Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tarrah Anders - New Year, New You review

I really enjoyed this book from Tarrah Anders! She writes in such a way that you feel the characters pain and love.  I was held captivated by Gabe and Vanessa's story.  The story line moved quickly and was fast paced. It was insta-lust but not insta-love which felt believable. Both of these characters had dealt with a trauma of some sort and they were a kindred spirit. They helped each other move forward and they were sweet, sexy and made for each other. Gabe was patient with Vanessa and helped her get to a better place, just by example, not forcing her to do something she wasn't ready for yet. 
I enjoyed the friendship Vanessa had with Mindy. The banter between Vanessa and Mindy was often times laugh out loud funny and realistic.  Mindy was definitely involved in Vanessa and Gabe's lives, sometimes a little to the extreme, but she came from a good place. I enjoyed Vanessa and Gabe's journey and would recommend this read! 

**ARC provided for my honest review**

Tragedy strikes in Vanessa’s life and she moves back to her childhood home to deal with her families estate where she befriends her neighbor and begins to consider them as family. When her neighbor’s brother comes to stay with them, Vanessa and Gabe spark a friendship which quickly blossoms into a quick paced relationship. Soon after learning that they both went through some incredibly hard experiences, unknowingly they piece each other back together. As things between the two get steamy quickly, Gabe is faced with several job opportunities which could likely lead to him moving out of town. 
The hesitation to think about the future, troubles Vanessa until Gabe reveals his decision of a job placement. After Gabe makes his decision, Vanessa begins feeling guilty and heads down a spiral of indecisive feelings until Gabe and his sister talk her into seeing someone to deal with her past and present. 
Does their sudden love last? 
Or does her guilt pull them apart and break them back into the pieces they were both in when they met? 

About the Author:
I am a born and raised California girl, constant daydreamer, yet also a doer. My day job consists of managing subsidies for the homeless, and wrangling my toddler, step-daughter and husband into working together without utter chaos. Whereas my moonlighting gig is that writing some steamy words late into the night or randomly during the day. I have a thing for monkeys, Scott Eastwood and guys with tattoos.

I’ve been writing since I was in middle school and throughout college. While it was a passion, I kept it under wraps and never vocalized or followed through with my desire to be a writer, until I read a horrible book and thought: ‘I could do better than that!’ And so I did.

I kept my writing romance from my husband for nearly two years, but finally told him because… royalties and taxes. He immediately grabbed a book and tried to skip forward to any steamy scenes, and then referred to the moment as in Lethal Weapon 4.

My husband and I have a fun relationship, we’re both very sarcastic people and well, I was nervous to tell him that I moonlight in the romance author area purely due to him teasing me for reading the books in the first place. He now sporadically asks questions, asks if a certain something will go into a scene and still manages to poke fun at me.

I’ve written and self-published 4 books and one novella and I've currently got a few works in progress.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for the kind words! Can't wait to work with you again lady! --Tarrah