Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee - Book Review




There is something to be said for letting go. Ryland Roberts knows that better than anyone. He'd let go of his ambitions, of his family and—most of all—of her. He'd perfected the art of putting his past behind him and accepted the fact that the town he wanted to leave in his rearview was the place where he was going to live out his days. But sometimes the past doesn't just go away. Sometimes it comes back to haunt you.

Piper Jameson convinced herself that she left for all the right reasons. She'd saved people by leaving—made sure that they weren't tainted by her rebellious ways. When her little sister asks her to come home and say goodbye to their ailing mother, she's forced to see that things aren't always as they seem. The people who she'd left behind might not have been saved at all.

In the amount of time it takes a bullet to travel from point A to point B, Piper and Ryland will have to put their feelings for each other aside and make a choice. Forced on the run with Piper's sister, they begin to understand that the future they thought was gone was never really lost.
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Ryland Roberts had a bright future. After graduation, he had his scholarship to an Ivy League university, he will be an engineer, get married, and live a happy, peaceful life. But this road had blurred and turned into zigzag when Piper came into his life. Years later, he was still in town, he let go of his ambitions, his family is far away from him, and Piper? She’s nowhere to be found.

Until SHE, the girl who left him, the girl who never sent a word about her leaving, the girl who still haunt his dreams, PIPER, came back to say goodbye to her dying mother. She left for all the right reasons, why? I have some ideas, but I wasn’t really sure. But she thought she’d save him by running away. So imagine her surprise when she found him still living in town, and he was angry at her!

What happened? What went wrong? She thought she did the right thing by leaving – but it seemed everything just fell apart after she left. Then the truth came out, and there was one thing she needed to do, a thing that she was good at – she will run away again, this time she will not leave her sister behind.

After the funeral, things escalated, and got a little more complicated than what they have planned. The next thing they know they were forced to b on the run – Ryland refused to be left behind. Coupled with the knowledge he got from his past, he used it to their advantage – outrunning, outwitting the enemies and reaching their destination safe was his main goal. Having her near him? Getting close to her again – was just an added bonus. Just like in the past – this girl had managed to get in his life and destroy his defenses. He didn’t plan to fall in love with the girl who have left him behind, but Piper seemed to have the power to invade his heart too. Before he knew it, he was falling hard all over again. Despite what happened, despite his broken heart, he found out that his love for her? It was always there. It never went away.

This was more than just a love story, it’s a one great rollercoaster ride! I love the RUSH, the THRILL, the EXCITEMENT that this novel had brought me. It had kept me glued to my kindle for hours, with my heart racing, my feet thumping on the floor and my hair rising. I think my heartbeat just went to normal when I was on the final page. This was one amazing novel that gave me - one heck of a chase, an unforgettable romance and yes, a book hang over too.

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪





When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!


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1 comment:

  1. <3 LOVE THIS! Thank you for the fantastic review!

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