Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Release Blitz + ARC Review- Taking Connor by B.N. Toler

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Title:  Taking Connor
Author: B.N. Toler
Publication Date: October 27th 2015 
Plot: There’s a stereotype for how a convicted felon appears to the public. 

Connor Stevens fit that bill. 

His reputation preceded him. With a hard body and vivid tattoos dispersed across his flesh, he certainly drew the judgmental eyes of conservative tight-asses. Even I had those same thoughts…regardless of how highly Blake spoke of him.

But those opinions were about to be challenged.

I’d promised to pick Connor up from prison—where he’d served eight years for manslaughter. When Blake passed away, I had every intention of honoring our agreement. Taking Connor home would be my ultimate show of gratitude. Blake never disclosed why Connor killed a man, and I never had the guts to ask. Ever daunted, and against my better judgment, I soon grew to feel close to Connor, in spite of how perverse it was. Still, I vowed to brush off those feelings at all costs.

At least I thought I would. Until all hell broke loose…

Diving head-first, I relished in the time spent in Connor’s damnation. But when he was thrust into hell, it didn’t matter how wrong it was to love him. It was immaterial what he’d done…or why. I came out swinging and clawing, and submerged into the inferno with him, refusing to leave until we both walked out hand in hand. My instinct was to fight.

Connor wouldn’t burn alone. 

I would save him.

Or turn to ash right beside him. 

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆


“It was you, Demi. You…feel like home. I knew it the moment I saw you. You’re a pillar, a rock. And it’s all I ever wanted.”

Taking Connor was just beautiful. Just simply, beautiful. I even choked up during it near the ending. Just sayin.’

It was about taking risks and second chances that you don't get so easily in life.... It was about paying homage and honoring the wishes of your loved ones.... And most importantly, it was about family-- and the unconditional and unwavering love, bonds, and sacrifices you would pay to protect them.

Author B.N. Toler, covers a different array of invoking and emotional topics, that will certainly tug at your heartstrings. While I won’t go into specifics of what they are, while reading, some I could already see forthcoming. It was just a hunch I had, and I turned out to be sadly correct.

Demi, man, she had to be one of the strongest, most unbias and selfless woman protagonists I have ever read. How she honored her late husband’s wishes, and gave his ‘brother’ a second chance at life, and accepted him when most society wouldn’t.

And Connor. Let me first say, that this fine young man is one of my new book boyfriends. Connor loves hard and fights passionately. No, I am in no way stating that he is an actual fighter in any way, but, the man will love you with all that he has if you really and truly give him the chance, and will also fight in your corner with all of his being or die trying.

He and Demi are a great pair, as they give an aura of morality, integrity, justice, and utter redemption for the other and those around them. My heart bled for them when they were at their lowest and it soared when they triumphed against all opposition.

I was a little sad though for Demi at how her reputation within her community was tainted, although, I was ecstatic with how she and Connor finally found peace and solace admist the vapid noise in their lives.

They deserved that shred of happiness.

I really hope BN will consider writing a sequel, with perhaps Dusty and Lexi *pretty please!!* getting on in the action, and peaks here and there of our favorite star-crossed lovers. But that's just ramblings of an obsessed reader. And a delusional one at that. *haha!*

Anyway, all I can say is, MORE Ms. Toler, MORE.

I haven’t known the author from the beginning, but I do remember long ago her messaging me and asking me to take a chance on her debut novel, Healer, and my thoughts on the cover art. I've been with her ever since, faithfully reading everything she has ever thrown at me, biding the time to get my grabby hands on her next work of art.

BN never fails to write compelling stories with heart and that always have a moral compass to it. It isn’t just to entertain you.

I guess, in a way, that is what transcends and perhaps, touches me the most about her writing.

Thank you, BN, I really appreciate you always reaching out and extending the opportunity for bloggers and readers like me to be exposed and immersed in the world of your awesomeness!!

Much love,
My Rating:

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 About the Author 

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B N Toler lives in Virginia. When she's not reading or writing, she's thinking about reading or writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.
She loves music,(bluegrass, country, 80's, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is American Pie by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church) dancing, (even though she sucks at it)reading, writing, eating (too much) sleeping late, (which she rarely gets to do) and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever.

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