Are second chances possible in a world plagued with devastating loss, difficult obstacles and everyday commitments?
Having a very genuine understanding of death and grief, Ireland O’Brien has been able to put aside her anger and move forward with a career of helping orphaned children – making their lives better, even though she’s kept her own pain deeply buried within her heart.
Architectural engineer J. Bentley Roberts has also experienced his fair share of heartache. Nearly two decades ago, he suffered the loss of his role model and high school sweetheart in the same tragic accident. And, more recently, Bentley said goodbye to his marriage – leaving him to not only dust himself off, but also to help pick up his teenage son in the unsettling process.
As both of their best friends get ready to say their “I dos,” Ireland and Bentley find themselves together again after twenty years apart.
Will they be able to fight their past demons to finally find the love that’s always entwined them?
4 Star Review by Ashley
I have to say I really enjoyed reading something a little different from M.C. Decker. While Love Entwined didn't have the heart stopping angst that her earlier books did but this one captivated me just the same. It was the sweetness and the underlying sense of calm and rightness that I felt whenever Bentley and Ireland were together.
That isn't to say that these two didn't have their struggles or ups and downs because they sure did. I mean it took them decades to stumble back into each others lives after a devastating tragedy that shaped them in ways they never thought possible. My heart hurt for them and the pain and suffering they experienced as teenagers. But it also rejoiced and celebrated with them as they found each other and happiness once again in adulthood. I loved the lightness and ease between Bentley and Ireland. Their connection was forged in friendship and the memories from their past helped to build their future.
But it wasn't all laughs and smiles. Fate threw her fickle hand in the mix and put quite the kink in Bentley's plans. What came next could only be described as the perfect storm of "you've got to be kidding me." Ireland was left reeling, trying to get her heart and head sorted out and focused on the future. But she just couldn't let go of the hope that her and Bentley's true love would get another shot to get it right.
This book was just beautiful in its entirety. From the first chapter that left me gasping to the last page that had me sighing in contentment I was there. I felt the joy and fear. The nervousness and hope. The pain and love. I'm pretty sure Love Entwined counts as a third, possibly fourth chance romance. But when it's a love like Ireland and Bentley's it will always find a way.
About the Author
M.C. Decker is the author of the Unspoken Series, which includes Unwritten and Unscripted, and the upcoming standalone novel Love Entwined. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband, Brian, and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Mid-Michigan and Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things '80s and '90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, "Life is better in flip flops," and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.