Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blog Tour ARC Review + Top 5 List + Giveaway: Give Me Something by Elizabeth Lee


Today, I have the blog tour for Give Me Something by Elizabeth Lee, hosted by Inkslinger PR, on the blog. I adore Elizabeth and she is amazing author. Check out my review Elizabeth's guest post below and enter the giveaway.

Give Me Something
(Give Me Something #1)
Author: Elizabeth Lee
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary
Source: eARC via Inkslinger PR

~Synopsis~
Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's what I thought. 

Keep that in mind as I tell you my story of how I took it one step further. My story of lies, deceit, manipulation and love. Yeah, love. Believe me, it fits. Especially, when you factor in Nick and Tucker – one had my heart and the other one wanted it all for himself. Which one? Well, I can't tell you that. It would defeat the purpose of the story. If I'm going to fill you in about me, Lila Garrison, and my life as a con artist you're going to need to know all the facts, including the ones about the two guys who made me want to give up the life of fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, fast cars and easy money. Because sometimes, one person can give you something that's more valuable than all of that.

If you're still interested, stick around. Just remember, I'm pretty good at convincing people to do what I want, so if by the end of this whole thing you feel worked over, don't say I didn't warn you.



~Review~

I love Elizabeth Lee and think she is an excellent author. I absolutely adored Escaping Me and Storm Warning so I was eager to read another Elizabeth Lee novel. Give Me Something didn’t disappoint. While it’s another contemporary romance, it had a unique plot that made it stand out a bit for me.

Lila and her best friend Nick are con-artists and they use Nick’s manipulation skills and Lila’s gorgeous looks to con men for money. They’ve conned their way into a free ride to college and Lila is ready to get out of the business and go honest. However, Nick wants her to do one last job to help him out of a bind he’s gotten in. Lila agrees, but when she meets Tucker, the mark she starts questioning everything. Especially when she starts to fall for him.

I liked Lila but I wanted to punch her in the face a time or two for being so na├»ve and not seeing Nick for who he really was. She let him use her and take advantage of her because she loved him so much. He is a manipulative, conniving douchebag and I wanted her to see that. I totally get that love can make you blind and I believe that’s what happened with Lila because Nick was always there for her and the only one she really felt like she could trust. Even though Tucker is a mark and Nick tries to convince her that he deserves to be conned, she can’t help but see something different in him. As she gets to know Tucker, her eyes become opened a bit when it comes to Nick and I was glad to see that change in her.

Tucker is the exact opposite of Nick which made me love him all the more. He has inherited a fortune from his father’s death but he’s still a really great guy and really down to earth. He still believes in hard work and is a humble guy. He was a bit of a ladies man but there is something about Lila that he is drawn too. It was a little insta-love for me and a little hard to believe he would go from such a player to falling in love so quickly but it wasn’t a big deterrent for me. Tucker is pretty freaking awesome so I can forget about it.

While Lila is conning Tucker, she can’t help fall in love with him and I was glad that she came clean and told him the truth. His reaction to her confession surprised me a bit and I wasn’t expecting it (in a good way). Despite the revelations that come to light for Lila in regards to Nick, she still allows him to have a hold on her but I was glad to see it didn’t cause problems with her and Tucker. Getting over Nick and falling for Tucker was the smartest thing that Lila ever did. I really enjoyed the plot and the way that Lila fell for Tucker and became a better person because of him. She really grew and the development of her character was fantastic. There were a few plot twists that I didn’t see coming and I liked that it wasn’t predictable.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading Give Me Something. The plot flowed well and the characters were well developed. While I hated Nick, that was a good thing because he isn’t supposed to be a likeable characters so you know he’s written well. Nick’s getting his own book and I’m definitely curious to see if he becomes the changed man Lila believes he can be.

~IPOD Picks~
“Give it to Me” by Sheryl Crow
“Let me Down” by Kelly Clarkson
“Love the Way You Lie” by Skylar Grey


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~Top 5 Reasons Lila Loves Tucker~

1. The way he smiles when he sees her.

2. How un-shy he is.

3. Those lips.

4. How safe he make her feel.

5. That he keeps his promises.

Elizabeth Lee Bio:

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!

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3 comments:

  1. I love it when an author makes you really hate a character you are supposed to hate, thats how you know they are doing it right! Great review!

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  2. Tucker because he opens her eyes to the truth about nick

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  3. Love the con artist angle! And sometimes it's fun to really hate a character. Ok, I'm adding it to the list :)

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