Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Passion for Cleo by Shannon Guymon



Synopsis:

Cleo McCarthy is a free spirit who loves nothing more than to help her friends and have a little fun while she's at it. When Rayne and Ivy Nyman hire her to be their bodyguard and move to Fircrest, Washington, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But after watching Ivy get shot and ending up in a car crash with Rayne that leaves her injured and traumatized, the quiet life begins to look better and better. Peace and quiet doesn't last long though when Asher Murphy and Tai Matafeo both decide to claim her heart. Cleo soon finds out that love is the best adventure there is. But when the threat that hangs over Rayne and Ivy drags her back into danger, Cleo will be left wondering if she'll be able to survive long enough to enjoy the love she's found.


My Review: 5+ Stars!!

Just finished reading this for the 2nd time and I still feel exactly the same as I did the first time I read this! It's still AMAZING! *dreamy sigh*

I am in heaven!!! I absolutely LOVED A Passion For Cleo!!! And I hate to admit it but this one is now my new favorite book in the Love and Flowers Trilogy!! Gotta love those strong finishes to an AWESOME series!!

Our amazing heroine, Cleo, is a fun loving, adventurer who will do everything she can to help her family and friends anytime they need it. She is such an easy going person who is confident and full of life!

Cleo's life gets thrown off balance when she is shot and later gets in a horrific car crash that leaves her wheelchair bound and later stuck on crutches. She can no longer protect Rayne and Ivy and starts to have doubts about her life and about love.

Enter Tai. *sigh* I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE him!! Tai is hired to help protect the girls and in the process he's able to get to know Cleo on a more personal level. He's sweet, funny, loyal, gorgeous and just AMAZING!! And the best part?!?! He actually SEES Cleo for who she is on the inside and doesn't care that she's battered, bruised, in a wheelchair, on crutches... he sees her and KNOWS that she is beautiful!! His only problem is convincing her that the way he feels is REAL!!

You see our dear, sweet Asher has put those doubts about love in Cleo's head. He tells her she only has a hero worship for Tai and that he only sees her as a victim... someone who needs to be saved. I swear I wanted to slap him the first half of the book! Enter Meredith... yes... I said Meredith... who helps Cleo to help Asher see that he needs to GROW UP and STOP being such a spoiled little brat who thinks he's entitled to everything being handed to him on a golden platter!! And believe it or not folks... Asher indeed starts to grow up a little. Granted he still has a ways to go BUT he's started the process!! Wahoo!!

And I just have to mention Pule!! Oh my goodness!! I love him!! There is definitely more to his story and I am crossing my fingers and hoping he'll get his HEA!! There is a part in the book between him and Cleo that brought tears to my eyes... *sigh* He's just another lost soul who needs some lovin!!

Anyway... back to Cleo and Tai! *sigh* I totally LOVE these two! The first I Love You's were perfect! And meeting the Matafeo's?! Cleo really showed that she will do ANYTHING for the people that she loves!! She was a real trooper!! AND she got a cupcake named after her!! How awesome is that?!?! Lol. You are just going to have to read the story to find out WHY!! It's HILARIOUS... I promise!! ;)

And then the craziness comes!! Oh my heck!! The way the whole story with Rayne and Ivy was wrapped up was fabulous!! There was a bit of suspense that I was NOT expecting! I kept changing positions while reading and just couldn't sit still! I had a feeling about who was behind everything but was still surprised in the end.

A Passion for Cleo was just FANTABULOUS!! I LOVED every minute of it!! I laughed out loud, I got teary eyed, I got angry and of course I fell in love all over again with ALL of our Fircrest friends!!

Shannon you have an AMAZING talent and I am SO glad that you are willing to share it with all of us!! I can't WAIT to see what you have in store for the next series!! And yes... I am one of those crazy fans who lives for the next book! What can I say! I love what I love! ;)

And of course I gotta add my casting choice!! ;)


3 comments:

  1. I think I like this pic of Cleo and Tai best. :) It's fun to cast the book after you've read it. :)

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    1. I might end up changing some of the castings I've done if I find different pictures that I like... hence the change in this one! Hehe. I'll let you know if I have any other changes! ;)

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  2. Hahaha, love your review and howe excited you were, puts me right back there in Fircrest again with the gang! Love this series!!! Ahhh, love this casting too, Kath, is right it's spot on KJ ;)

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