Friday, October 25, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Bedrock by Britney King

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by Britney King


When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime. Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences. Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It’s the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It’s proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience. Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content this book is recommended for mature readers.

My Review:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First things first, I LOVE THIS COVER!  (the one with the shoes...above)

Addison has been second best her entire life. Well, SHE has always been a total catch, but she was always treated like a second-class citizen. When her mother died, her grandparents only took her because she reminded them of their daughter. How shitty is that? Grandparents were MADE to cuddle and comfort you – I suppose they didn’t get that memo.

In college, Addison finally finds someone to love her. He is a real catch… Smart. Handsome. Wealthy. Comes from a good family who loves him. It only takes a hot second to realize that his family sucks just like so many others Addie has encountered in her life. She knows they feel she isn’t good enough for their precious son and he pretty much admits as much to Addie – I just want to slap the hell out of him for treating her like that and for not standing up for her.

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Although I was screaming at her not to do it, she follows her heart and marries the fool. Although she is probably the happiest she has ever been in her life – married with three kids – she has not truly found happiness… She just doesn’t know it yet.

When her husband is shipped off to China for work, Addison decides to enter the workforce and that is when the story really begins! Her world is rocked, her marriage is rocked and dare I say her bed is rocked. More details than that is bound to ruin the story for you, so we will just leave it at that.

I thought author, Britney King did a great job with this debut novel, BEDROCK. I was a bit shocked by the abrupt ending and I immediately went scurrying around to see if there was a second book coming out. Thank goodness there is because that ending left a lot of unanswered questions, but I suppose in some really fucked up universe that could have been the end of the story – I would NOT have been a happy camper if that were the case. The second installment, BREAKING BEDROCK is due out sometime in December and I’m really looking forward to getting my bed rocked all over again!

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

Author Bio: 

For those of you who prefer it straight up, no chaser: Mama to five. Lover of Life. Writer. Juggler extraordinaire. That just about covers it… The extended version and in third person no less: Britney is married to a man she adores (when he isn’t driving her crazy) and is the mother of FIVE amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving her crazy, her best guess is that it’s genetic. In addition, she founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to almost 800 members. Currently, she occupies a job she loves- serving and running Austin Women’s Network. To further prove that she may in fact be certifiably insane, she decided to publish her debut novel entitled, Bedrock in May of 2013. Then and only then, could she consider her training to be an expert (life) juggler complete. In her free time, you might find Britney running, reading, or spending time utilizing the wonderful venues that make her city great.

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