Thursday, August 14, 2014

{Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway} Songbird (A Sinclair Story #1) by Jaymin Eve @JayminEve1

Songbird (A Sinclair Story #1)
Release Date: July 2014
New Adult

Summary from Goodreads:
I live my life by two rules. Never trust anyone and you don’t need a weapon when you are one.
Melodee Lee aka Songbird

Melodee Lee is not your average twenty-three year old. Her parents were government trained assassins and the base definition of evil. The best thing they ever did was leave her an orphan at thirteen.

Life’s circumstances have honed her into a strong, independent outsider. She’s made it a point to never settle down, and trust is the last thing she gives. Utilizing her only skill, she makes money in the underground cage fighting scene and anyone who doesn’t like it … well, Melodee can kick their ass as well.

Nathan Sinclair is a man with the world at his fingertips. His family is rich, politically connected and owns half of Syracuse, NY. A rising basketball star, set to be signed by the NBA, the last thing he needs is a woman with attitude crashing into his life.

Tragic circumstances bring these two people together when their worlds should never have collided. Will Nathan be the man to show Melodee that trust and a real home are not as unattainable as she believes? Or will his own demons and Sinclair family drama destroy the life they could have before it has begun?

Note from author - This is a full length, standalone HEA romance. It is recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.

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About the Author
Jaymin Eve is a 29 year old with a passion for reading, writing and arithmetic ... okay maybe not the last one but definitely the first two.

Living on the beautiful Gold Coast, in Australia, the family loves spending lots of time on the beach. And travelling as frequently as possible.

When Jaymin isn't trying to wrangle two daughters, a puppy and her husband, you will find her hiding in a corner trying desperately to write her stories (without little fingers pressing random keys). She asks forgiveness if you notice the occasional sskkkkssjs appearing in her book, her children are proud of their contribution.

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{Details} ebook, 306 pages, Published July 2014 by CreateSpace. Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Jaymin Eve and YA Bound Book Tours

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!


The smell in the room is always the same, an intermingling of sweat, blood and death that tingled her senses and left an imprint of every moment before." (page 1, line 1)
Hot and steamy, full of drama, sweetness, excitement and love. I'm a fan of Jaymin Eve. I've been enjoying her First World series, check out my review of the first book in the series here, but in the Songbird Eve tackles new adult contemporary romance. 

I enjoyed the storyline, the characters, the dual povs, and Melodee and Nathan's relationship but more on that later. Songbird takes some popular tropes, exes and fighters, and turns them on their head but I won't spoil just how - go read and find out for yourself.

Melodee has survived a horrific childhood, a childhood that taught her to be independent, strong, cautious and so terribly alone alone. 

"Rich people problems were not the same as assassin parent problems. But she had long ago realized that there weren't many people who'd lived the life she had. It was not like there was a Facebook page she could join." (eARC location 1617)
She avoids relationships, connections, love. But then Nathan and a tiny baby start to worm their way into her life, making her want all the things she's convinced she doesn't deserve, but also showing herself how fierce, loyal and devoted she can be. 

Nathan. He's a really good guy despite being rich and an athlete and having been a player in his not so distant past. He's also generous, loving, patient and kind. He's the kind of guy who, after meeting a woman that he feels a connection with, who turns everything on its head, is determined to win her.

Like I said, I loved Nate and Melodee's relationship. Though neither were looking for love or forever they are so good for each other and develop a relationship based on honesty and respect.

And the Sinclair brothers? Three brothers just as awesome as Nate is in their own ways and with back stories that I'm dying to learn. I want the next Sinclair story please.

I did think that there was an awful lot going on and 
I would have liked more time with some of the plot lines and resolution of some of the things still left up in the air.


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1 comment:

  1. I love this cover!! I haven't read any of her books yet, but I can't wait to change that!