Becoming More Book Tour Review

September 23, 2013 / 0 comments

Becoming More Book Tour ReviewBecoming More by Bayli Lane
Published by Self-Published on August 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Lilly is set to go to college with her long time boyfriend Sander and her best friend Lauren. They were all ecstatic to finally experience independence but what they didn’t account for was the countless changes that would occur while there. Not even a week has passed and they start pulling apart from each other. For a couple that were portrayed to love each other immensely that seemed too drastic to me.

There were multiple aspects that just left me unsettled in the beginning. I thought that Lilly’s naivety and indecisiveness was aggravating. It could have been because of her loyalty to her long time boyfriend that she stuck with him but I don’t understand why she decided at one point in time to play them both at the same time.

I found it distasteful that she could go from making out with one guy in the morning and then be with someone else within the same day. As much as Sander was dishonest I found that Lilly was just as dishonest too. For all that he did to her I just couldn’t understand why she stayed. I struggled with the heroine and tried to like her but everything about her was just….

I did however enjoy Colton and Clarissa’s character. Colton for his kindness and patience and Clarissa for taking a monumental part in getting the main couple together.

While the beginning was frustrating I was happy that it picked up nicely toward the end and with all that the couple had been through I was glad that the couple got their HEA.

I thought the writing in general was satisfactory but the story line personally just was not to my liking. Don’t be discouraged though this book rated well with other bloggers so give it a try, you might appreciate it more than I did.

The Verdict:






“Are you okay?” Lauren says.

I look at her and realize that I have a waterfall of tears spilling down my cheeks and into my lap, “No, Lauren, I’m not.”

She gets up, comes to my side and hugs me, “It’s okay Lilly! He’s probably still kind of drunk or something. Maybe he was still really worried from not knowing where you were last night. There are a whole lot of reasons as to why he’s acting like he is. Maybe he’s nervous for classes to start, and he feels like he has to do really well or something?”

I listen to her give me every excuse she can think of, and I welcome the relief I feel from her words. She’s probably right. He’s must be stressing about a lot of things right now and just doesn’t know how to deal with those feelings. Tomorrow I’ll call him and plan a time for us to meet up and have a civilized conversation. Surely by tomorrow he will have calmed down enough that he’s back to normal. I embrace Lauren’s excuses for him. Tomorrow we’ll talk. I’ll explain how I feel, and he will feel horrible for making me feel that way. We’ll kiss and make up. I give Lauren a placid smile and wipe the last of my tears away.

“Thanks Lauren, you’re right. It’s probably nothing serious.”

She gives an encouraging smile, “Of course I’m right! Now may I go back to my nap?” she asks.

I laugh and gesture to her bed, “By all means.”

She falls into her bed and turns onto her stomach. Moments later I hear her heavy breathing. Thank God I have Lauren to talk some sense into me. Of course Sander loves me.  He’s just going through something. We will get through it, no doubt about it.



1.      Cosmic Love- Florence and the Machine

2.      Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars

3.      Run- Snow Patrol

4.      Paradise- Coldplay

5.      Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol

6.      The Offering- The Avett Brothers

7.      Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran

8.      Feel Again- One Republic

9.      Sad- Maroon 5

10.    Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine

11.    Way You Are- Kris Orlowski

12.    Bloodstream- Stateless

13.    Erase Me- Kid Cudi

14.    End of all time- Stars of Track & Field

15.    In my veins- Andrew Belle

16.    Rain Falls Down- We The Kings

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About Bayli Lane

Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.

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