Author: Livia Jamerlan
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets
SynopsisAlani LaBelle has it all. A great job, amazing friends, and a loving fiancé. Traveling to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, she never expects to come across someone who rocks her world the way Ryan Kraft does. Though they only share a few hours together, the connection she feels with him is undeniable. Thinking that her feelings for him may be old feet she brushes it off and attempts to focus on her fiancé and their impending nuptials. Heartbroken by her fiancé only days before their wedding, she finds herself needing to escape, needing to hide from reality. Though Alani knows that Ryan lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she never thought their paths would cross again while she is there. Their friendship changes to something more with a good night kiss. Needing to be with Ryan, she leaves her old life in New Jersey behind and moves halfway across the country. As they journey together in a new relationship Alani has to adapt to life in a new city, new job, as well as dealing with Ryan's ex-girlfriend Stephanie, who is waiting for the perfect moment to get Ryan back. But will her fiancé let Alani walk away from him without a fight? Will Alani's love for Ryan be enough for her to stay with him through turmoil? Or will Stephanie’s secret tear them apart?
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4 Brilliant, Unexpected, Emotionally Drained Stars!
Alani LaBelle is a sweet loveable woman who has it all, great friends, family and a fiance she is marrying in a few weeks. What could possibly go wrong?
Alani and her best girlfriends go to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, a few days of fun before she gets married.She doesn't expect to meet a hot stranger that she has a connection with.They end up talking and things feel so right between them yet she is getting married and Ryan can't have her.
Ryan is a hot, kind,attentive guy from North Dakota and is in Las Vegas with his buddies. Meeting Alani changes him and he feels sad that she is getting married.But everything happen for a reason right?
Alani gets back to her normal life thinking that her connection with Ryan was just cold feet so she brushes away the thoughts and memories. A few days before her wedding she decides to surprise her fiance at his office little did she know about the shock she was in for. Things go downhill when she sees her fiance cheating on her in his office.
Ohh the amount of time I wanted to hurt that stupid man.I was just screaming in my head run away from the twat he isn't worth it and thankfully she did.Wanting some space she decides to take a holiday and goes to North Dakota. I was getting impatient like omg go find Ryan right not woman!!
Being with Ryan has its own issues after leaving everything behind and staying in North Dakota things between Ryan and Alani change. But what happens when Ryan's ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture? Can Alani deal with it all and will the choices they make tear them apart?
The twist in this book were bloody unexpected.It was like one minute everything is going so well (too well) and that made me nervous and a bit confused as to how the story would progress and then suddenly everything is turned on its head and my emotions are all over the place! At around 66% of the way through this book I was like Whaatttttt?! NOoo! it can't be true!! And then I was in denial thinking nahh can't be true and then came the little meltdown.And then I am there thinking why? why can't things just be happy? And live in a happy bubble? Whyyyyy?
At around 70% of the way through everything became a mess.At this point I was not a happy girl :( Ryan and Alani did some real stupid shit and Marco ooh I just wanted to kick him in the nuts!(Several times)
It was like things couldn't get any more complicated and then around 86% BOOM! another shocker.My feelings were all over the place and I didn't know what to think of it.At times I wanted to pull my hair out and scream because everything was going wrong but then when is was right oh it was soooo right!
I really enjoyed this book, it was a quick, cute romance with twists and turns and a happily ever after..
**ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review**
Excerpt“Ally baby please. I fucked up but please, I can do better. Please forgive me.” He begged “Marco, there is nothing between us anymore. I’m done. We are done. Shouldn’t you be off with Trish somewhere?” Her name was like bile in my mouth. “Ally it’s not like that with her, I was just scared.” I raised my hand to stop him; I didn’t want to go through this with him all over again. “Stop. Just Stop. There is nothing between us anymore Marco, please just leave.” I swallowed back any tears that were threating to show. Stepping back I closed the door and leaned my back on it, slowly sliding down to the ground. Inhaling deep I tried to calm my nerves and heard the flower arrangement being placed on the ground as Marco spoke. “I know you can still hear me Ally, and I want you to know that I’ll never give up on us. Never! You hear me? I fucked up. I know I did but I love you.” As the tears dripped from my eyes I wiped them away as quickly as I could. I wasn’t crying because I was sad. I was just so tired of repeating the past five years in my head and seeing it end like this. “Marco, please just leave me alone.” I shouted from behind the door“I’ll always fight for you. I’ll find a way to make you mine again. Mark my words Alani, you will spend the rest of your life with me.”
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Livia Jamerlan is a hopeless romantic she is always looking for her next love story to pop in her head. Though Livia kept a journal throughout her early life, she never thought about pursuing a career in writing, she always used it as form of therapy, pouring her heart out into words. It wasn’t until a story developed in her head that she decided that maybe she could write a book. At first it was just an escape from reality but now she use it as a power to put all her feelings, hopes, and fears on paper. Deciding it was time to tell her story she began to write, with each passing day the story grew, characters we formed, and what seemed like a hobby at first has now become a passion for Livia. When Livia is not writing she is spending time with her husband and their two dogs, she might also be curled up with a new book, or she is out traveling the country to support indie authors at their book signings.
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