Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blog Tour for Cherished by Kelly Elliott

Rating: 4.5 Groupie Stars

Cherished (The Wanted Series Book #4)

Purchasing Links:

Amazon: Cherished (Book #4) ➔ Amazon
Barnes and Noble: will supply when available

Jessie Rhodes has been in love with Scott Reynolds for most of her life. But he ran away from her once, leaving her heartbroken. 

When they find their way back to one another, things seem to fall into place, and they begin to plan their future together… 

Until Scott’s ex-fiancée deceives them all. With yet another broken heart, it is Jessie’s turn to run away. During her retreat, she meets an intriguing man, and they form a bond that makes Jessie question everything. 

Scott’s world collapses when the only girl he has ever loved disappears with no word on her whereabouts. When he finally discovers where Jessie has been hiding, he also learns of her new relationship. 

Will deceit tear them apart? Or can Jessie and Scott survive their mistakes and choose to love and to cherish? 

Cherished is the fourth book in the Wanted series. 

Excerpt #1
I pulled over on the side of the road and jumped out of my car. I couldn’t even see enough to drive because I was crying so hard. I frantically wiped the tears away as I looked up to the black sky and screamed, “Why?”
Oh my god. How could he do this to me? I thought we were happy? I was going to move in with him. We talked about marriage and new puppies and babies. 
“Oh god! How stupid are you?” I screamed out to no one. 
I felt my legs slowly giving out on me, and I fell to the ground. I pulled my knees up to my chest and cried. I closed my eyes, and all I could see was Chelsea fucking Scott. I shook my head as fast as I could. I’d never be able to erase that image from my head. Never.
Then, my phone went off. I pulled it out of my pocket. 
Scott. How dare he call me! 
Then, a text message came through…and another…and another. I opened the first one.
Scott: Jessie! It’s Bryce. I NEED to talk to you. Please let me explain.
Ugh. He had his brother send me a text message? 
I backed out of it before I read any more. 
My phone started ringing again. I stood up and looked out into the open field before tossing my phone as far and as hard as I could. 
Fuck you, Scott Reynolds. I hate you. I’ll never forgive you for this. Ever.

Kelly Elliott has done it again!!  I would LOVE to know how she can write such emotional, gut wrenching, heart-stopping books!!  She serves up another great book again and again!  I also loved that you got to see into the lives of the other characters from her other books.

“Damn it Why does she affect me the way she does?  I could have any girl in this school.  Why Jess?”  “I just hurt the one girl I didn’t ever want to see hurt."

Cherished is Scott and Jessie’s story.  It has definitely been a long time coming!  Jessie has been in love with Scott since high school and unknown to her, Scott has had the same feelings.  But being a “typical” guy, ran scared until he finally grew up and got some “balls” and went after “his” girl.  Jessie has always been worried that Scott would hurt her again, so when she walks in on two people in a compromising position in Scott’s bedroom, she runs, fearing the worst.  Without telling anyone where she is going, Jessie leaves on an airplane.
While deciding her future on a tropical island, she befriends Trey, another person in the same boat as her regarding relationships.  She likes him but after a close encounter, decides that she just wants to be friends.  Meanwhile, back home Scott is going out of his mind with worry about where she is and not being able to explain what Jessie saw.

“You never just left.  You left me to wonder where in the fuck you were and whom you were with.  I was slowly dying with each day that passed.”

After their misunderstanding is cleared up Jessie and Scott become that sickening lovey-dovey couple everyone loves to hate!  Through hardships, exes, and life in general, can Jessie and Scott end up cherishing each other?

“Jessie, baby, I love you so much.  You have no idea how much I love you, and I will fight for you until the day I die.”

I also want to add that the hilarities that occurred with the other couples in the book were awesome!!  I definitely laughed quite a few times in the book and they were usually in just the right places, where if I didn’t laugh, I would cry!!  Reading about the developing lives of Scott and Jessie, their close friends, and their ever growing families was a great highlight of this book.  I feel that it did overshadow Scott and Jessie’s story a little but towards the end I could see where the reasoning was for it.  I can’t wait for the next books and FUTURE books from Kelly Elliott!!

Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

Twitter: @author_kelly

The Wanted Series
Wanted (Book #1) ➔
Saved (Book #2) ➔Amazon
Faithful (Book #3) ➔
Believe (Novella) ➔Amazon
Cherished (Book #4) ➔

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