This is my stop during the blog tour for All for Love by Susanne Matthews. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 26 may till 8 June, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
To overcome your fear, you must first face it.
Someone is out to destroy Greg Simmons and everyone he has ever loved. After an accident leaves his teenage daughter depressed and distraught, Greg will do anything to make her happy again.
Olivia Marshall lost both her fiancé and her cousin in a deadly avalanche. She has vowed never to set foot on a ski hill again. But now, working as a bodyguard with Anderson Security, Olivia must face her greatest fears to save Greg and his daughter.
Something about Olivia’s determination strikes a chord in Greg, but will she be the salvation he needs, or will he be her destruction?
You can find All for Love on Goodreads
Olivia stood on the quaint, wooden platform eagerly awaiting the train, struggling not to show how happy she was to be leaving Pine Mountain at last. She loved her family, but this visit had been much harder on her than she’d anticipated. While it had been pleasant at times, at others it had been like rubbing salt in an open wound—too painful to want to repeat any time soon. She’d especially enjoyed seeing her brother and his wife, and meeting their gorgeous six-month-old son. Holding that sweet baby in her arms had created a deep longing within her, one she knew would never go away.
She’d survived three church services without the roof opening and avenging angels striking her dead for daring to defy the Lord’s house, as she piled lie on top of lie. God knew why she couldn’t ski, why she had to keep her dreaded secret, but it didn’t make things any easier. Living like this, always on the edge afraid one falsehood would contradict another, constantly having to dodge the truth, was a miserable existence. As a bodyguard, false identities and undercover work were part and parcel of the job, but she was losing the real Olivia under a mountain of prevarications and half-truths.
It had been difficult seeing all the people who’d been her friends and had supported her skiing career. Ignoring the siren call of the mountain had been worse. The brace she’d worn for the entire visit, leaving her leg itchy and dry, had done its job at first, but her co-skiers were not easily convinced, and unless she got out of here fast, she was afraid they’d drag her to the slopes, kicking and screaming all the way. “Face your fears,” they’d said. If they only knew…
Fortunately, God had answered her prayers, and the howling wind announced the approach of another Colorado storm. She needed to be back in Denver before it struck. Pine Mountain could be cut off for days if the weather was bad enough.
“I don’t know why you have to leave again,” moaned Molly, her eighteen-year-old sister. “We hardly spent any time together. Even if you can’t ski anymore, why can’t you find work in Denver? At least you’d be closer. Pine Mountain is home. You belong here with us.” Tears brimmed her eyes.
Guilt flooded Olivia once more. She’d purposely avoided being alone with her sister, another sin for which she’d have to atone. It wasn’t Molly’s fault she resembled Tamara. Genes were genes.
About the Author:
Susanne Matthews grew up as an avid reader of all types of books, but always with a penchant for happily ever after romances. In her imagination, she travelled to foreign lands, past and present, and soared into the future. Today, she has made her dreams come true. A retired educator, she now gets to spend her time writing, so she can share her adventures with her readers. She loves the ins and outs of romance, and the complex journey it takes to get from the first word to the last period of a novel. As she writes, her characters take on a life of their own, and she shares their fears and agonies on the road to self-discovery and love.
Susanne lives in Cornwall, Ontario with her husband. She has three adult children and five grandchildren. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, chatting on the Internet with her writer friends, and hearing from her readers.
I enjoyed reading All for Love. What I liked is that it had some suspense in it and left me wanting to finish reading so I could see what happened. Greg had to hire a body guard to protect his daughter when someone was after him. Olivia was assigned to watch them both. It was suppose to happen but something happened between Olivia and Greg – you will want to read what happens. I liked the romance and suspense. I think many of you would like this book too.
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