Thursday, September 7, 2017

[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Coming Up Roses by LK Farlow

Title: Coming Up Roses
Series: Southern Roots #1
Author: LK Farlow 
Genre: NA Romance 
Release Date: August 30, 2017 

Myla Rose McGraw may be twenty, single, and pregnant, but she's no damsel in distress. She doesn't need a man. After all, her Grams taught her a thing or two about making lemonade out of life's lemons. 

Then she meets Cash Carson. 

Reeling from a bad breakup, Cash has sworn off love. It led to nothing but pain and misery, and he’s determined to move forward alone. 
Until a redheaded Southern beauty crashes into him. With her shopping cart. At the local Piggly Wiggly. 

If love wasn't for him, why did his heart beat a little faster every time Myla Rose sent that sweet smile his way? 

He was no knight, and she didn't need saving. 

But damn if he didn't want to try anyway. 

COMING UP ROSES is a sweet, Southern fairy tale—with a twist.

5 Stars from Brianna!

LK Farlow is brand new to me but man did she make an impression and gave me a contender for my top book list of this year. THIS is the kind of romance I'll take any day over others. Sweet. Sexy. Instalove. Emotional. Give me this all wrapped up in a swoony full length novel and I'll be hook, line and sinker from the very start.

Coming Up Roses was a beautiful journey with a somewhat second chance at love that had me swooning from beginning to end and smiling ear to ear the entire time y'all. Farlow delivered a stellar southern romance that was easy, safe, and just all around captivating. Myla and Cash were a nice fresh off breath air in an overly involved and deep romance world.

She's alone and pregnant with a dead beat dad not in the picture. He's sworn off love and romance after a bad breakup. But the moment these two met, the sparks begin to fly.

Throw in some great friends, fun banter, slight complications, addicting chemistry and undeniable feelings..... Cash and Myla are going to steal your heart.

Farlow might be new to the game but man flees she HAVE it. Jump at this book of you like the lighter, sweeter side of love. 

I highly recommend this book.


5 Stars from Renee!

The story has laughs, surprises, secrets, and heartbreak. 

This is Myla and Cash’s story. Myla is single and pregnant but she is going to take care of herself. Cash is just out of a bad breakup and has given up on love. Both have had bad experiences with past relationships but both are moving on. When they run into each other in the store they are drawn to each other but Myla believes Cash will not want a single mother to be. The two experience things together that some couple do not. But in the end will Cash be able to believe in love again or will he also walk away from Myla?

I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read. 

I highly recommend this book. 


3.5 Stars from Tiffany!

Call Me Shallow but...

I could not get over the fact that our leading man Cash, fell for a pregnant woman. Ugh, I know. I kept reading hoping to understand it more, but I just didn't. 

Cash is reeling from a bad breakup and heading back home to nurse his wounds. He's a good guy that is at the age to finally settle down. Or at least that's what he thought before his heart was ripped out of his chest by his ex. Now he is confused about women and what his next move should be. 

Like Cash, Myla has just had her heart stomped on and the stomper is still right in her face to make things worse. Along with the falling for a pregnant woman thing, I found Myla's relationship with the baby daddy's family extremely odd, however I digress. Myla is a smart girl, stands on her own two feet and is bound and determined to make a good life for her and her baby. She doesn't need a man to make her complete, but Cash is persistent.

The book is well written with a southern twang that also isn't my cup of tea. The darlin's and baby's got to be a bit too much. As hard as I tried, I couldn't get into the story of Myla and Cash. 

She grasps my hand, and like an instant replay from dinner, her body slides down mine. The contact is somehow more intimate than it was earlier, making her cheeks turn a pretty shade of pink, only noticeable due to the moonlight peeking between the branches of the oak tree in her yard. 

"Okay, Cash." Her voice is nothing more than a rasp. 

We make it to the porch, and the inner battle begins. Is she expecting a kiss, or will she slap me for trying, what with how our last kiss ended? I war with myself a little longer before settling on a hug. A nice, safe hug.

"Well, goodnight then," she whispers, looking down as I start to pull away. 

Is that disappointment I hear in her voice? Well, hell. I can’t have that. 

Keeping my right arm around her waist, I bring my left hand to her cheek, placing my thumb just below her jaw. Using that position, I pull her closer to me. 

"It was a good night indeed, Myla Rose," I murmur just before I press my lips to hers. 

Her lips are soft, so damn soft, even more so than I remember. I nip at her bottom lip, causing her lips to part. I use that small opening to deepen the kiss, and Myla Rose digs her nails into the base of my neck. 

Slipping my hand from her waist and down over the curve of her hip, I hike her dress up and settle it on the smooth bare skin just under her ass, pulling her closer—closer—closer. Trailing my fingertips across her cheek and through her hair, I tug on it just a little, just like I’d imagined doing at the start of our night. 

Damn, she likes that. It's like I flipped a switch. She's no longer kissing me—she’s devouring me. 

I hoist her up, and she wraps her legs around my waist. The front door is the only thing keeping us upright. I press my hips into hers, showing her just how much I want her before pulling her hair again. She throws her head back, hitting it on the door with a loud thump. 

That breaks the spell. She lowers her legs and untangles herself from me, and I step back, unsure of what comes next. Is she going to ask me in or send me on my way? 

"Do . . . do you want to come in?" She looks up at me expectantly. 

"Lead the way, darlin'," I rasp out—because really, is there any other response?

LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories and poems for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA—that’s Lower Alabama, y’all—with her amazing husband and three wonderful children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching nature documentaries while she crochets or with her nose in a book. All Kate really wants in this life is her family happy, strong coffee, a good book and more Happily Ever After’s.

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