My Winter by Nikki Young
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Format: Paperback - 204 pages
Kindle - 1862 KB
Nook - 265 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.
At age ten, Leah Anderson was taught a hard lesson about life after the death of her father. Love, happiness and perfection only last so long, so why bother seeking them out.
Jaded by his death and the trauma it caused her family, Leah finds herself detached and indifferent about her life and about falling in love. In a safe and unfulfilling engagement to her demanding, perfectionist fiancé, Ellis, it all begins to wear thin. That's when a handsome stranger comes into her life causing her to second guess everything she's known and believed in.
Abruptly ending her engagement and accepting a date with the stranger, Leah finds herself in a very uncomfortable reality. Knowing that every choice has its consequence, Leah runs from her past and lies to her present to keep herself from falling in too deep.
But in the end, can she live with the choices she makes because they may ruin it all.
My Book Review:
Can a woman haunted by a painful past change her jaded outlook on life, love, and her self-destructive ways in order to find herself and an unexpected love?
My Winter is a wonderful story about life, love, heartbreak, family, friendship, and self-discovery. Told in the first person narrative, the reader follows Leah Anderson's journey of self-discovery and finding true love.
After suffering a family tragedy when she was young, Leah's outlook on life has become jaded and her behavior self-destructive. She runs from her painful past by erecting a wall around her heart that stunts her view of men and love. Detached and accepting what life hands her, Leah is engaged to Ellis, a pompous man who belittles her and constantly puts her down. When Leah meets a handsome stranger named Adam, the attraction is mutual, causing her to question her choices and the way she views life and love.
Adam has his own painful past baggage, but he is open to love and is determined to show Leah the way. Leah's journey towards love is filled with hurdles and bad choices that could ruin everything before it even gets its wings. Can Leah and Adam let go of their dark pasts, overcome the obstacles, and open themselves to the brightness of love and happiness?
My Winter is the kind of contemporary romance novel that immediately draws the reader in from the start, holds them captive, and takes them along for the ride as Leah and Adam's journey slowly unfolds. With an endearing cast of characters who easily draw you into their story, witty dialogue and dramatic interactions, and a storyline that has the reader experiencing the full gamut of emotions, My Winter is a beautifully written story about life and love and all the trials and tribulations that come with it ... even in the darkness of winter.
RATING: 5 STARS
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