Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blog Tour - This Trust of Mine by Amanda Bennett - Review, Playlist & Giveaway!


Title: This Trust of Mine (Raine #2)
Author: Amanda Bennett
Release date: May 21, 2013
Genre: YA/New Adult
Event organized by: The Secret Book Brat

"Love cannot be defined by age or time, but by the way that person makes you feel. He made me feel completely vulnerable, but vulnerability I have learned is a gift, one that I will gladly accept from Madison Raine."

Madison had irrevocably changed me. He opened me up to feel things I had never felt, and he never judged me for my past. In the short amount of time I had known him, I had fallen in love with him and everything he encompassed. He showed me how to live, how to enjoy life, but best of all, he showed me how to love. They say bad things happen to good people, well that saying rang truer to me now than ever before. Madison is gone. He is off at school in Arizona, and I just couldn't bring myself to leave with him. That was my first mistake.
See the thing about trouble is, it will always find you. Trouble found me the night he left, and that night forever changed me. Now I am fighting my way back, alone.

Leaving Kayla was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. To say I regret my decision to leave her behind, would be an understatement. My world shifted when I met her and I would forever be changed. Everything felt different now that I was away, everything with her at least. Something was wrong, I could feel it. I needed to go to her to find out what this feeling was, but would she trust me enough to tell me, and could I trust her to forgive me.

"When life, love and heart breaking circumstances stand to pull apart a bond so strong, what do you do without trust?"

My Review:
Rating – 3.75
Cover – 4
Character Development - 3.75
Steam Factor – 3.5 (skirts the line YA/NA because Kayla is 17)
Ending – Big Fat Cliffhanger!! (1 more book in the series I think)

This Trust is Mine started off about a month after This Love of Mine ended. Kayla had went through something horrific that no girl should ever have to deal with. She was broken, confused, scared and lonely. She was trying to deal with the aftermath of everything happening while putting on a front for her friends and family that everything was ok. 

Madison was at his new school trying to start a new chapter in his life that was full of athletic demands but nothing could get Kayla out of his mind. He knew something was wrong and was struggling because he didn't know what it was or how to fix it from where he was at. 

My emotions where all over the place while reading this book. For most of the book I was like this

and this 

because of all the back and forth between Kayla and Madison. I wanted to strangle them both at different points in the book. They had so much love for each other but just couldn't admit how they felt. It was a constant roller-coaster of emotions but you just had to sit back and enjoy the ride because in the end it was worth all the ups and downs. 

But no matter how bumpy the ride was in the end Kayla and Madison was both there for each other when they need it the most. That is what love is all about. No matter your trial and tribulations you help each other through it. That is exactly what Kayla and Madison did which finally led them to admit their true feelings.

You would think that would be the end of the story but NOOOO Amanda just had to leave us hanging with a big'ol fat juice So the story between Kayla and Madison isn't over yet and I got a feeling we are going to need some Dramamine for the roller-coaster ride that Amanda still has in store for us and I can't 

When I was Your Man- Bruno Mars
Blown Away- Carrie Underwood
Never Let Me Go- Florence and The Machine
You'll Think of Me- Keith Urban
Tonight I wanna Cry- Keith Urban
Must Be Doin Somethin' Right- Billy Currington
She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
Sad- Maroon 5
Trust Me- The Fray
Trust In Me Now- Anthony Evans
When I look at You- Miley Cyrus
I Hope You Find It- Miley Cyrus
Lucky Now- Ryan Adams
That's What You Get- Paramore
Give Your Heart A Break- Demi Lovato
Desire- Ryan Adams
When It Rains- Paramore
Come Home- Ryan Adams
Bound To You- Christina Aguilera
Can't Shake You- Gloriana
Safe and Sound- Taylor Swift
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Paradise- Coldplay
Poison and Wine- The Civil Wars
You Don't Know Her Like I do- Brantley Gilbert
I Don't Do Lonely Well- Jason Aldean
Fall Into Me- Brantley Gilbert
The One That Got Away- Jake Owen
Like Jesus Does- Eric Church
Wanted You More- Lady Antebellum
Alone With You- Jake Owen
Love Your Love The Most- Eric Church
She's My Kind of Rain- Time McGraw
I knew You Were Trouble- Taylor Swift
Highway Don't Care- Tim McGraw

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