Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jilted by Rachael Johns

Title:  Jilted
Author:  Rachael Johns
Published:  September 30/14 by Harlequin MIRA
Length:  349pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:   Netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She left him at the altar, but her heart was always his...

After more than ten years away, Australian soap star Ellie Hughes returns to the small country town of Hope Junction, determined to remain anonymous while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn’t long before the people of Hope’s are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie’s visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together again, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. For Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.

When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?

My Review:

This was a unique and original tale. Johns takes you on a wild and emotional ride that encompasses so much more than just a romance. The eloquent yet realistic manner in which she approaches the various aspects of life really draws you in. At the same time, her poignant descriptions allow you to picture the scenery perfectly.

I thoroughly enjoyed the main characters in this story. The depth of character was quite astounding. Their hopes and dreams are just as important as their actions in the past and present. I appreciated their struggles as much as the happiness that they derived from life. Surrounded by friends and family that we get to know almost as well, Johns has created the perfect cast to carry her story forward.

This well written and solidly built story will definitely capture the hearts of readers. I, for one, couldn’t put it down.

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