Thursday, August 15, 2013

Release Blog Tour - Sharing Harper by V. Murphy, Review

A pain too hard to understand.
A struggle too deep to reach.
A love too complicated to work…but too intense to let go.
Harper Mae ran as far away as she could from her abusive past. She went to a different city and numbed her pain by using men, never sleeping with the same guy more than once.
Ryder worked at a coffee shop trying blend in with the rest of the world, desperately trying to live a normal life. After leaving a relationship and losing his family, he vowed never to fall in love again.
Until one day they are unexpectedly drawn to each other unable to let go.
Harper and Ryder’s turbulent relationship, two people who are struggling to find themselves, realize the answer lies within each other.
Secrets, so deep, that both have, end up surfacing causing irrevocable pain.
Will their love be strong enough to survive or will their pain be the downfall to their relationship?
Will Harper open up enough to share her past with Ryder or will he be just another number on her list?
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***Warning***  This review contains minor spoilers

Harper Mae knows one thing, never sleep with the same man more than once.  Her life has been overshadowed by a past that has her vowing to never let a man get too close to her ever again.  Harper goes out with her best friend , Skye and they party it up and she gets her fix that she needs.  A man in her bed with no strings attached.  But her world is about to change.  Entering a coffee shop to meet Skye she comes face to face with Ryder.  Ryder is the most gorgeous guy she has ever seen and knows that she needs to run the other way.  She does leave vowing to never come back again.

Little does she know that Ryder wants to see much more of her.  Harper moves on, resuming her partying letting herself get lost in the beat of the music and burying her past deep within her where it has been hidden since she moved to San Diego from Chicago.  She can't seem to forget Ryder though and late one night on the dance floor she is approached by a man who makes her feel passion and sensual, but when she spots a tattoo on his hand with the name of a girl named Evelyn she runs away.  A couple days later she finds herself on a different dance floor, same thing but luck is not on her side this time as a man intent on raping her has come upon her.  Who saves her?  None other than Ryder himself.

He vows to show her how good life can be and that they share a connection that they both can feel, but in their way is Evelyn who he seems to always be running off the see or to save.. The closer they become to one another, the more her past comes up to haunt her in her dreams and soon she must deal with them.  But she's not the only one with secrets.  Ryder has some of his own and when they both open up and bare their souls will their growing attraction to one another survive?  And who is Evelyn?  Will she be what causes them to separate forever?

This book was one of the best I have read so far this year.  Reading this story, you wouldn't guess that it's the author's first novel.  I loved Harper.  She stood up for herself and never let anything get to her especially any man who can bring her down.  Ryder was always there to try and make her see he cared.  Overall it was just a great read.  I loved the sexual chemistry between these characters and their overall story.  Once you pick this one up, you won't be able to put it down.  I know I couldn't, finishing this book in less than one day.  I look forward to reading more of her work in the future, 5 stars!

***Huge thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy!***

Her name is V. Murphy and she loves everything about reading (some may call her a bibliophile). She is a current graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and heading out west to live the California dream while pursuing her masters degree in school counseling at the University of San Diego. You can find her writing in a Panera, small coffeeshop or on campus. When she is not spending her time in school or reading, she loves to write, bake and shop.

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