Sunday, November 9, 2014

ARC Review of Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo

Goodreads Summary:
Nine years ago, things were perfect. Lacey and Karson had found their happily ever after in each other…or so they thought. How do two people who were meant to be move on from that once-in-a-lifetime love? 

Lacey has a strength inside her that comes alive with the things she’s most passionate about. She’s a fighter, a survivor, and has everything she’s ever wanted but the one thing that matters most—love. 

Karson is doing the one thing he loves most—playing hockey for the Assassins, yet he knows regret. He knows his life has been missing the one thing he walked away from so many years ago—Lacey. 

Nine years later, and neither has been able to succeed in moving on from what was, what could have been, and who each of their hearts still beats for. When a chance encounter during a fateful night has their paths crossing again, will the tether still attaching their souls allow them to face the past, present, and a possible future? 

Can two people with fate on their side find a way back to each other? Overcome all the obstacles in their way to finally live life together to the fullest? 

Or will they let those around them and the circumstances they face, along with questions and doubt, ruin a second chance at the life they both deserve? 

Laces and Lace includes the prequel Tangled in the Laces, a dollar of your purchase will be donated to the Nashville Predators Foundation.

My Review:
I fell in love with Lacey and Karson during the prequel to Laces and Lace. Lacey had a rough life. She beat breast cancer at such a young age. It runs in her family. Because of this the men in her life, her Dad and brother, are insanely protective of her. They don’t want anything to hurt her ever again. After Karson left her nine years ago she has never really loved another man. She has been in relationships but, they were not the same. Not like her and Karson. What Lacey doesn’t know is that Karson has also been suffering since he left. Lacey doesn’t know the real reason. That Karson was forced to leave because Lacey’s dad threatened his career. Then when they are both feeling low, fate intervenes. They end up in the same cab!! What happens next is truly the most beautiful love story! Do you believe in soul mates? 

Karson is actually a great guy. He was put in a very hard place when he had to leave Lacey. He knew it would break her. She had not had reconstructive surgery after she lost her breasts to cancer and he felt like scum leaving. The fact that they both never forgot each other and continued to love despite what happened is a testament to love. He never stopped wanting Lacey and kept tabs on her for nine years. Nine years people!! He never gave up and I love him for it! 

After they find each other and re-start their relationship everything seems great. Until they have to tell Lacey’s family. Karson’s was so accepting of Lacey but, Lacey’s family hates Karson, because of what he did to her. I really didn’t like Lacey’s Dad. I know he thought he was protecting her because he didn’t want to lose his daughter. Having her fight cancer must have been awful after losing his wife but, there is no excuse for what he did. Between Lacey’s brother, sister-in-law, and Dad she is manipulated in to questioning everything. I was so mad at her. I was just like “LET HIM MAKE YOU HAPPY!” Seriously!!  It’s hard when you have family vs. the man you love. Shame on them for putting her in that position! Who will win? After numerous deceptions how can things be the same? 

Laces and Lace is a story of survival, bravery, and endearing love. A story of when two people collide and life without the other is miserable. After I read the prequel to Laces and Lace I was dying to read the full novel. This story touched my heart and I urge you to go get your copy! 

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