Review: Don't Walk Away
DON'T WAK AWAY - Victoria Kennedy
Wylie Avenue Press
BUY
March 2019
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell | RATING:  A
REVIEW:  This is a story that you cannot walk away from until you read the very last word. DON’T WALK AWAY enfolds the reader in intrigue, revenge, family drama and sexy, mature romance.  The protagonists, Morgan Alexander and Leah Phillips, are involved in a boss-employee relationship that also comes with the responsibility of managing family relationships.

Leah’s employer, Baltimore Public Images (BPI), is in trouble. Due to a scandal that inadvertently involved Leah and the previous boss, Tyson Bradford, a new CEO has been called in to “fix” the company. Morgan Wade Alexander has a solid reputation of rescuing companies from the brink of disaster. Ty Bradford is a despicable person who refuses to go down without bringing Leah with him. I love a story with a dastardly villain, and author, Victoria Kennedy, creates one that does not disappoint. Moreover, I love a story with a hero who “handles” said villain because he is the source of angst in the life of his woman. Morgan is all that and then some, while at the same time he is dealing with his own personal issues. Speaking of issues, the heroine, Leah, is also dealing with issues that are quite relatable. A bitter ex-husband, a teenaged son by the ex-husband, and her own insecurities all contribute to Leah’s 10-year journey to some kind of closure and peace. Things begin to change for the better for Morgan and Leah when they literally bump into each other and allow each other to help when it’s warranted, to comfort when it’s needed, and to love when it’s inevitable.
DON’T WALK AWAY is a mature love story that will draw you in from the first chapter to the last.

DON’T WALK AWAY has a robust cast of characters who play key roles in moving the storyline along. Daniel, Leah’s ex-husband, Tyson, her ex-boss, Morgan’s ex-wife, Gabrielle, and his best friend, Billy, to name a few, make unforgettable contributions to the conflicts and final resolution of the story. I loved the HEA that reveals what happens when walking away is not an option.

DON’T WALK AWAY is a great read. It can easily lend itself to be the first book of a series. We’ll stay tuned to see if Ms. Kennedy is so inclined. In the meantime, I highly recommend DON’T WALK AWAY for your reading pleasure

8th April 2019 | romcol@caribsurf.com
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