Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Precious Consequences, by Tamsyn Bester

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All it took was one night to change the rest of my life. 
One night that created irrevocable consequences. 
But some consequences aren’t all bad.
They can be amazing…beautiful… Precious.
I willingly accepted those consequences and wrote a new plan for my life. But that plan didn’t include Cameron Argent – the sexy-as-sin tattooed playboy who got under my skin the moment I laid eyes on him. I was headed down a dark and dangerous road where he was concerned and in the end, our relationship was inevitable. Despite our dark secrets, our feelings for each other burned brighter than a thousand stars and left us both naked, vulnerable.
But when my past came rolling back into my life like a Summer storm, I wasn’t sure if his love for me was enough.  Was he prepared to deal with the consequences of a past I couldn’t regret or would he walk away with my beating heart in his hands?
(This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel & contains language &adult situations. Not recommended for readers younger than 17)

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A girl walks in, fury written all over her face, and spins around to glare at the guy behind her. Her black hair is tied in a messy bun on top of her head and she’s wearing gray yoga pants with a black tank top. The other students grow silent, engrossed with the scene in the front of the classroom.
“Fuck you, Marcus!” the girl yells. “Don’t call me ever again!”
She turns away from him but he grabs her arm and spins her around. “Baby, please,” he pleads. “Don’t do this. We can work this out. It’s just a misunderstanding.”
“A misunderstanding?” she spits back. “Please, tell me how I can misunderstand catching you and my roommate doing it doggie style in my dorm room! I’d love to see you explain yourself out of this one!”
My eyes grow wide. This looks like an episode out of ‘Jersey Shore’, minus the fake tans.
“I’m sorry, baby,” the guy whines. “It won’t happen again.”
The girl looks at him like he’s completely crazy. “Oh, yes it will. Only this time, you’ll be single to fuck whoever you want, you lying piece of shit!” Her hand lifts and a loud ‘smack’ echoes through the classroom as it makes contact with the guy's cheek. There’s a collective gasp followed by a round of applause and the guy has no choice but to leave, his wounded pride tucked away in is back pocket. The door closes and the girl takes a dramatic bow. She makes her way towards me and falls into the seat next to mine.
“Can you believe that fucker?” she asks rhetorically. “Sticks his dick into someone else’s hoo-ha and thinks I’ll take him back.” Her chest heaves slightly as she tries to reign in her anger. “And you know what the worst part is?” She looks at me but doesn’t wait for me to answer. “He’s got Limp Dick Syndrome!”
The other students, still listening to her outburst, break into another round of hysterics and soon we’re all laughing. The girl sticks out her hand. “I’m Hannah,” she says. “And we’re going to be the best of friends.”
I smile back, liking her immediately. “Hayley.”
The professor walks in and the noise dies down. Since it is our first class, the professor just goes over the syllabus and class doesn’t last the full hour. I walk out and Hannah steps up to my side, threading her arm through mine. “C’mon, Hayley, let’s go grab coffee. We have an hour off before our photojournalism class,” she says.
“How do you know that’s my next class?”
Her eyes roll. “I looked at your schedule,” she pauses. “And now that I know we’ll be best friends, I’m going to buy you a Latte and tell you all my inappropriate secrets, and what turns me on.”
Oh yes, I definitely like this girl.

4.25 out of 5 stars

Have you ever sat and contemplated your life and how every decision you made impacted the events? When you truly stop and look back each of us has things that we regret and wish we could take back and moments that we wouldn't change for all the money in the world.  Precious Consequences is an outstanding story about life and the choices that are made.

Hayley Tanner is a 19 year old single mother that lives in hiding with her grandma. After some flashbacks and history, you understand what has kept her living in the shadows and away from prying eyes.  Her daughter, Arianna, is the reason she lives and breathes.  I love the relationship that Hayley has with Ari. It so perfectly describes a mothers love for their child.  As a mom, I can understand Hayley's motives and desire to protect Her child at all costs, even if it will destroy Hayley emotionally.  I can't explain to you how much I love these characters.  They are so amazingly well written. 

Cameron Argent is broken in his own way. He is struggling to live his life in happiness because of the consequences of his actions years earlier.  He puts on a good show for others, but deep down his guilt and remorse for mistakes he's made are eating him away a little bit each day.  When he first meets Hayley there is instant attraction.  While Cam is looking for an easy lay, Hayley has responsibilities that Cam can't even fathom.  Hayley's fear about being judged because of Ari and her desire to protect her are noble, but what will happen when Cameron learns the truth?

I love the intertwining of characters in this book. Although it is told from alternating POV of Hayley and Cam, I think the reader can see multiple stories playing out in the pages; not only the love, turmoil and relationship of Cam and Hayley but also the choices their friends make.  Hannah, Taylor and Noah, Cam and Hayley's friends, all make good and bad choices and as you are reading you can also see the consequences of their actions.  You also see motives behind what others do to people.  While it can never justify their actions, sometimes it's nice to at least understand why people do the things they do.

This was the first book by Tamsyn Bester that I have had the pleasure of reading.  I look forward to reading many more!  She is a fantastic author and knows exactly how to pull you into a story from the Prologue!  I can't wait until the release of her next book, Destined To Fall in January!  I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I am, however, happy to report that you can purchase this book for only .99!!  That is an amazing buy for this book. I highly recommend that you one click it today!!

Things We Lost In The Fire – Bastille
Fade Into You – Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips
Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
Be Mine – Ellie Goulding & Erik Hassle
Halo – Beyonce
Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Collide – Howie Day
A Drop In The Ocean – Ron Pope
Enchanted – Taylor Swift
Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
Give Into Me – Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester
Goodbye In Her Eyes – Zac Brown Band
Hard To Love – Lee brice
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood
You Got What I Need – Joshua Radin
Life Aint Always Beautiful – Gary Allan
The Moment I Knew – Taylor Swift
Over & Over Again – Nelly Ft Tim McGraw
Over It – Katharine McPhee
Red – Taylor Swift
Take Care – Rihanna Ft Drake
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

Meet the Author
Author Page PicTamsyn is a 21 year old blogger turned author from South Africa who has an insatiable hunger for New Adult Contemporary Romance novels, coffee and chocolate. When she’s not getting caught up in yet another steamy romance with a new book boyfriend, she can be found spending endless hours working away on her laptop in pursuit of her Marketing degree and a career in book Publishing. Tamsyn is a Brat when it comes to books and believes that every story, no matter how challenging, should have a Happy Ever After.   Facebook, GoodreadsTwitterWebsite

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