Review: Searching for Harmony by Kelly Elliott

4 Stars

Harmony Banks has already been through hell.  She was disowned by her parents because she became pregnant instead of going to college.  She and Trey married and began their lives together to raise their son, TJ, as a family.  Then her world is shattered again after a horrible accident takes both her husband and her son from her.  As time passes, she learns that her marriage wasn’t what she thought it was and begins to fall apart.  The only thing keeping her going is the strong friendship she formed with the firefighter who saved her life.

Preston Ward is a firefighter and first responder.  He thought that he’d become immune to the emotional roller coaster that can come along with his job, especially when unable to save a child.  But he couldn’t get Harmony or her son out of his mind, so he visited her in the hospital.  The bond that started when he saved her life, grew into an amazing friendship, one that saved both of them from what could have been a very deep depression.

As the months pass, Harmony and Preston become closer and begin to recognize that the feelings they have for one another are definitely more than friendship and go much deeper than either one of them expects.  But can Harmony get past her heartbreak and let herself love again?  When you lose everything once, can you open yourself up to someone even if there is the possibility that you could lose it all again?  Can Harmony and Preston let themselves just live in the moment and take everything that life has to offer them?

I really did enjoy this book.  It was a tear-jerker in several areas.  I wasn’t always convinced of the authenticity of the characters, but they were definitely a warm and loving bunch that I wanted to get to know more.  The romance wasn’t overdone and it was one of the more believable romance stories I’ve come across in quite awhile.  There were times I wanted to smack both Harmony and Preston upside the head, but who doesn’t want to do that from time to time with people in our own lives?

 

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