Author: Beth Michele
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets
Book Trailer: http://tiny.cc/53c63w
A moment can change everything…
Ashton Taylor. Six foot one, Dark hair, chiseled jaw, riveting hazel eyes, and a body cut in all the right places. He’s a natural. Things just come easy to him. He’s used to getting everything he wants, excelling at everything he does. The grades, the recognition, the beautiful women.
His path was set. A girl, a full scholarship to UC San Diego, and a bright future. To others, his life seemed perfect. But, things are never what they seem, and life, well, at any moment, something or someone can come along and turn it upside down.
That something…the death of his father.
That someone… Cara Hayward. The girl with the hypnotic eyes, melodic voice, enchanting smile, and lips sent straight from heaven.
The girl who doesn’t want to be seen.
So what happens when a guy who everything comes easy to, meets a girl who doesn’t come easy?
Can he crawl through all the broken glass to find her? Will the girl he discovers deep down be able to see past his perfect exterior?
Together, do they have the power to heal one another? Or, could the very thing that brings them together, be the one thing that tears them apart?
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Lovely is the perfect title for this story because everything was just that! The writing, the characters, all were Lovely. This was my first read from Beth Michele and I am definitely moving her to the buy any book she writes shelf!
Ashton Taylor has been the rock for his mom, brother and sister since his dad’s untimely death. He is quite the womanizer, now allowing emotions or feelings to get in the way. He has an emptiness about him, but fills this void with women. Lots of them. That is until he meets Cara. She is your average girl, not the kind that Ash goes for. However, from the moment he sees her in the library his life is changed forever.
I loved that this book was from a guy’s POV! It was a funny, sweet, and swoony read. But yes, it had it’s steamy moments. However they were very tasteful. Cara is much of a loner in school. She keeps people at an arms distance and we later learn why. Ash breaks down the walls Cara put up. However, as quickly as she puts it down, one act causes her to put it up again.
I absolutely loved this story. I connected with each character in which made me feel fully invested in the story. The author has a great style of writing where the story flowed nicely. I was hooked from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. You are going to fall for Ashton Taylor. There is so major swooning in this book! He is not your typical womanizer. The side that Cara brings out in Ash is just breathtaking. I found myself tearing up throughout the book.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a story about true love, family, and hope. The epilogue killed me! I was a mess! Through heartbreak and tears, love always remains. This book symbolizes that.
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About the Author
I am a wife, a mom, an author, and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in my face, I enjoy reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with my husband and two adorable children who keep me on my peppermint pink painted toes. Those same children who inspire me to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies.
I love to laugh and love to have a good cry, especially after reading a novel that stretches my soul, one that makes me feel, and lingers in the corner of my heart.
I’m a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic, and I love to write about LOVE.
I began writing when I was in middle school, penning anything from short stories, to poetry, and then later moved on to write children’s books. I have now endeavored into New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels and am loving every minute of it. My first novel, Love Love, was released in May, 2013.
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