Thursday, 6 November 2014

Blog Tour: Even the Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell [review]

Title: Even the Moon Has Scars
Author: Steph Campbell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Wordsmith Publicity
Publication Date: 28th October 2014
Cover Designed by The Cover Lure
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Tell Me About It
Two strangers.
Two broken hearts.
One night to set each other free.

Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded.
Lena Pettitt was born a miracle.
And her parents never let her forget it.
Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most--her life.

Gabriel Martinez’s heart has been ripped out.
His pride has been stomped on.
Oh, and he now has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true.

Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandpa’s old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house--but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part he’s spent eight weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmother’s or…

A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe nor Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out.

As jaded as he is, Gabe can’t deny the fact that he’s excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things.

Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that it’s finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined.

All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty.
It’s one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.

I was born with half of a working heart, and as a consequence, I will only live half of a life.
This quote is so poignant and so relevant to the story, its scary seeing how over protective Lena's family is, and she is basically half a person.
When I first hear about Even the Moon Has Scars I knew it was one I had to read so when I filled in the form to be part of the tour I had no expectations whatsoever that I would be accepted, so when I got the email with my review copy I was beyond excited and could not wait to jump into the pages.

Gabriel is one of the first characters we meet, and under not so great circumstances too. His plan to rescue his ex end up with him sitting inside a jail cell, until his Mum gets him and immediately sends him packing to live with grandmother. Lena is next to be introduced, she was born with heart defect and has forever been wrapped in cotton wool, unable to even stay alone without a babysitter as her parents fear she will be sick. She is almost seventeen and hasn't had the chance to experience a normal life. I felt so sorry for her having to deal with this, but I could also see where her parents were coming from in trying to keep her that extra bit safe.

 Even the Moon Has Scars was a quick read and only took a few hours to read. It tracks a series of events that mostly occur in the space of 24 hours between Lena and Gabriel as they explore Boston. I really enjoyed getting to sight-see with these characters, visit the hidden gems of Boston, and enjoy several firsts with Lena. Seeing these strangers start to open up to each other and really trust the other person was enlightening, especially considering they both have completely different backgrounds and home lives. They both have their own secrets and their own issues that they are trying to run from, but they don't judge the other, they just take it all on board.

Even the Moon Has Scars is a book that really makes you feel, seeing how the characters live or are treated and really getting that glimpse into how it affects their personalities, themselves. This is another great book from the author, but from Stephanie Campbell what do you expect. The only issue I had with Even the Moon Has Scars was it ended too soon, I want MORE!!!!!!

About the Author:

Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now lives in the hot, humid south. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. When she's not writing or taking care of her brood, she's reading or scouring travel sites, always ready for life's next adventure.

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