Review: Only Love

Only Love
Only Love by Garrett Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Previously, I’ve read three Garrett Leigh books and thought they were fantastic. This one makes four.
Leigh has the rare ability to portray flaws, physical, mental and emotional in her characters, without making her characters weak. Instead, through her MCs, she shows the strength that comes from living with adversity. To make the picture even bigger, the author shows how strength can be both a help and a hindrance. In Only Love, strength–and pride–gets in the way of healing and of accepting love. To move ahead in life, to be a part of a relationship, means being brave enough to let go of being strong.
The struggle to give in and be vulnerable makes this story poignant and page-turning, and real. This book isn’t about tugging on hearstrings in a melodramatic way. It’s about surviving, and then learning to thrive, in a world of war that is so harsh and violent and full of shades of gray.
Garrett Leigh is firmly on my auto-buy list.




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Review: Always

Always
Always by Kindle Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Always has clean, solid writing, just like all the other Kindle Alexander books I’ve read.
I like the whole history of their relationship. It gives the overall story depth, I think. Makes me wish I knew all the parts in between the chapters! I especially like the view of the future, where the world is a bigger, smarter place to better accept diversity. The ending of this story made me reflective, bitter sweet.



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Review: Into Deep Waters

Into Deep Waters
Into Deep Waters by Kaje Harper

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read a few stories by Kaje Harper, none of them cooking cutter. The one thing that does stay consistent is her brilliant writing skills. She adds the perfect details to her story to let me know her characters, know their world and their thoughts and, best of all, their emotions.

In this FREE story, Into Deep Waters, I am transported back to WWII, back to a time of fear and patriotism. Back to a time when loving another man could get you killed as fast as an enemies’ torpedo blast. Yet, in this story, I learn of a love that is too big to deny.
This isn’t an over-the-top melodrama about love conquering over all difficulties. Instead, it’s a beautifully honest story about two men who endure the hardships both the war and the world impose on them, and triumph because they love.

This story will stay with me for a very long time. One of the great ones.



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