Where We Belong by Eve Connell

Two Words. Mesmerising And Enchanting. That is how I would describe Where We Belong.

This book has to be one of the most beautifully written stories I’ve ever read. Truly a tale of old fashioned romance and second chances this is definitely one for those romantic at heart – just look at how gorgeous the cover is!

Synopsis

One man diving into the past.

One woman emerging from the depths.

At the age of seventeen, Amelia Baide won silver at the Olympic Games and was the second-fastest woman in the pool. Then one tragic night she crashed into a lake and was dragged out without a pulse. Now twenty-four, she is still haunted by it and hasn’t swum again. Until this year’s anniversary of the accident. It is a day unlike any other and a strange turn of events finds Amelia back at a swimming pool.

Harry Jamieson had eyes for one girl, while women and the media had eyes for him. As a trainer of Olympic athletes, he was an in-demand man. Until one boozy morning after … But from bad luck to pure chance he runs into his old flame, Amelia, at a swimming pool no less. She doesn’t remember a thing from the night of the crash.

And Harry knows every single secret.

The pair joins forces—a comeback for Amelia and Harry’s ultimate coaching opportunity. But dodging waves is hard to do; and even the strongest swimmer may sink.

Where We Belong is a second-chance love story for young and old, for swimming enthusiasts and romantics at heart.

My Review

Oh. My. Gosh. THIS BOOK! Just so many feels!! It’s just so, so, beautiful and heart felt and up-lifting!! I felt so damn good when I finished the book, I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so hard

*insert a happy crying face here*

But my gushing aside, I don’t know how anyone could not love this book. It’s a story of hope, love and new beginnings – of overcoming every fear you’ve ever lived with and coming out the other side a better and happier person. It definitely made my day a little brighter.

Amelia Baide was once the second fastest woman in the pool and won an Olympic Silver Medal as a teenager. All set to become the next greatest thing her life was going, well, swimmingly. But after one fatal night her world drastically changed.

Now 24 she hasn’t set a foot in the water since that night 6 years ago – crashing into a lake and drowning has made the one thing she loved her ultimate fear. Nightmares of that night, the night she died for several long minutes and lost everything, haunt her everyday and she now merely goes through the motions of her life but isn’t truly living it.

Harry Jamieson was one of Amelia’s bestfriends and teammates – he was there cheering her on and supporting her for as long as she can remember but after that night she never saw him again.

Unlike Amelia, Harry can remember everything about that night in the lake and his guilt has eaten away at him ever since. Like Amelia he too hasn’t set foot in the pool and now stands firmly on the edge training other Olympic hopefuls. With him being in high demand his life was going well until one drunken night goes a step too far and now he’s losing contracts thick and fast.

With both of them still drowning in the past a chance encounter brings them back together. Now back in his life Harry can’t let go of her again and offers her the chance of a life time – to train with him and live her Olympic dream.

The two begin a journey of intensive training and get closer by the day. But Amelia is still in the dark about what really happened that night and Harry knows every sordid detail. When it all finally comes to the surface will Amelia be able to face the truth or will she find herself drowning in helplessness and despair once again?

Harry and Amelia’s connection runs deep both in and out of the pool – the highs and lows of their relationship make for a beautiful read. This is truly a story of second chances, determination and hope – that even when you feel like you have nothing left you keep fighting until the bitter end.

This story is a remarkable read told brilliantly from both Harry’s and Amelia’s points of view. Each character had their own troubles and heartache but together they fought for each other and the dream they thought they’d lost all those years ago. You will laugh and you will most definitely cry but throughout it all you’ll be rooting for these two right up until the last page. Every competition Amelia competes in feels like you’re there on the side lines cheering her on and when Harry is watching her from the side of the pool you’ll feel his excitement and nerves as your own.

Any true romantics at heart or swimming enthusiasts will adore this book. The secrets about that fateful night are slowly drip fed to us over the course of the story and will have you enraptured until its all out in the open. But most importantly its a story of second chances – in life and love. It will teach you that not matter how bad it gets, no matter what stands in your way, you have to fight for what you believe in, for what your heart truly desires.

A story that will suck you in and capture your heart, this second chance romance will leave you reeling. Inspiring, beautiful and heartfelt – Where We Belong has it all. Just make sure you have some tissues, chocolate and wine on standby, you’ll need them. 

Read Where We Belong For Yourself…

AMAZON US / UK / AU / CA

About Eve Connell


Writer, kid-at-heart, awesome partner, graphic design dabbler, book lover.

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Crash Ride by T Gephart

Book Two in the Power Station series Crash Ride is finally here – yay! Now we get to read all about Megs and her Troy Harris – double yay! 😉

Synopsis

Megan Winters had lusted over Troy Harris, drummer for international rock band Power Station, for years. Not being the type of girl who was invited backstage, her fantasies had stayed just that, fantasies. When her best friend unexpectedly starts dating one of the other band members it puts her on a crash course at war with her libido. Her solution— they need to have sex. Surely once she had scratched that itch, and saw the fantasy didn’t live up to the reality she could move on. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

Troy Harris vowed to stay away from Megs. The sexy, smart and funny blonde left his mind and his body feeling like a pretzel. No matter how attracted he was to her, she was a no-go zone. The best friend of his best friend’s girlfriend? Cue the reality show. But when she gives him the chance to have a one-night no strings good time, there was no way he could turn that down. Maybe she was right. One night, and then they could go back to being just friends.

Both of them were delusional.

Book two of the Power Station series.

My Review

I’m completely and utterly in love with this series! When I heard we were getting more of Power Station I was all over it the instant it hit my kindle!! Especially as we get to read all about Megs and Troy Harris!! They were such great characters in the first book, especially Megs who I find absolutely hilarious!

The beginning of the book covers the very first time the girls meet Power Station and the start of Dan and Ash’s truly brilliant relationship drama. Megan has always loved, and by loved I mean borderline obsessive stalker loved, the band Power Station and her passion for drummer Troy Harris is widely known. So when she gets to meet the main man himself it’s no surprise she throws herself at him – literally.

But Troy made himself and Dan a promise that he would never date/sleep with a girl that would complicate their friendship. Dating the bestfriend of his bestfriend’s girlfriend? Yeah that’s pretty damn complicated. So he vows to stay away from her and stay firmly in the friend-zone. But with some pretty heavy tension between the two of them it isn’t easy.

When Megs in her great wisdom decides they just need one night together – one night to scratch the itch and get over their feelings – then go back to how they were, Troy is unable to say no.

Of course nothing is ever that easy, and one night will never be enough.

What started out as something that was never meant to be complicated goes to become one giant clusterfuck, and when shit hits the fan will it be too late?

With some incredibly funny scenes that I’ve now come to expect from T Gephart I completely adored reading this next instalment. Megs is just so brash and down right hilarious – hers and Troy’s relationship was great and their phone conversations were A-MA-ZING! But at the same time this book deals with some pretty heavy stuff which was just so beautifully written and didn’t bring the story down but instead gave it yet another level.

Megs is definitely my favourite kind of crazy and her Power Station obsession was one of the best things about the book. The fact Dan and Ash, as well as the rest of Power Station were also quite prominent in the book was even better – I love these guys!

The boys of Power Station are well and truly on my list of go to book boyfriends now, and they are showing no signs of coming off it if the series continues to be as fabulous!

Crash Ride is witty and the best kind of crazy with a massive side-helping of sexy and a whole lot of feels. If you’re not obsessing over Power Station as much as Megs by the end of the book you obviously didn’t read it properly.

Read  Crash Ride for yourself here…

AMAZON US / UK / AU

iBOOKS / B&N / KOBO

About T Gephart

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia. T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past “colorful” experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don’t have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

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