Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ARC Review: Past Heaven

Past Heaven by Laura Ward

Publisher: Not available at the moment, 2015

334 pages, kindle edition
Source: Author
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Not every love story has a happy ending. Some just change your life.

Liz Atwater’s happily ever after was torn from her the instant her husband, Jack, was murdered. She is forced to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and raise her three young sons alone.

Reynolds Carter’s picture perfect Hollywood life ended the moment the paparazzi got hold of his girlfriend’s cheating scandal. As he watches his life unfold in the tabloids, he comes to a crossroads in his career and his purpose.

When Reynolds takes on the challenge of a new project, his world collides with that of Liz. Neither of them expected their professional relationship to evolve into friendship, or love.

But life is never simple.

Faced with complications from family, friends, and colleagues, Liz and Reynolds are left to decide whether two people from such different worlds can find happiness together.

Can they get past the pain, fear, and guilt and risk their hearts to love again?

Not every love story is just a happy ending. Some completely change your life.

My Review:
This novel was a very emotional read, I cried, laughed and I cried some more. It was a very touching story of loss and a second chance at love. The beginning of this novel was absolutely heart breaking, you could just feel Liz’s heartache and it got me to think about the future on how I would handle something like that if it were to happen to me. But I think I would not handle it how she did with all her strength. But Liz is coping the best way she knows how, when Mr. Reynolds Carter turns up to her street in her driveway on her door step. Mr. Carter is an A-list actor in L.A Hollywood who is tired of all the Hollywood “fakes”. He makes a decision on wanting to do something real and talk with his parents puts him on the new ‘real’ track of Jack Atwater’s story. Reynolds and Liz set out to memorialise Jack and they also find a second chance at love.

This novel is told from both Reynolds and Liz’s point of views, you will love the setting and structure of them working together, falling in love, becoming a family and the life of Hollywood made this story so much more. Also Liz’s boys Griffin, Grayson and Hayden they made this story lovelier and much more emotional, as well Liz’s best friend Cindy was great being their every step of the way since Jack’s death and afterwards she is Liz’s total opposite.

This was a beautiful story my emotions are still trying to calm. Two things I learnt from this book take a chance on love and love till the end of time or in other words “Past Heaven”. Ms. Ward I can’t wait for more, excited for the next compelling story.

“The idea is that once you really love someone, and I mean the kind of love that fills you up from head to toe, it never leaves you. A love like that surrounds you, always. Time distance, and even death can’t end it. That love is past heaven”

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