Blog Tour: Love Rekindled: Michelle Lynn

Love Rekindled 
(Love Surfaced Series, Book 2) 
Michelle Lynn

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Taylor Delaney is the love of my life.
She’s also the one I've hurt the most.
Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake.
One I’m not sure I can make amends from.
But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her.

Brad Ashby's here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance.
All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced.
Not that they ever went away.
I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t.
He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived.

Even if we gave our relationship another try, how can we rebuild what’s been destroyed? If we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now?


During Brad Ashby’s downward spiral in Love Surfaced, readers knew he was dating a girl, but something happened to send her running. Now, more than two years later, Brad has gotten his life back in order, kicked his drug habit, and is working to find his place in a world without swimming.

Taylor Delaney returned to her hometown as soon as graduation was over, trying to put her heartbreak behind her. Heartbroken and alone, she had nowhere else to turn when Brad ripped her heart out with his betrayal.

These two were so sweet together, but boy did they have some baggage to unpack. At their core, neither had gotten over the loss of the other, though both had tried to move on. I was shocked by the amount of issues these two had to work through. Not only did Brad implode their initial relationship, but Taylor has her own reasons to ask forgiveness from Brad. The pain they caused was immense and while I was surprised at how quickly they seemed to wade through their issues, it felt natural for the way they were together.

As Brad tries to make amends for the things he did, he is also trying to figure out how he can make swimming a part of his life again, even if he can no longer compete. I loved the addition of Wes and the challenges he brings to Brad’s journey. The agreement they make seems like the perfect way for Brad to grow up, keep a job, and still have time around the pool.

Piper and Tanner do not play huge roles in this story except in the wings, but they have news as part of the epilogue that was certainly fun to hear. 

This was another easy romance with swimming in the background. Where training and a focus on the Olympics permeated Love Surfaced, this was more about Brad figuring out how to keep swimming in his life despite his past mistakes. 
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. 
I'm a cheater. There. I said it. Two years ago, I fell into a hole, and as fast as my fingers clawed to escape, the dirt continued to pile on me. I'm not saying it's an excuse. I'm not even saying she should forgive me. Although, I hope she does. But I can't live without her anymore. I tried. I found a girl and proposed to her, while imagining the delicate finger I slid the ring on belonged to someone else. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't go through with marrying anyone but her. For sure, I never thought I'd say this, but I'm nothing without her. She brings out the good in me. That's why I'm here, in some small-ass town, to grovel my way back into her heart.

She's different now, and I'm not referring to the disappearance of her bleached blonde hair back to her natural brown. I loved her as a blonde, but the dark suits her better. I wouldn't care if she had rainbow-colored hair. I'm not sitting outside the hospital where she works, watching her walk to her car like some stalker, because she’s gorgeous. I’m here because of her heart and kindness. That’s what I’m fighting to get back. The package it comes in is just an added bonus.

Her ponytail swings back and forth as she laughs with what I hope is a co-worker, unless she's turned lesbian in the last two years. She waves good-bye to the girl and throws her purse into the passenger seat of her Jetta. The car has a little more rust than it did back in the day, but it's held up well. Still, it’s old and she deserves something newer.

She pulls out of her parking space, and my heart constricts as I watch her drive away from me again. I should duck down so she doesn’t see me, but my eyes won't veer from her. The beat-up Jetta passes and my stomach clenches. My hand itches to yank the car handle open. My feet beg to disobey and run to her. I don't have to, because she slams on the breaks and her eyes are locked on mine. Hope pours from mine while hers fume with anger.

Love Surfaced 
(Love Surfaced Series, Book 1)
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Rachel's 4.5 star review

The equations are simple.

Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits

Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle.

Ignoring swarming butterflies.
Brushing off skipped heartbeats.
Settling on lingering stares.

Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.

One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain.

Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?

Michelle Lynn
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USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


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