After turning on “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child I got to work on the pancakes. The butter was melting in the glass pie pans in the oven while I whisked the batter and sang along to the song. “After all of the darkness and sadness. Soon comes happiness.” Setting the bowl down on the counter, I danced over to the oven to pull the pans out and continued to shake my ass.
When I turned back around to get the bowl, I noticed Blake leaning against the wall in the doorway watching me with humor dancing in his eyes. “As a child I dreamt of finding Wonder Woman dancing provocatively in my kitchen while making dinner. Guess they’re right when they say, never give up on your dreams.” He smirked as he pushed off the wall. “You look hot. Don’t let me stop you.”
He grabbed a bottle of sparkling water and perched himself on a stool. “What are you making anyway?”
“German pancakes. A friend and I used to make them growing up. They are the perfect mix of sweet and salty with the butter and syrup combo . . . and can make a very sticky mess.”
“A sticky Wonder Woman? Wow. This just keeps getting better.”
I placed the pans back in the oven to bake and put the bowl in the sink to soak. “So Doc McHottie has a thing for Wonder Woman, huh?” I taunted him while wiping my hands on a kitchen towel.
“Doc McHottie has a thing for the Wonder Woman that was dancing in his kitchen a few moments ago.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Beneath, You’re Beautiful is the continuation of Victoria’s brave battle with the big C. As if that wasn’t enough, Victoria had to overcome betrayal, heartache and how to go it alone. But luckily for Victoria, she was never on her own, she had great support in the form of family, friends and a hot doctor!
Beneath, You’re Beautiful is a story of hope, new beginnings and love. Victoria’s final instalment wasn’t always plain sailing and heartache was never far away but I loved the strength and resilience of her character. As the author is writing from experience, I thought her Victoria’s journey was captured perfectly. Her struggle was real and her mask of bravery was slipping but it showed she was only human and I could relate to that.
“I just got back from enjoying the most relaxing days I’ve had in months, and I don’t even know how to react to any of it. Be strong, be resilient, be tough-I’m none of those things right now. I’m nothing but a fragile woman trying to figure out what the hell happened to me in the last six months.”
Dr. McHottie was introduced this time around and he was the best medication for Victoria. She had been betrayed in the past and even though she was hesitant to put her trust in Blake, he soon won her around. And he truly was a sweetheart so that was easy to do.
“When you love someone, you love them for better or worse, in sickness and in health. Noah ruined that vow for me, but maybe I’m willing to let Blake show me it’s possible.”
I enjoyed this second book from Tori Madison; it had the romance element I missed from the first book, although I understood why it had to be this way, it was nice to see the introduction of Blake’s character. I did feel the dialogue was a little stilted at times and the romance was a tad over sweet for my liking but with that aside, it really is an empowering tale and for many women in this situation a story like this will be uplifting.
“Life is unexpected, as you know all too well, but sometimes the unexpected moments are the most important. You can’t see the whole picture at once, but you’ll know when it comes into focus.”
Beneath, You’re Beautiful is a heart-warming story and one to check out for yourself.
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I wasn't prepared to hear those words. Neither was my loving husband, family or friends. And none of us were prepared for what life had in store after they were spoken.
I should have seen the signs all around me. I should have paid attention to the people who supposedly loved me, the people who I'd always trusted. But I was blind to what was going on. The effects on my flourishing career, passionate marriage, and carefree lifestyle would be insurmountable.
It was time to take control of my life and the overwhelming chaos. Time to make the choices that were right for me. Right for my future. The future I hadn't planned on.
My life didn't stop when I heard those four little words . . . it was only just beginning.
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Happily married and the mother of two, Tori Madison is active in the world of philanthropy and finds joy in making a difference in lives of others. She is an avid reader, lover of life and a breast cancer survivor. Currently residing with her family in Minnesota, she can often be found at Caribou Coffee or at the dance studio with her kids. With a well-known weakness for dark chocolate with sea salt and cheesecake, she also has a fondness for chips and fresh salsa.
Writing a book was never on her radar. After a challenge from a friend to write 1,500 words the story came to life and a new opportunity to make a difference was born.
Her debut novel, Beneath It All, released on September 24, 2014. Beneath, You’re Beautiful is her second novel and the sequel to Beneath It All. It is a two book series.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Tori-Madison/e/B00PJBK6M2
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