My #bookreview of EVERY FIVE YEARS by Christine Ardigo

EVERY FIVE YEARS by Christine Ardigo

BLURB:

Do you believe in second chances? Third? Fourth? Destiny’s determined to keep offering another shot…if they’re brave enough to grab it.

Heather, the quirky non-conformist, is the complete opposite of her conventional, yet highly sought after boyfriend, Lance. She doesn’t know it yet, but her perfect boyfriend isn’t perfect for her. When Nicolo, a vibrant new employee starts at her job, he ignites a fire inside her, and she finds herself second-guessing her boring future as a lawyer’s wife.

Nicolo always questioned his purpose in this world, until Heather’s dynamic personality finds a way into his heart. She makes him believe he can conquer the world, while he gives her a glimpse at an adventurous future. Before they reveal their true feelings, a vindictive boss fires Nicolo, leaving Heather with no possibility of contacting him.

Five years later, Lance, deeply engrossed in law school, has yet to propose. During a rare night out, fate reunites Heather with Nicolo and that old spark is still very much alive. Torn between losing him again and the emotions she can no longer suppress, they launch into a powerful love affair. Heather discovers passion and warmth, and knows she must leave Lance.

With love this perfect, what tears them apart a second time?

Fate continues to step in, as Heather and Nicolo cross paths every five years. Will they ever fulfill their destiny, or will insecurities keep them apart?

Every Five Years is a witty, heartfelt story of true love and what happens when life keeps getting in the way.

**Can be read as a Stand Alone or part of The Fix It or Get Out Series**

MY REVIEW:

I was introduced to Heather in Christine Ardigo’s book Cheating To Survive.  This story goes into more detail about Heather’s on-again off-again relationship with Nicolo.

Heather’s family came from the poorer side of town, so she was surprised when Lance, from an affluent family, took a shine to her and wanted to start dating.  Feeling pressure from her High School friends, especially her best friend Brooke, and her family, she agreed to date him.  Even against all her misgivings, she found herself married to the selfish, overbearing Lance.  The problem was, she’s really in love with Nicolo.  So this is a tale of love lost and the missed chances in life.

When I read Heather’s character in Cheating To Survive, I felt empathy for her plight.  But after reading how she let herself end up in such a loveless, hate filled marriage, I can’t.  Everything that happened to her, was her own choice.  Heather is supposed to be a free-thinking, out-of-the-box person, so I just can’t see her marrying someone that wanted to change her.  I guess it’s because I faced a similar situation in High School.  The boy who wanted to marry me was just as controlling as Lance.  But I choose me over him.

Who I really felt sorry for, was Nicolo.  He was stood-up, twice, by Heather, without any explanations.  He tried to go on with his life, but everywhere he turned, Heather was in his memories.  Eventually, he settled for second-best, not realizing the trap he’d made for himself.

This book goes into plenty of detail from High School to the hospital that Heather’s working at in the first book.  After that, it kind of skips and feels rushed.  If I hadn’t read the first book, I think I might have gotten lost in the whys and wherefores of her actions.

Even though I don’t like the younger Heather, I did sympathize with the older Heather, after she had to live with her consequences.  The whole point of a story is to make you feel, whether good or bad, and Christine accomplished that purpose.  I fell in love with Heather’s children and I was happy with her victory over Lance and Blanca, the mother-in-law from hell.  There are a lot of emotional ups and downs in this well-written tale, so keep a box of tissues handy.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it for all romance lovers.  I give it 4 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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