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4.89  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Ewan Campbell once thought he had it all – he was a rising star in the real estate field, popular with his peers, and engaged to his employer’s cousin, the shy and quiet little Marti Marlowe.

A heartbeat later, he was alone—shattered, confused and suicidal. Why had Marti walked away from him?

Years later, in another place and a new chapter of Ewan’s life, fate brings them f
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Published March 17th 2017 by eXtasy Books Inc.
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Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Another great book by this author. Ewan and Marti have a past and now they are in each other's company again Ewan needs to know why Marti walked away from him with out explaining why but will he get the answers that he has wanted for a long time or not. There are twists and turns along the way and that is what makes this book a real page turner. V J Allison is a brilliant author and writer and her books are worth reading as she takes you in from the first page and you have to see what will happe
J.S. Frankel
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first novel I've read from this author, and it won't be the last, even though romance is not a genre I've ever been drawn to. But this novel managed to pull me in.

We have Ewan and Marti, and the story is simply about how they met, split up, and then met again, going through the ups and downs of what many people go through in the course of their lives. The dialogue is realistic, the romance is solidly presented--not forced or dumbly presented as in many other romance novels, and the c
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stricken was a top read of mine this summer.

This is the first book I've read by this author and I was left wanting to have a second book about Ewan and Martie!!!!

A first love is hard to get over. Very hard to get over and the fact that they got their second chance is so amazing. It wasn't easy getting there but their chemistry is not one to be denied!

Settle in for laughs, cries and yelling because this book, will make you have all the feels!
Penny Leidecker
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This a beautifully told story about the second chance love story of Ewan and Marti. It’s been six years since Ewan has seen Marti, but he’s never forgotten her. Shannon, his current girlfriend, is a real witch, when they join his friends at a bar. As we read this book, we learn why Shannon was such a witch, especially to a Marti. We also learn what happened in the past to make Marti leave Ewan. I won’t leave any spoilers, but I will say I’m so happy I found this wonderful book. You will love the ...more
Curtis Cooper
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
We enter the story several years after a budding relationship is suddenly ended without warning, leaving the male half totally buggered. Working for his ex-fiance's cousin, he is placed in a situation that brings him face-to-face with her. As you read this story, you learn the reason for the break up along with some unexpected surprises. Will the two get together or will their volatile tempers end it for good? There are several little surprises that tug at your emotions along the way as you lear ...more
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is a good small town romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written by V.J. Allison; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romance isn't my regular genre. But occasionally I step out of my regular haunts to try something else.
Stricken was a pleasant surprise! It has a real story that's not cheesey. It has plot twist I never saw coming. I got to know the characters and could see them as real life people, with personalities that arent plastic.
The adult scenes were romantic and done with taste, not exaggerated or stupid.
There were surprises, sadness, happiness, etc, and a nice touch of mystery!
A nicely done adult read.
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A well written second chance story with a very good storyline. I was not putting this book down until I had finished reading it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Marti and Ewan. She left him once and now that she’s back he’s not going to let her go again. I enjoyed this entertaining second chance romance. I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The chemistry, sweetness, and twists in plot kept things interesting. Add in drama and passion and you have a good read.

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Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Ewan and Marti's second chance romance after six long years of being apart. She broke up with him and he never knew why but when they meet again the chemistry if still there. There are a few twists in the story that is unexpected which makes it intriguing and I loved it. ...more
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written and enjoyable to read, I was struck by the mystery surrounding their breakup. The author wove this mystery into the story seamlessly as we begin to formulate our own thoughts about the characters as they are presented in the story. A few twists and turns made the story even more enjoyable to read. I enjoyed reading this book.
Jeanne Kotsios
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect read.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Amy Quinn McCaffrey
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I actually read this right when it came out. ( Sorry VJ :( ) and enjoyed it greatly! I am especially proud to be VJ's friend and cheerleader and can honestly say that it's not every day one sees a new author hit the ground running. I encourage any curious reader to check this one out. ...more
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V.J. Allison was born and raised in southern Nova Scotia, Canada, and her work reflects her strong Maritime roots.

She is a stay at home mother to a son on the autism spectrum, married to the love of her life, and “mama” to a cat named Marnie, who was adopted on August 25, 2018.

She has been writing various stories of novel length and short stories since her school days, and sees writing as a vita

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