Series: Highway 17 Series Book Two
Author: Leaona Luxx
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Cover Model: KK Raines
Cover Designer by: TE Black Designs
“I just want to say WOW. Just WOW. I seriously hated Ava. No redeeming qualities whatsoever in Changing Lanes and now she is one of my favorite people and i was rooting for her. I DID NOT see that U-turn (brillliant). I love your writing. And i love how when I read your books I get to know all characters. Not just one or two. Bravo!!! Great great job!!”
“This book! Goodness woman! Your characters are so real. You managed to make me hate Ava in Changing Lanes and love her...even at her worst...in U-Turn. And Riley! There were times I wanted to rip his heart out. Thank you for giving me this privilege! You are one damn good storyteller!”
That’s all she is and all she’ll ever be.
What in the hell was I thinking getting involved with her?
Everyone knows her reputation precedes her.
But I’ll be damned if I don’t like it.
Hurricane Ava crashes to shore wreaking havoc, the beautiful disaster she is.
And I love it.
What’s worse, she does too.
So, why am I in love with her? Because, she loves me.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Leaona, also known as Lea, lives with her husband, cat and two dogs near Myrtle Beach. She was born and raised in WV by her parents whom she adores before attending Marshall University. A small business owner and mother of three, she enjoys Carolina Panthers and Marshall University Football, reading, writing, gardening, crafts, NASCAR, TWD, hot rods, and surf fishing.
Leaona was inspired to write while she raised her family, never dreaming one day, she would be published. While loving all genres of books, Lea writes contemporary romance stories that are not your everyday love stories. Gritty and true to life, she draws from her life and loves to create her characters.
Leaona's debut novel will release June 7, 2016. Cherry Grove is the first in The Cove Series. She’s your everyday girl and lives to connect with her fans via social media. Leaona also doesn't mind dishing about her favorite authors and their books. Beach, life, and love.
What can I say about this book? Well, it was freaking awesome and not just because I consider Lea a friend but because it's an honest to goodness great read. If you read the first book, then it was really hard to like Ava...I mean really, really hard!! She made it so easy for us to dislike her. So for us to turn around and fall in love with Ava and even root for her in this book was a miracle. I found myself wanting to throttle her and then in the next minute, I wanted to hug her for what she went through. Riley, OMG - That man!! I want a Riley. I'm just throwing it out there. He knows who Ava is and he's just never cared. He loves her. All of her - even all of her ugly parts. The whole town thinks she's a whore and Riley believes she's a princess. Isn't that what we all want? That one guy that will see what everyone else doesn't see. What I took away was that age knows no bounds and it is just a number. At a time when I'm turning 40, I actually really enjoyed reading this because it gives us single ladies hope that there's a Riley out there for us. I am so glad I had the privilege to review this because it's one of those that you don't want to miss. There are some deep topics in this, PTSD being one of them. Post Traumatic Stress is so close to my heart and is such a deep passion of mine. I've been touched by it personally, and I've seen firsthand the effects that it takes on a person and Lea wrote a very real account of this in the book that will touch people. If you've ever experienced PTSD or know someone who has, the subject matter in this book will resonate with you at some point. I loved seeing all the characters from the first book in this one, and it was good seeing Ava "woman up" as I like to call it. I'm not a fan of angst. People know this and that being said...it worked in this book. The back and forth just worked. Usually, I would be pulling my hair out or something, but I didn't with this book. I didn't sleep until the very end, and I went to work with a book hangover!! It was well worth it. So, all that to say - Buy this book because you will not be sorry...it's just that good!