Monday, October 16, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Someone Like You - Brittney Sahin

Title: Someone Like You 
Author: Brittney Sahin 
(Sub)genre: Contemporary

He was a nameless guy in a bar--a man Grace couldn't get out of her head...
A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she's not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She's sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn't forever. Somewhere in history there was that one time where hot, no-strings-attached sex didn't end badly, right? Finding comfort in the arms of a former SEAL is easy, not falling for one . . . not so much.

Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman--a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn't.

Can two people from different worlds really live in the moment, knowing they're on borrowed time, or is someone bound to get hurt?


5 Stars
Boy meets girl, falls in love, and happily ever after follows. At least, that's what we'd like to believe. Someone Like You is the reality, it's heartbreak, family drama, and a heaping pile of lust that's meant to only last a night. Brittney Sahin perfectly describes the feeling that occurs when someone feels so right in your life, but you feel like you have to think with your mind over your heart.

"But it doesn't matter. We're from two different worlds, and I'll never see her again."

I loved the characters, from beginning to end. They were already complex in the beginning and as the story took shape and developed, so too did Noah and Grace. Grace is from the upper crust, a business woman her family treats like a pawn in the game, while Noah is a former Navy SEAL with a kind heart and a daughter he'd do anything for. Grace and Noah recognize the lust between them, but the readers are treated to the truth, that these two have been waiting for someone like each other for longer than they even realized. Mixed in with their attraction is the expectations from their family and those that they have for themselves.  They're from different worlds, their lives are on different paths, and yet the chemistry between them burns brighter with each passing day.

"The dark scruff around his lips- he has that sexy kind of dangerous look...but I can tell this man is only dangerous because he's forbidden."

Brittney Sahin has a knack for writing novels that suck you in; with descriptive prose she paints a story that makes you feel as though you are within the pages of the novel. You will feel the waves of the water, experience the burn of lust, and find yourself becoming emotional alongside the characters.  It's equal parts sweet and sexy, plus it has just a bit of suspense to make it even more interesting. I really appreciated how much attention Brittney Sahin gave to the small details, I could picture every setting and really felt the impact that Grace's family choices had on her. I too felt deceived by their ability to drag her down and was overjoyed when her friends and Noah helped her realize she didn't need to be a puppet. I questioned every character's motives, it made me think about why we put ourselves into boxes, and it absolutely made me believe that love is worth risking it all. Ultimately, the novel centers around Grace and Noah accepting that life isn't what you expect it to be like and that there is more to gain from seeking happiness than anything else.

"He's smart enough to know he's playing with fire, and I'm the flame. I don't want to burn him though."

Someone Like You is different than Brittney's previous romantic suspense releases, but it shines as a contemporary romance. I was so wrapped up in the novel, in fact I will admit I have already read it twice. There were times I thought that the book could never possibly go my way, but the weaving story lines all work together to finally give the perfect outcome. Brittney Sahin's writing has only improved with each novel and Someone Like You is absolutely her best book yet. Longtime fans and contemporary romance lovers will be enchanted by this new release.

About the Author:
Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing—never stopped imagining. It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again. In 2015, she published her first novel, The Safe Bet. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys and a lover of novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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