Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: The Friendship Tour by Tara Taylor Quinn

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
Check out all of Tara's events HERE.

The Friendship PactThe Friendship Pact
by Tara Taylor Quinn

Adult Romance, Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 245 pages
June 1st 2014 by MIRA

This is a story for every woman who has a best friend...

Bailey Watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves "sisters of the soul." Their circumstances growing up couldn't have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey's home life was hard. They'd do anything for each other. "I'd give you a kidney," they always say. There are no secrets between them--until there's one secret Bailey can't share.

This is a story for every woman who's been in love.

Danny Brown is the only man Kora's ever wanted, ever loved, and her marriage seems as flawless as everything else in her life. Bailey, however, doesn't want a husband. She does want a baby--but only by IVF. And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like...Danny.

What happens when love and friendship collide?

Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney. But what about a baby?

Once Upon a Friendship

(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

They’re a team...not a couple!

Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship — or Liam’s freedom — over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who’d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible. Unless...he felt it, too.

Liam, Gabi and Marie are a family of sorts. They met nine years ago when Liam was getting chewed out by his father for choosing to live in a dorm room rather than an upscale apartment (where his father could essentially spy on him).  The three of them have now formed an LLC and are planning to buy a historic apartment building together. Liam's father advised him not to and when he does, Liam's life drastically changes.

Liam's father soon has some major legal issues to deal with and Liam turns to Gabi, who is now an attorney, to represent him and keep him out of the mess. As he and Gabi work together to figure out what's really going on, Liam learns his father's secrets and he doesn't know who he can trust.

I enjoyed the three main characters. Gabi and Liam fought their attraction for each other because they didn't want to ruin their friendship in the long run. Liam had a reputation for not dating any one woman for any length of time. Gabi is tough but made some mistakes along the way since she was emotionally involved. Liam took life in stride. For a guy who had lived the life of luxury, he handled losing privileges very well. I'm not sure how realistic that would be, but it definitely made him easy to like. Marie was in the background more but her presence reminded Gabi and Liam about what they had and what they didn't want to mess up.

I love a good romance, especially when there's a secondary storyline and this book delivered! I wasn't expecting the mystery so that was a pleasant surprise. I had a pretty good idea of who was behind the scheme early on but there were still some twists and turns along the way that I didn't see coming. The beginning was a little bit slow but it wasn't long before it picked up and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen to each character in the end. I hope there will be more because I would love to read Marie's story!

My Rating=4 Stars
*I received a copy for an honest review.*

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233. 

Just as the social sharing contest Tara is running through all her tour events this summer (details here) she's also hosting a giveaway for those who share quotes from her about friendship. There are three different choices all provided below to share. Share one or all just once or every day this week!




Prizes include:

US PRIZE: Girlfriend note cards, mini-book full of quotes, "friends" picture frame, friends wall plaque, and ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship.

INT PRIZE: Two (2) winners will receive ebook copies of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship.

*Share must be public to be eligible. Can share once each day. Ends July 17th. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

Tour Giveaways

$10 VISA Gift Card & ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship (INT)
Print copy of Once Upon a Friendship & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship  (INT)
Ends July 17th

(All to one winner - US only.)
$10 VISA Gift Card
Copies of all five books on Tara's Summer Tour
Spend the Summer with TTQ T-Shirt
Ends July 16th


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