Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review:If You Believe by Mya O'Malley

Genre: Romance
Publication date: November 18th, 2014
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Read: December 2014
Pages: 152
Rating: 5/5

Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.  
Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again.  With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts. 
Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight.  Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves. 
With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.
My review:

*Received a copy of this book for an honest review*
What a beautiful, heartwarming story. The writing was absolutely spectacular. I loved how short it was and how it felt like I've read more than 200 pages. A lot of things were happening which made me not want to stop reading. I loved the characters as well, especially Jack and Adrian.

What I liked about Jack was how he loved Melody so much that even if he was already gone, he still wanted what was best for his wife. He would do anything to make her happy again. As for Adrian, he was such a sweetheart. I have to admit though, how he liked Melody right away was a little bit weird but the fact that he was willing to fight for his love for her was brave and sweet in my opinion. It proved that he really loved, cared and understood her.

Like Dori Lavelle's books, all the characters were so likable and the story was short but it felt like it was longer because there were so many actions. I really think Jack and Melody's story is worth reading. It's short but amazing things are happening in this book so I recommend it to anyone who loves romance.

About the author:
Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters.  The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby.  Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy.   She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.
Mya currently has two new releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press will be releasing her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe on November 18, 2014. Due to be released late January is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York.
Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child.   Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on.  She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters.   Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica.   Mya is currently working on her sixth novel.   

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