Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blog Tour: Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

On Sale July 28th!

From the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother.

When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . . 
After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.
It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.
When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?

RACING THE SUN by Karina Halle

Atria Books | July 28, 2015 | Paperback ISBN 9781476796444, $15 | eBook ISBN 9781476796482, $7.99 | 384 pages

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My Review
Karina Halle has done it again. Once again she has made me feel like I was in these beautiful places that I am sure I will never see and I have fallen in love with these places through her writing. 

One thing I have noticed with her past few books is how lyrical they all are and this one was no different. The writing sucked me into this world with Amber, Derio, Alfonso, and Anabella. A world I didn't want to leave. 

Amber is backpacking and ends up running short on funds so she sees and ad to teach English to these two children in Capri and ends up getting the job. I was very intrigued with this aspect espically seeing how difficult the children and Derio were. But I could see the walls coming down and loved every minute of it. 
I thought at first that I would not like Derio, but I was wrong. It was just little things at first and I started loving his character. The twins grew on me quickly too! 

But like all things in life, love can sometimes get messy, life can get messy. I really felt everything Amber was feeling during this part of the book and it broke my heart. I feel like I could say so much about this book. But I think going into it without anything but the blurb is enough. Just know that it is beautiful and real. 
This is why I love this side of Karina so much, it is so real and vivid. I cannot wait to read more in this genre by her. 

***ARC provided by the Publisher in exchange for an HONEST review. Thank you!!***

5 stars!!! 

Enter to Win!
Atria Indie Authors and Karina Halle are giving away: (1) grand prize of a $50 AMEX Gift Card + 1 signed copy of RACING THE SUN and 1 copy of WHERE SEA MEETS SKY….PLUS: (6) Runner Up Prizes of 1 signed copy of RACING THE SUN. Enter to win at

About the Author:

Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

Find Karina Online
Twitter: @MetalBlonde
Instagram: @AuthorHalle

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