Saturday, April 29, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Unseen Road to Love by Chelsea Curran

Unseen Road to Love, by Chelsea Curran
2017, 235p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

"The airbag deployed as the impact shoved his car across the ice and straight into the intersection. In that same time frame, the car's back end drifted into a half circle, until the last thing Logan saw was another set of lights in the passenger window. And then..."
From the outside, Logan Atwood's life looks perfect: a successful career, a lavish lifestyle. But after a brutal car accident leaves him in a coma, Logan suddenly finds himself five years in the past. Only then does he realize his perfect world may have cost him the woman of his dreams and the faith he once loved. Is it too late for Logan's second chance? 

"Chelsea Curran's careful construction, fully formed characters, and gently crafted romance make Unseen Road to Love a sweet, tender, powerful read. What would you do with your second chance?" -- Diane Stringham Tolley, author of Daughter of Ishmael

"Chelsea Curran's debut novel Unseen Road to Love is full of twists and turns. I found myself breathlessly rooting for the romance, as well as for Logan's redemption, in this fast-paced story of change, choice, and -- of course -- love." -- Jennifer Griffith, author of The Legally in Love Series, Chocolate and Conversation, and Big in Japan

Five years ago, Logan Atwood moved from southern Utah to Chicago for an amazing job opportunity. He's single and is too busy to spend any holidays with his family. It's not comfortable when he does see them since he's made choices that have gone against the way he was raised. He's not happy but he is successful and that's what currently matters to him. One night, he gets in a car accident which leaves him in a coma and completely changes the course of his life.

Logan was easy to not like at the beginning since he was kind of a jerk. Being in a coma gave him a second chance at happiness. His eyes were opened to different choices he could make; he just needed to find the courage to make them. His family was easy to love. They had their differences, but were there for him when he needed them. I liked the way the author introduced his love interest and how their relationship developed. There were a couple of things going on and I love how everything tied together at the end.

This is the author's debut novel and I enjoyed it! There were times that her writing seemed a little choppy but the story was so interesting that I couldn't put it down. I don't enjoy swearing, and while this book doesn't have any, there are quite a few "Oh, my hecks!" (Mormon swearing which has always been kind of funny to me.) The characters are LDS and there are religious references, but nothing preachy. I love the message of repentance, forgiveness and second chances, and look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

Chelsea Curran lives in the desert valley of Arizona, and has an associates degree in general education from Dixie State University. Though secretly a romantic, she used to spend most of her time brooding over the idea of love until her college roommates introduced her to the exciting and fantastic world of romance novels. When she’s not teaching, dancing, painting, laughing or baking cookies, she’s in her blanket fort giggling over the handsome hero capturing the fair lady’s heart. By experience, she believes one good book can change a person’s life forever.

Tour Schedule:

April 24: Type Writer Society
April 28: Blooming with Books
April 29: Mel’s Shelves
May 1: Jorie Loves a Story
May 2: Bookworm Lisa || Emmy Mom
May 3: Swoon Reads || Wishful Endings
May 4: Compass Book Ratings || Singing Librarian Books || Inklings and Notions


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