Sunday, June 14, 2015

Blog Tour: This Love by Anna Bloom

***I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”***

This Love is a stand-alone novel by Anna Bloom. 

My opinion of this book changed so many times while reading it. I loved parts and hated parts. 

I think the biggest thing that annoyed me was the “flashbacks” to Amber and Freddy’s relationship 10 years ago. I get that it was important to the story but books that start out in present day and then jump back to the past and then back to present day just drive me nuts. It’s just a pet peeve of mine but I assume most readers are ok with that so don’t let that opinion deter you. 

Overall the book was intriguing enough to keep me reading. I wish something bigger had happened though. The reader pretty much knew the entire time where all the “twists” were going to be so nothing ended up being surprising. The only suspenseful thing was waiting to see how certain characters would react to the twists we knew were coming.

This Love Synopsis:
Amber's always planned to leave her overbearing mother and their stifling small town behind as soon as she graduates. That is until her car breaks down outside Bale and Son's mechanics and she meets Freddy Bale. A boy who'd rather live in the moment than make a five-year-plan.

Ignoring her friends' warnings, Amber puts all dreams for her perfect future on hold, and dives into the romance heart first. On their last day of school, however, Freddy decides to call off their relationship, and Amber does the only thing she can think of: Run away and never look back. Just like she'd always planned.

Ten years pass before Amber sets foot in town again, only returning to look after her ailing mother. While Freddy wants to make amends, Amber is confronted with her own wrong choices from ten years ago. Choices that could change the lives of everyone she's ever loved.

When first love is given a second chance and the secrets of the past come hurtling into the present, will Amber and Freddy be able to lay their mistakes to rest and make this love the strongest one of all?
Anna Bloom Bio:
Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer with the sole ambition of writing about life as it happens. Dedicated to real characters, real problems and real romance Anna writes tales to stir your heart and head. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two young children, working in a local school and writing swoon worthy romance for Mature Teen and Adult readers, she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys and talking to the voices in her head- all in the name of her art.

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