~ Synopsis ~*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone* All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed. But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose? Can two wounded souls become one?
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~ About the Author ~Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…
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Tammies review of a Beautiful Purpose
It started with Lily and Kyle and their love for one another and getting thru pasts. Lily with the death of her family and Kyles past from when he was the service. From here their families have branched together with friends and relatives.
Lily has cousins that are just as passionate as she is. All three of her cousins have found romance connected to her in some way. Jason, Damon and Blake. This is Blakes HEA story.
Blake Johnson comes home for some R & R and sets out to connect with his brothers tormented whether or not to go re-enlist in the Marines. Jason and Damon and Kyle all went into business together and at the grand opening Blake comes to cheer them on and congratulate them. They tell him they can always use another set of hands in the business. Blake goes to the grand opening and he sets his eyes on Audrey Hampton who is there to cheer on the grand opening of Abbeys brother Kyle and Gail fiancé Damon. Blake couldn't tear his eyes away from Audrey as she walked into the celebration.
Blake has been in the Marines for 8 years and hasn't made his plans for the future yet until he met Audrey.
Audrey Hampton lives in San Francisco. She came home three weeks ago to help with her mother Rosanne, who has been diagnosed with terminal Cancer. Her mother and her never were close. Her mother blames her for ruining her life. Audrey came home to help her even though her mother didn't love her but yet she found it in her own heart to love her mother. Her father was the same way. She loved him but there was no love given back to Audrey. Her mother feels since she gotten pregnant she wouldn't have been forced into marrying, Tim Audreys father. Rosanne has made it her goal in Audreys life to make her as unhappy as she is. Audrey has decided the only positive part of being home was the remind her life at home had taught her a lesson in life; don't ever fall in love. Love does not exist.
After Blake met Audrey at the grand opening he is planning on making it his business to get to know her. There was an attraction between the two of them that was just undeniable. Audrey has her walls up and knows what happens when you fall in love but yet on the other hand Blake grew up in a home full of love and compassion for family.
Blake has come to a decision that hes going to do what ever it takes to get to know Audrey and break down the wall she has built around her. Audrey has made up her mind Love does not exist and she will keep away from Blake no matter how she feels. Fairy tales do not exist.
With this all said what happens to Blake and Audrey do they both give it up and stay in their past or do they move on together? Blake is so head strong from being in the marines and it was his job to read people and make an assessment and Audrey has left him shell shocked.
I loved each story of this series. Each character has their own story and each story is different and each story affected me differently. This one had me in tears just the same as Beautiful Thought. Jason and Abbeys story. But this story really made understand forgiveness and that fairy tales do come true. I was a emotional mess reading this. I never thought their love would ever end up this way. I happy cried so hard from reading this and the ending will really tear your heart out. The love is so strong and great from this series.
I give it a full 5+ stars. I was an emotional wreck from it and had the biggest book hangover after reading it. I was left just astounded from the story. If you have read any of the other books in this series you must read this one the final book of Alicia Raes Beautiful Series. It should be the series of a very loving family that all came together and found love. Each book has a remarkable HEA and this one will have you reaching for box after box of tissues. Thank you Alicia for such a wonderful series. Im ready for the next one.
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