Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : It's Not Over (The Do Over, #2) by A.L. Zaun

It's Not Over
(The Do Over, #2)
by A.L. Zaun

Release Date:
January 13, 2014

Blog Tour Hosted by:
Naughty and Nice Book Blog

eArc received for review


“If I let go, will you catch me?”

He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one had planned for the unexpected.

I couldn't stand by and watch. It hit too close to home. I had to run fast and far to get away and forget him. He weaseled his way into my life, making me question rules I lived by and turned my orderly life upside down. I'm falling apart and coming undone. I don't do that. I'm Madison Stuart. I live life by my rules. I won't be derailed by a man. I won't...I can't.

She's gone. I'm desperate and going insane. I'll do whatever it takes to find her. I don't know when it happened, but I won't let her go, not like this. What has she done to me?

I'm Rick Marin for crying out loud. I don't chase women, but she's not just a woman. She's Maddy--my Maddy--and I need her.

Follow Rick and Madison’s story, The Do Over’s most notorious couple, as they learn that It’s Not Over.

The Do Over Series

The Do Over (The Do Over, #1) 

It's Not Over (The Do Over, #2)

My Review:

Wooooohooooo!!! I have been waiting for It's Not Over to release since last July!!!!! I absolutely ADORE this series! I am so happy I got the chance to discover A.L. Zaun :) I could not put this book down! Maddy and Rick are simply UNFORGETTABLE! The second installment in The Do Over Series does not disappoint! All of my expectations were exceeded and I fell even more in love with Maddy and Rick. <3 <3

In It's Not Over we follow Maddy and Rick. We get to meet them in the first installment, The Do Over, and let me tell you that they caught my attention from the moment they were introduced in the story. Oh boy! Where do I start with Rick Marin? Mr. Marin aka Supreme A**hole of the world is quite possibly the most sexy, panty-melting, intense douchebag that I have ever met!!! Let me give you a little recap of what he did to me in The Do Over.... Here I am reading this AMAZING story about Daniela, who is Rick's ex-girlfriend, and Liam *Swoon* her new boyfriend. Usually I would be cheering for the good guy, and I did! Buttttttttttt!!!!! Something happened to me while I was reading The Do Over. I fell in love with not one, but TWO guys!!! I swear, I had a WTF moment when I realised what just happened to me ... I fell in love with Mr. Sexy Douchenugget! LOL!! With Maddy it's a totally different story. I was cheering for her from the very beginning. She's exactly the kind of heroine I like to read about. I saw how she changed Rick and made him become a better man. By pushing Rick into the arms of another woman, she realized that he was exactly the kind of man that she wanted and needed in her life. It took me no time to cheer: ''Go! Team MaRi Go!''

Rick realises that Maddy is the one that got away in the end. He does everything in his power to make her see that they belong together. When she runs, he goes after her. Maddy runs away from what she feels. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that she could fall in love like she did with Rick. Relationships are just not her thing and she stays away from them. With Rick, she wants more and that scares her. Her pasts comes back to haunt her and family drama makes her take decisions that she might regret, but until the very last page It's Not Over! Maddy and Rick will fight until the end to make their relationship work.

Maddy and Rick without a doubt make it on my Top Favorite Couple list. They are sexy, funny and addictive! I can't stop thinking about them. Oh my God! The chemistry between these two?!?!?!?! Can you say ... C-A-L-I-E-N-T-E! Every time they touch is a *Fan self* moment. Even when they fight it's hot! My inner cheerleader was going nuts for these two hot tamales. With Maddy and Rick, what you see is what you get! I loved seeing them grow has a couple, but even more has individuals. They came a long way from the first time I met them in The Do Over. I loved every single chapter of this book and I found myself rereading some parts after I finished reading it. 

Oh! I almost forgot .... Alex Santana is the new A**hole in town .... He's worst than Rick Marin. Being a hardcore Team MaRi fan, I've got these words for Alex ... Chop! Chop! Chop! Watch out Mr. Santana! I don't think you know who the real Madison Stuart is  ... LOL! ;)

My Rating:

I give, It's Not Over, by A.L. Zaun 5 intoxicating, sensual, panty-melting, emotional, outstanding stars! I can't wait to see what A.L. Zaun has up her sleeves for Let It Go. I have no doubt that she will exceed all of my expectations just like she did with It's Not Over. That cliffhanger left me at the edge of my seat! I want to read Let It Go so bad!!!! Summer 2014, where are you?!?!?! I can't recommend this series enough! Once again, fantastic work by A.L. Zaun!


I selected what I wanted him to wear, and I tucked the rest away in the closet. As I was running my hands along the lapel of the blazer, I heard him exit the bathroom. 

“You’re a slob,” I said flatly.

“I was just following your orders. Your text said to focus, get in the shower, and not make you late.” He came up behind me, and lowering his head, he tickled my neck with his lips. 

“Picking out my clothes?” 

My eyes closed as he breathed seductively into my ear. His scent surrounded me. My head tilted to the side as my body reclined into his. I could feel his hard-on pressed up against me. 

“Saving time and cleaning up after your sorry ass,” I said with a small whimper. 

His hands traveled slowly down my arms and teased the hem of my blouse. I gasped softly at his touch, relishing the feel of him close to me. 

“All things you love to do,” he whispered in my ear before he clamped his lips around my lobe and sucked gently. 

I trembled at the sensation. My core clenched, and desire warmed between my legs. 

“Maddy, am I under your skin?” 

“Like a tick,” I breathed, fighting the urge to turn around and give in to the feelings overtaking me

The Way I See Them

Book Trailer


About the Author

A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way. 

Armed with a large bottle of Diet Pepsi and a multi-pack of Extra Sugar-Free gum, A.L. Zaun spends her evenings bringing to life the characters that dominate her thoughts and interrupt her sleep. 


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  1. I skimmed your review, Mikki, bc I am hoping to read it soon. I'm so happy you loved It's Not Over!

    1. Yay!!! I can't wait to see what you think of Rick and Maddy's book :)


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