Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Blog Tour & Review for Clash by CA Harms

Title: Clash
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary NA Romance
Published: April 12, 2016 Publisher: Limitless Publishing
It was time to fight back. 
Time to live. 
Too much of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were learning to love, I was fighting to live. 
I had broken free of the hate. 
Finally getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I refused to allow them anymore of my freedom. 
I will not fall… 
Not this time.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an emotional read that kept you wanting more and more every page. My heart broke for Payton and what she had to live through. With an alcoholic father who was abusive, a mother who left years before. CA Harms has delivered yet another amazing novel for her readers. This book is not only traumatic and raw but also beautiful, hopeful, and will have your heart beating frantically out of your chest.

Even with all the pain and torture Payton has gone through he has come out of it a strong willed woman. Does she have her moments? Yes. I dont know what person wouldnt after enduring all that she has endured. But with her best friend Casey at her side as well as Casey's family she slowly gets through it. Payton has been in love with Dylan (Casey's brother) since she was 13 but he only ever sees her as his little sisters friend or so Payton thinks. Dylan and Payton are perfect for each other and I loved both of them. There was a twist in this book that I never saw coming. I thought it was one thing and it ended up being something completely different and man oh man. I love how Dylan stood up to Payton and reassured her through the book and praised her every chance he got so she knew that all the horrible things her father spewed were just that horrible.

But can Payton and Dylan keep things from falling apart when her past catches up to her? Will Payton push Dylan away so he cant see how broken she is inside. Or does Dylan just not care and will do anything for Payton.

This novel gives you the perfect balance of dark and light. It will knock you down and shred your heart and then a few minutes later pick it all right back up put it together. But be warned there are probably some triggers for some people.

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I was eleven years old when Maggie, my mother, left. Just packed her bags and walked away. She just couldn't deal with it anymore; the hate and anger was all too much. But there was something I would never understand. Why did she choose to leave me behind? It was something I often wondered.
That was seven years ago.
Seven long years of dealing with the backlash of her absence. My father had always been a broody, irritable man—extremely unapproachable. I guess that was one of the reasons my mother chose to leave. That, and the fact he was a heavy drinker. Alcohol, to him, was like breathing; it was something his body had to have to survive. His perpetual intoxication almost always led to a fight between them—a physical fight full of anger. For days I would see the marks of those disagreements gracing my mother’s beautiful face. He tore her down whenever and however he could. I remember lying in bed at night wishing I could stop him, hoping for someone, anyone, to take my mother and me away to safety.
At all costs I found myself doing whatever I could to avoid him. Though he never lay a hand on me before Maggie left, things changed afterward. He became even angrier and more violent; I never even thought that was possible. Those nights of terror I used to listen to my mother live through now became my own.
It didn’t matter what I did or how much I abandoned, in his eyes I still screwed everything up. He blamed me for all that was wrong in his life; it all fell at my feet.
Soon it would all be over; I had plans. All I had to do was finish these last few months of school and I could escape forever. No matter what it took, or how many jobs I had to work, I would be rid of John Walters.

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



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