Saturday, July 20, 2013

BE ALL Tour Stop, Giveaway, and Review!!!!

Sent away every summer after her father is taken hostage, while deployed in Afghanistan, Breesan Maxwell is allowed to spend her first summer in thirteen years at home on Willow Island. Invited to a welcome home party for Morgan Walker, playboy and future heir to Walker Corporation, Breesan’s self-made world of exile begins to fall away. An introduction to Morgan only initiates the downfall of her self-contained world. His brother, undercover Drug Task Force Enforcer, Marcus Walker’s return adds to the chaos by uncovering family secrets, lies and evil plans to destroy her that will make protecting her heart and those around her extra difficult. Family responsibilities, deceits and the criminal behavior twist these three lives together threatening their meager existences. One brother could offer her a love that will be all worth the downfall.

My Review:

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.  Thank you so much Marie for sharing your work with me!

This book broke my heart and gave me so much to think about.  Breesan who is incredibly meek in the beginning of the novel becomes something stronger and more beautiful towards the end.  I love how she finally found the courage to face off with her stepmother.  I love that we see Breesan come out of her self imposed exile from the world to move forward with her life.

The beginning of the introduces us to Breesan who misses her father and knows little to nothing about any of her other family.  Her stepmother Julia is very cold and quite frankly, I tried to look for something good in her, and I couldn't find anything.  Julia has been sending Breesan away every summer to get rid of her and finally Breesan gets to stay home while Julia is on a cruise.

The Walker boys show up and we get to meet the gorgeous Morgan and Marcus!  Both men are incredibly drawn to Breesan and she in turn is drawn to them. But as we learn in the journey of the book, there is so much going on that the love story is only a small part.  Which is why I love this book so much!  Breesan learns what has happened to her father, has to deal with the cold Julia, and has to try to stay safe while dealing with the Walker boys!

But I will tell you that I learned so much about giving yourself a break and learning to live again.  This book was exactly what I needed to read right now.  Breesan learns that something good can happen even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.  I loved the book so much and I highly recommend it!  Only one drawback, I have to WAIT to read book 2!  =)

I give it 4.5 lipsticks!


Author Bio:

New Adult Author of the All Series (four book series), book one Be All released July 2013. Marie Wathen is a wife, mother of two, and when she isn’t writing her other career is in law enforcement. Marie is a fourteen year veteran dispatch at her local Sheriff’s Office, it is also where she met her husband Barry. Born and currently living in Central Alabama, she enjoys a serene life in the country, but lives for the excitement of large cities. Besides writing some of Marie’s other passions include reading, traveling, family time with home cooking and an admitted addiction to the reality show Big Brother. Although Marie has been a storyteller her entire life Be All is her first publication. Marie’s genre includes, but is not limited to, Romantic Suspense. She is currently collaborating on a Romantic Paranormal Thriller series that will release in 2014.  Marie welcomes you to connect with her through her Facebook page, Twitter or via email.

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Breesan Maxwell - If you lose every person that loves you, if you feel unloved by your one remaining family member, and if you know giving your heart away will absolutely crush it to oblivion losing it, will you risk it? Will you break down the isolation wall you spend years building and fortifying for that one thing? Will true love be enough to shut out the demons that convince you that you are not worthy of love?

It will if you choose correctly.

Morgan Walker - Does one woman hold the key to your heart without you even realizing it? Does past love seem like the logical choice for your business affairs? Or does another woman’s appeal outshine all because your brother may be falling for her? Does real love exist for you?

It does if you choose before it is too late.

Marcus Walker - Can you ever love again after your brother’s twisted betrayal? Can you trust your heart with a woman who is the next target of his desires? Can you allow her access to your secrets without sacrificing the lives of friends and family? Can her love be enough to heal you?

It can if you choose it before her past destroys everything.

Will the one thing they deny be all they need? Twisting together through a lifetime formed from pain, heartache and lies Breesan, Morgan and Marcus will face down their individual downfalls. You only get one life and one real love. How will you choose? 

That which is broken must shatter if it is a Be All and end all kind of love.

BE ALL Spotify song list:

First Time – Lifehouse (Theme song for book trailer – coming soon)
Try – Pink
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake / Jay Z
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
This Love – Ellie Goulding
Cruise – Florida/Georgia Line
Temporary Bliss – The Cab
That’s not My Name – Ting Tings
Kiss me - Ed Sheeran
My Fault – Imagine Dragons

Excerpt from BE ALL - One from each POV

Marcus POV 
“Breesan fucking Maxwell has wrecked my whole damn world. Everything in me is demanding that I stay as far away from her as I can get. Given my dual role with surveillance on her, for The Witch as well as the team, I pray our contact will remain at a distance. 
Climbing into my Jeep, I lean my head back against the headrest. I scrub my hand roughly over my head and force it through my hair. Slowly dragging it back down my face I inhale deeply and her sweet scent assaults me. I must have rubbed some of her perfume from her back onto the sleeve of my coat. I slide my nose along the length of the arm remembering how I held her securely in it just an hour ago. Now I need a fucking cold shower. 
I groan loudly, “I want her so fucking bad.’”

Breesan POV
“‘Bullshit! You have been fucking with me since the night we met. You know what? I’m over this shit. You want me? Get over it because you can’t have me. I am not some stupid girl who will fuck some guy just because he confesses how badly he wants me in his bed. Why do you even feel the need to tell me this shit?” My voice is bordering hysterical. “Have I given you any reason for such a confession? No! Hell no I haven’t. Just leave me alone,” I growl. Stomping off, I leave his ass sitting on that fucking porch swing.”

Morgan POV
“Blaming the daydreaming on the large amount of alcohol before dinner, I envision wrapping her coffee colored hair around my hand, yanking her against me, pushing my face into it and finding out how fucking soft it is for myself. I’m consumed with the thoughts of all the things I could do with that little body underneath mine. 
Watching her relentlessly biting on that plump bottom lip, she’s just begging me to drag her out of that chair to me, so that she’s straddling my lap and riding me in front of everyone here.

Love them or hate them, these are a few of my favorite secondary characters

Anna Knight – Occasionally obnoxious, looks that could kill, needy, head-strong and someone you could consider a true friend (Breesan’s bff)

Tristan Walker – Typical all-American boy next door, the most beautiful man ever, a pain in the ass but good-hearted, devoted to Anna, and loved by all (Anna’s boyfriend and Breesan’s only other friend)

Elise Carrington – A spoiled bitch. Love to hate her

Rhys Bentley – Hubba, hubba, devoted to his job, and witty sense of humor – need more Rhys!!

Kole De Luca – A real good boy in a bad boy’s body and he loves his mother

Ian Collins – Insatiable, hot and appreciates the wisdom of older women

Jack Collins – Commanding, sexy and mysterious

Waverly Collins – Sex kitten, funky and as a rule takes no shit

Julia Maxwell – Self-serving, cold heart and just plain greedy

Dr. A – A total mystery 

Bones McGee – A dream – or is he?



  1. Breezy!! Thank you so much for being a part of the process of BE All and for this amazing review. Book 2 will release on Nov 1 (if not sooner) and here is the big title reveal...All is Lost. <3 Marie Wathen

    1. Marie I am thrilled you offered me the opportunity to read and review your amazing book! I cannot wait to read All is Lost! Congratulations on all your success my friend!



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