Monday, October 19, 2015

ARC Review: True Divide by Liora Blake

True Divide
True #3
by Liora Blake

Spitfire Lacey Mosely feels stuck in a life she didn’t necessarily want. But will she find a happy ending with the man who broke her heart? Liora Blake concludes her witty and poignant True series with this spirited romance.

What do you do when the one boy you were never quite able to forget lands on your doorstep?

Lacey Mosely feels stuck: in her rural town of Crowell, Montana, at her job as manager of The Beauty Barn, and in her lackluster love life. Enter Jake Holt, one-time misfit and Lacey’s secret high school love. Ten years later, Jake is a private pilot whose travels take him all over the world, and once he shows up in Lacey’s life again—at the most unexpected time—he can’t seem to stay away. Now it’s up to Lacey to decide if she’s ready to let go of the past…and take a leap of faith for love.

(4 stars)

True Divide is such an endearing romance of second chances and reconnecting with your high school sweetheart.

Lacey is such a relatable heroine. Sometimes I feel as if she is too real. The kind of girl who care too much about how she looks to others, insecure about her future, envy of her sister, second guessing everything that might be too good to be real. She's the kind of girl who never had the guts for a one night stand. You know I live vicariously through the heroines in my books, when she refuse to hook up with Jake, I was so disappointed. 

Jake Holt used to be the town misfit and when he left town after graduation, he didn't even say goodbye to Lacey. Now he reappeared in town 10 years later, looking like a hunk of a man rather than the skinny boy he used to be. 

My favorite part of the story is how Lacey and Jake reconnect through emails and calls while they were thousand miles apart. I always love reading about distance relationship and how they can't wait to reunite and see each other again. 

Jake is the perfect kind of swoon worthy hero. I just love everything about him. From the way he try to fix up everything and cook a mean meal. The only problem with Jake is he work all the way in Santa Monica and unable to be there for Lacey when she needs him. And the biggest conflict of all, he hates Crowell, which is Lacey's home. 

Their difference view towards the Crowell Town causes a rift between them in the end when they need to decide how to be together and not living apart. To Lacey. Although I love the way Liora ended it, which is in a positive and hopeful note, I wish there is an epilogue.

Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado. When she isn't writing, she's likely baking cookies she shouldn't eat, inventing elaborate excuses to avoid going for a run, or asking the nice barista to sell her another quad-shot Americano.