6.10.2013

[Review + Giveaway] Then, Again by @karenstivali

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I can't even begin to tell you what you are in for!  Then, Again by Karen Stivali is simply perfect.  It has the perfect blend of romance, lighthearted banter, sexy scenes and laughter thrown in.  What a mix.  It's a timeless love story that every romantic at heart should read.   The good news is that you can read my full review below.  The GREAT news is that today is another of those Double Giveaway days!  So be sure to check them out below and follow the tour for more chances at winning!   Good luck ! 





 Then, Again
 Karen Stivali 

Publication: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (May 2013)
Length: 206 pages
ASIN: B00B99RJR8
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Book Description: 

Sometimes you have to lose it all to find what you really need.

Photographer Kay Turner is dealt a double whammy when she flies home for her grandmother’s funeral to find her boyfriend with another woman. Now with two losses to mourn, she retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her head.

Everything at the beach is familiar: the sounds of the ocean, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume—and the irresistible smile of James Margolis. The man Kay spent her adolescence pining for is every bit as charming as she remembers.

James always thought of Kay as “a nice kid”, but he feels something very different for the woman she’s become. Especially when he asks if she’d be willing to part with some of her grandmother’s recipes for his new restaurant—and they wind up sharing much more than culinary secrets.

But as their relationship deepens, Kay finds herself caught between the demands of her dream career as a travel photographer, and a chance for happiness with the one man she’s wanted for a lifetime.

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My Thoughts : 


This is my first venture into a Karen Stivali book..  Karen, she's a keeper.  I only wish I had Then, Again in paperback so I could read it over and over!

Then, Again is a timeless love story.  It's has that perfect blend of romance, steamy scenes and a little sadness to keep it real. I was addicted from the very first page and couldn't put it down til I got to the end.  I cried and cried over Kay's grandmother dying and the days leading up to her funeral.  I smiled thru my tears at Grandma's friends Trixie and Rosalie who were not only hilarious - in a way only old ladies can be, but were there to mourn with Kay.  I fell in love with James from the first moment I met him and saw how Kay's heart sped up despite all she was going thru just by seeing him.  "The One".   I recognized that feeling immediately from finding my own "The One" and sympathized with all Kay's thoughts on whether he was just being nice or really liked her.    The chemistry between Kay & James was remarkable to read and I absolutely loved how we alternated between their views and got to have a little inside to Jame's head as well!  I honestly don't have a single bad thing to say about this one, it was a well written, wonderful love story that we all need once in a while.    

5 +++ Stars 


About the Author : 


I write erotic romance (published by Ellora’s Cave) sexy women’s fiction (published by Turquoise Morning Press) and sensual contemporary romances (published by Samhain Publishing). I can also be found on twitter attempting witty banter.


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