Thursday, March 2, 2017

Changing Lanes by Leaona Luxx

Title: Changing Lanes
Series: Highway 17 Series Book One
Author: Leaona Luxx
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2017
Photographer: Cassy Roop with Pink Ink Designs Cover Designed by: TE Black Designs

Change. It’s change and how well you handle it which defines a person.
Three times in my life, I have been faced with such changes. Once when I was fourteen. Again, at eighteen. And now again at twenty-eight.
Twice, she was there.
Ten years ago, I gave up everything, including her. At the time, it was the right thing to do, for both our sakes. Walking away from her isn’t what I wanted, it’s what had to be done.
Now, she’s here. People like me don’t always get second chances, this happens to be mine. That’s if she’ll have me. If she’ll accept why I left and the fact, she’ll always be second.
You see, I have a secret. It could change everything when she learns the truth. She may be the one walking away this time.
We’re about to find out.
“This book was AMAZING! I absolutely fell in love with Brannon and Torrie” ~5 Star Amazon Review (Diane N)
“There are no words to describe how much I loves this book. I am never disappointed when I read a book from this author.” ~5 Star Amazon Review (Heather B)
“This is an intense, well written, storyline, about second chances, overcoming obstacles, hurt, forgiveness, and most of all love.” ~Wendy’s Book Blog

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

This was a second chance romance that has a mountain to overcome.  Torri and Brannon are from different economic backgrounds which does not please Torri's father.  He does everything in his power to split them up and Torri, who is desperate for his love and respect, believes him over Brannon.  Their second meeting is one of volcanic proportions with a lot of bitterness, anger and misunderstanding over the events of the past.  

I did find their constant battling and arguing exhausting as both were too stubborn to listen to the other.  I just wanted to bang their heads together and shout at them to shut up!  This frustration made this book though as you want them to resolve their issues as they were perfect together.  It is not just Torri's father putting their newly refreshed relationship at risk but Brannon's clingy and slightly bitter (understatement of the century) ex.  These characters were certainly colourful and strong but they all held their own and, thankfully, none overwhelmed the story.   

Leaona, also known as Lea, lives with her husband, cat and two dogs near Myrtle Beach. She was born and raised in WV by her parents whom she adores before attending Marshall University. A small business owner and mother of three, she enjoys Carolina Panthers and Marshall University Football, reading, writing, gardening, crafts, NASCAR, TWD, hot rods, and surf fishing.
Leaona was inspired to write while she raised her family, never dreaming one day, she would be published. While loving all genres of books, Lea writes contemporary romance stories that are not your everyday love stories. Gritty and true to life, she draws from her life and loves to create her characters. 
Leaona's debut novel will release June 7, 2016. Cherry Grove is the first in The Cove Series. She’s your everyday girl and lives to connect with her fans via social media. Leaona also doesn't mind dishing about her favorite authors and their books. Beach, life, and love.


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