Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Black Box by Cassia Leo

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Three fateful encounters….
Two heart-breaking tragedies….
One last chance to get it right.

From New York Times best selling author Cassia Leo, comes an epic love story about rewriting destiny.

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki’s life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she’s tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he’s never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he’s never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn’t even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he’s never felt like his life had any purpose… until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.


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♥ ARC was provided in exchange for honest review ♥



noun: fate; plural noun: Fates; plural noun: the Fate
  1. the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.
    “fate decided his course for him”
    synonyms: destiny, providence, the stars, chance, luck, serendipity, fortune, kismet, karma

“Fate can save you and it can kill you.  Either way, fate binds us through and invisible web of circumstances.  Change one undesirable fate and another desirable fate in canceled out.”

Cassia Leo has proven once again why she is one of my very favorite, go to authors.  Basically if she writes it I will read it no questions asked.  I fell in love with Cassia while reading her Shattered Hearts series and when the opportunity to review Black Box came, I jumped on it no synopsis needed.  I went in blind and I am so glad I did.  The way the story unfolded was magical.  I will say this is a soul crushing story that deals with some very serious and ugly subject matters but they are handled in a very needed way.  Cassia has a way of sucking you in and emotionally connecting with her characters.  Mikki and Crush are so broken but fate had brings them together in more ways than way.  They are characters that will weasel their way into your heart and soul.  I will forever carry a little piece of them with me.

” Do you think saving someone’s life cancels out taking another person’s life? In terms of fate and circumstances, yes. In terms of retribution and contrition, no.

I really don’t know what to say about this book without spoiling it for you.  All I know is that I connected with this story on so many levels and was totally vested in it the entire time. My pulse raced so many times never knowing what would happen next.  Be prepared with the Kleenex you will need it!!

“Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”

5 ***** does not give this book justice, this will be a top read of all time book for me.

♥ Sophie

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Black Box

Chapter 8



Staring into Mikki’s green eyes, I swear I’m looking into my own. She’s hiding something from me that I haven’t quite figured out yet, but I’m positive it has to do with her trip to L.A. There has to be a reason someone as skittish as her decided to have coffee with me rather than go home when her flight was canceled. And there’s definitely a reason greater than curiosity for the question she just asked me.

If it weren’t her asking, this would be the point in our conversation where I begin to suspect her of being an undercover cop or journalist. But it is Mikki. And something about this girl tells me she’s not here to find out what happened in a dark parking lot three years ago.

“That’s a trick question,” I reply. “If I tell you I’ve never killed anyone, then you’ll think I’m a good guy and you’ll stay, because even though it’s not a very exciting answer, it means you’re safe. But if I tell you I’ve killed someone, you may find it intriguing or frightening. Either way, intrigued or scared, you’ll probably try to get the fuck away from me, and I don’t think I’m ready for that.”

She smiles as she looks down at her fingers, which she’s tapping on the surface of the bar. “That’s a real suave way to dodge the question. It also sounds like something a murderer would say.”


She looks up and meets my gaze again. “Who did you kill?”

I pause for a moment as I try to figure out where she’s going with this conversation. Then it hits me. “Do you want to die?”

“What?” she asks, shaking her head far too adamantly. “That’s … that’s a stupid question.”

“Why is it a stupid question?”

“Because,” she snaps at me. “It’s just stupid. I don’t want to die.”

She continues to look down at her hands, which are still trembling as she fidgets with her silver thumb-ring. I get an urge to grab her hand again, to stop the trembling and fidgeting, but I don’t.

“I’m sorry. I guess that was kind of a stupid question. I was just wondering why a pretty girl like you would hang out with me when you could be at home in your warm bed with your pjs on. Or out with your friends … or your boyfriend.”

She finally chuckles. “So, accusing me of wanting to die is your way of avoiding my question or is it just a really messed-up way of asking me if I have a boyfriend?”

“It’s just me being a total dick. And … do you have a boyfriend?”

“No.” She looks up and fixes me with a steely glare. “Most guys don’t appreciate a girl who’s crazy and also doesn’t put out.”  I’m not quite sure how to respond to this statement. It’s probably best to change the subject or reach for a joke. “Yeah, I know how you feel. Most girls don’t appreciate a guy who can cite Shakespeare and won’t put out. Actually, I think that’s a line from Macbeth.”

Her glare melts into a reluctant smile. “You’re not a total dick.”

“Still not putting out.”


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home, Abandon) and the Luke and Chase series.


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