Friday, 21 February 2014

Blog Tour - Songbird By Lisa Edwards

Songbird (Songbird #1)
By Lisa Edward

Every relationship changes you, some for the better, others can shatter your confidence and almost destroy you.

For the musically talented, twenty-four year old Tara O’Connell, her relationship with Stephen almost broke her, until Tara found the strength to leave.

Now she is on the road to discovering that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and follow your heart.

As Tara’s self-belief grows, she meets two men she is instantly drawn to who will change her life forever.

Corporal Riley Hammond is a soldier in the Australian Military Special Forces. With his smiling sapphire blue eyes, Tara falls for him instantly. He is thoughtful and caring, and gives her the support and love she needs.

While Cole Michaels is the overconfident singer in a popular local band. His charisma, emerald green eyes, tattoos and piercing, have girls falling at his feet. But while Cole pushes
Tara’s buttons, he also pushes her to reach for the stars.

Both men couldn't be more polar opposites, but both offer Tara different qualities that she needs to fulfill her destiny.

As Tara continues her journey, she will discover fate can offer you more than one path. Her fate is in her own hands, and the choices she makes, will shape her life forever.

The three of them made themselves at home while I went into the kitchen to fetch some drinks and check on dinner. I was opening the bottle of wine that Cooper had brought, when I felt someone enter the room behind me.
“Do you need a hand with that?”
I turned around; it was Riley, his hand extended ready to take the bottle.
“No I think I can manage,” I answered smiling, before turning my attention back to the complicated corkscrew.
“Is there anything I can do to help with dinner then?”
“No, I’ve got everything under control, thanks,” I replied smiling more widely. It was really sweet of him to offer, but truthfully there wasn’t that much more to do.
He smiled crookedly at me. “You’re not going to make it easy for me are you,” he chuckled.
I looked at him a little confused and he must have read my expression.
“I’m trying to find an excuse to hang out in the kitchen with you.”
I wasn’t sure how to respond. With every dinner party I had thrown while I was with Shithead, I had been relegated to the kitchen alone while he entertained. This was a new experience for me, not being treated like the hired help.
“You don’t need an excuse to talk to me,” I finally replied. “You can just keep me company.”
He smiled a full beaming smile and held out his hands. “At least let me get some glasses.”
I pointed to the glasses cupboard above the bench, and he reached up exposing the top of his Calvin Klein boxer shorts, perfectly defined abs and the most mouth watering V over his hip bones. I sighed a little too loudly as I stared lustfully, and I heard him chuckle. I managed to drag my eyes away from his body to find him looking over his shoulder at me, his Irish eyes shining.
“Are you checking me out?” he asked cheekily.
I turned away trying to find something to focus on as my face flushed at being caught red handed. “No I was just...........I mean I was..............,” I tried to think of something to say but failed miserably. I looked at him and shrugged resignedly. “I got nothing.”
He chuckled at my response. “Don’t be embarrassed, I’ve been doing the same thing, I’m just trained in covert ops so I don’t get caught.” And he grinned wickedly.
“You’ll have to teach me a few of your tricks.” Two could play this game I thought.
“I’ll show you mine if you show me yours,” he bounced back, leaning his hip up against the bench.
I laughed at his cheesy yet suggestive response.
“You’ve got a great laugh you know,” he said which made me blush. “And you’re a blusher; I’ll have to add that to my Tara dossier.”  
“So you have a file on me?” I asked, finally managing to open the wine bottle.
“Babe, there’s a whole Operation named after you.”

My Review 

Debut Book

I loved this book. It was compelling and amazing. And I read it in one go. When I had finished reading it. I took a big sigh and said WOW. Even after I had read it. I was still thinking about it. 

I can't wait for Songbird Caged.

Tara O'Connell leave her controlling, obsessive, possessive boyfriend Stephen and attempts to get back her life. Its hard as she's use to someone telling her what to talk about, what to wear. 

I felt a bit raw reading this, as I knew to an extent on what Tara was going through as I was in a similar relationship before I met my husband. 

She moves into a tiny flat which is her best friend Kellie's. Through Kellie's boyfriend Cooper she meets Riley Hammond. Both Cooper and Riley are in the special ops. 

Riley is a sweet, hot, amazingly hot, did I say that already. Riley is the type of guy that every girl wants. The attraction between them is instant. 

Then we have Cole, a playboy, musician, hot guy, and the attraction is instant. 

Tara is committed to Riley and doesn't act on the connection with Cole. Then Riley gets posted abroad. 

OMG, seriously, this book is one you have to read.  

Usually when there is a love triangle you route for one guy. NOT so in this book. I was actually rooting for both!!!! I really don't know who I like more Cole or Riley. 

This book pulls all the emotions out of you, I shouted and screamed and cried and laugh this book has it all. 

For a Debut Book, Lisa Edwards has the natural talent of writing that seems like she has been writing for years. 

Lisa, thank you for giving me the opportunity of review this book. It was compelling, beautifully written, An amazing story, Lisa gets everything so right about this book. Its Fantastic and you really need to read this. 

This gets 5/5 stars and 3/5 for movie moments. 


About the Author

While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and traveled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

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