Emmalynne Morgan thought that getting married to her High School sweetheart and starting a family was all she wanted in life. Everything was perfect until circumstances change and devastating blows occur.
Fast forward five years, Emmalynne thinks she is broken, not only emotionally but physically as well, so her confidence was severely lacking. Being a single mother to her son, Tucker, as well as an owner of a small town Bookstore, she does everything she can to keep men at arms-length, not thinking she is worthy anymore with her plus-sized body and scars.
Taking it upon themselves, Emmalynne’s best friends, Toby and Tessa make it their mission to bring her out of her tight-knitted comfort zone. That is when she locks eyes on the male perfection that is Grady.
Grady Finnegan was the gorgeous new guy in town. Recently injured and discharged from the Army, Grady comes to his Uncle’s aid in helping manage the family bar. Not being anywhere near innocent when it comes to women, Grady meets Emmalynne and he knows one thing, that he wants her.
Sparks fly and passion ignites, but will that be enough? Not ready to lay her heart on the line, Emmalynne guards it as best she can and ultimately fails. When chaos erupts and Grady’s past comes back to haunt him, it leaves Emmalynne’s already broken heart, shattered.
Will past circumstances prevent Emmalynne from having the future she deserves? Or can Grady help her follow her heart and show her that she is Not Alone
4 1/2 Star Review
I love reading and discovering new authors, especially when the story is AWESOME! Amber Nation wrote this story beautifully, and I can’t wait for more from her in the future! Not Alone brings out so many emotions because although there is a HEA, it is a bumpy ride getting there. Every time I thought things might work out one way, something else happened and I wanted to scream for them! She will also have you laughing at the hilarious banter between friends and hoping you will have a son who loves you that much someday! Amazing Debut!
“Sometimes when you met someone you just knew that they were the one. I would bet all the riches in the world that she was my one.”
“If you keep letting out those agonizingly sexy groans every time you take a bite, I’m going to rush you back to your house and fuck you senseless. And I know you aren’t ready for that…yet…”
After a great start this book fell flat. I have to say I had high hopes for it, the beginning of the book really captured the audience but unfortunately after the first chapter the attention to detail seemed to wain. The story was sweet, the main characters seem relate-able, but unrealistic. For a single mom in her late 20’s she acted more like she was in high school and the ex- special forces hero of the book was really kinda wimpy. It wasn’t just the main characters that fell flat of their potential, most of the secondary characters did as well. All them were ALMOST there, but needed just a little more substance to be real. To me it felt like she rushed through a lot of the important scenes, when she should have taken her time and added some more detail. That being said was for a first book it was a good effort, and I didn’t want to jab my eye out with a red pencil with obvious grammatical errors and she was consistent in the writing style. It just felt like what should have been an adult story turned into the PG version of what could have been a gripping, raunchy, dirty, sexy, story of overcoming the odds.