Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna

Title: Saving Toby

Author: Suzanne McKenna Link

Release date: August 26th, 2013

Genre: New Adult

Book Description:
Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.
In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia Chiametti, the perfect student, always sat in the front row. She might have forgotten him if it weren't for the fact that his family had been involved in two tragic events. In the small town of Sayville, Long Island, many knew of the family’s dark history.
Hired on as a caretaker to Mrs. Faye, Claudia is thrown into the lives of the widow and her son — a world where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Now twenty-one, Toby is not so quiet. A mass of muscles and unruly hair, he is a real head turner. He is jaunty with the confidence his masculine good looks afford him. While not immune to his sexual advances, Claudia sees beyond the cocky grin. Up close, his blue-grey eyes expose something else.
Despite her father’s stern warnings about the family’s violent history, Claudia is empathetic to their plight and vows to help both mother and son move past the hurt. This endeavor forces her to face situations she never imagines possible. She must be tougher than she's ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?
Saving Toby, the author's debut novel, is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and gritty tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves and the love they never dreamed existed.

*Due to some explicit scenes and language, this fictional story is meant for mature readers.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18661231-saving-toby?ac=1

Some Quick Thoughts:

This book had a premise that appealed to my interests, but I was disappointed with the pace of it. Nothing ever really seemed to happen, the story kind of dragged, and I soon lost interest in the story. I didn't really connect with any of the characters, either, which makes it very hard to get through. Unfortunately, for me, this was a dnf.

About the Author:
 Suzanne McKenna Link is the debut author of SAVING TOBY. The literary love story follows the moving journey of a damaged young man and his love for a girl who might just save him. An avid interest in psychology has Suzanne digging deep into the reasons for her characters' behaviors. The native Long Islander is fascinated by the how and why of people's actions. As a result, her characters come to life on the pages.
Suzanne is currently working on "Keeping Claudia," the emotional sequel and finale to Saving Toby. To keep up-to-date on Suzanne’s newest writing endeavours.

Official Website: http://suzannemckennalink.blogspot.pt/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMckennaLink

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