Friday, 7 August 2015

The Rest of My Life by Sheryl Browne
Release Date: 10th July 2015
Publisher:  Choc Lit
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

The Rest of My Life 

“You can’t run away from commitment forever … “
Adam Hamilton-Shaw has more reason than most to avoid commitment. Living on a houseboat in the Severn Valley, his dream is to sail into the sunset – preferably with a woman waiting in every port. But lately, his life looks more like a road to destruction than an idyllic boat ride… 

Would-be screenplay writer Sienna Meadows realises that everything about Adam spells trouble – but she can’t ignore the feeling that there is more to him than just his bad reputation. Nor can she ignore the intense physical attraction that exists between them.
And it just so happens that Adam sees Sienna as the kind of woman he could commit to. But can he change his damaging behaviour – or is the road to destruction a one-way street?

The Rest of my Life was one of those books that had me up well into the early hours of the morning to finish. I simply could not put it down. The main character in the story, Adam, is on a path of self-destruction brought about by the death of the woman he loves and confusion about his past and even his present. His heart feels like it is made of lead and will never feel love again. Adam sails from port to port, woman to woman, not giving a thought for anyone’s feelings or even his own most of the time.  At times he made me want to scream although it soon becomes clear to the reader that Adam isn’t the playboy he tries to portray! He is haunted by the ghost of his past, literally, but simply gets into his boat and attempts to sail away from the heartache he is drowning in and never gives a thought to the heartache he is causing. 

Sienna has rented a cottage close to where Adam has moored his boat. She too has been hurt by someone she thought she loved and her heart is bruised and vulnerable and she constantly questions whether she could ever appeal to anyone sexually again. However, she soon falls for Adam and his smouldering good looks and the sexual chemistry between them sizzles off the pages. However, Sienna’s feelings are overshadowed by Adam’s determination not to feel anything. Adam lives for the here and now and the quick fixes he can get from his encounters with women. But, Sienna catches a glimpse of something more in Adam. There is a vulnerability there and love. If only Adam was brave enough to share it with her. 

Sheryl Browne has excelled herself with this book. It is both gritty and heart-warming and a definite best seller. The characters within the book are both complex and appealing to the reader and you will have your heart melted by the vulnerability of Sienna and Adam. So much so that you want to save them both! But, the real questions are…….will they manage to save each other and will they get help from an unlikely source? Read the book and find out. I defy anyone not to adore this book.

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About Sheryl Browne

Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for Innovation in Romantic Fiction, Sheryl has seven books published with Safkhet Publishing.
Sheryl’s new contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY Life comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.

One Response so far.

  1. Awww, thank you so much for my brilliant, beautiful review, JB! You do realise that it's thanks also to your first read through that this book was ever submitted? You're a total star. I owe you a huge debt of gratitude for working so hard for me - organising this tour super professionally (for a client who is totally disorganised) - and for batting in my corner. THANK YOU!! :) xx

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