Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blog Tour with Review: The Perfect Emotion by Melissa Rolka

We are excited to feature The Perfect Emotion today! I had the pleasure of reading Perfect Distraction (book one) a couple of weeks ago and I am absolutely honored to be a part of this blog tour hosted by...

 Also, be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a great giveaway!!

 Publication Date: February 17, 2014


  The story of Kate, Kyle and Reed continues in this second novel of The Perfect Series. Kate (Katherine) Monroe is finally coming to heads with the decisions she’s made in the past to keep herself distracted at any cost. Learning to move on and forward with the conflicts in her life is harder than she expects though. With Kyle continuing to attempt reconciliation and Kate’s mom back at home, avoiding and running are no longer an option. 
  All along Kate’s mind and heart are consumed with Reed, but she fights to push her feelings and desires to the side. Despite the obvious pull and connection she has with Reed she finds it difficult to let him in… and trust in herself. However, Reed’s perseverance and patience never wavers and eventually he uses the one thing that had always brought them together… tennis. 
  As Reed and Kate begin to embark on a new relationship they face the past and the present head on. Along the way, new challenges and emotions arise testing the direction of their future together. 

Can Kate forgive herself and trust Reed in order to latch onto the one emotion she needs most… love? 

About the Author

   Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.

   The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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4 Stars  

My thoughts; I was left with my heart falling out of my chest at the end of book one. I wanted it to end on a calmer note with the characters and their relationship issues in a semi-resolved state. But instead I get a big ol' cliffhanger. Luckily, (being I was late to the series) I didn't have to wait long for book two. 

 When The Perfect Emotion begins my heart is still broken and the crack gets bigger as I realize how much time has passed between book one and two. It has been months and I am devastated. In my head I had them working on everything in a matter of days. I saw Reed storming off on his white horse and rescuing Kate from her emotional despair. Also, in my head, I am very dramatic. ^_^ 

 I fell so in love with Kate and Reed as a couple during book one that I knew I could not be happy unless they were together. Reed may have been a bit of a playboy before he met Kate but most of the books guys I fall for were. That being said he is DEVOTED to her 100% and I love that

  When the two finally come back into the same room, you just KNOW that things are going to be okay. They may need time to become PERFECT and they may need time to understand each other better but they will. And let's face it when Reed says this.....

....I literally swooned. He is pretty much the PERFECTION in the title. He could not be a more perfect male if he were created from someone's imagination and written.... oh wait..... moving on.

  I was happy with the way this book ended. The characters are in a good place, they are open and honest with each other. No more secrets or abandonment issues. However, the Epilogue has me curious about the dynamic of  Book 3. Will the main characters still be Kate and Reed or will we be reading from a whole new character POV. Nothing to do now except wait and see. If you have yet to read this serious, I highly recommend. 

Happy Reading!! :)



Chapter 14 Excerpt

“Jesus, Katherine,” he mumbles as I kiss my way across his jaw and over to his ear.  “What are you doing to me?”  
“Kissing you,” I whisper in his ear and brush my lips against his ear lobe.  
“Mmmmm hmmmm.”  His hands move to my waist and guide me onto him.  I’m straddling his lap and his fingers dig into my hips.  I rush my hands into his hair and his head presses all the way against the couch, the leather giving in to my demands.  Our tongues clash against each other exploring as if it’s our first kiss, yet knowingly anticipating our next ridge or groove.  My heart races in ways I never knew possible.  My hands run down to the hem of his button down shirt and to the top of his pants.  I start to pull at his shirt to un-tuck it, but his hands come around and lock around my wrists restraining me from pulling anymore.  I whine into his mouth. 
“Why?”  I mumble against the softness of his lips and smile.
“This is the first time I’m in your house and I just met your parents… maybe the second time,” he jokes and then nibbles on my bottom lip.  
“Grrrrr,” I grumble in his mouth.  “You are always being too good.”  His eyes narrow at me and he let’s out a rough chuckle.
“Katherine, I think you know that’s not true and I’ll show you just how bad I am when we are back up at school.”  His hands snake up to my shoulders wrapping around the back of my neck.  Pulling me towards him and his lips find mine again.  Softly he kisses me across my jaw to my ear.  “Patience,” he whispers.  
“I don’t want to be patient,” I pout as I push my body into him.  He laughs into me and un-straddles me from his lap.  We face each other and I smile shyly at him feeling a little funny by my boldness.  
“Stop,” he says, and his hand latches onto my pinky finger gently rubbing it.  “Don’t be embarrassed.  I don’t like you having to be patient either,” he says, just before he plants a firm kiss to my forehead.  I lean myself against him and rest my head on his chest.  His arms wrap around me tightly making my insecurities fade.  As I take in his familiar pine and masculine scent he shifts us back against the arm of the couch allowing me to snuggle myself even closer.  

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Book One

I would like to thank Twinsie Angie once again, for inviting us to be a part of this tour. I loved this book (series) and am very proud to have been introduced to this author and the characters.


Closer To You – The Wallflowers

Come On Get Higher – Sugarland

You Look Good In My Shirt – Keith Urban

Leaving Me Later – JT Hodges

I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers

You Are More – Tenth Avenue North

Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars

Nothing – The Script

Boyfriend – RaeLynn

Collide – Howie Day

Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova


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