It’s a tour day today, and I’m excited to be sharing Joshilyn Jackson’s latest release, Someone Else’s Love Story with you!
About Joshilyn Jackson:
Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including Gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.
About Someone Else’s Love Story:
I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K
For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She’s finishing college; raising her delightful three-year-old genius son, Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo; and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Christian mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough to deal with before she gets caught in the middle of a stickup in a gas station mini-mart and falls in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who steps between the armed robber and her son to shield the child from danger.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god has his own baggage. When he looked down the barrel of the gun in the gas station he believed it was destiny: it’s been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice.
Now, William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
Someone Else’s Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be. It’s a story about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need.
Oh, but how I enjoyed Joshilyn Jackson’s Someone Else’s Love Story! The fluid storytelling, complex characters, and surprising twists makes this a captivating tale of life, love, and second chances. I will admit to rolling my eyes at Shandi in the beginning, she’s very much a young woman with her head in the clouds – even as she realizes that she has to have both feet firmly on the ground for her son.
There’s drama and danger, right out of the gate. There’s reflection on love and loss – a trip down memory lane, and the anger that follows. There’s a woman who’s buried her past so deep she doesn’t know if she can dig it up to face it. There’s a man who needs to realize that love is worth fighting for. And there’s a flow of words that ties it all together.
By the end of Someone Else’s Love Story, all of the stories wrap up into one enchanting read with happy endings all around – but not the ones you’d expect. Add this to your TBR pile, then let me know what you think when you’ve read it!
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Have you read Someone Else’s Love Story? What did you think? And if you haven’t, read on to win your own copy!
Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours, I have one copy of Someone Else’s Love Story for you. This one’s open to US & Canada residents. To enter, fill out the form below before December 16th. Good luck!