Thursday 24 March 2016

Review - Life in Reverse by Beth Michele

Title: Life in Reverse
Author: Beth Michele
Release Date: March 21, 2016

A second chance love story 


Ember Bennett was my beginning...but she was also the end.

She was my downfall

And I never even saw her coming. 

She didn’t burst into my life demanding to be noticed. Instead, she slipped in under my radar when I wasn’t looking. Caught me off guard.

I should have been paying better attention.

Because I found myself drawn to her. Her quirkiness, her laughter, her brutal honesty.

I didn’t ask for her. Still I found myself wanting her. Needing her. Craving her.

I just couldn’t have her.


I was minding my own business when Vance Davenport showed up.

He wasn’t talking, yet somehow I heard him.

I wasn’t looking, but my eyes sought him out.

He became something I never expected. 

Until it all changed.

Then he became someone I wanted to forget

This is a New Adult Standalone Contemporary Romance

I swear, I felt this book in every part of my body. From my face, upon which the ache in my heart was etched, to my hands that couldn't swipe the pages fast enough, to my stomach that fluttered and roiled, down to my feet, which danced as I reached ever closer to 100%, I FELT Life in Reverse. And damn, how I loved it. 

It was worth the late night tears, the whispered wishes for better and for more and for mistakes to be unmade. It was worth the new wrinkles I'm sure to be seeing on my brow, and that heartache that kept me captivated. It was worth the endless hoping for the perfect conclusion to make it—to make ME—all better. 

Perfect really is the best way to describe this book, from start to finish. The angst that simmered throughout keep me invested, and the small breaks of humor and sweet sexiness (the first kiss!!) was a balm to my heart. Beth Michele is a powerful writer, able to make you feel every single word, to make you fall in deep, crazy love with her flawed characters and her heartfelt stories. And honestly, I stood NO CHANCE against Vance and Ember. I fell hard and fast. They were both broken, almost combative, and as that gave way to an intense and obvious connection—which simply radiated from the pages—I was a goner. 

Not just for Vance and Ember, though. Some of those feels were reserved for lost loved ones, and also for Julian and Avery—and this little fantasy I have going on. You see, I'm in MAD secondary character love with those two, and I'd really, really like to see some more of them. I'm not yet ready to say goodbye, to any of these people. 

Why? Because I suspect that ALL of these characters, and this book, are going to take a little piece of my heart with them, and I'm completely fine with that. That love I have in my heart for them? It's just another way I FELT this book. 
~ Review by Beth

Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, Finding Autumn, Rex, and For the Love of Raindrops. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her kindle anywhere she can find a quiet spot. She has an affinity for Twizzlers and is a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic.

She loves to hear from readers so please reach out!!

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