Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway: Shelter You by Alice Montalvo-Tribue (@AMTribue)

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Shelter You by Alice Montalvo-Tribue


She's mine. 

That was the first thought that came to my mind when I held my baby in my arms at seventeen. I didn't care that my parents had already promised to give her to a wealthy family. That they were forcing me to give her away. 

She was mine. 

I ran away from that hospital, from that family, from the only life I knew. I planned to start over with what little money I had, determined to make something of myself despite the odds. 

Then Logan Tate came along. 

Gorgeous and controlling, he claimed he was trying to help me, and he didn't care that I was just another teenage pregnancy story. 

But I don’t trust him. I don't trust anyone. And if Logan knew the real secrets and lies I was keeping inside, he wouldn't dare try to shelter me.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SHELTER YOU is an emotional story of a young mom’s journey and the highs and lows along the way.

Mia has no one when she flees her home in order to keep her baby girl, Lily. Her parents forced her to stay in hiding during the latter part of her pregnancy and are now adamant she put the baby up for adoption. Mia knows she just needs to stay hidden until she turns 18 and then no one will be able to tell her what to do.

But raising a newborn without any help or advice can be scary for any new mom and it’s not long before Mia rushes Lily to the hospital in fear. While at the hospital, she meets Officer Tate (aka Logan). She knows she should stay away from him because as a cop he could easily realize she’s on the run and destroy her plans but she can’t seem to ignore him. Before she knows it, he’s barreled his way into her life and insisted on being her knight-in-shining-armor whether she wants the help or not. Only Mia has more secrets than just her age and she has no idea just how much of her past Logan will be able to bear.

Logan was a consistent, strong, angel of a guy and I loved how accepting he was of Mia and her daughter. He was possessive and controlling but only in the tenderest of ways. Their connection felt real and believable and I loved experiencing their ups and downs. The reason for my 4 (versus 5) star rating was because the obstacles and results Mia faced felt at times fictional, though never enough to turn me off of the story and characters I'd grown to love.

SHELTER YOU will appeal to any new adult reader and especially those who like a little sadness mixed in with their romance.

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

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

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About the Author:

6949931Alice Montalvo-Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.

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