A clever and sophisticated second chance love story that’ll have you gripped and intrigued from beginning to end…

I love a good second chance romance. There’s just something so satisfying about feelings being reignited, returned and fulfilled. Maybe I’m just a Fate junkie. Anyway, I know that some people will disagree, but to me Saving Grace is very much a second chance romance. Sure, not due to the characters themselves or their actions – but certainly due to circumstance. 

I really love the story. The premise was engrossing and so very well thought out that it is possibly one of the most sophisticated plots I’ve come across in a while. Although it’s not exactly a dark romance, there’re unquestionably some aspects that murmur to it – however, there isn’t any open sinister occurrence or practice in it. I don’t want to give the plot away because the story should be fully enjoyed and discovered by the reader.

In all honesty, the characters are very well mapped out but they lack familiarity – this is mainly due to the narrative of the book. Had the story been told from a first person narrative and perspective with a dual POV it would’ve easily been a flawless book. The writing skill is there though. I just found the storytelling somewhat distanced from the plot. I really wanted to feel Grace’s and Ben’s emotions. I wanted to be so caught up in their feelings that I would live the story for myself, but instead it felt like reading a news story in the papers. It’s such a pity because the plot itself had me turning those pages so fast and yet not as fast as I’d want to.

Again I found that the narrative made the sexual interactions between Grace and Ben really impersonal and made it all feel too calculated and put on. There wasn’t that passionate and burned-up flow that I love and in general lacked feeling and emotion – even if the L word was being thrown in for good measure left, right and centre. I’m not going to lie, the plot of Saving Grace got me so excited that I couldn’t put the book down, but the narrative left me sorely disappointed. It really pains me to say this. However, there is one thing that needs to be conveyed – for the plot alone I would recommend this book till the cows come home. It’s just so clever and well plotted that in itself it makes the book a must read.

Saving Grace is OUT NOW, don’t miss it!

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About the Book

Move on with your life, they said

Forget her, they said.

But how could Ben Edwards forget the woman who was supposed to be his forever? When Grace Stevens disappeared—without a word, without a trace—she took half his soul with her. 

Despite the heartbreak, Ben tried. He tried to take their advice by pursuing his career. He tried to find fulfillment in his work. He tried to find peace. 

Grace had been the love of his life. Her fingerprints were on every surface of his existence. He had success and wealth. He had everything, except her. 

Then fate stepped in one serendipitous night. The hope he’d held on to for three long, agonizing years appeared before him in the form of a picturesque beauty. 

Was she real, or an apparition returning to haunt him? He wasn’t sure, but he wouldn’t stop until he found his missing love. Every minute mattered, and he wouldn’t waste a second chance.

About the Author

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves travelling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.