Monday, April 22, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Before You Go by Clare James

Paralyzed by the past and terrified of the future, Tabitha Kelly is broken.
After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realizes the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past.
And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.
First, she needs a willing participant.
She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler.
Unfortunately, she can’t go through with it. And when she tries to forget about the plan—and the guy—it becomes impossible.
Noah quickly weaves his way into her new life and her heart. But as he comes dangerously close to discovering her secret, Tabby’s at risk of losing it all.

 Clare James

Clare James spent her childhood writing, reading, and dancing. Not much has changed since then, except she can no longer get up on toe shoes like she once could. And don’t even ask her to go into the splits because she may never get back up.

 A new adult and contemporary romance writer, Clare loves a happy ending. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son. BEFORE YOU GO is her debut new adult novel.


I first want to say thank you to Book Nerd Tours for this awesome tour and to Clare James for writing such a dynamic, intriguing, emotional story revolving around a young woman dealing with PTSD.
From the beginning of this book, meeting Tabitha...aka truly connect to her.  She draws you in with the life she is living.  Should I even say she is really living life at this moment?? Probably not, but the fact that she has the strength to face the world after crashing and almost losing herself, makes me feel that she is on her way to finding something that will bring her back to the world in which we live in.
Throughout the whole book, we see how damaged Tabby is.  So many events happened to cause her downward spiral and even though we are reading about what is happening on the other side of this downfall, reliving it with her is painful.  But, it is not all depressing.  Meeting Noah allows Tabby a chance to feel again.  Noah is a guy that has experienced his own pain and with that recognition, he is able to help Tabby become the strong, independent woman she needs to be.  Their relationship has its ups and downs, yet with an unwavering stability, it becomes a fortress built on true love.  It was truly a beauty to read about...  
Don't get me wrong....there are still struggles, but that is what real life is.  We find the people that build us up and provide that safe support system that we can always rely on.
Before You Go is a gut-wrenching, touching, heart-warming tale...filling you with a hope that no matter what happens in life, you can overcome it.  
I definitely recommend that you pick this book up and experience Tabby's story, just like I did!!

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