Blog Tour Review for Waiting for My Reason By Devon Ashley
Release Date: January 21, 2014
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Things always happen for a reason. I just wish I knew the why behind mine.
Five years ago, graduation wasn’t what it was supposed to be. Publicly humiliated, Melanie was more than happy to kiss off her high school sweetheart. But in doing so, she lost more than just her boyfriend, she lost the only other guy she truly cared for – his best friend, Shane.
Shane loathed the idea of returning to his small hometown. He just wanted to get in, help his best friend manage a legal matter, and get the hell back out again. But he wasn’t expecting to run into the one girl who got away, who always held a piece of his heart despite the animosity that lingered. Melanie could’ve been the one, but after everything that happened, trust was a serious issue.
Melanie just wanted to do right by her son. Shane just wanted to do right by his best friend. And just when they think they can find the strength to forgive the sins of the past, more secrets and lies bubble to the surface, threatening to push them even farther apart.
3.5 Waiting Stars
She loves him. He loves her. But sometimes love just isn't that easy...
Everything happens for a reason. I just wish I knew the why behind mine.
I liked this story, it was a quick romance read with a little bit of angst added to it. I did not fair to well on the whole miscommunication with the main characters. I would have liked to have seen them communicate more and I think if they had the story would of flowed better for me.
I loved Melanie, her being a single parent and always putting her son first made me like her even more. It is not easy to be a single parent and she does what she needs to do to make sure that her son has what he needs.
"Even after all these years apart, my damn heart was incredibly sensitive when it came to Mel. I still wanted her, needed her."
Shane, although I liked him. I wish when they had first run into each other that the communication had been there. I think if it had things would have been better for them both in the beginning. I also think if they had communicated better Shane would have treated her so much better in the beginning. I mean after all he always did like her, but took the sidelines because his Best friend Brad had asked her out first.
“Tell me what you want.” He leaned into me for a moment, his lips against my ear. “Say it’s me.”
That sent a shiver through my body, made my lower jaw actually twitch. I swallowed hard.
“Of course I want you.”
They definitely had chemistry there is no doubt about that.
If you looking for a quick fun, romance with some lies, and angst scenes mixed in then you will enjoy this story.
About the Author
I’m a mom, wife, a lover and a fighter, coffee addict, wicked knitster, Microbiologist, baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to death for that last bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, my addiction is that important to me. Oh, and I say seriously way too much. Seriously.