Title: Love on The Horizon
Author: A.M. Madden
Series: Breaking the Rules #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: January 25, 2016
Love isn’t always smooth sailing.
Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny.
Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he’s ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.
Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?
A.M. Madden steps out in a new direction with Love on the Horizon. Setting her alpha males aside, A.M. delivers a sweet, love-at-first-sight romance with her new novel that guarantees all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. Rebecca and Marco seem like an unlikely pair, but when they see each other for the first time all of the rules go out the window in exchange for a whirlwind love affair that left my head spinning. Along with their endearing emotional connection, Marco and Rebecca shared an unavoidable chemistry that resulted in some seriously steamy moments. Exotic settings, family drama, emotional vulnerability, and a hilarious sidekick combined to create a unique story of fated love. Love on the Horizon held a certain sense of adventure, capturing the spontaneity and passion between Marco and Rebecca like a vacation fling that never ends. If you’re looking for a lighthearted romance with a ridiculously sweet and swoon-worthy hero, Love on the Horizon will hit the spot!
“My brain could sometimes behave like a two-year-old toddler throwing a tantrum. The more I told it to stop thinking of a certain Italian god, the more it would while folding its arms and holding its breath defiantly.”
Rebecca and Marco both felt like something new and different from A.M. Madden. Neither fit into a category, instead seeming down to earth and absolutely relatable. I enjoyed the development of Rebecca over the course of this book. A.M. Madden somehow manages to take a young, impulsive girl with no true direction and transforms her into an assertive and unapologetically spontaneous woman. I loved the life A.M. has fused into this character. Her passion and fearlessness made her someone I could easily admire. Whereas Rebecca encouraged Marco to live a little, Marco helped her find the strength of character to own her life and her decisions completely. Marco is hardworking, determined, and strives to follow the rules, never one to risk his heart. The ultimate romantic Italian man, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him loosen up and allow himself to feel. These two characters challenged one another, creating the necessary balance to keep their unconventional relationship sizzling.
“I’ve never looked past the end of the current itinerary we sailed on. The future was always an unknown mystery that I had no desire to mold, shape, or change in my favor. That is, until I met you.”
If you aren’t a fan of insta-love, then this book is probably not for you. Marco and Rebecca fall hard and fast, their connection instantaneous. A.M. Madden captures the absolute rush and the intense emotional onslaught of love at first sight and projects those feelings to the readers. Consequently, I felt like the story was a bit disjointed, the first half of the timeline flying by before we get to explore the true depth of their relationship. The second half of the story is where things really start to get interesting as A.M. Madden leads Rebecca and Marco in new and surprising directions. It was at this point in their journey where I found Love on the Horizon really grabbing my attention. I enjoyed getting to know the couple and their families and was entertained by the ups and downs that came with trying to establish their relationship in the real world. A.M. Madden surrounded Rebecca and Marco with plenty of vibrant, slightly crazy secondary characters, giving their story a sense of completeness. I look forward to getting to know them as this series continues.
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Don’t miss the rest of the series:
Hostile Workplace (Breaking the Rules #2)
Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”
A.M. Madden’s debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M.’s stories are heartfelt, realistic romances. A.M. believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romance that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they knew them personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.