Blog Tour: Getting By

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Getting By. Included in this post is a review for the book and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂


Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa

Series: A Knight’s Tale (#1)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 18th February 2014


When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.



My Rating: 4.25/5 stars



My Review:

Amazing! This book draws the reader in from the very beginning. I really enjoyed this novel and the only reason I didn’t give it a full five stars is due to the fact at certain points the book did not completely flow. Despite this small issue which in amongst the whole of the book is barely noticeable, this is a phenomenal book. The start of this novel was a brilliant and uncommon opening which is very intriguing for the reader. By going back after the prologue and telling the story from the beginning  the reader develops a better understanding for the characters and their relationship. This interesting opening has the reader hooked from the start and leaves them desperate for more of this great book. Although I enjoyed this novel one thing that stood out and made this book brilliant to read was the split perspective. The reader was quickly able to connect with both of the main characters as we were able to see into their thoughts and therefore understand them better. At the heart of this book is a well developed plot which keeps the reader interested.

Jacob was left confused and with conflicting emotions when Emma unexpectedly walked out of his life after two years. But fate works in funny ways and these two head strong people are about to be thrown back together. Can these two people finally overcome their pasts and see their future in each other? Fate plays a large part in this novel as it constantly throws the two main characters together throughout the course of the book. This gives the reader  a slightly different book from other contemporary romances to add to their shelves. The idea of fate gives this novel an original twist which keeps the reader interested and wanting to find out what will happen next. Claudia Burgoa slowly built her characters stories and history throughout the book which left the reader hooked and wanting to discover more. By building the characters history piece by piece the reader was able to emotionally connect with the characters

Overall this is a brilliant book that is not your average romance. I now would love to read more of Claudia Burgoa’s books as she seems like a great author. I am now patiently waiting for the release of the next intsallment in the series. I would definitely recommend lovers of contemporary romance try and read this book as it is worth your time.

Buying Links:

If you like the sound of this book then you can find the buying links below.


Barnes and Noble



Get to know the author:


Find her on Facebook and on her website

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.




You now have the chance to enter two great giveaways. The first giveaway is the tour wide giveaway where you have the chance to win a Kindle HD. Sadly this giveaway is only open to the US and CAN. To enter simply click on the link below.

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The second giveaway is open internationally and you have the chance to win an ebook copy of Getting By. To enter simply click on the link below. Good luck!

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to give this book a try as it is worth the read 🙂



4 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Getting By

    bn100 said:
    April 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Nice review

      vampire304 responded:
      April 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you, that really means a lot 🙂

    claudiayburgoa said:
    April 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you for having me on your blog xox

      vampire304 responded:
      April 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      No problem I really enjoyed reading your book 🙂

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