for anyone else.
cost me more than he’ll ever know yet he’s saved me in ways he’ll never
realize. Carter Kane is different. He sees past me and through me and into me
all at the same time. He makes the damaged parts of me beautiful and the beautiful
full lips, and flowers in her hair, she looks like she could grace the cover of
a magazine. Or dance at Coachella. But when Taylor Clarke unexpectedly catapults
into my life, she flips it upside down, forcing me to see things differently.
Forcing me to admit things I’d rather forget.
Sometimes life deals us a tragedy that we just manage to recover from.
Sometimes, it’s even beautiful.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the latest by Gina Azzi, Recovering Beauty. This second book in the Kane Brothers series is the romantic story of Carter and Taylor as they both face and overcome several challenges. Taylor is beautiful, works as a model, volunteers with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, but also must suffer through various events with her father’s associate Barrington, playing nice for the cameras to bring positive press to the company. Carter has a secret that his family does not know about and that he is trying to get away from, despite his father’s manipulation. Just as he’s making progress in changing his life, he and a friend make a mistake that impacts them both, but Taylor most of all. But when fate brings Carter and Taylor together, they both learn things about themselves they never realized, all while slowly giving the other their hearts.
I loved the first Kane brothers book about Jax and Evie so I was so excited to be a part of this tour. I’m not sure if I like this one better, but I loved it just as much. Carter seemed so playful and carefree in book 1, but I quickly learned in this book that the young man is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Like Taylor, who outwardly appeared to have a perfect life, Carter took on responsibilities and carried guilt that stifled his happiness in life. The fabulous thing about this novel is the opportunity to watch both Carter and Taylor make changes, stand up for themselves and what they believe in, and get to the point where they each liked who they were and where they were in their lives.
For those familiar with Gina Azzi, Recovering Beauty maintains her wonderful, easy-to-read writing style that is vivid enough to propel you into the story without going overboard with details that make reading cumbersome. The plot is intriguing with some twists and turns that made me wonder about the outcome of this young couple, and there is a perfect balance of happiness blended with the realities of life such as disappointment and loss. This is a great read that contemporary romance/new adult and college fans will love, although I do recommend reading Rescuing Broken first so that you are familiar with the family and their experiences. You can certainly read this as a stand-alone, but why do that when you can devour more of this fantastic series?
*Many thanks to GMB and Gina Azzi for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!
internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create
the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate
reader, frequent globetrotter, an aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with
her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.
**$25 Amazon gift card and Recovering Beauty e-book**