The Devil’s Playground by Eliza Freed #BlogTour #Review and #Giveaway

The Devil’s Playground by Eliza Freed 
The Faraway Series, #1 
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Former U.S. Attorney, Meredith Walsh, took some time off to raise her children. But the time took away everything she once trusted about herself. She’s lost within the mundane confines of her children’s schedules of lacrosse, soccer, Cub Scouts, and math facts. Desperate for a sliver of her former passion, and isolated in the small town her corporate husband relocated her to, she counsels herself on risking her family for the rush of a fling.
But Vincent Pratt, the local chief of police, weakens Meredith’s abhorrence of affairs and her dedication to her family. With him, she finds a new version of herself, one capable of contributing in her new world, and thriving in her lonely home. In spite of the fact, she’s not the kind of woman who has an affair.
I was a little iffy on this book at first because of the cheating aspect but I thought I would give it a chance anyway. I’m so glad I did because it blew me away! The writing is excellent and it’s easy to see how someone can cheat on their spouse when the circumstances are what they are. I still don’t like cheating but I understand it a little better now. 

Meredith went from being an attorney who was used to slinging justice left and right to being a stay at home mom. That is a huge adjustment for anybody. She becomes bored with her life and then she meets Vincent. The inner struggles that Meredith goes through while trying to put her children first and being extremely lonely really help you relate to her more. I can’t wait for the next book. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.

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The author is hosting a tour wide giveaway for: 

  • 2 signed copies of The Devil’s Playground
  • 5 e-book copies of The Devil’s Playground (nook or kindle)
Be sure to enter for your chance to win!