Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Indelible blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours.
We had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this NA Contemporary Romance, and you can enter to win a signed paperback copy!

by Bethany Lopez
Publication: June 20th 2013 by Bethany Lopez
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

Indelible  is a cute, sweet romance in which a college ballplayer falls hard for a young single mother and her daughter. Judd seems like the stereotypical college male: enjoys sports, casual sex, and hanging with the bros. Though refreshingly not quite a womanizer, he isn't looking to settle down or become serious ... until he meets Sam.

Sam doesn't waste time and calls things as they are. She knows her priorities and what she wants. Partying isn't one of them. Dating is luxury she no longer has. Struggling through classes, living by her own means, and taking care of her daughter are her life. But she's also a little lonely, so when she meets the handsome Judd, she dates him happily but with caution, unwilling to let him know her circumstances too early in a relationship that could lead to nowhere. They both learn there's more than meets the eye and have to decide if the fun for now could be fun with trials for a lifetime.

I adored Judd and Sam. Though there was nothing special or atypical about them, per se, they made me smile, laugh, and get all gooey inside. I wasn't a big fan of the instant love nor the lack of Judd's transition from playboy to devoted boyfriend and father, but I easily overlooked it. Bethany Lopez had a concise writing style that flowed nicely and was easy to get caught up in.

While I would've liked a bit more depth to the characters and a longer story, she did a great job capturing a stressed mother's thoughts and the perspective as well as the emotions of someone whom was looking on from the outside and could step into such a world of responsibility. I could feel and understand Sam's frustration and the guilt at traitorous thoughts when it came to wanting some freedom. Judd's inability to understand how someone could walk away from not simply responsibility but a joyful one was palpable. His outrage even more so.

Indelible  might not have been the gritty read I was expecting when it came to young motherhood, but it was a satisfying and happy one. It's a fast-paced, light read, and the ending is wonderful—a compromise and HEA all at once and that I always appreciate.

eARC provided by the author via AToMR Tours. Thank you!

Visit the Indelible  Tour Schedule for guest posts, excerpts, and more reviews!

Bethany Lopez

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Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

One (1) Indelible  theme necklace from Etsy – US Only
One (1) signed paperback copy of Indelible – US Only


  1. How has no one commented on this yet? I think this book sounds fantastic and I can't wait to see how the relationship with a single mother is handled.

  2. Thanks for participating in the tour!

  3. Judd and Sam sounds great as well as how she handled the single mom issue

  4. I'm interested to read about her being a single mom and how that works out. Thanks for the introduction of this new book and I look forward to reading it soon!