Thursday, September 5, 2013

Stay With Me 
(With Me #1)

by Elyssa Patrick

August 30th 2013 

by Author Self Pub 

ARC for Review 

New Adult/Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 17 and up. 

With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.

The Way I See It

Stay With Me was a sweet endearing read. I enjoyed it every step of the way. Talk about insta-love with Hailey. This wasn’t an "earth shattering change your views on life sort of book" but it was fun. Oh, and there is all the steam yowza! Can Ms. Patrick write a steamy scene?!? This was light and fluffy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

trength, Hailey will need all that she has to walk away from everything she’s ever known.
rust, everyone has always wanted something from Hailey. She refuses to open up again and become a victim.
lone, these two will find each other not knowing how much they needed one and other.
Y-oung, nothing is certain but Hailey knows she has time to figure out who she truly is.

W-ork, always the star-life becomes difficult when things don’t come easily. Hailey will have to put in extra hours but she is determined to succeed.
I-ndependent, Caleb’s sister is strong and smart. Together they will show Hailey it's okay to open up and stop being alone.
T-ruth, the bomb drops. This will be the final betrayal. Caleb and Hailey’s relationship will be questioned and everyone's secrets will be out.
H-ealing, with her new foundation Hailey will find herself. Surrounded by loved ones she may begin to let go and accept who she is.

M-usic, her heart open and raw she will bare her soul to Caleb. His strength will empower her.
E-verlasting, her past is in the past. The pain will always remain and she will always wonder why her mother did certain things. Hailey knows who she is and what makes her happy. Where tomorrow will take her no one knows, but she’s looking forward to whats to come.

AND... So am I! So I have to mention how honest and relatable all of the characters felt to me! Loved it, loved them and I can’t wait to continue with this series.

My Fav’s

Talk about an awesome, honest and generally great guy. I was so glad he found Hailey and pursued her. Caleb found his way into her heart. He was EXACTLY what she needed. Unfaltering and strong, he was the foundation that kept her together during the roughest time in Hailey’s life.

Her inner monologue was full of doubt but she was so relatable. If I were in Hailey’s shoes I would have very similar concerns even though all Hailey has ever known is fame it hasn’t affected her amazing personality.

My Wish
Nick goes for it!! And OMG, what if Alex comes back clean and wants to fight for Hailey?.. Eeep talk about the drama! Lol ;)

My Rating

4.0 Leather Jacket, College Student, Art Class, Car Accident, Solid Friends, Indiana Jones, Betty Boop, Rain Storm, Talk Show, Guitar Serenade Love filled stars!!! For a fun and steamy read I highly recommend Stay With Me


Hailey Bloom's Fav's

Color: Pink. 

Movie: It Happened One Night 

Animal: Dogs. 

Book: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and Easy by Tammara Webber. 

Song: Falling Softly 

Food: Italian 

Vacation Destination: Somewhere that has a beach and is secluded and private. 

Movie Star: Her best friend, Alex Randall, of course! 
Musician: Too many to name. 
Artist: Van Gogh 
Way to Relax: Hanging out with Caleb. 
City: Burlington. 
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius (her own) and Taurus (Caleb’s). 
Career Option: Anything but being famous, please.  
Place to Get Coffee: She likes tea, actually. 
Smell: Caleb’s cologne, vanilla, and the smell of rain. 
Season: Fall 
Holiday: Christmas 
Candy: M&Ms 
Dessert: chocolate cake 
Cold weather activity: Sledding. 
Place to snuggle: In Caleb’s arms. 
Day: Friday 
Gift: Something that’s meaningful and thoughtful. 
Part of a guy: She has a fondness for green eyes. ;) 
Disney character: Rapunzel 
Muppet: Miss Piggy

Caleb Fox's Fav's

Color: Blue. 

Movie: All three Star Wars, but not the prequels. 

Animal: Dogs, especially Yorkshire terriers. 

Book: The Harry Potter series and The Odyssey by Homer. 

Song: Well, he does like anything Hailey sings. 

Food: Italian, pizza, and nachos. 

Vacation Destination: The beach! He’d also like to visit some cities in Europe and see New Zealand with Hailey one day. 

Television Show: The Walking Dead. 
Sport (to watch): all of them, of course. 
Sport (to play): baseball. 
Movie Star: Hailey Bloom and now, Alex Randall. 
Musician: Hailey Bloom 
Painting: Starry Night by Van Gogh 
Artist: Van Gogh 
Way to Relax: Hanging out with Hailey, of course. 
City: Burlington. 
Astrological Sign: Taurus (his own) and Sagittarius (Hailey’s). 
Career Option: something that involves sports (don’t want to spoil it!) 
Place to Get Coffee: Starbuck’s and some local coffee shops. 
Smell: Hailey Bloom, cinnamon buns, and the ocean. 
Season: Winter 
Holiday: Christmas 
Candy: Kit Kats 
Cold weather activity: Sledding.  
Place to snuggle: With Hailey. 
Day: Sunday 
Gift: Something thoughtful. 
Disney cartoon: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. 
Muppet: Kermit. 

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About The Author

Elyssa Patrick 
writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently working on her next novel. 

Elyssa Patricks Fav's

Color: Blue 

Movie: Gone With the Wind 

Animal: Dogs. 

Book: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh and Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

Song: Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (and I always include this song in all my playlists for my books, no matter what!) 

Food: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. And cupcakes. 
Vacation Destination: I’d love to go to Paris, Ireland, and Australia one day. 
Play: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and The Phantom of the Opera for Broadway musical. 
Television Show: So many, but some of my faves are: The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Parks & Rec, Downton Abbey, and The Walking Dead. 
City: London, Burlington, and my hometown. 
Astrological Sign: Virgo! (My own sign.) 
Career Option: Romance and New Adult author.  
Smell: Freshly baked cookies, the ocean, vanilla, and chocolate. 
Season: Summer. 
Holiday: Halloween—all that candy! 
Day: Saturday 
Gift: Books! 
Disney cartoon: Belle 
Muppet: Cookie Monster 
Dessert: Anything chocolate. 

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  1. Great review! I never thought of Alex coming back for her. Nice lol

    I actually didn't like Caleb at first. He was too... PERFECT I guess. He wore me down though :)

  2. Thank you for such a detailed review.

  3. Can't wait to get a hold of this book!!!

  4. Can't wait to get a hold of this book!!!

  5. This book sounds great! Love that the typical roles are reversed and it's the famous girl and the local boy this time :)
    Plus, love the interview and extras in the post!
    Thanks for sharing :D


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