Title: The Eyes of Love (A Mill Creek Crossing Romance)
Release Date: April 26, 2013 (only available in the last couple of days)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase Link: Amazon
After a tragic loss five years ago, Sally Overby becomes an Attorney in Atlanta. She convinces herself that all she’ll ever need again is her young son, David, and her life as an attorney. Until one day, Colin Dean barges back into her life and promptly blows her safe world apart, driving her crazy as only a guy she’d had a “school girl crush” on can.
Sally is wary to love deeply. Only, with every loving look Colin gives her plus every sweet kiss, as the attraction between them sparks, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the one she should be with. And although Colin didn’t realize his life was going to change so quickly, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether. The one for Sally’s heart.
Will Colin be able to convince her that’s it safe to love him… and that forever isn’t really out of reach?
The Eyes of Love is a novella… so you can enjoy it in just one day!
High 3 STARS!!!
A cute short story with a great moral!
Sally overby grew up in a small town. She didn’t have fond memories of it, either. She had been thoroughly picked on and bullied. There was always one friendly face she could rely on to smile at her, though – Colin Dean. Sadly, he dated and eventually married the evil Stephanie Dixon, ring-leader of the tortures she endured through high school.
Sally moved away after graduating. With the help of her college roommate, Sally revinvented herself. She turned into a stunning attorney and got married herself. Plus she had a beautiful baby boy. Unfortunately, her joy was short-lived. Her husband died in an accident, and she found it hard to move on. Lured back to her hometown for a fifteen year high school reunion, she finds Colin newly unattached. He’s got a thing for Sally, too.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between Sally and Colin. So many romance novels these days seem to skimp on dialogue. Not this one! You aren’t just told they “talk about everything.” You get to enjoy their interactions with them, and I loved that. And besides enjoying the two main characters, I also loved some of the minor characters like Gracie, the waitress at their local diner. She was sassy and funny.
There were some really heart-melting scenes, and I loved the moral to the story. I also found myself laughing out loud at times. I would have liked to have seen Sally not rush to the physical side of things, and the story was on the predictable side. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed it, and I look forward to reading more from Angelina!
About the Author
Angelina Rose has wanted to write ever since she could hold a pencil. The first daughter of immigrant parents, Angelina had her head buried in books, lost in a world of heroes, heroines and exotic places.
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Angelina’s author career.
“I awoke in the ICU… I had been unconscious for several days,” Angelina says.
In 2010, Angelina had a long stint in hospital following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident: the longest time off work (as a Registered Nurse), she’d ever had in her life!
It was then she took up pen and paper and started to write again, just as she had done when she was a child. She wrote four short fiction stories for young adults, entered them in several competitions, and managed to win three first prizes!
After happily dipping her toes into writing those short fiction stories for young adults, Angelina has now authored four books in a new “Mill Creek Crossing Romance” series… contemporary romance intended for adults.
The “Starting Over Series” is another contemporary romance series she wrote about a subject she knows well… nurses and their love life. At a recent reunion of her graduating class, she could not help but notice how the same girls would group together and laugh, chat, and even shed some tears over their lives since graduating. Many of the girls had divorced… so Angelina thought “what if a group of the nurses came up with a plan to meet in two years and have a new love story to share?” Then the first story in the series was born.
There is always a story running around in her head. A man with thick dark hair, gray-blue eyes, with an engaging smile and a quick wit… or a girl crying over a broken relationship. She finds herself talking to these characters during her day: when she’s doing dishes, or bathing babies at the hospital. These characters crop up on days at the beach or on walks through the neighborhood. This is how the stories start to grow.
Angelina’s mother was an author, so Angelina grew up with a love of words and stories. If she wasn’t writing a short story about something that took her fancy, her head was buried in books… reading, reading, reading, as her brother constantly told her…
When she’s not spending time with her goodlooking man, or quality time with her laptop, she’s working at the hospital, hanging out with her family and friends, or walking her two dogs around the neighborhood. Angelina spends as much time as she can traveling, then coming home and including some of those adventures in her stories.
Angelina really loves to hear from her readers and she invites you to connect with her on Facebook as she interacts daily with her readers there!