What happens when you find the love of your life, then you lose them?
Pearson Amberry lost the only man she’d ever loved. She has secrets she’s kept close for many years. Descending into a downward spiral that she couldn’t pull herself out of, her life was fast becoming just an existence. That was until a new man entered her life. A man with secrets of his own, and when the love of her life comes back unexpectedly, she knows it’s time to come clean.
Conner McKenna took a step back when he hurt Pearson. He left for another country when his work took him there, even though he didn’t want to. After years of trying to be her friend, and wanting to be back in her bed, he decided enough was enough. When one of their friends is attacked, he realises that life is too short and he needs to move heaven and earth to try and win her heart one more time. However, when he realises the truth will he be able to deal with it, and will he still look at Pearson the same way?
What will happen when secrets are revealed, and emotions are running high? Can they move on from their past and can they recognise the love reflected in each other?
The thing I love most about blogging is finding a gem of a book and getting lost in it, you know, the sort of book that has you thinking constantly and turning the pages as fast as you can, the sort of books that keep you up until the early hours? From the first chapter of love reflection I knew I had hit blogging gold.
From the off we meet Pea and her 3 friends that have been together forever their relationship is endearing and the love they share is apparent. It’s hard not to want to be part of the gang and the way Maria writes, drags you straight in so you feel like you’re one of them.
We find out that Pea and Con have been in a relationship but fate was not on their side, they still share a close friendship but it’s purely platonic, cue the perfect setting for a second chance romance. The problem is Pea has secrets she’s hidden from Con that mean their path to true love is anything but easy. Throw into that the mystery shrouding Saul and then the arrival of Dane and the possibilities are endless.
I love the way the book is written, it jumps from past to present but in a way that is not confusing or at all awkward. When Pea interrupted the present with her flashbacks I got annoyed thinking I want to know what’s happening now and then as soon as I started reading the flashback I didn’t want to go back to the present! My brain was conflicted what I really wanted was to know what was happening all at once, infact I wanted to know what was happening so badly that I stayed awake until 2.30am (even though I had to be up for work at 7) just to finish the book! I read the first 5 chapters separately and then devoured the rest in one whole sitting. Maria wrote beautifully and I was gripped from chapter to chapter.
This was a great read, the only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is that the ending for me was a bit much. I’d have liked a little room to move on in the next book with Pea and Con, having said that the way Maria left things with Soph means that book two is a must! I’m excited for future books from Maria because if she’s capable of this with her debut she has bucket loads of promise for the next book and beyond.