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Monday, November 25, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway of Better (Too Good #2) by S. Walden

Blog Tour review and giveaway for Better (Too Good #2).  If you read Good (Book #1) you absolutely must read the sequel. It just released last week and it's getting great reviews...including mine!  Check out my review and author giveaway below.

Cover of Better by S. Walden
Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.

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FOLLOW UP TO - Good (Book #1)
Good by S. Walden

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Better (Too Good, #2)Better by S. Walden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. HEA/no cliffhanger. I highly recommend reading book one first.  4.00 - 4.50 stars.

S. Walden did a fantastic job wrapping up this emotional teacher/student sequel (Too Good #2). Book two picks up right where book one left off without skipping a beat. Mark and Cadence are thrust into a “grown up” relationship.  Mark is no longer Cadence’s math teacher and they are living together.  In Better, the unlikely pair has to deal with the harsh realities of life (bills, employment, trust etc...).  Aside from the large list of responsibilities starting to pile up…Cadence’s list of emotional baggage is growing as well. She questions her relationship with God, family, friends and Mark.  Mark’s secret was accidentally revealed and nasty words were exchanged. As Better unravels, Cadence painfully morphs into a bitter drunk and lost little girl. She tries to numb her anger with alcohol-- in order to forget what Mark said to her during the secret/fight drama. Mark vows to make things work between them as their life turns into one hell of an emotional obstacle course. That’s all I’m going to say since I don’t want to spoil this story.
I really enjoyed this book.  I will say I felt it dragged a little from time to time. I think I loved the taboo teacher/student dynamic in book one and I was a little bummed that this element was absent in book two.  Then again…I believe that the characters relationship had to evolve from teacher/student for this story to move forward. S. Walden’s Good series is not to be missed. I would highly recommend reading Better if you read Good (how could you not?!?!).  What an epilogue!!!!!

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S. Walden
S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at and follow her blog at where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.

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-signed copies of Good and Better
-DJ Shadow's Endtroducing... CD
-$15 Amazon gift card
-$15 iTunes gift card

-signed copies of Good and Better

2nd & 3rd RUNNERS-UP:
-signed copies of Better

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Better. I'm glad you enjoyed the sequel. Thanks for participating in my tour and helping me promote my books. <3

    xo Summer


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