Review: Behind the Glass by Kristen Morgen

I have some really great reviews for all of you coming up.  Today I am featuring Behind the Glass by Kristen Morgen.  This is a love story that will leave you craving the kind of love that Michael and Rebecca.  For more about their classical love story keep reading after the book blurb.  I guarantee I will not disappoint.  I hope you all are having a great weekend and had a happy Halloween.

22606626Book Blurb:

Rebecca Jordan’s life is simple, disciplined, and uncomplicated, at least on the surface. Then she meets a handsome stranger/secret admirer named Michael Vale one fateful late night at a bookstore café. As a focused but struggling photographer with a passion for art, her outwardly happy world is turned upside down during this life-changing encounter when she quickly realizes she has met her soul mate. The undeniable attraction between them and their intense, immediate connection seem picture perfect as they discuss the shop’s local artwork, until Rebecca abruptly ends the chance meeting with no explanation.

Betraying Brett, her loyal, loving boyfriend, is something Rebecca can never bring herself to do. Driven by a strong moral code and molded by divorced parents and a tumultuous childhood, she struggles to stay away from Michael, but fate and circumstance intervene, bringing them back together time and time again. As much as she resists, there is no denying her true feelings for him and the simple fact that Michael understands her in a way Brett never has. Michael proves to be everything she’s ever wanted, but remains just out of her reach.

Behind the Glass tells the story of Michael and Rebecca’s extraordinary love and the many unconventional stages their relationship must go through. Their morals and their faith in true love and in each other will be put to the test as they learn that meeting one’s soul mate does not come without obstacles.

Review:

Rebecca’s life filled with simple everyday activities.  She woke, went to work at one of her two jobs and then came home.  This happened every day except the one evening a night she let herself indulge in the silence of a small bookstore/art gallery that she had stumbled upon.  Nothing extraordinary happens until the day she enthralled with a painting.  She feels it captures her emotions so thoroughly she forgets where she is until she notices a handsome man staring at her.  Feeling self-conscious she runs to her favorite reading chair and tries to find the solace she normally gets just from being in the bookstore.  But that night introduces to her the handsome Michael.  She feels a connection immediately but shies away from the feelings he instills her.  Soon the two realize they have mutual friends, one includes her boyfriend.  But, as their circles draw closer and their connections stronger events through them together and their love for each other grows.  Sadly, Rebecca holds back because of her past and Michael must prove himself or they will forever be separated even as their love burns bright.

I adored this story.  This is a shorter novel but one that will leave you feeling the love and affections these two characters feel.  Rebecca and Michael are fantastic characters.  They are well-developed and grow through the story.  Though not an entirely unique story with some areas being a bit predictable the emotional element is strong and well written.  You feel what the characters feel.  Your heart breaks when theirs does and you fall in love at the exact same moment they do.  It takes a good writer to take their audience on the emotional ride their characters do.  Overall, this was a wonderfully emotion driven story that will leave the reader feeling full of love and hope.

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