Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Pulled by Amy Lichtenhan

PulledSynopsis by Goodreads 
For nine years, they drift through life, unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their hearts. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side. 
Now, when their lives intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago.
But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and do they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart?
Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.

My Thoughts:

I was offered by the Author Amy Lichtenhan a copy of her book in exchange for a review, and just by looking at the beautiful cover I wasn't really sure what to expect.  To me I just thought it was going to be another romance novel like so many others I have read and enjoy to read, there is nothing better than a juicy romance.  Well I am here to tell you now, this is absolutely NOT your average romance book.  I haven't been on an emotional roller coaster like that in such a long time.  

Melanie and Daniel met as teenagers and fell in love at first site, the kind of  deep love where you can sense when the other is hurting even if your not in the room with them, they were inseparable as most soulmate's are.  After a tragic car accident one night, Melanie and Daniel's lives took a turn neither one of them had ever thought would happen.  When trying to put their lives back together after this horrible accident, and many whisper's in Melanie's ear, she thought it would be best for all if she moved back with her mother.  

After many misunderstandings Melanie left and moved to Chicago to start over and try to forget the past events that led up to her leaving and put her life back together the best she could.  The fate of Daniel and Melanie was destined not to be over and the book takes us through the journey as they find their way back together being "Pulled" by Destiny.

This is one amazing book, as soon as I started to read it, I was sucked in so fast I didn't even realize it until I was half way through it.  I could not put it down at all.  The emotional ride Amy takes us on is to say the least incredible.  It can be a hard book to read at times especially if you have gone through some if not all of the things as the main character Melanie has gone through.  I have not gone through all of it, but, I could relate with some of it. Melanie had gone through a lot of mental and verbal abuse and then later on physical abuse at the hands of her husband.   The book was beautifully written, it made me cry, laugh, cheer on Melanie and Daniel when things were heating up, oh yes and the steamy love scenes *sigh*  Now if I go on and tell you much more, I will have given you spoilers, I can't do that to you so I won't say anymore. :)

This is a MUST READ novel for anyone wanting to read a true love story of two people trying to overcome and beat all odds.  I believe in the power of love and how if your love is true and strong enough you can make it through even the toughest of times.  I also believe every thing happens for a reason, even though you don't know why at the time, all will be revealed in the end.  I loved this book, it will make you cry tears of sadness and tears of happiness, it will make you go "no way, she did not just do that" it is as the title of the book says you will be "Pulled" in and will not be able to put this book down until the end.  I hope you will all enjoy this book as much as I did, and I cannot wait to read what Amy has in store for us next!!!! 

About the Author:  

Amy Lichtenhan first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends, and with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel, Pulled.

Amy resides in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children, where she enjoys the freedom of working from home. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 

You can find her here at any of these links:

Giveaway time!!!!!! Ok so I love giveaway time and Amy has been wonderful and is giving away 2 ebooks of her novel "Pulled".  Here are the rules to enter and have a chance to win.
1. Be a follower on my blog, and leave a comment with your email address
2. Be a follower on Amy's blog and show her some love to. :)

Thank you to all of those that enter the contest, I will be picking the winners at the end of this week, so it will be August 13th and I will announce on August 14th.  Good luck to you all. :)


  1. hi Nattie! sounds like this book really got into you. would love to read it too. please count me in. i have followed Amy's blog as well. thanks for hosting the giveaway! c",)

    old GFC follower

  2. Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm following you and Amy both by GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Ok you did an amazing review and now I must read it! Please consider me! I will follow her too!

  4. I'm a new follower to your blog. I found you from the Goodreads Creative Reviews Group. I just joined. I have a blog at

  5. I am soo a follower of both blogs! Woot!! I really really hope I win!!!!


  6. @C" hey buddy, you are going to love this book, its awesome, thanks for entering :)

    @Jenn, thank you hun, I have entered you, goodluck!

    @Cheryl, thank you so much for following my blog, I am heading over to yours to follow you, you are entered in the draw. :)

    @Lola, thank you lola I will be over to follow you as well thanks for following me. :) you are entered in the draw. :)

  7. Hi Just another face, thanks for following :) you are entered and good luck, if you have a blog please send me the link so I can follow you as well :)