Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: February or Forever by Juliet Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Tarrin's Bay #2
Publication Date: 1st February 2014
Pages: 242 
Book Source: Escape Publishing & NetGalley

Synopsis: In this heartwarming coastal romance, Escape bestselling author Juliet Madison asks, what if your favourite celebrity fell in love with you?

Yoga teacher and single mother, Chrissie Burns has a plan: move into the rundown beach house left to her by her deceased aunt, renovate it, sell it, and move on. The scene of a terrible accident years ago, the house needs to get out of Chrissie's hands as soon as possible. 

But Tarrin's Bay, where the house stands, has more to offer than bad memories. The town is lovely, the people friendly, and even Chrissie's young son finds friends and begins coming out of his shell. Employed at Serendipity Retreat as a yoga instructor, Chrissie is shocked to be given the role of private teacher to Drew Williams, Australia’s top singer/songwriter for the month. 

Relationships between instructors and clients are strictly forbidden, but Drew draws happiness out of Chrissie with his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour. Days of stretching and bending may bring Chrissie unexpected peace and strength, but she knows that this interlude must end, and there's no pose or position to aid her when Drew walks away and leaves her broken-hearted.

My Thoughts:
Sweet, flirty, fun but like The January Wish, there's also substance and I'm really enjoying that combination. 

We follow single mum Chrissie, 6 year old Kai and celebrity singer/songwriter Drew Williams, current VIP client at Serendipity Retreat. It was nice getting to know Chrissie and Drew as they opened up to each other; Drew, very likable and down to earth despite 'stardom' and Chrissie, working hard to put the past in the past, making a life for herself and her son. 

February or Forever is more romantic than it's predecessor, Chrissie and Drew share some really sweet, tender times and sigh-worthy moments. I also enjoyed the focus on friendship, trust and second chances. 

I would have liked to see a little more of the characters from The January Wish, there's just a glimpse but it does mean that February or Forever works well as a stand-alone. 

A lovely few hours of romantic escapism, definitely one that will leave you with a smile on your face. Up next Miracle in March. 


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9 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh this sounds like a fun read!!!!!!

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    1. hope you get a chance to try this author B :)

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  3. Sounds wonderful…and I love the cover!

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    1. I love the covers of this series Karen, hope you enjoy it too!

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  4. I like romanntic escapes that leave me smiling :)

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    1. nice little escape from reality hey Stacy lol

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  5. I really need to start this series. It does sound good.

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