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Will Ashton is disillusioned. Having dreamt of making it big in the music industry since picking up a guitar, he has spent the last 5 years riding the waves of success that have catapulted to the top of the country music scene. But at what cost? Compromising everything he wanted when he started making music with his best friend Clay all those years ago, this isn’t how he envisioned it to be. Lost and lonely, he makes a decision that will give him the break he so desperately needs, but that could also mean the end of the road for his music.
Avery Layne lives, eats and sleeps music, but she also craves the peace to move on from her past. Born and bred in the Midwest, she moved to New York to escape the darkness of betrayal and move forward with her life. But those ghosts still follow her all these years later. If it wasn’t for her best friends Emma and Cora, who knows where she would be. They have been her backbone, her strength, but maybe it’s now time to finally escape the past and look toward a brighter future.
Two people in desperate need for change. When they meet the chemistry is tangible, but is it enough? One is in need of inspiration for the future and one is desperate for liberation from the horrors of the past. When they meet as just two people in a bar, little do they know the effects that meeting will have on them both.
Another emotional read from Kathryn Andrews. Beautifully written, this author doesn’t shy away from tackling subjects that don’t necessarily go hand in hand with formula romance writing. Once again she has created two characters that face their own problems, but somehow become a healing balm for someone else. Kathryn has created a real atmospheric love story, and one that is very different to her début series. It feels more mature and it will appeal to people that maybe found that series bordered in a more YA/NA setting. This is very much NA and I think her writing style really suits it.
If you like your romance to have soul and emotion, Blue Horizon is the perfect read.
A- Animal: Bear
B- Biggest Fear: Losing someone I love
C- Current Time: 1:14pm
D- Drink you last had: Water
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Ava
F- Favorite Candy: Swedish Fish
G- Ghosts, are they real: no
H- Hometown: Nashville
I- In love with: Ava
J- Jealous Of: People who can walk down the street and not be recognized
K- Killed Someone? No, but daily there’s someone I wish I could.
L- Last time you cried?: Don’t remember
M- Middle Name: Don’t have one
N- Number of Siblings: I’m gonna say 2.
O- One Wish: To be somebody. Somebody to someone and somebody to myself.
P- Person who you last called: Clay
Q- Question you’re always asked: When did you get your big break?
R- Reason to smile: Ava
S- Song last sung: Hold back the river by James Bay
T- Time you woke up: 5:30 am
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: mountains
W- Worst Habit: running my hands through my hair
X- X-Rays you’ve had: arm when I was a kid
Y- Your favorite food: I love Ava’s cupcakes, but any Italian will do
Z- Zodiac Sign: Libra
I was given this book in turn for an honest review. ~ Alison
Will Ashton was in battle with his career; Ava Layne and her past are fighting for survival. With one chance encounter will they find solace in each other?
Kathryn Andrews has excelled with her writing; Blue Horizon is a beautifully well written and heart-warming contemporary romance. Will Ashton has a charming sweet charisma about him that I found captivating and intriguing; he’s an irresistible character. My heart broke for Ava; her past was far from pleasant. That girl considering all she had been through was truly strong; the reasons behind her closed off character is understandable. Once her walls began to fall down you could see her true personality begin to show through; Avery had a great sense of humour and a very sweet nature. Kathryn writes in a way that you can feel each of the emotions the characters are going through; almost as if you are living those emotions right along with them.
This story is an inspiration and gives hope; hope that no matter our past we can find the love we deserve and find a soul mate to repair not only our broken heart but our broken soul too.
If you love contemporary romances with an emotional captivating storyline you will absolutely love Blue Horizon by Kathryn Andrews.
*I was given a copy of this book as a gift from Stephanie’s Book Reports in exchange for an honest review. – Carla
I have read and loved all of Kathryn Andrews books, so I was beyond excited to be able to read and review her latest story! I must say that Blue Horizons has now become one of my all time favorites!
Ash and Ava’s story is one of true love and self discovery. While they both have achieved great success career wise, they are still missing something. My favorite quote from the book is from Ash, and I think it defines what it is that they are missing. He says “All I ever wanted was to be somebody. Somebody to someone and somebody to myself”. Wow, how profound, right? No matter what great success we might achieve, I believe that we all have the innate desire to be the center of someone else’s world. Without true love, our accomplishments don’t seem to matter as much.
While Ash and Ava both realize their connection from the moment their eyes meet, there are still some huge obstacles in the way of them finding their happily ever after. Can they see past all the secrets and wrong assumptions and learn to just “be”? Ash and Ava’s story will make you experience a myriad of emotions. You will laugh, cry, and become angry at how ignorant some people can behave. As always, the writing is amazing and will draw you in until the outside world fades away and only you and the story exist. If you haven’t discovered Kathryn Andrews books yet, you are in for a real treat! Another great job, Kathryn!!
This was my first Kathryn Andrews book, but let me just say that it certainly won’t be my last. Andrew’s writing is elegant. Blue Horizons was a slow burning love, packed full with healing and sparks. It was filled with the best kind of passionate tension and all of the emotional depth I look for in a book.
I walked into this story blind, but I know now that this book would have exceeded my every expectation I could have had. It was a stunning story of finding love and healing. Will Ashton will forever hold a piece of my heart just as Avery Layne has taught me more about not letting your fears rule your future than I would have ever imagined.
Andrews addresses difficult topics with grace and heart. I truly felt all of the emotions with none of the cliche “shock and awe” tactics that are often thrown into books, as if a girl who had undergone trauma would make a more complex character. Andrews doesn’t use the trauma as a crutch to make her story more “interesting” the way that I often see it done, but rather uses it as a tool for character growth and a way to show the evidence of compassionate true love. I cannot even begin express the respect I have for Andrews simply for this alone.
Thank you, Kathryn, for writing such a gorgeous book. It was life changing and enjoyable, every last word of it.
*ARC received in exchange for an HONEST review*
This review comes from Donna at The Romance Cover. I love it… xo
“My heart was breaking because no one ever chose me. My life was and is a ground hog’s day of loneliness.”
To say that I have loved this series would be a severe understatement, I love it when I take a chance on a new author and they deliver. When I read the first book in this series I fell in love with Kathryn Andrews’ writing and three books later, I am still in love. All of these books have been emotional reads but I always knew that Matty’s book was going to be hard. Drew’s book killed me, Beau’s book damn near destroyed me and Matty’s is no different.
Matty Hale was always the quiet one, he hardly spoke, kept himself hidden and away from everybody. He had an incredible bond with his brother Beau and he would be the only one that Matty would open up for. I often wondered why Matty was the way he was, there had to be more to it than met the eye and knowing what kind of life Drew and Beau had endured you just knew that it wasn’t going to be pretty.
Abuse does not have to be physical, I think that mental abuse is often worse as the long term effects can be permanent and far more damaging and what Matty went through at the hands of his father was inexcusable. The head of the Hale family has been on my hit list for two books already and my opinion of him hasn’t changed in this book, I am just glad that he is not in their life anymore and his reign of torture is finally over for all of them.
Matty Hale, the young man that carries a wealth of burdens on his shoulders, family secrets that eat away at him daily and that are so bad they give him constant nightmares. A child having done and seen things no child should ever be exposed to all at the hands of a man who should have had his best interests at heart, a man who should have loved and nurtured him but a man who in fact used him as a means to an end. He was the bastard child, a result of an affair and something that his “dad” would never let him forget.
Matty had his escape mechanisms and I am so glad that he found the one friendship he did, a couple that took him under their wing and had a huge influence in the wonderful man that Matty was to become. While they had managed to set him on his way in life, they could do nothing for the guilt and self loathing that Matty carried.
“Every part of me inside is shattered. My soul is crying. My heart is bleeding. I was already a shell of a man before. I can’t fathom what will remain of me after this.”
However, there is a new girl in town, a girl escaping her own demons and a girl that Matty once shared a Summer with. Even though not many words were shared the fact that Matty never turned her away was a huge accomplishment in itself. Now their paths are to cross again, will she be the one to get Matty to open up and realise that what he shoulders is not his fault, will Matty be able to finally forgive and forget and live the life that he was destined to?
“She calms me. She steadies me. She saves me.”
Elle Summers is a super model with a multitude of problems, none more so than a stalker that is invading her thoughts and property at any given opportunity and an overbearing mother that is using her daughter to climb the social ladders and uses her daughter for fame and fortune under the guise of being her manager. When the stalker situation reaches a scary head, Elle scurries away to the only place she had ever felt safe a place where she hoped that no-one would ever find her, she goes to her Aunts on the Island.
“…there is only one way to be loved, truly loved, and that’s unconditionally…you are under my skin, in every breath that I take and permanently branded on my heart…I want to be bear you. I burn for you…”
Unforgettable Sun is one emotional read, you cannot help but be moved by Matty’s story and the fact that what he shoulders has a huge impact for all the Hale brothers. But this is a book about letting go of the past and living for the future. A story about finding love when you least expect it and letting yourself believe that you can be loved and you can love in return. We have two people both running, one from the past and one from the present, but together these two can run a marathon, they just have to let each other in.
“There are no do-overs in life. You get one chance and that’s it…it’s time to bury the ghosts and follow the sun.”
This was a fantastic read, one that I couldn’t put down. Once again another Hale brother has left me emotionally distraught but also with that feeling of hope. Children are more resilient than we think and I was so glad that Matty had the inner strength and the support of others to make him realise that he was an amazing person. He was a wonderful character who had a heart of gold and after reading his story it was hard to believe that he didn’t carry more permanent scars.
“Yeah, I’d follow that sun just about anywhere.”
Once again an amazing read from Kathryn Andrews, this is one of my all time favourite series and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you haven’t met the Hale brothers you seriously need to.