Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blog Tour Review: If You Believe by Mya O'Malley

Hi readers!

In this tour stop I am reviewing this sweet romance:

If You Believe
Mya O'Malley

Here's what the book is about:

Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.

Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.

Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight. Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.

With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.

My Thoughts:  I cannot begin to imagine how it would feel like to lose your true love. This was what happened to the main character Melody. The synopsis of this book sounded bittersweet. Because the story was set during the holidays, I wanted to learn how this tragic love story had a happy ending. I was not disappointed.
This was a lovely tale of how true love works. It was intriguing to read how Jack's ghost watched over Melody and tried to help her move on with her life. At the same time, Jack struggled to find a new partner for Melody since Melody had not been able to let go of Jack. It was sweet and funny to read how Jack tried to hook Melody up with different men and how she kept rejecting the men. It was also interesting how Jack had to hijack a man's body so he could physically communicate with Melody. The whole time I kept wondering if Jack would succeed in finding Melody's next love or if "Oliver", the man whom Jack took over, was going to end up with her. The story definitely showed what true love can do.

Melody and Jack were wonderful characters and my heart tore for both of them. For one, I completely understood where Melody was at. She was still in love with her deceased husband and was not ready to move on. The thought of loving another man felt like a betrayal to Jack. Then, there was Jack. This man really loved his wife. He wanted to make sure that Melody was safe and happy. He knew that in order to live her life, Melody needed to find a new love. I admired Jack for his loyalty to his wife for it was not easy to see her love another man. 

This was a very sweet tale. It was not perfect for there were parts that felt a little slow for me, but it was still a great story. I enjoyed how it stirred up the emotions and how true love was portrayed. Melody and Jack were lovable characters. This was a bittersweet tale. I rate it: 
About the Author:

Mya OmalleyMya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya currently has two new releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press will be releasing her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe on November 25, 2014. Due to be released late January is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her sixth novel.

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