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My Life in Shambles, a full-length contemporary standalone romance by Karina Halle is now live!

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When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought she’d end up in the tiny town of Shambles, fake engaged to one of Ireland’s top rugby players. But there’s a first time for everything.

They say bad things happen in threes.

After my boyfriend broke off our engagement, and I lost my apartment, and was laid off from my job, I can more than attest to that.

They also say life happens when you say yes to new adventures.

So when my two sisters invited me to ring in the new year in Ireland, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go for it. I was going to let “saying yes” be my new resolution.

Little did I know I’d spend New Year’s Eve having a hot and dirty one-night stand with Padraig McCarthy, one hell of a sexy Irishman. I also didn’t know that the brooding and intense sex god was one of Ireland’s top rugby players.

A rugby player with a proposition for me:

Come with him to his tiny hometown of Shambles and pretend to be his fiancé for a few days, just so that his ailing father can have some peace of mind.

It sounded simple enough.

It was anything but.

Not when a town gets up in your business, not when the media hunts you down, not when your past comes back in the picture, not when there are real hearts and feelings at stake.

Not when there are secrets that could break you.

They say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.

This is my life in Shambles.

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Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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My Review…

What if is fear. Even if is faith….”

This story is gonna give you all the feels!  Yet again Ms. Halle has made magic with her words!

This story of Padraig (flove this name…swoon, swoon) and Valerie is going to take your heart for a ride.

The imagery that Ms. Halle writes is amazing, I could see myself in the humble little town of Shambles.  I could see myself in the lovely little B & B.

I could also feel the love, the fear and the sorrow in this book! You are going to need a box of tissues handy when you read this story.  You are going to be crying tears of sadness and tears of joy!  I love when a story gives you the whole gamut of feels, and this story does just that.

I want my own Padraig.  He has the heart of a poet and the body of a warrior. His words made me melt into a puddle.

Valerie is an amazing woman.  Even with her scars, she is beautiful.  Even when those she loves hurts her the most, she perseveres.  She is strength and beauty, inside and out.

Get your hands on this story, you will fall in love with it just like I did!

2 thoughts on “Happy Release Day & Review!! My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle

  1. alisbooks says:

    Great review! It’s been too long since I’ve picked up a Karina Halle book!

    Liked by 1 person

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