Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're heading back to Ivy lane to catch up with some old friends, meet a few new friends, and discover the power of true friendship, with the latest title from author Freya Kennedy, on tour now with Rachel's Random Resources! So, if you're ready, join me as we dive between the epages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
In Pursuit of Happiness
About the book...
'A lovely escape that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Just what’s needed at the moment' No1 bestselling author Jane Fallon
The world is waiting...but just outside of your comfort zone.
Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life.
Nothing ever changes in Jo’s life, and she likes it that way.
Or at least, she tells herself she does.
Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase her dream and maybe, just maybe, open her battered and bruised heart up to love.
But to chase her dreams she needs to take chances that are way out of her comfort zone and learn to not put other people’s happiness above her own.
Most of all she has to learn to trust her heart, which may just be the biggest challenge of all.
I quite honestly finished this over two days of reading...and I could have finished it in one!
It's a simple statement of fact. I simply couldn't wait to finish this one and it wasn't because it was dragging on or anything, but rather I was enjoying it so much! So, yes, there was reading into the wee hours...and I regret nothing! Story wise, it took one turn I guessed, a few others I didn't, avoided several I had my fingers crossed it wasn't pursuing, and in the end, we have a pairing that was surprisingly meant to be! I loved visiting Ivy Lane again. Meeting up with the gang I was introduced to in The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn was absolutely a welcome gift. Taking walks with Paddy, checking out Libby's bookshop, visiting the Beer Garden...and getting to know Jo a little better! She may come off as a little tough, straight forward, and no nonsense, but there is a heart of gold that beats within. The love she has and shows for family and friends is breathtaking. The self doubt she experiences in sharing her hidden talent was heartache inducing, but so SO real. The tangles she gets into were shout worthy (for SEVERAL reasons), but the ending was worth every step of the journey.
A high recommendation for Contemporary Romance fans, as well as those of Women's Fiction. You won't be sorry if you pick this one up...in fact, you'll end up feeling, by book's end, a part of the family.
About the author...
Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.
She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.
She believes in happy ever afters.
Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.
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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!