Blog Tour & Giveaway: I Stand Before You

Title: I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1)

Author: S.R. Grey

Release date: September 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours



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Book Description:

When it comes to tattooed bad boys, Chase Gartner is the real deal. Partying, engaging in meaningless sex, getting into fights---Chase indulges in it all during his late teen years, thus firmly solidifying his status as a heartbreakingly gorgeous but way-too-dangerous-to-trust guy in his hometown of Harmony Creek, Ohio. Then, following one fateful night of reckless decisions, Chase's actions finally catch up to him and land him in prison.

Now, four years have passed and Chase finds himself a free man. He returns to Harmony Creek, ready to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding his shattered life.

Things are off to a promising start when he meets Kay Stanton, a young woman with a tragic past of her own. Despite a powerful attraction, Chase and Kay are naturally hesitant to become involved. That's why friendship feels like the safest option. But when passions ignite and love blossoms, a relationship that is destined and meant to be can only be resisted for so long. When Chase and Kay finally succumb to their feelings they realize being together feels more right and true than anything they have ever experienced.

But their love is soon tested. Chase's wild past still haunts and tempts him, and Kay is keeping a secret that could tear them apart.

I Stand Before You is a journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it's a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. First in a series.

***Warning: contains graphic sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***

Recommended for ages 17+

Kath's thoughts:  I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1)

My thoughts: I pretty much liked it at first. It was really a good start. Bad guy of the town Chase Gartner had my heart the very first I read his point of view and of course the goody good girl Kay Staton. Both have a heart breaking past that they wanted to be forgotten, to be erased and start a new life without the judgment.

I love (my boy) Chase Gartner thoughts it’s pretty much the thought of an ex-drug user, whose hopes and dreams are crushed by a sudden change in his past. You know, I really understand Chase for using drugs to be high, to get away even for just a while because his past is… just… sudden? I don’t know the right word to describe it but I really understand him. All of a sudden change in his family that it affected him to use drugs. And that was his mistake! For using drugs being, a bad-ass boy in his past but the past is past right? “As I stand before you, judge me not” and that was exactly what Chase Gartner needs. A person who will give him a second chance who will not judge him that he’ll repeat the same mistakes he has done in the past.

Then there’s Kay Staton a girl who hides her true self in Sunday floral dresses and cardigans, and doll shoes, a typical description for the girl next door right? But no, Kay also suffers from a wrecking past. A lost that she still blames herself every single time she could.

So basically what I’m saying is there’s two broken people in the past who found each other whole when put together. Find out their past and how they’d overcome it together and also don’t judge this book as a typical NA story because yes they’ll end up being together but no is wasn’t that easy for the both of them. Well as I said I liked the beginning of it but in the end I felt like there’s still more into the story, that should have been describe too, but it felt like it was rushed or then again maybe it’s just on hold for the upcoming book 2 titled Never Doubt Me

3 Hearts!

S.R. Grey is the author of Harbour Falls and Willow Point, first and second novels in A Harbour Falls Mystery series. She is also the author of I Stand Before You, first novel in the Judge Me Not series (New Adult/Contemporary Romance).

Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College, as well as an MBA from Duquesne University.

She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third installment in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014, as well as Never Doubt Me, second novel in the Judge Me Not series.

Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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1 comment:

  1. Lori, thank you for taking part in the ISBY blog tour. I am saddened to hear you never received your ARC. If you'd still like to read/review ISBY I'd be happy to provide you with a copy.