Thursday, April 27, 2017

Diane's Review ~ Resolution by Kim Loraine

Resolution (Golden Beach #5)Resolution by Kim Loraine
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Starting over is hard and paved with good intentions…
Alex and Lauren were starting over from very different very places in their lives but that didn’t mean they couldn’t recognize something special building between them. Alex was reluctant – in a way that was painfully obvious – to engage in anything resembling love. Loss and grief were going to keep him insulated until Lauren quietly broke through and made things even more uncertain…
I love how love refuses to be denied and this story eloquently showcases that. It was never a one-sided romance even if Alex was determined to have no part of it. It was funny – amidst the sorrow and anger – to watch him slowly, and against every part of his will, realize that Lauren was special.
“Who was he without Roxie? He didn’t know, but glancing through the open door at the beautiful woman in his bed, he was finally realizing it was okay to find out.”
While the drama often butted against ‘over the top’, I can’t argue that Alex and Lauren worked. Even with my head spinning from the about-faces, I was invested in their story. They were at odds, a lot, but I couldn’t help but care for them and their problems. Complicated family, regrets - all things anyone can relate to and empathize with. And I did. I so did. Even as I silently (and not silently) nudged them into frank conversations they needed to have. If the story climax was not a surprise, it was done with emotion and heart in keeping with the best love stories…
I don’t know how I stumbled onto Golden Beach but I’m glad I did. I’m definitely late to the party with this series but Alex and Lauren have whetted my appetite for more…

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