Abby’s Survival by BL Mooney – Blog Tour Stop with Reviews of Liv’s Existence and Abby’s Survival by Katie – NerdGirl KtLBLy

Synopsis

The sequel to Liv’s Existence
Love and Loss.
Two tiny words, each with their own powerful impact. They can both happen at any given moment and both can forever change your soul. It’s how you allow it to change you that matters. The hard part is finding a balance when the loss gets overwhelming. How do you do that when everyone you thought you couldn’t live without leaves you?
Loss is inevitable. I’ve had enough in my life to know that much. Now I’ve just got to figure out how to survive it.
Ages 18+ due to adult situations and violence. Some situations may be difficult for some readers.
 

Review (4)

Katie – Nerd Girl KtLBLy’s ARC Review

Liv’s Existence

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

***THIS ARC BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Olivia “Liv” has a secret that she’s been holding on to for 10 years. Her ex-boyfriend Adam did something to her so bad that now all she thinks of herself is damaged goods and that no man will ever really want her. Her best friend Kyle who she met through work cares about her so much and she cares about him but she doesn’t want to drag him down into her problems.
They work at a wedding planning shop where her ex Adam and his new fiancé Abby come in one day. Abby knows all about Adam’s past and the terrible event that happened to Liv and wants to see her. At first Liv runs away in fear but Abby goes to see how she is to calm her down. The two start becoming friends and Abby wants to help Liv find that she isn’t damaged goods and is a great loving person. She also thinks that if Liv will open up more she and Kyle may just be perfect for each other. In turn Liv is slowly showing Abby that even though you may love someone very much, love may not be the only reason to marry or even stay with someone.
The story was so beautifully written and seemed so genuine and honest. I definitely needed a few tissues with it because it was so heartbreaking with what Liv lived through. The characters all seem so real and loving and you are happy when they are happy and sad when their sad and just wish everything would work out in the end but it seems that it doesn’t always work that way unfortunately.
The ending was so amazing and shocking that you will definitely want and need to pick up book 2 right away!
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Katie – Nerd Girl KtLBLy’s ARC Review

Abby’s Survival 

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

 ***THIS ARC BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

The story takes place immediately after the first one “Liv’s Existence” (and yes you will have to read the first story to understand this one) and it’s just as good if not better. Right after the completely shocking ending of the first, the characters are still growing and trying to move on from the horrifying events. Is Liv strong enough to move on this time? Is Kyle strong enough to stick around after what happened to Liv? Does he even want to? How will Liv cope if Kyle isn’t in her life like he used to be?
Will Abby be able to move on and love again after realizing the mistakes from her past? Will Abby’s and Liv’s friendship still hold up once Liv starts to know more about Abby’s past? Where Liv’s Existence was more about Liv getting out and growing this one delves more into Abby’s past and what she went through. You find out how shocking and sad home life for Abby was and even get a few surprises when her brother Travis comes into town for a visit. Shocking twist and turns right after another keep this story so entertaining.
I went through all the emotions with this one: shock, sadness, happiness, anger, it really keeps you on your toes. Even with all the shocking twists and turns…I won’t give away the ending but I was cheering once I finished this.
Definitely a great follow up to a great story line. I would definitely recommend checking both stories out.

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Excerpt
John stepped in and closed the door. “That isn’t the reception I was hoping for.” He locked the door.
“And what reception was that? I couldn’t get the parade together for you since you never called to tell me you were ever coming back.” I never looked up while I talked, but I had heard him lock the door and my excitement grew. If I looked up, he would’ve known I wanted him—despite how indifferent I was trying to be.
I should’ve kept my eyes on him. He was next to me before I knew it, and he startled me as he twirled my chair around and knelt down in front of me. “I like you in skirts, Abs.” He slid his hand up my thigh.
“Jo–John.” I stopped his hand. “You don’t get to ignore me for ten days and then come waltzing into my office expecting me to drop my panties for you.” I turned back to my desk, proud that I had stood my ground. I hadn’t done that before.
John sighed and got up to go back to the chair in front of my desk. “I’m sorry, Abby. I’m a fool that had to figure out a few things, but I figured them out, and I’m here now.” He watched me work in silence for a few minutes. “When can you get out of here, so we can have a proper celebration?”
“And just what are we celebrating?”
“Us.”
I didn’t know if I had heard him right. I wanted to jump over the desk and onto his lap, but I was scared that I had misunderstood what he was saying. I swallowed. “Us? What do we have to celebrate?”
“Why don’t we talk about that over dinner? So, when can you go?”
“Why do you automatically assume I’m free for dinner—or anything else, for that matter?” I was still pissed he hadn’t called for ten days and came in as if nothing had happened.
“You’re pissed. I get it, and I deserve it. I’m in town for a few days, and if you change your mind, give me a call.” He was up and had the door open before he finished.
“Are you going to call me back this time?” I was still hurt, but didn’t want him to leave.
“No, I’m going to answer and not let it go to voicemail. I really am sorry, Abs. When you want me, call me, and we’ll talk over dinner.” He turned and walked out.
I stared at my phone. I wanted to call him back to the office desperately, but I didn’t want to seem too desperate. Who was I kidding? I picked up the phone.
He didn’t answer the phone, but stepped back into the doorway with a huge smile. “I thought you’d never call.” He locked the door again and was back by my side with just a few large steps. He lifted me out of my chair and put my arms around his neck. “This is the greeting you will greet me with from now on.” He slapped my ass and kissed me hard. “Understood?”
I grabbed the bulge in his jeans. “Keep ordering me around and slapping my ass like that, and I’ll never touch your little friend here again.” I squeezed. “Understood?”
A slow smile spread across his face. “Completely.”
I tried to not smile, but failed. “You just took that as a challenge.” I turned back to my desk.
John grabbed me and pulled me to him. I placed my hands on his chest to brace myself for impact before I slammed into him. “I’m not finished with you yet.” He cupped my face and brought it to his. He kissed me so softly and sweetly that I had trouble catching my breath. I was glad to finally have something good steal breath from me. I gripped his shirt, trying to pull him closer.
He stopped kissing me, but still held my face and looked in my eyes. He whispered, “I love you, Abigail Hughes.”
My eyes shot open wide as I tried to push on his chest. I needed to be out of his grip, but he wouldn’t let me go. “You can’t love me. I’m no good for you.”
He pulled me to him and wrapped his big arms around me. “It’s scary, isn’t it? To let yourself be this vulnerable with someone again takes a lot of trust—and I’m very happy and honored you decided to trust me.”
MeetTheAuthor
B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do–she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she’s made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up just fine.
B.L. lives in the Midwest and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.
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