Friday, October 10, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : Sideswiped (Off the Map, #2) by Lia Riley

by Lia Riley

Series:Off the Map #2 

Publication: October 7th, 2014

Publisher: Grand Central/Forever


It was only meant to last the summer . . .

Talia Stolfi has seen more than her share of loss in her twenty-one years. But then fate brought her Bran Lockhart, and her dark world was suddenly and spectacularly illuminated. So if being with Bran means leaving her colorless NorCal life for rugged and wild Australia, then that’s what she’ll do. But as much as Talia longs to give herself over completely to a new beginning, the fears of her past are still lurking in the shadows.

Bran Lockhart knows that living without the beautiful girl who stole his heart will be torment, so he’ll take whatever time with her he can. But even though she has packed up her life in California and is back in his arms for the time being, she can’t stay forever. And the remaining time they have together is ticking by way too fast. Though fate seems determined to tear them apart, they won’t give up without a fight—because while time may have limits, their love is infinite . . .


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Off the Map Series

My Review of Upside Down HERE


When I read the first installment in the Off the Map Series, Upside Down, I was blown away! I could not believe that it was Lia Riley's debut novel! It left me with a nice little book hangover. I absolutely fell in love with Talia and Bran! When I read the first book, I knew that their journey was far from over. 

Talia and Bran never expected to fall in love. One summer was all it took to change their life forever. A new beginning is what she was looking for, and Talia is ready to start a new journey next to Bran. Once she's back in Australia and in Bran's arms, the everyday life catches up fast and things start to get messy. Will Talia and Bran's love be strong enough to survive or will the decisions that have been made will tear them apart?

Addictive characters, fantastic writing style and an overall memorable reading escape! The banter between Talia and Bran is AMAZING!!! Sideswiped was everything I was expecting it to be!

What I loved about this book is that Talia and Bran's relationship grew so much! I can remember how they were at the beginning of the first installment. When I look back, I can't help but cheer for them for all that they have accomplished. Not all life journeys are the same. Sometimes a book will leave me happy by being a standalone novel, and other times I feel like a book really needs more than one installment to leave me satisfied. This series is a perfect example! When I finished reading the first installment it left me in a happy place, but I could not wait to embark on a new journey with Talia and Bran. I wanted to see how they dealt with demons of the past that were still lurking around.

Talia surprise me in this book. I loved how she set her foot down and made a decision that would changer both their lives. Bran was against her decision and he made her understand how he felt. I have to admit that I love Bran, but I wanted to kick his butt more than once while reading Sideswiped! lol!! I understood his POV, but I felt like he did not give Talia a chance to explain the WHY of her life changing decision. He only thought of the consequences of her decision. Deep down I knew that Bran was going to see the reason why Talia made that decision, and he did!

The love that these two have for each other is strong, passionate and heartwarming! They are an incredible couple, and I can't wait to read the last part of their unbelievable journey together! I'm happy that I won't have to wait too long to get my hands on Inside Out, December is just around the corner! :)


I give, Sideswiped, by Lia Riley 4.5 real, thrilling, powerful, romantic stars! 

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About Lia 

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with aUkranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. 

When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live in Northern California. 

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