Monday, March 12, 2018

Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

Title: Captured Memories

Series: Cupid’s Cafe, 3

Author: Katherine McIntyre

Publisher: After Glows Publishing

Pages: 200

Genre/Pairing: Contemporary Romance/ MF

Reviewer Name: Vela

Publisher’s Blurb
An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

After the incident that caused Liv Morozov to drop out of college, years later she’s still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She’s managed to carve out a career for herself as a photographer, but when it comes to guys? Her issues send them running for the hills, every damn time.

Zane Parata has declared himself off-limits for relationships. Between trying to maintain sobriety and the long hours he works as a chef, no one wants to deal with his brand of damage, and he wouldn’t want to burden them in the first place.

When Liv shows up at Cupid’s Café, she never expected to find Zane, her brother’s former best friend who had vanished one day and never returned. The sparks that surged when they were both teens rekindle stronger than ever, and all too fast, Liv and Zane entangle in each other’s lives, breaking their own rules. Except with both struggling with the demons from their past, the love that’s begun to grow is one lapse away from shattering the two of them beyond repair.

In Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre, Liv Morozov, a photographer who can’t seem to nail down a guy yet even after she started to heal from her dark past, meets up with an old friend...a steamy hunk of a friend.
Zane Parate also has a dark past he doesn’t wish to confide in anyone but when he gets an invite to a cafe he takes the plunge. Who wouldn’t? Never knowing a harmless act could lead him to a familiar leggy friend who he never seemed to forget.
Meeting on a blind date then discovering they were old boyfriend and girlfriend in the past, the two begin to open old wounds. Friends and family start to intervene, shattering their perfect world. Will love overcome all?
Katherine McIntyre did a wonderful job allowing her readers to dive into the book head first with introducing each character with a mysterious dark past that the other character doesn’t know about. Each chapter ended well with a cliffhanger, leaving you wanting more. This book is the third book in its series, can be read as a standalone.
I feel like some of the dialogue could’ve been more detailed to draw out tension and drama in some of the scenes depicting conflict, but other than that the story wrapped up well in the end.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

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