Another day, another romance review. Today is the new offering from Meg Buchanan, Love Me Goodbye.
About Love Me Goodbye
Adam Turner is having a really bad night.
The girl he loves has gone back to her cheating fiancé.
So Adam is in a bar, aiming for oblivion
Then the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen walks in.
But Genevieve has problems.
She needs somewhere to spend the night until she can work out a way to disappear.
Then she sees Adam watching her.
He’s answer to those problems in the short- term,
From the moment they meet they both sense something special happening.
It could be amazing.
But Adam is leaving in four days.
And Geneviève has a husband.
Can they overcome the bad timing?
Will they find a way to be together?
I read the previous book in this series, I Thought I Knew You, not so long ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love Me Goodbye did not disappoint.
Meg’s writing is brilliant, she really tells a beautiful story and her characters are flawed to perfection. They appear real due to their flaws.
I absolutely cannot wait to find out if there is going to be another instalment to this series. If not, I’ll have to find other books by Meg Buchanan to even it out.
Love Me Goodbye is available from Amazon below (affiliate link)
About Meg Buchanan
I live in Paeroa, a small town in New Zealand, with my husband and a black labrador. Most of my books are set in my home town, simply because it has a rich history, and the streets already have names, so do the rivers and the mountain nearby, and the neighbouring towns also have names, so I save time on world building.
I have been writing for seven years. Before that I was a teacher, then a kitchen designer, and for a year, the creator of resources for drug education. But now writing is what I do.
I love creating books about ordinary people doing interesting things. The characters in my story are just a little better looking and more charismatic than in real life, but they think and feel like normal people.
My books cover many genre, action adventure, scifi, historical fiction, and romance. Up until now you won’t find a vampire or werewolf in any them, but in the future, that can’t be completely ruled out.
I wrote Scavenger Hunt to enter it in a national competition, just to see if I could write. It won the competition and really it has all gone on from there.
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It’s my stop on the blog tour for a new dystopian romance, Poppy Bloom by Rebekah Dodson. I was first introduced to Rebekah when I reviewed Abby’s Promise back in July. I loved it, so when this one dropped into my inbox I knew I had to give it a go.
About Poppy Bloom
Vicki Morel believes she and Will, her gorgeous fiancé, have it all. They’re living the American dream. That is, until Portland, Oregon is leveled by a terrorist grade light weapon, and she loses Will at the airport.
Ambrose Palamo is an aviation student who wants one thing: to go home to Samoa. But when Portland is leveled, and he meets Vicki, he promises to help her find her fiancé instead. What he doesn’t expect is the feelings that start to form for her as they search the dangerous Oregon woodlands.
Sometimes love isn’t what you think it is.
The poppies bloom reminds them of what they’ve lost, while giving them the courage to face a brand-new future.
Poppy Bloom is the first in the Life After Us series.
I thoroughly enjoyed Poppy Bloom. I’ve said before that I’m always cautious of romance stories because there’s usually too much sex. Rebekah’s books are not the too much sex kind of books.
The story of Vicki and Ambrose left my heart feeling warm and fuzzy and the danger they face is spine chilling.
I would highly recommend Poppy Bloom to anyone who likes something a little different.
If you fancy giving it a read, you can purchase through the link below.
About Rebekah Dodson
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand-alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.
Well, that was unexpected. Reading Decree Absolute was a huge rollercoaster of an experience. It was completely NOT what I expected.
About Decree Absolute
Jessica is a powerful woman; however, her home life isn’t settled. When she catches her Italian stallion husband with the Nanny She knows her marriage is over.
With a full 0h work life and two young children, Jessica concedes that she needs some domestic help.
When Renee, just out of an unhealthy relationship herself, knocks at her door to meet sparks fly.
The two women are stubborn and more than a match for each other.
As time passes, Jessica mellows with Renee’s company and the pair come to rely on each other more than they could have anticipated
Well, I’m not sure what to say. I didn’t read the synopsis too thoroughly, either that, or I just didn’t realise.
Decree Absolute is refreshing, different, and well worth the read.
It’s an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish and I cried… a lot all the way through. At one point I couldn’t see to read through the tears.
The story is beautifully constructed and, yes, there is a sex scene… but it was completely necessary to the story.
The plot deals with a lot of sensitive themes such as cancer, suicide and drugs but it is told with sensitive and beautiful writing.
I adore the characters of Jessica and Renee. They are strong, independent women who have been dealt a rather crappy hand. It was a privilege to watch their relationship develop.
Decree Absolute is an amazing example of a contemporary romance novel, and a true love story. I would recommend it to anyone. However, the major theme of the book is a same sex relationship, so if that doesn’t appeal to you then move on to the next book in your reading list.
Decree Absolute is available to buy on Amazon using the link below.
About Wendy Cooper
Hi, my name is Wendy Cooper. Growing up surrounded by books was a given. Dad was a bookseller back in the day and I worked for a publishing company in England on my big overseas adventure. I couldn’t escape the lure of books if I wanted to. For thirty years I was a flight attendant with our national carrier, and still immersed myself in reading on those long tours of duty away from New Zealand. On retiring from that career, I settled on the Volcanic Plateau with my partner and two exotic cats who bring us much joy with their antics.
Travel, writing, and photography diplomas make up the sum total of my academic background. I prefer to inform those who ask, I graduated from the University of Life and am doing post graduate studies for the rest of my life!
I’ve been mentored by two fantastic writers who have helped my writing get to where it is today. Lee Murray and Eileen Mueller thank you for believing in me.
Women’s fiction with strong romantic themes (mainly gay women, but not exclusively) seems to be where my genre lies. Once I’ve written all the stories I have on my ‘To do’ list, I might try fantasy. There’s a blind dragon who has befriended a fairy who can’t fly. They would like their story told. Amazon Author Page…
Today I’m on the Blog Tour of a book that’s a little bit different to the one’s I have reviewed in the past. I bring you Abby’s Promise, a women’s fiction, or Should we call it a romance novel? Either way its most definitely not Crime fiction.
About Abby’s Promise
Abby was left heartbroken eight years ago when her best friend joined the Marines. As time moved on, so did she.
Now, Joey is back and attending community college.
When their paths cross once again, the sparks fly. But will secrets from the last eight years leave both broken-hearted once again?
It’s been a while since I read a good romance novel.
I usually find them either too ‘sexed up’ & lacking in plot or so long-winded they lose their excitement.
Abby’s Promise was neither.
Fast paced and emotional without shoving sex in my face, it provided me with some much needed escapism and I finished it in less than 24 hours.
Rebekah Dodson did the characters justice and allowed space and time to get to know them without Straying too far from the plot.
Joey and Abby’s tale runs the same way as many romance novels (you know the backwards and forwards, a little bit of tragedy and the almost, but not quite, loss of life). but it doesn’t detract from the book at all.
This book is the perfect read for anybody who loves a little romance with an edgy storyline and no” in-your-face’ sex scenes.
If you want to give Abby’s Promise a read, you can purchase it by clicking on the image below.
About Rebekah Dodson
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.