Sunday, June 16, 2013

Watch Over Me Tour Stop: Review + Giveaway

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Title: Watch Over Me
Author: Tara Sivec
Published: June 14th 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon | B & N

Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt. 

Death changes everyone... 

To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone? 

Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kickstart her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.

But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year? 

Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?

My Thoughts


The three words you just read pretty much sums up my thoughts about Watch Over MeYou know what? Tara Sivec instantly got me in her opening line…

Death changes everyone.

It’s what happens in the real life where there are no castles and kings and queens or princes to save the day and fight the bad guys. The world that we’re living in is a harsh, cruel world where bad things happen and sometimes, there’s nothing we can do about it.

Watch Over Me is a story about an ordinary girl who lost one of the most important persons in her life and it ruined her. It broke her… to bits and pieces. I admire the strength of the main character, Addison, in this novel because even though she went through so many things, she still managed to keep it together. She was the girl who was forced to live someone else’s dream and do someone else’s job. I can’t imagine being her. Losing a person you love the most and then having an alcoholic father is too much and I guess that made her character more relatable and memorable.

I especially liked Tara’s writing style and the flashbacks in Watch Over Me. It made the scenes more genuine and more touching, like the therapy session scenes. I honestly felt like I was also part of the story because of those scenes where they talk about life and coping and learning how to live again.

I also loved Zander’s character because of his persistence, humor and attitude towards Addison. He made sure to make her feel special in every little way that he can and in every single moment that they were together. I just hope that I got to know a little more about him since the story kind of focused with Addison. But other than that, I didn’t have any issues with the whole novel.

I love how Sivec wrote Watch Over Me because the emotions were raw and intense and the pacing was perfect. Readers will surely appreciate her writing style and the characters in this book because of the authenticity of the emotions that were put in it.

Watch Over Me is an intensely emotional read that will teach you to stand up when you fall and ask for help when you’re too tired of it all. It’s a story of love, loss, redemption and healing.

My Rating

About the Author

T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans.

T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime

Find Tara on: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

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  1. Hey, Rach! Great review! Watch Over Me is in my to-read but I didn't really read much reviews. I just want to read it because of the blurb and the pretty cover. But thanks to your review, I now know that it's really good as well. Looking forward to reading it! :D

  2. Love that first line. It makes me want to read more. So true and so sad but a truth we all have to earn to live with. Great review Rachel :-)


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