Monday, July 21, 2014

Book Spotlight & Blogger Review: Always Yours by Shelly Jones

 Title: Always Yours
Author: Shelly Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2014


Katie's life has been far from easy. She told the one guy she's always loved she liked him and he took off to Chicago. She was beaten to the point where she could have easily died, she got married, found out she was pregnant, lost her husband, and had a baby. Just when she finally has come to terms with everything, her life starts to unravel and the truths begin to come to light.

When Eric left Green Bay ten years ago, he walked away from the only girl he ever loved. When he catches his fiancée in bed with their next door neighbor, he goes back to Green Bay for his best friend's wedding and to get away from his life in Chicago, but he's also hoping he gets the girl.

When Katie and Eric see each other for the first time in ten years, Katie doesn't know if she wants to run away from him or run to him. All Eric wants to do is make things better and finally have the girl of his dreams, but will the past keep them apart like it has all these years or will the truths of the past finally allow Katie and Eric to be together.

I’m Always Yours..Now and forever.


3.5 STARS!

Life is sometimes not what you make of it and can throw you in a tailspin. What if you found out the one that you were married to, the one that you trusted, is the one person you needed to stay away from? What if said person is no longer around?

This book entailed a woman who has been through hell and back. Regardless of what she had gone through she had to move on in her life and lived for her daughter. The struggles and challenges she faces made her the person she is until one day the man she once confessed her love to comes back into her life and changes everything. This is Katie and Eric’s story and how the world was against them just when their life together should have started.

Although some parts felt rushed the overall feels that the author sucks me in and had put me through all the crazy twists and turns more than made up for it. "WTF!” “OMG!” Are you freaking kidding me?” are just some of the terms that constantly came to mind (and that is putting it nicely). Plus I really liked how the character interaction was written. It gave me a sense and more in dept feeling of everyone’s role in the story and made the roller coaster of emotions that more intense and the read that more surprising.

This was a different kind of love story for me. This was not the typical story that you would generally come across and it made me wonder and question the mind of the characters presented. This was a read that I recommend for any readers who love to fall in love over again regardless when it happens. A love that was once lost and is working to see if it is even worth to love again.


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“Why me? I didn’t do it!” He shouts in a slurred mess.

I turn and start to laugh, “Yeah in a way you did, if you would have just loved me back then, then I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have these ugly scars from Dean, I wouldn’t be a widow at twenty eight, and I wouldn’t be An Ugly Mess!”

I turned on my heels and walked away from him, just like I did the night of graduation, except this time, I hoped he would have followed me, but instead he sat there on the curb with a shocked looked on his face.

“Wait Katie!” I hear him shout.

I turn around, “What?” I snap.

“I’m sorry!”

I walk back up to him, I squat so I can be eye to eye with him,

“Actions speak louder than words! Stop saying you’re sorry, and start acting like it!”

I stare him straight in the eyes. His eyes are glossed over. Not sure if it because he’s on the verge of crying or if this is how he looks when he’s drunk.

I’m Shelly, a single mom from Wisconsin. I have 2 kids who are the love of my life, but they drive me totally crazy as well, but I wouldn’t trade my life.

When I’m not reading or writing, I’m going on new adventures with the kiddos.