20 December 2014

Blog Tour: Pierced by Love by Laura L. Walker

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Pierced by Love
by Laura L. Walker.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publication: December 9th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media.
Noelle Jensen doesn’t want to like Pierce Logan. After her boyfriend breaks up with her for her sister, Noelle is done with love. Plus Pierce Logan has commitment issues because of his parents’ divorce and a strained relationship with his dad. But as Pierce and Noelle inadvertently help each other to open up their hearts, they also rediscover the importance of family and love.

Reviewed by Kelly.

While reading this book, I realize I have been missing out on a lot of relationship growing. Let me explain. In most books it is a sexual attraction that you go after when the real glue that binds you to one person is really likes and dislikes, personalities, temperaments etc. That is what this one was full of. There were two different families and the girl and the boy from each one come from different life experiences and feelings and hurt that all family has from time to time. It is what you learn and take away from those earlier years is what shapes you and also depending on your experiences or help from another that can help you overcome some of those things we don’t like about ourselves and our families. There is where the meat and potatoes of a relationship are. This book really delves into that aspect of a relationship.

In the beginning, Chase and Noelle have been dating for a while. But while reading you get that they aren’t really meant for each other. Then he dumps her for her sister. Noelle has been jolted once before from a relationship so she doesn’t want to get into any again and she can’t handle being around her sister. Oh and by the way, Chase is marrying her sister.

Pierce was known as a player. His family divorced and he has had a hard time with it. His faith in relationships makes him not want to get into one himself. But he has a heart of gold.

Since they both are at the same college and know each other. Noelle has been helpful in Pierce’s relationship with his dad. Pierce has been helping Noelle with her relationship with her sister and overcoming Chase. As time goes by, they find their way to becoming more than friends and even realize they love each other. They work well together; they get each other and know when to pick and choose the battles we all have with our loved ones. That is what I really liked about this book.

What I didn’t like was that, even though I saw and got that they got each other, I didn’t feel any chemistry. Maybe it’s just me.

But the overall message and ending was a good lesson in life for me too. The ending even has questions to ponder the relationships in the book which was a great way to see all aspects of the book.

From the author: Noelle Jensen and her boyfriend, Chase Dunlop, are waylaid by her roommate, Hannah, and their neighbor, Pierce Logan, as they are heading out the door of her apartment. As Hannah grills Pierce about his dating record, Noelle notices Pierce’s discomfort and comes to his rescue.


At the mention of the word mission, Chase stopped in his tracks and began in a superior tone, “One thing is sure, missions separate the boys from the men. Once when my companion and I—”

Noelle stifled a groan. Chase often repeated the same stories from his mission over and over. Once he got started, there’d be no end to his recitation. Noelle blurted the first thing that came to her mind. “So, Pierce, who’s your hot date this weekend?”

One side of his mouth quirked at her blatant attempt to forestall her boyfriend. “What makes you think I have one?”

Hannah, her long red hair draped dramatically over one shoulder, replied coyly, “You’re the coolest guy on campus, Pierce. You always have something fun planned. No offense, Chase.” Coming closer to Pierce, she wheedled, “Come on. You can tell us. Who is it this week and what do you have planned?”

“Why should I tell you?” Noelle’s heart tugged at Pierce’s obvious discomfort. His dates were legendary around here. The girls on campus liked to date him because he took them on fun outings. But Pierce never stayed with one for long.

At a recent get-together between the girls and Pierce’s roommates when Hannah had hounded him unmercifully about his “flavor of the week” dates, much like she was doing now, Pierce had admitted that he dated simply as a diversion from his studies and that he figured he’d get serious about settling down someday. He’d even hinted of something in his past making him gun-shy. Since Noelle could definitely relate to that, she had changed the subject to take the pressure off of him.

“Because I saw you driving off with Kasey Hamilton last Saturday,” Hannah insisted. “Are you going out with her again?”

Pierce’s eyes narrowed to slits. Instinctively, Noelle knew that Hannah had hit upon a sore spot. “I don’t think so.”

“Hmm,” Melody piped up for the first time. “When I talked to Kasey yesterday, she said that she was looking forward to another date with you.”

“Then she’s delusional,” Pierce answered in a clipped tone.

Sensing that, once again, Pierce needed rescuing from this line of questioning, Noelle tugged on Chase’s hand. “We really need to get going. We’ll see you all later. Bye.”


Once outside, Noelle turned to give Chase a goodnight kiss. But when she leaned closer, and saw the stormy look in his eyes, she asked uncertainly, “Is something wrong?”

Chase opened his mouth to speak before apparently changing his mind. He shook his head abruptly. “No. I’ll see you later.”

Laura Walker grew up in southern Arizona. She met her husband, Rob, at Northern Arizona University where she earned her bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She and Rob are raising their six children. Her hobbies include water aerobics and sewing. At the end of the day, Laura loves to curl up with a good book or write one of her own. Pierced by Love is her first published novel.

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