Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Review, and Giveaway for Forever Layla by Melissa Turner Lee

There's so much I want to say but it'll have to wait for the review.  This book was fantastic and if you love time travel novels, then you've got to read this one!  Don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway at the bottom.  Just so you know, I'm going to enter it myself,so good luck to everyone entering!

Release date: May 2014

Publisher: AltWit Press

Purchase: Amazon

What if the woman you envied most is the person you are destined to become?

In 1994, high school senior David Foster was the lackey and soundboard geek for his best friend's grunge band. During spring break, the band lands a dream gig playing at a motel in Myrtle Beach, SC. David expected all the girls to ogle the guys on stage, but when a beautiful blond "Bond Girl" approaches him and calls him by name, he's shocked to find out she knows more about him than a stranger should.

She even knows about his notebooks and his visions of time travel.

What she thought was a quick time-travel-sightseeing trip takes a surprising turn when she meets the young adult version of the man she'd heard stories about as a child. His fairy-tale romance with the woman he'd loved, Layla, inspired her to accept nothing less than a love just as strong...but hopefully not as tragic. When she won't tell the younger version of him her name, he calls her Layla--and the world as she knows it changes forever.

★★★★ stars
I'm not even sure where to start with this book.  I'm used to reading mostly contemporary and historical novels.  I've read a handful of books that tackle time travel and have generally loved them.   When the opportunity to join this book tour came about, I was a little hesitant but decided to go for it; I'm so glad I did.  

When I first started reading, the book was a little slow to get into, but it picked up at about 20% and after that I didn't stop reading.  I was a little confused about Layla and what she knew, but I've got to admit to admiring her for everything she did and her values.  We all handle situations differently, but they way Layla handled things left me in stunned admiration.  David was adorable.  As things became clearer, my heart broke for both of them.  

I loved how the story slowly built up to the climax at the end.  There were so many twists I wasn't expecting and they really kept me guessing.  I've never read a book by Melissa Turner Lee before, but if her other books are anything like this one, I've definitely missed out.  If you're a fan of time travel books, make sure you add this one to your list.  If time travel or paranormal isn't what you like to read, then this book is a good way to try and see if might be.  

David and Layla's story is beautiful, heart breaking, and beautifully written.  If this is what I've been missing on, I really need to try new things more often.

Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.
Twitter: @MelissaTLee1975


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