I can wish a   simple wish on a dandelion and have it come true?" I feel my lips turn up.

"Yup." His lips pop on the "p."

I close my eyes and blow the dandelion fuzz away.

"A simple wish, huh?" His eyebrow lifts as he tosses some Reese's Pieces in his mouth.

I nod, tilting my face to look over at him. "Should be simple enough."

"You think it will come true?"

"It's possible."

He leans closer to me. "Is there something I can do to make it come true?"

"Maybe." I smile shyly and feel the blush rise in my cheeks. He scans my face and the look in his eyes makes me so giddy and nervous I have to look away.

His finger finds my chin and turns me back to him. "Please don't look away from me Jack." And then his lips find mine, and my wish to finally be kissed by him is granted. It's gentle and slow and absolute perfection as his lips form around mine. Our breathing is shaky and though we're lying down, I feel myself falling.

About The Author:

Mindy Hayes grew up in San Diego, California exploring her interest for singing and playing the piano. She first discovered her passion for reading when she had to take her first flight alone to South Carolina to visit her then fiancé. Mindy's love for writing followed shortly after. She and her husband have now been married for six years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

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