Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna

Today Waves is participating in the Blog Tour for Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane.  This tour is hosted by As the Pages Turn.  Thanks for allowing us to participate! For a complete tour schedule click HERE.  Our stop will include my review along with an awesome giveaway provided by the authors! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win!

Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane
Publication Date: December 15th 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

About the book:
Please note: this is not dark romance.

I am not a good man.

I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.

I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight. Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold, determined, but I know.

I know her.

My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is the woman I love.

She pulls the trigger.

* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.

My Thoughts:
I had high hopes for Vendetta and I really, really wanted to love this story. The lure of a dangerous romance was too tempting to pass up! Ultimately I ended up liking the overall story, but I had a lot of mixed feelings, as well.

Leighton and Devon are related to rival mob families where the hatred runs long and deep. When Leighton stumbles on a clandestine deal going down she’s kidnapped and held by Devon at his family’s compound.  Leighton knows that Devon hates her family and she has no love for his, but she doesn’t realize the extent of his hatred or the reason behind it.  Still, there is an undeniable chemistry and attraction between these two, but can their feelings brush away Devon’s desire for revenge?  

“I wish you were someone else,” she whispers, and I hear the tears in her voice. My eyes open and I kiss her wrist hovering over my mouth, wiping away the single tear streaking down her cheek with my thumb.
“Me too,” I say, and I’ve never meant anything more than I do those two words.*

It’s hard to write a review without spoiling things, but a big part of the issue I had with this book would have been nonexistent had I known what I did at 51%.  Leighton and Devon’s reactions and behavior would’ve made a lot more sense and packed more of an emotional punch if I had that information up front.  Instead, their behavior came off as illogical and frustrating.  Sometimes, when I hit a twist in a story that surprises me, I think “wow, well played,” in this case it didn’t feel like a well placed revelation, more like a missing piece of crucial information.  Plus, I felt the plot was very slow the first half of the book with not much happening.

With that said, after the 51% mark the book really picked up in action and I really started to connect more with Leighton and Devon.  There were some pretty smoking hot scenes, and these two finally had the chemistry necessary to make their romance believable. I was really rooting for Leighton and Devon as a couple, hoping they’d find a way in spite of their impossible situation. The ending was a little rushed and I didn't really agree with something Leighton did at the last minute, but I was pleased with the conclusion.

I think this a promising debut for Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane, and I have a feeling there are good things to come from these two. I'll be on the lookout for their next book.

*Quote taken from ARC and may change in the final copy.

3 Suns

About Autumn & Sienna: 
Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)

When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.

Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them through their Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/18TGRU9).

Connect with Autumn Karr:

Connect with Sienna Lane:

Joint Sites:
Facebook | Blog

Autumn & Sienna are offering up the following:
(2) Signed copy of Vendetta
(2) $10 Amazon Vouchers
(5) eBook copy of Vendetta
(2) Vendetta swag pack
The tour wide giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST

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  1. Vendetta does sound intriguing, Rachel. I think I know what you're saying about needing more info for the characters' reactions to be believable.
    Thanks for the review!

  2. This book wasn't what I expected but I enjoyed it all the same!

    1. I'm happy to hear that, Kirsty! I did enjoy it overall but I think it would've been better with a couple of tweaks. :)

  3. WOW! this sounds intriguing. Thanks for the honest review. Definitely going to have to go check it out :)

  4. Wow, I love the premise of this story and the cover is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your review.

  5. This is one that has been on my list for a few weeks. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing your review and hosting the giveaway!

    1. My pleasure, Erika! I know, that cover is wonderful! I hope you enjoy the story when you get to it. :)