Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mangled hearts blog tour & giveaway

Mangled Hearts Blog Tour

Felicia Tatum

Hosted By: Buried Under Books Blog Tours

Francesca and Cade

Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?

Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away.

When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?

And the most important question….
Can these mangled hearts be mended? 
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Author Biography

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas.
She's currently writing the second book in series, as well as a romance novel. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible

Alternatively you can also buy this novel by clicking any one of the below links if you can't wait to read this amazing novel.


My review

After reading the book blurb and the very promising title it is obvious that everyone will want to read this novel. I too did when I signed up for this blog tour hosted by Buried under books blog. I was very excited to read not because I liked the book blurb. It is mainly due to  author's note in the beginning of the novel.

"This book is dedicated to all the "Cade"s of the world. I hope you find your peace. "
"This book has been really hard for me to write, not because it’s a bad story, but because some of it is based on real feelings, emotions. I hope you all enjoy it."

How can someone be not intrigued by these words? So I was very sure that the author has a strong message to convey to the readers and it was proved when I finished reading the novel.
Felicia Tatum is a great author. I have to really, really appreciate her for writing this incredible novel. I haven't read any of her previous works but I liked her mangled hearts. This novel coveys a good social message to all those reading the novel.

Francesca is a perfect, fine young woman. She is also a lawyer and is loved very dearly by all her friends. Cade, on the other hand, is a big alcoholic and a drug addict. He is warned by everyone for his severe addiction to alcohol. His life is a good example for how a man should not live. They are the two opposite people who are not destined to love each other atleast not for the second time. But nobody can blame it on the destiny.

Unfortunately, she cannot avoid him this time not after knowing he is her first client. She has to somehow deal with this fact and get him off her shoulder as soon as she can. Cade is also shocked to find out she is appointed as his lawyer but he is very eager to meet her unlike her and now wants to make amendments for his past mistakes.

Francesca shouldn't be with Cade. He doesn't deserve her. It is because of him, her life was miserable when she was studying in high school. She can never let that happen again. She doesn't want to repeat the same mistake she did eight years ago.

It is very rare to find a novel that gives equal importance to both female and male characters. It was very thoughtful of her to right this way. If you are thinking about reading a novel that gives you a lot of meaning, never miss reading this one.

Overall, it was a great experience reading. My only complaint in the otherwise perfect novel was the letter writing part. I am sure the author knows what I am referring to.

Rating 3.5/5