Monday, August 31, 2015

Blog Tour: To the Steadfast by Briana Gaitan

Book Info

To The Steadfast
by Briana Gaitan
Genre: Coming of Age Romance
Cover Artist: Romantic Book Affairs
Release Date: August 31st 2015
$2.99 or Free with KU

Resolute. Firm. Unwavering
That was my love for him.
Steadfast for as long as I can remember.

As my best friend's brother, he ignored me before noticing me. He protected me, bought me my first beer, but eventually became my undoing. 

There was a time I would have died to get him to notice me, now I'd do anything to forget him. 
I'm not the one who can tame him, and he's not the guy who will change for me.
This isn't a story about falling in love, this is a story about falling out of love.
Unrequited love. 
And finding the strength to move on.
Here's to the steadfast.

*This is a standalone story that crosses years from YA into NA genre, due to heavy subject matter this book is for ages 16 and up. This is not your typical love story.*

My Review
Wow. This book was completely unexpected in so many ways. This is NOT a love story. Yes, there are love interests involved but this is about that kind of love that is just flat out bad for you, and about the kind of love that is staring you in the face but you are too blind to see it.
This book is divided into different parts based on Cody's age. I was actually really surprised by everything that went on when Cody was 16. If you have an issue with underage drinking, drug use, and underage sex then this part will bother you. Usually this stuff is glossed over, but Ms Gaitan held nothing back. This is a big part of the book and a big part of Cody. This is where we meet Mischa, Violet, and Killian. A lot goes on and as I read I felt the ups and downs of emotions with Cody. Though I disagreed with a lot of her choices, this is her life.
The blurb is not wrong, this isn't a story about falling in love. More of a story about finding out who you are without that love and overcoming it. Sometimes love is toxic. It does nothing but drag you down and this story is one of those. I really hope this is not the end because I need to know more. I need more of all of these characters, particularly a certain one but saying whom is a spoiler. This book held my attention and I read it in one setting! Not all love stories have a happy ending.
4 stars!
***ARC provided in exchange for my HONEST review.Thank you.***

About the Author
Briana Gaitan is the bestselling author of the Hollywood Timelines series (The Last Thing and The One Thing) and coauthor of the Ethereal Underground series. 
Briana is a southern native and self-proclaimed geek. She has never wanted anything but to create whether it be composing music, decorating her house, or giving voices to the characters inside her head.Her days are spent obsessing over a good read, raising her three kids, and watching anything on the SyFy channel. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire others to believe in the impossible.

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