Tuesday, July 9, 2013

VBT: A Love Like This- Review

A Love Like This
Book Three: The Remembrance Trilogy
By: Kahlen Aymes

Married and settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to start their family and enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together. Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want, their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.
When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process. In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her, but her injuries irrevocably change her life forever.
Though Julia’s gratitude urges her to befriend the woman, she feels pushed aside when Ryan, feeling indebted and laden with guilt, befriends the woman during her recovery. Julia puts on a good front, but as time goes on her resolve vanishes as the friendship begins to infiltrate what little time the couple has together and she is reminded of how her own relationship with Ryan began.
In Ryan’s mind he is doing nothing more than supporting a friend’s healing and is angry at Julia’s apparent lack of trust, despite his attempts to console her. When events get too much for her, a heartbroken Julia flees without telling her husband her destination or even if she will return.
When grief pushes him beyond what’s humanly possible and he is on the verge of losing his mind, he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to endure in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.
Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love; worth every single sacrifice…
For there is nothing more sacred than… A Love Like This…

Author Info
Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater... But the love of her life is writing!
Represented by Elizabeth Winick-Rubinstein of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency, the first two books in her series; The Remembrance Trilogy are available now. Come and experience Ryan and Julia's mad, mad love.

Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: This isn't a story about a perfect happily ever after. if you've read the first two books, you'll know that Ryan and Julia have gone through so much in their relationship. From the first book when they are afraid to lose each other and their feelings when the time comes to move after graduation. Then the second book follows a huge accident, and now the third- A Love Like This- follows their struggles as a married couple with both of them working long hours and another life changing event that could either tear them apart or bring them closer.

I have enjoyed this trilogy and have loved the characters. Even though the story is told in first person between Ryan and Julia, we also get to follow the lives of their friends.  Filled with some angst, love, drama, and so much more, A Love Like This kept me turning the pages. I was at the edge of my seat many times, as this author has really reeled me in with her emotional turmoil in the scenes, descriptions and how well the characters emotions reflect right off the pages.  

Ryan and Julia's love is very strong, but it's about to test the boundaries when things begin to crumble around them. Talk about two people that have such a pull to them- wow! This story is full of intense moments, and things are looking a little dark for awhile.  I love the chemistry between Ryan and Julia and i felt their pain, their triumph  and their hurt.  

What a remarkable trilogy, each story bringing with it a deep loving feeling that left me breathless and desperate for more.  

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  1. Great review and tough question -they would have to be young but not super young - perhaps Anne Hathaway and Charlie Hunnam (without all of the scruff for SOA)...lol

    Thanks for the giveaway