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Blinded By Love Series Blog TourAuthor: Emma Grayson
Genre: Contemporary
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Take It All (Blinded By Love #1)

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Synopsis

Judy Garland said it best, For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.
If you asked her why she loved him, she would tell you it was because he was who he was and, well, she was who she was.
Plain and simple.
All her life Lennox Ward felt incomplete. Her heart was always searching for that one special thing; that special someone she had yet to find.
Then Caleb Kingston came strolling back into her life unexpectedly, and little did she know her world was about to come crashing down around her, forever shattering it.

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REVIEWS

5 stars ~ By Guest Reviewer Vicki

Lennox and Caleb were childhood friends,best friends,then he moved away.Ten years later shes in a coffee shop having been set up on a blind date and she sees Caleb their eyes meet and Lennox knows hes the one for her that they were meant to be together.They reunite, their love is consuming,intense and passionate but things change over the years and Caleb has secrets things Lennox knows nothing about.Things he thinks will make her run and keep on running.Caleb is an addict.He tries but he just cant stop.When Lennox does find out she stays by his side tries to help him,but this is no easy path and Lennox struggles wondering if she can truly help him at all.The lying,watching him do drugs,scared of what will happen to him, everything he puts her through she stays because she loves him,truly loves him but it it enough?Can she help him overcome his demons and finally get clean and Caleb is he willing to try?Raine is Lennox’s best friend hes always there for her when she needs him and offers her the support she needs.He would be so right for her but she just didn’t feel the love for him that she feels for Caleb.When Caleb finally reaches the bottom when theres nowhere else he can go will he admit he needs help and will Lennox and her love for him finally be enough to help him do it?
This is a wonderful read but its not an easy read its gritty raw and harsh in places heartbreaking and soul destroying and at times you want to throw your kindle round the room!Although I did feel for Caleb I didn’t fully connect with him maybe that could be because I don’t fully understand the world of addiction,the manipulation and desperation, he continuly lied and lied until he couldn’t get away with that either,the bond between Raine and Lennox stood out to me far more than the bond between Lennox and Caleb so you feel conflicted about Caleb whether to hate him or feel sorry for him!!Lennox was a wonderful character loyal loving kind hearted but sometimes she frustrated me the choices she made and what she had to put up with…. I found myself willing her to make a stand,walk away at some points in the book but she doesnt because she truly loved him. Putting myself in Lennoxs shoes would I be able to walk away from someone I loved as much as she loved Caleb,would I be able to cope with his behaviour watching him on his downward spiral day after day?I don’t honestly know!!The book was based on real life experiences and Emma has done a wonderful job grabbing you and taking you inside this story,not all love is hearts and flowers and this book shows this so well.It ends on a cliffy but book two is just released so you can continue the journey of Caleb ad Lennox right away!!!

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Promise It All (Blinded by Love #2)

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Synopsis

Caleb Kingston’s addiction got the best of him and he left everything important behind; including the one person he loved more than anything.

Lennox is left to fight through her heartache and pain as well as the crushing confusion she feels in the aftermath of Caleb’s departure. She finds it difficult to move forward because he didn’t just leave her behind, he also left their son, AJ.

Realizing Caleb will never leave the life of addiction behind and return to her and AJ, Lennox makes the painful choice to finally put Caleb and their love behind her. But when Caleb returns in a shocking and unexpected way, he changes her game plan and makes her question what she truly wants.

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EXCERPT

PROLOGUE
Friday, May 16th 2014
Present day

Tick.
Tock.
The room was empty and silent, except for the sound of Heather, the receptionist, typing away on the computer. Lennox looked at the time on her phone; she still had another fifteen minutes before it was her turn.
Tick.
Tock.
The office was old and dusty with a musky smell. She thought the place could use a good cleaning and possibly a new air freshener, preferably the scent of fresh linen. The chair she sat in was well worn with the padding torn and barely there as the wooden base under her was becoming uncomfortable.
Just like it did every single time she sat on it twice a week for the last five months, but this time wasn't anything like the times before.
Tick.
Tock.
Every time she came, she was prepared, she knew what she was going to say, she was ready to hold her emotions back, she was ready to put on a brave face and act as if everything was okay, that she was okay.
Not today.
Today she had no idea what to expect. For the first time she was going in completely blind and unprepared. She had no expectations, no words to express how she was feeling or what she was thinking, but worst of all she had no idea how she was going to control her emotions and put on a brave face and continue to act as if she was okay.
Lennox wasn't okay, she was far from okay.
Tick.
Tock.
Sitting in the god-awful chair, staring at the off white wall in front of her, she only had one word floating around in her head.
Kryptonite.
Superman's weakness.
Like him, everyone has a weakness. Everyone has something in their lives that no matter how hard they try to push it aside, they can't. They end up falling into its momentum until they're on the ground without the strength to get back up again and live.
Tick.
Tock.
Lennox had fallen into her Kryptonite more than once, but this time she had more than just herself to lose. She struggled with wondering if the direction she was heading was right, if it was worth it, and if it was what she truly wanted.
She had perspective. She'd thought about every outcome possible, and she had done so more than once—more than twice. She thought about it every single day for the past three months. She was unfocused with everything in her life, and consumed with the possible outcomes of her day.
She knew nothing would be solved at the end of her time, or in a day or week or even in a month. She knew it could take months until she finally had clarity, and the thought of that killed her. She wasn't the most patient person, but when it came to this specific topic she knew one thing for sure.
It was going to take time. It would also take work, patience, faith, hope, and most of all trust.
Trust… the hardest thing for her to give to anyone.
Tick.
Tock.
The chair next to Lennox suddenly wasn't empty anymore as Heather stood up from her desk. "He'll see you now," she said.
Lennox nodded and stood to her feet, pulling her purse over her shoulder. Today was the first time she wasn't going in alone. As they walked toward the mocha-colored door, Lennox laughed to herself as she thought about how it all started with a phone call.
A phone call she'd been waiting three years for. A phone call that changed everything.

REVIEWS

4stars ~ By Guest Reviewer Vicki

This is the second part to Lennox and Calebs story.Caleb couldn’t overcome his addictions so he left Lennox and their son behind .When Lennox is finally moving on with her life with her son Caleb returns he comes crashing back into her life.We also get flashbacks in between that time where Caleb has tried time and time again to beat the addiction and failed.Lennox has the support of her family and Calebs family, but she wants Caleb shed take him back even after all hes done shed forget it all just so they could be a family.Caleb wont commit to her she hopes they will reunite but he tells her he cant give her any answers and wont talk to her about where he has been and what hes been doing.This is where Lennox started to grate on me abit she was willing to take him back after he said he didn’t love her, after he said hed been with someone else she seemed all consumed by Caleb that her son seemed somewhat forgotten.She still thought she could save him, begging him to turn his life around.It was always Lennox fighting for him time after time listening to excuse after excuse hoping against it all that hed listen.But he never did and sometimes came over as cocky and arrogant.I was really disappointed in this book how it ended up….i expected more from the end but theres so many unanswered questions.I didn’t feel any connection to the characters as Lennox started to annoy me in her constant Caleb addiction.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Emma Grayson is a Canadian author who resides outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her family and seven year old son. She is Amazon’s Bestselling author of Unbeautifully Loved, the first book of the Breathe Again series, as well as it’s follow up, Unbearable Guilt. She is also the author of Take it All and Promise it All, a series inspired by real events of her life.

Emma is currently working on a new novel, Erase my Scars, the first of a new trilogy.

When Emma’s not writing she enjoys time with her son, coming up with new book plots, going to the movies, reading, enjoying time with family and friends, and watching rerun episodes of Criminal Minds and Sons of Anarchy. She loves to watch the food network, music of all kinds, coffee, all things purple, Oilers hockey, and doesn’t leave the house without her cell phone, Kobo, flip flops and a pack of gum.

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Posted on: 9/28/2014 - Posted by: Francessca Webster