Author: Lesley Jones
Series: Spiralling Skywards #1 (Contradictions Series 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 20th September, 2016
It only takes one defining moment.
Sarah knows from the second she meets Liam that their connection is more than just instant attraction. It’s deep, it’s consuming, and has the potential to be the real thing. But true love comes at a price.
Fuelled by Liam’s past, Sarah’s issues, and a messy web of family ties, business partnerships, and exes, the combined forces threaten to snuff out their new found relationship. Will that spark be smothered by outside forces? Or will they be carried like smoke from the ashes and sent spiralling skywards?
Written in Lesley Jones’ usual heartfelt, witty, and emotional voice, this dual point of view story is just the beginning of her Spiralling series. Look for book two, late 2016.
Kindle Friends Forever: 5 Spiralling Stars ~ Reviewed by Donna
I love Lesley’s writing and couldn’t have been happier when the beautiful cover stared back at me on my Kindle. I’ve read all this author’s books as she’s an expert at pulling on my heartstrings, touching my inner feelings and getting me invested in all her characters in an instant. If that’s not enough, putting her books down is an impossibility and this is exactly the case with Spiralling Skywards. Told from both protagonists’ points of view which I also love, I started reading Lesley’s new offering with great expectations and wasn’t let down in the slightest.
Figuratively speaking, the attraction between Sarah Carter and Liam Delaney is so passionate that it nearly burnt a hole in the pages! But their new relationship’s going to be tested by outside influences. There are a lot of negative goings on and far too many complications for their new relationship to grow at a pace they would have liked. Liam is Sarah’s brother’s business partner, Luke. He is older than his sister, highly protective of her, and this is one of the reasons for them keeping their affair quiet. I truly understood why they’d decided to not to let on and you’ll only find out by reading the book.
So the two get to know each other in secret. What I thought at first is how Sarah came across strong in one way but beneath the surface, she was like a broken little girl and extremely naïve. Liam is a hot, sexy man and is a lot more experienced, and a bit of a baggage made me wonder how it was going to unravel.
There are some extremely sizzling moments between the two that will make the reader’s toes curl. Lesley certainly knows how to write a steamy scene. I didn’t warm to Sarah straight off but as the story unfolded, I understood her more and began to warm to her. Liam. Well. . . I was instantly attracted to him myself! The side characters Sasha, Luke and Will, even Sarah and Luke’s grandparents are fabulous folk and I’m hoping there will be more of them in the next instalment.
Sarah and Luke Carter hadn’t had an easy childhood. Discovering what they’d been through gave me an indication as to why were like they were and I couldn’t have sympathised with them more. I loved the banter which had me smiling and the closeness between them, too.
I have to mention the music. One track that Sarah and Liam called their own has become very special to me. There’s a Spotify playlist to complement the book that is absolutely marvellous. Despite thinking throughout how different this read is to what Lesley normally writes, it’s still a rollercoaster of happenings and emotion that we get in all her books.
Five spiralling stars are awarded although I was bordering on four. After letting the story sink in and listening to the playlist, it left me thinking and desperate for the second part in the series. When a story makes me feel like that, it’s worthy of this rating. I realise now that it’s going to get people thinking and desperate to get their hands on the follow-up. Cleverly written and full of twists and turns, I don’t doubt a couple of surprises are on the cards for us.
SPOTIFY LINK HERE
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About the Author
Lesley Jones was born and raised in Essex, England but moved to Australia ten years ago. She now lives by the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne.
When she’s not writing, she loves to read, listen to music, watch football, sing badly and drink good wine.