Tuesday, January 28, 2014

★Blog Tour Stop + Double Five Star Review★ Reaching Rachel by LL Collins

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Title: Reaching Rachel
Series: Living Again #2
Author: L.L. Collins
Release Date: January 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rachel has always been seen as a wild child, never committing or settling down. She wants it that way, so that no one ever finds out the truth. Deep down, she is crushed over something that happened years ago that resulted in losing the only man she ever loved. Then she meets someone who tries to convince her that she’s ready to commit again. But some things are not what they seem. Realizing too late that she’s in over her head, and with her life on the line, she comes face to face with her past in a way she never thought possible.

Devin was in love once, and it destroyed him, making him swear off love forever. After a promotion and subsequent move unexpectedly brings him into the middle of her dangerous situation, he must come face to face with his past and to the woman who broke him into pieces. But she needs help. Desperately. And maybe, just maybe, he didn't know the real truth of their past. Can he help her survive the terrible ordeal she's been through, and during it all, can he safeguard his heart from her? Or will the truth of the pain that has kept them apart show him that he can't live without her after all?

Taylor's Review
I was given an ARC of this copy for an honest review.

Rachel has had a tough time in the last 5 years since Devin walked out of her life. Using men to try and fill the void Devin left in her all those years ago, Rachel stumbles upon one man, she comes to regret ever inviting into her bed.

When shit hits the fan, who will be there to save her from this monster that's taken over her life, and the demons that threaten to take over her mind?

Devin. Devin, Devin, Devin. GOD I LOVE HIM! Ladies, meeting Devin is like meeting the boyfriend you wish you had, instead of the one your stuck at home with.

Taking a job with SWAT, and having to move across Florida, the last person he expects to find, is Rachel. And he sure as hell didn't plan to find her like this.

Just when I thought Dr. Yummy (AKA Ben) from Living Again, couldn't be beaten....Devin shows up and proves me wrong!

Holy mother of AMAZING BOOKS!!

L.L. Collins does it again with her second book in the Living Again series! Reaching Rachel is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!

I read and finished this book in like...oh I dunno..like 6 hours or something like that. Just like in Living Again, this book completely captivates you from the very first page, and doesn't let go of you until the horror of reaching the last page is thrust upon you.

If you're expecting this book to be anything like Living Again...Think again people! While I absolutely LOVED Living Again, I think I loved this book more.

There are so many different things that kept me turning the pages throughout this book. The angst, heartbreak, angst, love, and did I mention angst? Because holy hell there's a LOT of that in this book. Those are all things that had me turning the pages and praying to all the God's out there, that everything works out okay in the end.

In this book, Author LL Collins, tackles some pretty tough issues, and let me just say, she does it FLAWLESSLY!

Just like in Living Again, LL Collins uses her magical mind, awesome characters, and captivating story line, to suck you in and make you feel like part of the story instead of just a reader. You cant help but to stumble, trip, and fall head first into the world Collins creates with these characters, or head first in LOVE with Devin!

This book was 5 fantastically awesome stars, and LL Collins deserves a million more for this book. This will definitely be a book I read again and again and again...and again. :P
Trina's Five Star Review
When the shit hits the fan the shit really hits the fan for poor Rachel in this book! OMG....

I can't even tell you how instantly I fell for Rachel from almost page one.. And not because she was sexy and sassy.. Which those things didn't hurt, but what she endured (my God) and still came out kicking on the other side, well good for her.

After a painful breakup five years ago with the love of her life Devin, Rachel had pretty much lived to survive and get by, friends sure, job yes, men plenty, but did any of them really know her or the things she has given up? Things she has done? Who she really is? UHM... That would be a negative.

One hot steamy night turns into a nightmare for Rachel when her sexy one night stand turns into a complete wack job and almost kills her, but one glance, one thought, one vision right before the end is HIM, or is it? Her one true love she let go all those years ago is there. There to save her, there to get her through the worst night of her life (Devin)

Devin hasn't seen Rachel since the day he hopped on his bike and never looked back. But even after five years apart not a day goes by he hasn't thought of her (and not always in a good way) but now his new job, new town, new life, first assignment for the SWAT team is the face that haunts his dreams (again not in a good way). It is his job to save her, boy oh boy does he save her all right in more ways than one.

L.L.Collins did an amazing job putting us right there with Rachel and Devin and all they have to endure to come out on the other side alive and healthy. I can't even tell you how much I loved this book because 5 starts just really isn't enough.

The moment I picked this book up nothing else mattered till it was over and I was sad to see it end because well let's face it it was just too good... I want a Devin for myself please.... Just one I'm not too needy.. But I do need you all out there to get a copy of this book and see for yourselves just what I am talking about!
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Rachel lifted her face and pressed a kiss to her favorite arm her spot. “Devin, all of these years, I’ve been trying so hard to replace you, to make my mind forget by filling it with…men. But, every time, Dev. Every single time, I was disappointed. No one can ever be you because you are the only one for me. And to answer your question, yes. I’m more than okay. That wasn’t just sex, Devin. That was you, bringing me back to life. I want to do that over, and over and over again. And next time,” she rolled over to face him, a glint in her eye. “I want it like I know you wanted to do it this time. Hard, fast, and in whatever position you want it. We had some fabulous times together. Let’s do that again.”

“I want nothing more than to do it all,” Devin said, his voice low. “But don’t mistake what just happened for me just being gentle on you. I wanted to make love to you, to show you what you mean to me. I can tell you all day long, but I wanted you to feel it; feel me. My heart is beating only for you. My body is yours. I love you, Rachel.”

She climbed back on top of him, pressing her body against him. “Devin,” she said, her face even with his. Pressing kisses to his eyes, nose, then lips, her body started shaking. Why was this so hard for her? She knew it like she knew her own name, but saying it was so difficult for her. “I…” She dipped her head down and kissed his ear, running her tongue along it, then his neck. When goose bumps broke out on his body, she grinned against his neck. Going back to his lips, she put her hands against his face and looked at him in the eyes. “I love your eyes,” she whispered. “And your face. God help me, that body is to die for. But Devin?”


“What I really love?” Rachel paused, willing her body to stop quivering. “Is you. I always have.” There, that wasn’t so bad. “I have since the night I met you, and I’ve never stopped. All this time, all these years, it’s only been you for me, Dev. I know we have shit to work through. But, I love you. I do. I don’t think there will ever be a moment where I’m not completely and totally in love with you.”
About the Author
LL Collins
LL Collins is a teacher who loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and boys, reading, and writing. Her love of writing has found a home in the self-publishing world. Living Again and Reaching Rachel are available on Amazon Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks, in both eBook and paperback. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out and start writing and try to make her lifelong dreams of becoming an author come true. She has been a teacher for over ten years, a wife for 14, and a mom to two boys, 11 and 9.
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