Saturday, 14 December 2013

Review - So Much It Hurts (#1) Debut Book By Melanie Dawn


Life is full of uncertainty, so what happens when a what-if from your past collides with your present?

Kaitlyn Thomas, a weary wife and mother, is taking a much needed getaway with her friends. All she wants to do is relax and rejuvenate on her weekend escape to the beach. Having a drink at the bar with the girls sounds like the perfect way to unwind. That is, until Kaitlyn hears a familiar voice from the stage that shakes her to her core. She grapples with her memory until Chris King, the lead singer of the band, walks up to her and eliminates the questions in her mind.

Chris King…the misunderstood bad boy who once saved her in ways that no one else could. 

Kaitlyn’s friends beg to know the story behind this mystery man. Forced to revisit a painful past from which she has spent years trying to heal, Kaitlyn's recollection of Chris awakens intense feelings that she has kept buried deep inside her heart. Has time changed him, or is he still the same person Kaitlyn fell in love with so many years ago? 

Marriage vows are sacred, but temptation is a powerful thing.

Seeing Chris again has caused a war between her head and her heart. In the end, which one will win the battle? Facing a difficult decision, Kaitlyn just wants to be sure of one thing when she walks away from this weekend—no regrets.

This is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, redemption, and hope. This Contemporary Romance Novel coming in Sept 2013

This Book is out now. 

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My Review

I received this Arc copy in exchange for a honest review. 

Wow, I cant tell you how much I absolutely Loved this book. From the beginning I was enthralled. It is the first time I have read a Melanie Dawn book. 

Kaitlyn Thomas is a bored and fed up housewife and mum of one. Her Husband ignores her, is always in work and when he is home hes not really there. After much discussing she goes on a girls weekend break. 

While she's there she bumps into an old friend, Chris King. This weekend turns out to be more than just a weekend break, its a weekend of discovery and storytelling about how she knows Chris King. 

Which path would you take? 

This pulled every emotion possible out of me, I cried, I empathised, i broke my heart, I routed for Kaitlyn. 

This is the most amazing story, I think so many partners either married or long term relationships can understand and relate to.  This book stayed with me long after I read it. I kept thinking what would you of done in Kaitlyn's position? 

This book is exceptionally stunning. Its one of my favourite books this year. 

Melanie Dawn is an amazing writer, with a talent for pulling you into the story. This book delivers a powerful message and its up to the reader to determine their own message. 

I would give this book 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments.  

About The Author 

Melanie Dawn is a thinker, a dreamer, and a hopeless romantic. When her head isn't in the clouds, she spends her time as a jack of all trades to her family. Melanie resides in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, her three children, and her cat. She enjoys lazy summer afternoons cruising around the lake on the pontoon boat with her family. 

Melanie graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Psychology and earned her MA in School Counseling from Appalachian State University. She spent the first six years after graduate school as a middle school counselor. Those were years she deems as some of the best years of her life. That is, until she had children of her own. The last seven years have been spent as a stay-at-home mom. She has learned some tough life lessons, like what the inner absorbent pellets of a diaper look like scattered in the washing machine. She has also learned the strength of the willpower of a two year old lacking a nap. Through it all, Melanie has learned how to roll with the punches and appreciate the time she has been able to spend at home with her children. 

Now that her last child has started Kindergarten, Melanie is ready to add a new chapter in her life. That chapter begins with her debut novel—So Much It Hurts.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Thank you for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)