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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

His Touch by Patty Blount (Review & Giveaway)

By: Patty Blount
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release date: June 29, 2015
Pages: 168
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When a strikingly handsome paramedic finds Kara Larsen‘s lost toddler, only to lecture her for failing to mind her child, Kara is embarrassed and relieved she’ll never have to deal with him again… no matter how good looking he is. Doesn’t he know being a single mom is a lot harder than it seems?! But when baby Nadia has trouble breathing one night, Kara’s frantic 911 call brings that same intense first responder right to her door…


  Kara smiled.  Nadia was a bright, beautiful, perfect little girl who ruled her world with pudgy little hands and sticky kisses.  If that was insane, Kara wouldn't trade a second of it.
The kiss.  Calling it a kiss seemed insulting somehow.  Like calling the Mona Lisa a picture of some woman.
He was a mess.  Emotionally shut off, according to Lynn.  He was scarred and scared.  He couldn't help anybody.  He especially couldn't help anybody with a kid.
He sat there, cursing himself for letting his emotions escape their locks.  Feelings were messy.  Irritating.  Uncontrollable.  They swept through him like a god damn tornado, leaving destruction in its wake.  And pain. 


  His Touch was a touching and emotional read.  Patty Blount really pulled out every heart racing, heart stopping and heart filling moment anyone could ever want.  There were many ups and downs, but romance is seldom easy and Blount had no intention of painting a beautiful picture without going though some rough drafts.

  I have a lot of love for this book and I know that I will come off partly rant like, but when it comes down to it I didn't want to put this book down.  There is nothing easy about raising a child on your own and Blount nailed the first time mother worries.  The pacing was enough to keep me consistently interested.  My one little problem was the jumping back and forth of the relationship.  I could forgive how fast it moved because fate has its own ideas and I feel as an adult you can make an educated decision on how you feel.  However, with having a child I found myself getting irked when Kara or Reid would pull back, only to decide the day after or week that they were wrong.  There were times everything felt like a yo-yo.  Although this bothered me and left me wanting to scream at times, I guess that's sometimes the progression of things and the plot was good overall.

  I get Kara.  She was beyond easy to relate to and was well written.  There was never a doubt in my mind that she was a great mother and the person that fears she is not doing it right.  She is basically the character that any mother can relate to.  For those of you that aren't a mother...  Well, most of us have been burned in some way, shape, or form and Kara had that down too.  There were times that I felt an irritable itch when she moved too quickly with Reid, but when it came down to it I know that sometimes love doesn't wait.  Kara had strengths and weaknesses that made her real, made me want to know her and be one of the people that she called a friend.  Though not perfect Kara will be an easy character to remember.

  Reid was a good fit for a love interest.  He has his broken past and yet it worked into Kara's frantic present.  If I am honest he drove me nuts at times.  Okay, he drove me nuts the majority of the time but I honestly think it's because I felt what he was putting Kara through.  I'd like to take the time to point out that I also forgave him just as Kara did because of how he made her feel.  When it comes down to it that was the bottom line with Reid; he made Kara believe that love was out there for her.  I think that I could have been more flexible if I had gotten a little more depth from Reid, but regardless he was the perfect love interest.

  His Touch was nothing like my first Patty Blount book.  This being said I think I enjoyed it a little more.  Despite the bouncing romance it was hard not to fall in love with the way Kara and Reid fell for each other.  This book was beautiful in its own way and I regret nothing.  For fans of adult contemporary romance I would say that this is a must read.  For those of you that might hesitate, I would suggest it as a light, sweet and fun read.  Personally I will be picking this one up again in the future.

About the Author

Powered by chocolate, Patty Blount is the award-winning author of novels for teens including Some Boys (2015 Firecracker Award winner, 2015 Rita Award Finalist, 2015 Bookseller's Best Award Finalist), TMI, and SEND, as well as contemporary holiday romances, A Match Made at Christmas and its sequel, His Touch.

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