Blog Tour: Sunny Shelly Reviews It Was Always You, by Kristine Dugger

Title: It Was Always You 
Author: Kristine Dugger 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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It has been ten long years since I have really been home. Yes, I have come and gone but not really stayed put for a great amount of time. I have stayed in contact with some of my friends. But there is one friend, who always had my back. Who was always there for me. Duane, my loveable man whore of a friend. He keeps me grounded despite some of the choices I have made.

Speaking of choices, several years ago, I wrote a best-selling novel about my relationship with my ex-boyfriend, Tyler. He was my world when we were teenagers. Unfortunately, our teenage love story ended with me running off to college in a different state.

Now, I am home. It is time to face the demons of what I wrote. Seeing Tyler. What will happen between us? Will love rekindle? Or will someone else sweep me off my feet?


Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars

Romance author Hailey returns home from college, and she waffles back and forth between seeing if there is still something with her high school boyfriend, Tyler, and falling into a friends with benefits relationship with her best friend Duane. Who is also Tyler’s best friend.

As the three of them try to navigate this sticky situation, there is all kinds of drama, naturally. And lots of sex. I thought the situation that led to Duane and Hailey splitting was kind of immature on his part, and deserved a discussion with Hailey first. It should have been her choice.

The story is a relatively quick one; it took me a little over an hour to read it. And i enjoyed it, but I just didn’t love it. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I just didn’t fall in love with Hailey as a heroine. But if you like love triangles with lots of drama and a heroine who finally figures her life out, then It Was Always You is right up your alley.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.





Kristine Dugger is an upcoming contemporary romance novelist. She resides in Papillion, NE. Writing has always been a passion of hers. Kristine has a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a Dietitian by day, Writer by night, Always a Mom. Kristine has been known to be a straight up goofball. She has a dirty mind and loves to laugh. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two very beautiful daughters, reading, listening to music, CrossFit, and playing/watching sports.
Fun things about Kris….
I am a Nutrition Nerd
Played Competitive slow pitch softball for 8 years
Diehard Nebraska Cornhusker and Kansas City Royals Fan




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