Thursday, May 15, 2014

Forced To Love by Sky Alexander Pump Up Your Books Tour

Forced to Love ATitle: Forced to Love
Author: Sky Alexander
Publisher: Rising Phoenix Inc.
Pages: 140
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Format: Kindle

FORCED TO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
“Inspiration can come from anywhere, but nothing is more uplifting and irresistible to me as a new Sky Alexander novel. This is one of my new favorites, (with FORCED TO LOVE) Sky Alexander shows his unique writing style that reminds us of how great historical romance and western romance can be written that reminds you of classics but with new addictive twists that are uplifting and intriguing in The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection). Hattie really shows that through thick and then love for your family is one of the most important things.” ~Heather Goodreads
FORCED TO LOVE is spell-bounding and one of my new favorite historical romance stories that is sure to be around for a long time. You must read this!” ~ Juanita Goodreads
Hattie Morran is a poor dirt farmers daughter in Missouri. Suddenly Hattie finds that her life is changed in the blink of an eye and she is forced to love Abner Garland. Now her Western Romance which is purely a façade for show and to save her family will soon come to an end.
“But what about their anger?” Hattie asked. “Jess and Abner will be furious.”
“Furious doesn’t even begin to describe how they’re going to react. Even though I probably shouldn’t, I am going to set them up with handsome allowances. What can they do? I’m of sound mind. So, Miss Hattie, when you marry Abner, I will give you nine-tenths of my fortune, and the remainder will be yours at my death.”
From the moment that you are brought into the book you will be immediately part of the western romance in the middle of the south. The Fires of Love & Hate Series will keep you right in the middle of a tale that is based on some true and historical events. This Historical Romance series is sure to be you’re new favorite.
My take on this book:
Forced to Love is a historical western that might be labeled as romance but it is more than your average romance. The story opens in 1896 near Gallatin, Missouri, where Hattie Moran finds herself in an arranged marriage to Abner Garland because of debts her father owes to Abner's father Jess. While Hattie loves Abner's mother Rebecca, who just happens to be one of the wealthiest women in the country, she can't stand Abner or his father who are both as bad as her father. When Rebecca learns of the situation surrounding the marriage she is furious and decides to come up with a plan that will change Hattie's life forever, thing is she will have to go ahead with the marriage to Abner, and stay married to him for a year. Can Hattie tolerate the situation she finds herself in, and will Rebecca's plan work?
Historical romance fans that enjoy a multi-layered story will find this a  must read. I was drawn in from the beginning pages as what appears to be the wedding of the year is taking place, but then the story starts to unfold making for a page turning read because I had to know what would happen to Hattie and her family. The author's attention to detail allowed me to envision the setting, but also breathed life into the characters as well. Hattie was such a smart, strong willed girl, she had a wonderful ally in Rebecca. I loved that her character was based on a real person from the author's family. Knowing this provided for a richer story. Mr. Alexander's storytelling is smooth and easy to follow, but there are enough twists to keep the story from dragging. Not your average romance the author deals with a few heavy subjects, but he handles it very well. Overall a page turning story with strong characters and a plot that grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go. While this is the first book I have read by Sky Alexander I am certain it won't be my last. 

Sky Alexander 2Sky Alexander was born in Utah and raised in both Utah and California, Sky has been writing for many years and enjoys spending time with his family as well as staying up on the newest technology. Sky is a single father of 2 little boys, Lucas & Matthew, and lives in Idaho. He has a degree in Network Engineering and is currently finishing a degree in Software Engineering. Sky is currently working on two different series “The Fires of Love & Hate” (A Historical Romance series) & “Aspen Falls” (Action Adventure, Thriller series).
His latest book is the historical western romance, Forced to Love.
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Check out the blog tour:
Monday, May 5
Book Review at Living Between Books
Tuesday, May 6
Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, May 7
Book Featured at Storeybook Reviews
Thursday, May 8
Book Review at Acting Balanced
Monday, May 12
Interview at The Book Connection
Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader
Tuesday, May 13
Book Review at Doing Some Reading
Thursday, May 15
Book Review at WV Stitcher
Monday, May 19
Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Tuesday, May 20
Book Featured at Naturally Kim B
Thursday, May 22
Guest Blogging at Book Munchies
Friday, May 23
Book Review at Turning the Pages
Monday, May 26
Book Review at Brooke Blogs
Tuesday, May 27
Book Featured at The Opinionated Me
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Wednesday, May 28
Friday, May 30
Book Review at Booklover Sue

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