Thursday, January 14, 2016

Release Blitz: Love to Love You by Isabelle Richards

For richer or poorer, in good times and in bad. After a long year of heartache and loss, Chase and Arianna pulled together the shattered pieces of their hearts and rebuilt a relationship that is stronger and more secure than ever before. Letting go of the mistakes of their past, their focus is on the future— their happily ever after. Happily ever after… Those three simple words are filled with so much promise, as though a wedding is the gateway to a lifetime of bliss. It sounds so easy. When it comes to Chase and Arianna, nothing ever comes easy. Now that Arianna is rebuilding her career and the start of the football season approaches, she and Chase are pulled in opposite directions. Hectic travel schedules, never ending work demands, and intense media scrutiny have the power shatter even in the most secure relationships Their relationship cracked under the pressure of their celebrity lifestyle in the past, for them to avoid repeating mistakes from the past, compromises will have to be made. Begging the question— how much are they willing to sacrifice? How far are they willing to go to save their relationship? It’s one thing to say love can endure through “good times and in bad,” it’s quite another to mean it.  
    5 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

"I choose you! I choose us! And every damn thing that comes along with it."

Both Hate to Love You and Love to Hate You decimated my heart. When HTLY ended, I was so frustrated and exhausted with the constant back and forth between Ari Aldrich and Chase Brennan. When would these two stop with the games and just get together? In LTHY their relationship took a totally different turn. Chase was the strong one who knew he pursued Ari and wouldn't let anything or anyone come between them. Ari broke my heart in that book-she spiraled after her father's death's revealed some ugly truths and she battled with drug addiction. But the ending left my heart light and lifted and swooning. 

This man turns me to mush and almost make me want to ignore practicality and responsibility and run away into a whimsical fairy tale. 

When I heard Ms. Richards was writing a novella for them about their wedding I couldn't wait for it to release. But then I read that Love to Love You would be a full blown story and I couldn't help but wonder what more could there be to write about? One thing I hate in stories is when there is contrived drama; drama just to fill pages. So when I received my copy of LTLY, I dove in with no expectations. This is a lengthy book but I devoured it! What more is there to write about? There is so much that happens in this book your head will spin! 

When LTLY opens, Ari and Chase are at the top of their games. Ari has so many plates spinning in the air with her endorsements going on and her charity work, not to mention she and Chase just got back from helping to build an orphanage over in Africa. She is utterly exhausted but she has to make room in her overly crowded calendar to plan a wedding. Chase is about to start back with a new season of football. He's feeling the pressure, since the Niner's have back to back Super Bowl Championships and he keeps getting hounded about a three peat. 

When you're charging for your second victory, everyone's cheering for you. When you're trying to make history, everyone's waiting for you to fail.

On top of the football pressures, he is equally busy with endorsements and is still the reigning prince of San Francisco. Everyone wants a piece of him for their products. He just wants to finally marry Ari. 

I've wanted to marry Ari for almost a decade. I've waited long enough. 

But you know what goes up must come down. A jealous spiteful player is about to send these two into the seventh circle of hell. That is only the tip of the iceberg. They will face betrayal and resistance from within their own camps. This one incident will turn the public's adoration into hatred and that would be enough to break some people. 

"Fuck you!" I scream. "You don't get to quit on me!"

Given Ari and Chase tumultuous past, will they be able to keep their relationship solid while the ground beneath their feet seems to be caving in? Ari has only recently recovered from her drug problems-when faced with losing everything will she fall back into bad habits? 

"There was a time in my life when I'd sacrifice everything for my career. I'm just not there anymore."

I loved the first two books and believe me this one does not disappoint! All three of these stories span large chunks of time with well developed characters and I felt like I knew them so well. They would have something smack them in the face and I would think, hmm...if I know Ari she's going to ...Don't you love when characters become your friends between the pages? There are enemies to lovers stories that come out all the time; as it's one of my favorite topics I read more than my fair share of them. But this series is one of my favorites and I hope Ms. Richards will continue this series for a long time. Let's just say that at the end, the reader is left with LOTS of new characters that are just waiting to have their stories told! 

"I want you to know that I still wake up each morning searching for new ways to show you I love you. New ways to put a smile on your face. I don't ever want you to feel as though I'm one more obligation on your agenda, and I never want you to feel as though you're one on mine. So I may ask you a million times to marry me because I need for you to know I'll never stop trying to win your heart."
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About the Author
Isabelle Richards spent years as a speech writer before attempting to write fiction. An avid reader of all genres, Isabelle is drawn to romance novels as they provide an escape from daily life. Through her complex cast of characters, Isabelle creates a sanctuary for readers to dive into for a break from reality. When she is not writing, Isabelle works as an advocate for persons with disabilities in Washington, DC. Her two yellow labs are her writing partners, although they frequently sleep on the job.  
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