Monday, 4 November 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn

Layla Flaherty had the perfect life, or close to it. Until a stranger gunned her parents down right in front of her, leaving her with seizure inducing PTSD. After years of trying to pass as normal and failing miserably,she resigns herself to being invisible. But new to town Landen O’Brien sees her, 
and he likes what he sees. Much to Layla’s surprise, he doesn’t freak out when she has a seizure in front of him. He does the exact opposite, calming her until the tremors subside. But Landen has secrets of his own. Secrets that both bind them together and tear them apart. 
Scarred by loss, Layla leaves her hometown of Hope Springs, Georgia, hoping to put her painful past behind her and start over in college in California. When she runs into Landen at freshmen orientation, she has a choice to make. Reinforce those steel walls she's built up around herself or give the only boy who can keep her still a second chance. Landen’s more than ready to tear down those walls but this time when they 
come crashing down, they might bury her.

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My Review

I try not to live in the past.But sometimes the past lives in me.

-James Ford

This is a brilliant book which had a little bit of everything,it was emotional, funny, sweet and beautiful.It all starts off when you meet Layla she is a senior in high school and things aren't going so well. Few years back things were perfect but after witnessing her parent being gunned down by a robber she develops a condition which causes her to become the school freak.Diagnosed with PTSD with induced seizures she loses herself.She tries to disappear into the background and not be noticed.You can't be bullied and looked down on as a freak if you're invisible right?

I can feel them watching me.Warily.Wondering if something will happen that will cause me to snap like before.Some of the looks say they pity me, a few are intrigued, and the rest try to pretend I don't exist because they don't want to think about it.About how one second things can be perfectly normal and the next it can all be torn to shreds.

Destroyed, ripped apart, and broken.Like me.

Layla doesn't have any friends and life is pretty lonely until a new guy starts school called Landen O’Brien and everything changes.

Landen is sick of moving around with his mother because of his father who treats him like dirt.But he does it anyways to make his mom happy.The constant moving around causes him to have very few friends. He is just as lonely as Layla.
When he starts school at Hope Springs, Georgia things change for him, everything changes when he sees Layla.He sees her for the beautiful person she is and not the freak that the others have labelled her as.But Landen has his own problems that don't seem to go away, that torure him daily. They both keep each other from falling, from destroying everything, they need each other and they make each other happy. Their relationship is so sweet and pure they give each other what they have been missing in life. Landen wants Layla even when he find out about her condition and accepts her for who she is unlike others around her.

I need to hit. To be hit. To kick and fight and hurt and be hurt. I need the kind of pain that makes sense. The kind the cuts and bruises and breaks bones. If this night had a theme, its Landen O'Brien is a worthless piece of shit that ruins everything. Maybe that's the theme of my life.

Layla is a innocent, loving, strong character I liked in the end, even though there were parts where she annoyed me and wanted to yell at her for pushing Landen away.And Landen..ohh Landen I loved him (obviously) even with his flaws he was so lovely, caring, considerate and did so much for Layla because he loved her. My heart hurt for him and what he went through I wanted to reach into the pages and hug him!
I really enjoyed and needed the dual POV to really understand what both the characters were going through as they weren't always open with their feelings so this made it easier to understand why they did what they did.

What is it about this guy? Why do I feel like he was sent here just for me?

Layla's and Landen's friendship/relationship develops and just when everything is going right, everything changes. Landen has to leave and Layla is left behind. Hurt, sadness and heartbreak is where things are left at.
So what happen when few years later they meet again and can't seem to stay away from each other? But there is a lot Layla doesn't know about will the secrets Landen has kept break them apart once again?

Not a minute has passed since the first time I laid eyes on you that I haven’t wanted you. Needed you. I will always want you.

Loved it and the ending awwwww! I am sooo glad this is a HEA my heart has been through enough I'm glad it wasn't crushed at the end!(Phew)
The letter Landen writes omg bless his heart!!!

**ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review**

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Author Bio
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring 
country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at 


1 comment:

  1. Loved Keep Me Still! Thanks for hte giveaway.