Monday, June 3, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: A CHANGE OF PLANS by Donna Weaver

*This books was gifted in to me in exchange for an honest review*

A Change of Plans

by: Donna Weaver

Release Date: June 1, 2013


When twenty-five-year-old Lyn sets off on her cruise vacation, all she wants is to forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a diversion uncomplicated by romance. What she gets is Braedon, an intriguing young surgeon. He's everything her fiancé wasn't, and against the backdrop of the ship's make-believe world, her emotions come alive.
Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.
But it's hard to get away from someone when you're stuck on the same ship. Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions. Then paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped, and Lyn's fear of a fairy tale turns grim

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Star Rating: 4 out of 5

Heat Rating: Tame

A Change of Plans was definitely a book that took me by surprise! I love it when you read a book expecting one thing to happen and then the author takes you on a completely different path to an unexpected story.   Honestly, I picked this story up planning to read just a bit, but once I began reading I became so wrapped up in the story of Lyn and Braedon that I didn't come up for air until it was all over.  

Again, this a story that can't be spoiled, but I will say this there was much more to A Change of Plans than just a love story.  Donna Weaver blends lots of things together in this one story that really showcases survival and how you have to be open to change and be ready to for the curveballs that life throws out.  

Donna Weaver wrote a great story that gives you action, romance, drama, suspense, loss, survival and hope.  Even though the romance does take a  back seat in this book (and that is fine, I don't always need smutty goodness; but let's be honest I do enjoy a good blush or 3) I didn't miss it too much because the characters are so rich and the plot was so different and intriguing.  

This was a fast paced read that has a LOT going on. It definitely mixed up a different take on your typical contemporary romantic love story.  If you are looking for a story that reads like:  Love Boat meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Castaway meets Blue Lagoon meets Man vs Wild then this is a great one to pick up.

Author Info:

Donna K. Weaver is a Navy brat who joined the Army and has lived in Asia and Europe.

Because she sailed the Pacific three times as a child, she loves cruising and wishes she could accrue enough vacation time to do more of it with her husband.

Donna and her husband have six children and eight grandchildren who live all over the world.
At fifty, Donna decided to study karate and earned her black belt in Shorei Kempo.

After recording city council minutes for twenty years, Donna decided to write something a little longer and with a lot more emotion--and kissing.

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