Thursday, April 10, 2014

Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough to throw away true, unconditional love?

Lorraine Dabney turns her back on her creativity and tumultuous upbringing to embark on a college career that will lead her to law school and to becoming what she values most in life-- a controlled, powerful, respected woman. When she stumbles upon her childhood friend's artwork, she feels inspired to reconnect with him and her former self. This onslaught of emotion will send Lorraina in a tale-spin to figure out exactly why she abandoned all that she was, all that she could've been.

Coming from his own chaotic upbringing, Michael falls quickly and deeply in love with Lorraina at a tender age. Even her rejection can't stand in the way of his obsession. When she starts to date other boys, however, Michael finally relents, causing him to spiral further into a world filled with violence, drugs, alcohol, and women. Realizing this lifestyle will only lead his further estrangement from Lorraina, Michael sets about to turn himself around before going to get his girl.

Michael Bang will have Lorraina questioning everything.

Melanie's Review
4.5 StArS

To be honest my book of choice usually includes a lot of hot sex and heavily tattooed rockstars, so I was not sure how much I'd really enjoy this book. Well let me tell you that this book really surprised me and not only did I like it, I LOVED it!!! Michael may now be one of my FAVORITE book boyfriends!!! He is a reformed bad boy with yummy tattoos who can sing his heart out! What could be better than that? He also has the sweetest heart and has so much love and adoration for Lorraina; it is so incredibly sweet ( I wish my husband would read this book and maybe get some ideas...darn real-life men!)

Lorraina and Michael have been best friends since they were children. Michael always knew that he was in love with Lorraina and as much as she denied it, she secretly loved Michael. He knew he would never give up and would one day make Lorraina his wife.

Michael can not handle it when Lorraina starts dating and he enters into a dangerous world.

Eventually Michael decides he needs to better himself and become someone who is worthy of Lorraina.

Ten years later, Lorraina gets the opportunity to "bump" into Michael again and she realizes that she needs to finally tell him that she has always loved him and must do whatever it takes for them to finally be together.

This was a very emotional book with a rollercoaster of a story; it had many twists that I did NOT see coming!  I adored how we were able to learn their pasts from Lorraina's journal. I've never seen it written the way this author did and I have to say that it was absolutely genius! This book is definitely a MUST READ! It will make you angry, cry, smile and I would almost guarantee it will have you swooning for Michael!

"Lorraina, you had to know that I was bluffing when I acted like I was over you. I have your initials tattooed on my arm. I have your face tattooed in my brain. I have your soul tattooed in my heart."

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