Wednesday, 10 May 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Misfit by Alyne Roberts

Title: Misfit
Author: Alyne Roberts
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 8, 2017

Misfit. Outcast. September Evans was used to being an outsider after being bounced around foster homes. No one seemed to resent her more than her new foster brother, Keaton Grayson. He hated the new girl intruding on his life.
Until he didn't. Fights became foreplay and anger became lust. The line between their love/hate relationship started to blur until it disappeared completely and ended in heartbreak.

Getting close to Keaton was September's biggest mistake. One that comes back to haunt her four years later, when the stakes are higher than ever. The two are going to have to work together on something dangerous and wrong but done for the right reasons. The chemistry and attraction are still there, buried under resentment and blame.

Keaton still wants September gone, or maybe he just wants her. September can't forget her past with Keaton, but she can't let him ruin her future either.
Erasing that line between love and hate again could destroy them both.

Caroline's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Everything was always temporary for me…How do I know when to hold on?”
“When it feels like you never want to let go.”

September Evans has always felt like a outsider; never fitting in, as she moved from foster home to foster home. When she finds herself at the Graysons, she finds a warm couple and daughter, but a hostile son, Keaton, who warns her on her first day not to screw his parents over. Nearly sixteen, she bides her time until she can leave the care system, and take control of her life and responsibility. However, as the years pass, she finds herself growing closer to her foster parents and sister but Keaton is another story all together. Their difficult relationship masks unwanted desire and attraction until, one night, Keaton steps over the line of love and hate. Nonetheless, her yearning to belong drives her to leave the Grayson home when a relative comes looking for her, leaving Keaton and his family broken-hearted.

“Forgetting September has never been easy and hating her has never been hard.”

Five years later, September is shockingly back in Keaton’s life, but they need each other for the job they have to do and, unfortunately, old feelings die hard. There is too much hurt and pain between them for smooth sailing, but there’s also too much compelling desire to simply ignore.

“I don’t hate you because you left and broke my heart…I hate you because you came back.”

This was a great story. September is independent and gutsy. She’s lived a difficult life and had to make difficult choices at such a young age, but not without regrets. She’s lived with danger and betrayal, and finds it difficult to trust anyone. Keaton knows that he still wants her, even as he hates her. However, he sees her vulnerability and need to belong somewhere. When push comes to shove, September takes a massive risk for Keaton because, at the end of day, she loves him and always has. 

“When we were together and no longer pretending to hate each other, she made me laugh and feel alive. I made her feel loved, like she belonged. Because she belonged to me.”

September is intrinsically a good person and I thought the storyline was fab for portraying this, and the sacrifices she was willing to make for the people that she loved. It was a pretty gripping read that was angsty, charged, and sexy, with a touch of danger. 

“This book! Is Alyne's best book hands down!”
“I can't get enough of her story!!! I want more!”

ÓAlyne Roberts
When September quietly slips away and up the stairs, I follow. Alexandra is setting the table while my mom finishes up dinner, so no one notices when we both disappear. I find her in her old bedroom. It looks the same as the day she left. My family never fostered another after her.
“Never took you as the sentimental type.” She tenses at my voice.
“Never took you for the bitter type.”
“You think I’m bitter?” I laugh. “No. I would have to care to be bitter.”
 September turns to face me, her hands balled into fists. A smirk spreads on my face as she stomps toward me, fire in her eyes.
“You don’t care?” she hisses. “You hold an awful lot of resentment for someone that never cared.”
Snap. My control breaks. My hands grip her waist as I push her back against her old closet door. Her body makes a soft thud as she hits.
“You wanna know what I cared about? I cared about getting into your pants. All I cared about was fucking you before you finally left. You think you broke my heart?”
She doesn’t answer but her face grows a deeper shade of red. Anger or embarrassment, I’m not sure.
“No. I don’t hate you because you left and broke my heart. I got what I wanted from you.” My eyes make a slow trail down her body. “I hate you because you came back.”
Her body trembles against mine as we stare each other down. Each one of us hard and furious. Heat curls around us.
“Get off me, Keaton.”
I press harder against her. She’s pinned against the wall, and I can feel her heartbeat on my chest where we touch.
“Why? Bring back memories?” I hiss. “Isn’t this where you begged me to touch you? I think it was just like this, with my hands down your pants, when you begged me not to stop until you came all over my fingers.”
Unlike that night four years ago, September is angry and has learned how to punch since then. Her fist collides with my jaw, and I stumble back. Before I can reach up to rub my sore face, she pushes me again until I hit the opposite wall.
“Touch me again and you’ll wish you never met me,” she growls at me.
“I already wish that.”
She’s seething. Furious and beautiful with her rage.
“Don’t worry. I’m doing this job and disappearing. You won’t see me ever again after we finish this.”
I don’t blame her when she walks away and ignores me for the rest of the night. If anyone notices the bruise on my face, they don’t comment. I deserved her fist and probably more. I was a dick to her, like I usually was. This time I said things I didn’t mean just to hurt her. I’m not sure if I can take them back. I’m not even sure I should.

Alyne lives in Ohio with her husband, two dogs and cat. Working full time in an office all day, she spends her nights reading, writing or watching an entire TV series in a night. She refuses to grow up and loves Disney movies and anything with owls. She couldn't live without her coffee or her furry "children". Alyne wrote her first novel titled "Light to the Darkness" in 2014. To stay up to date on what Alyne is working on, teasers and more: Sign up for the newsletter. She loves to connect with readers so feel free to stalk her!


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