Today I’m featuring author Erin Lockwood for this leg of her review tour for Angles (Part 1), a contemporary, first person romance. Please join me in welcoming Erin to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart.
About the Book
A compelling love story about Caralee, her best friend Teddy, and her new love interest, Sam. The intensity of Sam entering into Cara’s life challenges her friendship with Teddy – which was forged long ago when they encountered a deranged gunman. Teddy will stop at nothing to protect Cara – even if it means keeping his long time business associate and once best friend far away from her.
This story is about friendship and relationship triangles, love and protection, love and understanding, and love vs true love.
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By the time I get back to dancing with Dean, I feel something, someone, watching me. The feeling I felt before my speech is stronger now. There’s something consuming my surroundings—an invisible, sweltering blanket over me. As soon as I have the chance, I look around and try to find the source of this feeling—the burning eyes I can’t see, yet, but I sense are focused on me.
I casually scan the room between dips and twirls.
My breath catches. There they are—the eyes I’ve been searching for. A man, a gorgeous man, in a perfectly tailored suit is staring at me. It’s no mistake. Now that I see him, I know his eyes are the source of this feeling I’ve been having.
There are worse people to have stare at you. He might be a little older, but he’s very attractive. He wears his dark brown hair slicked and styled up and back. It looks soft enough to run my fingers through and short enough to create a little edge to it. His blackish gray suit blends in with his olive, tan skin. Every part of him is dark and smoky, except his eyes. His turquoise-blue eyes are so bright; they’re like headlights shining at me. A lighthouse warning me not to come too close or my boat will crash.
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Author Erin Lockwood paints a very vivid picture of her characters’ surroundings and the story development was well done. This is the first part of a proposed trilogy with the characters all carrying over in the subsequent stories. Which, I assume, will be a good thing as I felt the ending was a bit abrupt.
I enjoyed the quick peek we had in Sam’s first person pov at the very beginning. However, we never got back into his pov so I felt like I didn’t know him as well as I did the other characters.
The main love scene was a bit confusing but made up for what it lacked in clarity with some really nice steam!
The interaction between Cara and Teddy, while flawed, was more believable to me than her relationship with Sam. I hope to see Cara’s and Sam’s relationship develop more, and get more of Sam’s pov, in the next book of the series.
About the Author
Erin Lockwood grew up in Castro Valley, California, and attended the University of Oregon where she graduated with a degree in journalism in 2003. From there, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and spent the next seven years searching for the love of her life and building the family of her dreams.
It wasn’t long until, with children starting preschool and more time on her hands, Erin refocused on her career, beginning with a successful entry into the world of residential real estate as a realtor. Free time was spent reading book after book—and binge-watching the subsequent films—in the New Adult genre. Hopelessly in love with her husband, she wrote him a short story for their fifth wedding anniversary. That’s when she discovered her tireless passion to share her experience of falling in love through fictional characters. That story evolved into the first novel in the Angles Trilogy.
Erin still lives in Denver with her husband, Phil, and their three children. They spend most of their summers and holidays on the beautiful island of Coronado where Erin and Phil wish to retire someday.
Erin will be awarding a Mobi copy of Angles to four randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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Follow the Tour
This is a four-week review tour. Feel free to go back to previous visits and enter the drawing for more chances to win.
January 24: Two Heartbeats
January 24: Unabridged Andra
January 31: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
February 7: Books, Dreams,Life
February 7: The Reading Addict
February 7: Natural Bri
February 14: Fabulous and Brunette
February 14: Rainy Day Reviews
It’s been a pleasure hosting Erin today. Please take a moment to check out the other guest to the blog, as well as previous posts.
Come back again tomorrow for my February Gift-Away post, on Thursday for another author tour, and then on Friday for my own release day!
Until then, stay happy, stay healthy, stay well read.