November 8, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway : Undertow by Amber Lynn Natusch





Title :   Undertow (this is a standalone book)
Author :   Amber Lynn Natusch
Genre :  Contemporary Romance / Women’s Lit

Blurb

How far does a girl have to run to escape a lifetime of pain and loss at the hands of Alaska's notoriously unforgiving Bering Sea? Twenty-seven-year-old Aesa Fredriksen thought landlocked Columbus, Ohio would suffice, and it does until the fear of regret drives her to return to Dutch Harbor in a final attempt to make amends with her nearly-estranged father. Intent on salvaging the wreckage of their relationship, she reluctantly agrees to join him—the only family she has left—as he heads out to fish for king crab, forcing her to brave the very waters that pulled him away from her as a child. The waters that stole her mother's life.
When the day finally arrives for the Norwegian Queen to sail off into an uncertain future, Aesa can't help but fear the worst. Beyond the violent swells and impending storms, there is far more than death and danger awaiting her on her journey: love awaits her too.


Decker, a young but seasoned member of her father's crew, is a force of nature as strong as Aesa, He's her perfect match, and even she can't deny it. But he too is a man of the sea, and with memories of tragedy and abandonment etched so deeply into her mind, can she overcome her demons and let him in or will she drown in her darkness, forever caught in its undertow?


Review

So, let me begin with that I'm a huge fan of Amber Lynn's work, especially her Caged Series! I highly encourage everyone to read that series. When I found out that she had a contemporary book coming, I knew I was in for a treat. I didn't have any expectations for this book because I knew she'd blow they way out of the water, and she did!

I 100% loved every single thing about this book, especially where the story took place at, the ever so lovely Bering Sea. It was a definite first for any story that I have read to take place in such a brutal place, I use to watch Deadliest Catch all the time, I can't even imagine why they would do that .. The sea is a treacherous one.

Ahhh the characters, I loved them all. And all the issues that each of them had could be easily related to. Well, I can't say that I can relate to them personally, but I know many others who would. I admired Aesa so much, her desire to make amends with her father, which was something that was extremely hard for her because of her past. I wish I could say more about her, but I would just give away the story ... I shall refrain. Aesa's father, he hasn't exactly been the best father, but I had some admiration for him as well. Their relationship doesn't make a complete turnaround in a day, but I loved their re-development of their relationship throughout the book, it has its 'awe' moments. And there's Decker, 'The Wise' ... that's what I would call him. If I need some wisdom, lets just ask Decker. He helps you see the other side of things. And his calmness, just amazes the crap out of me! Aesa and Decker's relationship is amazing, they're pretty perfect for each other. I loved all the dialogue between to the two, even the moment when Aesa decided to act "a bit silly".

Amber, you did it again, this book had me in an emotional shut-down ... whatever that really means. This book we definitely be beyond a 5, if I rated that high. I can't even express how much I loved this book. It brought me to tears and there were so many times that I felt like I was actually witnessing this story head on. It seriously felt like I was there. This book has captivated in me and everyone NEEDS to read it. You will not regret it.

MY RATING :

About The Author

If you're dying to know more about me, allow me to put you at ease. I'm a sharp-tongued, sarcastic cancer, who loves vegetable smoothies, winter storms, and the word 'portfolio'. I should NEVER be caffeinated, and require at least eight hours of sleep to even resemble a human being. At thirty-four, I just now feel like I can keep a straight face while saying the word "rectum" (which is actually a huge lie because I just laughed out loud while reading this to my husband). I live with my iPod firmly affixed to my body, drive too fast, and laugh/cry at inappropriate times.  I'm obsessed with urban fantasy... When I discovered that genre, I knew I had found my tribe. Now I write in that world because that's what the voices in my head tell me to do. And they are very, very loud.

Giveaway

  • 1 winner will receive a $50 amazon gift card + plus an ebook copy of Undertow
  • 2 winners will each receive a $25 amazon gift card + plus an ebook copy of Undertow