Finding Forever

Finding Forever

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Woman Gone Mad Blog tour!

Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman's life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending. 

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

The safety of a small southern upbringing and a happy normal family couldn't keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves its mark like the bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lillian tries to stay optimistic, but when faced with a choice that could destroy her future, she gives in to the temptation.

When your first true love comes crashing into your happily ever after, you're supposed to walk away. Not fall back in love.

But saying no to Leo was something Lillian could never do... 

Once lines are crossed is there any going back? 

Or is the risk that Lillian Shaw takes going to leave her broken again... 

And this time be enough to make her A Woman Gone Mad? 

***Warning: This is not a shy and tender fairytale love story. It's a raw, tragic, and gritty story inspired by true events. This book is not for the faint of heart, it contains graphic language, sex, violence, and drug use. MATURE Audiences Only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

I'll admit it, I wasn't sure what to think when I first started reading. It wasn't a drag me in to the story... AT FIRST, BUT!

Each chapter drew me in further until I was so absorbed that I couldn't stop. No. Not until My heart was cut out and fed back to me. I'll admit it. I broke the ef down and cried. Washed the makeup off because I could no longer dab the tears away. It was the realism, knowing the events that made me cry were real and true. And then to have to deal with another blow, and another? I wanted to take Lil' under my wings and find the beautiful HEA she deserves.

There are some crazy times, some crazy teen moments I could totally relate to. Midlife changes I could relate to and pain I could relate to, but on some levels, I'm not sure if I could deal with some of the most tragic moments. I certainly was crushed with the pain of knowing and dealing with what Lil' had to deal with. Life is not fair. Not in the least. Life can be cruel, it can bring us to the lowest depths and to a point we feel we cannot come back and give up, but it's all of those things that can make us a stronger person.

This isn't a story where you can complain (though people will find a way to complain about anything that is nothing) about the characters, not when it's based on a true story. And not when you run with the heroine and know her pain, feel her pain right with her. It's the happy moments that took away a little of the heartache I felt and I really want more of Lillian's future.

I absolutely LOVED this story. LOVED it. It drew every emotion out of me and I love that. This is a story for those who can take a beating, who can handle the gritty and the emotional pitfalls. It's not a story for the weak, but more for those who can handle descriptive writing and more than a PG sex scene.

LOVED A Woman Gone Mad