Wednesday, 16 April 2014

**Blog Tour** In Pursuit by Olivia Luck

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Title: In Pursuit
Author: Olivia Luck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 11, 2014

Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.
Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.

Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.

Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.

Author note: In Pursuit is the first book in a two book series. Intended for 18+ readers.

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Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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The next week begins uneventfully. Claire and I go about our normal work routines, and things are peaceful. I know that this won’t be a long term living situation for me, but this existence works for the time being. Of course, the absence of Harris probably has made her more relaxed. I haven’t seen or heard from him since Saturday evening. Now, Wednesday night, I’m antsy for another encounter. Sarah’s right, I need to get his number and make things happen.

I’m working on dinner when the front door opens and closes more softly than usual. I’m in the middle of singing to myself, On my Own from Les Miserables, when he starts making his way into the condo. I do not hide my voice from him, instead I work through the words of the song, emoting the loneliness held in the lyrics.

Before I see him, I feel him. The way my heart starts galloping in my chest, the knife becoming slippery in my damp palm. My skin starts to tingle, still humming in appreciation from his earlier touches. I sing softly to myself, the words slipping out. I don’t feel the usual rush of shyness. He should see this side of me.

When our eyes connect as he enters the kitchen, I know he’s feeling something, too, by the way that his eyes soften at the sight of me and his lips flicker upward for a half second. I cut the song short, ending before the singer professes her love.

Neither of us speaks as he crosses the galley kitchen. I avert my eyes back to the task in front of me as he moves behind me. He places one palm on either side of countertop, caging me in.

I concentrate on my breathing, but it doesn’t help the racing of my heart or the butterflies of excitement fluttering in my stomach. We’re not physically touching, but every pore of my body hums with energy.

“Do you feel that?” he asks huskily.

“Yes,” I breathe.

His cheek brushes against my hair in an achingly tender gesture.


His arms drop and he puts distance between us, his features oddly calm.

Character Casting
In Pursuit casting

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Girls Just Want to Have Fun – STRFKR
Babel – Mumford and Sons
Hummingbird – Alex Clare
I Think of You – Rodriguez
Get Lucky – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
Sideways – Citizen Cope
Timekeeper – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Be Good to Me – Sia
One Heart Missing – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Tara's Review!
5 Bare Naked Stars *****

This book is a definite must read!  From beginning to end, I could not put it down.

The way Olivia sets the scene, makes you feel like you are in the story, sharing every experience with them. 
The character’s lives have so much depth, it was so easy to get wrapped up in their experiences.  

Eddie moves to Chicago in the attempt to leave her troubled past behind.  Her new roommate, Claire,
is a spoiled socialite with a deceitful side.  Claire’s older, protective brother Harry catches Eddie’s eye immediately and the pursuit begins.
But who is chasing who?  Eddie is no damsel in distress and she knows what she wants.   
Harry is used to getting what he wants, with no questions asked.  

When Eddie and Harry’s past come out in the open, will they be able to look toward the future? 

Because you’ve shown me that there’s a woman out there who can bring me to my knees.  Never thought I’d see the day.”

With a list of very interesting characters, In Pursuit holds your attention the whole way through. 
From friends to family to exes, we meet them all.  Olivia puts so much feeling in her writing that you can feel
every ounce of emotion that her characters show.

He’s hundreds of miles away, but I can hear him saying the awful words to me, venom lacing each syllable.” 

I am giving this book 5 ★s!!  I would have given In Pursuit 10 stars if that was an option.  The second
I finished the book (it only took me a few hours to read) I contemplated starting it all over again!  However, the time on my clock made me reconsider.

I am looking forward to devouring the sequel book titled 'In Happiness'. 

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