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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Flawed by Vivian Kohlman - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Vivian Kohlman and her new book, “Flawed”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Vivian and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Flawed
by Vivian Kohlman

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

That guy—the one that most girls would run away from—captured Kara’s attention and wouldn’t let it go. As expected, he turned out to be a player. So she cut him off.

But he wasn’t done with her yet. He waited until the memory of their start would have been forgotten—at least, softened a bit. Then he returned to her life, and captured her heart.

Finally blissfully happy, they fall in love and decide to make it official…until his past catches up with him and he destroys her again. But this is it…this is the last time she’ll fall for him.

And she keeps telling herself that until she almost believes it.

This book is for mature audiences.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Chapter 1

I picked up my phone to check for messages and, well, to be honest I was using it as a way to not have to speak to whatever guy Dania left me with.

“Hi Kara, I’m Naheed,” a deep, relaxed voice stated.

When my eyes met his, everything seemed to stop. I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t hear the music anymore, and I felt like I was about to faint…I was mesmerized by him. He was gorgeous, but it was more than that. I felt his presence in my stomach.

He had naturally tan skin, dark brown thick and wavy hair, deep and large brown eyes with black eyelashes a mile long…and a slight under-bite that that instantly brought my attention to his full, perfect lips. He was so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place him.

I looked down to stop myself from staring and noticed that my bare, crossed legs were nearly touching his leg; we were very close—and he was slightly leaning in towards me. I suddenly wished I wore jeans instead of this short skirt. I felt exposed…and had to fight to keep my leg from moving to touch his.

The four words he said to me were echoing through my head…and I still couldn’t respond. I could only look at him…and I saw nothing else. I sat there in silence for way too long…unable to do much more than barely smile through what probably looked to be an unimpressed expression (I was good at hiding my emotions).  …sometimes that came back to haunt me.

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NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

The book, Flawed, is not erotica, but does include some steamy scenes, and contains adult situations (curse words, drinking alcohol, etc).

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BOOK REVIEW:


This book was such a fun, entertaining, heartbreaker read!

This book is the first book in The Young and Privileged Book Series.

I enjoy the five-star hotels and restaurants and first-class airline tickets – or better yet, private jets kind of life.  Hey, we only live once!  So, I was thrilled to read a book that featured that kind of lifestyle.  Think Gossip Girl and The O.C., but on a bit smaller scale and in D.C. lol.

Awwww young love, it really sets the tone for this book and it’s something most of us can all easily draw lines to.  Perhaps we’ve already learned or we are still trying to figure it all out.  Kara and Naheed, the main characters in this book, are still struggling to comprehend the true meaning of love.

I really liked the characters, especially, Kara.  She was so easy to understand, relate to, and empathize with.  I even felt a bit of a connection to Kara.  Sadly, it was easy to see how she was slowly starting to lose pieces of herself in all the drama going on throughout the book.  After so many times of having someone I’d love, put me through so much heartache, I’m sure I’d start to break apart as well.

It’s nearly impossible sometimes to pick who you fall in and out of love with.  Unfortunately, sometimes that’s what the other person is counting on – you not being able to leave them.  Which is where Naheed seems to come in.  He keeps bouncing in and out of Kara’s life swearing things are different this time and insisting that they are meant to be together.  Unfortunately, it isn’t long before he breaks Kara’s heart… Again!!

I think we can all relate to having experienced at least some form of a Naheed in ours lives before.  Or perhaps having that intense madly-in-love feeling with someone, where we couldn’t picture our lives without them; but now looking back it’s like, “how on earth were we so young, foolish, and naïve?”

The writing style is fluid, well developed, and at a steady pace.

I have to commend the author on her writing technique as she really has a way of writing that that keeps the reader glued to the page, unable to let go of the book until they find out what happened.  Also, she carefully considers her audience and remembers the little things.  Sometimes it may be the big picture that draws the reader in, but it’s all the little details that keeps them put – and this author clearly showcases that approach.

I must warn you though, the ending isn’t tidy!  There are definitely many questions left unanswered.  Hopefully they will be addressed in book two as this book is part of a book series.  But fair warning – you may be left upset or disappointed not knowing certain things and having more questions than answers at the end.  That is all I’m going to say as I try hard not to have any spoilers in my book reviews.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to all YA, NA, contemporary romance readers!  However, please note that the ending isn’t tidy, so if you need a happy bow-tied ending, you won’t find it here.  Otherwise this book is very enjoyable and a book that should be added to your TBR List!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


Vivian Kohlman writes romance novels based on stories of love and loss under the backdrop of Washington, DC. She grew up in Maryland just outside DC, but lived in Los Angeles on and off in her 20's before returning to the Washington, DC area to live out her adult life.

Vivian attended a private university in Washington, DC for undergraduate and graduate school, and lived a very active social life. During her teens and twenties she and her friends lived through a lot of ups and downs—these experiences have fed the stories of this series.

Currently, she loves to travel with her husband and reads or writes romance novels as often as she can. When she’s not writing, she works a fulltime job and enjoys all of the bars, restaurants, and other hot spots of the nation’s capital. Born and raised in the DC metro area, she adores the culture of the city and is passionate about highlighting the city's attributes, lifestyles, and norms—not including politics.

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ADDITIONAL BOOKS IN THE YOUNG & PRIVILEGED OF WASHINGTON, DC BOOK SERIES:


Found
(Book Two)

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Let Go
(Book Three)

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Girls Like Me
(Book Four)

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Guys Like You
(Book Five)

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Vivian will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

9 comments:

  1. Vivian ~ It is great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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  3. Can't wait to read this one, thanks for sharing your review!

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  4. I would love to read your book and I love your cover.

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  5. I love the cover, thanks for the chance.

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