Friday, January 31, 2014

Blog Tour: Layers by Sigal Ehrlich (Review & Giveaway)

Layers (Stark, #1)Layers by Sigal Ehrlich 
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Paperback, 299 pages
Series: Stark #1
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Buy It: Amazon | B&N

Description from Goodreads:
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidentally steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

I kind of went into this expecting just another one of those romances with guys who are all business-y and girls who are all kinds of special to them, etc. I expected to enjoy it, but I did not expect to be impressed. I did not expect to LOVE it. 

But I am and I did. 

I started this book just like it was any other, but was easily caught up in the writing and the story of Hayley. I think it helped that the story didn't start off with them meeting--like that would be all we'd read about for the whole entire book. Hayley is distinctly her own person, and that is established quickly. I ended up really liking Hayley, and her attitude. 

Another big plus for this book was that the jealousy wasn't overdone. Yes, they have their instances where they deal with the little green monster, they're only human. They have conversations about past relationships, of course. But none of it is TOO MUCH. I didn't want to punch a wall at jealous stupidity, which happens quite often honestly. But not with this book, which makes me love it even more! Along with the jealousy thing, I really loved how Layers didn't really drag on things. At the beginning of Daniel and Hayley's relationship, they didn't drag out the fact that they were totally lusting over each other. I like that we don't spend forever and a half dealing with little things, and we instead got into what was actually up.

I love Daniel Stark. He wasn't anything near a perfect character, and he was definitely not the nicest character (well, to people that weren't Hayley) but I found that to be endearing. He had his own stuff he had to work through and it was nice to see him try to do that for the sake of what he wanted with Hayley. He really grew on me as the story went on.

I flew through this book and was left making the ultimate gabby hands for the next book, Inner Core, which I will totally be reading in February. Seriously, I have no doubt in my mind. I adored THIS book so much. 

Overall, Layers was a great story that I highly enjoyed from beginning to end. The main character had an attitude I liked, the love interest won me over completely, and the writing pulled me into the story without a problem, not letting go until this chapter of Daniel and Hayley's story was told. I am definitely, without a doubt picking up the next book sometime very soon!

About the Author 
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

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Giveaway #1: 
(Just on my blog)
Leave a comment on this post about my review, and include your email address. I will pick a winner on February 10th for a digital copy of Layers. Trust me, you want this book. I LOVED IT! 

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  1. Yay I love it when a book goes beyond our expectations! So happy you enjoyed it sounds right up my alley too!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting Layers and for this great review, Jessica. <3 Sigal

  3. Sounds like a good read!! Thanks for the giveaway!


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