Monday, February 8, 2016

Love Rekindled by Michelle Lynn






Love Rekindled (Love Surfaced Series, Book 2) 

SYNOPSIS:

Taylor Delaney is the love of my life.
She’s also the one I've hurt the most.
Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake.
One I’m not sure I can make amends from.
But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her.

Brad Ashby's here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance.
All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced.
Not that they ever went away.
I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t.
He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived.

Even if we gave our relationship another try, how can we rebuild what’s been destroyed? If we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now?

** CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE. **





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5 STARS

An all consuming, emotive read about second chance love, that I literally did not want to put down from start to finish. I knew from reading the opening page that my heart was in for a bumpy ride, I was just hoping it would survive...

Taylor and Brad were dating in college, when Brads Olympic dream was ended he turned to drink and drugs. His life spiraled out of control, resulting in him be so out of it that he ends up cheating on Taylor, Taylor happens to walk in on it, fast forward two years and and Love Rekindled picks up their story.

Brad Ashby's here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance. All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced. Not that they ever went away. I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t. He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived.

Taylor Delaney is the love of my life. She’s also the one I've hurt the most. Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake. One I’m not sure I can make amends from. But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her.

Will they be able to give their relationship another go? Can Brad rebuild the trust he destroyed? Can Taylor forgive and move past all the unresolved issues she has?

I have to say that this story hit me emotionally on so many levels, I don't want to divulge certain parts of the plot as I feel you need to read them without having it spoilt but all I will say is the thoughts and feelings that Taylor has throughout resonated on such a personal level that at times it made for difficult reading but that in it's self is a testament to the author. I didn't just read their story I felt it. As for Brad I wanted to dislike him for what he had done previously I really did, but I just couldn't. 

This is the second book in the Love Resurfaced Series, something I did not know until I was part way through, however that being said it didn't hinder my reading experience as there was enough of their previous background covered. I have since purchased the first book in the series and can't wait to read it.

Would highly recommend to readers who enjoy second chance romance reads.

**Arc provided courtesy of the Author for an honest review for WTMO Book Blog **

~Vickie, WTMO Reviewer ~
  
Excerpt:

I'm a cheater. There. I said it. Two years ago, I fell into a hole, and as fast as my fingers clawed to escape, the dirt continued to pile on me. I'm not saying it's an excuse. I'm not even saying she should forgive me. Although, I hope she does. But I can't live without her anymore. I tried. I found a girl and proposed to her, while imagining the delicate finger I slid the ring on belonged to someone else. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't go through with marrying anyone but her. For sure, I never thought I'd say this, but I'm nothing without her. She brings out the good in me. That's why I'm here, in some small-ass town, to grovel my way back into her heart.


She's different now, and I'm not referring to the disappearance of her bleached blonde hair back to her natural brown. I loved her as a blonde, but the dark suits her better. I wouldn't care if she had rainbow-colored hair. I'm not sitting outside the hospital where she works, watching her walk to her car like some stalker, because she’s gorgeous. I’m here because of her heart and kindness. That’s what I’m fighting to get back. The package it comes in is just an added bonus.



Her ponytail swings back and forth as she laughs with what I hope is a co-worker, unless she's turned lesbian in the last two years. She waves good-bye to the girl and throws her purse into the passenger seat of her Jetta. The car has a little more rust than it did back in the day, but it's held up well. Still, it’s old and she deserves something newer. 



She pulls out of her parking space, and my heart constricts as I watch her drive away from me again. I should duck down so she doesn’t see me, but my eyes won't veer from her. The beat-up Jetta passes and my stomach clenches. My hand itches to yank the car handle open. My feet beg to disobey and run to her. I don't have to, because she slams on the breaks and her eyes are locked on mine. Hope pours from mine while hers fume with anger.










Love Surfaced (Love Surfaced Series, Book 1)


Synopsis:

The equations are simple.

Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits

Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle.

Ignoring swarming butterflies.
Brushing off skipped heartbeats.
Settling on lingering stares.

Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.

One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain.
Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?


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AUTHOR BIO:

USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


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