Thursday, 10 November 2016

Review ~ Detoured by Love by Michelle Lynn

Detoured by Love
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: November 10th 2016

Publisher: self-published

Carly Lincoln is just months away from claiming her overdue promotion. The plush corner office, the view, the prestige is finally within her grasp. She’s worked her entire life to make her dream, her reality. But when an unexpected boulder blocks her perfectly paved path, Carly is forced to reevaluate her goals.

Bryant Garrity is just months away from another season. Last year, the star quarterback crumbled to a mere mortal on the games biggest stage. The blood. The sweat. The tears. He’s back and ready to return to his spot among the elite. His sole focus is one last shot at glory. But the detour on the road ahead, might cause him to alter his route. 

Love isn’t on either of their radars, but Carly and Bryant’s paths are about to collide.

My Opinion

Having read Love Surfaced as Love Resurfaced earlier this year, I knew I needed to read this book as soon as I saw it. While Detoured by Love took a different turn to what I was expecting, it managed to surprise me, and ended up being quite a moving read.

I'm not going to say anything about the plot of this book. I think it would be better experienced, since the direction everything went in did surprise me. What I will say is this book holds a lot of emotion. Even without reading the author's letter at the end, I could tell it was an immensely personal story and that part was grounded in reality. The writing had an authentic quality and a believable range of emotions.

As for Carly and Bryant, I will admit they didn't make the best first impression. At the start of this book I wasn't keen on it. I desperately kept wishing something would happen and things would speed up. However, it won me over and the more I delved into their world, the more attached I grew. By the end this book had my full attention and I loved the relationship.

Overall, this turned out to be a great read. It has a slower build than what I usually like, but it more than made up for it. I'd definitely recommend it.


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