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HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE A GREAT ONE FOR YOU TODAY! I AM A STOP ON THE JUST THE WAY YOU ARE; BY E.E. MONTGOMERY BLOG TOUR! I HAVE FOR YOU MY REVIEW OF THIS AWESOME BOOK (#4 IN A SERIES, BUT CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE), BUY LINKS, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS, AND A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, SO LET'S GET STARTED:




THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT FOR JONATHAN! HERE IS MY REVIEW: 

                          Just The Way You Are (Just Life #4) by: E.E. Montgomary
                                                                 reviewed by: Becky



After ten years in an abusive relationship and a near-fatal knife wound, Jonathan Watson is finally free. Unused to being able to make even the smallest decision and smothered by family and well-meaning neighbors, he’s floundering in the real world. Jonathan is afraid of falling into another relationship too quickly and realizes he needs time to rediscover who he is before he attaches himself to another man.

He never counted on meeting Ben Urquhart, though. Ben tempts Jonathan to forget everything and take a leap.  For Ben, it's love at first sight, and he doesn't want to take it slow. He wants to build a life with Jonathan, free from harm and full of laughter. But before they can take the next step, they must protect Jonathan from his possessive, threatening ex. Jonathan must find the courage to confront him and break the chains of his past before he can be truly free to build a future with Ben.




This is a beautiful book about finding the courage to let go of a nightmare and embrace the future that is deserved! I loved every minute of this book, and while I didn't always understand Jonathan's actions, I always felt that he was doing what he thought he should.

Jonathan was in a "relationship" with Andrew for 10 years, and it was a painful, miserable existence. Andrew almost kills him and Jonathan knows it is time to leave. He breaks the hold, and moves out on his own. He meets Ben and never expects to be that attracted to someone so fast, and it scares him.

Ben is attracted to Jonathan right off, but he knows he has been hurt badly. Ben wants Jonathan, so he can play things Jonathan's way if he needs to. Ben will do anything for Jonathan, even put himself in danger by going with Jonathan when he goes to see Andrew when he calls for help (hence the I didn't understand comment ;p). 

This book is about new friendships, relationships, and love, it is also about a man who realizes his self worth after years of being told he is nothing! This is a beautiful story, and as much as I hated Jonathan going anywhere near Andrew again, it was necessary if he was going to start to live again. 

Grab this book friends, it is about the beautiful journey of a man who desperately needed to take it! Thanks E.E., for giving us a book in which we can all learn a lesson! 

                                                     the 5 croissant rating :) yum!!

I DID THE CROISSANT RATING IN HONOR OF TAHLIA ;) I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO MEET HER: HERE ARE THE PURCHASE LINKS:


GRAB IT FRIENDS, YOU WILL LOVE IT! HERE IS AN EXCERPT:

JONATHAN SHIVERED in the early morning air but not from the chill. He wrapped his arms around himself and groaned as his wound tugged against the movement. He relaxed slowly as the pain eased. From where he stood, he could see between the two apartment blocks to where the sun glinted off the Brisbane River. Five years ago he used to watch the ferries puddle their way up and down the river, dropping passengers here at Hamilton and across the way at Bulimba. He’d missed that view for a long time. He wondered if he’d miss the house now that he was leaving it.
The house was gray—morning gray, Anthony had called it, but it had always looked like unwashed, neglected underwear to him. The lines of the house were precise and symmetrical, unlike the yard. The front lawn bore scars, just like his chest. They were from his Cruiser skidding to a stop the night Anthony had sent him to kill Mark. His eyes burned as he thought how close he’d come to doing what his boyfriend told him to.
At the time, he didn’t think he had any other choice. It was kill or be killed. Literally. By the end of that night, Mark had been the only one left uninjured. Liam’s leg had thankfully healed quickly where Anthony had stabbed him. Anthony was still in hospital with a self-inflicted knife wound to the stomach, and Jonathan… Jonathan was done with that life. Anthony’s knife in his chest—so close to his heart it was clearly intended to be fatal—had cured him of whatever delusions he’d held onto that let him believe he was in love with the man. Even Anthony’s assertions that Jonathan was responsible for him being in a wheelchair since the car accident two years before wouldn’t get him to stay.
He was out of it now, or at least he would be as soon as the removalists came and took his stuff away. Then he could begin to heal. The first step had been to learn to breathe again after his lung collapsed when Anthony stabbed him. The next step… he didn’t know what the next step after this was. He wasn’t going to admit it to anyone, but he was just as terrified now, starting a life of his own—on his own—as he was when he thought he was going to die.
The trembling began again. Dizzy. Couldn’t catch his breath. He leaned beside the front door and forced himself to bring his mind back to the here and now and looked around again. There was a new section of fence now, and the Cruiser had been repaired and sat at the curb, waiting for him. His cousin must have had the damage repaired while Jonathan was in the hospital—learning how to make his lung work again after his boyfriend had tried to kill him. He shook the thoughts from his head. He had to stop thinking like this or he’d go mad.
Sleep last night had been impossible. The house had been cleaned, but nothing was going to completely remove the blood splattered on the white carpet. His blood.
A low rumble burbled through the air, and a truck turned onto the street. Jonathan’s heart raced. “You can do this,” he whispered, although he wasn’t quite sure which part of “this” he was talking about. It could be dealing with strangers on his own, or it could be leaving Anthony—finally. He pressed the heel of his hand over the dressing on his chest. Staying with Anthony was no longer an option.
The truck stopped and turned to reverse into the driveway. The high-pitched beeping made Jonathan jump and, to calm himself, he focused on the two men sitting in the cab. The driver looked young and blond, the passenger older and shriveled, his hair sticking out in unkempt tangles.
“Two people. Not Anthony. You’re outside, everything’s marked. You don’t need to go inside with them at all if you don’t want to. You can do this.” He counted his breaths in and out. The beeping stopped, the engine cut out, and the driver’s door opened.
Long, well-formed legs slipped from the cab, by-passing the step completely as a muscled body slid to the ground. Khaki cargo shorts bunched enticingly around a spectacular package before settling loosely around slim hips as the man’s boot-clad feet landed on the ground and he stood away from the truck. Jonathan moved his gaze up the body. The worn T-shirt did nothing to hide the trim stomach and prominent pecs and the sleeves framed the rounded deltoids perfectly. Jonathan sighed as he lifted his focus higher to see the man’s wide smile.

OH YEAH, SEXY BEN! (SIGHS) YOU WILL LOVE BOTH HIM AND JONATHAN! HERE IS AN AUTHOR BIO ON E.E. AND HER SOCIAL LINKS:

E E Montgomery wants the world to be a better place, with equality and acceptance for all. Her philosophy is: We can’t change the world but we can change our small part of it and, in that way, influence the whole. Writing stories that show people finding their own ‘better place’ is part of E E Montgomery’s own small contribution.
Thankfully, there’s never a shortage of inspiration for stories that show people growing in their acceptance and love of themselves and others. A dedicated people-watcher, E E finds stories everywhere. In a cafe, a cemetery, a book on space exploration or on the news, there’ll be a story of personal growth, love, and unconditional acceptance there somewhere.

Where to find the author:
You can contact E E Montgomery at eemontgomery11@gmail.com; on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ewynelaine.montgomery; on Twitter: @EEMontgomery1; or at her web site: http://www.eemontgomery.com/ and blog: http://www.eemontgomery.com/blog.

HERE IS A LITTLE MORE INFO ON THE BOOK: 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford

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