06 December 2014

Release Blast & Giveaway: To Live Again (Learning to Live Again 1) by Dori Lavelle

To Live Again (Learning to Live Again 1)
by Dori Lavelle.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: November 28th 2014.
** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

After losing the future that was promised to her, Kelsey O'Neil says goodbye to her old life and sets out on a journey to capture her own independence, find happiness, and maybe even true love.

A cozy cottage in a quaint Irish town seems the perfect place to start again. And Shaun Brannon, the sexy but mysterious author next door, could be her second chance at love. But Shaun is incapable of opening his heart to any woman. Can Kelsey find out why before she falls too hard?

Eight years ago, Shaun Brannon stopped believing in love, or marriage. His only belief now is in lust. The demons he wrestles with daily are too dark to let him get close to a woman without breaking her heart. Then along comes Kelsey, who makes him wonder how it might feel to give love another chance. Is he brave enough to show her his deepest scars?

This is a new edition of a book originally published under the title Chocolate Aftertaste.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is a short story that ends with a cliffhanger. I mean, dang it, I was really just getting into it and wanted to know more about them and bam! It. Is. Over. Gah! Not nice!

Kelsey has always been the girl to do the right thing. She did what her father wanted her to do. She almost married who her father wanted her to marry, even though the real spark of passion wasn't there and her best friend didn't like him. She accidentally found her groom to be in a very inappropriate act with another woman. She was bold enough to get some dignity back on her supposed wedding day. You have got to read that part. Amen, sister! So, she goes to Dreara and rents a cottage to get away from everything and figure out what she wants to do in life.

Shaun is an enigma. He is from the US and keeps to himself and rents the cottage next to Kelsey. He has a reputation for bedding every woman in town. But somehow, I didn't believe it. He keeps to himself and continues to write his books.

Kelsey and Shaun become friends and both feel chemistry but do not act on it. Shaun, one day at a farmer's market, points out that everyone was watching them and kisses her to give everyone something to talk about. It clearly threw them both off track.

When you think you are about to learn more about Shaun's life, the book ends. There is the not nice part. I have to wait to find out more about Shaun and see if they can have a relationship together. And I really want to see them together in a relationship where one helps the other. They make a good fit for each other. I want them to find their redemptions and peace they both seek.

But, I can preorder the next book at Amazon. Which I did!













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Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.






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