Saturday, October 3, 2015

~*★Review★*~ Rolling In The Deep by Rebecca Rogers Maher

Title: Rolling In The Deep
Author: Rebecca Rogers Maher
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In this raw, moving novel for readers of Jill Shalvis, Molly O’Keefe, and Karina Halle, two kindred spirits share a winning lottery ticket—and discover what it really means to get lucky.

Holly Ward is stretched to the breaking point, raising her young son alone and working long hours for minimum wage at a local superstore. Sure, she’s noticed the new guy with the easy grin and warm brown eyes, but she’s learned the hard way that relationships aren’t worth the pain. Still, when he invites her to split a lottery ticket, she figures a little innocent fun couldn’t hurt. The last thing she expects is to score big, which is exactly what happens . . . in more ways than one.

From the moment he meets Holly, Ray Lopez is drawn to her quiet dignity and openhearted beauty. And when they hit the jackpot together, he’s thrilled that the single mom can give her kid a better life. The only problem is the chaos surrounding them: lawyers and reporters swarming, friends and family angling to get their cut. In all the chaos, Ray discovers an oasis of calm and passion in Holly. But with the stakes higher than ever, winning her trust could cost him everything.

Title: Rolling In The Deep
Author: Rebecca Rogers Maher
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa 
I’m not sure what it is about books that feature single parents (other than the kinship I feel toward the parent), but the ones I’ve read thus far, they always stand out to me.

Rolling in the Deep by Rebecca Rogers Maher is no exception.

Never having experienced this author before, I had no idea what I was in for when I requested this book from NetGalley, but now that I’m done, I’m so very glad that I reached out and requested it.

What a beautiful read.

It was short, but packed full of sweetness and was just the type of read I was after.

From the relationship between single mom Holly and her son, to the relationship that is sparked with her co-worker Ray, along with the tumultuous one present with her ex-husband, it all came together to create one hell of a great read for me.

This short little diddy was about more than just a romance between two similar yet different co-workers. It was about more than passion and sensuality (which were both present within the story). It was a story about growth as well. For both Holly AND Ray.

After winning the lottery and having their lives thrown into a tailspin, these two seemingly average and normal people have to somehow cope with the feelings that take place between them while also attempting to find a new normal. A new normal that comes when you hit the jackpot and become one of the luckiest, yet unlucky people in the world.

I enjoyed seeing the growth that takes place in Holly especially, finally finding the backbone and strength needed to stand up to that overbearing ex of hers. Also Ray finding a way to live his own dreams and not those that his mother had for him. It was gripping, beautiful and fulfilling by the time I turned the last page.

This being such a short read, the romance did move at a faster pace than it would have in a full length novel, but was still very realistic. The fear, confusion and everything else that comes with having your life altered, both in the monetary way and also the personal and romantic way, it was all very real to me. I can see this being a reaction that others would have placed in the same situation.

One of the brightest spots of this book by far though had to be Holly’s best friend Beth. I was standing and cheering when she didn’t back down from her friend and let her have it. Slamming reality and truth into her. Waking her up to what she should have known and been focused on all along. It was great. Yay for best friends that aren’t afraid to state the truth. Loved it.

If you’re looking for a short and sweet romance, with just the right tinge of drama that in the end with a pretty great HEA then this is the one for you. If you like seeing growth with your characters, again it’s for you. It was beautifully written and a story I am so glad I took a chance on.

I can’t wait to read more from this author. She definitely made a fan out of me.

My thanks to the author and NetGalley for allowing me the chance to read this.

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