Tuesday, 17 September 2013

***{Blog Tour Stop}*** Review : Strangers by A.L. Parks

Strangers by A.L. Parks
                                                      Genre: Romantic suspense
                                                 Release date: September 6th, 2013
                                                          Purchase : Amazon

Summary :
Bereaved bride Abby Clark is tortured by visions of the fatal crash that took her fiancée on their wedding day.  She succumbs to a dark existence where loneliness, sadness and nightmares dwell; until handsome, brooding Bryce Holden walks through the door of her favorite coffee shop, wearing the same cloak of despair and grief.  Abby discovers in Bryce someone who understands love and loss, and soon their close friendship grows into a deep love.  But ghosts make strange bedfellows, and Abby is forced to battle the tormenting images that continue to haunt her, and confront the ethereal presence of a beloved wife to protect her future with Bryce.  

Review :
Strangers is a book about exactly what the title says. Two strangers who have lost themselves by losing their loved ones forever. Abby lost her to-be husband to a tragic  accident on the day she was suppose to be married to him and start her happy ever afterlife  and Bryce lost his Emily to cancer. 
When fate brings them together in a coffee shop they couldn't help but connect to each other the way they haven't been able to since the death of the love of their lives. They become real close friends in a matter of weeks.
I really liked the way their relationship progressed. It was slow and sweet. Another thing I liked and was surprised to read was that Abby's birthday is written off as being on Oct 8th which is the same as mine *grins*. How cool is that right?? :D Anyway, after a certain incident with Abby, their relationship progresses further as they fall in love and try to move on. But will they both be able to do just that? After Abby asks Bryce to take a step further in their relationship, why does  Bryce seem distant ? Has he not moved on from the past as Abby has?? And when you think about it, has Abby??
You'll have to find the answers to that by going for this amazing read. I absolutely loved this book. It hooked me in from the beginning itself and once I was completely into it , it was difficult for me to stop. The pace was just about perfect. Both the characters were well developed. The message that this story gives out is beautiful. Overall, this book has laughter, heartbreak and most of all a happy ending. I would without a doubt recommend this book.
Ratings: 4/5 Stars

About A.L. Parks
I am just starting in this crazy world of writing and publishing. Lately, however, there are just too many characters in my head begging me to tell their stories...so here I am. Writing, publishing, sharing and, hopefully, entertaining. I love a great love story, but really want to tell a story with an edge; characters who are imperfect, trying to find the perfect love.

Strangers is my debut novel, and will be released on September 6, 2013. I will have another novel, The Return, with an anticipated release date of November 1, 2013. I have been focusing mainly on short stories, but have felt a need to get to know the characters more in-depth, and in turn, tell more of their stories. I have some fairly interesting people living in my head!

I have my own blog (www.parkingitrighthere.blogspot.com), where I review books, and discuss my new projects. I also contribute to www.SheReadsNewAdult.com, dedicated to the emerging new adult romance genre. We have great fun over there...be sure to check us out!

I currently live outside Washington D.C. with my family. We spend many hours exploring the area and the deep history of this beautiful land, while experiencing as much of life's wonders as possible. I have traveled abroad and lived in almost every corner of the U.S., and hope my writing reflects various cultures, people, and places.


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