Saturday, October 19, 2013

Always Enough Review + Giveaway

Always Enough (Enough Series #2)
Author:  Stacy Borel
Release Date:  September 15, 2013

“There is nothing worse than pretending that you don’t care about something, when that is all you can think about.”

Harper Graham wears a mask, and not the pamper kind. She conceals her pain with shoes, shots, and lots of sex. But while her life appears fantastic to most, Harper herself knows that the most important thing in life is not financial stability, but emotional. Having been let down by her absent father for most of her life, Harper chooses to keep the men in her life at arms length. Well, that was until Kyler Morgan.

Kyler Morgan has been successful at nearly everything in his life … nearly. Traveling the country with the band Down Glory Road, Kyler has had time to reflect upon his life and in particular his relationship with feisty, drop-dead gorgeous realtor, Harper. Realizing that she is the woman of his dreams, Kyler resolves to win back Harper, and prove to her that she is, and always has been, enough.

But the path to true love rarely runs smoothly, and when their journey takes a number of twists and turns, will Harper and Kyler manage to hold tight, or fall by the wayside?

“Mmm…you’re coming in.” It was a statement, not a question.
      He smiled against my lips. “So bossy. What if I say no?”
       “Not a chance in hell, Brandt. You smell good, look good, and I need to get laid.” I grabbed him by the tie and dragged him into my house, kicking the door shut with my heel.
      Walking me backwards, he pushed my back against the wall of my entryway. I looked up at him, and marveled at his gorgeous face—he looked like he wanted to devour me. Michael was six foot one, with strong cheekbones and bright blue eyes. His hair was a little grown out, but still shorter than Kyler’s, and a lighter brown. He was wearing a gray, button-down dress shirt, and black slacks. He always dressed nicely because of his job. He helped companies get off the ground and a good presence was necessary. I loved a man in a suit—the total opposite of how Ky dressed everyday, and what he performed in on stage. God, I needed to shake the thoughts of Ky from my head.
      Running one of his hands down my hip, he reached to grip my thigh to wrap around him. I moaned as he ground his pelvis into me. I could feel his erection pushing just above where I needed him to be. His other hand held the back of my neck, tilting my head so he could deepen the kiss. As dominant as I could be during my everyday life, I loved a man who took charge in the bedroom—or against a wall as it happened to be right then.
      My hands wove into his hair and gripped the short spikes as I moaned into his mouth. He took that as his cue to lift my body up, forcing my other leg up to around his hips. My breath came in short pants as I started to unbutton his shirt, running my hands up and down his chest. His mouth nipped and sucked a trail from my mouth to my chin, and over to my earlobe.
      I scratched my nails down his front and he hissed. “Fuck, Harper,” he growled, sliding my dress up so he could hold my bare ass. Who needed underwear anyway? 

Always Enough Playlist

  • Another Heart Calls- The All-American Rejects-
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt- Scene when Kyler pushes Harper away at the bar.
  • The High Road- Three Days Grace- In the first chapter when Harper sees Kyler’s email and ignored it, again.
  • My Songs Know what You Did- Fall Out Boy- No scene in particular, but I use this song to write angrier parts of the book.
  • Touch- Josh Abbott Band- Scene when Harper get’s to the hotel in NYC and she seduces Kyler.
  • Easy- Rascal Flatts- Harper is packing her bags to leave after Ky hurt her.
  • Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova- Harper’s flashback from high school and Ky came to see her.
  • The Great Escape- Pink- Harper is on her way to Salmon, ID to get away.
  • Just Give Me a Reason- Pink- Scene when Em was talking to Harper about Ky being
  • good to her and she needed to make the most of NYC while she’s there.
  • Have A Little Faith In Me- John Hiatt- Anytime Ky was thinking about Harper.
  • Ignition- Matt Stillwell- Scene when Kyler had just walked away from Harper after he walked in on Harper and Michael.
  • Daylight- Maroon 5- The morning after Harper left and Ky is thinking about her.
  • Crash My Party- Luke Bryan- When Kyler walked in on Michael and Harper.
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leopard- Song that Harper had played for her to strip too.
  • Distance- Christina Perri- Scene in the hospital when Harper was watching Ky and she misses him.
  • Two Is Better Than One- Boys Like Girls- Scene when Ky and Harper finally have sex. (Not the bathroom)
  • I Can’t Love You Back- Easton Corbin- Ky is in his car and he wakes up from the bar and is feeling lost without Harper and his dad.
  • Wasting All These Tears- Cassadee Pope- This is the song I wrote the bar scene too. Ky was pissed at Harper and they got into it. (I actually cried while writing this scene)
  • How She Rolls- Chase Rice- The scene when Harper meets the boys in the band.
  • Goodbye- Secondhand Serenade- Harper was within her own mind out on the dock at the lake. She thought she was completely alone.
  • I Will Remember You- Ryan Cabrera- Harper was giving Ky time to deal with his family, but she decided she would go to him anyway.
  • 36 Days- Hawk Nelson- This was when Ky was frantically searching for Harper and needed to fix things.
  • Breathe Me- Sia- Moments during Ky’s dad’s funeral.

I rated Always Enough with FIVE LEAVES!!! I absolutely loved this book. I thought it couldn't get any better after I read Ever Enough (review coming soon) but boy, was I wrong. Stacy Borel did it again! This book is so lovable because I believed that this story could happen in real life. Harper is successful in her career. She works 60 + hours a week at her business as a relator that she built from the ground up. The only thing that Harper doesn't have in life is someone to love. Of course, she has her one night stands and her flings but she doesn't commit. That is her number one rule. That is where Kyler comes into the picture. Kyler Lewis has loved Harper since high school. He was the popular kid but he always wanted her. Harper and Kyler have been friends for years and have even hooked up but Harper will never commit.
I was so drawn into the relationship that Harper and Kyler have. Kyler loves Harper unconditionally, even though she may have baggage from family members not treating her the way she should be treated. I hope one day to have a man love me like Kyler loves Harper. There are other twists and turns in this book that I wasn't expecting as well. If you liked Emilyn and Finn's story from Ever Enought then you will LOVE Always Enough. Of course, we still get to hear from our lovely Finn and Emilyn in this book. Will Harper ever get over her fear of commitment and truly be with Kyler? Read Always Enough and find out! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Stacy Borel lives in southeast Texas with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. She is a military wife, and prior to that, was a military brat. She loves picking up and moving somewhere new every two to four years. Stacy is a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. If she isn't online, she is either writing or being a mom or wife.


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