Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Stepping Up To Love by Katie O'Boyle

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 8/7/2013
Soul Mate Publishing, Inc., NY

A lakeside porch in the Finger Lakes is the perfect spot for a quiet moment or a heart-to-heart with your special someone. Joel and Manda’s first heart-to-heart on the breakfast porch at the Manse Inn and Spa is anything but romantic. Joel the owner of the Manse is furious with his junior accountant for using one of the spa showers. If Manda didn’t have a desperate story and a spectacular body, Joel might not be feeding her breakfast and falling in love. Can Manda get sober, clean up her act, and open her heart to her rich, hunky boss?

My Review:
Strong and controversial themes in which the author does not shy away from. I like that in the novels I read. A past of abuse and  alcoholism.

Manda has hit rock bottom and she finds help from an unlikely place, her boss. The underlying romance of this story really helps to cut the darkness of the story. I think it was very well balanced. 

Her steps of an AA program are detailed and really leave the reader feel like they are invested in her outcome. A Great read! 


Once upon a time, Katie O’Boyle was a stellar student and closet substance abuser at a picture-perfect small college. She credits loving friends, 12-step spirituality, and plenty of hard work for her transformation into tech-savvy college professor and passionate author of warm-hearted romance. Fall in love with her characters on the lakeside porches of the beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Lakeside Porches, Book One: Stepping Up To Love (Joel and Manda’s story); Book Two: Coming Home to Love (Justin and Gianessa’s story).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today and for your great review. Romance and Recovery make a powerful partnership when both people are committed to their own growth. I hope some of your readers become my readers, too. You have a stunning site!! --Katie O'Boyle