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Losing Control - Book Review

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Title: Losing Control

Author: Rachael Stewart

Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance / Mills and Book Dare

The Blurb:

She watched him walk away…

…and now he’s back to claim her!

A family feud forced me to walk away from the woman of my dreams, Alexa—but I didn’t expect her to betray me by falling into my brother’s arms. Now, after a tragic accident, I’ve returned home to find Alexa leading the family business…and the chemistry between us is hotter than ever. The sparks reignite our electrifying connection, but can we learn to trust each other again?

My Review:

Alexa and Cain lead the reader on an emotional roller coaster in this contemporary second chance romance.

After Cain leaves town seven years earlier following a family feud, Alexa is left picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Pregnant and alone, Alexa turns to Cain's brother for the support and security she needs and they remain the close friends they always were, never consummating their marriage. It is only following a tragic accident that takes Alexa's husband and father in law from her, that her true love Cain returns.

Cain doesn't know the reasons for Alexa's marriage and returns to Alexa's life a few months later, hell bent in true alpha style on saving the family business that Alexa has been left to run on her own and... you guessed it... reclaiming what's his.

The plot is predictable and I can't help feel the author could have done more with the story line. That said, I did enjoy this book. The characters were engaging and you felt their whole range of emotions right along with them, although it was very repetitive. The story became increasingly steamy as the novel progressed and I like the conclusion in particular, which is unusual for me as usually I prefer the initial interaction and build up between characters.

All in all, despite the predictable plot, if you asked me if I'd recommend this book, yes I would. If you enjoy second chance romances with alphas meeting their match in strong heroines, lots of passion and don't mind a little frustration where you'll find yourself muttering - "Just tell him Lexi!" - then this book is for you.

Please note there are triggers for historical miscarriage.

About The Author:

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic. She's been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she's not glued to her laptop, she's wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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