Saturday, June 21, 2014

Book review: Discovering Lucy by Laura Dunaway

Discovering Lucy
Laura Dunaway

After three long years of living in a hell she never could have imagined, Lucy Jane Simmons courageously escapes to New York City for a fresh start.

A new beginning...

When Lucy meets Knox Taylor, the intoxicating man in the business suit, everything she thought she knew about relationships changes. He is strong, seductive and makes her feel safe. But can she open up enough to let him in?

Will Lucy Jane escape the scars of her past? Can Knox give her the future she ultimately deserves?

A story of rediscovery...

4 Stars

**This book comes with a warning and deals with a very heavy subject matter, but it is handled with grace. With this warning, I was able to read the book at the pace that was set forth**

Every once in a while you find a book that is easy and fun to read. I liken it to a palate cleanser….for the eyes. With all the heart-heavy stuff that I read, sometimes the loving and emotionally uplifting books are so great to sit down and read. This book was it for me. I loved it. The book is centered on Lucy and her finally being free of her past and being able to fall in love….but she has to make it through some very emotional triggers that her past has engrained in her.

I have never been in her situation, thankfully, so I don’t know the emotional hell she went through, but the way that it was written made it easy to put myself in her position of fear and turmoil, all the while trying to ‘peek out’ at the life that is beckoning her.

This book was so easy going, I could NOT put it down. I read it all in one sitting. I started last night and finished it. It was such a GOOD book. The story was engaging, the dialogue was funny at the right times, serious at others, and awkward when necessary. Lucy is a sarcastic one, and I loved that Knox was able to keep up with her. He never let her fears stop him from going after what he wanted, and he very much wanted Lucy. And since I brought up Knox…..let me clean up the drool on my keyboard!!!


Yes. He is drool-worthy. He is not rub-it-in-your-face cocky because he’s wealthy, but he is CEO of a big company and doesn’t ‘want’ for anything. I liked how understated it was….it made him more endearing. And the fact that he was *SO* right for Lucy, even though she fought it, made me love him even more. She wouldn’t outright agree to a date or anything, fighting it the entire way, but he accepted that.

“When I see something I want, Lucy, I go for it.” He raised his eyes to mine, “So, challenge accepted.” Then he winked and walked off, leaving me stunned.

He wanted to be ‘friends’ and tried very hard on a number of occasions… in particular had me smiling the biggest cheesiest smile and I was honestly giggling. He started to list off the reasons that they needed to be friends and why she should give him her number.
“And reason number five,” he said, smiling when I didn’t take my hand back. “Because if we were friends, then you’d have to give me your phone number.”

He didn’t give up….no matter how guarded she was or how much she let her fears dictate her wants. He never ceased to make me smile…he was always making any situation easier, lighter. Some guys just truly know how to take care of a woman, and have no problems doing it. When it’s done subtly, it’s the best because they aren’t doing it for personal gain…it’s out of love. She never has to ask for anything, because he always takes care of her. My favorite kind of man; the thoughtful kind. The banter between the two of them was so fun to read. I giggled a few times, and I *sighed* a few times. It really was an easy, perfectly crafted love story that made my heart smile.

He never failed to surprise me, and make me feel like the only girl in the world. I wasn’t sure I would ever get used to it.
He gave her back a sense of love….what real love looks like and what true love feels like. This book was just a real good, down to earth, love-me-truthfully kinda book. It worked. In every way, it just worked.

“You have no idea.” He lifted his head off my forehead and pinned me with his eyes. “You have no idea how I feel about you, do you?” he asked, never taking his gaze off mine. He bent down to kiss me lightly. “It’s crazy, Lucy.”
4 beautiful stars for this love story…..a second chance at love and life.


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Laura Dunaway

Laura Dunaway has been married to her prince for 18 years and together they are raising three amazing kids. While she's always had a passion for reading and writing, it wasn't until a few years ago that she finally realized she should pursue her dream of writing and publishing a book. After many many attempts at starting one, her first book, Distorted, was finally the one that flowed and before she knew it, she'd written The End. Discovering Lucy is her second book and she is currently at work on her third.


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