Feb 13, 2017

Blog Tour + Review & Giveaway: Me Tarzan--You Jane


23433954Me Tarzan -- You Jane
Author: Camelia Miron Skiba
Release Date: December 6, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 270
Format: ebook
Tour Host: Xpresso Book Tours


Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.

Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband's memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.

When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.

Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.

My Review:
Jane Sullivan is a widow trying to become an author in between her makeup artist sessions and taking care of her 4 year old daughter Ella. She doesn't want another man in her life, she feels humans are meant to be with just one person for their whole lives, so why can't she seem to stop thinking of the repulsive Lucas Oliver?

I very much enjoyed this story. I know what it is like to lose someone in your life and living in the past. I lost my brother a year ago and it doesn't get any easier. I tend to try to live in the past too because moving on without him just seems to be too much. I enjoyed reading Jane's side of it and able to see myself as I read. I feel like this book helped more out more than just being a cute romance with lots of angst.

Jane can be a bit of a prude though I don't think she means to be that way. She is so stuck in her ways she is afraid to bend, even if it makes her life better. Sometimes I wanted to yell at her and tell her to stop but I know it is easier said than done. I liked being able to read what is in her head and how she feels. She sees her ways but tends to flip flop back and forth with her emotions. It made for a funny and interesting read.

I really liked Lucas as a character. I was able to picture him very well and I do wish this was a dual POV novel so I would be able to understand his ways a little better too, especially with things that happen at the end, no I won't tell you! no spoilers!! I loved getting to know Lucas and finding out his initial view of him isn't all that it seems. He is such a hard worker with a heart of gold. Anyone would be lucky to come across a Lucas of their own!

This book was full of emotional turmoil, laughter, anger, happiness, and of course depression. I loved being a part of the roller coaster. For a romance there was so much going on that made this book so much more. It made you look at your own life to see things you might want to change. It will also make you appreciate what you have. I also got a major sense of the message to never give up and no matter what, you deserve a second chance.

Here's to love and second chances in all aspects of life!

About The Author
Ever since I began writing and publishing books I’ve been on the run, always trying to write the next page, the next chapter, the next book. Every story was another journey, another discovery of what I could do and another evolution. All these years my motto was it doesn’t matter who I am or where I come from, but what I leave behind is. I thought I have it all figured out.

Socrates, one of the biggest philosophers to ever grace humanity once said, “I am talking a crock of s***.” I had no idea this expression dated hundreds of years ago and belongs to him, but who am I to argue with him? Needless to say, after some soul searching I realized my motto was a . . . pot of smelly stuff. I had a meltdown because, if you think about it, why would what I leave behind matter more than who I am here and now in this very moment? How will I ever know if what I left behind mattered with no way of seeing it? How am I gonna enjoy it? Think Socrates; does he know how much he touched humankind? Does he know people still remember him centuries later? And if he knows, does it make a difference?

I’m not sure. Frankly I doubt with all my heart it makes any difference to him. He’s gone, like I’ll be gone one day and instead of beating myself up to leave something behind me, I’m going to learn how to live here, now and totally enjoy it. No more worrying about tomorrow, but live today. No more five-year plans, but rather let the sun soak my skin, the air fill my lungs and the grass touch my feet. After all, I only live once.

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  1. Dear Amber,

    THANK you so much for the beautiful review! I couldn't ask for a better way to kickstart my tour. So sorry for your loss... They are never easy. Glad we connected on Goodreads. I wish you the very best, lots of sun from my state to yours ;)

    P.S: I love your website. It's eerie and lovely :)

  2. Great review, Amber! This sounds like a well written and emotional read! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. It's definitely a wonderful read! I know it will be in my re-read pile for me to devour again very soon!


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