Saturday, 17 August 2013

Color of Forgiveness (Color #2) by Madeleine Beckett

Sponsored Post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Madeleine Beckett.
Color of Forgiveness (Color, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Myra Sommers is just starting to get her life back on track when everything falls apart. Having had her heart shattered in the past, she hesitates to take a chance on her grumpy, attractive contractor but finds herself falling for him nevertheless. Though she knows the rough yet tender man is keeping his painful past hidden from her, she is stunned when the trust she was beginning to put in him is broken.

Dylan Lawson is fighting back from the darkness and barely existing when he meets Myra. But his inability to open up to her about his past catches up with him, and suddenly their new, fragile relationship is put to the ultimate test. With an inner battle of loss, grief and pain, will Dylan find his second chance and forgiveness in Myra or will he forever be trapped in his past?

A devastating secret is about to be revealed that could either end or strengthen their relationship. Myra could be the key to Dylan’s own healing and forgiveness but can his heart take another chance? With so many obstacles in their way, can they forgive themselves and each other and build a future together? Find out in this final installment of the Color series.

Color of Forgiveness by Madeleine Beckett

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Color of Forgiveness (Color, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Madeleine Beckett.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Color’ series, and kicks off where book 1 ‘Color of Loneliness’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Color of Loneliness’.**
After discovering Dylan’s ex-wife Sabrina at Dylan’s house, dressed only in a shirt, Myra is angry and upset. After demanding an explanation, and not really getting one, Myra goes home, only to get a call telling her that her best friend’s father has unexpectedly died.
Rushing off to Philadelphia to be with her friend, Myra leaves Dylan with no explanation for her disappearance, and no address either.
Can Myra forgive Dylan? Does he have a believable reason for what Myra witnessed? Are things really over between Dylan and his ex-wife? And can Myra and Dylan really make a go of things?

This was a good second part to this contemporary romance duology.

Myra was understandably upset and cross with Dylan in this book, which isn’t hard to imagine having found him practically naked with his ex! Myra once again ran away though. Even if her best friend hadn’t needed her, I think she would have probably left anyway, because unfortunately that seems to be her way of coping with things.
We definitely got more of Dylan in this book, and his dirty talk and potty mouth certainly haven’t improved! We also got more from Myra’s best friend Susie and her random names for things like ‘custard-catcher’, and ‘the scoots’.

This book certainly held some surprises, not only do we get a major, life-changing confession out of Dylan – a secret that he has been hiding from Myra, but we also get major, life-changing things happening to Myra too, and a gun-fight!! This book is a bit of a tear-jerker too, if you like an emotional read, you’ll probably like this!
There was some sex again in this book, quite a lot more than in the first book, and it was quite graphic in places, although there wasn’t any weird stuff involved. There was also some dirty talk and bad language; if I searched this book and did a count of the number of times the f word was used it would be a pretty large number.
This was the second half of this story though, and so we actually got a proper ending this time, and a totally satisfying and happy one!
Overall; These two books are great contemporary romance reads, with some great lead characters, and a happy ending!
7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Happy you enjoyed it but that cover is the most boring cover ever. lol