Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review Tour: Angles by Erin Lockwood

Title: Angles
Author: Erin Lockwood
Series: Part 1 
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: BookBaby
Format: Kindle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
A compelling love story about Caralee, her best friend Teddy, and her new love interest, Sam. The intensity of Sam entering into Cara's life challenges her friendship with Teddy - which was forged long ago when they encountered a deranged gunman. Teddy will stop at nothing to protect Cara - even if it means keeping his long time business associate and once best friend far away from her.

This story is about friendship and relationship triangles, love and protection, love and understanding, and love vs true love.

~My Thoughts~
Angles is a classic modern-day romance where boy likes girl, girl likes boy but is torn between boy and his friend. Oh wait...it's not such a classic story after all. :)

One of the aspects I liked best in the story was how the pacing kept you engaged the entire time. If there were moments where the action subsided, it was to make way for instances of character development and major decision making on the part of Caralee and Sam and/or Teddy. 

As a character, Teddy was probably the most interesting to me. You can tangibly feel his struggle as he wars with himself over his friend Sam and the girl he adores, Cara. Cara was nice, but I felt like there were quite a few moments where I kind of wanted to shake some sense into her...but that's just me. 

This book is STEAMY! There are a lot of tense, romantic moments full of that lingering doubt, the trust, the passion between love interests that just makes a book tantalizing and difficult to put down. The writing style of the love scenes did get a little confusing for me at times, as I had a little trouble understanding who was doing what to whom, but overall it was still a tantalizingly fun ride. 

Overall, Angles has a lot going for it. Erin Lockwood is a talented author that I will definitely be keeping an eye out for. Considering that this book is titled "Angles: Part 1", I'm assuming we can be on the lookout for at least one more edition in this series, and possibly more to come!
~Try an Excerpt!~
By the time I get back to dancing with Dean, I feel something, someone, watching me. The feeling I felt before my speech is stronger now. There’s something consuming my surroundings—an invisible, sweltering blanket over me. As soon as I have the chance, I look around and try to find the source of this feeling—the burning eyes I can’t see, yet, but I sense are focused on me.


I casually scan the room between dips and twirls.


My breath catches. There they are—the eyes I’ve been searching for. A man, a gorgeous man, in a perfectly tailored suit is staring at me. It’s no mistake. Now that I see him, I know his eyes are the source of this feeling I’ve been having.

There are worse people to have stare at you. He might be a little older, but he’s very attractive. He wears his dark brown hair slicked and styled up and back. It looks soft enough to run my fingers through and short enough to create a little edge to it. His blackish gray suit blends in with his olive, tan skin. Every part of him is dark and smoky, except his eyes. His turquoise-blue eyes are so bright; they’re like headlights shining at me. A lighthouse warning me not to come too close or my boat will crash.
~Meet Erin!~ 

Erin Lockwood grew up in Castro Valley, California, and attended the University of Oregon where she graduated with a degree in journalism in 2003. From there, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and spent the next seven years searching for the love of her life and building the family of her dreams.

It wasn’t long until, with children starting preschool and more time on her hands, Erin refocused on her career, beginning with a successful entry into the world of residential real estate as a realtor. Free time was spent reading book after book—and binge-watching the subsequent films—in the New Adult genre. Hopelessly in love with her husband, she wrote him a short story for their fifth wedding anniversary. That’s when she discovered her tireless passion to share her experience of falling in love through fictional characters. That story evolved into the first novel in the Angles Trilogy.

Erin still lives in Denver with her husband, Phil, and their three children. They spend most of their summers and holidays on the beautiful island of Coronado where Erin and Phil wish to retire someday. 

Erin will be awarding a Mobi copy of Angles to 4 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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    1. Hi Ally, I appreciate your enthusiasm for questions for Erin! In the future, please put them all in one place. My Spam filter is reading all of your repeated posts as inappropriate.

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  2. Congrats to the author on the new book and the tour! Thanks for sharing and for the great review!

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    1. Thank you! Angles is my debut novel. It's not easy to put yourself out there but I've found a lot of support. I appreciate yours!

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  3. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win

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  4. Thank you for posting a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Sometimes I want to shake some sense into Cara too :) Angles - Part II will likely be available August 1st.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Erin! It was a fun read :D What's going on in your neck of the woods today?

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  5. Sounds like a great book, I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Looking forward to checking out this book!

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    1. Ally, I really hope you do! I'm finishing up the second in the series. I hope you enjoy it! You can follow me on facebook at www.facebook.com/anglestrilogy

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