Monday, September 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Left by T.R. Graves

Left by T.R. Graves

Title: Left
Author: T.R. Graves
Series: Still Standing #1
Publication Date: September 1st 2013
Publisher: Self-Published

Your own two feet are all you have when you've been left.
A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she's convinced she's well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event. Instead, she's blindsided by a very public breakup and the crushing news that Colt is marrying someone else… someone more befitting him and the role his father expects him to take in his law firm.
Baylee may have spent years resenting Ariana, her mother, and her suicide, an intolerable show of weakness in Baylee's opinion, but after Colt leaves her just short of the altar, Baylee sees the world through her mother's eyes. She sympathizes with Ariana's actions and realizes that some things—soul-deep aches—can irreparably damage you and make moving on nearly impossible.
At least that's how she feels until she meets Ryker. With his help, Baylee discovers there is life after Colt, and she prepares to move on by pulling herself up by the bootstraps, holding her head high, and standing on her own two feet. Unfortunately, a new jealous and hateful Colt has his own plans for her, and they are plans no one—especially Baylee—ever saw coming.

My Review

I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book. I mean, everything was so hectic and I had to squeeze this book in to be able to do the tour. And after I started, I couldn't stop. Like, at all.

LEFT tells the story of Baylee. Baylee thought that she loved the right man, she thought that Colt was going to propose to her but instead, he dumped her. Baylee is weak or fragile like most with her past. Her mother committed suicide and everybody expects her to do that too. She has no one, her father is barely there, but Baylee is strong and puts up with everything. That's what I liked most about her.

And Ryker. I fell in love with him straight away when he got introduced. He's kind, such a gentleman and most of all? HOT! Haha! He cares for Baylee and he isn't the type of men who take advantage of women when they are in a weak moment. I love his mum too. She was such a great addition to the book.

The book made me feel happy to giddy, angry to absolute bat-arse mad. I just couldn't put this book down. And near the end, it had me in shock. I mean, HOW COULD HE DO THAT?? (Read it and you'll know what I'm talking about)

The ending wasn't exactly a cliffhanger, but Baylee and Ryker's story will continue onto the second book. I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next in their relationship!!

My Playlist

I only have a few songs since I didn't listen to much music while I was reading this book (I was on borrowed time so...).
But here's the short list of songs that I listened to and thought that fitted the book:
(Click on the link to go to Youtube)

There you go. That's my short playlist that I thought suited this song! 


About The Author

T. R. Graves, the author of The Warrior Series and The Secrets Series and The Underwater Series, is a 2012 NaNoWriMo Winner. 
She lives along the Texas coast with her husband. Together, they raise T. R.'s beta reading daughter and their football-loving son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as a registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals high on her list of fulfilling accomplishments.


  1. Wonderful review & playlist! Thanks for participating :)

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the support. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! ❤



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