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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo (Giveaway)

Just Destiny
by Theresa Rizzo

What would you do if your whole world fell apart?

Jenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past, but marrying Gabe was the best thing she’d ever done. They had the perfect marriage, until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruins.

Devastated by grief, she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving his child, but Gabe’s family is adamantly opposed, even willing to chance exposing long-held family secrets to stop her. Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues, Jenny turns to best friend and attorney, Steve Grant. Steve wants to help Jenny, but he has reservations and secrets

of his own. 

When something so private and simple turns public and complicated, will Jenny relent? What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny?

My thoughts:  I really enjoyed reading this book.  It held a secret that I didn't see coming, and it was revealed in such a way that I had to go back and read it again. It wasn't a big game changer, but it did put some things in perspective.  There are other secrets revealed that have a larger impact, but I felt this first one gave depth to the relationship between Steve and Jenny that I didn't think was there yet. 

  Steve had been good friends with Jenny and Gabe before Gabe died, so it was natural for Jenny to turn to him to lean on.  He was engaged, but his fiance was not someone that Jenny had every approved up.  Being so wrapped up in her grief and legal battle that she isn't even aware when Steve breaks things off with his fiance. And she is even more clueless when it comes to his feelings for her. 

Like life, this one is messy and the ending leaves some things unresolved and surprised me.  While I do think it is a happy ending, it didn't end the way I expected it to, and that was a nice change! 

I received a complimentary ecopy of Just Destiny from the author in exchange for my unbiased review. 

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About the author: Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. 

Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.

Theresa’s debut book, He Belongs to Me was a finalist in the General Fiction Category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards!  Her second book, Just Destiny, will be released March 31, 2014.

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Theresa said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing Just Destiny, Kristi, and for having me on your lovely blog! So glad you enjoyed the book.

Olivia-Savannah said...

Wow the blurb sounds SO interesting. Added to my too read list for sure. I wonder what she does about the baby and what these secrets could be...



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