Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway! "Playing for Love at Deep Haven" by Katy Regnery

Playing for Love at Deep Haven
(Enchanted Places #1)

Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history…

…the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.

When a booking mistake at Deep Haven Cottage strands them together at a rental 
house on the Maine coast, the rocker and the writer are suddenly thrown back 
together after ten years apart. While Violet will do almost anything to prevent 
history from repeating itself, Zach wants to show her that her heart will be safe with
him this time. But can Violet give him a second chance? And will Zach truly be able 
to change history?

Playing songs, playing for keeps…Playing for Love at Deep Haven

5 Stars!

I love second chance romances and Katy Regnery did not disappoint! I have quickly become a huge fan of hers! I absolutely loved everything about Zach and Violet’s story. To me, this is a must read!! It has amazing lead characters, an incredible and realistic plot, and a fantastic balance between steamy, heartbreaking, funny, and ‘angsty’ scenes.

“She lived persistently, achingly, in his heart, tormenting him in quiet moments. Losing her and her love was like a curse: He was convinced that it would take love to write beauty, and love had been elusive since he lost her.”

Zach broke Violet’s heart all those nine years ago, yet neither of them had been able to move past it. And now, fate had brought them face-to-face in quite the amazing way. They were both ‘stuck’ in the same, huge house in the middle of nowhere in Maine, for at least days… or so it started off that way. Violet was hell bent on getting a room in the nearest hotel as soon as a vacancy was available. Getting her heart broken by Zach once was more than enough to last her a lifetime. She was not looking to rehash things with him. But Zach had other plans. He wanted to prove to her that what they had, what they felt, was still very much there. Even if he had screwed things up in the past.

We quickly see how their personalities clash. It honestly took them a while to come around and accept these ‘new’ versions of them. Zach was no longer the quiet, mega talented guy who wrote/played beautiful songs, but rather a hot, toned, tattooed musician that wrote songs for a heavy metal band. Violet wasn’t the laid back poetry writer anymore. She was a novelist currently struggling with writers block causing her to have problems with her contract. This didn’t sit well with either. They both knew just how truly talented the other person was and felt like they were settling for these new jobs they had. I loved seeing how they brought out the best in each other.

“Violet-like-the-flower, it was always you for me.”

The chemistry between these two was hot… and I don’t only mean sexually. *wink* They connected in a way that as a reader, I felt as if no time had passed since the last time they had been together. But… that wasn’t the reality of their situation. Almost a decade had passed and hearts were still broken. Violet had a hard time trusting that Zach wouldn’t hurt her again….that he wouldn’t walk out of her life. And although I can’t really blame her, there were moments I wanted to shake Violet. To me, Zach was just...perfect. I could tell he was head-over-heals in love with Violet and meant every single word when he kept telling her he wasn’t letting her go this time. I was so anxious for her to give into what I knew deep down she wanted…Zach.

“I love you. I’ve always loved you. And I’ll go on loving you until I don’t anymore.”

I abso-freaking-lutely loved the ending. I literally had the biggest smile across my face. In my opinion, it was just the perfect ending for Zach and Violet. I can’t wait for the next book, which is Cora’s story (Zach’s sister). I’m hoping we get more of Zach and Violet, of course. Although I’m sure I will be engrossed in that story line as well. I said this once and I will say it again, Katy Regnery, I’M A FAN. Go buy this book!

“You’re my forever, Violet.”

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About the Author:
Katy Regnery

KATY REGNERY, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.

As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.

Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

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