08 August 2013

Intentional Book Blitz!!

I know this has to stop. Something has to give. A person cannot die of a broken heart. Believe me, I know. I’ve been waiting—and it’s just not happening.

What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question facing the characters in MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional. They will soon learn, however, that when love is involved, nothing is ever quite as it seems.

Mattie and Jeremy are engaged to be married and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life and meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and a lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that things in her past may not have been quite what they seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?

Readers will instantly be swept up in the saga of love and heartbreak that unfolds. Offering a rarely-before-seen glimpse into the heart and mind of a romantic villain, audiences will find a welcome reprieve from the typical romance novel.
 I look over at Jeremy; he's smiling happily, oblivious to my turmoil.   He's accustomed to this; I most certainly am not.   I've got the sweaty hands, racing-heart thing going on as Jeremy grabs my hand and leads me to the front door.   He grins over at me, takes the flowers out of my hand, and wraps me up in his arms for a passionate kiss.

         What is he doing?   Just as I'm about to give him a good, hard shove, I hear the front door opening.   No, this can't be happening.   Maybe it's the butler or something.   I pray it's the butler as I look up at the doorway.   It looks like I'm out of luck, because staring back at us are Jeremy's parents.   Both of them.   They stand together, smiling.   I've seen his parents' pictures on display at Jeremy's house, so my last hope of a stranger watching us kiss evaporates.   He is in so much trouble.
          Jeremy shakes his head in wonderment.   "I'm so in love with you.   I don't know what to do with all of these feelings.   I've never experienced anything like this in my life."   He looks panicked for a moment.   "You're not going to break my heart, are you?"

         I whisper "Please don't make me."
To me, this is a great rainy day read. The story itself was one that had a lot of romance, passion, suspense and drama. There was just the right amount of balance between all the different elements that it ended up working out really well during the course of this book.

The characters that were part of this story were also amazingly well written for their personalities. Each of them had their own way to stand out and steal their part of the spotlight and I think that was such a great thing to have in this book. Mattie's character has a sense of innocence about her. Which is really good in a sense, but also it gives someone the ability to control her. Jeremy has the typical “play boy” personality that seems to work for him, yet at the same time makes him wonder about his future.

My one complaint with this book was I was able to figure out what was going to happen pretty quickly after starting the story. But, even though there was that, I did still enjoy reading the story. It was an interesting twist that came into play during the course of the book that was enough to keep me interested.

All in all, I would recommend this to friends of mine if they are looking for a book that has the right balance of romance and drama!

 I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel,  Intentional, with a sequel already in the works.

When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.


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