Monday, 3 March 2014


Author of the Week and Spotlight

LL. Collins

These two books are two of my all time favourites. They are books that completely lock you into the story and you cannot put down. My emotions were running wild while reading either and I cannot wait to see what LL Collins produces next. Both are MUST READS!

Living Again

Kayley Carson thought she had it all...married to the love of her life, a great job, and a baby on the way. Then one day, her life changes forever when she loses her husband in a tragic accident. No longer sure how to navigate life after her enormous loss, Kayley clings to her newborn baby, her family, and her friends to keep herself living.
When she meets someone that challenges her belief that she's better off alone, she has to decide if she is capable of letting him in after swearing she was never going to love anyone the same way again.
She's not the only one with a painful past. He is struggling with trust issues after a previous relationship went horribly wrong. After a terrible misunderstanding brings out both of their insecurities, will the painful memories of the past keep them both from living again?

My Review


Reaching Rachel

Rachel has always been seen as a wild child, never committing or settling down. She wants

it that way, so that no one ever finds out the truth. Deep down, she is crushed over something that happened years ago that resulted in losing the only man she ever loved. Then she meets someone who tries to convince her that she’s ready to commit again. But some things are not what they seem. Realizing too late that she’s in over her head, and with her life on the line, she comes face to face with her past in a way she never thought possible.
Devin was in love once, and it destroyed him, making him swear off love forever. After a promotion and subsequent move unexpectedly brings him into the middle of her dangerous situation, he must come face to face with his past and to the woman who broke him into pieces. But she needs help. Desperately. And maybe, just maybe, he didn't know the real truth of their past. Can he help her survive the terrible ordeal she's been through, and during it all, can he safeguard his heart from her? Or will the truth of the pain that has kept them apart show him that he can't live without her after all?

My Review


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 What do other reviewers say? 

"This is a great story of overcoming loss and it's laid out with such emotion and detail. Everything is convincing." - Living Again
"At the same time, it was original and sad, and down-right-knuckle-biting-hands-shaking-heart-pounding-knees-curled-under-me crazy! I was thrilled when I could finally take a full breath, I felt like I was holding it for almost half the story."  -Reaching Rachel

  "As you can see, I struggled with this book. I struggled because the thought of having to function, to remain strong, to continue to move forward when everything I’ve known has been ripped away from me and then the ghosts of that life haunt me daily. His pillow, shoes, clothes in the closet, his toothbrush, the pictures on the walls…my child’s face. Even now, I am sobbing as I write this review; this book just felt that real." - Living Again

"Reaching Rachel was a book that gave the readers the privilege of taking the healing emotional journey with Rachel as she made her way back to Devin and ultimately, back to herself. The author’s writing is spectacular. Her dialog is perfect. She doesn’t tell you what happens; she allows you to experience the “reaching of Rachel”. The development of her characters has so much depth. This allows you to understand the characters, their thoughts, motives, desires, hopes, conflicts". - Reaching Rachel
This is a story of passion, betrayal, insecurities, and healing. It's a story like no other as two people with deep wounds find each other and try to heal each other without really knowing what they are doing to begin with. Be ready for a roller coaster of emotions. You WILL feel them all.
This is a novel length book and it's thorough. Nothing is left out to the imagination, every detail you could want is there. Gut wrenching pain, it's got it. Passion that burns up the pages, it's there. True mushy love, yep.  This is a 5 STAR read in a whole category of it's own. It's the kind of book you can see going to film." - Living Again

Who is L.L. Collins?

LL Collins is a teacher who loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and boys, reading, and writing. Her love of writing has found a home in the self-publishing world. Look for her debut novel, Living Again, released October 4th to eBook and paperback, and her second novel, Reaching Rachel, in January 2014. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out and start writing and try to make her lifelong dreams of becoming an author come true. She has been a teacher for over ten years, a wife for 14, and a mom to two boys, 11 and 9.

L.L. Collins is currently working on her next book(s) set to be released sometime this year.

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