Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book 158: PULLED Review


Are you into contemporary romance? Do you like reading HEA books? If so, then Pulled by Amy Lichtenhan is just the book for you. True love supposedly doesn't run a smooth course, and neither does the action in Pulled.


Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery met when they were teenagers and it was love at first sight. Melanie became a much-loved member of the Montgomery family. She considered Julia and Patrick Montgomery surrogate parents and Erin Montgomery was more than her best friend, she was a sister of the heart. Melanie and Daniel knew that their love would last a lifetime. They were much more than in love.  They were soul mates. Their relationship undergoes a trial when Melanie becomes pregnant during her senior year of high school. But their unborn child is an unexpected gift and they make plans to marry and raise their child together. Unfortunately tragedy strikes when a drunk driver hits their car. Melanie is severely injured and their child is born too early. Melanie's parents aren't as forbearing as Daniel's and Melanie is whisked away to recuperate and no contact with Daniel is allowed. What follows are a series of events that result in years of unhappiness for them both.


Fast forward nine years and Melanie is married to an overbearing, pompous and abusive man. Daniel has made it through medical school and is in practice with his father but knows that there is something missing in his life. On one fateful evening Daniel and Melanie are reunited at a business dinner meeting between Daniel, Nicholas and Shane (Nick's business partner). Regrettably Daniel is there with a friend (and I use the term "friend" loosely), who just happens to be pregnant with his child. It's obvious there's still a spark between the two. How can they move forward with Melanie being married and Daniel expecting a child from another woman? Is their love doomed to failure once again? Well, I could tell you but you really should read the book. Ms. Lichtenhan has created a modern romance with fairy tale undertones. Pulled definitely isn’t all goodness and light and there are dark forces and dark personalities at work, but if you enjoy romance then this may be just the book for you.



Disclaimer: I received this book free for review purposes from the author. I was not paid, required or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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