Monday, August 7, 2017

Review & Tour: One Truth Revealed by Robena Grant


Title: One Truth Revealed
Author: Robena Grant
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Adult
Series: English Village Series (Book Two)
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Format: ebook via Goddess Fish Promotions
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisAt thirty-five-years of age, and with pressure from her adoptive mother, Lina Bright is ten days away from undergoing Artificial Insemination in London. She doesn’t need a husband. She travels to Oldcastle to meet her biological mother, a spinster who runs a village teashop. To keep her mother’s secret, but determine her father’s identity, she creates the cover of scouting for property to start a new school.

A bachelor at forty, Drew Compton is an English Professor in Oxford. Diagnosed with “poor swimmers” his fiancée left him. He plans to live out his life alone, with his books. Disliking his mother’s secrets and controlling ways, he seldom returns to Oldcastle. But a chance meeting has him intrigued. Who is this chic Londoner?

As Lina’s plans for a school become a reality, romance blossoms, but roadblocks ensue. Will Lina and Drew trust in each other to overcome the difficulties and create a future together?


NOTE: Adult Content Ahead

Heat. She craved his heat. Her arms encircled the back of his neck, pulled his face tighter,
closer, her lips tingled and begged to be crushed harder.

“Lina,” he whispered, his breath fanning her cheek. Then he took her mouth possessively.

She almost couldn’t remain standing. “Again,” she murmured. The headiness of his kisses, the heat swirling in her belly, the weakness in her knees, had her pressing even closer. Their tongues met, tangled in a mating dance she’d rarely experienced. Everything about this man spelled permanence. The girls below shouted, “Keep him, we want him.” Dazed, she pulled away, took in a deep breath, and refocused.

If she didn’t keep her wits about her she’d be dragging Drew into the shelter of the ruins and having her way with him. Could this castle be a magic place? Did it encourage romance, and illicit rendezvous? Rendezvous? Oh, blast it; she couldn’t get involved. There were nine days left until her expected ovulation. She’d chosen her sperm donor. She’d committed to doing this, and had an appointment scheduled with a London clinic. That’s why she had to go back.

Drew rested his forehead against hers. “Everything okay?”


Robena Grant was born in Australia, now lives in Southern California, and considers her two amazing adult children her greatest achievement. Everything else is gravy. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and has eight novels published. Robena enjoys writing, reading, travel, and socializing. 

Contact her: www.robenagrant.com, follow her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter. 
One Truth Revealed is book #2 in the English Village Series, it is now available for pre-order at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0714BRTBW 
 It is available everywhere eBooks are purchased, and in print at www.thewildrosepress.com and www.amazon.com 

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Two people find love in a village full of secrets.

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Lina is on her way to meet her birth mother and finally uncover the mystery surrounding how she came to be adopted. Along the way, she meets a man who is so perfect that he seems too good to be true. He has shown up in her life at the worst possible time, just when her life is about to change forever.

Drew thinks his luck may have finally taken a turn for the better when he crosses paths with Lina. She's everything he's told himself he would never find and he'd all but given up on love. But just when things between them start to find a happy rhythm, secrets begin to spill out and touch every part of their lives. Do they stand a chance of making their relationship work when everything and everyone seem to be working against them?

I can't lie. I had some trouble with this one in the beginning. I hadn't even made it to the 30% mark and I was thoroughly confused and wondering if I should stop reading until I've had a chance to read the previous book first. While this seems to be a standalone, there are many vague references to events that happened or were explained in the first book.

I did continue reading and started to slowly put the pieces together, but I do recommend reading this series in order, if possible. While we learn the story of the village's several scandalous secrets, I still finished the book without entirely understanding just what a certain older lady was guilty of and who was involved.

Despite my initial confusion, I did enjoy this story in the end. In fact, I think the last third of the book definitely had me sitting up and paying attention. Drew and Lina's relationship gains some well-needed traction, Lina finally starts to take control over her life, and some of the secrets are exposed. It was a satisfying ending.

The romance was on the sweet side with a few hints of spice here and there. Our couple actually fit really well together and I had no problem rooting for them. Though, I did want to absolutely strangle Drew at one point. To be honest, I still do. But the pair had good chemistry and I felt they redeemed themselves in the end.

The only thing that I found a little odd was the point-of-view changes. I'm used to reading books with head-hopping and romances with dual POVs, so that doesn't bother me. But I didn't expect to see things from so many different characters' viewpoints. Just hearing Drew and Lina's internal struggles would have been enough but then we have others tossed in, like Annie's. I can't say that I disliked it. I just wasn't expecting it. If I read anything else in this series, I'll try to remember that for next time.

In closing... 
A sweet romance with colorful characters and lots of scandal. Four suns!