Thank you for stopping by I'm happy to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for Yesterday Today Always by Melanie Robertson-King. There is also a great extract and a chance to win an ebook. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Genre: Psychological Thriller with romantic elements.
Release Date: September 6, 2017
Publisher: King Park Press
Will a reckless moment from her past come back to haunt her?
Devastated by the death of her husband, Colin, in the London bombings on July 7, 2005, Katherine Murphy-Whithorn builds a wall around her heart determined to never let anyone in again. Settling in to a comfortable routine, her life becomes mundane, until five years later when someone from her rebellious past returns to the city and begins stalking her.
As the curtain falls on 2010 her first love, Jared Martin, walks back into Katherine´s life. Despite him being her first love, he must tear down the barrier she´s created to protect herself. Finally seeing a second chance of a life with him, Katherine couldn´t be happier until another cruel twist of fate strikes. The helicopter returning from the Alpha Ecosse platform, on which Jared is a passenger, ditches in the North Sea. Can he survive the ordeal?
Will they get their chance for happiness? Or is fate still not done its dirty deeds? Katherine’s stalker may have his own agenda.
When she finally managed to keep her hand steady enough to insert the key and turn it, he spun her around and mashed his mouth on hers. His tongue teased her lips open and he pulled her to him. Her pulse quickened and she let herself melt into his strong arms, those years apart, non-existent.
At that particular moment, Katherine wanted time to stand still. Pressed against him was a place she could spend the rest of her life. She nuzzled her head into the hollow at the crook of his neck and hugged him tighter. He caressed her forehead before disentangling himself from her grip and wrapped his arm around her.
Those smells, while powerful, couldn’t mask the seductive aroma of men’s cologne. When they dated before, he wore Hugo. Was he wearing that now? Held next to his muscular body and inhaling his scent, Katherine lost her balance and toppled into him when one of her stiletto heels slipped into a crack between the cobbles. Despite the streetlights, shadows formed. The gaps between fixtures were dark. No wonder she twisted her ankle.
He emerged from the shadows and leaned on the wall of the cinema. This man who kissed her was so cocksure of himself. That man would be removed from her life. She was his and only his, for the taking. The fiery red haired beauty would not be stolen from him. She belonged to him. Of that, she could be assured.
Yesterday Today Always was easy to get into as we follow Katherine's character as she starts to overcome her grief for her husband who lost his life in the July London bombings. When she bumps into Jared who was someone very important in her past she feels like it might be finally time to let someone in. Will there be a happy ending for her?
You also hear the story from an unknown voice who is watching Katherine and has very sinister intentions. This provides the story with a much darker, creepier edge definitely giving me a chill as I read on. I have to admit that on occasion I didn't find Katherine the most likeable character but this didn't bother me as the story still kept my attention. Especially over the identity of the stalker and reasoning behind the obsession with Katherine.
The pace is pretty steady throughout and the pace definitely speeds up when you see the story through the eyes of Katherine's stalker providing some not only tense but disturbing moments. Within this book there is tension, romance and suspense as you wait to see where the story will go next.
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Brook Cottage Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Melanie Robertson-King has always been a fan of the written word. Growing up as an only child, her face was almost always buried in a book from the time she could read. Her father was one of the thousands of Home Children sent to Canada through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland, and she has been fortunate to be able to visit her father’s homeland many times and even met the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) at the orphanage where he was raised.
Her debut novel, published by 4RV Publishing, A Shadow in the Past, came out in the summer of 2012. Melanie even made the trip to the Kansas Book Festival in September to celebrate the launch of her novel. She met her publisher and editor face–to–face for the first time, along with two other authors from the publishing house.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6543072.Melanie_Robertson_King
About me: https://about.me/melanierobertsonking
Celtic Connexions Blog: https://melanierobertson-king.com/wp02/
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