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{Blog Tour} Truly, Madly, Deeply, You by Cecilia Robert

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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Truly, Madly, Deeply, You Blog Tour.  Truly, Madly, Deeply, You is a contemporary romance novella with a gentle love story about grief, loss, letting go, and finding that imperfectly perfect love.  Today please enjoy Jennifer’s review along with an excerpt.

 

 

 

 
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  • Title: Truly, Madly, Deeply, You
  • Author: Cecilia Robert
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance
  • Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 21st  2012
  • Find it:  Goodreads

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Overview:

Four days before Valentine’s Day, Liese Hansfeld is determined to shut the door to her house, as well as her heart, for her annual four days of mourning her one true love. Little does she know her best friend Freytag Meier is just as determined to keep her from her ritual. He’s ready to pick the lock to her apartment door and camp in her living room if that’s what it takes. 

What Freytag isn’t prepared for is the surge of deep-rooted emotions he feels for Liese, but two things stand in his way: the grief and guilt she still clutches close to her heart, and a man who threatens to snatch Liese from under Frey’s watchful eye. Frey is determined to distract her into forgetting her pain. But is that enough to ease her grief, or help her see he can be more than her best friend?

 

 

 

My Thoughts on Truly, Madly, Deeply, You:

 
Truly, Madly, Deeply You was a relatively interesting novella. It’s a short story of Frey and his quest to admit his love to his best friend Liese. While the story was short,sweet and romantic, there were a few things about Truly, Madly, Deeply, You that annoyed me – all of them having to do with Liese.

The first thing you learn is that Liese has a tremendous amount of guilt from the death of her previous lover. This part I understood, but her obliviousness to not only Frey’s feelings for her, but also her feelings for him, was frustrating. Frey’s feelings are basically screaming at her throughout the entire story but she is so wrapped up in her own guilt that she couldn’t see it. Frey is such a wonderful guy (the best part about the whole book) you can’t help but root for him and give Liese the “death glare” for not realizing what was right in front of her face. Seriously, how many women wouldn’t want a genuine nice guy who was willing to do anything and everything to be with them? But needless to say when she finally did come to her senses, it was well worth the wait.

Truly, Madly, Deeply, You is a fun quick tale and would make an excellent beach read or a nice book to pull out when you are taking a long train ride. Robert has a classical romance style of writing which I would like to see spread out over a full length novel (actually I’m really, really, really hoping to see more of these characters). I defiantly recommend this novella for those of you who need a quick romance fix.

 

 

My Rating

3 out of 5 Controllers

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Excerpt

 
 
“You all right, Li?”

She nodded as her eyes swept the room, then back at him. “Really, Frey, you didn’t have to do all that. I was going to clean after the four days.”

He  shrugged. “No worries, sweetheart. What are friends for?” He smiled and beckoned her to him with his free hand. She followed the delicious smell of food more than she obeyed him, and stood beside him. He smiled at her, and pulled her into one arm hug and placed a kiss on her forehead. “Feeling better?”

She nodded, peeking inside the pot. “Yes, I am,” she said, hoping her voice came out cheerful. She didn’t want to have him worried. “Smells good. What’s this?”

“Healthy food.” He turned his attention to the pot of whatever delicious concoction he was cooking and continued stirring.

Liese glanced around for something to do while he went about preparing the meal.  She frowned, as her gaze zeroed in on the sofa.

“Er, Frey, what’s that?”

He glanced up from the pot, and followed her pointing finger. “Oh, that. My overnight bag,” he said nonchalantly. “Didn’t I tell you I’m staying here for those four days? No? Well, I am.” He turned, unconcerned, and continued stirring, dipped two fingers inside the array of bottles of spices in front of him, pinched small amounts and sprinkled dashes into the pot. He repeated the action a few more times before he grunted in satisfaction.

She glared at his back, watching the rise and fall of the muscles there. “No, you’re not.” She glanced up, then poked his arm with her finger to make her point. “You can’t do this to me, Frey. Another time, but not these four precious days. I need to be alone.”

Frey tilted his head slightly, his midnight blue eyes gentle and kind as they’d always been. “Sorry, I’m not leaving. Get used to the idea, Li. Besides, I have five votes from your mom and dad. We voted who should come over and stay with you. I won.” He grinned, and turned away to stir what she now saw was red sauce. The scent of mint filled the air, and her stomach grumbled.

She ignored it and twisted out from under his arm. He snatched her back and held her snug and tight against the length of his body. She leaned into his soothing touch, savouring the comfort of his fingers as they caressed up and down her arm. Her body began to relax. “If I needed you, I’d have called you and asked—”

“Eat, and then if you want to talk later, we’ll talk.” Frey pecked her on the forehead once again, then brought his hand to her face and tucked a few strands of her wayward curls behind her ear. He let her go. “Now sit over there like a good girl.”

She grunted in frustration and stalked away, well, as much as her weakened body would allow her to stalk without losing her pride. She plopped down on the sofa. “You’re no better than my parents.”

He chuckled. “You bet I’m not. I’m worse.”
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About The Author:
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Cecilia Robert enjoys the play and weave of words that make up a good story. She enjoys creating fantastical worlds and getting lost in them. She often meets a prince, a princess, a pirate, ordinary and badass boy or girl who take her through the wonderful world of dreaming and fantasy.

She doesn’t have particular leanings to any kind of story as long as it captures her attention She reads and enjoys urban/dark fantasy romance,  paranormal, contemporary, sci-fi, mystery or horror as much as her children’s school books.

Some nights, you can find her reading Puss in Boots for her daughter, or trying to understand how to read Manga comics from her son.
 

 

Find Cecilia:

Author Website:

http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/CeCeMR

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/CeciliaMRobert

Publisher Website:

http://inkspellpublishing.com

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13358709-truly-madly-deeply-you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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