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Monday, March 14, 2016

Barclay Publicity Release Blitz: Reid's Deliverance (Review + Giveaway)

When you stupidly sign up for a blitz while on hiatus. Yup that's me, I signed up without checking dates. BUT I honor my commitments and I AM a big fan of this series. So how did this book stack up against the first?

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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Indulge in her sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales to feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: March 15, 2016

Can their bond withstand the test of time?

Lauren isn't looking for love when she spends a scintillating night with Reid, the sexy keyboardist of Thane's Redemption. While their passion may be off the charts, her trust issues--and Reid's secret life as a time-traveling covert agent--makes any chance for a relationship impossible.

When operatives involved in a mysterious project begin dying, Reid defies orders and travels alone into the future to find the cause. But when things go dangerously awry, it takes all of his strength to get himself back to safety--and directly onto Lauren's doorstep. While neither of them remembers their night of passion, their intense connection leads Lauren to help him. But as Reid's memories reignite, will he be forced to sacrifice everything to finish his mission--including the woman he loves?

Keyboardist Reid is actually a time traveling covert agent sworn to protect the innocent. He spends one memorable night with a woman looking to forget her troubles for awhile. With orders to help his fellow band mates/agents find out who and why operatives are dying, Reid doesn’t have time for a relationship with Lauren, not to mention she has trust issues, so he walks away and tries to forget her. When he defies orders and travels into the future alone to try and find answers, Reid is severely injured to the point where he barely has the strength to get himself to safety, which coincidentally lands him on Lauren’s doorstep.

Neither Reid nor Lauren remembers their night together but their attraction is undeniable and Lauren is drawn to Reid and helps him. As Reid’s memories begin to return, he has another choice to make: Go back to his solitary life or take a chance on Lauren?

It’s been awhile since I read the first book in the series and I really enjoyed it so it was no chore to read Reid’s Deliverance.

I really like the concept of time traveling covert agents masquerading as a rock band. It’s something I’ve never heard of before and author Nina Crespo has made this book just as interesting and engaging as the first! Reid and the other members of the rock band Thane’s Redemption travel through time in order to stop a very powerful enemy and while it has its benefits, these are single men who are eventually going to want to share their lives with some very special women and having a relationship with their lifestyle comes with its own set of complications.

The story hits the ground running and doesn’t let up until the very end, with twists, turns and surprises along the way. The pace might be a tad too fast for some readers but for me it worked. I don’t like plots that drag on and on, especially if it’s a plot that involves a lot suspense and action.

Reid and Lauren had some amazing physical chemistry that was totally believable but it was their emotional relationship that took some convincing. Reid was a great guy; he was driven to do the right thing even when he didn’t have his memories. I loved how protective he was of Lauren yet I didn’t get the sense that he was smothering her. He had a pretty calm personality which helped him survive intense situations and balanced out Lauren’s more high strung one.

Lauren took some convincing. She had trust issues and I didn’t blame her for that but she didn’t seem to be able to make up her mind about Reid. One minute she didn’t want to be with any man who was ex-military because of the issues she had with her father yet she was ready to throw caution to the wind with Reid. It was back and forth with her for a bit and I found it a bit tiresome. I did like the fact that she handled Reid’s time traveling revelation better than I thought. It takes a strong woman to be able to handle that aspect of their lover’s life. It’s a pretty unexpected revelation.

While Reid’s Deliverance is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is but there’s a difference in writing style between this one and the first book. The best thing about this book is that unlike the first, it doesn’t end in a cliffhanger.

Final Verdict: Nina Crespo did a great job first of all with the concept of this series, it’s so unique that it stands out among the thousands of other time traveling romances. Reid’s Deliverance had a few bumps along the way but overall it was a good way to spend some time. I can’t wait for the next book.

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Grand Prize:
$25 Amazon or B&N gift card

Runner-up Prizes:
1 Winner of Wine Charm Set
1 Winner of a signed copy of a book from Nina Crespo’s backlist
1 Winner of a digital copy of Thane’s Redemption

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