Monday, February 20, 2017

Release Blitz: A Way Back Into Love - Veronica Thatcher



Release Blitz

A Way Back Into Love (Love, #1) 

Author: Veronica Thatcher

Cover Designer: Notion Press
Publisher: Notion Press

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 20, 2017




Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned. 



Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she's in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home...to the man she left behind?


Review

So I wanted to love this book.  I really did.  The cover is gorgeous and the blurb had me drooling.  Best friends to lovers books are my jam.  I love that trope.  But there were things that worked for me and things that didn’t.  What worked for me—there were some definite twists and turns in this book.   There were a few times that the author was able to catch me off guard and I had to take a double take.  And I love that in books.  Plus, there were some definite feels in this book.  I ran the gamut of them.  I got frustrated, angry, sympathetic...  You name it, I probably felt it.  The story was pretty interesting and I wanted to see how it all turned out. 

Now what didn’t work for me.  The language and grammar as a whole was pretty proper.  It didn’t feel modern or current.  Also, I had a hard time connecting with the characters.  They felt flat to me and often immature.  Both Emily and Derek are supposed to have graduated medical school but often times they and Emma felt as if they were still in high school or occasionally college.  There is a lot of potential for character development and there is a small amount, mostly with Derek, but I wish there had been more.

I did enjoy reading the book, I just won’t be fangirling over it anytime soon.  If you like friends to lovers books, it may be worth a look just for the story itself.So I wanted to love this book.  I really did.  The cover is gorgeous and the blurb had me drooling.  Best friends to lovers books are my jam.  I love that trope.  But there were things that worked for me and things that didn’t.  What worked for me—there were some definite twists and turns in this book.   There were a few times that the author was able to catch me off guard and I had to take a double take.  And I love that in books.  Plus, there were some definite feels in this book.  I ran the gamut of them.  I got frustrated, angry, sympathetic...  You name it, I probably felt it.  The story was pretty interesting and I wanted to see how it all turned out. 

Now what didn’t work for me.  The language and grammar as a whole was pretty proper.  It didn’t feel modern or current.  Also, I had a hard time connecting with the characters.  They felt flat to me and often immature.  Both Emily and Derek are supposed to have graduated medical school but often times they and Emma felt as if they were still in high school or occasionally college.  There is a lot of potential for character development and there is a small amount, mostly with Derek, but I wish there had been more.

I did enjoy reading the book, I just won’t be fangirling over it anytime soon.  If you like friends to lovers books, it may be worth a look just for the story itself.  - Peace and Love, Buxom J



Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.

“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?"

Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”
Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”

Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.




Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favorite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it.




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