Welcome to our stop on It Will Always Be You tour for Tina Ness. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.
It Will Always Be You
Author: Tina Ness
Reading Level: Adult
Released: October 26 2014
Review Source: Wise Ink Publishing
It Will Always Be You can be read as a stand-aloneThis book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad the man she desires, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near.
Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a steamy romance.
Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe.
Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.
Elizabeth is a girl who has always lived in her twin sisters shadows. She hasn't ever really felt like her life was on track, and she's not sure if that's due to the fear of failing or to just being comfortable where she is. Having her eyes on Marshall since he first came to the hotel she works at she never thinks that he has possibly been thinking of her too. When it finally becomes apparent that he has she has to decide whether or not to pursue this new relationship.
I absolutely loved the romance between Elizabeth and Marshall. He was super adorable, and really sweet. I kept wondering if he would turn out to be a total jerk and I would always be happily surprised when he would continue to be his sweet self. He treated Elizabeth with such care, it made you wish that you would find your own Marshall, hopefully sooner rather than later.
I was a little frustrated with Elizabeth. I felt as if she was very back-and-forth with her feelings. One minute she'd be angry because she felt like he was a player, the next she was planning how to seduce him. Or she was really clingy right at the start--now I might be biased because I've never had something like what they have, but I feel like he had a right to go to his sister when she needed help rather than stay with Elizabeth. But that's just me.
I really enjoyed the story arc, I liked that Elizabeth was able to slowly start to work towards what she wanted out of life. It's nice to see because I almost feel as if I'm in the same rut that she was in, in the beginning of the book. The one where she has a job because it gives her money, where she's not working toward her dream job. To see her go from there to actually pursuing her dreams is a story of inspiration--to me at least. And that I really liked.
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
***GRAND PRIZE BASKET GIVEAWAY!***
- What’s in the basket?-A Amazon Gift card for $10
-A signed copy of my book It Will Always Be You
-2 signed bookmarks
-The Lucky One DVD (with Zac Efron)
-2 bags of Microwave popcorn
-A bag of heart shaped Dove dark chocolates
-A Jamestown Revival CD (a band mentioned in It Will Always Be You)
-3 all natural Alba chap sticks
-1 red cloth basket
-Tina’s Playlist CD from It Will Always Be You (not in picture)