Monday, November 3, 2014
53 Letters For My Lover - BLOG TOUR
This is not your typical love story.
It’s not so black and white. Lines are crossed.
Walls are smashed. Good becomes bad.
Bad becomes very, very good.
Shayda Hijazi—the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect daughter. For thirty-three years, she has played by the rules, swallowing secrets, burying dreams and doing whatever it takes to anchor her family.
Shayda Hijazi is about to come face to face with the one thing that can rip it all apart, the one thing her heart has always been denied: Love.
Troy Heathgate—untamed, exhilarating, dangerous—a man who does exactly as he pleases. Life bends to his will. Until he comes across the one thing he would give it all up for, but can never have.
Born on the same day in opposite corners of the world, their lives collide. And nothing is ever the same again.
Spanning three decades, 53 Letters for My Lover is a fiercely sensual, emotional ride to the heart of an epic, forbidden love that defies it all—an intimate exploration of love, loyalty, passion, betrayal, and the human journey for hope, happiness and redemption.
"Sexy, intense fiction isn't afraid to step out of the box."
Contemporary women's fiction: Ages 18+
The doorbell rings. Repeatedly. Followed by loud thumping on the door.
“Coming, coming! Now what did you what forget?” I swing the door open. My heart screeches to a slamming halt. “Troy.” I turn pale. “You...you shouldn’t be here.”
“No?” He storms past me into the house. “Where should I be, Shayda? Waiting by the phone? Staking out your office? Checking my email? Where the fuck, Shayda?” His fist slams into the console table, so ‘fuck’ is an obscure, jarring thud, like some censored song on the radio.
“I changed my mind.” “You changed your mind. Just like that?” He starts pacing the hallway. “And when were you were planning to tell me exactly? When, Shayda?” “I made a mistake.” My voice quivers. “I got caught up in the moment. We were alone, we were away. It was...it was all an illusion.” “An illusion?” He pulls me hard against him. Our bodies collide, knocking the breath out of me. “Is this an illusion?”
His lips assault mine. “And this?” His hand slides under my dress, claiming my thigh. “What about this, Shayda?” He pushes my panties aside and slides two fingers inside. “Tell me, Shayda. Tell me this is all in my head.” He shoves me against the door and deepens his strokes. “Tell me this is nothing.” He rubs his fingers on my neck, leaving the unmistakable trail of my reaction.
“This is you, Shayda.” His finger slips inside my mouth. “Your taste, your smell, your skin, your touch.” He grabs me by the hair and pulls my head back. “Tell me you’re not real, Shayda. Tell me!” I feel the gathump gathump of his heart. Our breath comes in short, shallow gasps. His eyes darken, black holes pushing sky blue irises to the edges of raw emotion. Hunger. Anger. Love. Pain.
From the moment I picked this book up, I couldn't put it down and now that I'm finished, I can wholeheartedly say that it is one of my favorite books of all time. Just looking at the cover of this book reminds me of how much I love this story and everything that goes with it. The words, the story, the symbolism are all just perfectly intertwined.
This story of Shayda Hidjazi and Troy Heathgate is one that I will never forget. This beautifully constructed book will draw you in to their lives, the good, the bad and the ugly and it's nothing short of stunning. I love these characters, especially Troy. He is just amazing. Shayda is a woman who has always done everything by the book. Married with two children, she has never put herself first and has hidden the secrets of the past. When Troy gets her to open up, she embarks on a whole new journey in a quest to find herself and to have the life the has dreamed of.
53 Letters for my Lover is an epic tale of forbidden love and all the happiness and redemption it can bring after the hurt and betrayal. You do not want to miss this book. I personally can't wait to read it again.
"The only way to truly feel alive is to start living fearlessly." - Leylah Attar
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Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she's not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.
53 Letters For My Lover
From His Lips
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