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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Because of You (Playing with Fire #2) by TE Sivec ***BLOG TOUR***

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Because of You (Playing With Fire, #2)
Book Blurb:
Brady Marshall has made a career of playing it safe. When he decides to do something rash and becomes a Navy SEAL, he thinks he's finally escaped the rigid structure of the high society life his parents forced down his throat. All he does is trade in one set of rules for another. He follows military protocol to a T, but it still results in the death of an entire team of Navy SEALS and puts his best friends directly in harm's way. He’s struggled to stay afloat and not drown in grief, guilt, and booze, but he's losing that battle quickly. When his baby sister flees her abusive husband and shows up on his doorstep with his young niece in tow, he has no choice but to clean up his act. He will stop at nothing to protect them and never let them down again, even if it means taking a job that goes against everything he believes in. If protecting a pop star princess who thinks she's better than everyone means he can keep a roof over their head, what other choice does he have?

Layla Carlysle has lived a life of luxury. She's been a star since the young age of fifteen, and every record she releases shoots straight to the top of the charts. She has people surrounding her every single day telling her how amazing she is, how beautiful she is, and how lucky she is, but she’s never felt more alone in her entire life. She wants nothing more than to break free and do what she really wants to do: write her own music, sing her own songs, and find a way to finally be happy with her life. The only thing standing in her way is her mother, Eve Carlysle. Eve has controlled every single aspect of her daughter’s life and will stop at nothing to achieve fame and fortune, even if that means using her daughter to get there. When an overly-amorous fan’s letters become increasingly more sinister, Brady will have to suck up his opinion of how the other half lives to take the job seriously. The pair will need to learn to trust each other and put aside their differences before the letters become a reality and someone’s life is in jeopardy.

Brady has been to hell and back, and he refuses to let anyone else get close to him again. Layla has never lived her life for herself, and the emptiness is threatening to break her for good.

Sometimes our lives are already planned for us, but because of you, all of that could change in an instant


Angie E's Review:


Now on the my review ………………

I started off reading this thinking WTH? What’s going on? I was kind of confused… NOW …. It’s ok. I’m ALWAYS confused…. LOL… Tara never leaves me confused for long though. As she introduced the characters I was falling in love with them.

Brady Marshall of course … I already loved…. SHHHHHH…. don’t tell GARRET… from the first book of this series. He is dealing with his emotional scars from his past and trying to deal with them the best he can. He’s doing well until his next job with the GORGEOUS LAYLA starts .

“ I’ve never wanted anyone as much as you. I’m falling fast for you, and it scares the fucking shit out of me. I will do whatever it takes to change this life for you, to make it into something you can enjoy and not have to feel guilty about. “ Brady

Layla Carlysle is ….. Well … she broke my heart from the very beginning. I kept thinking AWWW how sad is that =( . She is a broken soul. Years of feeling unwanted and unloved has left her with some emotional scars. She doesn’t trust easy and is scared by how much she is trusting Brady.

“Because of you, I am stronger than I’ve ever been. Because of you, I can finally live my own life and make my own choices. Because of you being here right now, coming here tonight, even though it took you long enough I know that I never want to be without you again” Layla
This story while it doesn’t have as many twist and turns as the first in the series definitely kept my brain working on the WHO DID IT? WHOSE DOING IT? And WHY ARE THEY DOING IT ? I was immediately forming my opinions on who I thought was behind the whole STALKER thing but as any great story you change your mind several times before the BIG REVEAL. As Brady is hired to protect Layla and do some investigating, he soon realizes he mostly wants to INVESTIGATE what’s under Layla’s clothes. The chemistry between the two is SMOKING HOT. The scenes between the two leaves you breathless as if YOU need a smoke afterwards =) . As the love between them progresses Brady struggles with his feelings for Layla and trying to do the job he was hired to do.

While doing the investigating Brady discovers the secrets and answers to Layla’s past and her Mother’s involvement in it all. As always everything comes out at the end all questions answered. My only issue was being TOTALLY confused to the point I was like MIND BLOWN in a WTF moment. (no spoilers =) , but you will KNOW when you read it ) After finishing this book (and reading the SPEAK PEAK into book 3 ) YES that’s right book 3.… WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…. I CAN’T WAIT…. Ok back to THIS book. After finishing this book I will say I give it 4 stars.. ITS AWESOME…. Not that I expecting anything LESS. Tara Sivec has amazing talent when it comes to writing in this genre. CONGRATS TARA FOR YOUR SUCCESS WITH THIS SERIES…..


Angie J's Review:

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I was soooooooooo excited to get this book.  I remember sitting and reading book 1 and falling in love with Garrett and Parker.  The chemistry and heat was AMAZING!!!!  So needless to say the anticipation for this book was very very high.  I loved Brady in book 1 and was excited to see him get his ass kicked by love like Garrett.

The story was kinda of slow to get started but since we didnt' know Brady/Layla and their lives, I was happy to "buckle in for the ride."  Basically Layla has a freaky stalker and Brady is hired by her mom-ager to find out who it is. Finn is Layla's bestie from back in the day.  He is also who everything thinks is her "bed buddie" which is sooooo far from the truth...........

The story pretty much is chugging along with fingers pointing here and there at who is helping the stalker and making you wonder why they want to hurt Layla.  Brady is fighting the growing attraction but fears letting another client down since he has had bad luck in his life with protecting loved ones.  Layla is laying her soul bare for Brady and can't believe she has let her guard down becasue noone sees the REAL Layla.

The chemistry these two share was a pretty nice sizzle but not an epic sizzling skillet.  I loved when Layla is bitching to Finn about what an ass Brady is and Finn says "so you pretty much want to do him right?" ...I had to giggle because I was sooo thinking that.

The ending of the novel is when all the real action happens.  You find out the who and why of the stalking...plus some pretty CRAY CRAY facts about people in the novel.  I will admit to being a little confused at the ending because the books made me think that something bad had happened but it turns out it didnt....????  I was cracking up at the sneak peep into book 2...it looks like it is going to be hilarious!!!!!

Jo-Anna's Review:

I absolutely loved this book! I chose to read it cause well, the author rules and I loved the first book, so it was a given that I would read the second one. I really like how this series is going and I hope it is a series.

Tara does it again with action, humor, love and of course, HOT SEX!

I just love Brady and Layla. They are good for each other.

Layla is a musical star and has a super creepy and disturbing stalker problem so Brady's job is to protect her. Once Brady gets through her walls, chemistry and love blossoms and it's...*swoon* so romantic.

“I’ve wanted to bury myself inside of you since the first moment you and your attitude walked into the room.”

Holy crap balls batman is Brady ever hot. The things he said to Layla...wow. *fans self*

Also, super creepy stalker guy/moment made me freak out at work. Through the whole book, there was something off about a certain character and once you find out that a certain someone has something to do with the stalker issue, I very loudly yelled, "I KNEW IT!!!!" My poor co-workers.

Anyways, I LOVED THIS BOOK AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!! <---- Definitely deserved shouty capitals.


T.E. Sivec

T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans. T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime writer.









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