Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"The Better Man" by Amy Vastine ~ Blog tour + giveaway

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

My thoughts so far::I am enjoying this story.  Two separate people, each with a child with a need to be parented.

The hard obstacle to overcome is that Max look like Kendall's deceased  husband, It lends a unique situation to the story..  How do you get past working with the man who looks like your dead husband?  As a guy how do you get past working with a lady who stares at you weirdly?

This is a cute story that begins with mistaken identity.. Then there's the desire to prove your worth.  The characters find themselves working together and jostling for position on the job site.

Deep down the goal of the characters is to take care of their children,  The desire to make things better for their children.  To help them and be a part of their lives.

I admit that I haven't finished the story yet, but I am very interested to see where this goes  I will keep you posted on my final thoughts, but so far, I'm enjoying this book.

(I have done a little editing to this post since I wrote it last night.  If you read the first edition...sorry!  My only excuse is that I was a little out of it on sleeping medication.  At work today I told the ladies that I was afraid to look at it.  I proved my worse fears right.)

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

- Gift Card Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a signed paperback (US) or ebook (INT) of The Better Man
- US Grand Prize: Signed paperback of The Better Man plus swag (shown above)
- 5 copies of The Better Man (paperback for US and ebooks for INT)
- Ends October 5th

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  1. Thanks for participating in the tour! I'm glad that you like the story so far. I hope the ending is equally as satisfying :)

  2. No, I've never been to Chicago before.

  3. I really enjoyed this story! Great review. :)


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