Friday, October 23, 2015

review || EFFORTLESS { blog tour } by Lynn Montagano


HarperImpulse | July 17, 2014 | Contemporary Romance
Breathless, book 2


Everything in Lia Meyers’ life seems perfect. She’s made the move ‘across the pond’ to start a new life with the man of her dreams and is impressing her new bosses as the executive producer of a popular news magazine program.

Alastair Holden, the enigmatic Englishman who has Lia’s heart, puts her above all else, even at the expense of his billion-dollar worldwide media empire. Lia couldn’t be luckier, right?

But her lavish world of hearts and flowers soon turns upside down. Living under the white hot spotlight of the Holden family empire proves to be more complicated than she anticipated. She doesn’t know who to trust and questions the motives of her closest friends.

To make matters worse, Alastair begins to revert back to his closed off ways. When a life changing event thrusts him into chaos, Lia must decide if a diamond really is forever or if she should learn to cut her losses.  

{ about lynn montagano } .

A fresh, new voice in contemporary romance, Lynn is a former TV news writer who decided to take the plunge and write a novel. She's thrilled that her debut series has been published by Harper Impulse. Catch My Breath, Unravel Me and Effortless were released to rave reviews.

Lynn grew up in a small town in Rhode Island before venturing out into the world. She's lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Boston to Orlando. An avid traveler, Lynn's been as far away as Australia and as close as Canada. Her favorite place to visit is London.

The small town girl is back on the east coast after a brief stint in Northern California. Lynn currently resides in Massachusetts, comfortably close to her beloved football team.

{ review } .

The end of Montagano's BREATHLESS series was everything I wanted and more. The emotion was heavier in this final book, and it takes some angst and questioning for Lia and Alistair to finally get to their ending.

Alistair's true colors show, but they made him more human. His past, his exes, they're the ones that make the conclusion of this story go out with a bang (where Nathan was the driving factor previously).

Lia has her strong moments. She doesn't always fight hard, but she does time and again for Alistair, and those were welcome scenes.

Questions are finally answered in this ending, and Lia's naivety is consistent in this final book. Honestly, Montagano's ability to keep her characterizations and style consistent throughout the series shows that while this may be a debut, she has the ability to write and write well.

Altogether, a solid effort by new author, Lynn Montagano.

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{ previous reviews in trilogy } . 

CATCH MY BREATH 4.5 { review }
UNRAVEL ME 4★ { review }

{ giveaway } .

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