Thursday, November 20, 2014

**Release Day Blitz, Review, & Giveaway ~ Bulletproof ~ Melissa Pearl**

Happy Release Day, Melissa Pearl!
Bulletproof is now available!

Below you'll find my review of Bulletproof and a giveaway!

Songbird #2
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Morgan Pritchett doesn't need anyone. Strong-willed and confident, she's the master of organizing and looking after everyone around her. In her mind, she's bulletproof.

But she has one weakness - men. She can't seem to live without them, yet is unable to find her perfect match. After yet another break up, Morgan promises her sister and best friend that she'll write off men for the rest of the year...but then she meets Sean Jaxon.

Sean Jaxon has worked hard to become a Hollywood actor, scoring minor roles and slowly making a name for himself as an action sidekick. After a chance encounter with the stunning Morgan Pritchett, he decides to take a risk and put his dancing skills to the test by signing on for the lead role in Superstar, a TV musical. He never thought he'd reconnect with the girl who urged him to ignore his manager and be honest with himself, but when Morgan shows up on the set as a production assistant, he realizes he's found his ultimate weakness - her.

Their passion for dance and music will bring them together, but will their relationship be able to withstand the forces determined to pull them apart? As Morgan comes face-to-face with her long-buried demons and Sean decides just how much he's willing to risk for love, these two songbirds discover something...they're not as bulletproof as they thought.


I was very excited to get Morgan's story. I knew from meeting her in Fever that she was a complex character. Getting to know her, what makes her tick, and seeing her in love for real was a pleasure! Bulletproof is told in alternating POV between Morgan and Sean, which I love. 

Morgan was made to grow up way before her time. Her mother walked away from their family when Morgan was 14, leaving her to step into the role of caretaker for her father and younger sister. This is how she began honing her skills in organization and in taking care of everyone around her. Morgan shaped herself into a strong woman - never letting any guy get too close. Oh, she always had a guy around but it was more for the physical release they provided. Then she meets Sean Jaxon. He's different - affects her differently than any guy before him. 

Sean Jaxon is finally making it as an actor. Having suffered a media nightmare with a girlfriend, he's looking to score a role that will polish his image. When he meets Morgan, she convinces him to take a role he's dying to take even though his manager doesn't think it's a good move. Filming begins and he's delighted to see his karaoke girl is working on set. However, dating proves to be difficult as he's always trying to protect her from the media.

One of the things I love most about NA is watching as these new adults figure out the world, their place in it, and what they want from it. Both Morgan and Sean thought they knew what they wanted - particularly when it came to personal relationships. So seeing them realize maybe they'd thought wrong, and try to mold their lives to better fit what they actually wanted was a pleasure. They both have strong family ties - people who could offer the right kind of guidance, so that helped. That the script for Sean's show closely paralleled his life was clever. And watching Morgan realize she wasn't bulletproof but make strides towards being the strong woman she wants to be was a treat. That music and dance were such integral elements to the story added to my enjoyment. Bulletproof was an engaging story. I got a glimpse of Ella and Cole (from Fever), which was nice. And I got to know Morgan's little sister, Jody, better. I'm anxious to get Jody's story next!

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."


  1. It's great when an author shows both of the main characters' POVs, especially in romance, because it helps give readers a better understanding of their relationship as a whole, and why each of them do the things they do. I'm glad that Pearl nailed the New Adult aspects of this story by showing the protagonists' struggles with growing up, that element unfortunately gets forgotten a lot in this genre.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  2. I love getting both POV's and the premise made me laugh. The minute you swear off men or dating..Mr. Perfect

  3. Hm...not sure if I will read this one but I definitely loved the review and I doo have a soft spot for dual pov's so maybe..Not sure yet. Definitely a book I will be added to the tbr pile though. Great review as always!!!

  4. I'm with you, to be fair what I like in NA is the growing into adults part where their naivete is shed and they get a rude awakening of sorts. I just don't like the excessive drama sometimes.

  5. Watching the na characters learn their place in the world is def a journey with them and a part I enjoy as well

  6. It is really nice to get that understanding of their actions. And yeah, Pearl does a really nice job with the growing up element...with minimal angst, which is nice as well. :)

  7. Right? I really like how Pearl did this story, too. This is a great series.

  8. I think you'd like this series,'s really well written and low on the angst. And there's so much music! The first one in the series had more music in it that I knew than this one did, but I had fun looking them up! *ha*

  9. Yes, that's what I've always really enjoyed about NA. The story isn't as rewarding without it, IMO. And this series is lower on the angst scale than most NA, which I also like. (although angst doesn't bother me as much as it does you ;)

  10. Oooh... this sounds like fun! I think I would like this series too! You are killing me her Brandee!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  11. It's really my favorite element in NA - so when it's missing, I'm really disappointed.

  12. It is great fun, Naomi. I just love how Pearl incorporated music into this series.'s really unique. And yes, you'd definitely adore this series!! (I can lend it :)


Now you know what I think...what are your thoughts??