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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Blatant and Egregious Promotional Post
Welcome to the Liz Crowe Promotional Machine. Pardon me while I toot my own horn.
SWEAT EQUITY, the second Stewart Realty book received a TOP PICK award form The Romance Reviews. Here is what they had to say about this book--that may I say was very difficult to write. Talk about drama, drama, drama with almost all the characters from Floor Time. You have Sara and Jack fighting each other's feelings. Then you have Blake and Rob in their own spat, with Blake not over his first love and Rob tired of being a substitute. Then you have Craig trying to get Sara to forget Jack with amazing sex. Then you have Heather digging her nails into Jack and he seems to let her. Then there is Suzanne and there are some sparks going on between her and Blake and even Craig.
What is it about Jack that I can't seem to get? I want to kill him, strangle him but at the same time I just want to do as Sara did and put my arms around him and not let go. Talk about a big time Alpha male that knows how to get into a woman's head and stay there. I hate that when I think he is headed in the right direction with Sara, he sticks his foot in his mouth so deep that he totally screws things up. I get so frustrated with him I want to scream at him and tell him to tell her how he truly feels. But when he does that, he screws up big time. Maybe he needs not to talk and shut the hell up and basically just say, "Yes dear, I understand, I love you, too", but where would the fun be in that?
Now for Sara, what the hell is she doing with Craig? Fine, friends with benefits but she needs to understand that his feelings are more than just that, as he is actually falling in love with her. She needs to make up her mind and stop listening to her brother Blake and follow her heart. Quit comparing her relationship to her mother and father because that is not how she should handle it. Sara loves Jack but something keeps pulling them apart and it's hard to see them getting together anytime soon or maybe not at all. She has no many damn theories in her head that I also want to strangle her. I just want to shake her and tell her just get together with Jack and have your happily ever after. Let go of Craig and let him be happy with someone who is not in love with someone else. Quit listening to your brother and make your own decision and don't worry about what other people think.
This is truly not the happily ever after I was hoping for after the somewhat engagement that happened in Floor Time. It seemed that everything exploded in this book. Characters were everywhere and each seemed to have his own problems. The amount of raw emotions and sheer passion is so passionately written it's absolutely wonderful. Applause for Ms. Crowe.
I felt so confused throughout this book but at the same time could actually see it happening in real life. It seems that Jack and Sara hit so many roadblocks in their relationship but they are the ones that are creating them and they have only themselves to fault for that.
Talk about a cliffhanger in this book! I can't wait to go home and buy the third book in this series to see if Jack and Sara get together. But most importantly, see how it all comes together and how it ends. I have developed my own happily ever after conclusions for all of the characters but let's see if any of my own conclusions are what the author comes up with.
I urge readers to pick this book up, but if you have not read the first book in the series, Floor Time, I encourage you to read it first. This absolutely the best book I have read this year.
Sorry...I LOVE that last line.
Very gratifying to say the least. And a new review from a popular book blogger for Essence of Time: Stewart Realty book 4:
*WARNING – Do not attempt to read this book without having a massive amount of tissues ready. This review contains no spoilers
Essence of Time is, without a doubt, the best book that I have read this year. Liz Crowe continues to amaze & astound me with her spot on writing, superb character development & her ability to evoke such emotion from within the pages of her books.
HOLY FUCK. Those were the words that I said very loudly as I was in the throes of an ugly cry upon finishing this book. Never have I experienced a book like this. Within its pages, one of the most beautiful love stories that I’ve ever read, is told. When you are done, you will not be the same. You will not look at another book the same way again. For me, it is now the book that all other books are judged against. It is a MUST read and I implore everyone to read this series ♥
We get glimpses of Rob Frietag & Blake Thornton’s relationship throughout the first three books of the series. You know there is a strong relationship between them and you see them falter some in Closing Costs. Liz did such a wonderful job in creating & shaping these secondary characters that I became invested in them and had to know more. There were always hints about their past and about the circumstances that brought them together but, in Essence of Time, we finally get to see it – and it was magical! There is never a question of should they be together, how long will they be together or even are they right for each other. You know that they are truly soul mates and that their paths, no matter how crooked they seemed, would always lead them to each other.
I loved all the backstory! The book starts out with Rob & Jack in college and ends in the present. You’re given both Rob and Blake’s pasts and how their previous relationships have shaped them. You see glimpses & get history of characters that give you a whole new insight into their personality & psyche. Your eyes are forced opened to the horrific pasts of other characters and, hopefully, your views will be changed by it. I started this book with a few preconceived ideas in my head and I thought I was prepared for what possibly lay ahead. I was completely & utterly blindsided by the reality. I am devastated, I am pissed off, I am heartbroken – but I’m still in love with this book and wouldn’t change a thing.