Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway: Good Intentions by S.L. Scott

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Title: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise #2)
Author: S.L. Scott
Format acquired: ePub (eARC)
Publication date: September 5th 2013
Source: Received from author for blog tour (Thank you, S.L. and AToMR Book Blog Tours!)
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Two words sum up my summer in paradise—Evan Ashford. 

I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He’s become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more... needing to know he feels this too.

Although our connection won’t stop the summer’s end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry… Will our good intentions be good enough? But I’m all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I’m wrong.

Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman—Mallory Wray.

Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others’, reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again—soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won’t get to see her face every day. I’ve been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can’t help myself when it comes to her.

I kiss her.

Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.

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Oh. My. Goodness. Let me say that again, oh. My. Goodness.

I don't know if you saw my review of Good Vibrations (check it out HERE) but if you did, then you would know how much I enjoy that book. Definitely my favorite summer book! It had the perfect amount of drama, tension and the book overall will leave you wanting more. I fell in love with not only Evan *swoons* but even Mallory as well, she was such a headstrong and independent character that you can't help but just look up to her. And darn it, I fell in love with those two even more in Good Intentions.

At the very end of Good Vibrations there was a teaser for Good Intentions and when I read it I was just like, "Whaaaaat. Oh no she did-n't!" plus *head swivel* But when I finally got to read the sequel, all was made clear for me...

Here's what you need to do, if you've read Good Vibrations, multiply that to maybe a billion and then you'll get Good Intentions. S.L. Scott really pushed herself in this one because you don't just see a progression in the story but you also see a maturity and growth in the characters. Mallory, having gone back to her homestate, obviously had difficulty leaving the love of her live but she got through it, you know? She never doubted Evan (but of course, there were times when she was unsure of him because let's be honest, he's a chick-magnet, on purpose and not.) The distance between them plus Evan's mom's conniving she-devil ways were the obstacles that they faced that really threatened to tear them apart. I'm very excited to see what Mallory will do next in the third book (I recommend that she give Evan's mommy-dearest a good, hard bitch-slap. I volunteer!)

I adored Evan even more here. I was pretty shocked during the first few part of the book because I never expected that have happened to him, I mean, seriously? The guilt that he had to be carrying must've weighed like a ton of bricks. But moving on (no spoilers, hehe), Evan, coming from a wealthy family with a very cutthroat business, stepped up his game. He started taking big responsibilities and actually working for what he wanted, a future with Mallory. It was cool reading in his POV as well because you could really see what he went through, the "temptations", the struggles and all that. He didn't have it easy either but through it all, he was a guy with a goal and nothing ever hinders those kinds of guys.

S.L. Scott didn't sugarcoat this book with uber-cute moments and things like that, Good Intentions was filled with hurt, anger, passion and even hotter naughty scenes than its first book, it was very real and it will, without a doubt, grip you. There are characters that you will love and root for and there are also characters that you just want to get run over by an eighter-wheeler. #Truth I enjoyed this book even more than Good Vibrations and I'm positive that I'll love the third one just as much (or more!). It's not just the characters that mature every book, it's the author as well. S.L. Scott has her own signature writing style but you can definitely see a shift to her prose that will appeal to the readers. I can't wait for more Evan!! Ahem, I mean, Evan and Mallory. *awkward laugh*


About the author:

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of Amazon bestseller, A Prior Engagement, her debut novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Amazon best seller, Sleeping with Mr. Sexy, and Morning Glory—all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites. Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends. Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas. Visit her website at

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  1. Congratulations SL. I am looking forward to reading your book and series.

    Thanks for the giveaway. All the best.