Wednesday, 24 February 2016

✪ Blake Austin ✪ Nine Letters ✪



© Bianca  
BLAKE AUSTIN
NINE LETTERS

• release date 22 February 2016
333 pages
★★★★★
4.5 Stars



Luke Cawley is a broken man. After his wife's tragic death, he lost everything that mattered in the world. Now, his life is filled with hard days, harder nights, and a steady stream of alcohol and the wrong kind of women. Nothing helps.

Until the letters arrive on Luke's doorstep.

Nine envelopes. Nine messages. Nine chances to find his way back.

Rae Goode is looking for the real thing. After fighting her way out of a string of bad relationships, she's ready for something different--something true.
She meets Luke while piecing her life together, and right away she can tell that he's different. Drawn together by fate and the desire to heal, Rae and Luke discover new ways to mend their broken hearts--one letter at a time.

Discover Blake Austin's debut novel of loss, redemption, and ever-enduring love.



25 year old Luke has been just existing since his beloved wife Emily died from cancer a year ago.
He's recently started having meaningless, drunk sex with a co-worker from the bar ....but he doesn't want that anymore.
He has to get his life back on track. His wife wouldn't want to see him acting like he has been these last months.
Just the perfect time for those NINE LETTERS to arrive on his door step.
Letters his wife wrote to him before she died, knowing he would probably not be able to deal with losing her.
The letters are tasks.... things he has to do. And unless he finishes one task, he's not allowed to open another letter.
The first letter tells him to go and buy - or rather rescue - a dog.
He doesn't want or need a dog - he can barely take care of himself right now...a dog would be stupid.
But of course he finds himself at the local animal shelter the next day....
That's where he meets Rae...
Rae.
A girl not without some problems of her own....
And of course Luke is not ready for something serious yet...



WILL HAPPEN TO LUKE & RAE??
WHAT WILL THE LETTERS TELL LUKE?
WILL HE BE READY FOR HIS SECOND HEA???
WILL THERE BE A CLIFFHANGER o.O



NOPE, I'm not telling you ☺ 



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GREAT BOOK!!!


I was really excited to get started with this book.
I LOVE the cover...
Ok - this 'letters from a dead spouse' thing is not really anything new...BUT - I really loved the way it was done here.
Luke is a really great guy.
And to lose the love of his life at such a young age...the poor guy.
I cried A LOT while reading this book! Basically all through it!!!



King - Luke's new dog - is so sweet too - and they're both so adorable together!

I really enjoyed reading this story...
It was sooo beautifully moving and adorable and full of hope ...

I felt that the whole romance thing with Rae was pushed too much into the background by Luke always talking about Emily - always going back in time to tell us how he met her, how they got married etc. The love between Emily and Luke was sooo huge, that the future romance with Rae appears to be less somehow. Even though towards the end, we hear how different she is to Emily, and how Luke loves that, but with all that talk and grieving about Emily, we just can't accept Rae as the new big love of Luke's life. Or rather we don't really want to :///
The book is not really about his new romance, his second chance at love, but rather about how he finally deals with losing his wife. The new romance is just a little added bonus for the future!

Also, I didn't care for the many time GOD and CHURCH was mentioned - I HATE that in my books, but it didn't stop me from reading this time. And while I hate it, at least in a book about death and grief, I can at least halfway understand it. No, I can't, but ugh - I don't care - I don't want to start another anti-religion rant! Sorry!

NINE LETTERS was a very beautiful & moving & adorable romance about a widower slowly fighting his way back to a happy life again!

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