Guided Love – 5 Stars

guided love

Tracie Redmond

The Prick Series (Book 1)

Release Date: July 13, 2015


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book blurb

Sam Jacobs has been best friends with Camaron Willis since the second grade. Ever since the day they met her heart belonged to him.

Now graduating from college Sam moves across the country to start their life together. They have been planning this for years, she will help him with his tattoo business while writing her first novel. Together, they will make their dreams come true.

Life and people change, Sam finds herself discovering that the one you thought you always wanted may not be the one you need.

Sometimes life guides you to places you always should have been.

guided love teaser


He forgot me, he actually forgot me. I am standing here looking out at the crowd of people waiting for their loved ones and I don’t see Camaron anywhere. Ugh, seriously, you would think that after not seeing your best friend for the last two years, you would make sure to pick her up at the airport. I grab my phone and send a quick text, he probably is just parking.

Me: Hey Camaron where are you?

I don’t get a response back and take my bags and head outside. I look around and see tons of cars and people, but no Camaron. I decide to grab a bench and wait. I pull up my kindle app on my phone and continue to read the romance novel I started on the plane. Leverage by Jessica Wilde—now this story has captured my attention, especially Shades, talk about a great alpha male. He is definitely my new book boyfriend. I am so wrapped up with the story I didn’t realize that someone is standing next to me, looking down at me. I take my eyes away from my phone and realize that he is talking to me.

“Samantha . . . Samantha Jacobs.” I look up and see a man, with dark brown hair, gorgeous brown eyes and a beard, talking to me. I must look idiotic because he laughs and gives me a smirk and says again.

“Are you Samantha Jacobs?”


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about the author

Tracie Redmond

I was born and raised in Northeastern, Pennsylvania where I still live today with my husband and three beautiful children. Like everyone, I have had my ups and downs and have seen my life take a complete change. Previously, I was a working mom putting in 60 hours a week as a Financial Advisor but with the sudden loss of my mom who was my best friend I found myself giving up the suits and meetings for jeans and snack time. I have always had the passion for reading and found an escape through the words of all the talented authors I have read. My passion allowed me the opportunity to blog and to get a wonderful insight into the indie world. I have enormous pride and stay true to the characters and their stories as they reveal themselves to me. I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my stories and hope you love them as much as I do.

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my review

5 Stars

Sweet Jesus – what have you done to me, Tracie Redmond!?!  I am suffering from a crazy book hangover. Her book, Guided Love has me wanting to drop f-bombs left and right because this book infuriated me. It’s characters made me swoon. They made me laugh. And cry.  ARGGG!!  It created a mother load of feelings within me.

I am not even sure where I want to start this review – so much happens in this book.  The gist of it all is that Sam is in love with her best friend, Camaron and he is a giant, selfish prick.  I wanted to lambaste him for his horrendous behavior. Seriously. He is the worst best friend ever. EVER. He made my heart ache for Sam.

And let me just state for the record, I wanted to smack Sam upside the back of her head for seventy percent of this book. Or kick her in the shins really hard. And then I wanted to give her a bear hug. This girl, Sam was amazing. Smart. Loving. Hilarious. Yet, Sam had absolutely no self-confidence and every single time she accepted less than her worth, I wanted to kick her butt.

However, the person I actually wanted to hurt was Camaron. I disliked him more than any book character I have meet in a while. No, that isn’t true – I absolutely hated Roni.  I think I’d like to harm Roni. (I told you this book made me impassioned – now I want to beat up these made up characters!!)

Thank goodness all of this is balanced out with Axel.  Oh my swoon worthy man.  I loved him.  I would take a million scenes with Camaron and Roni just to get a few more with him and Samantha.  He was sweet and loyal.  Badass.  Enticing and sexy.  Did I say I loved him yet – because I did – I LOVED this character.

All that Sam and this misfit gang of pricks endure – good or bad – captivates your attention. I especially thought Sam’s journey toward finding herself and then love was incredible.  The life she creates versus the one she expected will leave you feeling proud.  It is an awesome story and I can’t wait to read more. Don’t miss out on this experience.  Read Guided Love now.

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