Saturday, October 5, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* "Perfect Match" by Kelly Arlia

Inside the ring Jackson aka Bullet is a high flyer,the fearless risk taker that takes people down with his signature move Shot to the Heart. Outside the ring, its his heart that takes the shot. He has fallen head over heels in love with the perfect woman. She knows all about the wrestling life, the people in it, and what it takes to succeed. She is his best friend, and the one person he is not able have.

Noelle Reid plays by the rules. She is not the type to invite drama into her life, and from the time her father told her when she first discovered boys that she is not to date a pro-wrestler, she's never questioned it. Then Jackson starts getting her heart beating faster, and stealing every thought she had.

What if the one man she's not supposed to love is the only man she ever really trusted? Now she has to decide between being the perfect daughter that she has always been, and finally putting herself and her life first and allowing herself to love Jackson.


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My Thoughts:

"Never trust a man that will look at another woman while is he in your presence."

That is one bit of advice that Noelle lives by. Along with another bit of advice, or rather an order from her father: "Never EVER date a wrestler".

"You deserve more. JJ is a good kid, but he is destined to be in the ring. You will not be involved with a wrestler. Ever."

Noelle and Jackson have known each other for years. Noelle had always had a thing for Jackson when they were kids, and Jackson was a clueless teenage boy. After losing touch and being apart for years, Jackson is now a wrestler, and Noelle hadn't given him a thought for a long time. So when Noelle and Jackson are back in contact, old feelings arise. Noelle and Jackson either have to fight against their feelings, or face Noelle's Father.

"Noelle smiled in spite of herself and tried to make herself believe that he wasn't as irresistible as he believed he was. She could resist him. She would if it killed her."

The story line of this book is awesome. It definitely flows well from one thing to the next, with evil exes and twist and turns along the way. I have to say the thing I liked most about this book, was Jackson. He is not your typical book bad boy. He has a huge heart, and knows what he wants, and actually wants to settle down. While Noelle was fighting her feelings, Jackson was trying to figure out a way for everything to work. I truly enjoyed everything about his character. 

"He had something about him that made her want to throw her arms around his neck, and wrap her legs around him, and not let go. She was in deep trouble."

The best part of the book was definitely how Noelle and Jackson got back in touch. It had me giggling while going "uh oh.. oh no.. yup.. this is happening.. hahaha ohhhh boy." I loved it! 

Definitely looking forward to more by Kelly Arlia!



"Noelle, I love you."  Jackson admitted.
She could no longer hide the tears, “I’m sorry. I’m still so unsure.”
“I can’t deny what I am feeling. This is the real thing. Here, I’ll prove it.” He took her hand placing it over his heart. His chest was rock hard but more importantly she could feel his heart pounding. “This is new to me. I have never felt so out of control and happy at the same time. Remember when I did my first promo and you asked if I was scared? I made you feel my heart? It wasn’t pounding like it is now. I’m not pretending. I’m forever changed because of you. I cannot sit back and hear about anymore Mr. Evil’s in your life. I want to be the guy in your life, and I’ve never been more afraid or sure of anything in my life. YOU. ARE. IT. FOR. ME. I don’t know how else to get you to believe me.” She still had her hand on his heart and closed her eyes when Jackson put his hand over hers. At that moment she knew this was bigger than the both of them. She looked up at him and saw the tears in his eyes too. She trusted him and knew that he was taking a huge risk. The way his heart pounded told her as much as well. “I love you.” He said it again.

Perfect Match Playlist

 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (Jackson's Theme)
Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Come on Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
Secret - Maroon 5
Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper
Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
Dare You to Move - Switchfoot

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and can never imagine living anywhere else. I have been married for 12 years and have a beautiful creative 6 year old. I have been writing since I could put sentences together. I always thought that I would go the traditional route of publishing, and once I discovered the Indie world, I got hooked. 

I am inspired everyday by people, music and other books. I love it when a book I read stays with me long after I read it. If one of my books can do that for one other person, that will make me happy.

Perfect Match is my debut novel. It's about a woman learning to let go of her past and trust in what her future can bring. 

Top 10 Favorite Books (not in any order)
1. Knight In Shining Armor Jude Deveraux
2. Summer Sisters Judy Blume
3. Everyone Loves a Hero - Marie Force
4. Twilight Series (My fav of them is New Moon. I totally related to what Bella was going through in this one.)
5. A walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
6. Falling For Gracie - Susan Mallery
7. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
8. Lucky In Love - Jill Shalvis
9. Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
10. Rebound - Nikki Mathis Thompson

Top Favorite Bands/Singers(in no order)
1. Incubus
2. Sarah McLachlan
3. Alanis Morrisette
4. Daughtry
5. Goo Goo Dolls (probably my favorite)
6. Puddle of Mudd
7. Duran Duran
8. U2
9. Foo Fighters
10. Parachute





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