Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway Me After You by Mindy Hayes

Me After You (Willowhaven #1) by Mindy Hayes

Source: Tour Hosted by Itching For Books
Published November 18th 2013
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Widowed at twenty-five, Sawyer Hartwell has no choice but to return to her hometown. Broke and alone, the intention was to heal and find herself again, but how can she heal in a place filled with so much sorrow and memories she yearns to forget?

Dean Preston has regretted leaving Willowhaven since the day he rode off on his motorcycle six years ago, destroying the only love he had ever known. Returning too late, he's found small comfort in a new life with Lily, but with Sawyer back he's not sure of anything anymore.

The time has come for Sawyer and Dean to face the past, to learn from their mistakes. The road to healing is paved with old wounds, each one threatening to tear them down completely. Carrying their own scars close to their hearts, they must both confront what's gone before or lose their second chance.

The measure of who we are is what we survive. Who we become is up to us.


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I'm glad I had the opportunity to read Me After You because I really enjoyed it. It was a super sweet story with terrific characters and a very clean romance. I made a short list of the things that made this book so enjoyable for me:
  • Dual POV
  • Protagonists are likable and relatable
  • BFFs are wonderful
  • Angsty and emotional without being over the top dramatic
While I couldn't personally relate to Sawyer, I still thought she was a great character. I think the thing I really enjoyed most about her was that she didn't compare Dean and Grayson, or her love for them. She had a different type of relationship with both men, and they brought different things to her life, but that didn't mean she loved one more than the other. I'm glad the author didn't trivialize Sawyer's marriage to Grayson for the sake of the story.

I liked Dean from the beginning. Even though he made some really bad choices, I thought his heart was in the right place. He truly regretted how his actions hurt Sawyer, and he really tried to make things right. You can't find fault with a guy who can admit his mistakes and try to find a way past them.

I loved the relationship between Sawyer and Dean. I enjoyed their interactions and I loved that their relationship was built on familiarity. I was happy to see them getting their 2nd chance at happiness.

I enjoyed the secondary characters more than I thought I would. Aiden was someone who I didn't expect to like in the beginning, but I adored him by the end. Alix was a great friend and was very protective of Sawyer.

Me After You was a quick and enjoyable read. It's a heartwarming tale about love and second chances. The story and the characters blend together to make it a very entertaining book. Sawyer and Dean had an interesting journey to their HEA. You should pick this one up so you can see for yourself how wonderful it is.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mindy Hayes grew up in San Diego, California exploring her interest for singing and playing the piano. She first discovered her passion for reading when she had to take her first flight alone to South Carolina to visit her then fiancé. Mindy's love for writing followed shortly after. She and her husband have now been married for six years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway looks like a good book. Sawyer is a interesting name for a girl... the name always makes me think of lost.

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  2. Generally, I don't like when a couple come back together after years apart. It's the newness of a new relationship that I enjoy. However, this story sounds wonderful! Widowed at 25 is terribly hard to imagine and returning home is always hard. Going on my TBR shelf:)

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    1. But they have been apart for many years, and they are 2 totally different people now. They've both been though a lot and are getting to know each other again. So some of the newness is still there. You should definitely give this one a chance.

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  3. Good review. Glad you liked it :)

    Thanks for participating!

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