Wicked Wednesday Recommendation ~ One Last Kiss by Susan Ward

It’s been very busy for me lately getting ready for the release of Restoring Us, but I have managed to get some reading in. Today’s Wicked Wednesday recommendation is by and author I admire. Susan Ward has a way with words and getting deep into my soul to feel so many emotions. It was no different with One Last Kiss. This book is beautifully written with characters who have suffered their own challenges in life.

It was a pleasure to read more about these characters as they were introduced to me in Susan’s other book, The Girl on the Half Shell. I loved to see the connections now that I hadn’t quite figured out yet and reading Linda and Jack’s story. I found myself rooting for them and their love throughout the entire book.

Linda is a young woman set on figuring out more about her father when she runs into Jack, the hot, infamous 60s rock star. The relationship built between these two is honest, sweet, and emotional. The chemistry between the two characters is wonderfully developed, and I felt the emotions they were living. I truly enjoyed seeing this side of Linda and wondering what happens in her life to get her to where she is in The Girl on the Half Shell. And Jack, what can I say? He’s lost loved ones, and suffered, but he is so lovable and kind. His feelings for Linda are obvious, and you begin to see how she brings him out of that dark part of his life and see him smile freely again. His drunken comments added some laughs into the story, building a perfect balance.

I look forward to reading more of this series, and learning what happens to this characters. After all, it is an affair without end.

Susan Ward One Last Kiss

Wicked Wednesday Recommendation~ The Girl on the Half Shell

I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately.. sorry! Life’s gotten a little crazy with trying to finish up Restoring Us, but I have made some time to read.

Last week I read The Girl on the Half Shell by Susan Ward, and it stole my heart. This book is a definite must read and a five star book for me.

I don’t know where to begin. I have been trying to find the perfect words to describe this book. I don’t think any words I use will do it justice. I absolutely loved this book. It’s brilliant, beautiful, raw.

Susan Ward did an amazing job with this book. Her writing is beautiful, and she creates a story that is honest. This book is a treasure that went straight to my heart. The characters are developed perfectly. You clearly see their emotions, feel their pain and love. They have secrets and troubles they try to escape.

Chrissie is a beautiful, young girl reaching a crossroads in her life. Where does she go after graduating high school? Follow her parents’ path in a musical career, or her best friend to college in California. She is broken, lost, and confused about what she wants. She has also suffered and seen a lot in her young years, holding within her guilt and pain.

Alan is a rock star and musical genius. He is hot! But don’t let the fame fool you, he’s got his secrets, too. He has his own pain to sort through. I fell in love with him! I wanted to reach into the book and pull him out into my world.

These two come together in what is one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve read. It touches on the truth of life and emotions. It expresses how difficult it is to let out what we have bottled up inside us and how guilt can drag us down, but finding love and someone to trust opens you to clearly express yourself and see things in a different light- not easily.

The secondary characters were fabulous as well! I loved reading about them and how they interconnect with the story and characters.

This is one story that will stay with me for years to come. I felt like the author took me into the book and had me live each emotion along with the characters. It is heart-wrenchingly beautiful and raw. I cannot wait to read the second book in this series and indulge in more books by Susan Ward.

You can purchase this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Half-Shell-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00KBK4S98/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

It’s also on Kindle Unlimited! How great is that? Girl on half shell teaser 2