Reviewed by Claire Rose on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever

Good Lord! What a second book. The story continues with Robert, Brooke and family. And please read book one first as this is a follow-up from events that happened. Well, I have to say I really loved this one. I laughed shouted, had tears in my eyes, and I fell more in love with all the characters, not just the main ones.

At the end of novel one, Brooke decided to stay in America and Robert finally opened his heart to Brooke. In this book, Brooke sees Robert for who he truly is and he has reached an important decision; make up for his troubled past. Meanwhile, Robert has business problems in New York with a man from the Mafia.

Now we are given the opportunity to learn more about Travis, Roberts’s brother but not a blood sibling. They have been through thick and thin together since childhood and Travis says he owes his life to Robert. With Christmas round the corner, Brooke vows to make it the best Christmas any of them have ever had. When New Year’s Eve arrives, Robert has a surprise for her that left me with tears in my eyes.

A few days later Robert, Brooke, Travis and family take a trip to New York to sort out Roberts business problems. Brooke and Kerry, a young lass who has a strong bond with Brooke, find themselves in a situation that goes totally wrong, leaving me shouting—noooooo! My heart was pounding, and I felt like I was hanging on the edge of my seat. I actually swore at this point and needed to finish the book to see what happens next.

Again I applaud the author for another superb book. To say the plot was rollercoaster ride would be an understatement. It was so much more than that. The outcome of this emotional read was thoroughly exhausting for me, and by the time I’d finished this book, my face was blotchy and my eyes swollen from crying. The secondary characters of this novel are fantastic, making me wish I had family and friends like these. If only I could have upped my five stars rating for this excellent book and the authors’ writing style! Because you believe me, I would have! Keep up with the good work Ms. Podger; I am most definitely looking forward to reading more of your books.





Reviewed by Claire Rose on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

I asked a very good friend of mine about these books as I was unsure. She told me little about the novel without spoiling it for me and of course, when she asked me if I’d like to review it for KFF, I just jumped at the chance! I was so into the book, I read it in one day. Hungry for more, I dived straight into book two without putting it down for one minute. The author of this series has gained herself a big fan in less than forty-eight hours, so I will most certainly be one clicking all her books in the future.

Well, first we meet Brooke. Long black hair, thirty years old and living in England. After ending a ten year relationship, she decides to go to America to visit her best friend, Sam, who is gay and I might add, I loved to bits. While staying with him, Brooke slowly comes to terms with her life back home as she has not had the best childhood. Parents who raised her, simply ignored her, favouring her sibling more, and a romance that was going nowhere.

Dropping by Sam’s workplace, she gets this strange feeling that someone is watching her. When she turns around, huge black eyes are staring at her. Instant connection is there which goes straight to her soul. Robert’s fathomless eyes, his gorgeous black hair, and Italian looks astound her. Obviously she has no idea who he is or where he comes. He wants Brooke instantly and can feel the strong connection, too. The more we get to know Robert, the more we find he has this dark and dangerous side to him. A troubled past that he refuses to let anyone know about, or even get the slightest bit close to. There are only two people he trusts and loves and the three of them together are a close-knit family.

Throughout the novel we see Robert and Brooke fall for each other but it’s going to be a very big struggle. What they both go through had me holding my breath in some parts and making me a nervous wreck. I have no intention of spoiling this brilliant read for you, so won’t tell you any more. I highly recommend you read this book; it most definitely won’t disappoint. Furthermore, you won’t want to put the book down until the end. I rate this book five stars as the author more than deserves it. The writing is superb, the storyline has its twists and turns leaving me saying WOW when I finished the book.





Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

left behind 6This is the first book these authors have written in the Young Adult category and I must say that I was enthralled from the beginning to the end. Despite the fact that I don’t usually read books aimed at this market, I found this read unputdownable, and highly recommendable for all age groups.

The first thing that caught my attention was the style of writing. If any of you are familiar with these authors, you’ll be taken by surprise. Many sentences are short, even jerky; however, it works to perfection. I really liked how each chapter was told from each of the protagonists’ point of view, too. So how did I feel about these two adorable characters? Well, I fell for them at the drop of a hat! I sobbed my heart out with them, for them. So get a man-size handkerchief ready folks, because you’re going to need it.

Two stories are blended together at a very fast pace. Firstly, we are introduced to Nikki who lives in a trailer (caravan). She knows she can’t stay there, she has no-one. Even though she’s only seventeen, she’s extremely mature her age. Life has been a rough ride, a cruel one. She’s had no choice but to grow up quickly as circumstances were beyond her control. Utterly sad for the loss of someone dear doesn’t make her bitter though. Never fear! She is very fortunate in having an especially close relationship with Ashley, her best friend. I loved Ashley’s personality. A little quirky, quick off the mark and very loving towards Nikki. Nikki makes a discovery which will change her life forever. Not only does she discover that she has an aunt in California, but also someone else who could fill the void. With the help of a grumpy social worker, they find her aunt and she leaves her old life behind.

Zack, Zack, Zack! Where do I start with this adorable lad! He is an example to all. Patient, caring and totally loveable. And totally in love, too! Mind you, he’s been finding Emily a bit exasperating of late. They are the cutest couple in school, and she certainly knows how to live up to it. Over the years, the young girl that had moved in front of his parents’ house has changed. And not for the better! Something Zack could never have imagined happens, and his world comes tumbling down. Wallowing in his grief and guilt, he shuts himself off from the world.

After much cajoling from his parents and his best mate, Keller, Zack starts to pick himself up. There’s a new girl in class. Between glimpses and unspoken words, they cautiously develop a friendship. Both of them have their secrets, yet neither tell. Guess who she is? Sorry, I’m not letting on! It is a matter of fact that she is nothing like any girl he has ever meet before. Intelligent, ignorant to her beauty, and a little wary of her new surroundings, she begins to find some equilibrium in her life. Not all is as it seems and this is why you have to read this amazing standalone book.

The authors’ sensitivities and abilities to handle delicate issues come through strong in all their well-developed characters. I couldn’t find fault in this heart-breaking love story. Yes! My heart was broken; somehow, these two gifted writers managed to piece it together. Ms. Keeland, Ms. Scott…you have my admiration. BRAVO!

Two of my favourite quotes.

“When you’re not around, I’m lonely in a room full of people.”

“It says love needs no words. You had me before you even spoke.”

And how beautiful the quote is on the pic below!