Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Double Review: Chica Bella Blog Tour & Giveaway

Landon “Blackhawk” Walker is ready to get out of the Navy SEALs. He has seen and done enough, and can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where three tasks await him: get back into civilian mode, take a boat out to the El Arco Rocks, and win back the heart of the woman he lost because of his career.
Maya Gonzalez has tired of the heartbreak that comes with Landon’s deployments year after year. When he walks back into her life, she cannot deny her heart, despite her reservations.
As they lose themselves in each other and the beauty of Cabo, their passion is rekindled once again, but Maya knows that one phone call means deployment for Landon, putting an end to their reunion, and possibly their relationship.
“Where were you?” she finally asked, her voice quiet.
He didn’t look at her, but he felt her body tense next to his. “Were you hurt?”
He shrugged, but then thought better of trying to blow off her questions. Maya had always said she wanted nothing but honesty from him, and he had been the one to offer this Q&A.
“I took some shrapnel in my chest, but it was all superficial.” He gazed down at her as she studied his chest as if she could see the wounds he was talking about.
“Did you kill?” she whispered, her stare never leaving his chest.
Dammit. This was the part he hated because she abhorred violence, but killing was his job. If he didn’t take out the bad guys, they would kill American soldiers, and he would be damned if that happened on his watch. “Yes.”
She closed her eyes for a moment.
“Did you think of me?”
“Oh, God, Maya.” He put his finger under her chin and turned her face to his. Her brown eyes sparkled with tears that made his heart feel as though it might quit beating. “Maya, it’s always you. It’s thinking of you that made me want to stay alive. It’s the thought of your smile, your face, your body pressed up against mine that kept me warm at night, the sound of your laughter that made me smile when I felt like I couldn’t smile again. Maya....”
He didn’t know what else to say, so he did what he had wanted to do since the day he left her almost a year ago. 
He brought his lips to hers.

My review ~~Amy~~

This was a good book. You could definitely see how the military impacts those around a person’s life. I felt for Maya and the pain she went through every time her love went away. On the other hand I also felt for Landon and what he went through, having no choice in the matter and having to leave the love of his life behind for unknown periods of time, with very little notice. It is definitely hard on those involved. I especially loved the ending of the story. One can never beat a happy ending.
It was great reading about the college students. When I read that, I could totally see it. Many of us know what it’s like after high school and wanting to have fun. Many of us also know what alcohol does to a person, so this was very believable. The way Landon handled it though, was a little overboard, but adorable at the same time. He loves his woman and it is very apparent. Great job on the story.

~~Kj's Review~~
 Maya doesn’t like sharing Landon with the Navy Seals, it’s time forever lost, with no word on how he is or if he’s even alive. Landon is tired, wants to have his own life now, preferably with Maya. This is a wonderful story set in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It caught my interest as I am a sucker for happy endings. The setting was a beautiful one, a touristy type place that people flock to for sun, surf and maybe, just maybe a little romance.
  I truly liked this story, it was well written and the need to know what was going to happen kept me going. It was sweet and romantic, a good read for people who enjoy romances. I have recommended it to my friends who like romance and would do so over again. I would like to thank Carly Fall for the chance to read and review her book. I give it four stars.


  1. Amy and Kj - thank you for having me today and for taking the time to read and write the reviews for Chica Bella. I appreciate it!

  2. You're very welcome and thanks for stopping by!!