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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Tour and My Review for To See You by Rachel Blaufeld



 To See You by Rachel Blaufeld is NOW LIVE!
New Emotional Standalone
No cliffhanger, only hard-earned unexpected love. And angst.







                         Blurb
No cliffhanger, only hard-earned unexpected love.
And angst.

What is it about this guy?
On paper, he’s one hundred percent wrong for me. His e-mails are equal parts annoying and funny.
Okay, more funny than annoying. More like refreshing. Different. Exciting.
But as I stand next to him now, he’s giving me head-to-toe tingles, and I find myself dwelling on his e-mails.

Meet smart, sexy career girl and New York snob, Charli Richards. She has everything except happiness until the day she meets Layton Griffin. It’s a random encounter on an airplane; it couldn’t mean anything, right?

Layton isn’t even remotely close to who Charli sees herself hooking up with . . . ever. Her mom and best friend agree he’s not for her, but he makes her feel something exciting, awakens her world.

But then Layton changes, going to great lengths for Charli to see him for who he really is.
Will those changes bring them closer together, or will she never be able to see him in the same way again?



Excerpt
“Cheers.” My seatmate good-naturedly tipped his glass toward me. He wasn’t going to leave me alone.
I took a long gulp and looked back at my computer screen.
“Do you like working for them?”
I tugged at my turtleneck; it was so freaking hot all of a sudden. My nosy neighbor’s face had a slight sheen to it, clearly from being hot, and now his warmth was seeping into my space.
“I do. They’re a growing company and . . . I’ve made great strides there.”
What the heck? Why was I even answering him? Because he asked, and if I was honest, it was the nicest anyone had been to me in months.
Furthermore, why did I sound like I was on an interview? Or an infomercial?
He was kind—I could tell—and his smile was gentle and calm, his eyes like warm coffee with just the right amount of cream swirling through it. I turned a little in my seat to face him and my knee brushed his thigh. I let my gaze travel his Beastie Boys T-shirt until I settled on his computer.
Playing on it was a rom-com, one I’d never seen before, but Katie What’s-her-nameall stunning, shiny hair, celebrity mom, perfect lifewas front and center. Her arms were full of shopping bags and she was wearing a big grin on her perfect face as she walked down a city street.
“You don’t strike me as the romantic comedy type.” I felt my eyebrow lift. I wasn’t sure if I was teasing him or myself as the question floated from my mouth.
He laughed. It was soothing and comforting like a coffee-and-Kahlua on a cold night, and warm like the sun on the first few days of summer.
I allowed my eyes to close and imagined he looked like somebody else—not someone else totally, but just different. Fit, not slender but muscular. He still had the same gracious smile and inviting eyes, but he wasn’t wearing a music T-shirt in my imagination. Maybe a Henley? And dark-wash jeans instead of the regular everyday ragged blue I’d noticed him wearing.
“It’s work too,” he said, interrupting my fantasy.
“Oh.” I chugged the balance of my mimosa, cooling the wash of desire recently conjured up from my brain.
“Actually, I’m pretty sure BubblePOP will end up reviewing this one, will probably have someone at the premiere too. That’s why I asked about the site. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon and all that. Our worlds are connected.”
“I don’t do movies. I’m the fitness editor, but if Katie What’s-her-name is in it, I’m sure we’ll be all over it.”
He shifted his gaze over fully to me now. His eyes weren’t exclusively deep brown; tiny flecks of amber circled his pupil. They were captivating in a weird way, as if they didn’t belong with this guy.
I’d never met a slob who was so interesting before, yet he was definitely intriguing. And not really a slob—that was my own bias. Clearly, I was having some sort of psychotic breakdown on this airplane.

 Favorite Quotes:


Layton's laugh echoed down the street, and I wanted to snatch it away from anyone else who might have heard it. I felt strangely territorial, wanting to keep his goodness all to myself.

                                  My Review:

   
To See You is my first Rachel Blaufeld book and I absolutely loved it. I loved everything about it. My attention was grabbed from the first page and it was very difficult wanting to put it down. I found myself falling for the hero who in some eyes is flawed, but my first impulse was wanting to contact the author and find out who her muse was for Layton Griffin cause I so wanted to put his character to a face. I found this story to be a different kind of romance, it's one that proves you sometimes never realize who's in front of you waiting for you to truly see them.

Layton Griffin is not your typical hero in a story but he will capture your heart right from the start. At first glance Layton is not what every woman is attracted to, but his humor, his charm and even subtle movements or facial expressions make him hard to forget. Layton is so laid back and it doesn't hurt that he has a great job, house on the beach and a wonderful dog, he didn't realize he wanted more until beautiful Charli sits next to him on the airplane. How much is Layton willing to change to get the woman he can't stop thinking about?

Charli Richards is your typical uptown, uptight, smart, career driven New York snob of a woman who is to much in her head. She has a great job and wants to move up and make something of herself, but is it the job that will truly make her happy? With having her best friend and mother in her head telling her who's good for her, is Charli living her life for herself or the people around her? Everything changes when Charli is seated next to Layton who at first she turns her nose up and rolls her eyes at. It's not until their conversation and the slight movements of his hands, his laugh, the look in his eyes and his lips that made it hard for her to concentrate, that Charli starts to question herself? Will it be to late by the time Charli figures out Layton is the guy she wants and will he be the same guy she fell in love with on the plane?

To See You is such a great story and it will touch your heart and make you smile. It is perfectly written and left me thinking about judging someone or in other words " judging a book by it's cover". It is a modern day Beauty and the Beast where we question, who is the beast? I love love love this story and for me it is a 5 star must read. 

 





Meet Rachel

Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog,BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, anti-heroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

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