Friday, November 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel


One day a week. That was his rule. And it was also our downfall.
My marriage to Hank was one of convenience. When I got pregnant at sixteen, he took me in and kept a roof over my na├»ve head. We had an agreement—we could sleep with whomever we wanted so long as our children were kept in the dark. It worked great… until it didn’t.
Cocky Jack Swanson was never supposed to be mine. His marriage was open, but his heart was guarded… until he slowly let me in, revealing an alluring man with a painful past. With him, I felt what love could be. I felt wanted… needed. I’d never wanted to fall in love… but then I did.
And now… the rules have changed.
Jack isn’t the same man I fell for. Broken and gutted from his divorce, he’s a shell of who he once was. Sullen and worn down. I know I can bring the good in him back out, if only he’ll let me in. If only he’ll just stay, instead of giving me all his reasons to go.

4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved Ten Reasons to stay but the one thing that I did not like was Jack.  He frustrated and annoyed me and quite frankly I may have hated him. When I found out that the second book would be Jack and Jessica’s story, I was hesitant but at the same time completely intrigued.  I wanted to see if Jack would redeem himself.  If I would get to see the situation with his wife from his point of view. And most of all once I did get all of that would I fall for him?  The answer is yes!!  

This story starts off at the same place as the first book.  But we are now seeing it from Jack’s point of view as well as Jessica’s.  I honestly felt bad for Jack at times because I think he truly loved Corinne.  I think they both loved each other but you see more that these two just were not meant to be together.  We also see that some moments from the first book may not have been what they seemed. So, we do get Jack’s point of view and yes it made me feel for him and understand him but at the same time I did want more.  

I thought that it would be hard to actually like and feel something for Jessica.  She was the other woman, after all.  But I couldn’t have been more wrong.  To see what she has been through, a loveless marriage, a cheating husband, parents who want nothing to do with her.  When she meets Jack, he treats her in a way that no one ever has. For the first time in her life she truly feels what it is like to be loved by someone.  I really loved her character and felt so much for her.  

After we move on from the past, it is now two years later when Jessica finds that Jack is living right in her neighborhood.  She is still married; her children are a little older and her feelings for Jack never went away.  She knew that he was never truly hers back then, but she’s also not sure that he will be now.  He is in no way the same man that she fell in love with.  He is in bad shape, no longer caring about the materialistic things in life. And honestly, based on his appearance it seems he has stopped caring about himself as well.  But when Jessica gets good news, he is the first person she wants to share it with.  And this is where their second chance story really begins.  Their feelings for each other never went away.   Will they be able to make it work this time?  Will her husband be so willing to let her go? You will have to read to find out.  

I really did enjoy this book.  I think the moments in the past could have been expanded on a little more.  If you did not read the first book you may be a little confused, so I definitely recommend it.  But once these two meet up again I loved it.  I loved seeing the love between the two of them and how much they both changed.  They were meant to find each other gain.  Jessica was meant to be in Jack’s life.  I think Ms. Knoebel definitely did their story justice. It is filled with drama and angst and he made me love and feel for two characters that I wasn’t sure I could love.  And I absolutely loved the ending.  

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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She’s a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her fifteenth novel, Ten Reasons to Stay.

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