Summary : A light read that's everything you want, and nothing you're predicting.
Second Chances #3
Publication Date: October 6, 2014
“I was the little girl who loved you from afar. I was the woman who gave herself away for you and ended up losing a lot of who she was.”
“Then allow me to give back some of what I stole.”
After being dumped by her fiancé, Eleanor Carrington flees to Paris to help her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan with absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her.
What she doesn’t need is for her first Grand Amour, Zachary Murdoch, to burst back into her life. Whatever shit-show she’s just been through was a stroll. What Zach put her though was a climb up Mount Everest. Barefoot. In a bikini.
Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Loving her is what he lost the right to. Because there’s a reason he broke up with Lenor and that reason is why she’s in Paris.
But Paris is known as the City of Love…
Will he be her turn at love?
I’m not going to lie, I am a little upset that I came across contemporary romance author, Marion Croslydon’s Second Chance Series, at Book 3 with, You Turn, but I am happy I found it. In fact, I’m overjoyed.
Lenor Carrington grew up loving her neighbor, Zach Murdoch. Hailing from the Hamptons, both are surrounded by family and friends that enjoy indulging in every excess life can afford them. While Lenor manages to escape the pressures, Zach can’t say no. After a terrible summer, Zach finds himself spiraling out of control, and breaking Lenor’s heart.
Flash forward five years, and it’s Lenor’s turn to let loose. After suffering from her second broken heart, Lenor decides it’s time for her to live for her…that is until Zach suddenly reappears in her life. As her world is burning around her, Zach is trying to repay Lenor with the support and friendship that he should have shown her five years ago. But, Lenor just wants to forgive, forget and move on. Finally.
You Turn is told mainly from Lenor’s point of view, with frequent flashbacks of the events that occurred five years earlier in the Hamptons, which lead to the rift between Zach and Lenor. Croslydon’s writing style makes it effortless for the reader to seamlessly shift from present to past, and understand wholly who her characters were and who they’ve become.
You Turn could have been a predictable and cheesy read, but instead it was unexpectedly romantic and realistic. Croslydon threw in twists and turns that I never saw coming as well as a deeper exploration of her character’s emotions. This story kept me rooting for the characters from the beginning, and it was a light read I didn’t want to put down.
I really enjoyed reading You Turn, and I look forward to reading more work by Marion Croslydon.
A free copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
About Marion Croslydon
Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her London writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.
Her debut novel, Oxford Whispers, a New Adult paranormal romance, won the IndieReader Discovery Award, 2013. Her contemporary romances, No Reverse and Fast Forward, were Amazon bestsellers, both in the New Adult and Kindle Top 50 charts. Please get in touch with HER: marion AT marioncroslydon DOT com
By the way Marion wrote that bio, but she likes using the third-person. It makes her feel as cool as shit 😉