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Monday, July 27, 2015

Unclaimed Regrets by Stacy M. Wray (Book Review)

In association with AToMR Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Unclaimed Regrets by Author Stacy M. Wray!

Unclaimed Regrets by Stacy M. Wray
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: February 25, 2015 - PB / March 2, 2015 - eBook
Format: Paperback - 262 pages
               Kindle - 1086 KB
               Nook - 1 MB
ISBN: 978-1507761502
BNID: 2940046575989
Genre: Contemporary Romance / YA & NA Flashbacks 

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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 AToMR Tours.

Book Description:

This is a love story that is told through Adelyn Winters’ and Trey Masterson’s POV and reflects the time they met in high school to the present day.

I’m in limbo. If you look close, you’ll see that I’m basically going through the motions. If you look even closer, you’ll see that I’m empty and frustrated as hell with my life.

And then it arrives. That four by six card that tells me ten years have gone by when I wasn’t paying attention. I’m paying attention now.

Pulling my dusty box of memories from the closet shelf, my index finger slowly sifts through the keepsakes that represent the aura of Trey Masterson. The boy who moved from Missouri to Vermont and swept me off my feet the first day of our sophomore year. The boy who I never thought I’d have a chance with but he only had eyes for me. The boy I fell in love with and never stopped.

When we see each other again at our high school reunion, every feeling I ever had for him bleeds from my heart and leaks into every cell of my existence, and I finally feel like I can breathe for the first time in years. I don’t quite get the same reaction from him. In fact, his reaction is downright…cold?

Never knowing the reason of our undoing after I went away to college, I just want some closure. But we can’t seem to carry on a conversation without sparking a slew of emotions – each word igniting all the hurt that’s been buried for ten years.

During the week of our stay in our small town in Vermont, we keep crossing paths but jealousy, bitterness and tragedy threaten to hinder any hopes of possibly rekindling the passion we once shared.

This book contains language and sexual content.

My Book Review:

Unclaimed Regrets is a wonderful second chance at love story that will take the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Author Stacy M. Wray weaves a delightful tale of first love, unclaimed regrets, and second chances that follows the emotional journey of high school sweethearts Adelyn Winters and Trey Masterson.

Set in the small town of Northfield, Vermont, Adelyn and Trey's story is told in the first person narrative that alternates between the present with flashbacks to their high school past. The reader is easily drawn into Adelyn and Trey's love story that begins in their sophomore year of high school, and follows their lives up to their tenth year high school reunion. What starts out as a lovely first love / high school relationship that was filled with happiness and hopeful plan for a future together, abruptly ends without any explanation when Adelyn leaves for college. As the years progress, neither can forget the other - yet resentment, hurt, confusion, misunderstanding, and regret keeps them apart until they come face to face at their tenth year high school reunion.

Unclaimed Regrets easily captivated me from the beginning. I couldn't help but really enjoy the lovely high school relationship that Addie and Trey shared, and as their heartbreaking story unfolded with alternating flashbacks to the past intertwined with the present, I couldn't help but ache for them, and hope that they would be able to resolve the sad misunderstandings and unclaimed regrets that had kept them apart for so many years. As Addie and Trey's journey towards getting a second chance at rekindling their love unfolds, the reader will experience the full gamut of emotions, and will put a satisfied smile on their face.


About The Author

Stacy Wray has always enjoyed writing growing up and wrote for her high school newspaper. It wasn’t until recently when her husband challenged her to write a book that she decided to give it a go, writing The Girl from the Kitchen Store in September 2014. Her second book Unclaimed Regrets was released in March 2015. With her two children full grown, she spends extra time reading, re-modeling her home room-by-room, and hanging with family. She works in the family business in accounting in Kokomo, Indiana and is currently working on her third book Finding Karma.

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