Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lisa J Hobman - Bridge Over the Atlantic

*This book contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

Mallory Westerman is a full-figured, successful, young business woman living in Yorkshire, England. Though very career minded, she is extremely self-conscious about her ample curves and so her love life tends to pay the price.Concentrating solely on her business, she has almost given up on finding someone to love. That is until she literally trips into the arms of a stranger who becomes her Knight in shining armour.The immediate sexual and romantic spark that blossoms into love and the events that follow, irrevocably change Mallory's life-path and self-image forever, but only go to prove that the road to true love is never smooth and that things don't always turn out how you expect...

I loved this book from page one. The story of Mallory and Sam. Or so we hope. We see them over their relationship from their first meet (or should I say collide?!) to seeing them getting to know one another and seeing how head over heels they are for one another. Their physical attraction is so amazing and you can't help crave a little bit of the hot Canadian Sam. 

When the young couple decide to relocate to Scotland (after falling in love with a house and plan their future lives together) no one is prepared for the devastating loss of her fiancĂ© in a freak accident. It's simply heartbreaking. Mallory falls to pieces having lost not only her true love but her best friend. In a brand new place, knowing few people but a grumpy Scotsman in the nearby pub she feels understandably alone. 

The cheeky (and rather amusing foul mouthed Greg) is a character we all warm to after a rather brisk and rude introduction to Mallory but needless to say I far from expected that grumpy Scotsman to be who the poor heartbroken "Yorkshire lass" needed most. 

We see their friendship grow slowly and I felt myself willing them to get together already. Falling in love with them both and knowing that "it's bound to happen....isn't it?". It kept the pages turning and made for a very good read. 

I don't want to spoil a very good book but for me it's the journey of Greg and Mallory, how they meet one another (although through terrible circumstances!) and how they both help one another through the difficulties they have faced. How through the most difficult of challenges - they both find a way of accepting their pain and move forward. 

It's a beautiful book and beautifully written. I simply adore it and know that I could read it again and again. I can't recommend this wonderful book enough.

You can keep in touch with Lisa and news about her books on her websiteFacebook, or Twitter.

Get your copy of Bridge Over the Atlantic here (UK) or here (US).

I wasn't asked to write this review - I bought the book myself. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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