☆✮ My Review ✮☆
☆ I received an ARC via FMR Book Studio in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆
Time Will Tell was another great standout from author Chantal Fernando and can be read as a standalone.
Latterly introduced to Chantal’s work, I have to sheepishly admit that I’m one of those readers who have not read the previous books in this series *ducks head*.
But quite honestly, can anyone blame me for not having the strength to turn it down when the ARC opportunity (to review) came knocking? It's Chantal freakin' Fernando for goodness sakes!! You'd be crazy to refute it! *makes crazy laser eyes*
What stood out for this book was its vulnerable and ethereal quality that lured you in and hold you from start to finish. It teaches you about-- coming to terms in love, exploring unlikely friendships, coping with the loss of a loved one, making the best of a situation, and how an unexpected turn can lead to the most rightful decision you’ve made in your life.
I will not pretend as if I loved Xander at first, because I was a little put out when he went off with that hussy...Argh!
However! In his defense, I do in a way get why he did that and why he felt that his chances with Tillian were slim to none initially. I mean, for one thing-- he never planned to stick around town long to begin with; and the other-- if he ever hurt Tillian in any way, his and Tillian's mutual friend, Zach, who has ties to an MC would not hesitate to beat the sh*# out of and take him out.
No pressure, right?
As for Tillian, man, I REALLY LOVED her!! She really could use the phrase "carpe diem" in her life!! "Seize the moment," as you never know where things could lead!
Tillian was strong, resilient, beautiful, and hard working. Everything a strong female heroine ought to be!
Her and Xander's relationship was a delightful one as they did not have a love at first sight connection. Sure, they were both attracted to one another from the beginning, but their budding chemistry starts off from the friends zone and then later develops into the lovers department. Such a definite plus in my book!
So, my verdict?: A lovely romance filled with growth, engaging themes and elements, and steam that will make anyone just want to live in the moment and go after what you want and never let it go!
Great job, Ms. Fernando!!
☆✮ About the Author ✮☆
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.
Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Look out for her upcoming release Toxic Girl, set to be published on April 14th 2014.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.