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stacy eaton 

Stacy Eaton’s writing talent constantly expands and reaches into new areas.  I have been a fan of her work for a long time, having read all but two of her books and that is only because I have been too busy to get to them.

Cured By Love is a terrific read.  By the end of the second chapter I was totally into both of these characters, and couldn’t wait to see where the storyline would go next. I read it in one night.

For the past six years, Dina Green has been living in a world of emotional torment, blaming herself for something horrific that happened in the past, believing that no one would love her if they knew. She has become what many would consider a slut, demeaning herself while she flounders under her feelings of guilt and fear of rejection. She has made a practice of going to a local bar and picking up a different man every week. I was struck by her lack of feeling about engaging in the act of sex with these men. It was just a quick sexual release with no possibility of intimacy or even companionship.

Ryan Wilde is a local plastic surgeon who also frequents NightCaps and he has noticed her habits. He is very attracted to her but wonders why such a beautiful woman would think so little of herself. He decides to do an “intervention”(my word) of sorts. At first he thinks he will just be a Good Samaritan and help her realize that she is worth much more.

When the opportunity arises, he asks her out for dinner, telling her he wants to make a proposal to her.  Of course she thinks he wants to have sex with her.  Instead, he challenges her, and Dina accepts the challenge to not have sex with any man(not even him) for four weeks. He will take her out during that time and show her how a woman should be treated, then they will go their separate ways.  But Ryan is indeed a man…can he live up to the challenge?

Once I got a glimpse of Dina’s wounded heart, I was drawn to her too and hoped she would find what Ryan wanted for her.

And Ryan is the kind of man women dream of meeting.  He’s not perfect, but his faults are forgiveable: certainly his co-worker, Whitney felt they were and she was determined to do her own intervention.

Once again, Eaton has crafted an awesome book and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. It crackles with tension and sizzles with heat—gets pretty steamy in places.  Yummm!

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This is the back of the book description:

 “Shauna Lee, I told you I’m a hunter. I have hunted cougars in the wild. That is where I like to keep them: in the wild; with me doing the stalking.”

Her face went scarlet. “Are you calling me a cougar?” she asked, indignantly.

Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Shauna Lee Holt rose like a phoenix, out of the ashes of tragedy. Fierce determination focused her drive for independence. After graduation, she worked non-stop, scrimping and saving every penny. She purchased Swift Current Accounting and Bookkeeping Service. Now she is regarded as a successful accountant in the business community: but no one knows her personal, private hell.

Brad Johnson recently moved to Swift Current, where he set up Windspeer Energy; a company specializing in small wind energy turbines.

Brad feels an undeniable attraction to Shauna Lee, but he refuses to play her “nothing serious, no strings attached” game. As time passes, he falls head over heels in love with this tormented woman. Shocking fragments of her tragic past come to light, and he begins to realize that she may never be able to give him the emotional connection he desperately desires.

The lives of Colt and Frank Thompson are woven into Brad Johnson and Shauna Lee Holt’s story. The couple, who seem to have everything, discover that grief and pain are no respecters of person. When they face the unimaginable, will their relationship be shaken beyond repair?

NOTE: this is a revised version of a You Can Run, Book ll of The Thompson Family Series. This book has changed very little. I just tightened the writing and took out a few pages, gave it a new title and a new cover to brand my work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephanie D.   4/5

“You Can Run” by Gloria Antypowich, Book Two of the ‘Thompson Family Trilogy’, is more than a feel good story, although that is what it also is. Shauna Lee has undergone some very unpleasant experiences in her life that have left her vulnerable, and an emotional mess. She feels good by working excessively hard and bringing men home for one night stands, telling herself that it is all she wants and needs. But Brad Johnson enters her life, and he knows better. He can see that Shauna Lee is trying to bury something and he knows she’ll be able to heal and move on only if she can let it out. He takes this on as a challenge, but Shauna Lee is not necessarily grateful or appreciative. However, he is nothing if not persistent but Shauna Lee is stubborn and very self-willed. What is going to happen with two such immutable opponents? There is a lot of depth to this book. You are drawn right into the characters’ complex lives (and can only admire Brad’s iron self-control)! You get to know the whole of them. The author has a highly readable and approachable style, and can turn her hand equally to sensual romance, thrilling suspense, bleak suffering and hate-filled violence. The plot is interesting with unforeseen twists on the way. And there is completeness in the story as certain things turn full circle. The writing is well-paced, entertaining and also informative. You get to see inside ranching, which is a fascinating extra. Like a ranch, this story is a dusty, gritty slice of real life.

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This book captured me from the beginning to the end. The characters were so real to me that I could submerse myself in their feelings and emotions. I could share Lauren McKinnon’s feelings; her guilt, her self-recrimination, and her grief over the past and her shock when Matt Skarpinsky appeared in her life again.

Just as real were Matt Skarpinksy’s feelings of anger and betrayal toward her. I could feel his confusion, his grief, his loyalty to his friend Gil, and his conflicted feelings of love and hate for Lauren.

And I loved how Gil slipped in and out of the story, nudging them toward understanding of what had really happened 4 years earlier, when the three of them had been close friends. He subtly encouraged them to find their way to truth and forgiveness, truly wanting his old friends to find happiness.

I also love, love, loved that the story was situated in Jasper, Alberta; a place of exquisite beauty and one that I am familiar with. I was totally blown away when I discovered that Michelle Beattie is an Albertan also.

I look forward to reading more of Beattie’s work and highly recommend Love by Accident to anyone who enjoys a heart touching romance.

You can purchase this book  here on Amazon

To learn more about Michelle Beattie  check out her author profile.  She is a very accomplished, award winning author.