Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Logan's Story/Sand and Clay by Sarah Robinson

 In this prequel novella Logan Clay is a dreamy, starving artist working multiple jobs to support his ailing mother and unemployed father, all while pursuing his dream of becoming a famous musician. 

When luck shines on him, it looks like he might finally get the big break that he has been waiting for- that is until he meets Gina.  

The daughter of a record label executive, Gina Vile has the potential to make all of Logan’s dreams come true or destroy any chance he will ever have. Can fame and love go hand in hand?

 Young New York City socialite Caroline Sanders is perfectly satisfied with her life until the brooding rock star Logan Clay tramples all over her illusions and shows her just how much she has been missing.

There are a million reasons why they shouldn’t be together and their timing couldn’t possibly be worse. Nothing goes according to plan and Logan must choose between Caroline or his career. Caroline must choose between this newly found love or the life her parents had made for her.

As much as they fight their true feelings, fate keeps throwing them back into each other’s lives. Can they find a way to be together when they have every reason to run in opposite directions? Happy endings might not be for everyone.

MY REVIEW: Logan's Story 
Logan's story is the prequel to Sand and Clay which gives the background for Logan - his roots and who he was before fame.

I read Logan's Story first since it is a prequel and I wanted the background on him. I was actually pretty glad I read it in this order since it helped me to understand a few things that were said in Sand and Clay that I wouldn't have understood otherwise. 

I loved Logan - his relationship with his parents, his friends, and the good man he seemed to be. I rooted for him to follow his dream and make it a reality. When it came to Logan's mother I wanted to wrap him up in a big hug for being such an amazing son. 

Everything from Logan's job to his lifestyle and finally signing a recording contract was all done out of love for his mother and wanting to help to take care of her. From such a young age Logan had to be pretty responsible and instead of resenting that he wanted to take care of his mother because of how much he loved her. In this book you get to see what a great guy he is and all that he has been through.

All in all I loved Logan's Story.

MY REVIEW: Sand and Clay 
Sand and Clay takes place two years after the end of Logan's Story. Logan is a famous musician who appears on the covers of magazines and has fans who adore him but at the same time he is lost and doesn't even seem to realize it.

That is until he meets Caroline. 

Caroline turns his life on it's axis. She makes him long for more. And yet as much as he loves her, he can't find the willpower to walk away from the person he owes everything to.

I loved Sand and Clay and the roll coaster Sarah Robinson takes the reader on with the ups and downs of Logan and Caroline. The emotions the book invokes: romance, sadness, frustration keeps you reading to the end needing to know what happens to them.

As much as I do love Sand and Clay, since I read Logan's Story first I got a first hand account of life before stardom and his family and friends so I wish Logan's parents would have been mentioned since they played such a big role in the beginning. I also missed the encouragement of his band of friends. 

As for Gina, in her own way I truly believe she did love Logan but she loved her career and the money more than any romance she could have. 

In the end Caroline truly was Logan's perfect match - for all the differences and similarities - and their chemistry was noticeable from the very beginning despite their rocky first meeting. 

Once again Sarah's characters came off the pages of the book and to life. Their descriptions so real it was as if they were. Sarah invests so much of herself into her books and in turn readers invest so much of themselves into reading the book and getting to know the characters along with their thoughts and feelings.

Another great book from author Sarah Robinson! 

Sarah Robinson is the three-time Amazon Bestselling Author of Sand & Clay, Tainted Bodies, and Tainted Pictures. Her very popular trilogy, The Photographer Trilogy, includes Tainted Bodies, Tainted Pictures, and the not yet released Untainted. Her latest publications include Sand & Clay and Logan’s Story, both in the Sand & Clay Series. All of her novels have reached Amazon’s Bestseller Rank in Crime, Crime, Thriller, Contemporary Romance, and/or Romantic Suspense. She also has a very large social media following, including over ten thousand Facebook fans. Her writing often concentrates on the complexity of love in emotions, combining psychological complexities and human flaws to create very real characters that readers can relate with. Her work focuses on redemption and forgiveness, learning to build on what has been broken. Her characters are often in conflicting situations, leaving the reader to decide what is right and what is wrong. She uses her stories to hold a mirror up to the reader and ask them to see things they never knew, or had forgotten, about themselves. Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to her soul mate, Justin, who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues including 2 dogs, 7 cats, and 5 turtles, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters.

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