Blog Tour: Draw Me In by Megan Squires + Review & Giveaway!



Release Date: January 7, 2014

Draw Me In
by Megan Squires

4 stars

I was incredibly thrilled to have received an ARC for Draw Me In. So okay, I admit, the cover was the one that first caught my eye *wink!* but when I finally read the synopsis, I also really liked what little I got from it.

So we have a young businessman and a fine arts student. Now I know that will immediately bring to mind Fifty Shades, Bared to You, Up In The Air and the other similar series; I mean, I thought of exactly the same thing. However, this story is not just about power play or primarily about sexual awakening. It is quite simply just a story about a wealthy young man who met a beautiful woman who still happens to be in school. The two of them develop a connection, and it progressed to become a very sweet, sincere and lasting love with one another.

Now...

I want me some LEO!

It's not often that I declare a book hero to be perfect, but he really made that list for me. He's just the right blend of funny, sexy, smoldering, successful, classy... oh, just name a swoon-worthy quality and I'll claim he has it! As for Julie, I quite liked her as a character. She was so funny, especially during their early interactions. Her private conversations had me chuckling as I read them. How I wished she actually said them out loud, I'd have loved to know how Leo would react to some of them! There was one thing she did, however, that I was quite annoyed with. It had something to do with Leo's privacy, and although I understand her reasons for doing it, it was something I certainly wouldn't dream of doing.

At first I thought that Draw Me In will be an angsty read because of the synposis and the blurb. Just look at Leo's serious face! That's why I was surprised at the humor of the characters. But of course, it's wasn't all rainbows and gummi bears. There were also some conflicts that Leo and Julie had to face. The mere fact that Julie was officially there to work for Leo was bound to cause some problems. There was a time or two when my stomach clenched in worry... but I thanked the heavens, and Megan Squires, that they pulled it off very well in the end. Quite beautifully too, in my opinion!

Another thing I liked: Italy! While reading those passages, I imagined in my mind what the places would look like. It eventually felt as though I'm watching a film in my head, and I just love it when that happens.

This is actually my first read by Megan Squires and I am so glad that it is this book. Her writing style is engaging, the conversations entertaining, and the pivotal scenes were just perfect. What was meant to be sad really made me sad, and what was meant to be heart-warming made me clap my hands in happiness. There is no explicit scene in this book, but Megan was still able to make me feel the attraction and chemistry between Leo and Julie.

So, if you're looking for a PG-rated romantic story that will make you laugh, cry a little, and curl your toes and squee, this is for you.


Synopsis:

He’s a young, up and coming businessman with the keys to his family’s Italian wine enterprise.

I’m a fine arts student, navigating life in the Big Apple, my pencil and sketchpad in hand.

We meet. We fall in love.

But it’s not that story.

Sometimes, by a rare gift of fate, two lives cross paths. And hey, if that happens to occur when staring at Michelangelo’s naked masterpiece, even better. We can tell our future children how a seventeen-foot tall marble guy named David brought us together. 

But there’s always more to a relationship than its beginning and ever after. In life, there’s a whole lot of backstory. There are ex-fianc├ęs and hot roommates and family members whose advice continues, even beyond the grave.

When you say you love someone, it’s never just that one person you’re saying it to. And it’s never just that one moment that sets everything in motion. 

There is always more that draws you in.




Giveaway!
Winner gets a $50 Amazon GC, open internationally.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author:



Megan Squires lives with her husband and two children just outside of Sacramento, California. A graduate from the University of California, Davis, Megan is now a full-time mother, wife, and dreamer—though her characters don’t often give her much opportunity to sleep.







Blog tour organized by:


CONVERSATION

2 comments:

  1. Leo does sound yummy! :D I'm glad you liked this one it sounds like a great read and I love foreign settings in books! I can travel vicariously through the characters! hah

    ReplyDelete
  2. I know, especially if the author does an excellent job of describing those places. As for Leo, well, what can I say... in spite of people saying they are sick of wealthy heroes, if they are romantic, caring, sincere and all-around wonderful, you can't deny they have appeal--both in books and in real life!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Shoot me a comment below.