Monday, October 14, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* "Always Enough" by Stacy Borel

Title: Always Enough (Enough Series #2)
Author:  Stacy Borel
Release Date:  September 15, 2013


“There is nothing worse than pretending that you don’t care about something, when that is all you can think about.”

Harper Graham wears a mask, and not the pamper kind. She conceals her pain with shoes, shots, and lots of sex. But while her life appears fantastic to most, Harper herself knows that the most important thing in life is not financial stability, but emotional. Having been let down by her absent father for most of her life, Harper chooses to keep the men in her life at arms length. Well, that was until Kyler Morgan.

Kyler Morgan has been successful at nearly everything in his life … nearly. Traveling the country with the band Down Glory Road, Kyler has had time to reflect upon his life and in particular his relationship with feisty, drop-dead gorgeous realtor, Harper. Realizing that she is the woman of his dreams, Kyler resolves to win back Harper, and prove to her that she is, and always has been, enough.

But the path to true love rarely runs smoothly, and when their journey takes a number of twists and turns, will Harper and Kyler manage to hold tight, or fall by the wayside? 



I adored this book, even more so than "Ever Enough", and that's saying a lot! Kyler, is amazing, and there is definitely a whole other side to Harper that we didn't get to see in "Ever Enough", and I love her even more for it.

Harper is dead set on her career being her number one, but is finally starting to let the fact that she is alone get to her. However, she has successfully ignored Kyler since he left with the band. Instead, she kept herself busy with non stop work, and a particular fling that was expendable. 

"If I stopped, I had too much time to think, and thinking could be bad. Thinking meant I remembered that I came home to an empty house."

So when she comes face to face with Kyler, unexpectedly, she starts wondering not why, but how, she kept herself away from him. Ps, her inner battles are hilarious. This girl is a total trip, and if she was around in real life, I would absolutely befriend her.

"My mouth parted in shock before I burst out laughing. 'You think I can't control myself around you? Is that it? Oh boy, you really are a delusional chick.' "

Kyler, in typical Kyler fashion, refuses to give up until he gets his way. He is persistent in the most adorable ways possible, and damn the boy is creative. As would any warm blooded woman, Harper eventually starts to throw down her walls, and slowly let Kyler back in. But, of course, things never go the way they are planned, and wrenches get thrown into their relationship left and right.

"And you, you persistent bastard, wouldn't leave well enough alone, and now you hold the piece of me that could crush me."

These two, are polar opposites, and perfect for each other. I enjoyed both of their characters in "Ever Enough", and truly enjoyed getting to know them better in "Always Enough". As always, Stacy Borel's writing is phenomenal, and can suck you into her books with a single sentence. The banter back and forth between Harper and Kyler alone, could have me reading for hours. Absolutely hilarious. Also, don't worry, we get just enough of Finn and Emilyn to feel happy closure with them as well. Loved this book, highly HIGHLY recommend it.

Favorite Quote:

" 'And that would be?' I asked breathily.
'That we work, Harper. This between us ... it's fucking magic, and you can't hid from it' "


I walked as far away from him as I could and sat on the unmade bed. Pinning him with a glare I asked, “To what do I owe the pleasure, traitor?”
       “Traitor?” He actually looked shocked.
       “Well, I could actually come up with a few other choice words. In fact maybe it’s a good thing that you came here. It’ll save me the trip of finding you.” I brought the cup to my mouth and took a slow sip.
       His mouth quirked up in a slow, sexy grin. “You were coming to look for me?”
       I leveled a glare at him. “I know what you did, and you have some serious explaining and groveling to do.”
       “And what is it you think I did?”
       “Don’t play games with me, Kyler. You told Em everything.”
He shrugged. “And?”
I was getting more and more pissed off by his nonchalance and ‘whatever’ attitude.
 “What was your reasoning? Besides you thinking that if you told my best friend everything maybe I would see the error of my ways and come back to you?”
       The smirk that was on his face slowly faded into a frown.
       “I never assumed anything. In fact, I’d have to be the dumbest man on earth to assume anything when it comes to you.”
       What did he mean by that? Before I got a chance to think more about it, he started to stalk slowly toward me. With every step, my heartbeat picked up. His gaze was unyielding and I felt my anger going away, and desire mixed with nervousness crept in. I wanted to pinch myself to remind me why I was angry, and to hold on to that anger. It was the only emotion I wanted to feel right now. Lust was an unwelcome sensation, and I hated that I felt nervous about his advancement.
       “What are you doing?” I asked, trying to keep my voice steady.
       “I’m going to prove to you that I don’t assume things…I know things.”



Stacy Borel lives in southeast Texas with her huband, two kids, and two dogs. She is a military wife, and prior to that, was a military brat. She loves picking up and moving somewhere new every two to four years. Stacy is a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. If she isn't online, she is either writing or being a mom or wife.


EVER ENOUGH - Enough Series #1 

What happens when the man you thought was the one, ends up being the one that got away?

When Finley breaks her heart on graduation night, eighteen year old Emilyn is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. After muddling through the next ten years-including immersing herself in a lifeless marriage-she is brought to her knees when she encounters Finley at her high school reunion. Long ago buried emotions and feelings bubble to the surface and when Finley kisses her, Emilyn flees the scene. Arriving home to find her husband in the arms of another woman, Emilyn is forced to return to her hometown and start again. But is it possible to start afresh when the past just won’t seem to let you go?

Finley has spent the ten years since high school focused on his career. As a songwriter, he has never had a problem getting women. But when he realizes that the woman he let go a decade ago could be his happy ever after, he decides to do whatever it takes to get her back. But are some hurdles too great to overcome?



Ever Enough Playlist

First Kiss- A Rocket To the Moon

Ever Enough- A Rocket To the Moon- The books namesake. (sorta) My bestie found it right after I started writing the book and I had already given it its title. It was fate.

Turning Tables- Adele- When Em is at the hotel by herself after she caught West cheating.

Don’t You Remember- Adele- The song that Finn had played at the reunion that him and Em danced too. (this song sent me into a writing frenzy. It’s one of my favorites on the playlist)

One and Only- Adele- I wrote the part when Em was in the tub thinking about Finn and she was about to be caught…Ha!

Your Guardian Angel- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus- The was for the scene when Finn tells Em why he left, and how sorry he was. (I was bawling like a baby.)

All the Same- Sick Puppies- Goes with anytime Em was feeling desolate.

Hello- Evanescence- This song was during the time that Em was in the hospital after losing the baby.

Broken- Seether- At the hospital while Finn waited for Em to let him in again.

Never- Heart- Frankly because your lovely author grew up in the 80’s I love Heart. Haha!

Alone- Heart- Same reason as above.

Haunted- Taylor Swift- Another that goes towards Em’s desolate moments

Untitled- Simple Plan- This was when Em was working and Finn walked up to the coffee shop and saw that she was pregnant and alone again.

Save You- Simple Plan- When Finn asked Em to come live with him.
Weightless- All Time Low- What Em heard on the way to her parents house before the reunion.

Break Your Little Heart- All Time Low-When Em caught Julia and West.

Sick Little Games- All Time Low- Again when Em caught West and Julia.

Straightjacket Feeling- The All-American Rejects- Em was trying to figure out her life and get herself in order.

Slipped Away- Avril Lavigne- Anytime Em thought about grad night.

No Love- Simple Plan- After Em left Finn to go discover herself.

Heart of Stone- Iko- Wrote during Em’s low point at the café when Valerie showed up.

Find Me- Boyce Avenue- While Em was in FL.

Innocence- Avril Lavigne- Em was finally accepting how her life was going to be.

Feelin’ Love- Paula Cole- When Em got out of the tub and used her little friend to feel better.

Stars- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Almost Lover-A Fine Frenzy

Near To You- A Fine Frenzy- The whole epilogue. Em and Finn’s HEA

Just A Fool- Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton- The scene when Em kicked Finn out of the hospital room.

Faded Away- Luke Bryan- Finn’s flashback of when he first kissed Em.

Come Undone- My Darkest Days

Between the Raindrops- Lifehouse

I’m Just A Man- Jason Aldean- Any scene where Finn is trying to fix Em’s hurt.

I Lost It- Kenny Chesney- Only reason this made the list is because it’s one of my very favorite country songs, melts me to my core.

Settle For a Slowdown- Dierks Bentley- Again, a favorite song of mine.

Please Remember Me- Tim McGraw- Very personal song for me that I’d listened too after a very hard break-up. Figured it belonged on my playlist to jog my emotions.

First To Fall- Terri Clark- This was the song that I wrote the scene when Em finally comes back to Finn and tells him to ask her the question again. *sigh…swooning*
Don’t Leave Home- Dido

Thinking of You- Katy Perry- When Em thought of Finn after West proposed.

Makin’ Plans- Miranda Lambert- When Em decided that she was moving in with Finn but she was skeptical.

Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris- What song was playing in the club.

Perfect- My Darkest Days- The morning after the reunion after Finn saw Em and he was sitting at the table drinking coffee questioning what he was going to do after he kissed her.

Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

Can’t Forget You- My Darkest Days- When Em tells Finn she is leaving.

These Days- Rascal Flatts- When Em and Finn first met

I’m Moving On- Rascal Flatts- When Em is driving to FL.

Wherever You Will Go- Charlene Soraia- Epilogue and Em is reflecting on her life.

The Story- Brandi Carlile- Epilogue and Em is reflecting.

She Wolf- David Guetta- A song played in the club when Finn walks up to Em and she sees him for the first time in years.



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