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Detoured by Love by Michelle Lynn

Detoured by Love Book Cover Detoured by Love
Michelle Lynn
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
November 10th 2016

Carly Lincoln is just months away from claiming her overdue promotion. The plush corner office, the view, the prestige is finally within her grasp. She’s worked her entire life to make her dream, her reality. But when an unexpected boulder blocks her perfectly paved path, Carly is forced to reevaluate her goals.

Bryant Garrity is just months away from another season. Last year, the star quarterback crumbled to a mere mortal on the games biggest stage. The blood. The sweat. The tears. He’s back and ready to return to his spot among the elite. His sole focus is one last shot at glory. But the detour on the road ahead, might cause him to alter his route.

Love isn’t on either of their radars, but Carly and Bryant’s paths are about to collide.

ARIANNA’s review


I can’t believe I’ve never read this author before! Mrs. Lynn’s storytelling and writing really worked for me, so I really have to try her other books in the near future. ’Detoured by Love’ was one of the best adult romance I’ve read this year. Needless to say, Mrs. Lynn really impressed me with this one. The story was fantastically written, gripping and held me at the edge of my seat the entire time for many reasons. ’Detoured by Love”’ was equally heartbreaking and heartwarming, engaging from start to finish and had a little bit of everything.

For Carly, her job, besides her family, means everything. She’s a corporate travel agent and loves what she does for a living very much. She doesn’t have no one to answer to and no one who expects things from her and she loves it this way. She’s hardworking and independent and she’s not looking for love, a relationship or even a fling, believing she can’t have a successful career and love at the same time. On top of that, she’s very close to get a promotion so she doesn’t want to screw everything up with a relationship interference. On a beach in the Carribean, Carly meets a cocky stranger who fascinates her like no other man she met before. The stranger is no one other than the superstar NFL quarterback Bryan Garrity, who like Carly is intrigued from the very beginning. Bryan is in the Carribean trying to recover after an injury. Needless to say, he needs a break more than ever. He’s not looking for a relationship, but he must admit Carly is the first woman in a long time who intrigues him.

While neither of these two are looking for a relationship, they can’t deny the strong attraction between them and what starts eventually as a fling slowly, but surely becomes so much more for both of them.

I really enjoyed my first read by this author. Th story was very addictive, well written, entertaining and very easy to read. I enjoyed the storyline a lot and I liked the fact that it had a little bit of everything. The story was fun and light for a good part, but also angsty and emotional. I didn’t find the story to be utterly emotional or dramatic, but I have to say I didn’t expect the story to progress the way it did. Needless to say, Carly and Bryant’s story was one of the most refreshing sports romance I’ve read so far.

Carly and Bryant were wonderful characters. Both of them were endearing and so very well developed. I really liked how well their backgrounds were developed and how well we get to know them as the story unfolds. I liked Carly. She was fun and overall an endearing character, but I have to admit that Bryant stole the show for me. He was great hero from start to finish and I absolutely loved the way he was with our heroine and his dedication towards her. Since I don’t want to give anything away about them, I can’t say anything else. The relationship between these two was wonderful and progressed in such an authentic, fantastically way. Nothing between these two was rushed, there wasn’t any miscommunication between them and the entire time they acted like adults which I enjoyed.

All in all, ’Detoured by Love’ was a wonderful read that I highly recommend if you are looking for a sweet, emotional read with two mature, endearing characters, engaging story line and fantastic writing.

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