Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Undertow (Dragonfly #2)I by Leigh T. Moore

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(Dragonfly #2)
By:  Leigh T. Moore
Published:  July 18, 2013
Source:  Author

Goodreads Summary:

"An incredibly powerful sequel to Dragonfly. I found myself riveted to the last page by the dept of feeling, loss, tragedy, and love in this gorgeously woven story. This is a definite must-read." --Jolene Perry, author of Out of Play

Falling in love will pull you under...

Bill Kyser has a plan to take the sandy farms of his hometown and turn them into a world-class tourist destination--and become a billionaire in the process.
Alexandra "Lexy" LaSalle has a plan to change her life by becoming a world-famous artist.
Meg Weaver has a plan to hold onto Bill no matter what she has to do.

Three friends, three dreams.
One fatal decision will change all their lives forever.

In Dragonfly, Bill Kyser gave Anna the three journals that held the story behind the powerful developer's seclusion and the damaged lives of his family members. 

Anna hoped to find a way for Julian to know the truth, but as she digs deeper into the tragic events of the past, she realizes silence could be the only option. 

Now she's in an alliance with the man she formerly feared. And if Julian finds out what she knows, she could lose for good the boy she's starting to love.

First Book in the Dragonfly Series:

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My Thoughts:

I thought that Undertow was an amazing sequel in the Dragonfly series!  It continued right where we left off in the first book of the series, Dragonfly.  Anna is still telling the story.  However, she reads the journals of Meg, Bill, and Alex.  As you read their journals, you clearly get their point of view of the past, and it is written in such a way, that each event that occurs in the journal feels like it's taking place before your very eyes.  In Dragonfly, we dealt with Anna, her feelings, and relationships with Jack and Julian, and the uncovering of secrets.  Undertow focused on Bill, Meg, and Alex, with a detailed account of those secrets, and we saw very little of Anna and Julian's relationship.  There were a few little scenes with them in it.  Anna told Julian she wanted to take things slow.  The reason being that she was still getting over Jack.  Julian, of course is all about Anna, and is willing to wait for her.  My only complaint was that I would have liked to see more of Anna and Julian's story in this sequel as well.

As I read Meg's journal, (Jack & Lucy's mom,) I got a really good feel for her as a character.  Her dream in life was to have the biggest house, a lot of children, a large and expensive home that she could show off, and she wanted to be envied everyone.  She wanted the perfect family, and was superficial.  She was gorgeous, and to outsiders looking in had the perfect life.  However she was extremely sad, lonely, co-dependent, spoiled, and felt neglected by her husband Bill.  She was manipulative, and had lied and tricked Bill to get him to marry her, and stay with her.  Alex, loved art, and her huge dream was to be an artist.  She was a good friend to Meg.  They were like sisters, and had gone to school together since they were young children.  They were inseparable.  However they were opposites.  Alex was down to earth, humble, hard-working, ambitious, independent, and a very strong woman.  Alex began working on Bill's project using her skills in art, and ended up falling in love with Bill.  However, she knew that they could never be together, because she would never betray Meg. 

Bill had a dream since he was in high school, and was determined to see it through.  He would not let anything get in the way of his dream, and was a workaholic.  He didn't have time for his wife, and children.  Even when he did have time, he didn't want to be around Meg, because he felt like she had lied and betrayed him in their marriage.  Little by little, he fell in love with Alex.  In reality, they Bill and Alex were both more alike and well suited for one another, than Bill and Meg were.  Bill had married too young, and the reason was because he got Meg pregnant.  People change, they grow and mature or stay the same.  These three individuals lives intersected in more ways than one.  It was interesting reading their journals, and finding out how everything played out.  There were a lot of secrets, lies, manipulations, betrayals,  and I felt like I was watching a soap opera at times.  

Undertow, was a pleasure to read!  I am extremely eager to get my hands on the third and final novel in the Dragonfly Series, Watercolor, that comes out on October 3rd of this year.  The descriptions of the setting in Undertow were beautiful.  The characters were fully developed.  The plot was extremely entertaining.  This series has the complete package!  If you enjoy stories  with non-stop ups and downs, twists and turns, drama, love lost, and found, passion, and a story realistic to life, this would be an excellent choice for a great bookish escape.

My Rating:

Wow!  Undertow was a thrill ride a moment, and I enjoyed the ride!  This series has become an addiction for me!  I have to turn every page, and read the story in one sitting, and when I finish, I want the next book immediately!  There has not been one dull moment in this series!  I was completely and utterly captivated by Anna, Jack, and Julian's story in Dragonfly, and now I've been mesmerized by Meg, Bill, and Alex's story in Undertow.  This series just keeps better, and better!  For the junior novel in a trilogy, I can't believe how much I enjoyed and loved Undertow!  Read this series for a complex story about love, lies, betrayals, deceptions, and unfulfilled desires.  I give Undertow 4.5 Outstanding, Addicting, and Drama-Filled Stars!

My Favorite Quotes:

"I looked into her tear-filled eyes and I knew.  She would never have held me in her arms, kissed my lips, and lied to my face.  (eARC, Loc. 3343)


"She looked at me with those serious eyes, stroking my forehead, my face.  I couldn't tell what she was thinking, but I could see it in her expression.  She loved me.  And I loved her.  (eARC, Loc. 3359)


"I was sure we could face whatever happened and make it through.  My mind was on the future.  Us together.  It was going to be amazing.  (eARC, Loc. 3734)


Picture Teaser:


 Bill’s diary~

I was slowly making my way up the hill in the semi-darkness when I noticed a figure wobbling toward me. Lexy. She was looking down and ran straight into me. I caught her before she fell, her flowery scent wrapping around me with her soft hair.

“Whoa, are you drunk?” I asked, holding her arms and trying not to feel anything toward her.

“Bill! Shh!” She held a single shoe in my face, eyes huge. “I’ve lost my shoe!” Then she snorted. 

I couldn’t help a little laugh. “Where’s Suzanne?”

“At the cabin. I was there, and I looked down, and… Poof! No shoe!” 

I shook my head. “Where did you lose it?”

“I don’t know! I was trying to find it, but it’s so dark!” She turned and dropped to her knees, squinting down the path. 

I reached down to pull her up. “Know what? It’ll be easier to find in the morning. Let me help you back to your room before you fall in the pool.”

She leaned back and frowned, then nodded. “That’s a good idea,” she said. “You’re very smart. Have I told you I think you’re very smart?”

“You just did.”

“You’re very smart.”

“Thanks. You usually are, too.”

Her dark brows pulled together. “What does that mean?”

“It means you’re drunk.”

“Oh my god!” She softly cried, holding her head. “I know. It’s terrible.”

Her exaggerated gestures made me grin. I’d never seen her like this. “And you can’t find a shoe on the side of a hill in the dark when you’re drunk.”

“See?” She poked my chest. “You’re very smart.”

“Come on.” We started making our way up the path. 

She wrapped her arms around my waist and rested her head on my shoulder. Gone was the wall between us. Tonight she was only soft and beautiful and holding onto me. I thought about kitchen tours and finding band-aids in soup. Resort concerns that were severely unattractive.

She started giggling again.

“What now?” I asked as we reached her room.

She sniffed and lifted her head, looking in my eyes. “I didn’t like you in high school.”

“I know,” I said softly.

“I thought you were bad for Meg.”


“But I was wrong, and I’m sorry.”

“I’m not holding it against you.”

She planted her feet and turned to face me then she put both hands on my shoulders. “I never thought I’d say this, but you’re a good guy, Bill Kyser. And I consider you my friend.”

I raised my eyebrows. “Uh-huh.”

“That’s it.” She dropped her hands, still staring at me.

“Well, I’m glad we cleared that up,” I said with a little smile.

“Yes. All clear.” She waved a hand between us. “Goodnight, friend Bill.”

“Goodnight, friend Alex.”

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About the Author:

Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Faking, its companion The Truth About Letting Go, and the mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel Rouge, a Quarter Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has also worked in marketing and public relations for many years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the southeast and Midwest U.S., and she runs the popular writing-craft blog That’s Write.

A southern ex-pat and beach bum, she currently lives with her husband, two young children, and one grumpy cat in the Midwest.

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  1. Thanks so much, Lindy! So happy you loved Undertow! <3

    1. Thank you! I love this series, and cannot wait to read the last book!!!!

  2. Great excerpt! I'm so happy you loved Undertow so much, Lindy! I'm going to be reading Dragonfly soon, and can't wait! Thanks for the great review!

    1. You will enjoy Dragonfly, but believe it or not Undertow is even better!!!

  3. Hi Bookish Escape! I love your pretty sunny blog!! And this excerpt is really sweet - Bill's totally doollally over Alex!! All the best to gorgeous LTM!! Take care

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate you stopping by! This series is so good!!!

  4. I haven't kept a journal in many many years. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

    1. Thank you Adrienne for stopping by, and commenting! Good Luck with the giveaway!

  5. Great review Lindy! I loved this book so much! It was so cool to read their backstory and I really feel like it helped give me such a deeper understanding of why Jack and Lucy were the way they were in Dragonfly. I cannot wait for Watercolor! I need more Julian!!!

    1. Thanks Jess! I want to read Watercolor so badly! I need to see how it all plays out!


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