This book was a pleasant surprise! I'm so glad the title caught my attention! You can follow the tour here: http://wp.me/p20ttU-3p0.
Released December 2014
Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.
Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband’s memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.
When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.
Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.
It wasn't the cover that caught my attention, but the title of this book. I knew with an interesting title like that I had to read the blurb and find out what the book was going to be about, and I found myself further intrigued after doing so.
I really love the idea of dislike/hate turning to love. After all both love and hate require intense emotion and feeling; I sincerely believe there is a very fine line between the two. Of course Lucas and Jane don't get off on the right foot and they weren't okay with each other for a long time. I think they had fabulous chemistry and I loved to see them spar with each other, but I'm glad they realized it became repetitive after some time.
If Lucas was scorching hot, the Ella was all that in cuteness and being adorable. I loved her! Part of the reason I wasn't able to agree with Jane's opinions of him was how he interacted with Ella. The story itself was wonderful...for the most part. I felt like I was on a great journey until about the last quarter of the book when it seemed like I was reading something different that was tacked on to add drama. What further confused me was Cameron. He underwent this radical change during the story and it seemed like he played an important role in the beginning but then he was relegated to mere lines in the rest of the book.
I really enjoyed my first book by Camelia. I love the message she was trying to portray in this book. I do think this book could've been a five star read with some tightening, but I look forward to reading her books in the future. Be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry while reading this book!
*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
About the Author
I WRITE. I LIVE. I LOVE. I DREAM. I WRITE.
I’m a dreamer
I’m a sinner
I love my books
I conjure hooks
And heroes with good looks
Romance is my guilty pleasure
Taking me to places with new decor
Come join me if you dare
I promise not to bore
If you like to read my stories
Pray my husband continues snorin’
For he’s the one who keeps me up at night
When I give my heroes wings and flight.