Title: Hard Love
Author: Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Noah Winston’s life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted.
Margo Perry’s life wasn’t perfect, but it was her own. She didn’t need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself.
Then he saw her – a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger – but she wasn’t a stranger at all. They’d known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman.
Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago.
The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew.
The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger.
Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all.
Too bad it was too good to be true.
"True to the title,love is hard. It's fragile and delicate, and how you come through in the end is what makes the journey worth it. Hard Love takes you on just that kind of journey. A must read."A.M.Madden, USA Today Bestselling Author
"I love conflict and stomach plummeting moments. This one checks off all my boxes!" - Lisa Kane, Three Chicks and Their Books
"It's been awhile since I read a book in one sitting, but once I started Hard Love, I couldn't put it down. Margo and Noah's story was sweet, hot, romantic, heart-breaking and absolute perfection." Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author.
"The author took myon a journey from past to present, from lust to love, and from want to need." - Rosa Sharon, iScream Book Blog
"I found myself thinking about this book when I had to put it down. I was consumed immediately with this story. I love the storyline. I love these two together." - Karie Puskas, Panty Dropping Book Blog
"I just couldn't put it down. And that's the magic of a good book, it will wrap you up in the story and the characters and it will hypnotize you until the point you become one with them." - Janett,The Pleasure of Reading Book Blog
4 Star Review by Ashley:
To be honest, the cover of Hard Love just took my breath away so I didn't even read the synopsis before starting (which I like to do sometimes), so I was going in totally blind. Well double WHOOOOOOP! Joanne Schwehm gave me all the happy, fun and feel good vibes with this book.
I absolutely adored Margo. This woman is fierce. Full of passion and drive. But she was also kind and vulnerable. She knew what she wanted in both her professional and personal life and she wasn't willing to settle. Even when it came to the man of her teenage dreams. Oh Noah, sigh, swoon and everything in between.
That man- and he is alllllll man is what book boyfriends are made of. Smart, sexy, successful and so much more than his wealth and status. When fate brings Margo back into his orbit, it's a breath of fresh air. What started out years ago as a school girl crush quickly becomes attraction and chemistry and perhaps something more....Despite the challenges they faced from their families, it was smooth sailing for these friends turned lovers. That is until what was supposed to be a happy occasion brought some big fears to the surface.
As much as I hated the hurt they were both experiencing, I admired Margo for sticking to her guns. Let's just say that Noah learned the true meaning of change for the better. Hard Love was the perfect title for this book that showcased all the sides of the emotion that brings us to our knees and makes us soar. Joanne Schwehm wove a captivating and believable tale that had me begging for more when it was over.
Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
She loves to write and read romance. Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance Series. Joanne is a published author with EverAfter Romance and is represented by Brower Literary Agency.