Saturday, June 6, 2015

ARC Review of My Serenity by M. Clarke

Goodreads Summary:
When tragedy strikes, Seth Stewart is forced to return home after the death of his beloved father. The unexpected detour forces him to oversee the family’s auto shop and restaurant business, and Seth must kiss the prestigious internship goodbye after his first year at Berkeley Business School. When he collides with his first crush after his arrival, Seth wonders what possibly could have happened to Josefina Anders.

Josefina has hidden many secrets she is too ashamed to share with anyone, especially Seth. When they cross paths again, the urge to relive their past lingers in her mind even though she knows he couldn’t accept her sketchy past. Things get even more complicated when her mother returns, as well as her overly possessive ex, who decides to crash into her fragile existence all over again. 

Will Seth’s connection for Josefina be strong enough to see past her secrets, or will he realize he can’t rekindle an old flame?

My Review:
You better make sure you have a good chunk of time available if you are going to read this one! Once you start you won't be able to put it down. Do you remember what if felt like to love someone in grade school? I know we all do/did! It's a special kind of love but, can also lead to excruciating heart ache. For Seth and Josie know this all to well. Life takes over you and you can't control it. For Josie, her childhood through my eyes was awful. She was treated like crap by her parents. I don't think she ever felt truly safe or loved by them. For Seth it was different. He had a loving family and an average childhood. His heartache happened with the death of his father. Both of these people have had to take on additional responsibilities, just at different times in their lives. Will they find love again or will their obstacles prove to be to great?

These two are so cute! School sweethearts, just like me and my husband. Some people will always leave their mark on your heart but, only a few last forever. It takes a little bit for things to really set fire between these two. Which is fine. I hate insta-love in books. Even though they had a history it still took time to re-connect. So much has happened that they don't know about each other. They really have changed. They are both strong and independent people. All in all an amazing couple, they just have to realize it!

Things do get a little hot and heave with these two. I personally loved the interview part. I thought it was fun and sexy! They definitely have great chemistry. The emphasis of friends and family is highly felt throughout this book. Family is so important and I think Seth's family shows Josie what a proper family should be like. It helps renew her faith in family again. 

I loved the first book, My Clarity, and I would recommend you read that one first but, you wouldn't necessarily have to. My Serenity is a story of love, passion, family, and friends. It will have you laughing, crying, and happy at the same time. It was so sweet! Another amazing story from M. Clarke!

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