Saturday, February 9, 2013

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Do Over by Shannon Guymon



Who wouldn't be tired of dating after falling for the wrong woman over and over again? Trey has decided to take a much-needed break from the fairer sex, until Iris tumbles into his life. Their romance will either be a disaster waiting to happen or the best fairy tale since Sleeping Beauty.


 In the fourth grade, Shannon Guymon wandered into the school library and figuratively never came out again. She decided one day to take her love affair with the written word once step further and wrote her first novel, Never Letting Go of Hope.

Shannon grew up all across the United States but has finally found her home in Utah, where she lives with her six children. She enjoys the mountains, gardening, being with her family, and, of course, writing.


Sigh. I've got another author to add to my favorites list. I loved this book and while it is the first book by Shannon that I've read, I can assure you it won't be the last. I fell in love with Iris and Trey immediately. I liked Iris's determination to be her own woman despite the heartbreak she endured. And Trey just made me laugh and wish I had a Trey in my life. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, Maggie, Jacie, Allison, and Sophie made great additions to the story, despite Sophie's jerklike behavior. I liked that they were real people, who had flaws and made mistakes. 

I think what I enjoyed the most though were the interactions between Iris and Trey. Some of them made me laugh out loud, others made me giggle and shake my head. Delightful all around and yet it didn't feel shallow, it just felt like two people who had finally found someone they honestly and truly clicked with.  The relationship issues between them and with their other friends and family felt realistic and complicated just like real relationships.   And I loved the creativity they showed in how they expressed their love for each other. I sigh just thinking about it.


In fact I loved this book so much that I'm delighted to be able to offer a copy as a giveaway. Thanks to Cedar Fort for offering a copy for me to giveaway. Just fill out the form below to enter the giveaway, be sure to include all the requested information so I can contact you if you win. You must be at least 13 to enter.

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  1. My favorite romance writers are Melanie Jacobson and Sarah M Eden.

  2. Oh, I have so many favorites! But I have to agree with the other comment that two of the best are Sarah Eden and Melanie Jacobson.

  3. I don't actually have one....I like Nora I don't know ;)


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