RELEASE TOUR for Love Under Construction by Aubree Valentine
Olivia Pierce is fighting to stay above water and the boy next door, the thorn in her side, won’t leave her alone. Jameson Phoenix only wants to protector, but it’s hard to do when she hates him. Things start to shift after a kiss that should have never happened, and now they find themselves questioning everything. The sixth book in the beloved 425 Madison Avenue, is now live. Read Love Under Construction by Aubree Valentine today!
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About Love Under Construction
She hates me.
I can’t say I blame her, in fact, I thought it was best this way.
That was until I realized just how much I really cared for her.
Now all I want to do is protect her.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
I hate him.
He’s always been a thorn in my side.
When my life is flipped upside down, and I’m fighting to stay above water, things between us shift, and I begin to question everything I thought I knew about the boy next door.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I never should have kissed him. It was only a matter of time.
After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.
*Each story is completely standalone.
Welcome to my stop on the tour for the 6th book in the 425 Madison Series, Love Under Construction! Overall, I have loved this series, but, Olivia and Jameson’s story is somewhat mixed for me.
I loved the premise of enemies to lovers story, but it wasn’t exactly like that. Jameson and Olivia had been one another their whole lives, Jameson always looked out for Olivia and wanted to protect her, and Olivia found him annoying and thought he ruined things for her. The back story on these two didn’t really explain why she was always such a bitch to him, except that she just enjoyed behaving that way.
Most everything about Jameson was wonderful, although his first night’s activities with one of the residents sort of blew his whole theory of “going to New York to get Olivia out of the water.” He certainly had the patience of a saint, `seemed absolutely yummy, and a was very successful.
Olivia’s mother reminded me a lot of my own – which is not a good thing – but the author clearly has a firm understanding of the quintessential southern gold digger, so bravo for her character development!
Perhaps if Olivia was a bit more developed in some way, I would have connected with her more? I’m really not sure, there was just something about her in particular that kept me with falling in love with this book.
Love Under Construction is a quick read that has emotional ups and downs with several real-life issues, especially anxiety, horrible mothers (lol!), romance, forgiveness, and second chances. There is a good balance of conflict and resolution with a wonderful HEA! I can’t say that this is my favorite, but it’s a good read and a good addition to this fantastic series.
*Thanks to Forever Write PR for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Copyright @ 2019 Aubree Valentine
With my mood dampening and all the lovebirds pairing off, I can’t think of a better excuse to get out of here. Clapping Jake on the back, I say my goodbyes and thank the guys for letting me hang with them tonight before taking my sullen ass back to my apartment.
It takes all of my restraint, not to check on Liv when I get back on the fifth floor. It would be so easy to knock on her door and tell her that I’m in love with her. That I’ve loved her for a long time. In my mind, I know it’s no use. My heart doesn’t want to listen.
I pause outside her door and touch a hand to the cold surface like it will somehow connect me to the woman inside.
“Whoa. Dude. What are you doing?” I hear the elevator ding, and Harley’s voice startles me.
“Nothing,” I shake my head and step back.
“Yeah, nothing,” he steps up beside me and shoves me toward our apartment. “Let’s go before you do something stupid.”
I huff. “Like telling her, I love her?”
“Jesus Christ, how much have you had to drink?” He questions.
“Not enough. That’s for sure.”
Harley opens the apartment door, ushering me inside. “I’m going to disagree with you. Drinking isn’t going to solve anything either.”
“Harley, it was six beers. I’m hardly drunk. Just delusional.”
“You might be right, there.” He grabs two bottles of water from the fridge and tosses me one. “When are you going to give up on her, man? Haven’t you had enough rejection?”
“Would you give up on the woman you love?”
Harley looks at me as if I’ve grown two heads. “If she treated me like shit? Pushed me away and said I made her miserable? Uh, yeah. I did; remember?”
I wince. He’s right. And I’m an asshole friend for bringing it up. “Shelia is nothing like Olivia.”
“Maybe. Maybe not. But a man has got to know when to cut his losses. Trust me.”
“It’ll be better when I finish this job and get the hell away from here. Though I feel bad leaving you without a roommate.”
Aubree Valentine is a wife, mom and avid reader. Her love of books goes far behind weaving her own stories to tell. She realized her dream of becoming a published author by the time she was in high school and knew she’d stop at nothing to make that happen.
When she’s not writing, she can be found chasing after her twins or her dogs, curled up with a good book or still working with some of her favorite authors.
About the 425 Madison Series
Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.
The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.
Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.
Featuring some of readers’ favorite tropes: second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance to a good ol’ enemies to lovers romance. We’ve got you covered with a sports romance, a fake relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don’t forget a brother’s best friend and falling for your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well. Each tale offers you something new, something different. After all, 425
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