Saturday, 29 April 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Finding Peace by Steffy Rogers

Title: Finding Peace
Series: Military Love Series Book 3
Author: Steffy Rogers
Genre: Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2017

Caige O’Donnell vows never to fall in love again after tragically losing Ciara Hudson, the love of his life . One night – that’s all they’ll ever get from him anymore. With his heart empty, he focuses all his energy on being the best firefighter he can be. Work is all he knows and cares about. No woman will ever compare to Ciara, so there’s no sense in trying. Until he meets Amanda. Suddenly he starts to question everything he has promised himself since Ciara’s death.

Amanda Stone was never one of the popular girls. Guys never noticed her and she was okay with that. She was too busy focusing on her career and making a name for herself. When she meets Caige, she knows she needs to stay far away from him – a manwhore is the last man she needs to get involved with. No matter how hard she tries to keep her feelings at bay for him, she can’t help but be drawn to him. She knows he has demons and wishes nothing more than to break through them and show him that he’s worth it.

Can Amanda’s love heal Caige’s wounds from his past? Will they overcome the obstacles thrown at them when the past rears its ugly head or is their love not strong enough?

***** WARNING *****

This book contains scenes of sexual nature and coarse language is used. It also contains situations of violence. This book is intended for 18+

Caroline's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the third book in a series and can be read as a standalone, which is what I have done as I’m new to this author.

The novel deals with tough subject matters and really gets to the heart of the pain, confusion and despair.

“I never intended to fall for someone again and then you came along. You cast a spell on me the night I met you.”

Ten years earlier, Caige O’Donnell suffered a most horrific and traumatic loss. As a consequence, he has his heart locked up, preferring a transient sex life. He is plagued by guilt and hurt, no matter how much his best friends want him to move on with his life. What they don’t know is that he’s been harbouring feelings for one of their own circle for a good two years, but feels so unworthy of being loved that he fights his attraction. However, a shocking blast from the past shakes up his emotions, making him question his life and his future.

“Before Caige, I just existed, now I’m living. I never realized how lonely I was before him.”

On the night that Amanda Stone met Caige, he was a complete ass to her. But over time, she could see that he just puts up a front and that underneath his womanising ways is a good man with a good heart, who would do anything for the people he loves. Having been burnt by a previous relationship, Amanda has self-image issues, and when Caige starts to show a more blatant romantic interest in her, she can’t quite believe it and struggles with her feelings of self-worth. 

“Thinking I’m not worthy of her is one thing. Knowing I’m not worthy is a different story completely.”

As the two grow closer, Amanda knows that Caige has something from his past to share with her, but that he’s struggling to do so. She’s patient and understanding and willing to wait him out. Caige battles constantly with his fear of losing her with the truth, as his feelings of guilt and blame gnaws away at him. 

“Life has a way of throwing curveballs when you least expect it, but with the right person by your side, you can pretty much face anything.”

This was quite a hard-hitting story. The horror of what Caige has been through is offset by the sweetness and depth of Caige and Amanda’s love story. Caige appears almost single-minded in his persistence to blame himself for the tragedy in his life, in spite of evidence to the contrary. However, he is a real man of worth when it comes to his close family and friends. Amanda is a capable young woman, well-loved by her family, but carries around a core of vulnerability. She is a good and genuine person and, once Caige shows that he wants to take things further with her, she’s willing to wait for him to overcome his issues. Added to all that, she shows strength in the face of adversity when life throws the unexpected in their path.

A great, life-affirming story. 

"Emotional. Gripping. Heartwarming. The Military Love Series is a five star read that will leave you falling head over heals with the story, the characters and a bond of friendship that can never be broken." - t.h. Snyder, Author of the Cursed Love Series
"Finding Peace is a beautiful, haunting story of two broken souls, overcoming their pasts and finding each other. Steffy Rogers intertwined the stories perfectly, and you can't help but fall in love with the characters." - Melissa Huie, Author of The Broken Road Series.


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