Friday, August 2, 2013

Impossible by Laurel Ulen Curtis Blog Tour Stop - Review

Title: Impossible
Author:  Laurel Ulen Curtis
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  June 24, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services
Veronica Russo chases storms, but runs from her past by staying firmly in the present. Unwilling to consider the possibility of a future, she’s checked out of life by using solitude and standoffishness as her armor and a sharp tongue and quick wit as her weapons.

Coleman Cade is a walking contradiction- just like his mismatched eyes. A rough and manly bull rider with a playful side. A ladies man with thousands of willing victims, but what he really wants is one woman. The right woman.

Will Roni be able to let go, move on, and find a way to fulfill her dream of having everything? Or will unsubstantiated choices and unresolved demons stand in the way of their happily ever after?

In order to overcome past tragedies and find true happiness- in order to have Everything- Roni needs to do one thing. Find the impossible.

*Explicit Language and Sexual Content

Three years ago, Veronica (Roni) had it all.  Loving in-laws to make up for the lack of love she receives from her own parents, an adoring husband named Josh, a job she wants as a meteorologist, and she's pregnant with their first child.  Everything seems to be so perfect in her life, that is until one day her entire world is ripped away from her in a car accident.  All it took was for another car to hit them for her to lose her husband and their precious baby all in one day.

That was three years ago.  Roni has been gone every since the day her life ended as she knew it screaming in the hospital.  She still has nightmares about that time in her life, but she picked up right after the accident and left behind her home and her in-laws never looking back.  Roni now lives as a storm chaser.  She has her trusty Chevy Tahoe that she lives out of and it's all setup with everything she needs including a video camera to capture every chase.  She knows that one day she will have to return to the real world, but for now she's living in the moment on the edge of danger.

Her travels take her through a small town in Kansas.  One flat tire changes everything for her.  It's there on the side on the road that she meets Coleman Cade Jr.  CJ has everyone calls him is a young teenager who has a charm about him and unique eyes that capture her attention right from the start.  CJ has one green eye and one blue eye that he says he got from his father.  CJ helps her change the tire, but she for some reason seems drawn to this teenager and knows that it's time to run away.  She leaves and doesn't plan to come back.  That is until she's out chasing another storm and a fellow chaser and his partner get into a car accident trying to outrun a tornado.  As much as she hates Max, she stops to help him and his partner Tony, landing herself in the hospital after she's hit in the head by some debris.

After she gets all patched up, Roni insists that it's time for her to leave so she gets back into her car and takes off ending up back in the same small town at the diner.  It's here that she sees CJ again.  As much as she tries to hide from him he spots her and with him is the most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes on and it's none other than Coleman Cade himself.  He's fit, it's tall, he rugged, and he's got a charm that is irresistible.   Roni knows she should leave and stay away, but CJ invites her to his rodeo show the next night and she knows she just can't stay away.  She goes that night and meets his grandmother Nan.  Nan seems to understand why Roni feels the need to run, but she won't tell her why.  It's almost as if Nan can see right through her just like CJ can and it scares Roni.  Roni hasn't let anyone near her since the accident that took everything from her.  But the more time she spends with the Cades the close she is drawn to them.  She's scared but she can't seem to run away from them.  

As much as she tries to fight her growing attraction to Coleman she just can't seem to do it.  He's everything that she's never wanted in a man and then some being a rodeo star himself.  He's got a wicked sense of humor, even developing the nickname Banty for Roni.   Roni's at one point does try to run away, but Coleman follows her insisting that he wants to spend the week with her while she's out chasing so they set out on their adventure together.  Roni's nightmares continue, but as they do so do the growing number of fantasies she has about Coleman and it's only a matter of time before their relationship begins to grow and they get closer to one another.  Coleman may be a lot of things, but the one thing he is, is very protective of Roni and does all he can to keep her safe and feel how much he cares for her.  Even with all this Roni knows she should run away, but no matter what she tries she just can't seem to shake Coleman.  

When tragedy strikes the Cade family and Coleman reveals a secret that will rock Roni's world straight to it's core and really send her running this time, will she be able to overcome the impossible and learn to love those around her?

Oh. My. God.  This story was amazing.  I have never read a story about a storm chaser.  While the overall story itself wasn't about chasing storms that's what Roni did for a long time and it was a new a refreshing twist on a romance novel.  Couple that with the alpha male Coleman Cade and his relationship with Roni and it's explosive.  There was so much sexual tension throughout so much of this book and I loved every second of it.  You don't want to miss this one ladies I was in tears towards the end of the book.  You won't even see it coming, but I had to stop at one point because it broke my heart to see what Roni had to endure.  Throughout it all Coleman stayed by her side and he is now one of my favorite book boyfriends.  Get ready ladies because Coleman will fog up your reading device and melt your heart.  I cannot wait to read CJ's story and am so excited to hear that Laurel has decided to write his story because I for one have not had enough of the Cade family!!!  5 amazing stars!

***Review copy provided in exchange for a honest review***

Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 26 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat and two fish!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels.

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Signed paperback of Impossible (US Residents only)
Set of all three ebooks from the author:  The One Place, The One Girl, Impossible (Open Internationally)
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your review. Sounds like my kinda book. evamillien at gmail dot com