Blog Tour (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): To See You by Rachel Blaufeld

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Title: To See You
Author: @rachelblaufeld
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 stars

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What is it about this guy?

On paper, he’s one hundred percent wrong for me. His e-mails are equal parts annoying and funny.

Okay, more funny than annoying. More like refreshing. Different. Exciting.

But as I stand next to him now, he’s giving me head-to-toe tingles, and I find myself dwelling on his e-mails.

Meet smart, sexy career girl and New York snob, Charli Richards. She has everything except happiness until the day she meets Layton Griffin. It’s a random encounter on an airplane; it couldn’t mean anything, right?

Layton isn’t even remotely close to who Charli sees herself hooking up with . . . ever. Her mom and best friend agree he’s not for her, but he makes her feel something exciting, awakens her world.

But then Layton changes, going to great lengths for Charli to see him for who he really is.

Will those changes bring them closer together, or will she never be able to see him in the same way again?


As many readers, I love reading about the fairytale, the happily ever afters, the sugary sweet love, sexual tension and all that jazz.  But, I also love reading about real people with real issues that we see in today’s world.  Sometimes we have to pull ourselves from the fantasy and get real.  Rachel Blaufeld has done that with To See You.

Right from the Prologue, I knew I was going to get something different.  You know that phrase, never judge a book by it’s cover?  Well this book is an eye-opener for that cliche.  I am going to say that you are going to fall in love with Layton Griffin.  He is not your typical Book Boyfriend, and I do not mean that in a bad way.  Our typical book boyfriend, is super Alpha, cocky with a six-pack abs.  Layton is the opposite, he sweet, kind and wears his emotions on his sleeve.

Charli Richards, our heroine.  She’s super smart, a fitness editor at BubblePOP, with an overbearing mom, and a crazy best friend in Janie.  Yet she’s lacking enthusiasm in what she wants out of her life.  On a plane ride home after her grandmother’s funeral, she is seated next to Layton, at first she was not a happy camper, yet with his inquisitive questions, she is somewhat drawn to him, and cannot understand why.

Layton has a most interesting job, he does the music for the movie industry.  He is so enamored with Charli, like it warmed my heart for him, a bit stalkerish in an endearing kind of way.  I was not a fan of Charli, she was judgy McJudge, I wanted to smack her at times, but she really redeemed herself.  Their relationship had depth and growth and I found myself rooting for Layton even though I felt Charli did not deserve his at times.

With each book I read from Rachel Blaufeld, I find myself loving her writing more and more.  As I mentioned above, she writes about REAL people.  This is what diversity should look like when you’re reading a book.  Ms. Blaufeld with give you an h/h that you can relate to in your everyday life and that makes me a big fan of her writing.  She will give you a wonderful love story, with some angst, some tears, sweet sexy times, but most of all, food for thought.  If you want to read something out of the box, then you must add To See You to your TBR.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.


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“Cheers.” My seatmate good-naturedly tipped his glass toward me. He wasn’t going to leave me alone.

I took a long gulp and looked back at my computer screen.

“Do you like working for them?”

I tugged at my turtleneck; it was so freaking hot all of a sudden. My nosy neighbor’s face had a slight sheen to it, clearly from being hot, and now his warmth was seeping into my space.

“I do. They’re a growing company and . . . I’ve made great strides there.”

What the heck? Why was I even answering him? Because he asked, and if I was honest, it was the nicest anyone had been to me in months.

Furthermore, why did I sound like I was on an interview? Or an infomercial?

He was kind—I could tell—and his smile was gentle and calm, his eyes like warm coffee with just the right amount of cream swirling through it. I turned a little in my seat to face him and my knee brushed his thigh. I let my gaze travel his Beastie Boys T-shirt until I settled on his computer.

Playing on it was a rom-com, one I’d never seen before, but Katie What’s-her-nameall stunning, shiny hair, celebrity mom, perfect lifewas front and center. Her arms were full of shopping bags and she was wearing a big grin on her perfect face as she walked down a city street.

“You don’t strike me as the romantic comedy type.” I felt my eyebrow lift. I wasn’t sure if I was teasing him or myself as the question floated from my mouth.

He laughed. It was soothing and comforting like a coffee-and-Kahlua on a cold night, and warm like the sun on the first few days of summer.

I allowed my eyes to close and imagined he looked like somebody else—not someone else totally, but just different. Fit, not slender but muscular. He still had the same gracious smile and inviting eyes, but he wasn’t wearing a music T-shirt in my imagination. Maybe a Henley? And dark-wash jeans instead of the regular everyday ragged blue I’d noticed him wearing.

“It’s work too,” he said, interrupting my fantasy.

“Oh.” I chugged the balance of my mimosa, cooling the wash of desire recently conjured up from my brain.

“Actually, I’m pretty sure BubblePOP will end up reviewing this one, will probably have someone at the premiere too. That’s why I asked about the site. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon and all that. Our worlds are connected.”

“I don’t do movies. I’m the fitness editor, but if Katie What’s-her-name is in it, I’m sure we’ll be all over it.”

He shifted his gaze over fully to me now. His eyes weren’t exclusively deep brown; tiny flecks of amber circled his pupil. They were captivating in a weird way, as if they didn’t belong with this guy.

I’d never met a slob who was so interesting before, yet he was definitely intriguing. And not really a slob—that was my own bias. Clearly, I was having some sort of psychotic breakdown on this airplane.

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Rachel B

Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog,BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.

Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.

Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, anti-heroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

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