By: Amelia Arbek
Publication Date: November 11, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Josephina Tedeschi loved Charlie Anderson enough to let him leave.
After eight years of unsuccessfully trying to live their lives apart, Fate loved them both enough to intervene.
Making Buttons is the kind of love story that stands the test of time.
***Warning: This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18***
It contains strong language and sexual content.
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Review by CarolBook – Making Buttons
Author – Amelia Arbek
Series – None
Cliffhanger? - No
Publication Date – November 11, 2016
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Type – Stand-Alone
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts - Story
There is nothing I love more than a great second chance romance and “Making Buttons” has all of the ingredients to make my heart flutter.
Jo Marie and Charlie’s characters were so well written that I fell into this story with my whole heart and couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what would happen next to this couple.
Just when you think things are going to work out with them…another problem arises to be worked out.
I will have to say though that I honestly started to hate some of Jo Marie’s family for how negative and closed minded they were to the problems she had with Oren (her ex husband). There were so many jerks in this book, especially to Jo Marie, that I just wanted to take her and give her a hug for strength.
Oh, and yes, there was a time that I really thought Charlie was the biggest jerk for what he did to Jo Marie and thought there wasn’t any excuse to how long he waited…but as the story goes on, he does redeem himself in my eyes.
Jo Marie and Charlie were in a relationship in high school until Charlie takes off and breaks Jo’s heart.
Years go on and Jo Marie ends up getting married but finds herself in a bad relationship, pregnant and decides to leave her husband and go home.
Little does she know is that Charlie for the first time in many years returns home to start his life.
The story revolves around these two while they fight to make things right again.
Reason for Reading – Author Request/Blog Tour
Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 5 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? ALWAYS
Recommend To – Readers who love stories on second chances with a bunch of angst
“Jo Marie, do you remember the night we were laying in the hammock? Our hammock? And I told you that no matter what happened in the future, I would love you for the rest of my life?”
I bit down on the inside of my cheek. Of course I remembered. How could I ever forget? Those words were emblazoned in my mind the day he spoke them, chronicled as one of the best and worst days of my life. “I remember,” my lips shared on a broken whisper.
His eyes drifted back and locked on mine. His nostrils flared slightly as he persuasively whispered his response back to me, “I wasn’t lying.”
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