My lovely readers, I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday. I’m happy to present you my release blitz post of N.R. Walkers On Davis Row (out 11/27).
See this post for an excerpt, cool teaser picture and a giveaway. :3 Don’t miss all this.
I’ll post a review of the book later the week, so stay tuned. :3 Edit: the review is now added.
But first let us takr a glance at the cover. :3
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
N.R. Walker’s stories have a high pulling effect and I love to read the books written by her. This book is different than the others – something I like by N.R. Walker, because she challenges herself everytime – but nontheless beautiful as the other books.
This time we have two opposites as main character, one parole officer – in short a person who is helping criminals back into society – and a former criminal. But it’s pretty soon clear that CJ isn’t the person everybody in town, and the judgment by the people is based on his family connection.
The whole book is emotionally, sad and full of heart clenching moments. Not only is CJ a genuine person, he helps his employer, supports his sick grandfather, does all the chores, tries to keep them financially afloat and on top has to deal with his bad reputation, the conviiction and the restrictions he has to keep in order to not being in trouble again.
But not only this part of the book is heartbreaking, the more the reader is getting further details about CJ it’s clear, he isn’t the guy everybody sees – and not the one, he likes to show other. CJ is hungry after human touch, intimacy, closeness – all things he doesn’t have, even if his grandfather is a gentle soul. In CJ’s family, there is no place for warm feelings, not place for contact and hugs, affectional touches & smiles.
The book is under the premise of giving people a second chance, to not drop them when they need help but also that people who seem to have a pleasant life aren’t having the great life. It’s giving the message to not “judge someone by their cover”.
This book is gentle & sweet, but also full of tragic moments but the ending is worth the journey. I love this up and downs, the emotional attachment you have and the characters who feel real, believable with all their burden and hurt… This book is one I definitely re-read, 5 out of 5 stars for it.
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Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.
Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.
Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they’re not that different at all.
I could feel CJ’s chest rise and fall, then slowly, unsurely, he raised his hands to my sides, and after a few rapid heartbeats, he slid his arms around me. Then he held on tight and fisted my shirt and he breathed in real deep. I felt it, the moment something in him gave way. He gave in and let himself be held.
And there, in my small kitchen with the hideous linoleum floor, I broke down a small part of the wall around CJ Davis’ heart.
Only when he let go did I pull back, but not very far. With my face close to his, I cupped his cheek and ran my thumb along the edge of his bottom lip. His eyes were dark; his breaths were short and sharp. God, I wanted to kiss him so bad. I wanted to feel his lips and taste his tongue. I wanted to hold his face and thread my fingers in his hair and kiss him for all I was worth . . .
But I couldn’t.
I took a step back and let out a rush of air. “Holy shit,” I said breathlessly.
He looked dazed, a little confused. “Right.”
I held up two fingers. “Two and a half weeks.”
He rolled his eyes but he smiled. “I still haven’t said I’ll let you.”
“Let me what?”
I knew what he meant. I just wanted to hear him say it. “You won’t ‘let me.’ You’ll beg me.”
Author bio – N.R. Walker
She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…
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Note: my review was added to this post, the release blitz was posted earlier.