Be All Blog Tour

**WARNING**

There is explicit language used and some scenes might not be appropriate for some readers. Best for readers 18+

 

Today I’m part of the Be All blog tour! Below you’ll find a bit about the author, all the book info including a special blurb written just for the tour, my review, info about the secondary characters, the book playlist, an excerpt from each of the 3 main characters POVs, and a GIVEAWAY. Enjoy!!

 

About the Author

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New Adult Author of the All Series (four book series), book one Be All released July 2013. Marie Wathen is a wife, mother of two, and when she isn’t writing her other career is in law enforcement. Marie is a fourteen year veteran dispatch at her local Sheriff’s Office, it is also where she met her husband Barry. Born and currently living in Central Alabama, she enjoys a serene life in the country, but lives for the excitement of large cities. Besides writing some of Marie’s other passions include reading, traveling, family time with home cooking and an admitted addiction to the reality show Big Brother. Although Marie has been a storyteller her entire life Be All is her first publication. Marie’s genre includes, but is not limited to, Romantic Suspense. She is currently collaborating on a Romantic Paranormal Thriller series that will release in 2014. Marie welcomes you to connect with her through her Facebook page, Twitter or via email.

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/MarieWathenAuthor

Twitter : @mariewathen

Email : mariedwathen@gmail.com

 

Book Info & My Review

 

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Title: Be All

Series: Be All

Author: Marie Wathen

Genre: New Adult Romance – 18+

Rating: School School School School

Synopsis

Sent away every summer after her father is taken hostage, while deployed in Afghanistan, Breesan Maxwell is allowed to spend her first summer in thirteen years at home on Willow Island. Invited to a welcome home party for Morgan Walker, playboy and future heir to Walker Corporation, Breesan’s self-made world of exile begins to fall away. An introduction to Morgan only initiates the downfall of her self-contained world. His brother, undercover Drug Task Force Enforcer, Marcus Walker’s return adds to the chaos by uncovering family secrets, lies and evil plans to destroy her that will make protecting her heart and those around her extra difficult. Family responsibilities, deceits and the criminal behavior twist these three lives together threatening their meager existences. One brother could offer her a love that will be all worth the downfall.

Blog Tour Blurb

Breesan Maxwell – If you lose every person that loves you, if you feel unloved by your one remaining family member, and if you know giving your heart away will absolutely crush it to oblivion losing it, will you risk it? Will you break down the isolation wall you spend years building and fortifying for that one thing? Will true love be enough to shut out the demons that convince you that you are not worthy of love?

It will if you choose correctly.

Morgan Walker – Does one woman hold the key to your heart without you even realizing it? Does past love seem like the logical choice for your business affairs? Or does another woman’s appeal outshine all because your brother may be falling for her? Does real love exist for you?

It does if you choose before it is too late.

Marcus Walker – Can you ever love again after your brother’s twisted betrayal? Can you trust your heart with a woman who is the next target of his desires? Can you allow her access to your secrets without sacrificing the lives of friends and family? Can her love be enough to heal you?

It can if you choose it before her past destroys everything.

Will the one thing they deny be all they need? Twisting together through a lifetime formed from pain, heartache and lies Breesan, Morgan and Marcus will face down their individual downfalls. You only get one life and one real love. How will you choose?

That which is broken must shatter if it is a Be All and end all kind of love.

The Review

Breesan Maxwell has closed herself off from everyone since her dad disappeared. Even her best friend Anna and close friend (and Anna’s boyfriend) Tristan are kept at arms length. She doesn’t do anything social and her stepmother Julia has tolerance for her at best and outright disdain a lot of the time. She is athletic (running, boxing, and jujitsu), feisty, observant, and stubborn. Once she opens up and lets people in, she realizes what she’s been missing and how many people care about her even though she’s done her best to keep to herself. Since she spent every summer somewhere else in the world and Morgan and Marcus Walker grew up in London only coming home during the summer, she has never met them.

Morgan Walker is arrogant and a player. He is sex walking and Breesan is quick to recognize that about him. When he is first introduced to Breesan he attempts to seduce her and is shocked when she shuts him down. He repeatedly attempts to get a date with her. Part of it seems like he’s just chasing her because she is the only woman who hasn’t given in to his seductions but another part seems like he’s just drawn to her as a person like so many other people are.

Marcus Walker (Morgan’s twin) is in law enforcement working undercover at home when he meets Breesan (coincidentally at the same event where she first meets Morgan). He is tall, sexy, muscular, has a few tattoos, and did I mention sexy? He has his own relationship reservations due to a past betrayal by his brother and then girlfriend, Elise. He is protective, stubborn, and immediately affected by Breesan. However because of his job and past scars, he’s reluctant to pursue anything with her.

Throughout the whole book you see Breesan and Marcus go back and forth, neither willing to admit to themselves, let alone each other, how they feel and therefore feelings are hurt and incorrect conclusions are drawn. Morgan repeatedly tries to get a date with Breesan but she keeps turning him down. She finally relents enough to try to be friends (even though she’s never wanted any of those either). She grows during the story and learns its okay, even great, to have friends and that there are lots of people who care about her and love her.

This is a story about learning to love and be loved. It also has a bit of mystery that unravels as the story progresses. It was written from multiple POVs which I really liked. I’m really glad this has already been labeled as a series because there were lots of unanswered questions and unresolved situations. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for book 2.

 

Full Book Jacket

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Story Collage, Secondary Characters, Playlist, and Excerpts

 

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Love them or hate them, these are a few of my favorite secondary characters

Anna Knight – Occasionally obnoxious, looks that could kill, needy, head-strong and someone you could consider a true friend (Breesan’s bff)

Tristan Walker – Typical all-American boy next door, the most beautiful man ever, a pain in the ass but good-hearted, devoted to Anna, and loved by all (Anna’s boyfriend and Breesan’s only other friend)

Elise Carrington – A spoiled bitch. Love to hate her

Rhys Bentley – Hubba, hubba, devoted to his job, and witty sense of humor – need more Rhys!!

Kole De Luca – A real good boy in a bad boy’s body and he loves his mother

Ian Collins – Insatiable, hot and appreciates the wisdom of older women

Jack Collins – Commanding, sexy and mysterious

Waverly Collins – Sex kitten, funky and as a rule takes no shit

Julia Maxwell – Self-serving, cold heart and just plain greedy

Dr. A – A total mystery

Bones McGee – A dream – or is he?

 

BE ALL Spotify song list:

First Time – Lifehouse (Theme song for book trailer – coming soon)

Try – Pink

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake / Jay Z

I won’t give up – Jason Mraz

This Love – Ellie Goulding

Cruise – Florida/Georgia Line

Temporary Bliss – The Cab

That’s not My Name – Ting Tings

Kiss me – Ed Sheeran

My Fault – Imagine Dragons

 

Excerpt from BE ALL – One from each POV

Marcus POV

Breesan fucking Maxwell has wrecked my whole damn world. Everything in me is demanding that I stay as far away from her as I can get. Given my dual role with surveillance on her, for The Witch as well as the team, I pray our contact will remain at a distance.

Climbing into my Jeep, I lean my head back against the headrest. I scrub my hand roughly over my head and force it through my hair. Slowly dragging it back down my face I inhale deeply and her sweet scent assaults me. I must have rubbed some of her perfume from her back onto the sleeve of my coat. I slide my nose along the length of the arm remembering how I held her securely in it just an hour ago. Now I need a fucking cold shower.

I groan loudly, “I want her so fucking bad.”

Breesan POV

“Bullshit! You have been fucking with me since the night we met. You know what? I’m over this shit. You want me? Get over it because you can’t have me. I am not some stupid girl who will fuck some guy just because he confesses how badly he wants me in his bed. Why do you even feel the need to tell me this shit?” My voice is bordering hysterical. “Have I given you any reason for such a confession? No! Hell no I haven’t. Just leave me alone,” I growl. Stomping off, I leave his ass sitting on that fucking porch swing.

Morgan POV

Blaming the daydreaming on the large amount of alcohol before dinner, I envision wrapping her coffee colored hair around my hand, yanking her against me, pushing my face into it and finding out how fucking soft it is for myself. I’m consumed with the thoughts of all the things I could do with that little body underneath mine.

Watching her relentlessly biting on that plump bottom lip, she’s just begging me to drag her out of that chair to me, so that she’s straddling my lap and riding me in front of everyone here.

Dammit.

 

The Giveaway

Go HERE to enter this awesome giveaway.

Prizes include:

  • 10 Amazon ebooks of BE ALL (International)
  • 5 sets of BE ALL autographed rack cards and postcards (US only)
  • 1 Autographed copy of BE ALL (US only)

 

Find It On:

Goodreads             Amazon

*ON SALE for $0.99 through the evening of Sunday, July 21, 2013 CST.*

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Posted on July 20, 2013, in Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense, New Adult, Romance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Meg, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of the BE ALL book tour blitz. I’m so excited to announce today that the follow up book in the All Series will release on Nov 1 and it is titled ALL IS LOST. ❤ Marie Wathen

    • You are so welcome! I really enjoyed it. That is great news! I am a librarian on Goodreads so I went in and set it up for you. 🙂 I can’t wait to read All Is Lost. Please let me know if you need anything in the future!

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