Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release Day, Review & Giveaway:The Resolution of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

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Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen
and her new book

THE RESOLUTION OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN!


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Synopsis
 Things are going good for Callie and Kayden. They’re still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they’ve moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future.

Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and they’re left facing tough choices. But Callie and Kayden learn that as long as they have each other, they can make it through just about anything. And in the end, they discover what they really want out of life.


Excerpt
“She’s just being nice,” Kayden says gazing down at me. His hair is ruffled and his jawline is scruffy and he looks so happy. “And it’s nice… that she wants to be so nice... it could be worse than an overnice mother.”
“Yeah, I know.” I sigh, knowing he’s right, that it could be worse, that I could have a mother like his mother. “I just wish she’d be just a little bit less embarrassing.” I raise my hand and make a pinching gesture with my fingers. “Maybe just a teeny tiny bit.”
“Yeah, I doubt that’s ever going to happen.” Kayden slips his shirt off and chucks it aside. His jeans ride low on his hips, giving me a view of his abs and chest that is crisscrossed with scars. “I did find it funny when she kept cracking jokes all through dinner about how she thinks we’re going to end up getting married.” He kneels down on the mattress, nudging my knees open with his knees until I spread open my legs for him.
“Oh God.” Shaking my head, I cover my face with my hands. “I’m glad you find it funny because I’m sure most guys would be running for their lives.”
The mattresses moves as he leans over me and puts a hand on each side of my head. I crack my fingers apart and look at him. He’s been so much happier since he put the past behind him. He seems to breathe freer, smile more, and it’s probably the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen. “Well, just make sure you really want this,” I say as he moves one of my hands away from my eyes.  “Because you still have time to run.”
He shakes his head, his tongue slipping out of his mouth to wet his lips. “No running here,” he whispers in a raspy voice that I know only means one thing—he wants me. “Ever.” He moves my other hand away from my face then pins my arms above my head.
A while ago, the movement would have sent my heart soaring and not in a good way. But now… well, it freaking soars like a bird high up in the sky never wanting to return to land ever. It soars because it’s free. It soars for him.
“You want me,” I tease as he leans down to kiss me.
“You’re right,” he says. “And then I want to give you your present.”
“But you already gave me my present.” I pat my pocket where the tickets to the concert are that he gave me. He said it was for a redo of a night that should have been special, but he couldn’t give it to me then, but he was ready now to give me everything I deserve—his words not mine. My mom practically fainted when he said it. And me, well I think I fell in love with Kayden even more.
“Yeah, but that one was only the first part.” He kisses me, then softly bites my bottom lip before he leans back for air. “There’s more,” he breathes against my lips, coming in for another kiss. “But you have to wait.”
“Until when?” I wonder, my heart skipping a beat as his hands wander for the button of my jeans.
“Until we’re done with this.” He gives me a wicked smile as he flicks my button undone.


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What I thought about The Resolution of Callie and Kayden


The Resolution of Callie and Kayden is heart-warming tale of triumph over adversity and a gut-wrenching look at the scars that adversity has left behind. 

Still recovering from being raped by her brother's friend at age 12, Callie seems much further along in the process of getting better.  She's even optimistic, dreaming of getting out of the dorm and into an apartment with Kayden.  There's talk of future there, and even though she has her moments, she has grown so much, as evidenced by a chance meeting with someone she'd rather forget. I really liked her in The Resolution -- and she really comes through for Kayden. It's not hard to feel the deep love there. 

Kayden is still suffering from the trauma of being beaten regularly by his father, not to mention being stabbed and left for dead. It's clear he's still struggling with it all, and when his brother Dylan calls to say that their parents have been found, Kayden slips back into old habits. Talk about heart-breaking. But Callie lifts him up and brings him back in a lovely scene on Halloween.  It was so great to see a different point of view of this night. I loved having Seth, Luke and Violet as part of this story, even if it was only in the back ground. 
  
In a pivotal moment in the story, Kayden is tested when there's news about his parents and his mother attempts to get in touch with him.  He learns what family is all about and the series concludes with a very nice moment between Callie and Kayden that warmed my heart.  

Lots of great emotion in this story and it carries all the way to the end. Great conclusion to the series. Recommended. 





Giveaway
SERIES READING ORDER
Book 1: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
Available from
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes   

Book 2: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden
Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes   

 Book 3: The Destiny of Violet and Luke  
Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble , and iTunes   

Book 4: The Probability of Violet and Luke  
Available on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and Smashwords  

 Book 5: The Certainty of Violet and Luke  
Available on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and Smashwords  

 Book 6: The Resolution of Callie and Kayden  
 Available on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and Smashwords



The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.





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