Author: Petra March
Title: A Different Kind of Lovely
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Review: This romantic tragedy had me turning the pages at such a fast pace for many reasons. Petra beautifully crafted each scene with amazing details and descriptions of the settings and characters. It is difficult to artfully provide vivid details without sounding repetitive or verbose, but Petra was able to accomplish it very well. Her ability to create such a well established world kept me engrossed throughout the entire journey. It is novels like these that make me fall in love with the written word all over again. Additionally, the characters were well thought out and relatable in ways that evoked the emotions from me that the characters were experiencing. When I read romance novels, especially now that the market is saturated with erotica and poorly written love stories, I want to feel what the characters are going through. I want to experience the heartbreak and the triumph that love can impact on a person. Again, Petra provided her readers with characters that will conjure emotions from even the most guarded hearts. I highly recommend this novel to those who are looking for a romance that will transport you to the scenes and make you feel a gamut of emotions.
Book Description: "“A man with a damaged soul fell in love with a ballerina with a broken body.” When Neal Medwin glimpses Mina Automne for the first time, he's a man whose soul is darkened with memories of a painful past, whereas Mina is a vibrant, strong, young woman. She's a determined ballerina who's carefully planning and painting her life. Neal steps into her existence and threatens to shatter Mina's plans with an impossible request. Mina can't help the fragile man who's invading her home, even though their parents used to be close friends and she knows of Neal's hurtful background. She allows him to linger within her lovely and artistic world, however, hoping he might find some peace and solace. Slowly, their conflict turns into friendship, and eventually into love, until a terrible discovery ruins Mina's projects and forces her to let go of all her dreams, and of her sweet, damaged man. Neal is unable to fight for Mina and for the unripe love they share, because he's not ready to leave his past behind. He's not strong enough – not yet. (Ages 18+) Publisher's Note: This stand-alone Novel is a spinoff of Petra March's award winning series, A Touch of Cinnamon."
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