Thursday, July 17, 2014

Invitation: Review

From Goodreads:
Can the love of a good man bring you back to life? Dr. Liam Mason wants to try...

Madison Spencer is a focused medical student, concerned only with work and paying the bills. She hides her beauty and once passionate spirit behind a quiet plain Jane facade. Since she was drugged, stripped, and photographed by a vengeful ex, she has stayed away from men and kept her heart and body safe. But the loneliness is becoming more than she can bear.

When heart-stoppingly gorgeous Dr. Liam Mason walks into her world, she knows she's in trouble. The attraction is instant, but Madison expects her past to be a deal-breaker.

Instead, Liam offers to bring her back to life. No love, no commitment, just straight-up fun. Madison's sensible mind resists, but her body is willing. Together the young doctors explore love, and all its many obstacles.

Deep inside, each wonders if they've found their perfect match. But their fears threaten to destroy the world they're building together. 

Will they each be strong enough and brave enough to risk their hearts to have it all?

My Review:
Oh, this was a nice, sweet, realistic romance! I loved these characters, they were real, with real problems and conflicts, and those conflicts! Oh, utterly enjoyed watching them make themselves miserable sometimes! Not that I liked their pain, just the conflict, the sparks striking!

Madison has had a hard time. Her dad's a minister, and when her ex drugged and photographed her naked body, then posted the pictures online, well, yeah, not something that a minister approves of. Especially since he doesn't believe her. Which doesn't help with her fear/hatred of men.

And then there's Liam, who while he looks great on the eyes, hides problems of his own, like insecurity, and while he's a nice enough of a guy, he does break up with Madison! Because he was afraid. Which was too bad at the time, besides that it made conflict!

Yeah, the conflict! Most of it was of a romantic nature-and what great romance did they have, even if originally they were trying to keep it just physical-but there were other conflicts, because this was a real book, and romance is not the only conflict in real life!

Yeah, I really enjoyed this book, nice, sweet, and just really great!

Author: Christina Hoffman
Read: July 16th, 2014
Source: Pump Up Your Book Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: Smashwords
Published: April 16th 2014
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Christina Hoffman was born in London, England. She moved with her family throughout Canada and the US, and has finally put down her suitcase, for now, in San Francisco.

She believes that everyone has the right to feel both smart and sexy. We don’t have to be one or the other! She writes stories about characters who live in the real world and who, somehow, still believe in love.
She’s starting a mini-revolution. She writes sexy stories, but hasn't lost the romance from her Romances. Enough with whips — back to lips!

She hopes you enjoy her stories and see yourself in her characters. After all, they are based on smart and sexy people, just like you.

Christina’s latest book is the contemporary romance, Invitation.

Visit her website at

Contact and Buy AKA Links:

Stops on the Tour:
Monday, May 5
Book Featured at Examiner

Tuesday, May 6
First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, May 7

Friday, May 9
Interview at As the Page Turns

Monday, May 12
Interview at Mia Downing’s Blog

Tuesday, May 13
First Chapter Reveal at Sapphyria’s Steamy Books

Thursday, May 15
First Chapter Reveal at Bewitching Bibliophile

Monday, May 19
Interview at Authors to Watch

Tuesday, May 20
Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, May 21

Thursday, May 22
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews

Monday, May 26
Book Featured at Cherry Mischievous

Tuesday, May 27
Interview at The Book Connection

Friday, May 30
First Chapter Reveal at Literarily Speaking

Monday, June 2

Tuesday, June 3
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, June 5
Guest Blogging at Passionate Encounters

Friday, June 6
Guest Blogging at A Little Bit of Spice

Monday, June 9
Book Feature at Confessions of a Reader

Tuesday, June 10
Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, June 11

Thursday, June 12

Monday, June 16
Guest Blogging at I Heart Reading

Tuesday, June 17
Book Review at Bewitching Bibliophile

Monday, June 23
Book Review at Doing Some Reading

Tuesday, June 24
Book Review at My Daily Romance

Friday, June 27
Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, July 8

Wednesday, July 9
First Chapter Reveal at Literal Exposure

Thursday, July 10
Character Interview at The Literary Nook

Monday, July 14
Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, July 15
Book Review at Booklover Sue

Thursday, July 17
Book Review at Words I Write Crazy

Monday, July 21

Tuesday, July 22
Interview at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, July 23
Interview at Fantasy Pages

Thursday, July 24
Guest Blogging at Bewitching Bibliophile

Monday, July 28
Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama

Tuesday, July 29

Wednesday, July 30
Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, July 31
Book Tour Highlights at PUYB Virtual Book Club


  1. Dear Louisa,

    Thank you so much for helping with this book tour and including it on your fabulous page!

    I was so excited to read your review -- I thought it was well thought-out and kind.

    I hope you're having a wonderful summer.



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