Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Save My Soul by Elley Arden

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 3/25/12

Psychotherapist Maggie Collins has always been a little off the proverbial wall, but now  she’s also knee deep in a delayed quarter-life crisis. With her meager paychecks devoured by  student loan debt, a car payment and rent for office space, living at home with a flighty, folksinging mother seemed like a good idea…at first. Now Maggie’s not so sure. She wants space  to sort things out and launch a life of her own, but she needs a cushion of cash to get there.  When an unexpected phone call brings an offer Maggie can’t refuse, she’s one deal with the  devil away from moving out of her mother’s house. The devil of contract negotiations, baseball agent Jordon Kemmons, has a problem the  usual experts can’t fix…his star pitcher is too depressed to throw strikes. Even worse,  Jordon’s post-divorce grudge against women is turning him into a raging mess. If desperate  times call for desperate measures, then cynical Jordon has made the most desperate move  of all. He’s hoping sexy psychotherapist Maggie Collins is the answer to all his rusty prayers. Soon Maggie and Jordon are fighting an attraction that threatens everything they’ve ever  believed. If it’s not just physical attraction…if it’s something more, maybe two wrongs can  make a right.

My Review:
I really loved the emotions and situations that Elley Arden created in this book. Maggie's approach to psychotherapy was a bit different than what you would expect, but in this world it worked. The interactions between her and her client were interesting to read through.

The relationship between Jordan and Maggie unfolds believably. It didn't feel forced or too fast to me.

I liked the fact that while sports were involved in the story, they weren't the main focus. The story really delved deeper. I wish we would have had a bit more on the pasts of the main characters, but I really felt like I had enough of an emotional connection either way.


Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning…
Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.

1 comment:

  1. Baily, thanks so much for hosting me and for the review. I really appreciate it! :)