Prism Book Tours: “The Better Man” by Amy Vastine Book Tour (Ends 10/6) WW

By Ruth on September 24, 2014 in blog tour, book, giveaway, promo, review
A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.
The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance
Harlequin Heartwarming

January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery’s six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall’s husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won’t take off just when they need him most?
The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man by Amy Vastine

My rating: 4 of 5 starsFirst of all, this is a clean romance that will appeal to all romance lovers who do not want profanity, violence, nor bedroom scenes. You will find none of that in this book. You will find a sweet romance that ensures happily ever after with a few twists along the way. And a few of those twists are awfully clever.

There are a couple of things about the book that truly stand out as dynamic stylistic characteristics. For one thing, the author switched back and forth between the man’s and women’s perspective. Not all authors have the knack for doing that, but this author does. I also appreciate the fact that the author introduces a child who is grieving the death of his father in a unique way. I found that to be a realistic element that will connect with others who have been in that position.

For me, the book was sometimes lacking for me. I did appreciate the humor, but a few times I felt it fell a bit flat. The characters are fantastic, but sometimes the story just did not connect with me. More than likely, the fact that the book is a simple romance is more the reasons that I was sometimes a bit slow. Just my opinion.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.
Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway


– Gift Card Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a signed paperback (US) or ebook (INT) of The Better Man

– US Grand Prize: Signed paperback of The Better Man plus swag (shown above)

– 5 copies of The Better Man (paperback for US and ebooks for INT)
– Ends October 5th

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. CJ Schindler September 24, 2014 Reply

    No, never been to Chicago. I want to go, though! Everyone who’s been there says it is beautiful!!

  2. Linda Kish September 24, 2014 Reply

    I have never been to Chicago before.

  3. Elizabeth September 24, 2014 Reply

    nope, never been. I’m not a traveling person

  4. Amy Vastine September 27, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for your lovely review and for being a part of the tour! 🙂

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