Mending Hearts Series Blog Tour!!!!


Let’s get to know L.B. a little before I post the reviews 🙂

L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science.  She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years.
She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

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 I had the perfect life.
Beautiful and loving husband.Three gorgeous little girls.
Successful career.
The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence.
Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse.
But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle. There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way.
The question is…
How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
 My Review:
                One thing that I did completely enjoy about this book, right from the start, is how it is about a 33 year old woman.  As funny as that may sound, after reading so many books where the main character is a younger female who is “dealing with the stress of her boyfriend breaking up with her” it was nice to read a book about a woman who has had serious things happen to her.  And to be able to watch as her life changes when the past catches up with her.
                I didn’t like Alex’s character throughout the book.  There was just something about her that struck me wrong while reading.  It could be because in my opinion, she seemed like a whiney person who only would use people when it suited her, but not accept help from someone when she needed it.  I know that doesn’t seem to make sense, but you will understand when you read this book.
                On the other hand, the other characters in the book; Blake, Harlow and the girls, were hilarious!!  There were times that I couldn’t stop laughing because something one of them would say.  The girl’s characters were written so well, L.B. was able to get into their heads to where even the 4 year old was talking like a 4 year old would.  There wasn’t any confusion between who was talking even if you didn’t see the names of them.
                The story line itself was well done also, it did seem like some parts went on for a while, but that didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would at first.  Another thing that I did enjoy about this book, and yes I know this is going to sound funny here, but when Blake and Alex  have sex, it’s not detailed AT ALL.  To me that shows that this book was more about the relationship than the sex.
                Overall I would recommend this book to my friends who are looking for a gentle romance.

 

I have the perfect life.

 

I’ve finally found my happy ending. 

 

 I fought through the loss of one husband, lucky enough to be given a second chance at a lifetime of happiness.  Settling into our new lives, however, may not be as easy as it seems. 

 

 What really happens after the fairytale ending?  What happens after the prince rescues the princess?  After he sweeps her off her feet and carries her off into the sunset? Do they truly live happily ever after?
 Well…

 

 This is our story. 
Scheduled to be released June 13th, 2013
My Review:
                After reading Running on Empty, I had mixed emotions about this book, because I wasn’t really sure if I liked Alex’s character or not.  So you can imagine my surprise when I started reading Recovery and couldn’t put it down.  Although this story is short, it is a novella, I was very happy with the way that it was written!
                It was great to see things from Blake’s perspective at points in this book, and I really think in a way this was his book.  Seeing as how Blake went from being a single man to a step father of 3, I think he did a great job over all.  A
fact that LB put into this novella that I was ecstatic about, and I hope this doesn’t give too much away!, was that Blake and Alex had their arguments.
                Including that into the story added a little touch of reality to it.  Even if you don’t involve children, a new marriage has issues that need worked through.  So the fact that LB added that, just added evens more to the story itself.
                This was a great addition to the series and I can’t wait to see what else LB has for us in the future.

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