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Series: Life. Destiny. Fate. #4
Published by: Self Published
on November 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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It’s been ten years, and I live every day with the weight of regret on my shoulders.
We’ve all done bad things, things that we are ashamed of. But those things make us the people that we are today. And today, I’m Liam Brown. When those closest to me were killed, I had to kill my former self just to stay alive. My real name is Micah Lomano, and I left my life fabricating a web of lies along the way to keep what I had done a secret. But I never forgot about Natalene, and now nothing matters…because I don’t have her.
After one fatal night rocked us to the core, everything changed.
I had everything I’d ever wanted: the perfect guy, a loving family, and more money than I knew what to do with. But in an instant, my world stopped. Somehow I’d survived, but I lost everything I knew, everything I wanted. Including myself. I knew then that nothing would ever be the same. I waited for Micah to find me, just like he promised he would. But he never did, and it was when I needed him most. So I was forced with a choice, one that I didn’t want to make: Raise his child on the run or give her up?
The decision wrecked me and what hurt most off all…Micah had no idea that I was pregnant.
Even though this wasn’t my favorite of the series, Natalene and Micah’s story still managed to touch my heart. Just by reading the blurb, I could tell that this was going to keep my attention. This love story has the intensity and passion that this author in known for, and the storyline to back it up. There were a few things that bothered me, but all in all, this was a beautiful and enjoyable romance from beginning to end.
One thing the author did extremely well was keep up the anticipation factor throughout the story. From the very beginning, I knew that this story would have its layers and its complexities, and I knew I would be biting my nails for more.
SKEPTICISM kept my interest but the pacing of the story fell flat. Meaning, some parts were too slow, too drawn out, and some just flew by way too fast – nothing I couldn’t handle, but it did throw me for a loop. The lawyer speak bugged me a bit because of the repetitiveness of it all, and the secondary characters (mainly the two lawyers that works with Micah/Liam in his ‘new’ life) didn’t do anything for me at all. They were weak, when I’m used to strong secondary characters from this author.
The emotion was there! The emotion I felt for their STORY was real. The chemistry between them was believable and smokin’ hot might I say, but MY OWN connection to the lead characters was nonexistent. This part is hard for me because I’m such an emotional reader. I NEED to connect with these characters on such a level that I feel it bone deep, and I just couldn’t make it work here.
In the end, I know (just by seeing the early reviews) that a lot of romance readers will LOVE this story. I’m not knocking that at all. I would read this again if there were horrible reviews because I believe in this author and her talent. I’ve loved this series and I’m a huge fan of the amount of emotion that this author can put into a novel. Romance readers should try this one out. Even though I didn’t fall HEAD OVER HEELS for this installment of the series, doesn’t mean I wouldn’t recommend it to others. Everyone, from dedicated fan to newbie of her work, should check out this series.