Thursday, March 20, 2014

March FAN Madness: Living Again by: L.L. Collins

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Synopsis: Kayley Carson thought she had it all...married to the love of her life, a great job, and a baby on the way. Then one day, her life changes forever when she loses her husband in a tragic accident. No longer sure how to navigate life after her enormous loss, Kayley clings to her newborn baby, her family, and her friends to keep herself living.

When she meets someone that challenges her belief that she's better off alone, she has to decide if she is capable of letting him in after swearing she was never going to love anyone the same way again.

She's not the only one with a painful past. He is struggling with trust issues after a previous relationship went horribly wrong. After a terrible misunderstanding brings out both of their insecurities, will the painful memories of the past keep them both from living again?

          I'm finding it extremely difficult to review this book without giving anything away, but let me just say that I found myself crying right along with Kayley.. Every. Single. Time.  I HIGHLY recommend this book, but be sure to grab the box of tissues!!
          Kayley Carson married her best friend and was about to start a family, until she received a phone call that forever changed her life. Eight month pregnant and now widowed she did not know how to live anymore.  The birth of her daughter and her amazing support team of friends and family were the only thing that keep her afloat. A year later, she feared it was happening all over again... Would she ever be able to move on?

          Dr. Ben "Yummy" Nichols also had his share of life tragedies.  He had sworn off all relationships after getting his heart torn out by his former fiancé. That was until Kayley walked into the hospital... The moment he saw her, he knew he had to make her 'his'.

          L.L. Collins did a fantastic job with this book. Within the first page I was completely and utterly hooked. The raw emotion between the characters throughout this entire book grips your heart and squeezes. 

          Although there is serious heartbreak and devastation in the beginning of the book, there is also such a connection between the two, it was hard to remember it was 'just a book'. The instant connection between Ben and Kayley was great to read, but I was more attached to the relationship between Ben and Kayley's daughter, Alexis. SWOON!

          Can they survive the painful memories and insecurities of their past and move forward? Or will it be too great for them to handle?


About the Author:
L.L. Collins is a 30-something teacher from Florida.  She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  Her love of writing found a home in the self publishing world in 2013.  Her debut novel, a contemporary romance called Living Again, released as an eBook and paperback on October 4, 2013. 

LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out and start writing.
You can find her online at:
Twitter: @authorllcollins at
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