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Monday, 20 October 2014

Pitch Imperfect by Elise Alden

Title: Pitch Imperfect
Author: Elise Alden
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
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Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.

For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.

But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?

Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.


4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Anjuli Carver a once famous singer returns home to her small town Heaverback Village with secrets.  Buying an old old Scottish castle she dreams of renovating it and turning into a bed and breakfast.  She still mourns the death of her child Chloe who died, her ability to sing since the death of her daughter, her disappearance of money by her manager and bad investments as long as a her former ex husband gambling loan that he still owes her.  Despite her lack of funds she tries to renovate the castle.

But she needs the architect help of her former fiancé who she left at the altar when she was younger to start her singing career.  She has never quite forgotten him since he was her first love but he was too busy at the time seeking his architect career and did not try to find her after she left.

Rob Douglas can not forgive her disappearance.  At the time, he just learned that he had cancer and was going to tell her the morning before their wedding.  When she disappeared he vowed not to tell her the reason since he did not want her to marry him because she felt sorry for him.

Years later they encounter in a bar in London and he takes her back to her place.  The attraction is still there as he ends up sleeping with her even though she appears drunk.   But she calls out another man’s name her ex-husband in the middle of their sex doing it on purpose.  He gets upset and leaves as she knew it would hurt him and she does not want him to get close to her again?

Months later they meet back up at her hometown.  She did not realize he was the other bidder for the castle as she had out bid for it before knowing her financial status.  She ends up hiring him for the work as they fight their attraction with rumours about her past and the men in the village.

Can these two forgive each other and take a chance again on love?  Can first love really last as we watch them go full circle.

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About the Author:

Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.

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Twitter: @elise_alden

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