Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Teodora Kostova's "Then, Now, Forever" (Heartbeat book two)

Author: Teodora Kostova
Title: Then, Now, Forever (Heartbeat # 2)
Gia had let Beppe into her life so easily, as if it was the most natural thing in the world. She’d held him when he’d hurt so badly he’d thought he might die; she’d talked him down when he’d been so angry he’d considered doing something he’d regret for the rest of his life.
Gia had saved his life.
At least once he needed to be strong for her.
This right now, this moment, was theirs. It belonged to them, not to abusive or dead fathers, not to guilt, regret or sorrow, not to the past or the future.
But will their love survive when tragedy separates them?
“I have to go, Gia. I’m tired and I feel empty. I know you need me, but I have nothing left to give you. I need to heal.”
“I miss you so much it’s hard to breathe.”
Beppe was still Gia’s closest friend. But they’d never be anything more than that again. Remembering what it felt like to have the person you love most in the world torn away from you still hurt. Gia was determined never to be put into that position again.
There was never lack of love, but can Beppe win Gia’s trust again?

“When I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”

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My Review:
Let me just start by saying Beppe had some HUGE shoes to fill because I was completely and totally in love with Max (from T's first book "In a Heartbeat). I mean I knew I'd like Beppe because Teodora is fabulous, but I really didn't expect to love him as much as I did.  Ok so let's discuss this story so y'all can see what I'm talking about.
As in the first book, Then, Now, Forever is a beautiful love story painted on nothing less than a stunning canvas.  So  breathtakingly stunning I felt like I was right there with the characters *sigh* Beppe's life has been hard to say the least, he hides behind the protective wall he's built around himself in order to keep his fragile heart safe. Feeling completely broken and unworthy, Beppe even walks away from the best thing that's ever happened to him, Gia........
Gia is unwilling to go through the devastation of having her heart torn away from her, again. She's been there for Beppe every step of his miserable life. She knows they are more than friends, they are each other's soul mates. But can she get through the emotional roadblocks Beppe has guarding his heart??
My Thoughts:
So as you may have guessed I LOVED this book!!! I mean how can you not?? Beppe & Gia's back stories and so intense I was completely drawn into their lives and pulled for their relationship.  Speaking of relationship.....WHOA!!! Beppe  and Gia had a burning passion for each other that just sizzled and then burned white hot!! They started as friends ( with mutual attraction) The sexual tension was pulled so tight, I was just waiting for it to snap with an audible crack!  Oh and did I mention Max and Stella were in this book too!  I love when authors do this, its so much fun to check back in with your favorite characters!!  Then, Now Forever is a sexy, romantic, sizzling MUST read!!!
About My Girl Teodora:
Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband Ted and my son Jason. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among another things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a six year old.

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