Title: Love Entwined
Author: M.C. Decker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2016
Are second chances possible in a world plagued with devastating loss, difficult obstacles and everyday commitments?
Having a very genuine understanding of death and grief, Ireland O’Brien has been able to put aside her anger and move forward with a career of helping orphaned children – making their lives better, even though she’s kept her own pain deeply buried within her heart.
Architectural engineer J. Bentley Roberts has also experienced his fair share of heartache. Nearly two decades ago, he suffered the loss of his role model and high school sweetheart in the same tragic accident. And, more recently, Bentley said goodbye to his marriage – leaving him to not only dust himself off, but also to help pick up his teenage son in the unsettling process.
As both of their best friends get ready to say their “I dos,” Ireland and Bentley find themselves together again after twenty years apart.
Will they be able to fight their past demons to finally find the love that’s always entwined them?
I’ve always loved a good second chance romance and a friends-to-lovers story, so this was just perfect for me. I haven’t reading anything from MC Decker before and I can’t say enough how much I liked this book.
Ireland and Bentley grew up together and were the best of friends and sweethearts, until tragedy struck and she had to move away. Twenty years later, Ireland and Bentley come face to face as each of their best friends are marrying. From that first look, they are hooked and all of those memories come rushing back.
The more they start seeing each other, the more I was smiling at this story. I was mesmerized by their deep connection and every time he called her “Shamrock” I fell for him even more. Their story is so touching and very sweet, and their attraction is hot and sexy.
Just when you think things are going along pretty smooth for them, they are faced with yet another roadblock for them. When Bentley is faced with some unexpected trauma, Ireland begins to wonder if they will ever get the happy ending they so deserve. I must admit I was a little anxious, not knowing if they would find their way back to each other. My heart really broke for Ireland and what this poor woman was put through.
As they say, love conquers all and we get just what we needed by the end of this book. The ending was so adorable and I was so happy with how perfect it was. This book will draw you in from that first chapter. Ireland is one broken woman and Bentley seems to be the missing piece she has needed to make her life complete again. It’s a beautiful story between two adorable characters that I really enjoyed in this 4 star book. If you love a second chance romance between two people who deserve a happy ending, then this is one to read.
M.C. Decker is the author of the Unspoken Series, which includes Unwritten and Unscripted, and the upcoming standalone novel Love Entwined. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband, Brian, and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Mid-Michigan and Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things '80s and '90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, "Life is better in flip flops," and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.