The Stillness of you by Julie Bale Excerpt/Giveaway

Title: The Stillness of You
Series: Beautifully Damaged, #1
Author: Julie Bale
Format: ebook
Length: 250 pages
Publication: March 12th 2013 by Julie Bale
ISBN: 13 9780988138544
Genre: New Adult- Contains mature situations and sexual content (17+)


"Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove."--Georgia King.

Georgia King is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. In therapy and with her college dreams on hold,she's trying to get healthy. Trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster,and if he was smart he'd stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news. Everyone knows she ruins people. And if Ben isn't careful, he'll be next in line.

Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he's living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met her. Suddenly he wants more--he wants her. He'll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.

But the girl who's different from anyone he's ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia's secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster...


My Thoughts
We all want what we can’t have.

Intriguing and with a cast of unforgettable characters “The Stillness of You” was a fun and drama filled tale of love and the hurdles we must face to gain it.

Much like the hockey game that made Ben so famous he will have to be quick and smart enough to evade all of the road blocks Georgia is throwing his way all while skillfully wooing her. Georgia is a tough challenge, but Ben was never one to back down from any challenge, especially when the rewards are so sweet.

Georgia is intelligent, capable, and way more than most men can handle. Not to mention she is hiding a secret that could destroy everything Ben and she have together. I really enjoyed getting to know more about Georgia and seeing her and Ben battle it out. They had some great banter together and I could really feel the chemistry between them.

The romance was not rushed which is what I loved most about it. There was plenty of time for them to get to know one another and made their relationship that much more special. They are both a bit stubborn when it comes to some things, but it is plain to see they really belong together.

Ben is a fun and all around alpha male who was a treat to get to know. I liked seeing how he changed throughout the book and that he brought out the best in Georgia while she in turn brought out the best in him. He was an interesting character that knew how to liven things up no matter the situation.

This is a hot romance that you will not want to miss!


Georgia King was different from any girl I had ever met. We’d spent most of the day together and I still couldn’t figure out what it was that made her special, and after I while I stopped thinking about it. What was the point?

She just was.

She was smart and she made me laugh. She liked the San Francisco Giants, hated American Idol (though she admitted to a weird crush on Simon and was glad he’d left for X-factor), and was a big fan of Georges St. Pierre the UFC fighter. Most girls I knew had no idea who that guy was and I was impressed.

And she was gorgeous. The eyes, the long hair, the petite and graceful body. Hell, she stood beside me in line waiting for an ice-cream and I felt like a fucking giant.

I kinda liked that.


Julie Bale fell in love with book boyfriends when she was twelve. She decided that when she was a grownup she would write her own book boyfriends. So that’s what she does.

When Julie isn’t writing she’s busy looking after a family that includes a couple of kids, her husband and a dog who is prettier than some people she knows, and a cat who thinks he’s human.

She loves The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, The Foo Fighters, Vampire Diaries, The Fray, and The Gilmore Girls. And when she has time, she loves to kick back and read yummy romances with hot guys and girls who are cool enough to hang out with.


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