UtopYA Countdown Day 9 & For Everly Blog Tour

Today Im going to call this post the post of epicness.  I'm sure right now you're asking me (in your head of course) Tess why is this the post of epicness?  Well I will tell you.  Not only are we celebrating the countdown to UtopYA but also the For Everly Blog Tour!  That means TWO wonderful giveaways on ONE post!

For Everyly by Raine Thomas
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Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

Review of For Everly
For Everyly is an exciting NA Contemporary Romance full of twists and SWOON worthy moments.  I had heard a lot of great things about Raine Thomas' writing so when I heard she was writing a book in my favorite genre, I got super excited!  People weren't lying Raine is amazing.  I loved her writing and didn't put For Everly down at all.

Everly and Cole have quite a unique relationship.  Cole is a pro baseball player and Everly is a poor college student with a hard past.  As you can read from the synopsis, they come together because Cole needs some off the record physical therapy and Everly, a physical therapy student, really needs the money.  Their deal seems perfect as long as they can keep it a secret.

I loved the connection between Cole and Everly.  They come from such different life styles but they work together so well.  The sexual tension is just awesome.  Everly never backs down and even though she is completely star-struck by Cole, she always gives him a run for his money.  Everly is a challenge and I'm pretty sure Cole loves that about her.  They are so sweet together and really bring out the best in each other.  Cole is definitely book boyfriend material!

The plot was great and at some points unexpected.  They run into some problems with the past.  Cole with his ex and Everly with her father not to mention they are keeping a secret that could ruin both of their careers.  All these factors kept me turing the pages.

Overall I really loved For Everly and would recommend it to the NA lovers out there.  It's a great addition to the genre!  A solid 5 Stars for me.

About Raine
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her latest book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance titled For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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UtopYA Giveaway

Thank you Raine for donating a signed copy of For Everly to the big UtopYA Giveaway!

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in the For Everly launch, Tess!

  2. Super fun stuff, Tess! :D And dear Lord how long did it take you to set up that intense rafflecopter. You deserve an award for that! ;)

  3. I am a huge fan of Author Raine Thomas and her fantasy novels and now her contemporary titles! I look forward to more works from Ms. Thomas:O) Awesome giveaway!:O)

  4. Oh my goodness!! This is a crazy huge giveaway!! Love your site! :)