Serenity Woods lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes hot and sultry contemporary romances with a happy ever after, and she would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies. She also writes fantasy novels as Freya Robertson, and won the NZ Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel in 2014 for her debut epic fantasy, Heartwood.
on May 29, 2015 :
This is a lovely story, well written, with characters you care about. I think it could have been a little longer, maybe a final chapter where Hamish starts to remember things, then it would have definitely been 5 stars from me. I have just discovered Serenity Woods, both of the books I have read so far have been very well written, and I will definitely read more (probably many more!).
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 19, 2015 :
4.5 stars. This is a short but sweet contemporary romance about a soldier, Hamish, coming home minus one leg and the past 10 years worth of memories. Rose is a teacher who lost her first partner to death due to an accident. She grew up with a father in the Army and her parents frequently argued. Hamish has loved his career and now he's home on leave healing and trying to decide his future when Rose comes back into his life. They have both suffered loss yet Hamish has feelings for Rose even though he doesn't remember her. They struggle with his injuries and her fear of loving a military man. The book is short, 70 odd pages, but the author draws you into their lives. I've had the pleasure of reading several of Ms Wood' s books and love her style and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. I received a free copy of this book from the author solely in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 10, 2014 :
(review of free book)