• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Saturday, August 17, 2013

{Review} The Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore

The Solitude of Passion
by Addison Moore
Pages: 512
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Available on: August 13, 2013
Read: August 2013

When old love and new love collide an impossibility is born.

When Lee Townsend’s husband leaves on a community outreach to China, the last thing she expects is for him to never come back—for him to have tragically met his demise.

Lee goes on to marry his adversary and settles into life and business with him, merging her vineyard with his and creating a worldwide conglomerate.

Five years later a twist of fate brings the past back to her and forces Lee to make a decision that will change the landscape of her life forever.

Secrets emerge, forcing relationships to be examined—magnifying the surprising true underpinnings of her marriage to both Mitch and Max.

Lee’s heart is unwilling to surrender her love for either Mitch or Max.
She must choose to carry forward with the past or present.

Lee has a choice to make.
Mitch can’t figure out how to win.
Max never loses.

I fell in love with Addison Moore's writing when I read Someone to Love. I was beyond thrilled when I was offered a copy of The Solitude of Passion for review. While there were many things I liked and didn't like, I'm glad I read it.

Lee Townsend married the man she loved. Less than a year in and he is sent in his brothers place to do construction work in China. He expected to be home in two week...

There were three main players in this story. Lee, Mitch, and Max. With Lee I found myself in a love/hate relationship. She was loving, sweet, and funny, but she also infuriated me with her indecisiveness. Mitch is the husband who goes to China. I wasn't his biggest fan and he acted like a petulant child. Max, on the other hand, is the shining star in my opinion. I immediately fell in love with his sweet, caring, saves-the-day demeanor. Yes, he had an ulterior motive, but either way he was the one to save the day.

The Solitude of Passion was an extremely long book. It was a great read with a well developed plot, but I found myself looking for distractions while reading. I sailed through the first 20% of the story only to find out I'd barely made any progress. The further I got the more restless I was because I got sick of Lee's indecisiveness and Mitch's "I'm the first, therefore, the only" mindset. While I found the story dragging on, I appreciated that it was told from each of their points-of-view. I loved that Max was understanding of Lee's decision and was still happy to be her rock. He was what pulled me through until the end.

Overall, The Solitude of Passion was well thought out, but left me restless and, at times, bored. If you are a fan of New Adult book and don't mind a love triangle, you'll more than likely enjoy this story.

Addison Moore is the author of young adult fiction and romance. She has worked as therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for almost a decade. She is the mother of four wonderful children. She resides on the West Coast with her family and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

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