Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Series: MacDonald Family Trilogy #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: Jan. 18, 2015
340 pages
About the Book:

Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and mentor in the field, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?

My Rating & Thoughts:    

This is book number two of the MacDonald family series and features the older brother Ian. He is currently working for his brother Jamie running the company so that Jamie can focus on his chef duties. Ian is a lawyer and looks after all the business stuff the background, we learn early on that Ian was once engaged to a woman named Grace 10 years ago but one day she just left the ring and walked out on him. He has no idea of what happened and it left him heartbroken. Grace is now back in London and wants to kind of reconcile with Ian and apologize for her actions. She is conflict photographer and has been in a lot of the war zones and has lost a lot of people that she's worked with. She is dealing with post-traumatic stress but she doesn't really acknowledge it but know that’s she made a mistake 10 years ago and wants to rectify that however she is struggling with the thought of giving up her lifestyle a correspondent. We follow Grace through this struggle. Ian immediately forgives Grace and tries to be very supportive and kind to her. I quickly liked him. My issues with this story is that there was quite a few descriptive kissing scenes and not a much mention of God or Faith even though it was suppose to be a Christian romance. I felt for the struggles of the characters and again enjoyed the way the story ended for them. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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