Sunday, June 9, 2013

Giveaway and Review of For Everly by Raine Thomas!!

I am over the moon happy to be part of this tour!!! When Raine told me she was writing another book, I was pretty much jumping up and down waiting for this book to come out!!  Then I read it....


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.



From the very beginning of this book, I was hooked and was done reading it in about a day and a half! Yes, it was that good!

Everly Wallace is a medical student with a lot on her plate.  She works part time, goes to medical school and takes care of her grandfather.  Also, there is the constant pressure of having enough money to pay the bills every month.  Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Cole Parker, the famous baseball star.  She's surprised to see he's the little brother of her professor Wyatt Parker.  

When he personally asks her to help him with his shoulder injury, she's unsure of first.  Although she's a huge fan of Cole's, she doesn't think she can do the job.  He quickly changes her mind, making it impossible for her to refuse.  Even though she can't tell anyone she's working with him, she's excited about the experience it will give her for the future.  

Cole, at first believe his brother is crazy for suggesting Everly help him.  How can a student know what is wrong with him?  She soon proves that she knows exactly what she's talking about, and that his brother had been right to recommend her.  

Once they start working together, the attraction that Cole felt when he first met her begins to grow.  Everly finds herself enjoying working with the baseball player, and starts to feel the first stirs of attraction herself.  She's scared at first, because there are things from her past she doesn't want Cole knowing; things that would ruin any blossoming relationship.

Soon, Everly starts having some issues.  Someone is out to hurt her, and she can't think of who would want to harm her.  Cole has his suspicions, and is angry it would be taken so far. 

Soon he finds himself doubting Everly, and he's unsure of their future.  He's starting to hear things that make him second guess everything they've built.  Everly, knows something is wrong, and tries to get things back on track.  Unfortunately, there are things put in place to rip them apart.  

Cole is horrified once he finds out the truth behind what has been happening to Everly.  He never thought it would taken that far.  He loves Everly more then anything, and would do anything to protect her.  

I honestly loved this book, and am fighting right now to not start reading it again!!  I loved how Everly was both innocent and strong at the same time.  She had a stubborness in her that allowed her to get through the bad things that had been handed to her.  She adored her grandfather, and didn't like seeing him struggle for anything.

Now there was Cole Parker.

He's the superstar pitcher for Atlanta, and is terrified about anyone finding out about his injury.  He's fascinated when he meets Everly and is instantly protective of her.  Cole has his own set of problems. and hates when they start affecting her.  

The one person who I absolutely adored was Wyatt Parker!  I was very disappointed when I found out he was gay... even asked Raine why he was gay, but... what can I do??  Just because he is quite yummy... I loved how he took care of his brother, and stood behind Everly and supported her when she desperately needed it.  


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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I hope I didn't gush too much about the book!  I tend to do that to Raine's books because I love them so much and want to share them!  I loved getting to know Everly and Cole, and can not wait to read the next book by Miss Raine!!!

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Raine Thomas said...

Thanks so much for being a part of the For Everly launch, Jess!

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

I became a big fan of Author Raine Thomas through her fantasy series! Now I am so very excited to have more of Raine in her new contemporary works, I loved For Everly, the characters and how they interacted. Both Cole and Everly were interesting, and like-able, and I enjoyed the humor that was also laced through the book! Very awesome read. Great review post and thanks for sharing:)

Jess's Journal said...

@Raine, thanks so much for having me be a part of the tour!!

@Michelle, I know what you mean!! I was sad to see the end of the Estilorians, but loved loved loved this book!!! Cole was hilarious at times, to the point I was laughing out loud!!!

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