Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Mia's Heart (The Paradise Diaries #2) by Courtney Cole and Giveaway!

Mia's Heart
Author: Courtney Cole
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Lakehouse Press
Source: Kismet Book Tours

My name is Mia Giannis.
I am seventeen years old.
I live in Valese, Caberra.

This has become my mantra and my lifeline, having recently lost my memory due to a scary natural disaster.
Yeah.  I have amnesia.  Messed up, right?

You don't know the half of it.  

Not remembering anything has turned my world upside down. My parents try their hardest to “remind” me of who I was, but it doesn't feel right. Or, if what they're saying is true and that really was me, I'm not sure I like that person very much.  

And then there’s my love life.  Apparently, Gavin Ariastasis is my oldest and best friend in the world. Also, apparently, we’ve never dated.  But now, noticing him for what feels like the first time, he’s making my heart do somersaults.  He knows me inside and out—the real me.  Plus, he’s sexy and charming as hell.  Sounds perfect, right?  

But then... there’s the new guy. Quinn McKeyen – tall, gorgeous and deliciously American.  His mischievous grin and slow Midwestern drawl turn my insides to mush in two seconds flat making me question who I really am and what I really want.  

Seriously. What am I supposed to do with all that?!  I feel torn between them, but I barely even know who I am, let alone what I want.
I just hope my indecisive heart will clue me in.  And sooner rather than later…before I lose what little of my mind that I have left.

My Thoughts: 

I have been anxiously awaiting the return of Mia, Gavin, Quinn, Reece and Dante. Dante's Girl was such a sweet, fun read and I couldn't wait to find out if Mia was going to get her happily ever after as well.

Poor Mia! Really, I can't imagine waking up and not knowing anyone, not even yourself. How terrifying not to know anything about who you are, how you feel about someone, what you like or hate! If that's not enough, now she has the added stress of falling for a gorgeous guy. Wait...make that two gorgeous guys. She now has to decide which boy she's in love with and which one is just a friend. The stunning boy she's known all her life but can't remember or the rugged cowboy that makes her heart race? 

Luckily her best friends Reece and Dante come back ready to help Mia get her memories back and to help clean and rebuild the beautiful city of Caberra. There is a lot to love about this novel but one of my favorite parts was how gentle Reece was with Mia. She is always there for her and selflessly helps her through every scary, confusing moment. Even though Mia can't remember Reece she can see why Reece was her best friend.

I really enjoyed the way Cole had Mia grow without the edge of all of the resentment she had held onto with her mother. It was interesting to see her become basically who she had been without all that anger. As for the boys I definitely had my favorite picked out well before Mia did. 

Mia's Heart is a sweet novel that [aired up with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter's night just might have the ability to make your teeth ache (in a good way). I'm really curious to see what and who the next book has in store for us.

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About Courtney Cole

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Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.
She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.
Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
Learn more about Courtney and her books at

Check out Dante's Girl - the first book in the Paradise Diaries Series  
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