Wednesday 1 June 2016

Review: The Beauty of Grace by Nicole Richard

The Beauty of Grace
At age eighteen, Grace Bowman's life crumbled right in front of her. The man who held her heart—her forever—was gone, and her family ties were in tatters. As a result, she forged a steel wall round her heart and vowed never to let anyone get close again.

Now, six years later, she has been given a chance to start fresh in Savannah, Georgia. A chance to leave the struggle of day-to-day life behind, find a career, and give Drew, her five year old son, a shot at normal.
A balloon and a flat tire had her crossing paths with AJ Watson, and she realized normal probably wasn’t in her cards.

AJ was handsome, thoughtful, and fiercely loyal to his family. Yet, behind his baby-blue eyes and Southern boy charm, he was just as broken as she was. She told herself to stay away from him, and she tried, but the lines between friendship and lover are blurred.

When Grace realizes history may be repeating itself, will she be able to let go of the past, or will she walk away from her future?

Clare's review 4 of 5 stars

This romance story revolves around Grace and her little boy Drew, who live with Grace's Aunt Jackie after Grace loses the love of her life and leaves home to raise her baby alone.

This story really captures the reality of tough situations that affect many people all the time in all walks of life. Grace lost the love of her life and then the love and help of her parents and this really made me feel sorry for her and Drew right from the start. Right from the beginning it was clear that AJ was a messed up guy with lots of issues and really needed the love that Grace could offer him. 

The characters interacted well and each POV was written really well and didn't conflict each other. The whole storyline really flowed well and the ending was perfect although I would of liked a little bit more from the characters after they had settled down rather than the one chapter about the changes that had occurred
The only thing I didn't like in this story was how perfect Grace and Drew appeared. It's always good to see a really nice person get their happy ending but I really couldn't envision a person never losing their temper or snapping, especially given some of the things Grace had to cope with during the story. There were also moments when I really felt that Drew was treated as though he was a lot younger than his 5 years and this annoyed me a little bit. While children can be very good they are generally not as perfect as he appeared to be! This being said, I really did enjoy the story and would read more from this author.

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