November 19, 2013

My Review of Stubborn Love by Wendy Owens

Stubborn Love

Stubborn Love by Wendy Owens

Life for Emmie Hayes hasn't been easy. After her reality is rocked by tragedy, she heads to New York City in hopes of finding herself again. With a new school and a new outlook on life, Emmie is determined to not let anything distract her. Everything begins to fall into place around her until her roommate, Paige, shows up with the very distraction she tried so desperately to avoid, and he has no intention of being ignored.
His name is Colin Bennett and he isn't part of her new plan. But with his smoldering eyes and perfect body, it would be difficult for any girl to ignore him. Only thing is, Emmie isn't any girl. After her tragic past, there might not be any way into her stubborn heart.
**Stubborn Love is a New Adult Contemporary Novel
and contains mature content not appropriate for readers under 17. **

Being in a dysfunctional and abusive marriage, Emmie had enough when she brushes off Ashton's desperate plea about killing himself and walks out on him. He does shoot himself and that leaves her thinking she is the one responsible and how could she be so cold that she could drive her husband to suicide. It seems stupid to blame herself for his actions but some people are stupid like that. Anyhow I think she made the right decision regardless. Abuse and alcohol addiction is nothing to be taken lightly so I'm glad she got out and I just wish she could've walked away knowing it wasn't her fault he killed himself but this is the only negative I saw to the story, other than that, it was a refreshing change.

I also loved how 'keepin it real' the characters were. Emmie goes to college in New York to further her dream of being an artist and meets up with Paige who Emmie really admires for her wit. Paige hooks Emmie up with her in a 2 bdr apartment and there she meets a gorgeous guy who happens to be her landlord. Colin Bennett owns real estate and his personal life is not without his own share of hard knocks. His brother Christian also happens to be Paige's amour.

Their romance is real hot and their love is true. I can't wait for the next one called 'Only In Dreams' where we get to read about Paige.

***I was provided with a kindle copy in exchange for an honest review

About the Author 

Wendy Owens is a 34 year old author, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. For several years she created and sold her own artwork. In 2011 she gave her true love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time, as though it had been fighting to get out. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, will be concluded with the fifth and final book in 2013. When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups, lovingly nicknamed stinks and chubbs. She also loves to cook and is a film fanatic.
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