I am so thrilled that my friend has another new book coming out and that I get to be part of her blog tour. I think you are in for a great surprise. Be prepared to get your romance on! Make sure you read this with some tissues nearby.
Meet the main characters of Blue Sky.
How would you describe yourself? I think I would use the word “adjusting.” I’ve been through a lot since the death of my parents and I’m still trying to find myself.
Who is your best friend in the world and what is he/she like? It’s Meg. She’s my north star. I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s been there through all the awkwardness of growing up, the grief of losing loved ones, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding the man I’ve chosen to love.
What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? On your fridge? Nothing. That’s an old habit from my immaculate mother. On my floor? My laundry basket filled with clothes I haven’t folded yet. My nightstand? A picture of my parents, a picture of Meg and me, and a picture of Lewis.
How would you describe yourself? Professional. Loyal. Sneaky.
What is your family like? Obnoxious.
You are getting ready for a night out. Where are you going? What do you wear? Who will you be with? I’m going to a fancy restaurant with Sunny because going out with her is much better than dating. I’m wearing gray slacks, heels, and a wool sweater. It’s freezing!
How would you describe yourself? Lucky.
If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do? Stay inside, play cards, and cook dinner for Sunny.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting? I remember Jack standing up for me when we were younger. Even thought I’m older, he’s definitely more outgoing. Some kids were picking on me and Jack came over to threaten them. He even kicked one of them right in the shin. This has stuck with me because Jack is almost never serious. It reminds me that if I’m ever really in trouble, he’ll be there for me.
How would you describe yourself? Awesome.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing. Well, maybe I’d have a girlfriend. And my own apartment.
What is your greatest fear? Something bad happening to Sarah or Bridget.
Description: Sunny is bereaving the sudden death of her parents. Lewis is a homeless runaway seeking shelter in Sunny’s basement from an early winter storm. When they unexpectedly meet, Sunny wants nothing more than to kill him. After a bizarre hostage situation and a poker game, Sunny realizes that Lewis isn’t out to hurt her. Their initial distaste turns to friendship and love, but Sunny isn’t keen on starting a relationship with a man she knows so little about. Lewis is loyal, and his patience paramount. Sunny is hesitant but her love runs deep and true. They are separated unwillingly, and must struggle and face overwhelming odds to find each other again.
My Review: I don’t like to read romance novels in general but I made an exception and it paid off. Throw away everything you’ve thought about romance novels because Blue Sky is better.
Sunny is numb after the recent death of her parents. She feels lost and fuzzy- like she is out of focus. Her best friend Meg is a rock and tries to help her keep things together. And then she meets Lewis. At first she feels like a captive- held hostage in her own home and then Sunny’s world is turned upside down. Lewis just wants to disappear and separate himself from the past but yet still yearns for his family.
Melissa Lemon tackles the issue of being homeless and what drives a person to that occupation. I don’t know that I would’ve been able to give Lewis a chance and see passed his dirty clothes and long hair. Blue Sky really makes you exam the relationships in your life. Have you ever judged a person or situation without looking at the whole picture? Sunny will need to get passed this and stop thinking of Lewis as a service-project. And Lewis will need to stop running and trust his heart with the one person who could smash it to pieces or heal the cracks.
This story is thoughtful and redemptive. The romance is sweet. The characters are real. The emotions are raw. Thank you Melissa Lemon for not telling me how to feel and just showing me how tender love can be. Forgiveness is beautiful and romance does not need to just be about sex. I highly recommend this novel and especially for those out there like me who may not be a fan of romance novels. Take a chance and be inspired. This is her best work yet! [5 Stars ]
Author Bio:Melissa has had many imaginary friends (and enemies) since she was a child. Her vivid imagination had her writing stories and jotting down book ideas for years until she finally sat down and finished a novel. She is married to an awesome man and the proud mother of three children. Music is also an important part of her life and she shares time with her music students teaching them piano, cello or guitar. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Utah and currently resides in the Salt Lake area.
Melissa has two other novels. Cinder and Ella was published in 2011 and Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem in 2012.
Follow the Blue Sky Blog Tour. It ends on February 27, 2013
Blog Tour Schedule:
Debra’s Windows Into Writing
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Weaving a Tale or Two
Write Through the Noise
From the Other Side of the Mirror
Sparkles and Lightning
Contessa at the Crossroads
Novel Writing or Kung Fu Fighting
An Author In Progress
No Thought 2 Small
Writing with Shelly and Chad
Writer in the Pines
Shannen C Books