Saturday, 16 November 2013

Book Review ~ Not Alone ~ Amber Nation

Emmalynne Morgan thought that getting married to her High School sweetheart and starting a family was all she wanted in life. Everything was perfect until circumstances change and devastating blows occur.

Fast forward five years, Emmalynne thinks she is broken, not only emotionally but physically as well, so her confidence was severely lacking. Being a single mother to her son, Tucker, as well as an owner of a small town Bookstore, she does everything she can to keep men at arms-length, not thinking she is worthy anymore with her plus-sized body and scars.

Taking it upon themselves, Emmalynne's best friends, Toby and Tessa make it their mission to bring her out of her tight-knitted comfort zone. That is when she locks eyes on the male perfection that is Grady.

Grady Finnegan was the gorgeous new guy in town. Recently injured and discharged from the Army, Grady comes to his Uncle’s aid in helping manage the family bar. Not being anywhere near innocent when it comes to women, Grady meets Emmalynne and he knows one thing, that he wants her.

Sparks fly and passion ignites, but will that be enough? Not ready to lay her heart on the line, Emmalynne guards it as best she can and ultimately fails. When chaos erupts and Grady's past comes back to haunt him, it leaves Emmalynne's already broken heart, shattered. 

Will past circumstances prevent Emmalynne from having the future she deserves? Or can Grady help her follow her heart and show her that she is Not Alone


I loved this book, there were ups and downs and for the most part it actually felt as if it was taken from a real life situation. Grady and Emmalynne's inner monologues were adorable, its how people really think and freak out about stuff, I loved it.The attraction between Emmy and Grady is instant, its sweet and almost innocent in a way, I love that this book is written from more than one point of view, you don't just have Emmalynne or Grady's view you have both and even some of their friends, but for the most part it is Emmy and Grady telling their story. Grady is sweet, kind, caring and loving and like every man he makes his mistakes and doesn't communicate his feelings very well. Emmy has been through a lot in her life and has managed to be strong for her son Tucker, to her its always felt like just the two of them with friends and family on the outside, so to her meeting Grady and having him like her back is new and out of the ordinary and it takes her some time and a pep talk or two to accept that this man thinks she's beautiful and worthy. Overall its a sweet story that when you read it you could see it happening to you which is what I love about it, i'm all for the fantasy of these billionaires and CEO's but Grady is better as he's just a regular guy that wants to give this woman everything he can, I think its amazingly sweet and very well written. The only thing I have to say about the editing is that a few times Brock (one of the friends) is referred to as Dereck, that confused me to no end, but that is the only thing that bothered me about this book.   I give it 5 stars I loved it! 

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