Friday, January 22, 2016

Review Tour: Love on the Horizon by A.M. Madden

Title: Love on the Horizon
Series: A Breaking the Rules Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Romance Stand Alone
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Love isn't always smooth sailing.
Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny. 
Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he's ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.
Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?
Love on The Horizon is a contemporary romantic comedy meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.

3.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Rebecca Stanton is in a rut. She's just graduated from college with a degree that isn't getting her a real job and hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. She doesn't think she can sink any lower, but when she's fired from her job at Hooter's she's proven wrong. The youngest of five kids, she's living with her parents in New Jersey and needs to do something drastic. When she sees an ad for cruising she gets the idea of working on a cruise ship. Her classes in marketing should help. Her family thinks she's crazy but when she scores and interview in Florida, she can't pack her bags fast enough.

"Rebecca Anne Stanton, this is a stupid idea!"
"Mom, I'm pretty sure this is the smartest thing I've done since graduating. I love you. I'll be fine. Just wish me luck."

Sunset Cruise Lines Corporate offices are impressive. When she is interviewed by more and more people, she thinks that maybe she may score the job for the Entertainment Staff Coordinator. Her next to the last interview is with Ricky Burrows. He's an eccentric overly enthusiastic assistant to the Cruise Director. These two hit if off right away and he can't wait for her to meet Marco Puglia. He's the new director originally from Florence. He's worked with the line for the last seven years.

The moment the Italian Adonis walked into the room, Rebecca almost lost it.

Either he hadn't noticed the drool that dampened my chin or he was completely used to women reacting like a St. Bernard in need of a water bowl.

The interview goes well, in spite of Rebecca's loss of concentration. Since this is a dual POV story, we can read Marco's thoughts.

Regardless of my limited choices, Rebecca would be off-limits. I would be her boss...a no-no. Hiring her would make my life hard. Yet, letting her walk away after now meeting such an exquisite creature would be harder.

Thus starts an adventure on the high seas. Marco gives her a wide berth-he can't afford to cross the line and create problems for either one of them. Rebecca is put off by his sometimes impersonal treatment of her. He finds out that she is hurt and tries to make up for it. Then there are the complications from the cruise line itself. And interfering ex's. And meddling family members. There seems to be no end to the obstacles that these two face. But when it's real it's real and rough waters are no match for true love!

"Life isn't about a few special moments. It's about millions and millions of moments, both good and bad, that all fuse together to create a colorful life."

Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. "It's all about the HEA." A.M. Madden's debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair. A.M.'s stories are heartfelt, realistic romances. A.M. believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romance that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they knew them personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love. A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author. Copyright © A.M. Madden, Author, All rights reserved.


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