Monday, July 22, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Southern Embrace by Tamaria Soana

Southern Embrace
By: Tamaria Soana 
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance

Digital ISBN: 9781937325602
Length: Short
Publication Date: April 15, 2013


Can a long lost love mend a grieving heart?

Widowed at twenty-three, Savannah Grant is devastated and consumed with grief, a grief that she can't seem to move past. When her high school sweetheart, Lance Peterson, re-enters her life, Savannah struggles with the feeling that she would be betraying her deceased husband by moving on. Plus, she can't forget the way Lance broke her heart all those years ago.

Lance never stopped loving Savannah. He wants a second chance, and he's willing to do anything it takes to convince her to give him one. Will she give in and let Lance love her, showing her a passion beyond anything she thought possible?

Content Warning: adult language, explicit sexual situations, anal play

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My Review:

Oh man! Have the tissues ready! I can’t even imagine the pain of losing my husband the way that Savannah does. This is a wonderful story of love, loss and taking a chance on second chances. I was new to Tamaria Soana’s stories and she manages to pack so much emotion and story into a novella that I would love to see what she could do with a longer story.

I loved that Savannah’s best friend Nikki played such a big role in getting her out there. I definitely related to the idea of a best friend pushing the heroine to live her life. The story flows well and it definitely kept me hooked as the story moved forward.

I enjoyed both Savannah and Lance but for me this was truly Savannah’s journey. I was inspired by her love and loyalty to her late husband and rooted for and was so proud that she was willing to open herself up to love again.

Overall, I’d easily give Ms. Soana’s books a read in the future. She does a remarkably amazing job with this story. I think everyone should try it if they aren’t afraid of real emotions.

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I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

About the Author:

Tamaria Soana is middle-aged but feels like her life has just begun. She writes contemporary romance stories with a high heat level that always end with a 'happily ever after'. Growing up, she loved to read and make up new places in her head to escape to. In her late teens she began writing short stories and poetry. It wasn't until her late thirties before she began to spin a full story.

She's married and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful young girls. They reside in Western New York. Cuddling up with a good book under an electric throw is her way to escape the cold Buffalo nights.

Besides writing, she co-owns Shades of Rose Marketing and Shades of Rose YA Marketing, and she also hosts a talk show on Talkshoe called Live with Tamaria ~ Giving Authors a Voice.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Southern Embrace.

  2. Added it to my ever growing tbr list. :-)

  3. Congratulations on the release of this book! I really like the synopsis for this book & have added it to my TBRs which I think is multiplying like rabbits. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

  4. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway.. This book sounds hot.

  5. This sounds like it's going to be a good one :)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  7. Hello Tamaria! So glad to "meet" you on this blog today. I love second chance romances 'cause I'm the winner of 2nd hubby and I have been married 33 years this month. Savannah and Lance's story sounds right up my alley and I've love to read it. Thanks for the chance! Continued success to you.