Sunday, October 27, 2013

Learning to Live By R.D. Cole Blog Tour





Synopsis
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories of the one person she misses every day. Too late she finds herself caught in a storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she's determined to fight them off.Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to attend one of the finest med schools in the country and follow in his dad's footsteps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she is unwilling to share, but he's never given up on something he wants and he wants Tru.Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax's reach? After tragedy living is not easy, but with the right person it can be learned.


MY REVIEW


Trudy Love has a beautiful name but has not had a beautiful life. She has been in the foster care system until she turned 18. She moves in with her boyfriend who turns out to be a cousin of the devil and so are his junkie friends. Let's just say that she experiences horrible abuse.
At 19 she has moved away from all her recent horrible experiences and starts college. She gets a new roommate, Jasmine Coleman (Jazz) and meets her brother Jaxon.

Jaxon Coleman's life changes when he meets Trudy.  He falls for her almost from the moment he notices her.
They have an attraction that Trudy tries to avoid but Jax is persistent. (yes he goes by JAX- so I immediately loved him).

"I move so I’m less than an inch from her beautiful lips and whisper, “If you’ve already convinced yourself of reasons why you shouldn’t like me, then it’s only fair that I get to argue my reasons as to why you should.” I slowly put my lips on hers and feel, for the first time, that I’m where I belong."


Trudy has a hard time opening up to anybody. Even a hug can be overwhelming. She has had no love in her life until now. I can understand how hard her situation was.  Little by little she will experience everything she has missed in her life and it is wonderful to read about it.
I love Jax's POV as well, he is such a guy.
There are sad parts in this book.  You can feel the pain Trudy has gone through.  She is stronger now than she was at 18.  There is a huge reveal at the end.
Now, I'm eager to see where the next story is going.  Thanks Kimmie for recommending the book!

"The right one is always worth the struggle."

4.5/5 Fangs




About the Author
My name is Robin and I live in Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR. I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me.
I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn't think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.
After that, the story took over. Even though some pieces of my life experience are within it, it is Tru and Jax’s story now. I have truly fell in love with this story and hope you all do too.
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