Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Color of Loneliness ( Color #1) by Madeleine Beckett

 Color of Loneliness (Color, #1)

 Published September 16, 2012

Myra Sommers, an attractive young copy editor living in Philadelphia, makes the tough decision to return to her family home in Nyssa, Oregon. A recent death leaves her with no remaining family, and she decides to heal and regroup there. Her decision to leave is solidified by recent revelations involving her cheating ex-boyfriend, Trent.

Myra parts ways with her only friend, Susie O’Connor, a zany woman who’s more than a little insane. In Nyssa, Myra finds little immediate comfort in her “new” home which is literally falling apart around her. She sinks into a deep depression, exacerbated by her feelings of loneliness and isolation in the small town.

When she realizes that she’s going to have to hire someone to do repairs on her broken-down home, She gets the name of a local contractor, Dylan Lawson, who has done work for him in the past.

Dylan can’t help but notice that Myra is young, single, and beautiful, which makes him suspicious of her real reason for calling him. The women in Nyssa pursue him relentlessly but he’s not in the least bit interested.

Slowly, a reluctant friendship develops between the pair, followed by romantic feelings which neither of them can fight. However, their painful past experiences threaten to tear them apart. Can they move beyond their despair and open their hearts to love?

Rating: 4.3 Stars
I appreciate Ms. Beckett's request for our review and am happy to say I enjoyed the first installment of the Color series. In fact, I can not wait until the second one is released. She about killed me when the first one ended and left me hanging. 

As a reader, you find yourself getting so wrapped up in the sagas of Myra and Dylan that you do not realize the book is almost over and then WHAM....you reach the last page! 

Myra, bless her heart has endured so much...love lost, heart broken, lives lost. She decides to leave the hustle and bustle of Philly and move across the country for a fresh start. 

Upon meeting Dylan you can't help think...what the HELL is his problem???? Then the wall falls and you, along with Myra, fall in love with Dylan.

Thank goodness that Susie is around, well via the telephone anyhow. She keeps the situations light and dirty! Everyone needs a friend like Susie in their lives. 

Ms. Beckett...I CAN NOT WAIT FOR Color #2!!!! 

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