Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt

It seems like Carly Westlake is living the dream life. She works and owns a chocolate spa, she is dating her forever crush, and she is surrounded by chocolate -chocolate she uses for her spa's famous chocolate facials.  But when long buried secrets about Carly's family, friends, and business surface, they threaten to tear her spa and her friendship with her business partner Scott apart. Carly fights for all she is worth to keep both her dream -and the illusions- afloat.
Will it take a miracle for Carly to finally make that bittersweet surrender to love and to live a real life?

Bittersweet Surrender was an interesting novel. When it first began I was not sure what to expect all. What the novel revealed surprised and intrigued me. Carly is a woman scarred by life and people who betrayed her. She hangs on to many of the feelings women often face: a hatred for her body, a rejection and hollowness she has yet to let go, and a feeling of ugliness left from past issues. However, as Cary begins to work through these issues with the help of Scott; her sister-in-law, Rita; and her step-mother, she discovers new faith and new realizations about life and those she loves.

I really enjoyed the plot line of the novel. Bittersweet Surrender started slowly, but as new twists and mysteries arose, the story moved at a quicker, more interesting pace. All of the main and supporting characters of the novel had secrets and characteristics hidden from the others' views which slowly were revealed throughout the book.

Overall, Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading more of Diann's novels and seeing this book in paperback form in addition to eBook format.

I received this eBook for free from Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.

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