Rosary McQuestion delivered in this haunting romance. Aubrey grieves over her lost husband so intensely, she evokes his image, or is he there in ghost form to lead her down a path to happiness? This book contains so many questions about life and death, and what happens to a person when they die, it's compelling. Add that to the quirky characters, addicting plot, and budding new romance, and you have a winner. Aubrey has to decide between the past and future or figure out how they mesh and make sense. She's given another shot at monumental romance, and I walked away from the book feeling good about the possibility of a second chance when happily ever after is cut short. I teared up. I laughed out loud at a couple of scenes with her son, and at the 'sissified dog.' I strongly recommend this book.
"Marketing Exec's Widow" by Tina Gayle
Four women came together to share their burden of grief. Their husbands, all executives of the same company, died in a tragic accident. They formed the Executive Wives Club and met once a week. I got to know a little bit about all of them, but this story focuses on Jen, who is ready to move on with her life and stop mourning. She has secrets about her marriage to Craig. Sometimes, what goes on behind closed doors is shockingly different than what the world sees. She meets Hagan through her real estate job and is so attracted to him she could melt on the spot. She has a dysfunctional family of in-laws and an adorably loveable dog. The story is so engaging and leads right into the next book. I immediately downloaded the following book in the series because I liked it so much!
'Yours Completely' by Krista Lakes
A cute twist on the Cinderella story. Wicked stepmother, check. A sympathetic and still annoying stepsister, okay. Poor Ella worked herself to the bone and tolerated being a virtual slave to hold on to her father's legacy. She met the handsome billionaire, snag #1: he may or may not have been the groom. Ah, I need to see what happens... or maybe not. It took forever to straighten out that little glitch. As much as I liked the idea, the book was stretched to the limit. Superfluous description of thoughts and telling of feelings had me skipping to the next verbal statement or scene of action. I prefer to make up my mind about how a character thinks and feels based on what they do and how they react to what others do, not by what the author tells me they feel. Distracting typos and mistakes grew in number as the book progressed. It wasn't a "bad" story, but in my humble opinion, improvements would develop if shortened and tightened it up.
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