Title: Four Thousand Miles Author: Jesi Lea Ryan Publisher: DCL Publications, 430 pages (November 7th 2010) From:ebook received fromthe Author, Thank You!
Synopsis:When Natalie Spencer loses both her career and marriage in the same morning, the emotional shock sends her on a spontaneous journey to England. There, she is nearly mugged in a Tube station, but an introverted songwriter named Gavin Ashby scares off her attackers. Recognizing Natalie’s fragile state, Gavin offers help and invites her to recuperate from her trauma at his country home.
As she adjusts to her new role and surroundings, Natalie finds healing by helping others. Gavin and his family begin to accept Natalie into their hearts, leading her to a choice…abandon her old life in the States and trust in a new chance at love, or flee once again?
Review: 4 Stars - Four Thousand Miles tells the story of one woman’s bad day turned worse. Author Jesi Lea Ryan has written a fantastic story and realistic characters you will become attached to and root for.
After a series of events happen in heroine Natalie’s life the last thing she thinks she’ll do, she does. Hoping on a plane to London with nothing to her name but her purse she’s doing the only thing she can think to do and that’s to get as far away from her life as possible.
Once there she has no idea what comes next, so she walks her way from one end of the busy UK city to the other. After such a daunting day and suffering jet lag she’s off to find a place to sleep and try to begin healing her wounds. Running into some trouble she’s rescued by Gavin who takes her in and becomes a friend.
Gavin is a quiet guy but an extreme gentleman. He’s one of those good guys that every girl hopes to find and Natalie is lucky to have found him. Each character has some baggage – Natalie’s a little fresher than Gavin’s. After quickly becoming friends Gavin suggest she continue her stay in England and offers a room at his families’ farm. She agrees and soon they are off to the country, and the home he shares with his sister and niece.
I really enjoyed both the lead and side characters. Natalie has that strength that I always love and Gavin is that great guy who doesn’t push and lets a girl deal with things in her own time. I know most of us go for the bad boy, but he’s a one of those great guys that give the good guys their name.
I loved that it was set in England and if I’m honest that’s the first thing that sold me on reading this title and I’m glad that I did. The setting turned out to be the added bonus. The characters of Natalie and Gavin felt fresh to me and like real people with real problems and issues.
Jesi Lea Ryan takes the reader through the many ups and downs in the lives of two people who are scared to fight for what they want in the aftermath of being hurt. I would highly suggest this to anyone who loves a great story with likable characters and touches of romance. Enjoy!
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