Monday, February 13, 2017

Review & Tour: Two Worlds Collided by Karen Michele Nutt


Title: Two Worlds Collided
Author: Karen Michelle Nutt
Genre/Age: Time Travel Romance/Adult
Series: None
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Goddess Fish Promotions
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisEvie Reid, on a whim, agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she's still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.
Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Before she could say more, Bellamy had placed his hand in front of her. She glanced his way. His sunglasses were in place now and she couldn't read his expression. She took his hand and it felt so warm in her palm. What could she say about his future when he didn't have one? She went with what she believed he sought. "I see you want peace and happiness. You only have to reach for it."

"Maybe you're going to join a cult," Clark offered his interpretation. "You know, shave your head."

That had everyone laughing. Even Bellamy smiled.

"Nah," she said. "Girls would weep if he shaved off his best feature."

"Ooh," Bryce teased, "you better hope you don't end up bald, man, if that is your best feature."

Bellamy shook his head and that gorgeous mane fell into place once again. "Ain't goin' to happen."

The other guys chortled and began talking all at once, and it soon became difficult to follow the conversation.

Bellamy leaned near and whispered in her ear, "Interesting parlor trick, Book Marm."

"It's all in fun," she said and glanced his way.

"So you have a Romanian grandmother, do you? Now, I can understand your interest in learning how to speak Romanian." He shook his head. "Gypsies and fortunetellers," he said more to himself, but his lips curved.

"Why are you smiling?"

"My parents are from Romania," he told her. She knew, but she wasn't going to volunteer the information. "My father liked to entertain me with stories about his gypsy family." He reached for her hand and his thumb glided over her palm, sending a chill down her spine. "How about I read your palm?" She really thought he enjoyed seeing her squirm, especially when he gave her a sexy wicked smile, like now. "I see a woman who could use a night off just to let her hair down." He glanced at her hair tied back in a knot, and she could imagine her unruly mess doing its best to come loose from its confines, just because he ordered it.

"Letting my hair down," she lightly touched her locks. "Would be disastrous." Though she knew darn well that wasn't what he meant.

He chuckled softly. "I'd like to see it anyway."


Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.

When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”. You can also check out her published cover art designs at Victory Tales Press and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.

Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.

Visit the author at her website: http://www.kmnbooks.com

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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Michelle-Nutt/e/B002BLLBPE



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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.** 

I'm speechless. I don't even know where to begin.


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This book was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. I wasn't sure about the whole idea of merging a time-travel theme with a rock star romance but damn... it really worked. So well, that I didn't want this story to end.

Evie can't believe that her friend has just suggested they perform a ritual that will send her back in time to save the life of a suicidal rock star. One who she had a short run-in with during her teen years and almost had a chance to work for, at one point in time. But when she lands in the past and gets a phone call five minutes later, she instantly agrees to work for Bellamy with hopes of saving his life.

Bellamy doesn't want a baby sitter. And he doesn't need a boring girl, with no sense of how to enjoy herself, raining on his pity parade. When she starts to make him question his reckless ways, he can't help but want to impress the girl who should be easy to ignore.

For reasons he can't explain, Bellamy's drawn to Evie like a moth to a flame. But flames are dangerous and their time is limited. Evie does all that she knows to do in order to help Bellamy see that his life is worth living. Because once she goes back to the future, Bellamy's fate will be in his own hands.

The beginning made me a little nervous because we learn a bit about the rock star who took his life too soon and just moments later we are already in the thick of the time-travel. I was worried that the rush would hurt the story but once we arrived in the past, I was enthralled.

I connected easily with Evie. She was a straight-shooting character and didn't shy away from Bellamy's attempts to get rid of her. Bellamy blew my mind. He was raw and real and layered with so much regret and emotion that he artfully hid behind his I-don't-give-a-damn persona. I fell in love with both of these characters long before they fell for each other.

The way this story was written was nothing short of beautiful. There were highs and lows where I could really feel Bellamy's struggles with the ghosts that haunted him and the addictions that he fought to end. I could see the glimpses of his soul slowly being pieced back together as he found a kindred spirit in Evie. It was just fantastic.

But don't let all of this talk about emotions and depression fool you. This book had a lot of steamy sex and plenty of surprising moments of pure romance. I think I mentioned to my husband how much I liked this story about ten times over the five hours it took me to read it. I laughed, I teared up, I blushed, and I even bit one of my fingernails off while reading a certain worrisome chapter. 

In closing... 
In the end, this book delivered things I hadn't even ordered, but I'm so glad I signed up to review it. I cannot praise this story enough. Five stunning suns!