About the Book
Book: Love, Again
Author: Tamara G. Cooper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2020
Jake Barrett is devastated when he loses his wife and toddler son in a terrible, fiery accident. What made it even more painful is that an unidentified man was found in the car with them. The police suggest that his wife was having an affair. Since that horrible day two years ago, Jake has questioned everything about himself and his marriage and found no answers. He returns home to his family’s Texas ranch to try to find healing there and maybe learn to trust again.
Twice, Honor McKee was engaged to be married, and twice, she was stood up just days before the wedding. Adding to her embarrassment is the fact that she is a marriage counselor, someone who gives advice to others about love and relationships. Ashamed and deeply hurt, she loses faith in herself and her ability to choose a man willing to commit.
Although they are both wounded and disappointed in love, Jake and Honor meet and manage to stumble their way toward friendship and, quite possibly, more. But their lives are turned upside down when trust in each other is needed the most, and neither has it to give.
Will they learn that there is more to life than living in past failures, that it really is possible to find love again?
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About the Author
Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three boys, and five dogs. She enjoys writing mysteries with a touch of romance. Love, Again is her first romance.
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When I thought of writing “Love, Again”, I wanted to find out what would happen between two very-hurt people who stumbled into the beginnings of a friendship but didn’t have the trust it took for the relationship to go any further. What would help them see their flaws? What did they need to learn to become more than the past had let them be?
I loved getting to know Jake and Honor. Without giving anything away, I walked with them through their discoveries about themselves and each other. I hope you enjoy their journey!
I’m in awe of the writing of this author. Her ability to capture the realistic feelings of two people struggling with relationships is powerful. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was mesmerized by the depth of emotions that flowed throughout the story.
I did have an instant liking to Honor because she reminds me of myself as I struggled with trying to find the right one. Oh she had her chance twice, but something was holding her back from trusting. Honor is someone you want to be best friends with because she is a very giving person. I’m not to sure her job as a marriage counselor fits her though. It would be hard to take advice from someone who had a record of being left at the altar so to speak twice.
Jake is easy to like with his charm, faith and willingness to be there for others. His loss has defined him in a way that he can’t let go of his anger. He feels guilty for thinking that his wife may have been seeing someone else. My heart broke as I learned of the death of his precious child and wife. It is easy to understand his anger but forgiving will be his hardest test.
The story is one of misunderstandings, pushing people away and learning to let go of the past. Everyone can tell that Honor and Jake are meant to be together, but there are a few things they must work through first. I’m not sure I liked that Honor was dating two men at once and she did frustrate me a little. Honor just tell Jake how you feel and swallow your pride already. I can’t forget about how Jake is so afraid to love again that he may end up losing out on happiness.
The author did surprise me when the storyline took a sharp turn that changed Jake’s life. Isn’t it funny how life can take us in a different direction from where we thought we were suppose to be. I did enjoy meeting the family and friends that are connected to Honor and Jake. My two favorite people in the entire story was Jake’s parents. They are a sweet couple who want the best for everyone and their faith is seen in every decision, word or action they do. The ending is good and tied all the loose ends up nicely.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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