Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review: Vision of Hope by S Moose

Three lives.
One mistake.
One decision.

She was my life; my whole world until a surprise visit left me confused and angry. Then, one night changes everything, and now I have to make a decision that'll change my future. I still love her, but someone else is showing me what it's like to live.

I made the biggest mistake and now I'm left alone, hoping he'll forgive me and take me back. People make mistakes and deserve a second chance. I'm going to show him how true our love is and we'll get through this obstacle and have our forever. I'll fight for him until the end.

My decision to take this position in Wilmington is everything I want and more. I'm working with talented doctors and nurses, but there's one who touches me in more ways than one. Slowly, he's letting me in and slowly, I'm falling for him. But his heart belongs to another woman. Should I fight for him or let go?

Everything happens for a reason.

4 Fabulous Stars!

Review by Jen Hagen

When I first saw the blurb for this book I knew I had to read it as I love it when a choice has to be made between two lovers.   I was also excited to see that it stated that it could be read as a standalone, since I had not read the previous 2 books in the series.  As soon as I started the book I felt immensely lost.  Even after completing the book I still didn’t feel like I knew the entire backstory of the group – I was missing a large piece of the puzzle.  At this point I felt I could only give the book 3.5 stars as too much was missing, but after receiving the second installment where Jensen is first introduced, I felt much better about the story and could give it a higher rating of 4 stars.    I won’t delve into details that came about in book 2, but rather focus on what this review is meant for – book 3.

Jensen is a medical director and has recently had his girlfriend, Lisa, move away to attend college.  This distance between them will prove to be difficult as they are used to spending all their time together, and truth be told, his girlfriend Lisa is a whiney, needy girl.  But I digress…Jensen sees something in her that I failed to see.

“Since I met you…” He pauses, stroking my face. ”…my life has meaning.  You give me reason, Lisa.  I was lost and broken, and you found me.”

Fallyn has moved miles away from her past in Montana and is taken in by a group of friends that have all been featured at some point in the Vision series.  I liked Fallyn.  She has faced despair head on and has risen above the lowest point in her life.  She had her moment of weakness back in Montana, but now she is determined to live again.  She becomes a very good friend to Jensen and listens to his girlfriend problems…which are quite significant and frequent.

Lisa seems to be significantly younger than Jensen although I could never quite figure out the ages.  She is young and immature.  It seems that Jensen is constantly having to tell her how much he loves her and fighting for her feelings to be reciprocated.

“You’re my girlfriend and the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.  I hope you realize and know how much you mean to me and how much I love you.” 

Jensen decides he needs to try harder to make an effort to see Lisa, unfortunately that surprise visit doesn’t go as planned.  He returns home into the comforting arms of Fallyn.  They have had deep meaningful talks and Fallyn has opened up to him about her past – something that she has buried deep and hurts her to talk about .  They spend a lot of time together and each one brings a smile and a sense of comfort to their overshadowing pasts.  Eventually the lines of friendship are going to become blurred. Even after suffering a recent heartbreak, Jensen lets it be known that he is willing for something to develop between him and Fallyn.  I was thrown for a little whiplash with that considering that he had a ring in his pocket for Lisa, but suddenly wants Fallyn.

“I think I’ve made it clear that I want you.  But I’m going to take my time because you need to realize that I’m falling for you and you are not a rebound.” 

Lisa isn’t going to give up without a fight though. “You’ll come back to me and when you do, I’ll make you beg me to come back.”  (I could not stand this whiney wench!!)

To me it’s a no-brainer as to which girl I would choose, but Jensen is a mess.  He is living part of his life as a lie and doesn’t see a way out of that without hurting the person for whom he is hiding the truth.   Throughout the story we hear from three points of view.   The extra views thrown in are very informative and I enjoyed hearing from them all.  I did find a few scenes to be incomplete and not flowing, but the hot mess of the entire story made me forget those.  I admit…I love these kind of stories!  I found this to be a quick read that I couldn’t put down. 

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