Monday, June 24, 2024

The Lovely Return by Carian Cole ~ New Cover Release Blitz with Review


Title: The Lovely Return
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Age Gap/Second Chance/Small Town
Release Date: November 30, 2023
New Cover Release Date: June 24, 2024


What if death doesn’t do you part?

They say be careful what you wish for. But on December 5th, Alex Fox makes a wish in the midst of a devastating tragedy. Little did he know, that wish would come true.

Six years after that fateful day, a little girl wanders into Alex’s studio. With her quirky personality, endless questions, and adorable smile, Penny Rose becomes an enchanting, yet bittersweet, distraction.

Penny Rose was an odd girl—at least, that’s what her parents said. Penny herself didn’t feel particularly odd; she simply felt misplaced. As if somehow, in some way, she was living in the wrong place. In the wrong life.

As the years pass, Alex and Penny develop a friendship. But it becomes harder and harder for them to ignore their undeniable chemistry, no matter how forbidden it is.

Alex believed he’d never find love again, let alone fall for a girl half his age. But Penny is everything he could ever want or need. Not only is she caring, witty, and beautiful, but she accepts the past that haunts him.

Penny couldn’t be happier. She’s been head over heels for sexy, brooding artist Alex Fox since she was six years old. But when her childhood dreams start resurfacing again—dreams of a life with Alex way before they ever met—she starts to think they’re not dreams at all.

They’re memories.

Penny’s revelation to Alex threatens to tear them apart, making them question the impossible and unbelievable.

Can love truly transcend time and death, giving them a second chance at their happily ever after? Or is Penny battling a broken mind that has led her down a path of heartbreaking delusion?



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What if death doesn’t do you part? In your wedding vows, you vow to love one another until death do us part, but what if that wasn't the case? What if...what if you can come back to the one you love as someone else? This story takes that question to heart, leaving you with a sense of wonder and maybe even hopefulness.

Alex meets Penny when she is six, and they share this unique connection. As Penny grows older, their bond only intensifies. This is a SLOW BURN, and he waited 22 years for her.  A lot happens during this time, and I advise checking the author's website for content warnings

From the beginning, this story will pull your heartstrings, so I suggest having tissues nearby. It was beautifully written. At times, you will be shedding gut-wrenching tears and sometimes gentle sobs, but through it all, you will be holding out hope that Penny and Alex can get the HEA they both need and deserve.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy Slow-Burn Contemporary Romances, Age Gap Romances, Grumpy/Sunshine Romances, Small-Town Romances, or second-chance-at-love Romances.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**


Carian Cole has a passion for bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles, and, of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts. 

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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