Monday, February 19, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Interwoven by Michelle Montebello

by Michelle Montebello


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Belle Hamilton is a romantic at heart. She's engaged to the love of her life and dreams of marriage, children and a happily ever after. Belle’s world is close to perfect until one afternoon she makes a decision she can't take back.

In the blink of an eye, Belle’s life spirals out of control. She loses everything that is dear to her and is forced to flee to the other side of the world where she meets Andrea, a local bartender from Rome, and develops an unexpected connection with him.

Can they break through the complications of past hurts and a long-distance relationship to make it work or will one terrifying night in Paris end it before it had a chance to begin?



They’d met at Hunters Hill High School when they were sixteen. He’d asked for her help with his English and History assignments, subjects that he wasn’t terribly natural at, and she’d agreed.

After study each afternoon, he would walk her to the local milk bar for a strawberry ice cream cone. They would sit in the park by the water, licking their ice creams and talking for hours. It was during those lovely picturesque afternoons lying on the soft grass, beneath the trees that a delightful appreciation for each other’s company had ensued.

Belle wasn’t like the other girls in Ben’s class. She wasn’t loud or a show-off. She was shy, sweet and quietly curious. She was creative, loved books and was a whizz with a spoon in home economics.

He was handsome and spoke with an intensity and passion that had secured him a spot as captain of the school debate team. He was smart in science and mathematics, cleverly conversational, and popular with the girls. A beautiful young relationship had blossomed, for opposites surely did attract.

They’d graduated from Hunters Hill High School together at eighteen. He’d gravitated immediately toward a Bachelor of Law at university. Belle hadn’t felt the same pull, inclined more so towards a job in the food industry. Her father had balked, of course. After many arguments, ones in which she never did seem to get her point across, she’d reluctantly agreed to study a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism. She hadn’t been thrilled with the idea of going to university. It wasn’t at all what she wanted to do but it temporarily appeased her father and that made everyone’s life a little easier.

Ben’s career after university had taken off; exploded, more like it. He was ambitious, focused and brilliant in the courtroom. He regarded his career with the same kind of intensity and passion that Belle had come to love him for. He balanced her; completed her.

One night when they were twenty-six, Ben proposed. It was over dinner on a Wednesday evening at Tetsuya’s on Kent Street. He’d just been offered a position with the prestigious law firm, Richardson & Fields, as a junior criminal barrister. They took only one new recruit a year. It was a culmination of hard work and dedication that had finally paid off. He’d landed his dream job.

Ben had been animated that night, a number of scotches already under his belt. His happiness had been infectious, she remembered, as they’d laughed and celebrated his success. He’d gotten down on one knee and produced a small box: robin egg blue. Unmistakably Tiffany’s.

When he’d opened it, Belle’s breath had caught in her throat. A stunning engagement ring twinkled up at her, a thousand white diamonds, it seemed, set in an elegant round cut and sitting upon a diamond-encrusted platinum band. It was worth more than her car and tiny flat above Darling Street put together, she was sure.

Belle had shivered when he’d placed the ring on her finger and she’d whispered yes before he’d even asked the question. She wasn’t sure if it was the alcohol, the proposal or the dizzying thrill of being in love, but she’d had a feeling that night at Tetsuya’s that, like all good fairy tales, theirs was destined for a happily ever after.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michelle Montebello was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband and two young children. She has always had a passion for reading, writing and the dramatic arts and she spent most of her childhood immersed in books, writing stories and performing in plays.
She has worked full-time in the corporate sector since 1998. It wasn't until she completed a writing course with James Patterson that she was inspired to write and publish her first novel, Interwoven, in 2017.
In addition to her writing, she also has a passion for travel and loves to combine her two favourite things - creative writing and travelling - to create vibrant worlds for her characters to explore.
When this busy mum is not working, chasing little ones or searching under beds for monsters, she can be found reading, writing or plotting her next story.


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Michelle will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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February 19: Locks, Hooks and Books
February 26: Andi's Book Reviews
February 26: Fabulous and Brunette
March 5: K.T. Castle 
March 12: The Reading Addict

My Review

Interwoven is the first installment from Michelle Montebello’s series, A Belle Hamilton. I liked it. It is not a very long read with a little over 200 pages and i had it finished within a few hours. I felt connected to Belle right from the start. Her story is so believable that I felt like I was with her throughout.

Interwoven is a beautifully written book of how to let go of yesterday and moving on. I recommend it and give it four stars.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you for hosting and for your kind review!

    So glad you enjoyed it and were able to connect with Belle :)

    Welcome to the Interwoven tour everyone and good luck with the giveaway! I hope you enjoy the book.

    Michelle xx

  2. Love the Cover!!😍 So excited to read this book!!😍 I've bad this TBR'D for awhile!!😍📖📚 Thank you for the tour!!💋xoxo🍀

  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  5. Great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

  6. This cover very exquisite. Congrats on the tour.

  7. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

  8. Belle and Andrea sound amazing. I can’t wait to read their story.

  9. Sounds exciting! I want to get in on this story!

  10. Thanks 4 hosting and congrats on the tour.

  11. The book cover is very alluring and tells of a sense of intrigue.

  12. Which book have you read the most? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  13. I wonder if there has ever been a poll about how often long distance relationships work?

  14. Letting go is very hard to do because you have to learn to trust again to an extent.

  15. If there is one thing I could have changed in my high school years I probably would have taken theater arts because I love acting out scenes in my head of things I read. Oh, well. Lol

  16. Home Ec., I failed at that in middle school. I guess I am not as domestically inclined as the character in your story.

  17. What other genres (if amy) have you written?

  18. What did you like to read growing up?

  19. Isn't that a French braid for girl on the cover? How fitting since some of the book takes place in France.

  20. Which do you prefer ebooks or print to read?

  21. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. Have a wonderful day everyone.