Title: Love on the Horizon
Series: A Breaking the Rules Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25th, 2016
Love isn't always smooth sailing.
Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny.
Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he's ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.
Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?
Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. "It's all about the HEA." A.M. Madden's debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair. A.M.'s stories are heartfelt, realistic romances. A.M. believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romance that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they knew them personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love. A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author. www.ammadden.com Copyright © A.M. Madden, Author, All rights reserved.
You probably already know that A.M. Madden is one of my favorite authors and I will read everything she writes :) And I am so glad that I got the chance to read this story :) It was just the perfect relaxing read: light with an amazing love story, great characters and just a pinch of suspense :) The writing was superb as always and I immensely enjoyed getting to know Marco and Rebecca :)
One of the things I really liked about the story was that it touches current problems as difficulty of finding a suitable job after graduation. This is quite a common problem within the young generation and I loved seeing the attention drawn to it in this way.
Now on a brighter note, lets focus on the characters :) Both characters were quite easy to relate and very lovable :) Marco is definitely one pantie melting man candy with his amazing looks and delicious Italian accent:) I loved that from time to time he mixes Italian words in his speech. And the fact that he completely switches to Italian when he is emotional, is just so sweet :)
Rebecca is also quite an interesting character. Even though she is only 22 her decisions were quite mature which made her very lovable. It was also easy to relate to her struggles and feelings. Another character that I really loved, was one of the supporting characters - Ricky :) He was just so much fun and I have to say that I would love to read some more about him in the next book :)
The story line is quite interesting and even though there are scenes that are somewhat predictable, I still enjoyed them and felt that they enhanced the story. It was also quite interesting to get to know the families of both main characters and that in a way helped understanding them even better. And there were few quite heartbreaking moments during those scenes.
If you've read the short story before, keep in mind that it compiles close to half of the book but the rest is completely new and it pretty much shows what happens next. It is not as light hearted as the short story but rest assured, it still has a happy ending ;)
As a whole I have to say that I really enjoyed the light hearted feeling of the story. I think it is the perfect read if you are looking for a sweet romantic story with a pinch of angst and sprinkled with hotness. The only problem I see is getting overheated thanks to some of the really hot scenes between Marco and Rebecca :D