⭐️ Release Blitz – Sifted (A Recipe For Love #2) by Lane Martin ⭐️

 

Title: Sifted

Series: A Recipe for Love #2

Author: Lane Martin

Release Date: Sept 27, 2016

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Sifted is book #2 in the A Recipe for Love series, and is the conclusion of Emily and Declan’s story. It is told from Declan’s point of view. 
I asked her to have hope, faith, and trust in us, and then I did the unthinkable: I left. 
Now, it’s time for me to return and to sift through the pieces that I left behind. I guess my nickname of the Irish Car Bomb is fitting because I went off and left bits of shrapnel behind. I just hope it’s not too late to clean up the mess I made. 
We only regret the chances we don’t take, and honestly, my leaving had nothing to do with Emily—my lovely Lemon Drop. 
When I left, I thought I no longer knew who I was. What I know now is that I’m nothing without her by my side. She is the biggest piece of me.
She loved me when I was unlovable. No, she never said the words out loud, either, but her love for me is something I’ve never doubted. I felt it, I know I did. I promised to be worthy of that love when I returned to her. I’m still not sure that I am, but I need it, and if she’ll have me, I’ll have her until death do us part. 
I meant every word when I told her that my heart would always bring me back to her. She is my home. She is my everything. My yesterday, my today, and my tomorrow.
  
Floured (#1) – Released Nov 12, 2015
Emily Barnes likes things measured and timed, just like any baker. When she loses the apartment that she needs to run her home-based muffin business, she’s faced with a choice; couch surfing, separated by very thin walls, and her very loud best friends, or house sitting an otherwise empty Upper East Side luxury apartment overlooking Central Park. Obviously it’s a no brainer for this smart cookie.
Declan Hayes is used to people asking things of him and saying no, but for Maggie, his parent’s cook and housekeeper, he would do just about anything, including going over to his parent’s apartment to check on her pseudo niece who is staying there. His plan was to get in and get out, but the second he saw her, something changed. Something about her sparked the normally cold and dismal place to life; she made it warm and inviting. He finally understood the phrase “there’s no place like home”. 
Can Emily and Declan trust the timing of their lives or adjust the angle of the lens from which they see their lives? 
Will hope, faith, trust and …? Love? 
Will these things be enough for Emily and Declan to get the one thing they both never thought they needed in life? 
It’s a good thing they are “Floured” because life is about to get sticky.
  
I never thought that I would write a novel, although my English teacher my freshman year in college told me that he would hunt me down if I wasn’t published by the time I was thirty. Thirty came and went. I was busy being a wife and working mother of two and nobody came looking for me.
I doubt my sister thought she was about to change my life forever when she got me a book of “Mommy porn” for my birthday in 2012, but that’s exactly what she did. After reading the first book in the trilogy, I rushed out and got the other two books. I became obsessed and read the series several times before learning about Fanficiton. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get enough. The idea fascinated me and I thought, “I can do that.” I was a nervous wreck when I posted my first story, a one shot about my new favorite couple. One story lead to another and then another. My readers encouraged me to write something original, so that‘s what I did. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I love reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with my family. 
Thank you for going on this journey with me.
   
ReviewBlog

I was waiting for Sifted for so long, I adored Floured, and here I am, finally getting a chance to read it.

I loved Declan and Emily, and even if the ending of the first one crushed me, I was eager to read what’s coming next for these two love birds.

How is Emily going to deal Declan’s return?

I took me some time to get into the story, the time lapse between the two release was quite long and I had to remember some plot lines from the previous book, but I loved how Lane Martin managed it. I was afraid for Declan and Emily, because her favorite Irish guy was away for a long time.

The beginning was really surprising and a little rushed to me. From the moment when Declan left and come back to his home, it was like nothing has changed. There was so many issues and secrets going along the way, and it was confusing at times. Declan and Emily never ceased to love each other for sure, but I saw them in a new light. Almost different from the couple I loved so much.

I have to deal with so many information that I was overwhelmed at times.

What I loved the most? Each character had his part into Declan and Emily’s journey, creating this awesome chemistry and amazing banter. I admit I wasn’t expecting this. For a 300 pages, I had to proceed a lot and be aware of each detail. Reading in Declan’s POV was great, finding himself back, determined to win his love of his life and to show her that they meant to be. Emily was a little tough in that one, but her heart never stopped to beat for him. She was just waiting for his return. the way back to each other was written in a beautiful way. No lies or secrets coming between them.

Once I got back on track, I was totally captivated, about this man who could admit his flaws, trying to do better for her. I smiled, swooned a lot, Declan’s thoughts and actions were speaking for itself.

Just showing how much he loved her, and pulling his big boy panties and face the music.

Reading Sifted made me fall in love once again with Declan and Emily. A great second chance romance, with a forever kind of love. This was such a beautiful conclusion for them, just flooded with love and happiness. A writing from the heart.

Lane Martin, I hope your next novel is coming soon because I can’t wait to read more!!!

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