Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog Tour Stop!- Three Rivers (Gateway to Love #1) by Chloe T. Barlow

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Title:  Three Rivers (Gateway to Love #1) 
Author:  Chloe T. Barlow
Publication Date: March 25th 2014
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   "A heartbreaking tale of letting go and learning to love again. A jaw-dropping debut novel you have to read.” - Helena Newbury, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.

A self-contained bittersweet romance (no cliffhanger ending!) 96,000 words.

How do you start over when you gave everything to one life, one plan, and lost it all?

Althea refuses to allow herself to love again. Imprisoned in grief at twenty-four after her husband’s sudden death, she’s convinced her heart died along with him. She spends her days honoring his memory by clinging to the legal career he helped her to build and to the remaining pieces linking her to their life together.

Griffen’s been running from his past. Despite success as an author and investigative journalist, he’s been traveling through life on autopilot. For a decade, he’s chosen perilous adventures and meaningless sex over the danger of any attachments. When he finally returns home to Pittsburgh, he’s slammed by the awakened memories and regret he’s spent years trying to escape.

A chance encounter brings them together. Their instant desire for each other –and the bond they discover between them – shocks them both. Despite her best efforts, Althea can’t resist Griffen’s charm or his intriguing proposition– if she agrees to a no-strings affair with him for the two weeks he’s in town, he swears he’ll walk away when their time is up. Assured she can test the waters of a new life while keeping her vow never to betray her husband’s memory by opening her heart to another, Althea throws herself into the escape Griffen provides her.

Their perfect plans go awry when the intensity of their connection overwhelms them. Will they risk it all on the chance of something great together…or will the power of their secrets and guilt tear them apart?


**Warning:  Some minor spoilers in review**

Three Rivers was a delightful story of coping through grief and carrying on with life.

Althea just lost her husband, the center of her universe. And shortly after: she finds out that she is pregnant with his child.

Five years go by, and she’s still struggling to put together the pieces.

This leads to "operation get Althea back into the dating pool and get laid!" headed Althea’s two besties and with the help of her mom!

She meets the mysterious Griffin in a bar and the two agree to make their relationship a no strings attached, purely good times and memories, while he’s in town.

However, that’s easier said than done after we find out that Griffin was in fact, Althea’s late husband’s estranged best friend from childhood, and trying to keep their arrangement under the nose of Althea’s mother in law!

Only…when feelings grow and an undeniable attraction and connection builds between them, what will they do? Will Althea give love a second chance despite the anguish and despair that she still carries? And will Griffin, a man running from his past, ever find foreclosure and love?

Now add in two other male suitors who are interested in the fair Althea as well as some secrets, angst, and a heartbreaking revelation that could turn deadly and you’ve got yourself a story!

A very lovely, steamy, and bittersweet romantic read! I hope for the next book or two to be on Aubrey or Jenna!

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My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!:
Barnes and Noble


  1. Thanks for the awesome review! I love it! I am working on Book 2 now. It's Jenna's book and should be out in September :)

  2. Love the review and can`t wait to read it!!