Thursday 5 February 2015

**Blog Tour** Absolute Love by Erin Everleigh

Absolute Love by Erin Everleigh

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Phoebe thought she had her Happily Ever After. She had a beautiful little girl and was married to the man of her dreams.

But the unexpected death of her mother causes Phoebe’s world to come crashing down.

Confronted with the realization that the missing pieces of her past are lost to her forever, she watches herself morph into a person she no longer recognizes. A person she quickly grows to hate.

Barely making it through each day, Phoebe struggles to repress her darkest thoughts. But at night, she is held captive in nightmares from which she cannot escape.

With her marriage dangling by a thread, Phoebe fears a future with Justin may no longer be possible.

Refusing to give up, Justin fights for the life they used to share. But when he stumbles upon what could be the missing piece to Phoebe's past, he is faced with a choice that could cost him everything.

When you feel like all hope is lost, is there a love that can transcend all and revive a broken soul?


My mind has become consumed with anger, bitterness and resentment.  With my mother gone, pieces of my past have been lost forever.  I had desperately tried to respect my mother’s wishes and not ask about my father.  But deep inside, not knowing the truth left me feeling empty and incomplete – as if a part of me were locked away, just beyond my grasp.  I'd always assumed that my mother would eventually tell me the truth – when she was ready.  But now that she is gone, I don’t know how to cope with the fact that I will never truly understand who I am.

Justin doesn’t understand. I don’t think he ever really understood why it was so important for me to get answers. I should have known better than to try to talk to him about what I was feeling.  I wish I could rid myself of these terrible thoughts and haunting dreams. But I can’t and I'm spiraling out of control.  I feel myself slipping away from reality and from those around me.  I'm keeping everyone at a distance.  I'm terrified to let anyone see the person I’ve become.  But in doing so, I'm alienating every person who was ever close to me and feel more alone than ever. 

Nicola's 5 star Review

“You don’t get to choose what happens in life, but you can choose how you let what happens shape your life. If you search hard enough, you can find sweetness to drown out any sorrow.”

Erin has delivered a magnificent debut with ‘Absolute Love’ and has truly captured how a devastating loss can affect people and their loved ones. This is a story of second chances and loss; a woman’s struggle to fight through the darkness and a husband’s determination to fight for his family, and his wife.

Written in duel POV, we get to see both Phoebe and Justin’s lives after they have been separated. The love they have for one another as well as the fear of loss keeping them apart,

“I fear that I will never be free from the pain, the nightmares and the guilt. But worse than that, I’m petrified that Justin will see me the way I see myself...
...a bitter, vulnerable and weak woman, who no longer had control of her mind or her life.”

But also the hope that someday they’d overcome and be together again; that love will win.

I’m yours. Every fibre of my being is yours, yours to love, yours to need and yours to hold on to.”

It was obvious they still loved each other immensely, and I constantly held out hope that they would finally find their way into each other’s arms again.

Justin must realise that Phoebe needs more than just a shoulder to cry on, and as the saying goes “A problem shared is a problem halved’; Phoebe must learn to voice her concerns and struggles. 

Dreams play an important role throughout the book, and give us a huge insight to the struggles Phoebe has lived with growing up without a father as well as other events that have happened. Her vivid and quite disturbing dreams of a faceless man always fading away when she gets too close. It makes your heart ache to see Phoebe’s desperation to know the truth even after her mother’s passing.

A truly wonderful book that I recommend to everyone. I loved the storyline, the characters and the emotions that Erin evoked while reading. The anger, heartache, resentment, love and hope; you feel it all.

It is a heartfelt yet tragic story; one which people experience on a daily basis and I very much look forward to the next book in this series as well as any future releases Erin brings us.

Congratulations Erin.

5 Star Praise for Absolute Love:

"Absolute Love is an exceptional debut novel. Written in joint POV, which i love, you get see the devastating effect Phoebe's loss has not only on her but also on Justin her husband." ~Bare Naked Words~

"This debut novel was one of my favorite reads so far this year!" 
Make sure you set aside plenty of time to read this one as you won't want to stop once you get started - it is that good!  ~Nerd Girl~

"Absolute Love is confronting and raw. It’s emotionally charged. It’s beautiful and heart warming.
It’s about love."
"We commend Erin on her d├ębut novel. A definite 5 star read."  ~Bloggers from Down Under~

About the Author

Canadian born and raised, Erin Everleigh, is the mom of three girls, who always keep her on her toes - twins age 7 and an older sister who is 9.  She has a self-confessed addiction to reading that her family will certainly corroborate, and you will rarely find her without her kindle at arm’s length constantly feeding this obsession.  She is the author of newly released novel, Absolute Love.  A story that composed itself in her head, which she could no longer ignore.  After months of writing out chapters on her iPhone, she finally opened up her laptop and decided to take the plunge.

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