Book Review

London Tides

As part of Radiant Lit Blog Tours I am pleased to review this Romance Novel, London Tides, by Carla Laureano.
Release Date:  June 1, 2015 (First edition)


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London Tides by Carla Laureano is the sequel to Five Days in Skye. Like the first book, this was one of those that cause you to leave the housework, switch off your phone, and read late into the night.

Conflict Photographer Grace Brennan returns to London to the life she left behind ten years prior, when she left her fiance without explanation. Will he forgive her and accept her back, or will her past sabotage her future with the handsome Ian McDonald? When second chances fail, will there be a third?

This is the second book in the MacDonald family series and I simply loved it! It is certainly not one of those “cookie-cutter-everything-is-coming-up-roses” kind of book. These characters are gritty and real and you start wishing they could walk off the page. You find yourself rooting for Grace all the way through and you will fall in love with Ian as a man, who is not perfect, but certainly one who finds himself by the end of the book. I really did not know how it was going to end or whether or not there was going to be a happy-ever-after ending. So that I don’t spoil it for you, I am not telling.

Carla artfully draws you in from page one and her characters are robust and real. Carla is certainly an author to watch.


Book Synopsis:

Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken. She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace … only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together … or tear them apart for good this time?


Carla Laureano is the author of the RITA® award-winning romance Five Days in Skye as well as London Tides and the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C. E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

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Note: I received this book as part of the London Tides blog tour from Radiant Lit. I received no compensation for this review and only received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Review copy provided by the publisher.




Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.