Stubborn Love CoverAuthor: Wendy Owens
Title: Stubborn Love
Published On: June 20th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Four Bean Publishing
four-stars
Pages: 288
Format: eBook
Purchase Links:


Even a broken heart has trouble resisting a Stubborn Love.

Emmie Hayes loved the beautiful Ashton Stirling deeply; nobody could deny that. She had given him her youth, and all he gave in return was misery and pain. She was ready for a new beginning, but Ashton wasn’t about to let her go so easily, even if it meant destroying both their lives in the process.

Three years later Emmie convinces herself she is ready to leave all of that heartbreak in the past and find a little piece of normal for herself. She heads to New York City to pick up where she left off, determined to finish art school. Emmie is determined to focus on school and not let anything distract her, but life has a way of throwing curveballs.

Paige, Emmie’s new roommate, brings Colin Bennett into her life. His smoldering eyes and lean muscular body are difficult for any girl to ignore. Only thing is, Emmie isn’t any girl. Her past makes her resistant to his charms. Colin isn’t one to give up easily, and just when he thinks he may have found a way to her stubborn heart, her tragic history may have found a way to tear them apart.



mikesreview2

This is one of those books that’s really going to be hit or miss in some spots with people, myself included. I always shoot for a spoiler free review so my apologies if it’s too vague.

“Well that started with a bang.” That was my first thought after I finished the prologue. Probably not the most PC of puns, but that’s where my weird brain went. But what that really means is that it starts off really strong, short, to the point, and didn’t drag out a bad situation.

Almost all of the rest of the story I enjoyed, it was well written, with what I thought was a good balance of funny, sad, sexy, and dramatic. Although, wow that escalated quickly! (You’ll know what I mean when you get there) And I Iiked that Clementine was a pretty moderate character, not too wishy-washy and not too domineering, a little insecure but not ridiculously so like some characters can be. Sure she’s stubborn, but that’s kind of the point of the story! See it’s in the title! The other characters were pretty enjoyable too. Well not those two, but Colin, Christian, and Paige. I would love to have had some more time with Clementine’s Mom and Colin, I have a feeling they would be a hoot together. And I hope Christian and Paige get their own story, it seems like there’s a lot to be told with them.

The ending though, not that I didn’t like it, but it felt somehow unfinished to me. It seems like there’s some loose story threads dangling around that haven’t been tied up enough to really have a finish? It’s tough to describe but there it is.

(I just noticed that there is another novel “Only In Dreams” which is Paige’s story! Now if only my hopes for winning lottery numbers worked so quickly)

About Wendy Owens

I live in Cincinnati, OH with my amazing geeky husband, our three genius children, and our two dogs (who have earned the affectionate nicknames of Chubbs and Stinks).
I have been lucky enough to do many exciting things in my life. In 2006 I was able to quit the daily grind of my office job and become a full time artist and photographer. Though I always enjoyed my career choice it wasn’t the job I had dreamed of since I was a child. I was always writing poetry and short stories as a child, but when I was 14 I wrote what I thought would be my first novel (in all honesty is was more novella size) about Queen Gwen and the Arthurian Legend. The book ended up tucked away in my folders, occasionally to be brought out and remind me of that “one day” dream. Life happened as it usually does and though I continued to jot down book ideas I spent my next 18 year exploring other paths.
My husband always encouraged me to follow my dream and try my hand at writing. In 2011, I found myself urning to for a new challenge and scared as I was to put myself out there, I sat down and focused on one of my ideas. To my astonishment in two weeks time fifty thousand words poured out of me. I revealed the results to my husband and his glow was all the confidence I needed to keep pushing.
Book 1, Sacred Bloodlines of The Guardians was met with positive reviews which kept me pushing forward. I’ve written a lot of books since that time and feel so blessed to have found my calling.