Thursday, December 12, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* Courtney Cole's BEFORE WE FALL: 10 Things About Dominic Kinkaide + Review + Giveaway



Welcome to my blog tour stop for the fabulous Courtney Cole's latest novel, BEFORE WE FALL!
I have Courtney at the blog today to tell you 10 Things you MUST know about Dominic Kinkaide (plus 5 more because she's just awesome like that...)

Then, stay tuned for my review and a giveaway!!
Before We Fall by Courtney Cole
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Synopsis:
Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.



Ten Things You Need to Know about Dominic Kinkaide 

By Courtney Cole


1. Dominic does bad, bad things.

2. He always knows what he wants.

3. He always does what he wants.

Those are the most important first three things. After that, you should know:

4. Deep down, Dominic has a good heart.

5. He hides that fact from everyone, including himself.

6. He’s palpably sexy.

7. If you give him the chance, he will annihilate you.

8. He’s an actor… and he’s best at acting normal.

9. He really wants to be normal… he just doesn’t know it.

10. His entire life will change when he meets Jacey Vincent.

And here are five bonus things:

1. Dominic’s eyes are green.

2. He’s right handed.

3. His favorite band is his brother’s… The Devil’s Own—although he would never admit that to his brother.

4. He grew up in a suburb of Chicago in a house that looks like a replica Scottish castle.

5. He’s been in love twice in his life.





And now for my review:
*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Before We Fall by Courtney Cole
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review




Review:

Holy hell. The best word to describe Courtney Cole's third installment of the Beautifully Broken Series, Before We Fall, is INTENSE. This book was gripping, steamy, pretty darn kinky and naughty....yet at the same time, it was tortured, haunting, and redemptive. It's a story of how loss can completely ravage and rend apart a life, and how love, patience, and hope can potentially offer the healing second chance.

Dominic Kinkaide is an arrogant movie star slash asshole who toes the very fine line between swoony bad boy and insufferable jerk. Jacey is a naive young woman who has made many bad choices and in Dominic, may or may not have made yet another to add to her list. What I truly enjoy about Courtney Cole's writing is that she has the unerring ability to weave stories about these characters that are conflicted and at times unlikable, very much like humans in real life, yet as she unravels her tale, she makes you empathize and understand them. While you might not agree with the characters and their choices, you end up rooting for them, nonetheless.

While I must admit, this wasn't my favorite novel of the series. (It's hard to beat the connection and love that I felt with Gabe and Madison of If You Leave!!) But it was still an emotional and touching novel that is worth a read.

P.S. This book can be read as a standalone, but features characters from the previous book (like BRAND! I NEED HIS STORY!!)

Rating:





About the Author: 

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.







And now it's GIVEAWAY TIME!!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


This blog tour is brought to you by the FAB:







all the best, dear readers!


3 comments :

  1. I think it's that despite the fact that they're "bad," they still have a heart and allow themselves to love. It's the possibility of redemption.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My husband was a bad boy and I fell hard !!! I had the opportunity to date a guy that was crazy about me . He was a good guy with money .. Didn't do anything for me !!! I think it's the challenge of trying to fix them or find out why they are that way !!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think it is their intensity. They do everything with a passion that is so intense you have no choice but to be sucked in. They love intensely and passionately and leave you dying for more of them. Not that I have any experience with one ;) Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete