Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blog Tour: Running on Empty by L.B. Simmons





Oh My Goodness!

This is a bring your own box of Kleenex book. I cried and cried. It was wonderful, it was sad, it was sweet, it was bittersweet. It broke my heart and filled me up at the same time.

Growing up Blake and Alex were best friends. Then Derek moved to town and Alex left Blake behind. But Blake continued to love Alex. He never stopped. He walked away from Alex and left her to Derek, because he loved her.

Three years ago Derek died and left Alex with three beautiful girls. She’s been running on empty ever since. She takes care of her three girls and goes through the motions of living life.

Then Blake rides back into her life. And slowly, over time, Alex starts to feel again. The numbness starts to fall away and it’s all because of Blake. But Alex isn’t ready for this. At least that’s what she tells herself. She keeps Blake at arms length. But her girls welcome him in. They recognize that he makes their mom happy and they’re all for her being happy again.

Will Alex let Blake in? Will Alex let herself be happy?

Even though I cried through almost the entire book, I loved the whole thing! It was wonderful. It makes you sit up and take notice that life is short. Live it to the fullest. Grab life by the horns and enjoy it.

This is one of those books that’s powerful and sticks with you long after you put it down. I know I’ll be thinking of it as I crawl into bed with my DH and as I look in on my kids as they sleep at night.




 L.B. Simmons is giving away one copy of her book-signed-to one lucky person. Please leave a comment for L.B. and your email address so I can contact the winner. Thank you and Good Luck!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

L.B., you know I think Running on Empty is an AMAZING book. I have shouted it from my FB, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble! I would absolutely LOVE to win my very own signed paperback copy!! :) My fingers and toes will stay crossed! ;)Thanks for the giveaway, L.B. and My Secret Romance!!
Laura
dancin_momma@yahoo.com

Beautiful Disaster said...

This sounds like an amazing read. I can't wait to get started on it.
Thanks,
lorih824 at yahoo dot com

HMitch76 said...

Running on Empty is on my tbr list. It looks like a wonderful story. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for a chance of winning a copy :)

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Lovely Laura said...

Running on Empty sounds like a awesome story.... having a chance at winning just makes it better. I can't wait to read it. Good Luck all.
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erin said...

Congrats to LB on the new release! It sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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Maria D. said...

Congrats to LB on the release and good review. I already have this book so please don't enter me in the giveaway

Sheri Zee said...

This is on my TBR. Can't wait to read it.

Sheri Zee said...

Oops, forgot the email address: sherirz@yahoo.com

Mimi said...

This book sounds so good. Congrats to LB for the release! my email is miminbennett@hotmail.com

Carrie Sutton said...

Amazing book, just finished it today

Mikki D said...

Congratulations to LB for her book. I added it to my TBR list :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

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j. barrett said...

Hi I'd like to be entered, thanks
Julie

jbarrett5 at cox dot net

Kirsty said...

I'd love to win! strwberrysuprise@hotmail.com

LexieA said...

I LOVED this book. I read it in January and I know it will be one of my favourites of 2013 <3

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Lorie said...

This is on my TBR. My bookshelf is just screaming for a paper copy!!!

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LM said...

Been wanting this one! I love a book that can make you feel so much!
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molly.frenzel said...

This book sounds fantastic. I'm so stoked to read it!
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Erika said...

I'm so excited to read this book! I added it to my list a few weeks ago and hope to read it soon! Thanks for the chance to win! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

What a great review! I've been so anxious to read Running on Empty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mickala said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Running on Empty looks really good!

Adisty Sri Mulianty said...

Sound like a great read. Thx for the giveaway.

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cutiephinphin said...

Ur review makes me one to read this book. One that is filled with so much emotions. Thanks for the chance.

Dione Sage said...

Read this book this week, I loved it! I agree...don't forget the Kleenex! Loved your review!

Stacey said...

I hope to win this book, the reviews are amazing, and I am itching to read it.

Stacey

stacey@staceysplace.com

Karielle Stephanie said...

Aww, sounds like the perfect emotional read! I'm looking forward to it!

thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

Karielle Stephanie said...

Aww, sounds like the perfect emotional read! I'm looking forward to it!

thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

Olivia Tan said...

wouw!, this book sounds great, cant wait to read
thanks for the chance :)

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veRONIca said...

I teared up reading the review!
This book sounds so sweet.


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