Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review Tour & Giveaway: Skygods by Sarah Latchaw

Skygods (Hydraulic, #2)
Skygods by Sarah Latchaw
(Hydraulic #2)
August 26, 2014
Omnific publishing
Genre: Women's Fiction
(Contains: some strong language, sexual references)
Source: eARC for Honest review

Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.

A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.

Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood braces for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.

Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?
My Review:

Skygods is the second book in the Hydraulic trilogy. I fell in love big time with Samuel and Kaye's story in the first book, Hydraulic Level Five, and couldn't wait to get my hands on this sequel. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. I am completely in love with Samuel and Kaye. If you have not started this series, I highly recommend it.

What I love about this series is the incredibly thoughtful way the build-up, break down, and then repair and renewal of a relationship is handled. There are no quick fixes here. There is damage and deceit and drama to be dealt with. And that just touches on what we learned from the first book. Then here we add in more layers of revelations and discoveries. But all the while these twists and turns do not overwhelm the baseline that is a beautiful love story between two souls connected since childhood. I loved watching the way Samuel and Kaye are learning so much about themselves and about each other, the way they are connecting all the pieces of their past, but also connecting to each other in the present at a level far deeper than I think they could have imagined.
As for Samuel and Kaye, I just love them. They have completely captured my heart. Their love story is so beautiful and tender. They've made mistakes, they've had many challenges, the depths of their characters are being tested, and their future road has more bumps to traverse. But their love is strong, and watching them grow through it all is a touching, refreshing journey. And while this one does not end on a cliffhanger or anything - it ends in a good place - I already can't wait for the last book. Because I simply want to read more and more about this incredible and enchanting couple and their heartfelt and thoughtful (and very romantic) journey.
Series Links:
Hydraulic Level Five (Hydraulic, #1)
Hydraulic Level Five #1

Skygods (Hydraulic, #2)
Skygods #2
About the Author:
author Sarah Latchaw
Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads and fields. She also loves to explore far-away places, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures in many different countries, and each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her photo albums.

Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, with the loving support of her husband, she pursued a career in creative writing and was awarded her MA from Iowa State University.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She is not thrilled when she wakes to her cats smothering her face. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa—one of the best places to live and work.

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