Leap of Faith (La Flor Series, #1) by ML Rodriguez (Review by Stephanie – #NerdGirlLuna)

Leap Of Faith

Title: Leap of Faith (La Flor Series, #1)

Author: ML Rodriguez 

Published Date: June 1st 2015

Genre: Romance


1 star1 star

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I met Jake when I was seventeen and at eighteen, I became his wife. The years that followed were enchanted, like a fairy tale romance.

Then, in the blink of an eye, my perfect world unraveled—I lost a part of myself and my dreams shattered around me.

At twenty-five, I was left a widow, pregnant, and mother of two.

Fast forward almost five years—I exist but I don’t “live”. I had to learn to live without him, with only our memories and my tears. I raised our children, and I lived his dream, without a thought to myself.

That is, until the day at the stoplight, when a pair of violet eyes stared back at me. In that moment, the numbness started to disappear, and lightning hit, changing my world once again.

This is a contemporary romance and book one in La Flor series. Each book will be able to be read as a STANDALONE, and some material is NOT suited for people under 18.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephanie – #NerdGirlLuna’s  Review***
Ok, where to begin. After reading the synopsis, and being a romance/paranormal fan, I REALLY wanted to like this book, but it just didn’t do it for me. I felt that the maturity level that the author was trying to portray (with being widowed with two small children, picking up her husband’s legacy etc.) and the maturity level inside of Faith’s head just did not match up. I often felt like I was in the head of a teenager, rather than a grown mother of two. I also felt that y’all was used too excessively in the book. I felt like it got to the point that I was constantly being distracted by the number of times it was written in one page. This may just be a pet peeve of mine, but it pulled focus away from the story for me. I also feel like the author was doing a lot of telling rather than showing us with the story. This was also another distraction for me and pulled me away from the story.
As an avid romance reader I could definitely feel the attraction/heat between Zane and Faith, which was amazing. But I felt like the sex scenes were a little awkward and for a contemporary romance, they felt a little raunchy for my tastes.
I love the idea of soul mates and it had a good little touch of the paranormal, with the idea of a forever kind of love. This story had a lot of potential and I hope that as the series moves forward so too will that potential.


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