Author: Nikki Lynn Barrett

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Posted May 20, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 5 Comments

A Masterpiece of Our Love
A Masterpiece of our Love
by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Series: The Masterpiece Trilogy #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Format: eBook, 290 pages

Book Description:

Two Lives Torn by tragedy – Eight year old Becca and twelve year old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families.

Two Souls Seeking Love – Each year from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever. Until he stopped showing.   Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye.

Two Lives Bound by Secret – Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort. The island where he and Becca met. The place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn’t been back or spoken to Becca in four years.

Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve year old boy of yesteryear.

But someone isn’t happy about their reunion…

Strange things begin happening, letters showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages.

Two Broken Hearts Heal as One. – With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him. For safety and to give them a chance to rediscover the adults they’ve now become.

Will love get a chance to blossom or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart, once and for all?

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Excerpt

“I echo that sentiment.” Hunter chuckled. “What a night.” They entered Range’s and headed for the elevator. As the doors enclosed them in the small space, he turned to her again. Gently touching her face, Hunter inched closer.  “Bec, I feel like we should talk about that kiss. That’s the second time we’ve kissed and this year, I don’t want to walk away without talking about it.”

So that was still bothering him.  And…second kiss? So he did remember what happened four years ago. Well, shoot! She felt the heat rush to her face. She was so not ready to talk about this yet.

“It was just a kiss.” She said softly. “We were caught up in the moment.”  Just a kiss? Oh, that was the wrong way to describe it. Hunter’s kiss was on another level of amazing. She didn’t know how to put it into words. She could get lost in a kiss like that under an umbrella in the rain. Or standing by the ocean while the sun set as the chilly waves danced around their feet.

Just like that, the room filled with an unseen energy charge between her and Hunter. What was that all about? She melted inside as his lips parted. What stopped her from kissing him again was the elevator. It jerked to a stop, signaling the arrival on her floor. The doors pulled apart.

“I’d better go.” She muttered. Tearing her gaze away from his face. She whirled and bolted, unsure of what to make of that tension she’d just felt. It wasn’t the bad kind, not at all.  The I-want-to-do-something-crazy-with-you kind.

Before the doors closed, she heard Hunter’s quiet words. “It was more than just a kiss.”

Back in her room, she leaned against the closed door and sank to the floor, touching her lips as if she could feel Hunter’s still on them from yesterday.  His voice echoed inside her head with his last comment. Yes, it was more than just a kiss.

For the past twenty years, Hunter had been her friend. Her mentor. On many occasions, her protector and voice of reason. The one who knew her weakness and fears, yet still loved her despite them.

Four years ago, something changed. And this year, it seemed to evolve. She had to push it out of her mind when he fell out of contact. She’d left it alone.

Until now.

Could it be they were both overly sensitive at making it through another storm ravaged accident and they were having mixed feelings?

Or could it be so much more?

About Nikki Lynn Barrett

Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki's site at: www.nikkilynnbarrett.blogspot.com for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com

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Review: A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Posted May 20, 2014 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett
A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Suspense
Published by Self Published on March 17, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 290
Source: NetGalley

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Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Two Lives Torn by tragedy.

Eight-year-old Becca and twelve-year-old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families.

Two Souls Seeking Love.

Each year, from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever.

Until he stopped showing.

Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye.

Two Lives Bound by Secret.

Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort, the island where he and Becca met. It was the place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn't been back or spoken to Becca in four years.

Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve-year-old boy of yesteryear.

But someone isn't happy about their reunion...

Strange things begin happening. Letters start showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages.

Two Broken Hearts Heal as One.

With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him, both for safety and to give them a chance to discover the adults they’ve now become.

Will love get a chance to blossom, or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart once and for all?


Quiana’s Review:
A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett was an overly sentimental tale featuring uninteresting lead and support characters, and a slow plot that seemed to come to a standstill at times. Most of the focus was on Rebecca and Hunter reconnecting, discovering their love for each other, and overcoming their own personal demons.  However, I found the creepy incidents surrounding Rebecca and Hunter much more engrossing, like the cryptic letters they both received, the dead animal left on the porch, their boating accident, etc.  The mystery surrounding the person terrorizing Becca and Hunter, added a much needed thrill of excitement to a plot that was bogged down by boring and excessive dialogue between the two leads.

In retrospect, I did enjoy Becca and Hunter’s connection.  For Becca, Hunter was her inspiration, protection and the one person who encouraged her to pursue her dreams.  For Hunter, Becca made him feel loved.  Of course they had a few problems to work through, like Hunter’s nightmares, his secrets, his temper, and his inability to fully open up to anyone.  Our hero and heroine also had to contend with Becca’s over-protective grandparents and her boyfriend.  Plus, there was a psycho stalker on their trail, and some opposition to their relationship in the form of friends and family.

I assumed that all of their issues would be taken care of by the end of the book (they were slowly working their way through all of their obstacles) as it was a rather lengthy read, but boy was I in for a surprise when it ended on a rather disappointing and bewildering cliffhanger.   Apparently, this is only the first book in what is to be a trilogy.  I’m not sure why there’s a need to stretch this story out, but Becca and Hunter’s journey continues in book two of The Masterpiece Trilogy. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)