The rock legend’s daughter…
Eli Blue Savage doesn’t trust musicians, especially those that idolize her dad. Her heart’s been broken by everyone she’s ever loved. Fairytale dreams and the music she locks inside her heart are all that keep her alive.
The musician with a dark past…
Deacon Chastain plays a blue guitar to match his rock idol, the man that saved him from a path of destruction. His life revolves around music; it’s the only thing that saves him from the darkness.
Hearts beat to the same rhythm…
Broken and scarred by their pasts, can they find a way to heal and move forward? No matter the adversity, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by love – music is easy; life is hard.
I. AM. IN. LOVE!!!
I had the privilege of reading an Advanced Release Copy of this book. Can you imagine my excitement before reading? No, well here you go...
Once I started, I was hooked. Yep, you read it right...hook, line, sinker, DONE!!!!!
I never doubted I wouldn't want to binge on yet another one of Sarah's books, because I'm already a HUGE fan of hers! A Blue Tale is a lot different from her previous books and she took some really big leaps with this one, but in true Sarah fashion, she NAILED IT!!!
This is hands down one of the BEST books I have EVER read!!!! I felt every emotion possible while reading it. One minute I was happy, the next I was EXTREMELY pissed off!! I felt the love and the confusion the characters went through. I felt their insecurities and uncertainties. And boy did I feel their pain. I cried so hard that I was left unable to see my screen and my chest was trembling from the gut wrenching sobs that were escaping me. This was me:
Even though my heart was breaking into a million tiny pieces, I knew Sarah wouldn't leave me hanging out to dry like this. Okay, I lie, maybe I told her I was beginning to question our friendship just a teeny tiny bit! I may never get over what happens in this story, but I have been able to forgive her because she did leave me with a very beautiful, happy ending. And yes, I cried some more.
She's gorgeous, humble and hard working. You would never guess she was the daughter of a late rock star because she doesn't come off as most "famous" children would. But Eli hasn't lived a life that is full of hearts and rainbows. She has horrible secrets that she reveals about her childhood; a childhood that her father once rescued her from, but sadly, ended up forcing her to return to. Although Eli experienced things that would cause most to give up on loving others, she did the exact opposite...she loved HARD!!
Lifelong best friend.
He made a horrible mistake that would haunt him daily. A mistake so fierce that if I were Eli, I don't know if I could have ever forgiven him. Now with that being said, I loved Shaw and even found myself rooting for him at times but I think it was all for the history that he and Eli shared. They were a safety net of sorts for each other. I don't doubt one bit that he loved Eli with every ounce of his being. He would do anything for her. Yes, at times his behavior was rather possessive, but I believe it all had to do with the way they grew up living life on the road with their famous fathers. No matter what, Shaw always had Eli's back and I loved that about him.
RAWR!!!! Hello, Alpha male! Deacon's all "Me Tarzan, you Jane." Swear, I had moments where I wanted to throat punch him, but I loved him deeply. Deacon was a very lost soul. He lived a life that no child should have to live growing up. He was forced to turn to the streets for the love and protection that he so desperately needed. Deacon loved Eli more than words could ever express and for reasons that she wasn't even aware of. He felt as though he owed his life to her.
The road that Deacon and Eli had to travel was full of twists and turns and things definitely didn't always play out in their favor. They are tested beyond belief. They endure fear, betrayal, love and loss together. They learn so much along the way, not only about each other, but about themselves as well. They experience enough guilt that could move mountains. They have to learn how to heal in order to move on with their lives, whether it's together or apart. Regardless of how the stars align up for them, they must first let go of their pasts and live for the present, while hoping for the future.
A Blue Tale made my Favorite Reads of 2013 list. Congratulations, Sarah, on another job well done! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!!
Wow!!!! 5 AMAZING Deacon Stars!!!!!
I was given an Advanced Released Copy of this book for an honest review :)
First off, I'll start by saying I just want to give Sarah the biggest bear hug for writing such a beautiful book, the day I meet her I just might!
Ahhh!! This book had me up all night and I couldn't put it down. No matter how tired or exhausted I was, I just couldn't shut the kindle off. I was hooked from the very first page to the very last page and I didn't want it to end! I'm still on a book hangover!
I NEED more Deacon, PLEASE!
This book is hands down one of my favorite books I read in 2013! Talk about a year blow out! I've read a lot of great books this past year, but Sarah completely blew me out of the water with this one!!
Deacon, Eli and Shaw's story was beautifully written and truly amazing! Sarah did an outstanding job and deserves a huge pat on the back! I fell in love with the character's, and what they were going through was believable and what they were feeling, I was feeling. Sarah broke my damn heart, I just sat there looking at my screen like OMFG! She smashed it, hell, she put it in a meat grinder!
And then out of nowhere she mended my poor heart back together with her beautifully written words. This was my first book I've read by Ms. Sarah and I will definitely be reading more of hers in the future <3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).
She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for characters inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm. She is currently working on the continuation of the Storms of Life Series. Before the Storm, a prequel novel, will be published August 30, 2013 and will feature Easton, Dean, and Lily. The second novel in the series, Sanctuary from the Darkness featuring Adley and Derek will be published in 2014.
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