~~Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway~~ Eyes Wide Open by Renee Dyer

(Healing Hearts #2)
Renee Dyer

Adriana Monroe had her life planned out.  She was going to marry Alex, have a house full of kids, and spend as much time as possible with their friends.  But, life had other plans.  Life stole Alex from her and Adriana grieved his loss so badly, when she had the chance to love again with Tucker Stavros, she couldn’t do it.  She was broken and felt her love for Alex would break Tucker, too.  So, she walked away.

Now, her heart is shattered and she’s mourning the loss of both men.

Tucker Stavros has lived his life looking for love.  After losing his mom at a young age and being abandoned by his dad, the only love he’s known is from his Grams.  His relationships have been disasters.  He’s never felt that spark… until he met Adriana Monroe.  Everything changed for him the second he saw her smile.  He didn’t care that she was grieving.  He didn’t care that she was broken.  He saw himself in her lost eyes.  He would have done anything to make her his.  Just when he thought they were becoming something special, she walked out of his life, crushing his heart.

Now, he’s alone, afraid he’ll never find anyone that makes him feel the way he felt for her.

Tragedy strikes and Tucker and Adriana find themselves thrown together once more.  Will she continue to protect him by staying away, or will she find that her heart will take what it wants?  Will Tucker shy away from her, or will he run to her and show her why they belong together?  Will they hide from each other, or will they walk into the unknown with their Eyes Wide Open knowing that in order to heal, you have to first be broken?

A Review of Eyes Wide Open
This story quickly became one of my favorite reads of the year. In the first book, we get Adrianna and Tucker, meeting, knowing they are attracted to each other, yet both so broken they don’t know how to react or move forward. In Eyes Wide Open, we get the story from where the first book left off. I could not put this one down. With so many different emotions from all of the characters, you really feel what they feel. There are so many twist and turns that when you think you are over the shock of one twist, another one jumps out at you again. I was totally captivated by Adrianna and Tucker’s story from book one, and it carried all the way through to the end of this book! I hope we get more with these characters as I want to know what is going on with the rest of them too! Great Job by Renee Dyer! Really looking forward to more of her work! ~Reviewed by Chell
(Healing Hearts #1)
Renee Dyer
For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better.  She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend.  Life is perfect.  It’s a fairy tale really.

But one night changes everything for her.

Suddenly she’s alone.  She’s afraid to trust and afraid to love.  Most of all she’s afraid she’s broken beyond repair.  Nightmares torment and haunt her every time she closes her eyes.

Will she ever be the same?

For Tucker Stavros it looks to the outside world like things come easy for him.  He’s gorgeous, rich, famous, has a hot girlfriend.  Hell, he’s a movie star.  If women aren’t trying to get with him then men are wishing they are him.  What they don’t see is the broken child hiding behind the smiles he fakes for the cameras.  They don’t see the man who wakes up drenched in sweat from his nightmares from a past he can’t escape.

Betrayal sends him running.

A chance encounter throws Tucker and Adriana together.  They try to fight their attraction for each other.  They feel they’re too broken for the other.

Will they continue to suffer in the hell of dreamland separately or will they find that Waking Up to real life together can be so much sweeter?

A Review of Waking Up
This is one of those “grip you from page one and doesn’t let you go even after the book has ended” stories. Thankfully I have book two ready to go as soon as I finish this review. Adrianna has been through hell and back. Suffered more loss than it seems anyone could survive. She hasn’t been living because of the pain and the guilt she feels. She even has pushed the people closest to her back so that they don’t know the truth of her heartbreak. Her secrets keep them in the dark.
Tucker has just been blindsided by his girlfriend Victoria. He has left Vancouver trying to escape the pain he now feels. But being a movie star, it isn’t always easy to hide. He finds himself in a small town in New Hampshire and in Adrianna’s neighborhood. Actually, in front of her house. When these two meet, everything starts changing for them. They seem to be healing each other. But guilt doesn’t always let you move on and learning to let go isn’t something that either of them really know how to do. Can these two find a way to rebuild all they have lost? And can they find a way to do that together? Or will the pain and guilt that has ate at Adrianna for so long be the end of her healing and set her back again? Highly recommend this book! ~Reviewed by Chell


From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents.  Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel.  Although she’s surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance.  That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband.  She’s a true New Englander.  You’ll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book.  To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty.  Ask her questions and she’ll answer them.  She’s an open book, pun fully intended.

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