Book Review and Book Tour: The Friendship Tour by Tara Taylor Quinn #Giveaways

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The Friendship PactThe Friendship Pact
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance, Women’s Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 245 pages
June 1st 2014 by MIRA

This is a story for every woman who has a best friend…

Bailey Watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves “sisters of the soul.” Their circumstances growing up couldn’t have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey’s home life was hard. They’d do anything for each other. “I’d give you a kidney,” they always say. There are no secrets between them–until there’s one secret Bailey can’t share.

This is a story for every woman who’s been in love.

Danny Brown is the only man Kora’s ever wanted, ever loved, and her marriage seems as flawless as everything else in her life. Bailey, however, doesn’t want a husband. She does want a baby–but only by IVF. And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like…Danny.

What happens when love and friendship collide?

Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney. But what about a baby?

my review
When I first started this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. The book started out kind of slow, but it was a part of this story that need to be told and I am so glad the author told the whole story.
As you can read in the synopsis that Baily and Koralynn are best friends, soul mates in a friend way. The type of friendship that every girl wants to have growing up and one to keep as an adult. Their best friend.
As I started getting into the story, I really couldn’t put it down, had to finish it all, but of course there is life, work and dinner to be cooked. But this story really touched my heart, and even a lesson in this story. Each person in this story had something to give and take, and the emotions were raw and real. I want to keep reading about them, the writer told so many details that I could feel as I was reading. I also love how Tara Taylor Quinn adds to the story about the young girl’s family is in need and how Koralynn and Baily help this family.
Like it says in the synopsis; What happens when love and friendship collide?
You will want to read this book, especially if you had or have a best friend growing up. Great to read anytime, but a great summer read as well. There is some sex but not in detail in this story, it is just part of life, some swear words but again just part of the story, I still consider this a clean story.

Once Upon a Friendship
(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

They’re a team…not a couple!

Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship — or Liam’s freedom — over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who’d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible. Unless…he felt it, too.

my review


Clean Reading

Gabi and Marie were roommates in college, Liam moved in to the next dorm, the girls over heard an argument that Liam had with his father, Not that they were nosey or anything like that, but they went next door to check on their neighbor to make sure he was ok. A friendship developed from there. The three of them became friends, for the next 10 years they enjoyed a wonderful friendship. Then came more problems for Liam with his Dad that draws him closer to Gabi as he needed a lawyer that had nothing to do with his Dad and she of course was a lawyer and wanted to help. This story has a great mysteries to it.  I loved the feel of the story, it is a book I didn’t want to stop reading, I wanted to get to the end as soon as possible, but I don’t do that I always read the book through.

I just love the way Tara Taylor Quinn writes, you can feel the emotion in her stories, the people seem real, and I love to read stories that seem real. I think it is wonderful that the story talked about Gabi working for as a lawyer to help other people that were down on their luck. I also liked that this was a clean story. Except for one part about an extramarital affair resulting in a child, you will have to read the book to find out more about that. But that isn’t the main part of the story. I can see this story being made into a movie that I would love to watch.

Thanks to Prism Book tours for giving me the chance to read this book and giving my honest review.

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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Just as the social sharing contest Tara is running through all her tour events this summer (details here) she’s also hosting a giveaway for those who share quotes from her about friendship. There are three different choices all provided below to share. Share one or all just once or every day this week!




Prizes include:

US PRIZE: Girlfriend note cards, mini-book full of quotes, “friends” picture frame, friends wall plaque, and ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship.

INT PRIZE: Two (2) winners will receive ebook copies of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship.

*Share must be public to be eligible. Can share once each day. Ends July 17th. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

Follow the Tour

$10 VISA Gift Card & ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship (INT)
Print copy of Once Upon a Friendship & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship  (INT)
Ends July 17th

(All to one winner – US only.)
$10 VISA Gift Card
Copies of all five books on Tara’s Summer Tour
Spend the Summer with TTQ T-Shirt
Ends July 16th

I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

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