Tour and Giveaway for I Will Always Love You by Ashley Lee London

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Book Details:

Book Title:  I Will Always Love You by Ashley Lee London
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 yrs +),  287 pages
Genre: Romance
PublisherAshley Lee London
Release date:   June 2020
Content Rating:  PG. No F Words, I can think of several swear words and one very mild sex scene after its conclusion.

Book Description:

Grace Parrish made two mistakes when she fell in love. She forgot her mother’s stories of segregation. “Don’t love a white man, Grace. It’s too hard and he’ll break your heart.” Even worse, she fell in love with her best friend’s husband, Peter. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is a poignant story about the foundation of marriage: love, honor, and fidelity—and the heartache of unrequited love. The must-read story shows how the power of love can overcome adversity, the pain of loss, and rejection because of racial heritage. Grace honors her best friend Lori’s marriage and refuses to pursue an affair, yet her heart will not allow her to love another. The bond of Peter’s love continues after Lori’s passing. During a chance meeting between Peter and Grace, much to their surprise,  a spark ignites that causes them each to wonder, “Could it be that we’ve been given a second chance to fall in love?” 

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EIFFEL TOWER by Ashley Lee London

There are people who argue Paris is nothing more than a mirror of other large metropolitan cities in the world. Nightlights that slip past the horizon and the shuffle of tens of thousands of shoes. Such a foolish declaration. Their hearts are cold and cloistered.

I have loved in Paris. My lover’s arms embraced me as I drank my morning coffee on the hotel terrace. The mist rising, revealing the Cathédrale Notre Dame, 

Let me tell you a short story. 

Deidre dismissed those who devalued love’s grasp on Paris. She knew better after listening to her parents describe their visit. Soon, photographs of Paris from every angle hung in her room. She longed to stand at the Eiffel Tower and drink wine at a sidewalk café on the Champs-Élysées. Watch the men of the world stroll past her table. Fall in love.

Her friends thought the impossible of Deidre’s dream. They dismissed the miniature iconic Eiffel Tower on her desk. She was one of dozens of secretaries in the Wall Street brokerage office. Travel to Paris was expensive. Very expensive.

Deidre refused to surrender to opinion. She quit her job and moved closer to home. Her savings grew with a premium position at another brokerage office. Sleep became difficult two years later when her lifetime dream was days away. Paris. The city of love was hers to conquer.

She cruised the Seine and roared her approval of the can-can dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Stood silent in awe at the five-hundred-year plus Mona Lisa. Studied French history in the Arc de Triomphe muséum.

Men were plentiful with their broad false smiles and lecherous eyes. They fixated on her full figure, blonde hair cascading freely onto her shoulders, and blue eyes that searched for honesty and integrity. Her heart sank. Had Paris been a mistake? 

The last day. The Eiffel Tower. She considered canceling the visit and catching an early flight home. Why suffer another heartache? No. She had traveled 3,800 miles. She may never return. A taxi delivered her to the iconic site.

Why he approached her, she did not know. He was a passerby wearing a dark blue Italian-cut business suit and a designer leather briefcase. The tower was obviously not on his agenda. Perhaps he became distressed to see her sad face. Perhaps he believed no one should approach the tower without awe in their eyes. Her step was mechanical and lacked enthusiasm. 

For whatever reason, he changed his course and approached her. Experience taught her how to read peoples intent. Unlike other men she had met, she sensed his concern for her was genuine. They were honorable.

She reached into her tote bag to pay for the elevator ride to the top when her bag slipped off her shoulder. A hand reached out and retrieved her bag.

“Je vous en prie, mademoiselle. May I join you in the elevator and allow me to show you my city?”

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This book was like a generation whirlwind. Which to be honest, was very confusing. But first, the back of the book Blurb is very misleading, it happens way after, like a generation after what we already gave read. Perhaps you can see Amazon for a more accurate book Blurb. This is a very difficult review for me to write. There are multiple characters throughout the generations, it is hard to keep up with who is who. There is so much that just don’t add up. Like, and I won’t use names to spoil it, but one of the characters asking a friend of her moms to be her Godfather, then loving he and his wife so much, she pushes her mom she loves so much to the wayside. And there are so many thing like this happening in the book. I think maybe the author is trying to cram too much plot into one story. And it just didn’t work for me.

I did enjoy parts of the story. The beginning is heartbreaking, and parents should have paid for the way they treated their daughter. And I love the way the daughter was determined to find a way to take care of herself, and it wasn’t easy for her. (None of this in the back page blurb). And then the jumping back and forth began. And one thing I missed, the language is far worse than Indicated. I’m giving this book a Three Stars, which I hate doing, because I think this story has potential, it just needs a lot of fixing and editing.

I still encourage you to read the book. I would love to see what others think. Readers need to see more than my opinion.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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What made you write a book about romance?

My life has centered on romance and falling in love since my first crush in the fifth grade. Love embraces me and comforts me. These experiences have given me a sensitivity on writing the dialogue and constructing the story. Love never travels in a straight line. It is a mountain road with curves of omissions and misunderstandings.

What advice would you give budding writers?

First, the new writer must learn the grammar rules. Failure to achieve this goal will doom any hope for success. Second and equally important is to meet and associate with other writers, including critique partners and local and state writer’s association meetings. 

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?

My inspiration comes from personal experiences and observing couples in a variety of different circumstances. I have also developed stories lying in bed at night and unable to fall asleep.

If you could put yourself as a character in your novel, who would you be?

I would be Pamela who suffered the pain of loss and endured an impossible love. Despite the obstacles, love clasped her hand and led her on a lifetime of fulfillment. 

Where do you write?  Do you write every day?  What is your writing schedule?

I write five days a week for approximately six hours each day. I am fortunate to have a private library to shut the door and step into my story. The world slips away, and I am blessed. 

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Meet the Author:

America’s new romance author.

connect with the author: twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

Nov 16 – Corinne Rodrigues – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 17 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Nov 18 – I’m Into Books – books spotlight / giveaway
Nov 19 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 25 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 27 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 30 – Instagram.com/asreadbydanielle  – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 1 – The Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 2 – Instagram: All Booked Up Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 3 –Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Dec 4 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 7 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 7 – Novels N Latte Review – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Dec 10 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review / giveaway
Dec 11 –  Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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