Monday, February 12, 2018

Love's Journey Home by Julie Coulter Bellon {Review + Giveaway}

Love's Journey Home by Julie Coulter Bellon
(Lincoln Love Stories #2)

Olivia Dalton has a reputation in the DA’s office---tough, thorough, and fierce when she’s closing a case. Those skills are essential in the courtroom, but not in the relationship department---until Mick Donovan crosses her path. Everyone thinks he’s a player, but when an unexpected situation arises, she glimpses an honorable man instead. Olivia is drawn to him, but he pushes her away, unable to shake the past that still haunts him.

Mick Donovan learned at a young age never to let anyone close because those you love never stay. Keeping people at arms-length has never been hard for him---until he meets Olivia Dalton. Mick is caught up in a case she’s prosecuting, and he can’t deny his attraction to her, but when she uncovers the past he’s kept carefully hidden, he’s sure she’ll turn away. Yet, even with all his secrets in the open, Olivia reaches out. Can he let his guard down long enough to let her in and take a chance on love? 


My Review: 4.5 Stars

There's something so comforting about this book, even with all of the conflict. Mick is a playboy on the surface, but he has underlying issues from the past that creep to the surface when a situation with an acquaintance thrusts her young son into the foster care system. Olivia is a hard-working, obedient lawyer, who has issues of her own, and isn't sure she wants to get tangled up on a personal level with Mick.

Julie Coulter Bellon is fantastic as suspense author, but she's just as good as a romance writer. I think the comfort comes in to play as she tells the heartwarming tale of these people in this small, endearing town. The characters are just as you'd expect them to be, yet their flaws bring a dose of reality to the story and give it life, causing them to feel realistic. There is a tenderness to the story that warmed my heart in many ways.

I love the sweet way this story unfolded and enjoyed the character development.

Content: mild romance; mild violence

*I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions*

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 About the Author:

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen novels---all with some romance in them, some with suspense, too. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write,teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website


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  1. one of my nephews has snakes and takes them to schools and parties. he met a girl and took her to stores with reptiles and then dinner. he wanted to see if she could handle living with snakes and such. she passed with flying colors and now also helps him in his parties.
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    1. Wow, that's quite a story! I don't think I would pass the test, haha.

  2. I haven't had any really unique experiences. I've had a fairly mundane, but happy life.

  3. I did hear about a couple who went skydiving on a date.

  4. I heard about the wine and painting places they have out now. That sounds different and fun. Thank you

    1. Those do sound out of the norm, which would be fun!

  5. Nothing unique comes to mind. Happy with dinner & a movie.