Friday, July 24, 2015

Cover Reveal and Review - LATER THAN EXPECTED by Catherine Scott

Book: Later Than Expected
Series: Great Expectation Series
Author: Catherine Scott
Expected Release: September 2015
Cover Designer: RE&D Margreet Asselbergs

Ben Blackbird has always been there for everyone else. He took care of his mother and sisters when his alcoholic father didn’t. He raised his son alone when his wife got sick and eventually died from breast cancer. Ben has been his family’s rock in every crisis situation. He loved his life, but he was lonely.

Greta spent her childhood in the foster care system. But she was always did well in school, but didn’t have much experience with men. Years later after enduring years of her husband’s cheating and manipulation her husband dies unexpectedly giving her the opportunity to start a new life.

Both Ben and Greta find themselves on the same delayed flight to Nashville. Ben offers to share the drive and they find an attraction along the way. Their romantic relationship continues but her husband’s past threatens to destroy their hopes for a long awaited happily ever after.

4.5 of 5 Stars

I am honored to have had a chance to Beta read this book for Catherine. I loved Jade and Leo's story and was very anxious for more. Well Catherine has certainly given us more....

I liked Ben from the beginning, he was there for Leo and so welcoming for Jade. He has been the strong one for so long  and always looking out for everyone it seems like he has missed looking out for himself. When he starts to have some interest in the lovely lady sitting next to him, he seems to not be willing to let this pass him by. The more he gets to know Greta the more fascinated he is with her. All the while being conscious of her wants and needs. When the time arises, Ben steps forward doing the right thing but for more reasons than that alone. He wants this and is willing to fight for it. With his family behind him he decides he is going to do anything he can to make it happen.

Greta has not had things easy and has a little trouble seeing herself deserving of her wishes. Life has thrown her some recent curve balls and she is struggling with where she wants to head next. Thanks to her instinct to trust a stranger, her meddling best friend she may very well have found a new path for herself. She is a beautiful, kind woman and you can easily relate to her feelings throughout the book.

Catherine does a wonderful job of keeping the story interesting,  with the love connection that grows very quickly for Ben and Greta being the center but there is a couple other small back stories. Her character growth is coming along in strides. I certainly felt a connection with these characters. Wonder who we will get in book 3, as she doesn't make it easily obvious. I will wait impatiently.

** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. **


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Catherine Scott grew up in the Chicago area but fell in love with the Southern Illinois region while attending university where she studied psychology and special education. Catherine has taught the best kids in the world for more than 15 years. Catherine lives in Kentucky with 3 dogs and the love of her life. She writes romantic suspense novels. “When You Least Expect It” is the first novel in her Great Expectations series. “Later than Expected” is her second novel due for release on September 15, 2015.

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