Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review: Saving Jake by Sharon Sala

by Sharon Sala

Love heals in New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala's newest contemporary romance
There is always hope
After eight years in the Marines, Jacob Lorde returns to Blessings, Georgia, with no plans other than to hole up in his empty house and heal what's left of his soul. But with a charming next door neighbor and a town full of friendly people, keeping to himself is easier said than done.
As long as you can come home
Laurel Payne understands far too well what Jake is going through, after witnessing her late husband experience similar problems. She's in no hurry to jump into another relationship with a complicated guy, but their attraction is undeniable-and perhaps exactly what both of them need.
Blessings, Georgia Series:
Count Your Blessings (e-novella)
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand By You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)

My review: 4.5 Stars!
Are you a Liane Moriarty fan? Her books are favorites of mine, and just a few pages in to Saving Jake, I felt a vibe so similar to Moriarty's that I couldn't wait to get further in!  Sharon Sala has a gift- she weaves he stories of her likable characters together so effortlessly, just as Liane Moriarty does, and it's amazing. I also adore multiple POVs because without it, I'm always wondering what the other side to the story is, and was glad to see that in Saving Jake as well.

Don't let the fact that this is the third book in a series keep you from giving this a try- it's absolutely not necessary to the story. In fact, Saving Jake was my first Sharon Sala book so I was completely unfamiliar with her Blessings, Georgia world. No matter- you'll do just fine without reading the first two, although I will say I've added the other two books to my TBR.

Poor Laurel (and Jake!) has been through so much, it's heart-breaking. There was no mention of Laurel's daughter, Bonnie, in the blurb, but I was delighted when she made her appearance- I love to read about sweet children, and Bonnie was certainly that. There's a whole cast of small-town characters who add to the story, a story I just couldn't put down. You'll find wit, romance, a bit of suspense, yet a satisfying ending. I imagine your TBR have the other Blessings, Georgia books added to it once you are finished.





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