Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On Tour and a Giveaway: When I See You by Katherine Owen

She believes that love can never last, promises are usually broken, and true happiness is extremely elusive in the long run. He believes most risks are worth taking, the promises he makes can be kept, and love doesn't factor in his relationships any longer. They're both wrong.

Jordan Holloway has never fully recovered from the unexpected deaths of her famous Hollywood parents. At 27, she is still slow to trust and remains uncertain about the true duration of love and happiness. Yet, it's been four years since she fell in love with Ethan when he rocked her world even as he marched off to war leaving her alone with their young son Max. Now, Ethan tells her this will be his last tour in Afghanistan and that soon the three of them will be together. Still anxious at his leaving again, Jordan extracts a promise for Ethan's safe return from Brock Wainwright, her husband's sniper partner and best friend. But, can she put all her trust in Brock and can he keep such a promise?

At 29, Brock Wainwright fully embraces the dangerous life of a Navy Seal. He enjoys his freedom and not being committed to anyone; and, there's been a long line of women who can attest to that. Everything changes for Brock after he meets Jordan. When the two men return to Afghanistan, Brock's intent on keeping his promise to Jordan about keeping Ethan safe for a variety of reasons, including the most disturbing one of all, he is more than just attracted to his best friend's wife. This revelation plagues Brock on the battlefield and in a violent moment changes everything. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about When I See You ~~

Okay, so when I saw this cover and read this synopsis, I knew I was going to like When I See You. I didn't know I was going to love it! What a great read!! And I was, although this may sound strange, 'lucky enough' to be sick over the weekend, so I had a good excuse to just lay around and read. I just wanted to devour this story and not stop.

I immediately cared for Jordan, who had gone through so much, with her parents being murdered in the past, then the love of her life having to go back, once again, to Afghanistan. It was heartbreaking how she kept track of the few days that they had together compared to the number of days they were apart.

When I See You is full of emotional twists and turns so the reader can't predict where the story is going to go or how it's going to end. I loved that. I never knew what was going to happen next. There were so many up and downs and emotions in this story. All I knew was, I had to keep reading.

And I just love the way Katherine writes. It flows and entices the reader to 'read just one more chapter'. Loved it, loved it, loved it! I am off to read more of Katherine's books!

Check out the other stops on the tour

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour site (click here) will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of When I See You before March 11 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

About the author

Katherine Owen graduated with a journalism degree and a minor in English from the University of Washington and promptly went into high tech sales because someone told her it was fun and there would be stock options. For years, she damped down the urge to write and spent money like Evian water. But after a successful, storied career in high tech sales and public relations, she finally made what felt like a necessary, soul-calling leap to writing full-time in April of 2009. Owen has written three novels SEEING JULIA (debut novel and Zola Award Winner), NOT TO US and WHEN I SEE YOU. She lives near Seattle in an old house with a fabulous view with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing, she can be found cheering at her son's football games or her daughter's volleyball games or heating up frozen dinners for the "fam-dam-ily" as she fondly refers to them.

Connect with Katherine

In all these social media places, she talks about her writing life and what inspires her as well as her novels and, sometimes, her latest work-in-progress.

Buy the book

Amazon (Paperback & Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Paperback & Nook ePub)
Kobo (ebook) | iBooks (ebook)


  1. Thanks for hosting me on your blog, but, most of all, thank you for reading "When I See You".

    Katherine Owen

  2. This novel is captivating and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Great review. This sounds like a good read, I also like the cover.


  4. I love your review. I really like all of the characters in this book, and I would enjoy reading it.


  5. I really like this cover :)


  6. This looks great! So glad to hear you loved it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Awesome giveaway! Also love your wallpaper for your blog. I'll be using something similar in a small section of my office that's actually a tile. Super excited!

    1. That is awesome! I work in a library and we have chairs that have the 'book' upholstery. Love them! Sadly, they are not very comfortable, but they look great

  8. This sounds great! Thanks for the great giveeway! :)


  9. THANKS for the great review. I do love the cover...great to hear the insides are just as good. :)

    THANKS for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved March Edition. I am in that list as #15.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

  10. This book looks like a good spring read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Lauren@Mommabears Book Blog


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