Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blog Tour for The Reflection Series by Gia Riley

Series Title: The Reflection series
Including: Between the Pain, After the Pain
Author: Gia Riley
Released: June 2014 & Sept 2014
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Graduating from nursing school and finding herself thrown into the real world, twenty-two year old Hallie Dawson is determined to prove herself on the job. A chance encounter on the first day has charming Ryan Andrews showing up everywhere she goes. With only a string of random hook-ups and one failed relationship in her past, Hallie isn’t used to being pursued. For the first time, two men desire her. Will she choose the right one – or does fate hold all the cards? 
Between the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novella about finding love - and being brave enough to follow your heart. Will Hallie end up in the arms of her true love or are the moments in between her pain forming the real story.
Timing is everything. 
A fraction of a second, one altered course, one note -- change her life forever.



The song ends and we’re left in the middle of the dance floor staring at each other. Neither of us makes a move to say anything else. Why can’t I just say yes like any other normal girl would? 
One of the bartenders is on the small stage announcing a drink special and something about a band starting in fifteen minutes. I’m too busy looking into Ryan’s eyes to really care about either of those two things right now. Before I have a chance to get my words of acceptance out, Ryan decides to end the moment. 
“Think about it, about what I said. It’s just a date and I don’t care if we do it like everyone else or not. Well I care how we do it but that isn’t important right now.” The heat in his gaze makes me take a step back, not because I’m not feeling it, but because I am feeling it. I’ve never had a reaction quite like this one before. I’m quickly figuring out Ryan isn’t like most guys and I think he’s just the adventure I need to help break out of my shell.

Review by Gia:

I loved reading Between the Pain. It's a great read. 
Most people pick out a book to read based on the book synopsis and/or reviews, for me that wasn't the case with this book. I picked this book up, only because I have the same first name as the author. I didn't read the anything about the book first. I was just hoping that it would be a good book. It was more than good, it was amazing. 
Hallie starts working as an ER Nurse. She hasn't dated in a while. She meets Sean, a social worker, and Ryan, who is a nurse. Both Ryan and Sean are interested in Hallie but there isn't a love triangle. When Hallie sees Ryan outside of work, they hit it off. Ryan and Hallie have this instantly awesome relationship. They seem perfect for each other. 

Of course there is a major twist in store for Ryan a
nd Hallie's relationship. It's an emotional, tear jerking twist. You will definitely want to have tissues near by for the last 25%. I have gotten teary eyed while reading books but this id the first one that I actually had tears streaming down my face.  Gia Riley has written the characters so well that they are easy to connect with. You can't help but feel for their pain.   Sean is there for Hallie. He wants to help her pick up the pieces but whether or not he is successful with that is yet to be seen. I am pretty sure that Sean has some sort of secret hiding in his past.
The end leaves you wanting more. I can't wait to read more of Hallie's story
5 Amazeballs Stars!! 



Does everything really happen for a reason? 
Hallie Dawson is battling with a broken heart yet determined to give love a second chance. Once again, time isn’t in her favor. Her moments After the Pain are filled with promises of a better future and personal secrets. With mysterious notes continuously haunting her and a secret friendship with a fellow musician, Hallie is struggling to stay true to her heart. 
Tall, dark and handsome, Sean Thomas, is tired of being second best. This time, the good guy refuses to finish last. If he wants to get the girl, he’s going to have to confront the one person who broke his heart. His past is on a collision course with his future – will he be able to hang onto his connection with Hallie? 
After the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novel about restoring faith in the beauty of love. Can Sean put the pieces of Hallie’s heart back together? Will love conquer all, or will jealousy and secrets tear them apart?



“Wow, babe,” Sean says when he gets out of the shower. I should thank him for the compliment but I’m enjoying my own view right now. His towel is slung around his hips, taunting me. I want nothing more than to yank on the small corner holding it in place. I keep my eyes locked on his and can physically see the second he realizes my intentions. 
“Hallie, what are you doing?”
“Exploring.” When I reach him, my hands untuck the corner of the towel, sending it falling to the floor. My hands start at his broad shoulders making sure to touch every single velvety inch of skin in front of me. I place my lips on his chest, sucking up the water droplets left behind. “Shit, baby. Your mouth feels incredible.”

Review by Gia:
I loved reading After the Pain. After the Pain is book two in The Reflection series. It is not a standalone and you must read read book one, Between the Pain, first. After the Pain picks up where Between the Pain left off. I loved the first book and the second book is just as great.

Between the Pain was a tearjerker. I rarely cry when reading and I cried during that one. I wasn't sure what to except with After the Pain so when I sat down to read it I had tissues handy. I'm happy to say, I shed no tears with this one. It was a very emotional read.

Hallie is an amazingly strong character. She has been given a lot to deal with. We find out what Sean has been keeping from Hallie. His secret isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Sean's past and ex catch up with him. Hallie is surprised by Sean's ex. Sena's ex is crazy and cause all sorts of problems for Hallie and Sean.

Hallie meets Colby at open mic night. He seems like a good guy. I keep hoping every time he popped up in the story that Hallie would not fall for him. Colby has a past. I was very surprised on how Colby fit in the story.

After the Pain is a great story. I loved the ending. I hope that someday we will get Colby's story. 
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!  



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- I have a degree in Behavioral Science.
- I’m a huge college football fan.
- I don’t write in order.
- Secretly, I’d love to be country singer and live in Nashville. I guess it’s not a secret anymore.
- I’ve been to eleven countries but never ventured out of North America.
- I’d rather pick truth than dare.
- My first concert was Boyz II Men.
- I’m a germaphone.
- I’d like to spend the day with Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig.
- I’ve never owned an iphone. I’m a Samsung Galaxy girl.


I'm a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Currently residing in the small but mighty state of Delaware, I take pride in creating characters who are real, personable, and entertaining. 
When I'm not busy working on my next book, I can be found roaming the isles of Kirkland's or up to my elbows in Play-doh.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou



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