by Mignon Mykel
Loving Meadows, #1
Publication Date: December 19, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2hdBXuM
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2gXLb29
He calms me.
An unexpected long-distance friendship showed Gracelyn Dewey the ease of some relationships. Very few people could get past her walls and even then, fewer had the ability to see through her anxieties.
With him, she finds more—but circumstances wouldn’t allow them to keep it. Instead, they find an easy friendship with one another.
Until it wasn’t easy any more.
She grounds me.
In his line of work, Sawyer Meadows sees some gut wrenching things. He sees broken people, wounded people, fearful people. He loves his job, yet is losing a piece of himself in the mix.
But there was always her. Drawn to her quiet smile, he has always known she was meant to be something special to him.
A fact that became painfully evident when she found someone else to hold her.
Somewhere along the way, we lost it.
They are given one weekend together to fix their friendship.
The days can’t go off without any hitches though. When her recent past and his career collide, they’ll have to decide—is the distance enough to keep them apart? Or are they through letting everything else dictate their happiness?
She’s my saving grace, and I plan on saving her in the process.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. I absolutely love slow burn stories. Sure insta-lust and white hot passion from the get go can be super-hot and they have their place. But there’s something about a slow burn that just tugs on my heart strings. I think that’s why friends to lovers and brother’s best friend stories are my favorites. There tends to be a lot of depth and slow burn to them. Saving Grace has both—my favorite trope of friends to lovers and a slow burn.
Grace isn’t just shy—she’s got high functioning anxiety. This rules her life; otherwise she’s super sweet and has a spunky side. Sawyer is her calm, her best friend. And he’s sexy as hell, a detective, sweet and tender. This guy made me melt. Grace and her comfort is always on his mind. I loved how their relationship formed. I found it unique. The chemistry between them was great. All around I thought this was a really sweet romance between the two. If you’ve read Mykel’s novella Interference Grace, Sawyer, Sydney and Caleb will all be familiar to you but if you haven’t, don’t worry. This can easily be read as a standalone. Though I do urge you to go get it, Sydney and Caleb’s story isn’t one to miss. I loved seeing how their life has turned out a few years done the road.
There was a great mix of heart, heat and humor in these pages. It was the perfect mixture for a lazy day during the holiday week. It was pretty low drama and low angst, the conflict was pretty plausible for the situation. If you love slow burns, definitely pick this up. It’s well written, flows beautifully and tugs on the heart strings. -Peace and love, Buxom J
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