Wednesday 22 February 2012

Review of Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti

Author: Shilpa Mudiganti

Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Date of pub: 6th March, 2012

Source: Author

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Rating 5/5

Book summary

Lyla has to move on. She’s been stuck in a rut since her heart was broken five years ago. Trying to decide about life with her fiancĂ©, Nick, she resolves to finish one last project before moving to Spain and starting a new life. That is until she is face to face with the one man who broke her heart all those years ago, Alexander Knight.

Five years ago, when Alex and Lyla meet at his friend, Andrew's grave, they fall deeply in love. But, Alex is hiding a secret that will destroy his relationship with Lyla and does. What Lyla doesn’t realize is that Alex has changed since their break-up, because of her love, only she still has hate in her heart towards him.

But now, fate has brought them together in such a way that they have no option but to remain dangerously close - dangerous enough for Lyla to fall in love with him again. How can she? Not after what she knows about Alex and what he did to Andrew.

It’s true that love can change people for the better. But is it enough? What will happen when two broken people with a past come together? Can they forgive and heal?

Source: Goodreads

My Review

First of all, points for the cover. As a reader who loves a good book wrapped up in a gorgeous cover, this on is right up there on my list.

Always You is a story about love, hurt and misunderstanding, forgiveness.
Lyla is engaged to Nick. Her life seems to be going ok, until Alex, her former ex makes an appearance - namely, them working together on a project at work - upsetting the life she had built for herself after their break-up, as well as memories of their time together five years ago.

Lyla's character is still hurting from what she thinks Alex *swoon* did five years ago, Alex is haunted by memories, and is still very much inlove with Lyla. And he wants her back.

Ms. Mudiganti did a good job of weaving the past through flashbacks, and tied all strings in the story together, ending with wonderful Happy Ever After that left me smiling, happy for the Alex and Lyla. I highly recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys a good romance. It's a wonderful, fast read.