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Author Rhonda Dennis
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Blog Tour: February 19 - 22
*****Review by Jenny*****
5 Emotional Stars
First let me say that if I could give this book more stars than 5 I would! I RARELY reread a book but this one I had to! The emotional toll it took, for me, was comparable to Taking Chances by Molly McAdams! I originally was lucky enough to beta read & then bought it & reread! I don't think I'll be able to express how amazing this book is but I'll try! This is by far the BEST book Rhonda Dennis has ever written & she's written some "A+" books!
It starts off pretty funny with Savannah & her besty Lizzie working at the power company. She gets a strange call from this guy Fletcher who is calling to check his balance. I can't say it was love at 1st sight because they didn't see each other but there was a connection! Fletcher would've taken her out that night I believe if she would've been game but because of Savannah's past & past heart breaks, she was very cautious! They finally went on a double date with Lizzie & his friend Ben. They instantly fell in love & were married literally months later! As time goes on, we start to learn more about why Sav & Fletch are the way they are! I really wanted to reach in the book & hug them both!
Savannah is quiet, reserved & pretty much emotionless! She doesn't like to be touched or hugged! It's her defense! Young love really wasn't good to her! This molded her into a self sufficient yet shut down woman she is! It was so awesome to watch her grow & open up to Fletcher! It was really awesome to know that it was because of him that she was able to love & be free again!
Fletcher is more outgoing & has this huge personality! I wanted to jump in the book & hang out with him! We start to learn that he's not as "OK" as her leads on to be! As the book progresses we learn some devastating truths about his past also! We learn a little about his military background & his bout with PTSD. Let me tell you this is a real thing to deal with! It broke my heart with the stories that came out!
The story moves along great! Things are going awesome! Then the bottom falls out! Secrets are revealed & I'm left in shambles!! No really I couldn't breathe, think, talk or move!! Shell shocked!! What?? Why!!!??? Totally heartbroken!! I can't even express what this did to me! I kinda sorta recover & BAM another scene comes & hits me good!
Can they pick up the pieces & rebuild their lives? Will they survive this tragedy or will Savannah & Fletcher give in to the pressure of life??
PTSD is real & needed to be addressed! This book is so amazing!! I believe that everything (good or bad) happens for a reason! I believe that people like Fletcher & Savannah are brought together for a purpose & that purpose sometimes is just to teach us a lesson or get us past our own demons!!
Amazing job!! I truly love books that bring out emotion in me! This one did it & did it good!! <3
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After surviving multiple tragedies, Savannah Mason is alive, yet she refuses to live. Her distorted reality makes her believe that anything other than working hard will tempt fate, thereby inciting further misfortune upon her. In her eyes, a very simple life is the only way to guarantee freedom from further pain. As a veteran suffering the horrid effects of post traumatic stress disorder, Fletcher Reilly is also a survivor, and after a chance meeting with Savannah, he makes it his mission to free her from the torment of her past. He wins her over, and they start a beautiful life. However, the more Fletcher helps Savannah, the more he falters with his own healing. Demons from his past launch a terrible assault upon him just as Savannah finally discovers how wonderful life can be. Fletcher tries to hide his struggles from her, but the day comes when he must reveal his secret. Savannah is forced to choose between sparing her fragile heart by leaving, or totally committing to the only man she’s ever truly loved. The road promises to be arduous and trying, but she decides to give it her all. Will Savannah’s love be enough to see him through the hardest battle he’s ever had to fight or will their relationship buckle under the pressure of an unseen enemy?
About the Author
Rhonda Dennis' first career was in EMS, but later in life, she attended college as a non-traditional student. After graduating, she felt compelled to write a short story. The words flowed, and the manuscript for "Going Home: A Green Bayou Novel Book One" was drafted. Rhonda has since published six novels and three short stories in The Green Bayou series, and has released a romantic comedy called "Magnolia Blossoms" and a contemporary romance called "Yours Always." Rhonda, who resides in South Louisiana, was a nominee in multiple categories for the 2013 Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards, and is also a Nook and Amazon Best Selling Author. Her book, Magnolia Blossoms, was ranked as one of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by Read Free.ly.
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Works by Rhonda Dennis
The Green Bayou Novels (Romantic Suspense)
Going Home, Green Bayou One
Awakenings, Green Bayou Two
Déjà Vu, Green Bayou Three
Unforeseen, Green Bayou Four
Between Four and Five: A Green Bayou Extra (Novella)
Deceived, Green Bayou Five
Green Bayou After Five: Connie’s Wild Night (Novella)
Between Five and Six: A Green Bayou Extra (Novella)
Vengeance, Green Bayou Six
Magnolia Blossoms (Romantic Comedy)