Monday, February 15, 2016


Welcome to my stop on THE COUPLING tour!  I loved the first book in this series and was so excited when this one came up for review.

The Coupling (The Letting #2)
Release Date: February 15th 2016


In Ronnie Billings’ dystopian world, surviving the Letting and breaking free of a corrupt government is less of a surprise than falling in love with Phoenix Day, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution…

When the government sentences Ronnie to a Coupling under the guise of producing a coveted blood type, Ronnie discovers the one she’s slated to Couple with expects even more.

Prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to save those she loves most, Ronnie devastates Phoenix with her impossible decision. Whisked away from her rebel life to another world ravaged by despair, Ronnie meets her greatest nemesis...her biological father.

Steeling her nerves against the dangers of escape, she embarks on the perilous journey back. She is convinced she belongs with Phoenix and his revolution, but will her friends, and especially Phoenix, be ready to accept her when she returns? Because this time, evil is in her blood...


I was so excited when this book came up for review.  I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to continuing the series.  The second installment of The Letting Series is awesome.

Ronnie and Phoenix are back to fight another day.  Principle Farnsworth is back to torture another day and...Ronnies learns that her bio dad is alive.....dun dun dunnnnnnnn.  

In the war that is waging Ronnie and Phoenix think that they finally have a chance of getting rid of "the letting".  Ronnie is determined to keep her girls alive so that they may live their own lives, and not be "sacrificed".

Ronnie is faced with one of the hardest decisions she thinks she will ever have to make.  She must "couple" or loose every one she loves.  She wants so bad to be with Phoenix, but knows if she doesn't take this "coupling" deal that Farnsworth will rid all of her loved ones of their lives.  So, to keep her loved ones safe she agrees to the "coupling".  Phoenix is devastated and feels utterly betrayed.  

Ronnie is forced to travel with Farnsworth and the things she learns during her travels are that..
1.  She cannot ever really trust Farnsworth and
2.  Blood isn't always thicker than love

Ronnies plan to return to Phoenix is a long one, and very interesting.  She encounters many challenges, and just when she thinks that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.....the tunnel starts to narrow into a tiny sliver.  

Take a ride with Ronnie and Phoenix and you will be glad you did.  This book is full of twists and turns, love, sacrifice, and understanding.

When I got to the end, I kind of wanted to scream because I know that there is more coming!  Ugh...hehe  I cannot wait to see what happens :)!

Source:  I was given this book as part of a blog tour.  I was not compensated in any way for this book.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


Book 1 in the series:
you can find my review for this book here


Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, THE LETTING.

Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls.

I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre. 


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  1. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    1. Thanks, Marcy! If you decide to read it, I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

  2. Thank you for the fabulous review of THE COUPLING! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Love your blog!

  3. Great positive review! I love learning that the next installment in a series doesn't disappoint!

    1. Me too! Series are so stressful for me, I am always worried that it won't live up to the first, but this one does! It's so great

  4. Love books that keep me on my toes, this sounds fabulous!