Author: Livia Jamerlan
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets
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Rating: 4 stars
Alani 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?
As soon as I finished Divided I couldn’t stop from pimping it to my favorite friends! It was such a sweet (without being sappy) story!
Starting from the characters…Alani the leading female character, is not a weak girl, she is strong but sweet. She knows what she wants and she isn’t willing to ruin anyone’s happiness in the way to her own.
We first meet Alani in Vegas with her friends…and you know what they say that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”? Well not really. She didn’t cheat her fiancé, but Ryan more than left an impression to her. The same happened to him. After meeting Alani he goes back to his life in his small town, as a hockey coach. But a lot changed for him after meeting her, he realized that sleeping with someone without loving her is not only lonesome, but also not fair to either one of them.
Fate, thankfully, showed Alani what a jerk her fiancé was and she has the opportunity to meet Ryan again. But fate has a weird way of acting in our favor. She falls deeply, but when we fall so fast and so deep, our own fall can be disastrous. Specially if we feel hurt enough and don’t let the other ones explain themselves or try to reason with us.
But the thing is…when true love knocks on our door, no matter what happens along the way, no matter the hurt, the bad people in our way, don’t ever let it run through that door. Give it a true chance.
You really need to read this book to understand what I’m talking about. I loved the fact that they had time to truly fall in love for each other and that it showed their real live together, how they dealt with the day-by-day stuff…
If you like love stories you in for a treat! It is a great love story and as I said before it isn’t sappy. It seems real and you will fall in love not only with Ryan but with Livia’s writting to.
“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.”
About the Author:
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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