Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Loves Journey Home by Julie Coulter Bellon (review + giveaway)

Love's Journey Home by Julie Coulter Bellon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook for review.
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:  Olivia Dalton has a reputation in the DA’s office—tough, thorough, and fierce when she’s closing a case. Those skills are essential in the courtroom, but not in the relationship department—until Mick Donovan crosses her path. Everyone thinks he’s a player, but when an unexpected situation arises, she glimpses an honorable man instead. Olivia is drawn to him, but he pushes her away, unable to shake the past that still haunts him.

Mick Donovan learned at a young age never to let anyone close because those you love never stay. Keeping people at arms-length has never been hard for him—until he meets Olivia Dalton. Mick is caught up in a case she’s prosecuting, and he can’t deny his attraction to her, but when she uncovers the past he’s kept carefully hidden, he’s sure she’ll turn away. Yet, even with all his secrets in the open, Olivia reaches out. Can he let his guard down long enough to let her in and take a chance on love?

My thoughts: This book was not what I was expecting. It is the first Julie Coulter Bellon book that I have read without suspense. I kept waiting for the guns to come out and the bad guys to make themselves known, but it didn't happen. Instead what I got was a good romance.

Basically, this book is about two people who both have emotional issues letting themselves trust and find love. It all begins with their love of a little boy being placed in foster care. Even that relationship wasn't what I expected, but the outcome was right and perfect for the story.

This is a clean romance with kissing. There are references to physical and drug abuse. No details are given.

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About the Author:  Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen novels---all with some romance in them, some with suspense, too. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense. 

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write,teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. 

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website juliebellon.com

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