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Review: Searching For Harmony by Kelly Elliott

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From New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott comes the gut-wrenching story of a love that transcends all odds—and transforms the deepest pain into the brightest hope.
Firefighter and first responder Preston Ward thought he had grown immune to the job’s emotional burns. But when he goes out on a particularly tragic call, he realizes that some scenes are too devastating to forget. And yet, if it weren’t for that terrible night, he never would have met the woman who makes him want to risk his heart.

More than once, Harmony Banks has watched her perfectly ordered world torn apart by fate. Now she’s finding out that what she lost wasn’t as perfect as she thought—and it’s tearingher apart. The only thing that keeps her going is the kindness of a stranger: the firefighter who saved her life the night everything changed.

Preston isn’t like the men who have come before. For one thing, he’s far more genuine. And the love Harmony feels growing between them is almost too intense for her wounded soul. But if she and Preston can push past heartbreak, they’ll find that something incredible awaits in each other’s arms.

My Review

I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. I am usually a huge Kelly Elliot fan. She is one of those authors that is an auto-one click for me. So, when I heard about Searching for Harmony, I didn’t even think twice about it.

Searching for Harmony is a quick and easy read. It starts off with one heartbreaking beginning. This is a story about loss and finding the strength to move on. It is a sweet second chance romance.

So, overall, I thought this was an ok read. The story-line was interesting and I do love second chance romances. However, I did have some issues with the story. Usually I am a big fan of fast paced stories, but this one was way too fast paced. Preston and Harmony’s relationship started off as just friends, but I feel as though the romantic part of it just progressed too quickly. For the type of loss that she experienced, I would have liked to have seen more of a slow burn in their relationship. There were a few other things that I did not like and that didn’t really work for me, but I can’t say because they would be really spoilery to the story.

Even though I had some issues with this story, I am happy that I stuck with it. I do think that this story is written well and last 40% or so did turn things around for me. The romance that Preston and Harmony had was sweet and I loved that Preston was able to bring Harmony back to life. In the end, I think that this is just one of those books that will be a hit for some, and others not so much.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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