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Monday, November 11, 2013

Always Me - Jo-Anna Walker - Review and Character Interview

Always Me
Book 2 - Shattered Series
Jo-Anna Walker


Forgetting is hard to do.

Tori McLeod survived the sadistic wrath of a madman at the cost of the love of her life. Always a survivor, she’s determined to move on with her life, for her sake, and the sake of her son, even if she has to leave everything and everyone behind.

Two years have passed since she lost Sebastian Chelios. He was gone, but Tori can still feel the raw magnetism pulling her toward a ghost.

Relationships change and new bonds form. Budding feelings tempt Tori, but she continues to ache for Sebastian.

Whispers of danger lurk around the corner and questions regarding Jose remain unanswered.

Can Tori move on with her life when a dark shadow from her past revisits her? With Jose still being out there, will Tori and her son ever be truly safe?

Brenda's Review

Well you know Jo-Anna Walker left us all hanging with that cliffhanger at the end of Break Me.....Oh man!!  It was pure torture!!  Luckily I had some inside scoop and got to read it early!  I love that Jo-Anna is a Twinsie!!!  It does have some awesome perks!!!

Well we leave off with Tori in hiding from Jose....ugh!  even typing that name I get angry!!  Jose is still out there and she knows that he will be back.  I'm not going to be able to tell you too much about this story without giving anything away....this is really hard..... OK, Just read it!  Then you'll understand. 

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“I realized at first that loving you, scared the shit out of me.  I didn’t love anyone.  Not even myself and then I met you.  You helped me changed into a better person.”
 “Why?” I breathed. “Because I’m apologizing.”  Oh…instead of telling me he was sorry, he was going to show me..my pussy clenched. Oh God.

"Always you.  It’s always just…been…you…” I said in-between breaths.  I felt him to my soul as each thrust deepened and lengthened. 
“Always me.”

Sebastian lifted my chin and kissed my hard, wrapping his arms around me.  “It would kill me if you didn’t remember me but I know that if you did, I would do everything in my fucking power to make you fall in love with me again.”
Tears formed in my eyes at his words.  “I could never forget you.  You’re ingrained in my blood.”

Melinda’s Review:
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I am so thrilled that I have had the privilege of getting to know Jo-Anna through TwinsieTalk, not only is she a great person but an awesome writer.  She left me hanging at the end of Break Me, absolutely hanging and in tears by the way (but to be honest I think she likes to hear she made me cry).  OK OK back to the review. 

This starts off two years after Sebastian dies.  With Tori still trying to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and taking care of Sebastian’s son, Antonio.  Jose is still out there determined to make Tori his.  Brett is trying to be patient but wants more from Tori.  Keisha also wants Tori to move on but even after two years Tori’s heart still belongs to Sebastian and she just cannot do it. 

Keisha and Garrith relationship is blossoming and it is great to see them interacting.  Although they a dealt a major blow to their relationship I am so looking forward to reading their story next to see how or if they are able to overcome this.  OH and here is the best part in the last 96% of the book or so you get to met Lucas Crane *sigh* the tattoo artist. 

I can’t really say any more without giving anything away, but trust me if you have read Break Me you need to read Always Me you will not be disappointed. Jo-Anna I need Garrith and Keisha’s book I need to know things are going to be OK and then I really need to read more about Lucas Crane *wink wink*

Some of my favorites:
“Is it weird that I think two hot guys playing with a toddler is a huge turn on?” Keisha whispered.
He grabbed my wrists with one hand and held them above my head, pinning me in place.  I loved it. He could do whatever he wanted to me, and I would enjoy every single minute of it.  I was his.
“Uh, dude, you sure you want to go there?” Lucas asked, pulling on white gloves. “You know what they say about women and wrath and scorned or some shit. However the saying goes, I learned a long time ago never to get on a woman’s bad side, and I have many scars to prove it.”

Character Interview

Hi Twinsie Fans..... We have 3 of the Twinsies here to interview the gang from Always Me.  We are here early because we just simply could not wait any longer. 
Girls, let’s introduce ourselves to the fans before everyone gets here....I’ll go first.
Hi Everyone!!  I’m Twinsie Brenda!  I am so happy to be here!
Sup Peps!!  It is Angie J…..Are you ready to lust over the guys???
Hi, I’m Melinda!!! I’m excited to be here.....When’s Lucas getting here?!?
OH, I hear the door, I think they are here.  (We all jump from our chairs and turn around and in we see some of the most gorgeous men we have ever seen along with the beautiful Tori.)
(Tori walks up and gives us all a big hug.)  “Sorry to be so bold as to hug you, but Jo-Anna has told us so much about you girls, that I already love you all!”
(We all hug her back!  Then we step back to see the MEN!!) 
“Hi, I’m Sebastian”
“I’m Garrith”
“Brett.” (Twinsie Brenda may just pass out right now....DAMN his hands are BIG!! – hehehe)
We all sit down in our chairs.  Sebastian and Tori can barely keep their hands off of each other. 
Brenda:  Hi everyone!! We are all so excited that you could sit down and meet with us.  We will try to respect your precious time and get right to it.  Tori, how is Antonio?  You must show us pictures.
Tori: Oh, he is wonderful. (Grins wide) He’s getting so big and he’s almost 2 now. (She pulls a picture out of her purse and shows us. We all giggle and swoon over the little man)
Brenda: Sebastian, how does it feel to be a father?  Are you making up for lost time?
Sebastian: I fuck—er…freaking love it. (Everyone laughs)
Brenda: Trying to not swear?
Tori: Antonio is picking up words now (she laughs)
Sebastian: (Rubs a hand over his shaved head) Yeah, first word other than mama and papa being the F-word is not a good sign. And yes, definitely making up for some lost time. (Looks at Tori. He winks, making her blush)
Brenda: Brett (I think I just drooled) – how are you and Sebastian getting along now? I know you had some “rough” moments in the story.”
Brett: (He smirks and rubs his chin. A shiver runs down my back at the small move.) We pretty much stay away from each other but if we can’t, like now, then we’re civil…(he winks at me)…ish.
Brenda: Brett, I am sure you will find your perfect girl....one that will love you the way you deserve to be loved....if I weren’t already married.........(I think I’m blushing.......hehe I think he’s blushing)
Brett: (looks me up and down) Hmm…well I’m single... so who has to know?
Brenda: Oh dear God.
Twinsie Angie jumps in....She’s dying to ask Garrith some questions.  *Fluffs her hair, looks at Garrith and then giggles before speaking*
Angie: Hi Garrith *another giggle and Blush*  SOOOO  I gotta know, do ya help Sebastian and Tori with the Diapers or no?
Garrith: (smiles) When I baby sit, yes. Other than that, they are on their own.
Angie: Aww…now you are a good man. Ok Garrith, serious time and since I seem to have my professional head on straight, how is everything with Brett since Keisha is his sister and with everything that happened at the end of book 2?
Garrith: Brett, (looks at his friend and then turns back to Angie) he’ll be fine. Has to get his shit together and I think I actually met someone who can help him with that.
Angie: And one LAAASSSSTTTT question. I have to admit, I am totally smitten by you and your alpha presence so I am very excited to read your book. BUT, how is Keisha doing?  I know Jo-Jo is typing furiously away to get your book done *snickers and I have read a wee little bit* but how is she and how are you????????  
Garrith: (grins) We’re at a good place right now. Took us awhile to get to this point. More me than her unfortunately but I have a good woman on my hands. Her patience is astounding and I love her more now than ever.
Twinsie Melinda is still staring at Lucas.....I nudge her and she asks Lucas some questions.
Melinda:  How shocked were you when you met Tori and then learned that Sebastian had a kid to boot and does it make you think if it could happen to Sebastian that it could happen to you too? I'm assuming since you are here, you have had a chance to meet the little guy. I'm going to take a page out of Angie's book and ask if they ever put you on diaper duty? *snickering* cause I would love to see that.
Lucas: Now baby girl (looks Melinda up and down), are you sure that’s what you really wanna see?
Melinda turns beat red and her mouth falls open.
Lucas: (Laughs when Sebastian elbows him.) I don’t see much of him but I would definitely change a diaper for the little guy if I had to. Now back to your first couple of questions. I was definitely shocked to learn the fucker manned up and found a good woman that didn’t put up with his shit. If it happened to him, could it happen to me? (scoffs) Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Melinda:  What has been your favorite tattoo that you have put on "fresh meat"? *as I think what I would ever have permanently put on my body and where if this man was doing it* Ha never mind I would chicken out no matter how fine the guy was.
Lucas: Tori’s, when I put Antonio on her inner wrist and Sebastian when I got to give him pain. Have you seen that asshole fight? God, I think my ribs are still fucking broken because of him.
Twinsie Brenda – Well I suppose we have to go now.  We really enjoyed meeting you all.  I cannot wait to read “Remember Me”.  You best tell Jo-Anna to write faster....she knows how we get with cliffhangers!!!! 
(Garrith points at Brett.) Blame this guy. He’s taking up all of her time lately.
(We get more hugs all around from everyone.  I see Melinda hugging on Lucas a little longer (wiggling eyebrows)) I’m not telling her hubby!!!  (I go to hug him and she quickly taps my shoulder to say), “Hey, I think that was long enough, Brenda!!”  (and then she goes in for another hug!!!)  Oh I love her!!
We all say our good-byes and head on back to Twinsie Talk Headquarters!!  THIS IS WHY WE LOVE OUR JOBS!!!!  Sigh...................

About The Author:

I'm a new self-published author who just got introduced to the writing world early 2013. My aunt suggested that I write a story because I'm an avid reader but I waved it off and left it alone. Well this year, a story came to me and I went with it. It took me a little bit but I finally got a story idea that worked and now I can't stop or control the characters/stories that keep popping up in my head.

I'm born and raised in Canada and I live with my very wonderful and supportive husband, Michael. We don't have any children (yet) unless you count our two cats. He's been my rock through this whole new experience for me. I couldn't have done it without him and my friends and family.

One of the many things I love about this new chapter in my life is that I'm learning constantly. It's never a dull moment and as long as one person likes my story, I am happy.

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1 comment:

  1. Squee!!!!! Loved the reviews!!! Thank you ladies!!!!! xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo