Back In My Life by Marie C.R.
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: Paperback - February 27, 2016 / eBook - March 9, 2016
Format: Paperback - 248 pages
Kindle - 1979 KB
ISBN: 978-1502591746ASIN: B01CT9G4EK
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
Back in my Life is a story set in the beautiful cities of New York and Chicago. This story is not the typical and simple "boy meets girl, boy and girl get marry story." This story is a powerful story that shows how real and unselfish love truly looks like. The love between Ruby and Clyde is an amazing and genuine love that survived everything that came in between them—even the most painful experiences that destiny had planned for them.
During a college internship at a prestigious New York magazine, Ruby Sparks (a journalist graduate student from Chicago) meets Clyde Holt, (a fellow intern and a creative photography student from a London based college) whom from day one became Ruby's obsession and the new reason for her existence. After developing strong feelings for her emotionally unavailable friend, Ruby finds herself trapped in a whirlpool of emotions while trying to earn her friend's love. What Ruby doesn't know is that while she is looking for true love, Clyde's presence in her life came with a different purpose.
Back in My Life is a story of love, lies and deception in which reality and fiction are combined to bring the readers an interesting and breathtaking story with the most unexpected ending.
Due to explicit sexual content, this book is recommended for ages 18+.
My Book Review:
In Back In My Life, author Marie C.R. weaves an intriguing and multi-layered story of true love.
Set in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, the reader follows the complex love story of Ruby Sparks and Clyde Holt. Ruby is a senior journalist grad student from Chicago, who accepts a six month intern position in New York at The Eyes of NY magazine. Ruby's acceptance of the intern position has cost her relationship with controlling ex-fiance Bradley. Brokenhearted, Ruby is determined to follow through with her dream to become a famous writer. Ruby meets fellow photographer intern Clyde Holt, who is from London, in the hallway of their apartment building. Clyde is a mysterious English guy with a troubled past that he left back in London, that he can't and won't talk about. Ruby is intrigued by Clyde, and as they work together on assignments, a friendship develops with an undeniable attraction that blossoms into an unexpected romance. But their emotional baggage and the mystery behind Clyde's past has them facing a variety of trials and tribulations that will test the strength of their love.
Author Marie C.R. weaves an enticing romantic tale full of drama, angst, intrigue, and backstory that easily engaged me to follow Ruby and Clyde's story. I could relate to Ruby's heartbreak and decision to follow her dreams, but I thought that the author was a little bit repetitive in how often this was mentioned throughout the book. On the other hand, the mystery surrounding Clyde kept me engaged and wanting to find out who he really was, and how it would affect his relationship with Ruby. Ruby and Clyde's journey to true love in Back In My Life, is an enjoyable story that has enough emotion, drama, and intriguing twists and turns, that will easily keep the reader guessing until the surprising and unexpected ending.
Just as a side note: This book is classified as erotic romance, but from its beautiful cover and through the unfolding of the story, it read more like a story from the contemporary romance genre with just a touch of steamy sex scenes.
RATING: 3 STARS
About The Author
I have been writing for pleasure for the past couple of years, but this is the first time I do a book tour so I am very excited for it. Writing is my passion, and I enjoy using real-life stories as the basis for my novels, but giving them a little twist to make them more melodramatic and breath-taking. I am also the author of Pamela's Confessions and Confesiones del Alma. I currently live in Florida with my husband and three children.
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