Friday, December 20, 2013

Intentional by MK Harkins ~ review & giveaway

Book Description:

What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question that faces Mattie, Sarah, and Jeremy as they negotiate the often precarious game of love. In MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional, nothing is ever quite as it seems at first glance. This story of bitter ends and new beginnings is told through the perspectives of all three of the main players, providing readers with a unique insight into the motivations and schemes of all involved.

Mattie and Jeremy are deliriously happy, engaged to be married, and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Unable to remain in the town that reminds her with every aching step of the love she lost, Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life. There she meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back in the form of Jeremy himself. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that the trauma from her past may not have been quite what it seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?

Title: Intentional

Author: MK Harkins

Release date: June 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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About the Author

I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I wouldlike to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional, with a sequel already in the works.

When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.

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My Thoughts:

I thought it was captivating and intriguing. There were three POVs. I liked this aspect more than I thought I would. It confused me once or twice when one POV would cut into another and I didn't find a clear enough distinction between them.

Intentional had some drama, betrayal, angst, suspense, and romance. There are plenty of twists and shifts to keep you guessing. I spent a good portion wondering how it would all work out.

I did not like Sarah. At all. At any point.

I thought this was a great debut. I would most likely read more from this author.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was good. :-)

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  1. Oh from your review it does sound like a really promising debut now it's true i haven't read a lot of debut author yet in comparaison with you and that contemporary isn't my favourite genre but i trust your judgement so on teh maybe list for now

    ^^ thanks!

  2. Thank you for reviewing Intentional. :)

  3. Another for me to look out for. :) The different POV confuse me sometimes too but can be a lot of fun to read. I like the different insights that you get.

  4. I wasn't sure about this one so thank you for your review.