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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Perfect Distraction Blog Tour by Melissa Rolka

The Perfect Distraction (The Perfect Series, Book 1)


TITLE - The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)
AUTHOR - Melissa Rolka
GENRE - New Adult
RELEASE DATE - October 1, 2013

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing.  She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. 
Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience.  Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out.  She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating.  What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex.  Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her.  Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her.  Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive.  He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future.  Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.  

Excerpt #1

I don’t even care that there are now three different girls talking to Reed.  I sneak up behind him and tap him on the shoulder.  He turns around and the look of shock and surprise on his face causes me to start giggling.  He turns completely around with his back to the other three girls and gives me a smile that touches his blue eyes.  His squared jaw highlights his smile perfectly.  In this instant of a moment I decide I want to kiss Reed even if it’s just for fun and to forget.
“You’re kidding me.  Wow!  I can’t believe you came here.”
“I told you we would.  You didn’t think I would do it, did you?”
“Honestly, no, but I was hoping.  I never see you out on the weekends anymore, so this is a great surprise.”
We stand there for a minute and then he orders me a beer.  I take it, but nurse it.  I’ve had a bit much already and don’t want the spins.  He asks me and Quinn to play a game of pool with him and Matt.  Matt wants to play girls against guys, but Reed says no way that he wants me on his team.  I warn him that I am not that good, but alcohol may help my case. 
We play the game and I actually do pretty well.  Reed touches me every chance he gets and is very flirty.  It’s my turn and I have to bend over to make a shot, but to be honest I forget that I have a dress on. 
“Shit, Katherine,” he lets out in a bit of gruff tone and walks up behind me to cover me. 
I laugh at him.  “Oops, I forgot about my dress.”
“You look good enough as it is and now with a dress on.  Jesus, I don’t need to get in a fight.”  He is still pressed behind me as I continue to make my shot.  I miss completely because to be honest I’m completely distracted.
“I doubt anyone noticed, but thanks for protecting me.”  He steps back and I turn around.  I decide to be bold and kiss his cheek.
“Trust me, you were noticed.”  He moves a piece of hair from my face and the touch sends a chill through me.  “God, you are so beautiful.”

Angie J's Review:

Yup totally bragging that I met Melissa and Michelle Lynn this year at the IRC convention.....SQUEEE!!!!


I received this book by the author for an honest opinion but before that as a gift from a friend because she knew I was DYING to read this book!!

OK I must tell you that this book was just powerful.  It really made me think about what Kate goes through and think 'WOW" and "SAD" at the same time quickly followed by 'AWWWWW"......ok so you are now wondering what I am talking about.  *BREATH IN AND OUT*  Here goes the drama that made me sob and tear up and cringe and have butterflies and .................

So lets talk about Kate. Katherine Rose. Katie.....She was totally in love with Kyle.  He was her everything which is JUST how he wanted it.  Then he dumped her to be "single" his freshman year of college.  Kate was devastated.    When he returned he realized what a mistake....Que the hearts and flowers to get back together.  Well Kate says (GASP) NO!  she goes to school and begins to date around.  She meets Derek and Marco who both are fighting for her attention which is allll new to her.  But then she sees *SWOON* Blue Eyes.........DRAMATIC SIGH..........well he is to busy making out with her friends so she hangs with Derek  and then Marco...but never really gets butterflies like she does with BLUE EYES!!!!!   When Blue Eyes are her run into each other at the school tennis courts they begin a fun and flirty banter.....did I mention I sighed alot with Reed aka Blue Eyes????  Well Good .......just wait and you will totally understand why.

Kate goes home for holiday break and Kyle hounds her and forces a reunion.....GROWL.....so the book jumps forward to October her sophomore year and she and Kyle are back to the "off Again" status when Reed appears and dares her to come to a bar....well she does and that is when things move in the RIGHT direction for Kate.  She is hiding out from Kyle but seeing where things go with Reed.  Lets just say things progress NICELY!!!!  but then Reed Freaks and leaves Kate utterly perplexed until they meet for tennis and they play a silly game of "which do you like better?"  Reed's last question to Kate had my stomach in butterfly heaven.....Me or Kyle?   Kate answers and struts away "You!"  AHHHHHHHHH   YAY!!!!

Now friends lemme tell ya Kyle did not go quietly into the night...oh hell no he didnt.  This is when the book gets really dark.  Not too too dark but dark none the less.....   Kyle gets really stalkery and even finds Kate when she is with Reed and things go UGLY and BAD for Kate. Kyle does something awful but *Que hero music* Reed breaks in to save Kate.  Well Reed and Kyle get into a huge fight which Kate gets in the way of and man does the book get crazy darker for a bit.....police get called, ambulances are need and "Will you press charges?" are asked!!!!

Now this part of the novel is my FAVORITE because Kate and Reed really really connect on an intimate way.  They share their fears and needs of the other to one another.  When Hot, Cocky, Confident, Can-get-any-girl-he-wants Reed tells Kate he was dying for her HER to notice HIM at the parties.  I broke for him because this is when you finally see him for his imperfections....not that they are bad because everyone has a past and he has his share of random girl panties in his dorm room...but you see Reed......

OMG the end of the book had me sobbing and screaming and even PM'ing Melissa saying "WHY!!!!!!!"  But really and truly this book was amazing.  i am seriously going nuts wondering what will happen to Kate and Reed plus if DB Kyle will just GO the hell away already!!!

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The Perfect Distraction Blog Tour Schedule Nov 11-20
November 11

Into the Night Reviews http://intothenightbookreviews.blogspot.com          
Luscious Laylah Release Day http://lusciouslaylah.blogspot.com.au/              
Tiffany's Book Hangover www.tiffanysbookhangover.weebly.com                   
Teahoney's Book CafĂ© http://teahoneysbookcafe.blogspot.com/                        
Submit and Devour http://submitanddevour.com Review
xscape from reality with a book  http://www.xscapefromreality.com           
Rustys Reading http://www.rustysreading.blogspot.com                                   
Two Sassy Chicks    http://www.twosassychicks.wordpress.com                       
Debbie The Book Vixen www.facebook.com/debbiesbookpage
Dirty Hoe's Book Blog

November 12
Twinsietalk Book Review www.Twinsietalk.blogspot.com                                            
Book Drunk Blog http://www.bookdrunkblog.com                                                   
Nicely Phrased  http://nicelyphrasedbookblog.com/                                          
Sweets Books http://sweetsbooks.wordpress.com                                            
Up All Night Reviews http://www.upallnightreviews.blogspot.com                  

November 13
Scandalous Book Blog http://scandalousbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/                 
All The Raeje Book Blog www.alltheraeje.com                                                     
My Journeys Into Pure Imagination http://journeyintopureimagination.blogspot.com/                                            
FTLOBbyJBlog http://www.fortheloveofbooksbyjaime.blogspot.com            
I'll Be Reading www.illbereading.blogspot.com                                                   
Through The Eyes Of A Book Godess http://throughtheeyesofabookgoddess.blogspot.ca                                            

November 14
mommy's a book whore http://mommysabookwhore.blogspot.com              
Becca the Bibliophile http://www.beccathebibliophile.comReview                   
Made For You Book Reviews http://www.madeforyoubookreviews.com       
Feisty Girls Book Blog www.feistygirlsbookblog.blogspot.com                          
Book friends forever

November 15
kimberlyfaye reads http://kimberlyfayereads.wordpress.com                          
Love Drug Book Blog http://direeljagurl32.blogspot.com/                                 
Book Freak http://reviewsofabookmaniac.blogspot.com/                                 
Obsession is a Book http//obsessionisabook@hotmail.co.uk                             
Smardy Pants Book Blog  http://smardy-pants.blogspot.com/                            
A.K.A The Book Harlots Review http://www.facebook.com/akathebookharlotsreview                                        

November 16
Book Worms https://www.facebook.com/theloveofagoodbook                     
Victoria's Gossip http://victoriasgossip.com/blog/                                                
There's This Book… http://theresthisbook.com                                                                                                                                       
The Reading Cow www.thereadingcow.blogspot.com.au                                    
Rumpled Sheets Blog http://rumpledsheetsblog.wordpress.com/                 
Sweet, Beautiful, Moments in West Florida http://jencothran.blogspot.com

November 17
Book Fanatic http://ronireviews.blogspot.com/                                                    
Reading Past My Bedtime www.readingpastmybedtime.net                             
A Dirty Book Affair            www.adirtybookaffair.com                                                    
The Two Brains of Book Reviewers http://twobrainbookreviewers.blogspot.com/
Life Becomes Me http://lifebecomesme.wordpress.com/                                   
Mommy's a Book Whore http://mommysabookwhore.blogspot.com            
Love, Lust & all the Pages in Between

November 18
Mustreadbooksordie http://mustreadbooksordie.blogspot.com/                     
Bookland Paradise http://booklandparadise.wordpress.com/                                     
Love Words And Books http://lovewordsandbooks.com                                    
Pretty Girls Read Books http://opinionatedperson.wordpress.com                  
Three Chicks and Their Books www.threechicksandtheirbooks.com                 
Girlygirlbookreviews www.girlygirlbookreviews.com 
Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost! http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogspot.com/      
Books to Breathe

November 19
Christine's Blog http://www.shebookblogs.com/                                                   
The book obsessed momma www.thebookobsessedmomma.blogspot.com
Sizzling Hot YA Books www.sizzlinghotyabooks.com                                            
Gigi's Book Blog http://gigisbookblog.com/                                                             
TheSecretBookBrat http://thesecretbookbrat.com                                            
Kristen's Book Blog www.kristensbookblog.wordpress.com                             
Love Between The Sheets http://www.readlovelust.com/                                 

November 20
Just One More Romance http://justonemoreromance.blogspot.com/              
Say What? Savannah Mae http://saywhatsavannahmae.com/                          
Sexy Book Reviews By Shelly & April http://sexybookreviewsbyshelly.blogspot.com                                                   
Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession www.maryelizabethscrazybookobsession.com                                                      
Storm Goddess Book Reviews

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About the Author


Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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