Friday, January 24, 2014

Review & Excerpt: It's Not Over (The Do Over #2) by A.L. Zaun

It's Not Over
The Do Over #2
by A.L. Zaun
NA Contemporary Romance
Published January 13, 2014

*ARC Provided in exchange for an honest review as part of the review tour*

Synopsis via Goodreads:

“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.

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The Do Over (Book 1)
It's Not Over (Book 2)


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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We hit a little turbulence, and reality set in at thirty thousand feet. I was on an airplane, holding Madison in my arms, on my way to New York City. I looked around, taking everything in, and I caught the flight attendant, sitting across from us, eye-fucking me. She smiled as she lowered her eyes to my dick. I wondered if she was imagining a threesome. What else could she be thinking, gawking at me, while I’m holding another woman? Somehow, I knew that my conclusion would land me in a new category of asshole. Surprisingly though, I wasn’t the least bit interested in even entertaining the fantasy. I want Madison exclusively.
My heart pounded faster, and my mouth went dry. I hadn’t admitted that to myself or any other living soul. I grabbed the bottled water and drank it in one gulp. I can’t stand her half the time. She drives me crazy. She infuriates me like no one else. But I felt something for her that I couldn’t describe. It was more than wanting to bury my dick in her and fuck her hard…I couldn’t live without her. Fuck, fuck, fuck.
She shifted against me, sliding her hand inside my jacket. Reclining my head back against the seat, thoughts of her flooded my mind. Somehow, along my quest to win Daniela back, Madison had become my best friend and something more.
Liam Lucas’s words hit me like a tsunami. Your friend is more than a friend. You don’t go up against your brother over a chick unless she’s under your skin, and if you aren’t sleeping with her, then you’ve got it bad.

Who would've thought that I would grow to love Rick?!?!? I never would've came to that conclusion after reading book one, The Do Over. He was such an.... ASS! LOL

It's Not Over was great! I can honestly say that I was more engrossed in this story that I was in book 1. I loved Rick and Maddy's characters. Yes, their personality does take some getting used to. Once you learn why Maddy is how she is, you love her. 

It's one of those "don't judge until you've walked a day in my shoes" sort of things. The girl had a rough time of life there for a while. She's broken. And Rick... he's completely engrossed with her. I was so happy that he finally realized the girl he should've been chasing all along.

I didn't like to put the novel down. I wanted to know how their story would unfold as they tried to manage it together. I felt sorry for Rick... yes... I wasn't expecting that emotion since he was such a douche in book 1. I wanted him to have his happy ending. I wanted Maddy to open up to him and let him love her. I wanted to see him confront his sisters and overcome his douchebaggery... Yea, not a word but it works. :)

Overall, great 4 star novel for me! I LOVE Zaun's work and can't wait to see what's next!!!!!!!

Overall Rating: 4 Big Stars!
Cover Rating: 5 Stars <- Love it
Characters: 5 Stars <- Who would've thought that Rick would get 5 from me. Ha. 
Plot: 4 Stars 
Climax: 4 Stars
Ending: 5 Stars

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