14 December 2014

Blog Tour, Book Review | The Best Kind of Love by Kerri Carpenter

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After twelve years away, organized consultant, Penelope Walker, doesn’t expect to return to Blue Lake, Virginia. But when her parents unexpectedly die, she returns to her hometown and finds out that general contractor and former love of her life, Ethan Callahan, is back too. Their relationship transcended the typical high school romance and his mere presence is enough to have all those feelings of passion return full force. Only she can’t forget that Ethan didn’t show up for their secret elopement and left her brokenhearted.

It doesn’t take long for Ethan to realize he wants Penelope back, but he knows she won’t let go of the past that easily. When she finds out what her parents asked him to do all those years ago, she’ll never let him back into her life. Even though he did all of it for her.

Penelope’s determined to unravel the mystery of their shared pasts, while Ethan wants nothing more than to move on to their future. If these two former lovers can learn to forgive and forget, will they be able to remember that they had the best kind of love?

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The Best Kind of Love is the one that waits, matured with time and distance, and the one that never falters despite what the situation throws at them. 

TWELVE YEARS. It took twelve years for Penelope walker to come home to Blue Lake, Virginia. She didn't have any choice, her parents unexpectedly die and her career took a 180. What she didn't expect was for her greatest love, Ethan Callahan is back as well. He was her first greatest love when she was in high school, the boy she was willing to give up everything on, he was her life, her everything until he didn't showed up for their secret elopement and left her heart brokenhearted.

He was everything to her, but he couldn't tell her why he left her standing there on the day they were supposed to go together. They were given another chance the moment she returned back, but he knows he needed to do more than grovel. He would do anything except reveal the REAL reason why he needed to leave her, and for that I so love him. You see, it was hard to keep that kind of secret. He knew telling her would redeem himself to her, but he was too honorable to tell her just that. It was killing him inside to keep it from her, but at the same time, he knew he made the right choice in shutting his mouth. They were meant to be, and he will do everything BUT that to have her again.

Penelope wanted to know the mystery of their past, and Ethan wanted to move on to their future. With all the circumstances in their present, and the past that is hanging over their heads - would they finally get their second chance at love?

Penelope is a hard working woman, and I like her for it. She might have a momentarily lapse of judgment during her senior year when she was ready to throw everything in the wind and be with Ethan. But a broken heart put her back on track. Now, she lost almost everything but her sisters, and she was starting all over again in Blue Lake. I love her relationship with her sisters, they might be different from each other, but they shared a strong bond. Penelope was good at organization and knew that her plans has a big percentage to work. But working with her ex might prove to be the biggest challenge yet. Would she finally let go of the past?

There might be some slow pacing in between the chapters, but nevertheless, this was a good read. You will love the characters, the blast from the past, and how everything finally came together at the end. The journey was tough, but it was worth it, The Best Kind of Love is. All the time.

Kerri Carpenter began writing in her grandmother’s kitchen at the age of seven in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A life-long fan of reading, she got lost in the worlds of The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. She also assumed that everyone had characters and plots forming in their heads at all times.
Once she turned to romance novels, she couldn’t get enough of books with happy endings, so she started writing her own. Now, Kerri writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) poodle mix, Harry.

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