Friday, July 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

Author:Melissa McClone
Publisher: Zondervan
Date of publication: May 2015

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God’s plan and His perfect timing.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton’s heart still hasn’t recovered.

It was me. His younger sister’s three words turn Ashton’s world upside down. He must ask Jenna’s forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

Have you ever heard the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me?"  That is how I felt at the end of this novella.  You'll see why in a minute.  Jenna is a photographer who has spent the last two years. putting her life back together after being left at the alter.  Her former fiance accused her of something she didn't do and called it off.  Now he is on her door step asking her for a big favor and finally apologizing for accusing her.  

I struggled with this story because I genuinely liked Jenna.  I am also a sucker for second chance love. I was behind Jenna and Ash finding their way back to each other and falling in love again.  I felt like both had made big changes in their lives and were coming back to the table with a new perspective.  However, relationships are about trust and faith and when Ash betrays Jenna's trust again, I personally had a hard time getting behind them.  The way Ash was so quick to not believe her again made me question his growth.  I understand forgiveness and did applaud Jenna for finding it in her heart to forgive again, but I would have been reluctant to tell her to trust again.  

So for the most part, I did like this story.  It is a sweet second chance love story.  I just couldn't get behind them for a third time.  

About the author:

Melissa McClone has published more than thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.

Find Melissa online: website, Twitter, Facebook

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Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for hosting a stop on the Picture Perfect Love tour! Appreciate it.

Moosehog83 said...

we'd all understand if you didn't do this today. I'd have to take weeks off for lily and she's my daughters

Unknown said...

A really honest review! I enjoyed reading it, thanks!

Janine said...

I loved this book

dstoutholcomb said...

loved this story

Unknown said...

Visited and this, I can't wait to read!

wickster72 said...

I like how you gave a honest review. I still want to read it.