RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — For Love or Freedom By Lili Mahoney

Title: For Love or Freedom
Author: Lili Mahoney
Genre: Contemporary
Cover Designer: LJ Designs
Release Date: May 15, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS 

Tatum hasn’t had it easy. Her life has been a series of battles, but that hasn’t stopped her from finding and hanging onto what she wants and loves. She’s come a long way from the small farm in Texas she was born on – she’s earned her own way through college on diving scholarships, then moved to begin her career as an elite swim team coach, and is doing her best to survive her life as a widow and single mom.

When Nic Lobo literally steals her away from the life she’s fought to keep together, the most basic of responses is to hate him with every fiber of her being. His quick temper and random absences make that easy. So is the fact that she’s still in love with her dead husband, though she’s also very angry at him for the way in which he left her. But Nic is stubborn and committed, and he has the uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before, not even with the father of her child. He forces Tatum to respond to him the only way he knows how and that terrifies her in so many ways.

Will she fight him to the death, refusing to forgive him for the harm he’s caused, or will he wear her down until she acknowledges the connection their souls won’t allow to be severed.

 

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WHAT OTHER’S ARE SAYING 

“For Love or Freedom is wonderful story about finding love in an unexpected and uncertain place.” – Manda from Goodreads

“OMG! This is definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year!” – M.L Dyson from Goodreads

“I give For Love or Freedom 5 stars for giving me mystery, intrigue, passion and an interesting plot.” – Swoon Worthy Books

 

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Lili Mahoney is the author of Young Adult Novel Barefoot Pastures. She was born and raised in Texas, where she went to Texas State University, and lives with her high school sweetheart and their three children. When she isn’t running kids from one activity to another, she’s feeding animals, doing laundry, and wishing she was writing or reading instead. Or eating ice cream.

 

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descriptionI enjoyed this book but I didn’t love it. The writing was fairly good. The plot was interesting. The pace was a bit up and down. I wouldn’t say there was really much angst and there wasn’t any OW/OM drama. It had some interesting secondary characters. The hero was intriguing but underdeveloped in my opinion, and the heroine was a straight up bitch.

I did have a few issues that caused me to lower my rating somewhat. First, this book was LONG. Incredibly LONG and SLOW. To say this was a slow burn would be an understatement. By the time I hit 60%, I felt that the book was stagnating and I started losing interest. Which had the unfortunate result of making me become nitpicky about little things like the heroine repeatedly saying “she didn’t know what date it was or how much time had passed since they have been taken.” I just kept thinking why don’t you just ASK someone what the damn date is!? Unfortunately, it never picked back up again and just started to feel repetitive and tedious to get through.

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I also was sick of the heroines constant negativity and whining about EVERYTHING. Instead of trying to embrace their new life she acted like a bitch and complained nonstop. Three-quarters into a book I expect some movement on the romance front between the hero/heroine and I just wasn’t getting any. ONE kiss he forced on her, and that was it. I mean she plans on killing him at 86%! By that time we should already be invested in them as a couple, but they were NEVER even a couple until the last few pages of the book.

I think this one had a lot of potential to be something great; the bones were all there alas there was just too much filler and not enough character development. Heck, I STILL don’t even know what exactly Nic does!description

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