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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen

Blurb (from Goodreads)
Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . ..

My Review:
5 Stars

I have never been disappointed with any of Jessica Sorensen's book and The Destiny of Violet and Luke is no different.

Violet hasn't had an easy life. With her parents being murdered when she was younger and having to bounce between foster homes she keeps everyone at arm's length. The only thing she is serious about is school. School has been her saving grace over the years, and oddly enough that is the one thing she has in common with Luke.

After Luke meets Violet in a less than ordinary place, he can't help but feel drawn to her. At first it seems that he is trying to save her from something. Something that his sister has already done and left a permanent stain on his life. Then he realizes that his carefully constructed world has been slowly changing since the night she dropped into his life.

Once the feelings take over they finally start to give a little. Once Violet opens up about her parents something unexpected happens. A certain part of her story hits to close to home for Luke. Answering questions about one night in his past. The question is when Violet finds out will they survive the truth? Or will everything that have worked to have come crumbling down?

A brilliantly written story by Jessica Sorensen. I cannot wait for the next book about Violet and Luke. Honestly I am on pins and needles with what was revealed!

For a brief second, I seriously contemplate pushing the emergency button and stopping the elevator, so I can push her back against the wall and kiss her fiercely before pulling away and leaving her. Regain a little of my control and power over the situation.
But as the elevator continues up and my arms stay at my side, I realize that I can’t go through with it and honestly I have no idea why. She’s messing with my head and I don’t know what else to do besides stare at my reflection in the shiny steel doors for the rest of the elevator ride. When the doors open, I let out a breath of relief, glad we’re coming to the end of this strange, silent journey. As we approach Violet’s dorm room toward the end of the hall, I spot Kayden and Callie standing in front of the door. They’re smiling as they talk to each other and they make it look so easy, so natural, like it’s as simple as breathing. But even breathing is difficult for me sometimes.
Callie says something and Kayden laughs, but when he sees me walking up the hallway with Violet his expression fills with inquisitiveness.
“What’s up?” he asks as we walk up to them. He glances from Violet to me, then his eyebrows arch, his eyes widening a little.
Callie steps out of the way as Violet moves out of my arm and drags her foot as she moves up to the door. “Are you okay?” Callie asks, looking down at Violet’s ankle.
“Yeah,” Violet answers with indifference as she punches in the code to their room with her finger. The lock beeps and she shoves the door open, tossing her book aside as she starts to shut the door behind her. I’m about to call our stubborn challenge a tie, when she pauses with the door still open a crack, her eyes sparkling with life for the very first time, and says, “Thanks, Mr. Stoically Aloof.”

“You’re welcome, Violet with no last name,” I tell her and then she shuts the door.


World Heaves by Mount Eerie
Come As You Are by Nirvana
Millstone by Brand New
It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
All My Life by Foo Fighters
Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
Basket Case by Green Day
Dreams by The Cranberries
Stay by Shaun Reynolds feat. Laura Pringle
Low by Cracker
Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
She Hates Me Puddle of Mud
All the Same by Sick Puppies

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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Blog Tour Giveaway
Jessica is giving away:
·         5 ebooks
·         GRANDPRIZE: Kindle Fire

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