Pretty Pink Ribbons – 5 Stars

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K.L. Grayson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photographer: Tomasz Zienkiewicz Photography

 

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book blurb

Dying . . .

Dead . . .

Deceased . . .

It doesn’t matter how many times I say it or how many different names I give it, it still means the same thing. One of these days I’ll be nothing but a passing memory, a familiar face in a forgotten photo. But there’s three things I need before this life of mine ends . . .

I need to tell him I love him more than life itself.

I need to feel the strength of his arms wrapped around me just one more night.

Most of all, I need him to forgive me.

Eight years ago I broke the heart of the only man I’ve ever loved and today I’m moving home in hopes that he’ll let me put it back together. I’m not sure how many breaths I have left, but I’ll use each and every last one fighting for what I destroyed.

My name is Laney Jacobs and this is my journey.

excerpt

“I wish it was someone else,” she croaks, swallowing hard. “There are thousands of bad people in the world, but it happened to you.” I watch her eyes fill with tears and then I look away. It’s pathetic of me really; that I’m unable to look my best friend in the face when it’s obvious that she is struggling with this almost as much as I am. But I’ve cried my fair share of tears and although I’m certain my tear ducts have yet to dry up, I don’t want to cry tonight. Somehow I know that if I watch Mia break, then I’ll shatter right along with her.

“I’m glad it’s me.” She gasps, startled by my words, and I rush to try and explain. “If it wasn’t me, it would be someone else, and I would never wish this upon someone else. You know that saying that God will only give you what you can handle?”

She nods.

“Sometimes I tell myself that he just thinks I’m really strong and I can handle it, whereas someone else couldn’t.”

“Does that help?” she asks. “Does that make you feel better about it?”

“No, but it eases my mind. Sometimes when I’m having a good day, it brings me peace, however temporary it may be. But no, it doesn’t make me feel better.”

“Peace,” she whispers, seemingly trying the word on for size. “I want you to have peace.”

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about the author

K.L. Grayson

K.L. GraysonK.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.

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my review

5 Stars

Holy gut-wrenching journey. Did KL Grayson really feel the need to take my heart out of my chest and give it a solid squeeze just to see if she could?! I am wrecked. Emotionally wrecked. And I loved every single moment of it!

Pretty Pink Ribbons is an exceptional story. It’s so freaking well-written and completely engaging – you’re pulled into the character’s world. So much so that you feel like you’re enduring your close friend’s struggle. I couldn’t put it down.

Because Levi and Laney stole my heart. I was quickly enchanted by their bucket list dates. I loved reading about these two reconnecting and experiencing the passion they are reigniting in each other – it fills you with hope. I spent the entire book rooting for their happily ever after. I think I wanted it almost as much as they did.

Pretty Pink Ribbons is not an easy romance novel – the story is at times difficult to read and heartbreaking. But the other moments –  the pages filled with love and hope, they are powerful. Laney and Levi’s love is beautiful. Theirs was an incredible story and one that you don’t want to miss out on.

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