Friday, July 27, 2012
Review: Deliver The Moon
Author: Rebecca J. Clark
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: contemporary romance
Heat Level- spicy
Length- 264 pages
Reviewer name: Nikki
Rating- 5 Lightning Bolts
Once upon a time, he promised her the moon. It's time to deliver.
Louisa D’Angelo used to believe in happily ever after—until the tragic death of her son and the demise of her marriage. Now, five years later, with her life back in order, she has a great career and a wonderful man in her life. So what if the passion and excitement isn't there? In her book, passion and excitement only lead to heartbreak. Then, her ex-husband shows up and upsets her tidy little world.
Gabe D’Angelo never believed in happily ever after—until he met Louisa who taught him how to love and be loved. But their happiness was short-lived. Guilt and grief forced Gabe to walk away. Now, though he's pulled his life together and should be happy, he realizes something’s missing. After seeing her from afar at a family wedding, he knows what it is. It’s Louisa.
The problem is convincing her she's still in love with him.
Review: It was supposed to be the happiest day of her best friend's life. A wedding. Who would have thought that Louisa's ex would have shown up? And what is the deal with the angst between her best friend and her brother, during this happy occasion?
Deliver the Moon features angst and troubled waters for two couples. Louisa and Gabe, and Sarah and Arty, as a secondary couple.
Let's just say Gabe showing up isn't very welcoming, and of course, that piqued my interest. I wanted to know why? Why was some of Louisa's family so against him? And the biggest question, why show up now? Those pending questions kept me turning the pages, needing those answers. Louisa seems content with her life, but seeing the face of her ex husband brings all the pain and memories back. To complicate matters, Louisa is in a new relationship.
Louisa's family has it's moments. Her mother is very formal, and she's one of those women that doesn't show much affection, but instead wants constant order. Both her mother and father seem to have a plan for Louisa that she just simply falls into. There are dreams an aspirations we get a glimpse of, but for some reason, Louisa doesn't want tao ct on them. The return of Gabe brings constant questioning, as she ponders her life now, and what could have been with her ex.
I wasn't sure of Gabe. I didn't know what to make of him. He's the one that left, so naturally I thought he was in the wrong. But there was so much more to their break up than meets the eye. In fact, they shared a tragedy that neither of them ever got over, and it tore them apart. It's evident that Louisa's feelings are mixed, but she can't deny some of the things she's had resurfaced in regards to Gabriel.
With Sarah and Arty, their wedded bliss isn't so. The pair are on edge, and they seem to be having their problems. Gabe and Louisa step in to matchmake and get the couple to talk things out, and in the same sense, he and Louisa are opening doors to the past and allowing all the gut wrenching emotion and pain to flood out.
Deliver The Moon is a thief. This book stole my heart, but that's all right by me, because I don't want it back. This wonderfully written book of second chances deserves front and center attention. I couldn't help but shed a few tears, and erupt in cheers when a victory occurs. The characters are so well fleshed out, and can be related to very easily. Ms. Clark puts so much into this book to make all the ends meet, and the ride along the way is filled with so many questions and soul searching. I can't say enough about it. I really loved this book.
If you're a fan of second chance romances, angst, and two happy ever afters, Deliver the Moon awaits.
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