Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: EVERYTHING I'VE NEVER HAD by Lynetta Halat


by: Lynetta Halat



His eyes slide to the side of me and his hand moves to hold the back of my neck. "Don't, Celeste." His voice is as rough as the hand that grips me.
"Don't what, Adrian?" I feel myself being moved to him even as he tells me no. I lay my forehead on his massive chest and breathe deeply. His scent further intoxicates me. God, I'm an addict. I crave the smell of him.
"When you breath me in like that..." I barely hear his whisper, but I hear it.
"What?" I ask as I tilt my head a little to the side to peer up at him. "When I breathe you in like that what?" I repeat.
He bends his head slightly and places his lips on my forehead, kissing me softly. "I want you. I want you so damn much," he murmurs against my forehead.


Celeste Hebert has always appeared to have it all, but there are many things she's never had, been forbidden from having.
One night. One song. One kiss. The perfect trifecta to unleash the floodgates of a forbidden attraction between the widow and her husband’s bad boy cousin, Adrian.
Celeste endeavors to rebury the feelings that surface after this one night since her powerful family despises him. Kindred spirits, best of friends they attempt to douse their attraction; however, Adrian always seems to know exactly how to push her buttons and may prove too much to resist.
Having defied his family by making his way on his own terms, Adrian struggles to regain their acceptance. When he meets his cousin’s wife and wants her for his own, he feels he’s finally lived down to the title—black sheep. But, when his cousin dies unexpectedly, Adrian fights his attraction and swears to honor them both by helping her raise her boys.
Finding himself enveloped in a cocoon of love and acceptance, Adrian knows it’s more than just physical attraction. However, unforeseen events threaten to destroy those he now holds dear and his newfound peace.
Will the ties that bind them be their undoing?


Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 

Heat Rating:  SIZZLING!

What if you gave in to a kiss you have been denying yourself for years, only to learn it was everything you have always wanted but never had?  What would happen?  Everything I've Never Had is Celeste and Adrian's journey finding out the answer to that question.

Lynetta Halat writes such beautiful, emotional and heart-achingly wonderful characters, that their struggles, happiness and longings reach off the page and grab the reader.  Celeste and Adrian, what a pair!  I loved that from the very beginning of the story we know that these two are meant to be together, but they can't allow themselves to fall, so we are immediately thrown into this story seeing the tension and frustration. This unique journey of theirs is fascinating, the reader gets to peel back the layers of their complex lives to find out why they are forced to stay "just friends" and why it would be so earth-shattering to their everyday lives if they decide to give in to temptation.  I can't say more... Just READ this story!  

The writing of Everything I've Never Had is so addictingly good that you find yourself reading just a bit more and then a bit more and then it is 2am and you are finishing the story with a sigh and a smile.  Lynetta does a great job grabbing your attention and keeping things moving at the perfect pace, making it so you can't put the book down (if you do manage to pause you will be craving more and you will be consumed with thinking about getting back to this book).  She excels at drawing you in and making you never want to leave these characters that you will fall in love with, cry with and rejoice with.

There are many things about this book that I really enjoyed; the dialogue, the secondary characters, the sexual tension, the heart-tugging sweetness but my very favorite part was the romance.  This was truly a romantic book!  Adrian wins hands down, right now, in the most romantic book boyfriend department.  He paid attention, he knew Celeste and he was able to sweep her off her feet at times.  I will admit to sighing several times reading Everything I've Never Had at just how sweet and sensual it was (this is was a nice change of pace for me).  The letters!  Ugh, I died!  Lynetta Halat is truly bringing "romance" back into romance novels.

Everything I've Never Had is a MUST read book for me, I adored it.  Lynetta Halat is a gem of an author and can make you cry, then laugh, then need a fan and then sigh in amazement at the power of love.  She writes beautiful stories about how it can be easy to fall in love, but it is the journey to keeping that love strong and staying in love, that makes a great book!  Run to Amazon and buy this book, you won't want to miss Adrian's blues or his talented guitar pick ;)

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Meet the Author:

For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to attain her master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her third book.

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