New Release: Something Like Love by Monica James **GIVEAWAY** and Review

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Book Info
Title: Something Like Love
Series: Something Like Normal, #3
Author: Monica James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 

Release Date: February 3rd, 2015

Blurb
The secret’s out…
Fate has never been kind to Mia Lee, but her misfortune has driven her to seek redemption from a past filled with regret.
Mia’s future depends on uncovering her past, but sadly, the answers lay with her mother, a mother who abandoned Mia when she was only a child.
Now that Mia has finally found her kin, she’s determined to get the answers she so desperately seeks.
But those answers come with a price…
Mia’s blossoming relationship with Quinn Berkeley is the sole reason she carries on.
But Quinn has a secret of his own. Will his secret destroy the one stable foundation in Mia’s life? And more importantly, what will Quinn’s secret do to him once he confesses the sins of his past?

Life for Mia and Quinn is about to explode in a way she never thought possible…

 
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Review
I am just going to put this out there… Monica James is my hero. This series is one that you don’t want to miss. If you haven’t met Mia and Quinn, you will want to. This is an explosive series that just keeps you on your toes from the very first page of the very first book.
Now, with the third book, I am completely left in awe by the writing and story that Monica James has told. It is gripping, endearing and moving, but one thing it is not is a sweet simple story. This book is full of action adventure and love. When I finished Something Like Love I was stunned into silence. It took me a good four hours to calm my thumping heart and reel it in long enough to sit down and write a review. It IS that amazing!
Mia and Quinn are in Canada and after her initial meeting with her mom didn’t go so well, Mia was a bit confused as the refuge she sought turned into a storm that would not be quieted. Everywhere she turned something was happening and it wasn’t getting easier, in fact, everything was getting more and more complicated.
Still waiting for the moment that Mia and Quinn could return to normal, Mia is faced with new troubles and fears. Everything she thought she knew was a lie and everyone from her past was an issue in some way. But throw in a snotty teenage half sister, and all bets are off where Mia’s sanity is concerned.
The only thing that has kept her grounded during this entire journey has been Quinn. There is no one like him and he can calm her with just a simple touch. But when his brother suddenly shows up because it was inevitable that he would, the dynamics of all of these relationships change. But it is not just having Quinn’s brother around, it is that they have caught up to her again.
Will Mia ever have a normal kind of life, or will accepting the hand she has been dealt be all that she can ever hope for?
My heart broke for nearly everyone involved in this story. This is one tangled web that has been woven in front of Mia’s eyes. The only thing that holds her together after each crap shoot is the love she finds in Quinn.
This book just really got to me. I would have thought after Something Like Normal and Something Like Redemption that Mia would finally get something like freedom somewhere in the middle of all the chaos. But what Mia gets instead is an overwhelming sense of love. Not just that of Quinn either. It is a touching and moving story. It is more than just Mia and Quinn. There are more players involved now and everyone wants to keep her safe from her past. But sometimes the past has a funny way of skewing everything we know.
From the beginning, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was faith in family, friends and love. But more it was the belief in a happily ever after. It was the faith that people can change, people are not who they seem to be and love has never felt better.
This book, this series, has just left me in awe of the writing of Monica James and I know I don’t have a very long list of must read authors, but she has certainly found her way to one of the top spots on this list.
This book is powerful, beautiful, a bit terrifying and I was so sad when I hit the end of the book. I wasn’t ready for it to be over so soon.
Excerpt
Turning slowly to face him, I can see that his eyes are still closed, but his mouth is tipped up into a smile which radiates freedom. I’ve never seen him look so carefree. He looks as if his sins of the past are washing away with the punishing rain.
I know it’s not that simple, but through pain and loss, we have bonded together and gained strength. And that strength suddenly animates me to tell Quinn how I feel.
“Quinn!” I scream to be heard over the harsh rain.
My eyes are mere slits, as the rain is so heavy, but the moment
Quinn opens his magnetic eyes, I see that he has changed. Something inside of Quinn has shifted, and it’s beautiful.
“Quinn, I—” I repeat, my teeth chattering from the cold, but also from what I’m about to confess.
“You what, Red?” he questions, running a hand through his wet hair.
Another thunderbolt sizzles through the sky, and I yelp.
Charging into his arms, I slap my hands over his ears because I’m terrified. I want to him tell him how I feel, but I’m afraid. Droplets of rain cascade down his tender face, but he doesn’t stir to brush them away, and I know I have his undivided attention as his gaze never wavers from my face.
This is not the way I wanted to do this, but I know that for now, this will have to do.
“Quinn…I…I love you,” I whisper, my hands still sitting firmly
over his ears.
Once I say those three little words, the tightening in my chest lessens, and a small smile tugs at my lips because I’ve never felt so boundless
with a decision. And nothing has ever felt so right before.
Author Bio
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

 
Author Links
Other Books in
the Series
Buy Links for Something Like Normal (Book #1)
Buy Links for Something Like Redemption (Book #2)
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