Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Tour: The Do Over by A.L. Zaun

Title: The Do Over
Author: A.L. Zaun
Release date: May 20th, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description

Life doesn't look like it's supposed to for Daniela, aka Dani. After a painful break-up with Rick, Dani decides she doesn't want to deal with the hassles of relationship.

After almost two years, Dani's friends stage an intervention, forcing her out of her holding pattern and back into the real world of dating.

Liam, a down to earth firefighter, may be just the person to show her she’s still worth something. Their chemistry is instant and electric. But will Dani be able to trust her patched-up heart with him?

And what will happen when Rick decides he’ll go to any lengths to get her back?

About the Author
A.L  Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago. A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors. She loves to read, write and take pictures. She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times. Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.

My Thoughts:

Dani is a hopeless romantic. She dates Rick; a man she thinks has so much potential to be a great person. After a year of dating, Rick breaks up with her giving no real reason why he wants to. Dani retreats into the world of her kindle and books to help her cope with the loss. Two years have passed by and Rick sees Dani again and decides he must have her by any means necessary.

Dani is very relatable. She is a kindle lover with book boyfriends, and I am just like her although not as intense. My heart broke the way Rick broke up with her; the worst thing, he didn’t even care enough to stop watching the television to do it. When Dani meets Liam, it is like a scene out of a book. It was so hot and what he says to her, “I’m a jealous fool and I don’t share. Mind putting it away?” This was one of my favourite lines in the whole book. Their meeting was electric and I desperately wanted to see what was going to happen.

The story is told in multiple points of views: Dani, Liam and Rick. For me, Liam carried the whole book. I found his POV to be interesting but at times a little too sappy. At the same time, after everything that happened with Dani’s past relationships he was perfect for her. She needed a night and shining armour to save her and change her perception of men. Liam showed her what a true gentleman was. He always put her and her needs first and stayed at a pace she was comfortable with. He showed her the difference between pricks (her previous boyfriends) and a good and decent guy.

One person I did not care for was Rick. He manipulated everyone so that he could get what he wanted. He was an ass and only cared for himself until Madison started showed him the errors of his ways. Even though, I didn’t like him, I found Rick’s POV to be mildly entertaining.

This was a good read. I would definitely recommend this book to people who have had their hearts broken by pricks. It shows them that there are still good men out there, they just need to be found. I thought the ending of the story was kind of predictable. From about half way through I sort of knew what was going to happen but I still enjoyed it. 

My Rating: 
3.5 out of 5 stars

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