From goodreads: Can you ever really outrun your past?
Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with laid-back California native, Ben Torres. Unfortunately, her only frame of reference on love and marriage is her parents and they weren’t exactly the poster children for a happy relationship.
As Krissy attempts to navigate the precarious world of love, acceptance, and compromise, her past comes flooding back like she never expected. An ex-boyfriend returns from a life she has tried to forget, stirring up feelings in Krissy she had thought were long gone. Pulled in opposite directions as her past and present collide, she makes a rash decision that will forever change her life.
Title: A Life More Complete
Author: Nikki Young
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Blog Tour Organizer: Natasha is a Book Junkie
A Life More Complete is a beautiful love story, one that captivated me from the start. I think what I love about this book is that it’s different and that’s all I ever want is a story to be unique. Not only is the story written well but the characters have their quirks and complexities which takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. Anyone who knows my taste in books knows that this is exactly my kind of story!
“There’s something about you that I can’t ignore” he says and his voice turns to a whisper. “I’m drawn to you.”
Krissy is strong, fierce but she’s fighting her own demons and frankly, she knows a thing or two on how to self-sabotage a good thing. Not only is she a workaholic but she gives herself emotionally to her clients which leaves her for little of anything else. The predicament she finds herself in with regards to Ben and Tyler is heartbreaking and yet incredibly relatable.
“I notice every detail about him, and like a favorite movie, I can recall almost everything he has every said to me.”
Enter: Ben Torres. Ladies, be prepared to swoon and swoon hard! He gets Krissy like no one else does and he has the patience of a saint when it comes to her. To me, he was perfection but I felt I got very little time to know him. I wanted more of Ben but the little time I had with him, I knew he was “the one”. He had to be!!! He’s everything Krissy needed and more. Let’s put Ben Torres off to the side for a moment so I can focus on Tyler. Tyler is another love interest of Krissy’s and I wouldn’t say there’s a love triangle but there is one of sorts. I don’t want to give anything away but I’m Team Ben all the way!
Sometimes I felt that Krissy was going through the motions and hiding in the shell of a person that continually wanted to play it safe. But safe doesn’t always mean better, sometimes we recycle old patterns and behaviors because it’s what we know. And Krissy learned a thing or two from her mother and her mother made me cringe!
A Life More Complete will make your emotions swing like a frantic pendulum but the ride is so worth it. This is a story about choices we make and learning to live with the consequences of our actions and ultimately we cannot change our past, just our present. This is that story.
Natasha is a Book Junkie is the one who mentioned I would love A Life More Complete and she wasn’t kidding! A beautiful debut novel indeed and I look forward to more books by Nikki Young in the future!
About Nikki Young:
Nikki Young was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago where she still currently lives with her husband and two boys. She is a third grade teacher and spends her days forcing her love of reading and writing onto a group of poor unsuspecting eight year olds.
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