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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"What's Left of Me" (Kimberly Lewis) ★★★★ WITH GIVEAWAY!!

Letting go of the past is never easy…

Kimberly Lewis
Releasing Oct 4th, 2016

Letting go of the past is never easy…

Jenna Olsen has spent the last four years trying to move on from the heartache that tore her world apart, but when Cole Sullivan suddenly shows up back in town all of those feelings come flooding back…and even some new ones she didn’t know were possible.

Leaving town all those years ago was necessary, but now that Cole finally has a handle on his life he decides to return home to his family, friends, and the woman he just can’t forget.

Coming back home though comes with its costs, and Cole ultimately has to decide…will he be able to fight his inner demons to keep Jenna in his life, or will the chance of hurting her again be too much to risk?

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“I was just kidding,” Jenna tells me, her mouth inches away from my ear with the rest of her body curled around my back. “Come on, I’m too heavy for this. Put me down.”
I chuckle and readjust my grip on her thighs. “First of all, you’re far from too heavy. Hell, my gear weighed more than you do, and I carried that around in hundred-degree weather,” I joke. “Plus, I’m starving. And with the way you hike I think it’d be closer to tomorrow afternoon by the time we got back to the house instead of your original estimate.”
Her hand slaps against my chest. “Shut up.”
I chuckle again and make my way down the steep incline with Jenna perched on my back. And I know she was joking when she’d insisted I carry her. I’m not an idiot. But I’m also not stupid enough to pass up an opportunity to hold her in my arms and have those soft curves pressed into me—especially when it was her idea.
When we make it back to the house, I release her from my hands as she slides away from me. A disapproving groan bubbles in my chest from her sudden absence, and I fight hard to hold it back.
“I need a shower,” she says on a sigh as she makes her way up the deck stairs in front of me. Her ass is in perfect sightline with my eyes, and I’m drawn to the way her hips sway with each step. “You’re not going to fade away from famine if you have to wait for me to take one, are you?”
Sunlight filters through the treetops and bounces off of her golden hair and tan shoulders as she turns back to me. Her smile steals my breath, and there is no doubt in my mind that this will forever be one of those images burned in my brain. I’m staring, but I can’t help it, and—honestly?—I don’t care. I’ve missed seeing her pretty face and smile that warms me to the core … and her laugh, her personality, even that dorky dance move she does when she gets excited after winning at something. Hell, I’ve missed all of her. But she doesn’t know that, and she also doesn’t know how just the thought of her right before I fall to sleep usually keeps the nightmares at bay.

"What's Left of Me" by Kimberly Lewis.  This tells the tale of two old friends that discover they have the sparks and chemistry that just might meant true love!   Jenna and Cole have known each other forever.  She's his sister's best friend and he's been in love with her for a very long time, although she doesn't have a clue.  Cole is carrying around some really heavy baggage.  My heart hurt for him and for the heaviness he feels in his heart.  Jenna, depsite having gone through some hard times as well, seems to be doing well and looking forward to moving on and living life.  She seems to be just what the doctor ordered for Cole.  This is a super fast read, and because of that, I found it was a bit hard to connect with the characters.  When I finally felt that connection, it was over.  I would have really liked to have read more - more about their history, their inner thoughts and their current ones too.  But I guess that's a testimony to the author's ability to grab the reader and involve them in the story.  I found Ms. Lewis' writing style easy to read and enjoyable too.   Overall, it's a sweet tale of second chances, love and faith in that love. For a really quick read over a lunch break, it's a great choice.  (received copy for honest review)


Bestselling author Kimberly Lewis writes sweet, sexy contemporary romances filled with heart and humor.

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories. After dabbling in many genres, Kimberly rediscovered her love of romance stories and soon after published her first novel.

Kimberly still lives on the good old Eastern Shore of Maryland with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and spirited Doberman Pinschers. Along with writing, Kimberly enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her amazing family.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely review for WHAT'S LEFT OF ME!