Friday, April 15, 2016

Surviving You (Shameless #2) Blog Tour +Giveaway +Review

Book: Surviving You
Author: Dawn A Keane
Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense - Dark

"Thou shalt take the boy out of Manchester, but you cannot take Manchester out of the boy." Lee – I’m a killer, a hardened criminal born into the underbelly of an unlawful world that my father crafted, and I am to be crowned the next King. I used to covet the dark; it has forever been my friend and forgives me my sins. A slither of light has dared me to hope, it has my house of cards tumbling all around me. From the moment I saw her I knew she would be my downfall, for how can something that shines so bright not burn? Yet, she is my salvation and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen…. Rose – I cringe at my own shadow; dark corners of my mind forever torment me. I have yet to escape from my demons; they beseech me with every turn of my head. Yet lurking is a promise, a promise of things to come. It has my heart in a vice; squeezing the last dregs of a love I never thought I could feel again. From the moment I saw him I knew he would be my downfall, for how can something that smoulders so dark not singe? Yet, he is my redemption and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen…. “Thou shalt always protect the family.” ****** Loyalty doesn’t come much richer than family so when Lee Young decides to hang up his gun and head north he sets in motion a chain of events that cause murder and mayhem with every step closer he takes to walking. When two worlds collide, it forces Rose to meet her demons head on and has Lee frantically trying to keep both Rose and her daughter safe. The road they travel together will be their greatest challenge and their most dangerous yet.  With so much to lose but everything to gain, Lee and Rose become embroiled in a game of cat and mouse as they try to confront the threats surrounding them. Running to keep one step ahead of everyone else, can these lovers climb out of the dark that they find themselves in and bathe in the light their love promises before the fire burns to embers and their world is snuffed to smoke? Can be read as a standalone

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 My Review
This is the second book in this series and while it can be read as a stand-alone; I recommend reading  book one first to fully understand everything that is happening.  This book is about Lee and Rose.  Rose like Dana from the first book has an abusive ex that she is hiding from.   The way Lee feels for Rose he has never felt before.  She has gotten under his skin and he can’t stop thinking about her all the time.  He thinks she is too good for him and that he will taint her with his darkness.  Rose doesn’t want to like Lee but can’t stop the way she feels what she thinks about him or sees him.  She just keeps her ex in her head telling her how unworthy she is.  Will Lee be able to show Rose how he feels about her and that he will treat her right?  Lee is trying to leave his old life behind him but things keep happening.  Now that he has Rose and her daughter Annie he wants to give them the life they deserve.  Both their pasts keep coming back.  Will they be able to have their happily ever after or will the darkness from their pasts stop them?  This book was even better than the first one.  It was great getting to read about all the girls again.  Rose and Lee have it even tougher than Dana and Logan did.  The girls’ exes just won’t stop.  They are determined to get them back.  This story is sad and emotional.  Just when all the girls are finally getting on with their lives their pasts come back.  They are constantly living in fear of what could happen if their exes find them.  The guys are always their when any of the girls need help.  They do everything they can to protect them but it may not be enough.  I was totally taken by surprise by the ending.  I am not a crier and I almost ugly cried when reading the ending.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  Dawn you are a fantastic author.


Surviving Him (Shameless #1)
Dark erotic romance contains subject matter some might find distressing, also violence and sexual scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
An explosive love story of a mother, and her struggle to be with the love of her life, against all odds.
Logan is strong, sexy, and the type of father that Dana’s daughters deserve in their lives. Dana’s life is rocked by tragedy, she is forced into running from her psychotic ex-husband, Ian, and it seems he’s determined to keep them apart. Left with nowhere else to turn Dana and her girls seek shelter in a women’s refuge in Manchester, where Dana finds lifelong friendships in the other women who live there. Sisters brought together by despair that haunts them every single day, but the laughter they bring keeps out the darkness that is Dana’s past, she hopes she can find herself again. But a life away from Logan and his ability to ignite the flame deep inside her is almost unbearable. Dana’s not the only one, Logan will fight anyone and anything to be back in Dana’s arms again. Can they carve out an existence for their fiery passion amid Ian’s rage?
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Author Bio
I was brought up in Manchester and I am now living in the beautiful Scottish borders with my three children.
I have enjoyed writing my story as I had a pretty hard upbringing and have suffered like everyone does over the years in different situations, but everyone has a story to tell.
I just hope my story can help someone out there who is, or has been through the same sorts of situations as myself.
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