Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Release: To Love Again ( Learning to live again 2) by Dori Lavelle

To Love Again (Learning to Live Again 2) by Dori Lavelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance Series
Published: Jan 21st 2015

Shaun Brannon is broken to the core. But even though Kelsey's heart is cracking as she helps him carry the weight of his past, she can't walk away from her promise to be there for him, and she can't ignore her deepening feelings. So she tries to accept the little he's offering, even though she wants it all. But after months of wrestling with her emotions, she decides she must risk losing him by asking for more than he's prepared to give her.

Shaun won't admit it, but he aches for more than Kelsey's warm body in his bed. The problem is, something stands between them. The whole truth about what happened eight years ago. When Kelsey demands to have all of him or she'll walk away, he knows the time has come to tell her the truth. But the fear of reliving the past is just as paralyzing as the thought of losing her.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

Learning to Live Again series reading order:
To Live Again (Learning to live again 1) AVAILABLE
To Love Again (Learning to live again 2) Coming Jan, 2015
To Breathe Again (Learning to live again 3) Coming Feb, 2015 (Available for Pre Order)

OMG!!!! I loved this book. This book is an emotional rollercoaster ride, full of passion, sorrow, pain, love and acceptance. 

It starts out right where the fist book (To Live Again) ends. Kelsey has remained with Shaun in friends with fringe benefits relationship. Shaun still can't commit fully to her due to his past.

We are taken back via flashbacks to what occurred in Shaun's past with his deceased wife (Carmen). I will not add any spoilers to this review, because this is a must read. I can guarantee tissues will be needed close by while reading this book. 

Dori writes with such emotions, that you feel all the pain and suffering that Kelsey, Carmen and Shaun go through within this story. You will learn why Shaun has shut himself out from finding and holding on to love. 
This story is a heartbreaker, but has a beautiful ending. 

Dori writes an exceptional realistic story that draws you in and holds you to the last page. I can't wait to see what Dori has in store in her the next book.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone (over 18+) and give it a 5+ rating. 

I received a copy of this book from the the author.


To Live Again (Learning to Live Again 1)
Published: Nov 28th 2014

After losing the future that was promised to her, Kelsey O'Neil says goodbye to her old life and sets out on a journey to capture her own independence, find happiness, and maybe even true love.

A cozy cottage in a quaint Irish town seems the perfect place to start again. And Shaun Brannon, the sexy but mysterious author next door, could be her second chance at love. But Shaun is incapable of opening his heart to any woman. Can Kelsey find out why before she falls too hard?

Eight years ago, Shaun Brannon stopped believing in love, or marriage. His only belief now is in lust. The demons he wrestles with daily are too dark to let him get close to a woman without breaking her heart. Then along comes Kelsey, who makes him wonder how it might feel to give love another chance. Is he brave enough to show her his deepest scars?

This is a new edition of a book originally published under the title Chocolate Aftertaste.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **




To Breathe Again (Learning to Live Again 3)
Expected publication: February 28th 2015

After years of running away from the past, Shaun Brannon returns to Serendipity, his home town. He’s finally ready to come face to face with the demons he’d left behind. With Kelsey O'Neil reminding him to breathe, the future no longer seems as scary.

But are the people he hurt ready to forgive him for what he robbed them of? Can he finally let go and start a new life with Kelsey? Or will the challenges he’s about to face hinder him from moving on?




Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman. Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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