Blog Tour: Maverick

by | Aug 31, 2013 | KUWTR

Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.
Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn’t help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.
Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen’s tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can’t stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He’s more worried about losing his heart.

Review by Monique

Maverick is a perfect love story, because sometimes
in our lives we have to risk the hazardous and sometimes deadly conditions of
life’s biggest waves to find a greater appreciation of friendship and love with
not only ourselves but others too.

The story
begins with Kellen Handler, who is struggling to live everyday because he has
been struck with grief. He decides to bury his sorrows in two things: booze and
women, trying to forget that his best friend, Jay Torres, died because of him.
Unfortunately, the Tour is not happy with his behavior and sends Public
Relations, Gina Bellori to fix his reputation. 
Kellen and Gina are both not happy about the arrangement, but agree it
is short-term assignment, until sparks ignite. Gina also understands Kellen’s
struggles because she is fighting similar demons in her past too.

Then there
is Rip, Kellen’s black cat, who is adorable because Kellen shares his story how
he becomes a part of his life and your heart just explodes with Kellen’s softer
side and make you love him even more.

Will Kellen
and Gina get past their personal demons, so they can relationship or will their
past over shadow their future? Maverick
is a beautiful love story that will capture your attention immediately and will
be unable to put the book down. While reading, you will find yourself on an
experiencing many emotions like CRYING, LAUGHING, and FALLING IN LOVE.  

I rate Anna
Cruise’s novel, Maverick – 5 RADICAL

I tried not to stare at her. The alcohol had loosened her up a little. Her cheeks were rosy, her eyes a little glassy, a smile permanently planted on her lips. Her hair had loosened, a sloppy mess of a bun, and she reached up to undo it. Within seconds, her hair fell to her shoulders and all I wanted to do was reach out and touch it, to see if it felt as soft as it looked.
“What?” she asked.
I looked away. “Nothing.”
“Bullshit. You were staring at me. Is my mascara running? Do I have sour cream on my chin?” She wiped at her mouth.
“No. You look fine.” Better than fine. I tried to think of something to say, something that wouldn’t give away what I was thinking about. “So, did I earn another question?”
She raised an eyebrow. “Another question?”
I leaned back in my chair, rocking on its back legs. “You told me I had to earn them,” I said. “I did the speech. I behaved myself. That earn me another question?”
“I already answered questions,” she reminded me. “Remember? On the car ride down?”
“Yeah, but that was because I wore that ridiculous get-up you made me put on. Now I get more questions. You know, for not screwing up my speech. And for not hitting on girls.”
She made a face and I wondered if it was because I’d brought up girls or because she was still hell- bent on not telling me anything about herself.
“Come on,” I said. “What the hell are you afraid of?” I knew I was goading her but I didn’t care.
The frown on her face grew. “I’m not afraid.”
“Then I get another question.”

Anna Cruise has been writing and drooling over boys since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change…

Her novels include IT WAS YOU, IT WAS ME, IF I FALL, SET IN STONE and MAVERICK. Additional titles releasing during 2013 include a stand-alone NA, DOWN BY THE WATER and two untitled novels.




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