Monday, 11 August 2014

BLOG TOUR (Review) - Ready to Love Again by Annalyse Knight

Ready to Love Again
by Annalyse Knight
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
ISBN e-book:  978-1-61213-321-8
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
 “You’ve already lost one love in your lifetime — don’t let Katie be the second.”

After a bitter divorce, Katie Rodriquez moves with her nine-year-old son, Shawn, to California to take a job at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A fresh start is exactly what she and her son need. However, a fateful stroll on a Carmel beach turns her world upside down when she meets a handsome doctor who is struggling with his own past.
Dr. Chase O’Donnell had everything a man could ask for when a tragic accident changed his life forever. Tortured by his memories, he locks away his grief to care for his two children, refusing to face what his loss has done to him and the people he loves most.
Katie’s son is a rowdy child with a good heart, so it is a bit of a surprise when Shawn befriends the quiet and thoughtful Tony O’Donnell. Tony’s love for baseball draws Shawn into his world, and from then on, they are inseparable. It is only a matter of time before they bring their parents together again in a surprising twist of fate. However, Tony’s older sister, Liz, doesn’t like the new boy who is prone to catching critters and teasing girls. Liz isn’t very happy with the idea of her father having a new girlfriend, either. Loyal to a fault and haunted by the fear of abandonment, she lashes out and refuses to accept the new woman in her father’s life.
Katie and Chase must find the strength to rebuild their lives while juggling the demands of careers and single parenthood. When Chase’s daughter lashes out, they soon discover that the price of their romance is too high. To heal his family’s pain, they both must risk losing each other. Facing unresolved guilt and anger, will they have the courage to learn to love again?

My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

OMG this is a brilliant debut novel by the author.  I literally could not put it down and read through the night until I had finished the book and the dawn chorus had started.  I have already put this author on a must buy immediately for the next book list it was that good.

The story will sweep you with the character and their emotions, and there were times where I was sitting there with tears streaming down my face with my lower lip wobbling and everything, especially when Chase relives a very painful moment in his life.

There are a lot of issues covered in this book, recovery from the death of a loved one, divorce, love, dealing with kids, friendship and a whole lot more.

I did have some laugh out loud moments where I was sniggering at what was said between the characters and the two boys were delightful as best friends.

My two best LOL moments:

"Hi, What can I do to you?"
He heard a small gasp from the living room and immediately recognised his Freudian slip.
"Excuse me?" Katie asked, a laugh in her voice.
"I mean for you.  What can I do for you?" Chase buried his face in his hands, mortified.  Gina's tinkling laugh floated in from the other room, and he knew she was never going to let him live that one down.

Her eyes popped open at the sound of Tony clearing his throat, a beautiful blush rising to her checks.  They both looked over to the doorway, where Tony and Shawn stood with their hands covering their mouths.  Chase smiled wider at their reaction and pointed up the stairs.  "Go get your sister - we need to go.  I'm starving."
"I could tell by the way you were eating off my mom's face," Shawn said with a disgusted look before he flew up the stairs after Tony.

About the Author:
a-knight-hi-resAnnalyse Knight is a recovering craft addict. She spent many years jumping from one hobby to another until she discovered that writing satisfied all her creative cravings. A stay-at-home mom, Annalyse raised her three children on California’s Monterey Peninsula. Although she and her family later moved to the Sacramento area, the beach, the quiet community, and the beauty of the California coast continue to inspire her writing. She spent several years writing with an online community, and she loved the direct interaction with her readers. Her online participation eventually led to her volunteer at The Writers’ Collective, an online writing workshop group founded to create a supportive community for writers. With her children almost grown, Annalyse decided to take her hobby to the next level and become a published author. Ready to Love Again is her first novel with The Writer’s Coffee Shop.

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Praise for Ready to Love Again
"If you're looking for a beautiful love story with a bit of heartache, fun banter, and beautiful relationships this book is for you. Ready to Love Again is brilliantly written and has believable characters that make you fall in love with them from the very beginning."  - Rhiannon Overby Goodreads Review

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