Kelly Florentia is my guest today with the blog tour for her new novel, No Way Back.
When two eligible and attractive men are vying for your heart, it should be the perfect dilemma…
Audrey Fox has been dumped by her unreliable fiancé Nick Byrne just days before the wedding. Heartbroken and confused, the last thing she expects when she jumps on a plane to convalesce in Cyprus is romance.
But a chance meeting with handsome entrepreneur and father-of-one Daniel Taylor weaves her into a dating game she’s not sure she’s ready for. Audrey’s life is thrown into further turmoil when she discovers on her return to London that Nick has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident that’s left him in intensive care.
Distraught yet determined to look to the future, Audrey must make a decision – follow her heart or listen to well-meaning advice from family and friends? Because sometimes, no matter what, it’s the people that we love who can hurt us the most…
My verdict on No Way Back.
I fast became a fan of Kelly’s writing after reading The Magic Touch so I was very eager to get my hands on No Way Back.
No Way Back is told from the point of view of Audrey who is looking forward to marrying her boyfriend of eight years, Nick.
However, when he leaves her just before they are due to get married, Audrey is heartbroken. She escapes to Cyprus with her parents for a few days. This is where she meets a mysterious man on the beach. Having seen that he is there with his wife and child, she doesn’t think anything of it until he turns up again back in England and things with him aren’t what she first thought.
Can this man help her get over Nick or is she not ready? Is this person right for her?
Audrey is a wonderful character and from the start of No Way Back I warmed to her immediately. She has had her heart-broken in such a horrible way and I want to step into the novel and give her a hug. I got invested in her story very early one and came to really care about her.
Most of the supporting characters around her are great. Louise and Audrey’s parents especially.
They are all very protective over Audrey and all tell her she shouldn’t see Nick which, at the time Audrey can’t understand but the reasons soon become obvious and there are things going on that have been kept secret.
I really couldn’t figure out how the plot was going to develop. Twists and turns kept me guessing and the story unfolds well. Just when I thought I had it figured out, something else threw my theories completely out the window.
There are some funny moments and sad, heartbreaking scenes too which sent me on a little bit of an emotional rollercoaster.
I have heard a rumour that Kelly plans to write a sequel to this book and I hope she does. It will be nice to see what happens next for Audrey. I’m not ready to say goodbye to her yet.
No Way Back was a great second full length novel from Kelly and I’m looking forward to more. Loved this book. Simple.
Kelly Florentia was born and bred in north London, where she continues to live with her husband Joe. No Way Back, released 21st September, is her second novel.
Kelly has always enjoyed writing and was a bit of a poet when she was younger. Before penning her debut The Magic Touch (2016), she wrote short stories for women’s magazines. To Tell a Tale or Two… is a collection of her short tales.
Kelly has a keen interest in health and fitness and has written many articles on this subject. Smooth Operator (published in January 2017) is a collection of twenty of her favourite smoothie recipes.
As well as writing, Kelly enjoys reading, running, yoga, drinking coffee, and scoffing cakes. She is currently working on the sequel to NO WAY BACK.
No Way Back was released on 21st September by Urbane Publications. To view on Amazon, www.amazon.co.uk/nowayback
Kelly has also created a No Way Back Spotify Playlist which can be found by clicking here.
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