Book Review of: A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2) by Heather Van Fleet

A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2)

by

Heather Van Fleet

New Adult, Romance

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Blurb: 

Abigail Orson has a problem. A love problem to be precise; and she has absolutely no idea how to go about fixing it.

For years now, she has been chasing her best friend’s brother—demanding things from him that he’s never wanted to give. For one? A real relationship that surpasses well beyond that dreaded ‘just friends’ zone. You see, David Anderson is her idea of perfection to a T. The one and only guy who has ever had the ability to make her heart beat faster; make her toes curl with the simple blink of his long, girly lashes. But David is also a recovering amputee, and the only thing he really wants from Abigail is to be left alone. Abigail is a fighter though, and losing the one guy who has ruined her for every other is no longer an option.

A guy with one leg who has lost his motivation to live—to love—to actually be a man. David believes he’s a waste of space. If only the beautiful girl of his unattainable dreams would get that through her perfect, blonde, stubborn head! He’s not the right guy for Abigail. He’ll never be worthy of what she deserves. However, staying away is almost impossible, especially when he’s just as in love with her as she is with him. But Abigail has a life ahead of her, one that’s definitely livable without a nineteen–year–old gimp like him holding her down. What makes her want to stick around is beyond questionable to David’s mind.

Choices will be made. Lines will be drawn. And together, they will face challenges that nobody saw coming. David and Abigail may have had almost fourteen years to fall in love, but the thing is, timing and love have never exactly worked in their favor. 

It has been years in the making, and definitely A Long Time Coming for David and Abigail. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up before they actually have the chance to get it right.

Review:

Before we start, you need to listen to this song: All of You by John Legend. This song is PERFECT! Okay, now on to my review. 

A Long Time Coming is a great read! A push-pull relationship, A Long Time Coming ensures you a nice roller coaster of emotions….have a glass of wine and box of tissues handy 😉 

Abigail: Stubborn, honest, strong and completely in love with her best friends twin brother. Oh, she’s also a great gal. 

David: Stubborn, hot, stubborn, strong-willed ( needed a different word), STUBBORN (incase you missed it the first time), sweet and swoon worthy. 

Abigail is the girl next door, David’s twin sister’s best friend and both are head-over-heels in love with the other. One unforgettable night of passion changes their lives…forever. David lost his leg in a hurried attempt to save his twin sister…that night changed him. His life will never be the same. 

Close but still too far away explains these two perfectly. I yelled at the screen, begging them to open up and express how they felt to the other. UGH! Did I say David was a stubborn ass? Well, Abigail isn’t much better (making them a perfect pair) and her secret blows David’s stubbornness out of the water. However, the amazing author raises the element of emotion even higher…David’s mom. OH. My. Goodness. I lost it. Yup, I cried like a dang baby. 

Finally, bruised egos are mended and passion ensues (about damn time, right). Scorching, sensual and perfect bliss follows…enter my glass of wine…okay, it was near a bottle 😉 Just when you think the ride of emotion is over, the author pushes the envelope further and your heart aches. Then you scream, “how much more shit can these two take?” *sigh* 

The end

Just kidding 😉 Lessons are learned and life changes for everyone. David’s and Abigail’s long time coming finishes perfectly.

The End (for real)    

 

Wanna learn more about Heather? Follow the links below:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorheatherpowell

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6870087.Heather_Van_Fleet?from_search=true

Website: http://www.heathervanfleet.com

 

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Winners Wahoooooooo

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. My family is winding down (thank goodness) and we’ve certainly been blessed this season. This was my families first Christmas in our new home and I can’t get enough of all things Christmas…probably because I hate putting it all away and I’m now in ‘procrastination’ mode. 

Anyway, the winners have been picked for my Holiday E-book Giveaway and I want to say thanks so much to everyone who participated. I also want to thank all my super, awesome author friends who generously donated one or more of their books to my pile: Joanne Wadsworth, Laura Thalassa, Amy Jones, Katy O’Dowd, Julie Campbell, Sean Hayden, Jen Wylie, and Heather Van Fleet, thank you. This giveaway wouldn’t have been as great without you all. See below for a full list of WINNERS! Wahooooooo.  Off to bed now. Night 🙂

Lindsay Thibodaux

Ann Archambault Waters

Mark Bolles

Brittany Wendtland

Maari Krogfoss

Keisha Rector Carpenter,

Kim Baggett Light

Angela Nelson

Holly Letson

Csilla Kerekes

Sara Morrison

Congrats to you all 😀 Thanks everyone who entered. I’ll have more fun things to win in the new year. Merry Christmas 

Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Jen Wylie, Sean Hayden AND Julie Campbell

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Life has been such a crazy mess and I’ve had the worst freaking headache which is why I’ve been absent the last few days. So sorry, y’all 😦 Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win some amazing e-books for Christmas. Only one day left to enter (click >here<). Since I’ve lacked at promoting, here’s not one, but 3 authors and their exciting books donated to the pile of goodies.

First up we have Julie Campbell. Julie has become such a great friend and i have no idea what I would do without her kick ass technical skills….I have NONE. Julie, thanks for being fabulous 😀 Back to her books: Not only has she agreed to giveaway Sabaska’s Tale, but also a great bundle of stories you won’t want to miss called Steampunk Trails. Each author has added their flare of imagination and cleverness. The creativity continues to stay with me, I simply adored Steampunk Trails. I’m not a steampunk junkie, but Julie and her cohorts have driven me to places I never knew existed, and isn’t that what books are for? So, I’d jump on this bandwagon of goodies quick! As far as Sabaska’s Tale, I can’t express how much I loved this adventure. Be sure to check out my review on Goodreads to learn more!

Second author spotlight is Sean Hayden. First I’d like to say how honored I am. Sean took a chance on me, an unknown, and helped make my dream a reality. Sean, thanks and I’m super glad we’re friends…you’re still a nerd 😉 (Now back to being professional and stuff)  Sean’s sense of humor is endless and his donated book, My Soul to Keep, hands-down showcases his unique, corky personality in each of his characters. One of my favorite aspects of this book is the MC, Connor, is a 15 year old boy….smart-mouthed and all. He and his sister’s relationship cracked me up and is VERY accurate to real life interactions between siblings. Demons, Angels and Vampires, Oh my! <<<sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I think you’re gonna love My Soul to Keep….be sure to give Sean a shout out on his FB page, along with a little nudge to help him finish the second book in this series 😉 *insert evil laugh here*

Last but certainly not least, we have Jen Wylie. What to say about her that I haven’t said before? She’s great, not only is she an amazing editor (my boss), but she is a fantastic person and friend. Jen, I have NO idea what I would have done without you. Your brilliance helped Hope’s Decree shine bright like a diamond (I’ve seen this logo on way too many shirts today while shopping. Shoot me now!) I’m so glad to call ya a friend 😀 You so Rock! On to her book: Jen has donated Broken Aro (The Broken Ones, #1). I could go on and freaking on about how much I adored this book, but I won’t bore you with my thoughts…um, yes I will. Aro is a young girl who is forced from one terrible situation to another. Devastation and heartache fill the pages early on, but not to worry, good (amazing) stuff happens, too. Aro bonds with a group of unexpected heros who eventually become her adopted family. To say this book is good is such an understatement. Broken Aro will have you running out to grab the second book in this series, Broken Prince (a-freaking-mazing) to find out what happens next.

So, long story short, Sabaska’s Tale, Steampunk Trails, My Soul to Keep and Broken Aro are all amazing reads and YOU have a chance to win one! Wahoo! Click >here< to enter.

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Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Katy O’Dowd

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The fabulous Katy O’Dowd is just awesome and is one of our many authors who have generously donated to the pile,The Lady Astronomer. The Lady Astronomer graces our book giveaway with its spunky characters and witty dialogue. Wanna read this steampunk masterpiece? Click >>>here<<< and sign up. Don’t forget to like Katy’s page as well!

Also, if you’ve read Katy’s work before and loved it, she’ll have a new story out in the spring/summer of 2014! See below for a sneak peak 😉

YAY! Congrats, Katy! Much love to ya this holiday season. Thank you so much for adding to my pile of books to giveaway 😀 

~BREAKING NEWS~

MEMENTO MORI

Take tea with the Victorian Mafia – organised crime has never been so civilised

They say revenge is a dish best served cold – in the Lamb residence it is more likely served out of a fine bone china cup.

The untimely demise of Thaddeus Lamb (murdered, poor fellow) leaves his son Riley in charge of Assam and Earl Grey, prostitutes and extortion. Under the watchful eyes of a street philosopher who prints everything he hears, Riley and his family grieve for Thaddeus in the best way possible – retribution.

To make matters worse, the assassin O’Murtagh is leaving a trail of bodies behind, which pave their bloody way to the Lamb’s highly glossed front door.

Through a series of informants who, unfortunately, have to be disposed of; a nasty turf war over brothels and dollymops; and somebody who is depleting the coffers, life in the Lamb household falters but does not crumble, and retains its genteel veneer of calling cards, tea shops and chocolate sponge – all the social niceties, etiquette and manners that come as part of being in the upper echelons of London Victorian society.

Riley slowly starts to unravel the terrible deception that has been carried out against the Lambs, but betrayal, murder and heartbreak make for uneasy bedfellows, and he and his family can never truly rest easy, even when the Lambs have carried out their own law. 

And when the cadavers start piling up, Riley and those he loves find themselves in more trouble than they could ever have anticipated.

Honestly, it’s enough to drive anyone to drink – one lump or two? The matrons of Regent’s Park will never be the same again.  

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Another Day, Another Author Spotlight for the Holiday E-book Giveaway: Joanne Wadsworth

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Joanne Wadsworth is such a sweetheart and I’m so glad to have her as a friend. Aside from creating one of my favorite YA romance series, Joanne is busy shuffling 4 kiddos from here to there while working in the day….I wonder when the woman finds time to write such wonderful, no-sleep-because-you-have-to-finish-reading-her-book stories 0_o? Joanne has donated Warrior, the second book in the Magio-Earth series. Warrior picks up where Protected (book, 1) finished, but this time starring Hope, Faith’s twin sister. Just as in Protector, soul-bound mates hook you in the early pages and leaves you wishing for MORE in the end. Enchanter (book, 3) is set to come out in the next year and I’m sure the story will be just as, if not more wonderful than the first two. Below is a quick blurb as well as where to find more of her books! Don’t miss out on your chance to win this fantastic book in the giveaway.

~Merry Christmas and Happy New Year~

Warrior Book Two in the Magio-Earth series.

To love and protect…across worlds.

Eighteen-year-old Hope Wincrest calls the Outback of Australia her home away from home. She is a princess of Dralion from the planet Magio, where the two leading nations are at war. While in the Outback, Hope is warned by her warrior father–who holds the prophetic ability of forethought–that she is about to meet an enemy protector. She doesn’t expect him to be her soul-bound mate, a man she must now work with to piece together her unknown mother’s lost heritage.

Peacio’s Silas Carver follows the calling of his soul to Australia, only not all goes as planned. Discovering Hope is his mate has him demanding his release from their bond. She agrees, but only if he first helps her learn about her mother.

Hope must lay her life in Silas’s hands during a journey which takes them deep into foreign lands. Waging a battle of the heart, and of the land, can the young mated pair find their place with each other?

A Lyrical Press Young Adult Romance

Book One: PROTECTOR
Book Two: WARRIOR
Book Three: ENCHANTER

VISIT JOANNE WADSWORTH AT: http://www.joannewadsworth.com

Buy WARRIOR at:
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Magio-E…
B&N Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/warri…
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/warr…
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/warrio.

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7 Days till Christmas Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Amy Maurer Jones

Tonight I’m hosting Amy Jones, author, mom, teacher and well, super woman. Amy has graciously donated Wildflower (Wildflower, #1) for the giveaway. Wildflower is a fun historical romance read. Be sure to check out what a few fellow GR reviewers had to say below.

“Amy Jones you make me Moan! Lol ew that’s gross, but anyway WILDFLOWER was intense, intriguing, emotional and amazing! I absolutely loved it!” ——Amanda (Hootie) Clark (Goodreads)

“Wildflower is a very sweet high-school romance story with a historical fiction paranormal twist!” ——Tess (Goodreads)

Be sure to check out Amy on her blog, or follow her on twitter @AmyJonesSQ Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win Wildflower today!

Blurb

Love can be tragic.

17th Century America:
A Shaman’s daughter falls in love with an Englishman,
only her hand has been promised to a warrior.

Tears fall.
Promises are broken.
Rage is unleashed.

Souls are bound or shattered.

Present Day:
Laney Stillwater dreams about a boy she has never met,
but she longs for the attention of the ever popular and gorgeous, Jordan Stone.

Time tempts change.
Destined souls awaken.
Love gets a second chance.

Souls are bound or shattered.

What will destiny offer this time?

Reconciliation or more despair?

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Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Heather Van Fleet

Heather has entered two of her books for our giveaway: Resisting Fate (Predetermined, #1) and A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2). Resisting Fate is a Young Adult powerhouse with over 36 reviews on Goodreads. A Long Time Coming is a great, New Adult read with high emotion-filled situations. Heather’s characters certainly will  stick with you long after the story ends.

Sooooo, for those of you looking to unwind this holiday season with a great book written by a fabulous author, look no further! Be sure to enter for a chance to win one or BOTH of Heather’s books….you WON’T be disappointed! Now on to my interview with this kick a@@ author.

First off, let’s start with the basic info, can you tell us who Heather Van Fleet is?  

Well, let’s see. First and foremost, I’m a mom. That will always hold top reins over everything I do. I stay home during the day with my 3 y/o and watch my 2 y/o niece while my two older daughters (yeppers, all girls) are at school.  I’ve been married to my hubby for eleven years, but we’ve been together since he was fifteen and I was sixteen. Definite motivation when writing YA love stories, for sure. I am all for high school, happily ever after ☺

What did you do before you became an author? Or do you still have some other side job to writing? 

Before I put on the official author hat, I was simply a mom. One point in time I was a pre-k teacher too, but decided I wanted to be my girlies teacher more than everyone else’s ☺ 

How did your interest in writing start?

Cliché, I’m sure, but it started after I read the Twilight Series. I was on a book hangover for months with those things, reading them over and over. Then I started expanding my reading (which was a tragedy until I discovered that Twilight was not the only book for me) I started blogging/reviewing at a reviews site and said to myself ‘hey, you know what? This writing stuff doesn’t seem so hard.’ Hah! How wrong was I, lol. 

Can you tell us a little bit of your writing process?  Do you have to have music, coffee, tea, or simply meditate? 

I have a weird writing process to be honest. I can only write in certain places. Number one is Starbucks. When I can’t make the journey there, I sit at my kitchen table. I can’t sit in bed or on a couch to write because no matter what, I always fall asleep. I’m odd like that. I can’t listen to music anymore because I found myself writing the lyrics into my books as I listened to them. But the one necessity I have to have while I write, is…a straw. Yes. I may seem like a loon, but I have to be chewing on a straw. No shame ☺

Of all the characters in your books, who’s your favorite character to write, and why? 

That is THE toughest question yet. So how about I go with my three most favorite instead? ☺ One would be Emmy from Resisting Fate/Seizing Fate. She is so full of piss and vinegar and doesn’t take anybody’s crap. I love her like my daughter at times. I also love Mason from When It’s Least Expected. He’s such a smart mouth, but some of the swoony stuff that comes out of his lips makes me wish my hubby could take some lessons from him, lol. I have another new fave too. His name is Xavier. He’s absolutely deeeeelish. Not to forget mentioning that he calls his love interest, Deelish too. He’s from my latest super–secret mature YA novel entitled Taking a Chance. That boy makes me want to be eighteen again…for real. 

How do you come up with ideas for your books? 

A lot of the times, my girls are my inspiration. We have character naming days. The two oldest have picked almost all of my characters names to be honest. Then from there on out, the stories just come from me. I get ideas from movies, or commercials. When It’s Least Expected was born from a song to be honest. So basically wherever the idea hits, I’m there to catch it 

How long does it usually take you to write a book?

It honestly depends on how much time I have, as well as how much I want to tell the story. Taking a Chance was written in less than six weeks. But I was psychotically writing that book like it was my love slave, mainly because I was really feeling the characters and their story.  Typically though, first drafts usually take me about three months to get that rough draft out and ready to go. 

What is your favorite book/genre to read and why?  

As far as genres go, Young Adult books will always be my top choice. I love the idea of first love—the thrill of experiencing it for the first time. And yes, the heartbreak that goes along with it as well. It’s truly my most fave.

What do you love most about writing? 

I’m not going to lie. I love writing because it’s an escape from reality. Being a stay at home mom is hard, hard work. But knowing I can hang with my imaginary friends at night when the kiddos are asleep is truly a rewarding thing. 

What is the most difficult thing about writing? 

The most difficult thing is finding the time. Some weeks I write a ton, other weeks I barely write a few words. I wish that some nights I didn’t require sleep because when I can’t write, I get all sorts of anxious and I hate it. 

What is your favorite color?

Pink! 

Any last words?

Thank you for listening to me ramble on and on. I do it a lot. If you read my books, you’re awesome, if you don’t…you’re still awesome and I appreciate you taking the time to read my interview. 

 

And Angela, you rock for having me on your blog today. Thanks a million!

 

Thank you, Heather, for hanging out and adding to this great list of books 😀 

 

That’s it for now folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another author feature.