*Blog Tour / Review * Fading Memories by A.M. Willard

 
Fading Memories
by A.M. Willard
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Contemporary Inspirational Romance
synopsis
 Isabel Nichols’s life changed in more ways than one through the years. As a young child, she experienced a loss that devastated her. It wasn’t until she was an adult that
the universe around her shattered. In a twenty-four-hour time frame, she lost
what she’d thought was her world. What followed was a year of mourning, a year
of grieving, a year of darkness. Now, there’s one man who can show her the light.
Dakota Jackson left his life behind on a whim, moving to a beach cottage away from the big city where he grew up. He sees through Izzie’s clouds as he gets to know her, with the drive to be everything that she’s ever needed. The only problem is, Dakota
holds the key to a secret that could ruin both of their hopes and dreams.
Passion isn’t always enough to heal a broken heart; love isn’t always enough to guide you through the darkness.
This is about two souls that were meant to be together from the day they were born. Two people who have to figure out a way to look past the memories. It’s the now; it’s living your
life as you’re meant to, loving the one your heart craves. It’s about letting
go of the grieving, learning to be who you are, and accepting life for what it
is.
Can love cure all things despite its hardships?

review
Isabel has had one seriously rough and rocky past. She lost her father and her fiancé all at the same time. While her father passed away her jerkoff of a fiance decided to leave her high and dry. Now Izzy finds herself back at the beach house where she grew up, a place she loved, feels at home. Thank god this girl has her best friends near her because Izzy is seriously lost.

“I don’t want to cry- I’ve done nothing but cry for months. I want to smile. I want to believe. I want control back in my life” ~ Isabel

Dakota is Izzy’s neighbor down the beach. He is immediately attracted to Isabel but she is stubborn and does her best to continually push him away but our boy Dakota isn’t giving up so easily. With a little help from her friends (who have become Dakota’s too) she finally starts to let him in, but just when she finally feels like she can live and love again a bomb is dropped.

Once the secret comes out, can she move past it? Can Dakota move past the real reason he is living on the same beach, can he let go of the past?

I enjoyed this story. The characters are likeable and Isabel’s friends had me cracking up, one could only wish to have friends like she has that support her in every way. Once Izzy let go I felt like I could like her a little more, she was downright nasty in the beginning of the story to Dakota but it was part of the story because of what she experienced in the past year. Dakota is just a swoony alpha male and I really loved his character. You will find yourself laughing and you’ll find yourself in tears with this one. 4 Stars for Fading Memories!

Copy provided for honest review- Shera , Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog

  excerpt
The glass shatters around my feet and a few pieces actually cut my skin.
“Shit. Shit. Shit!” I yell. “Don’t move; you’ll cut yourself even more.”
In a flash, I’m lifted from the floor and placed onto the counter. Dakota raised me like it was nothing, and is now looking around for the broom and dustpan. “Pantry,” I say and point to the door. “I’m sorry for startling you; I didn’t mean to scare you. Are you always this jumpy?” he asks as he stops what he’s doing to glance at me.
“Yes, when I have a strange man
in my kitchen that I don’t know is behind me, I tend to be a little jumpy,” I say with a hint of sarcasm. 
“I’m not a stranger, you know.
Just a guy that moved in next door and is trying to get to know the neighbor.” 
“Are you done yet? I’ve got work
to do.” 
“Almost, but you need to let me
clean the cuts on your foot first, then you can go back to work.”
“I’ll clean them. I don’t need
anyone to take care of me. Got it?”
“Oh, I’m sure you can take care
of yourself, but I think you should let me take care of you. You know, it’s not a bad thing to let people in.”
God, that smirk he always gives me … it’s about to drive me nuts. Jumping down from the counter, I decide to do this myself. This is a conversation that needs to be avoided. In the bathroom, I lock the door behind me and locate the peroxide and a bandage. I hike my foot up on the side of the tub and dab the cotton ball onto the small cut. My breath hitches from the sting. Satisfied that they’re clean enough, everything goes back up and I head back out.
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A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever afters. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes. Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on
April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life. A.M.’s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn’t looked back.
Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances
Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone’s favorite, the One Night Series. She’s also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine and was just accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.
A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah GA with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens…
You can connect with A.M. Willard on her website at http://www.amwillard.com or subscribe to her newsletter for the latest releases, teasers, and sale alerts: http://eepurl.com/bb-Cd1
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