Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review: Mollywood (Carved Hearts #2) by L.G. Pace III & Michelle Pace

"A good chef can throw seemingly random ingredients into a pot and create something delicious. On rare occasions, fate does the same thing with hearts. With the right combination of elements at just the right time, a couple can fall head over heels in love. That being said, blending two lives can get messier than any kitchen and also a hell of a lot harder to clean up."

Molly's food truck took Austin by storm, and she's got more prospects than she knows what to do with. Her crazy ex is out of the picture, and she's moved in with her gorgeous boyfriend, Joe. She and Joe rarely see one another, and when they do, their time is squandered arguing. Molly's anxious to break this cycle because the tension between them is literally making her sick.

After years alone and shattered, Molly has reawakened a part of Joe that he was sure couldn't be revived. He's terrified of losing her, but their combined baggage makes every step forward seem littered with landmines. Molly's more than worth the fight, but she shouldn't be the one he's constantly battling. A master carpenter by trade, Joe has restored countless treasures which seemed beyond repair. He's determined that he and Molly won't be the exception.

Fate kicks in the door and rocks them to their very foundation. Boundaries are tested, tears shed, and Molly and Joe will question everything they think they know about themselves and each other.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Is there really such a thing as HEA?  In this second book in the Carved Hearts series you find yourself asking that questions.  Molly and Joe continue to try and leave their past behind but the past is not that easy to let go.  You will laugh and cry right alone with them as they face unexpected trials and blessings. This is another part of their story that will grip you and hold you until the end!

Molly has concerns about how her relationship with Joe is progressing.  She has demons from her past that leaves her with feeling of insecurity and poor self-worth. Even though Molly is a successful business woman and entrepreneur she does not see the Molly others do.   It is difficult for her to understand how Joe in all his gorgeous male self could want her forever, especially since his first love was the perfect beauty. Then the unexpected happens, she is pregnant!  How will Joe deal with another chance at being a parent and partner?  Then to top everything they are dealing with, he tells her they will get married, like she is a burden for him to assume! That really caused Molly’s demons from her ex-husband to resurface.

Joe’s whole world revolves around Molly.  He realizes that she is his true love and that what he had felt before was the idea of being in love with someone, not really being in love.  The past continues to haunt him with flair ups especially when they find out that Molly is expecting!  Can he be the man she needs him to be?  Will she be able to see how he feels about her?  Or will he drive her away with his need to be with her all the time and in overprotective mode?  How can he show her how he feels about her and the new life they have created together?

When Joe and Molly finally face the concerns they are both feeling things start to change.  Even with things looking up, both of them feel an overwhelming sense of foreboding.  Can Joe protect his family?  Will they find their HEA?  Or will the past repeat its self? 

Hero:  4.5 stars
Heroine:  4.5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam Level:  4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  Yes.

Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  Read this amazing story of the journey two damaged souls take to find each other.  It is a journey of love, laughter and yes living!

Would I recommend this author:  Yes. I am fascinated with this remarkable series!  I could not put either book down until they were finished and now find myself waiting for the conclusion in Heartwood, book 3. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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