Friday, July 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: INDELIBLE BY BETHANY LOPEZ


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Title: Indelible
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release date: July 15, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Links to the book:
Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords
eARC received from author for tour in exchange for honest review

After a year of partying, Samantha decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother? 
Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?
My first words to Shelley after finishing this book were "There should be more books about single parents." And I feel that this is definitely something that is prevalent and I should look into. I know a lot of single mom's who are Rock Stars and work and go to school and take such great care of their kids, so I really loved that about this book. Courtney, I agree. For various reasons these days many women parent alone and it was a refreshing perspective to read.

I really liked Sam. She did what she had to do to take care of her kid...and I thought it was great that she had enough help from her parents to be able to continue going to school. In my perfect world where guys aren't douchebags, she wouldn't have been in this situation because her baby daddy would have stepped up! Gah! Sorry, I'll be a walking advertisement for birth control if we don't move on.... lol.

What I appreciated about the Sam part of the story was that she didn't sugarcoat how challenging and exhausting raising a child can be. And I found myself sympathetic to her hesitancy to reveal to any new person her single mother status because of how she had been burned in the past. I'm glad, though, that very early on she decided to be upfront about her life instead of lie or be incredibly deceptive. 

Judd has his own complications, but the journey to seeing if he is as good as he seems is an enjoyable one. He is our trifecta book boyfriend in that he has tattoos, rides a motorcycle, and plays baseball (it's those dang athletes...hooks us every time). I really enjoyed that he matched Sam in the no games department...I had a lot of anticipation of which way things would go when he found out a few things...so even when it might get difficult at least they are always so honest. Even with Judd's justifiable reasons to be edgy and a jerk, he wasn't. He was charming and sweet and a surprisingly good guy. I really enjoyed his character.

One thing I wanted to mention that Courtney and I discussed was Karrie's biological father and how he reacted to her conception. My initial reaction was very strongly in the angry column. And, honestly, I still really don't like how he chose to deal with it...but I do appreciate that he was upfront about it and not trying to hide it or deny it or pretend that he was anything other than what he was. Do I think that he could/should step up and do something--even if it's not parent or be involved? Um, hell yes. Unfortunately that is not always the case--and that's what makes this book seem so real. I wonder if Bethany Lopez wrote a book for him what his story would be. Right! There is so more to that story! 

I wanna start what I am about to say next with I did really like this story. Not trying to be a debbie downer..but as we always need more, more, more, I would have appreciated more background, or fleshing out of details if you will. About Judd and his father, about the baby daddy, and a little bit more with Karrie. Okay. Done. That was my only hang up, but what we did have was so sweet and nice and perfectly uncomplicated in a very refreshing way. Agreed, Court, agreed. The story was quick and easy to read but I guess our desire to know everything about everything sometimes makes us feel like something is missing--even in a sweet read like this.

I could gush forever about the sweetness of Karrie. Any scene she was involved in was my favorite parts....what a sweet little princess she was! I spent a lot of time smiling because of her! Even when she was freaking the heck out in the middle of the grocery store..and Sam has to just walk out...my poor sister-in-law had to sort of do that once...and while I thought it was funny after..I'm sure it is super stressful and mortifying! It is. The end.

If you need a quick and satisfying read, check this one out!
Shelley: 3 Stars
Courtney: 3 Stars
About the Author

Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks to you both. It was fun to read both of your reactions to the story.

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  2. I adore you two. I'm reading this soon, and am excited!

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