Thursday, October 29, 2015

Release Blitz: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Resentment Nicole London

Nicole London's debut novel is finally here and it's everything I was hoping for! Just check out the excerpt, my review, and enter the amazing giveaway!

Title: Resentment
Author: Nicole London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: October 29, 2015


Re•sent•ment (noun)

The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be...)

It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.

Because it was . . . until it wasn't.

I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite.

And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on.

Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.

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“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.

“Probably not.”


“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”

He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.

“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”

“What? What do you mean?”

“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”

“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”

“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”

“I’ll think about it.”

“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.

Goddamn, Dean Collins…


★★★★ 3/4 stars

I knew the moment I read the blurb for this book it was something I really wanted to read. A story about a couple with unresolved issues coming face to face after a decade of being apart and not happy with it? Sign me up! My instincts told me I was going to enjoy this angsty, steamy, and hot tale, and they were right.

The title for this book is perfect. As much as I liked Mia and even Dean (for a little bit), I did end up resenting him. He was the epitome of a bad boy who ended up with a good girl only to break her into pieces. It's funny because he didn't start out that way. I loved the way he wooed Mia. I never in a million years thought he'd hurt her the way he did and I could never figure out why he hurt her. 

I adored Mia. She's intelligent, beautiful, dedicated, talented, and witty. She was really reluctant to open herself up to Dean, given his reputation, but once she did she was all in. I hurt so badly for her when Dean blew her heart, trust, and any capability to love again to smithereens. I totally understood why ten years after having her heart broken she wasn't able to open her self up again. Having a first love implode and then explode the way it did would make anyone wary of trying again.

Dean and Mia had fantastic chemistry. They literally steamed up the pages. When they weren't together I was wondering what had gone wrong between them. I was a little worried about how they'd handle being around each other again with their leftover feelings of hurt, desire, and anger. I didn't think either of them would handle it well and they certainly provided me with lots of laughter while they tried to deal with it. 

I know a lot of readers may not understand why Dean did what he did. However looking at it from a teenager's perspective, one who was in Dean's situation, I could see why he behaved the way he had. It helped that a part of the book was from his point of view explaining his rationale. I won't say it was right, but he could've avoided a lot of unnecessary heartache if he'd just talked to Mia. 

Nicole London's debut novel is fabulous. I couldn't help but love the characters even if I didn't like them at times. The story is as deliciously emotional and angsty as I was hoping it'd be, combining all the elements to tell a fantastic story. For those who like to read love-hate stories, I'd strongly recommend you check this book out. I'm sure you'll get caught up in it as I did, neglecting everything else to find out what was going on with Dean.  

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

Author Bio

Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.

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