Blog Tour: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster Review & Giveaway



Loving Eden (Kissing Eden #2)


Synopsis:

Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.

Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be.

Review:

*Note I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Loving Eden was a fun, quick read. I didn't realize it was part two of Eden and Grey's story, but I kind of liked that I didn't see them get together originally. I liked the idea of the story just starting up with what happens after. You do get flashes of how they met and became a couple and everything, but it wasn't too much. When I think about it I think the story, like what I would tell someone about it, it sounds just alright, but the execution was really great and I loved it. Right from the beginning I couldn't put it down and just really enjoyed reading this book. I am going to have to go back and read the first book now and see how Eden and Grey become a couple. 

When this book opens Eden is moving to Texas to live with Grey. They haven't been dating that long, but the long distance is a bit much for them. Grey owns the motel Eden stayed at where they met, and Eden doesn't have anything tying her to where she lives so she decides to be the one to move. She was so sweet and kind and tried her hardest to help everyone and fix everything. 

Grey is happy that Eden is there, but right away there is lot of drama from outside effecting their relationship. Even before then there were some warning flags. Really it just seemed like they moved in together too quickly. It seemed like maybe she should have moved closer and they could have continued to date for a while before making that step. Get to know each other better and work on their communication before taking the leap. They do work things out in the end, but it felt like a lot of the issues between them could have been avoided if they would have taken things slower. Still I liked them together and watching them work out their problems. 

So this was a fun read watching Eden and Grey figure out how to live together and deal with issues. There are some background characters, her friend in Texas is getting married and Grey's uncle shows up, and they add a nice element to the story. Eden's friend from back home also comes to visit and I must say I did not like her that much. I mean what kind of friend starts dating the guy trying to ruin everything for Eden then gets angry when Eden isn't super happy she is with the guy who is trying to destroy everything Eden wants? I was just like dude, friend, what is wrong with you? But again I still enjoyed it. Eden still tried to be happy and nice and supportive of her friend. She is just such a good person. Of course everything works out in the end and it is just a really great read. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


About the Author:

T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.

She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. 

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.

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