Title: Hard Love
Author: Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Noah Winston’s life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted.
Margo Perry’s life wasn’t perfect, but it was her own. She didn’t need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself.
Then he saw her – a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger – but she wasn’t a stranger at all. They’d known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman.
Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago.
The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew.
The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger.
Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all.
Too bad it was too good to be true.
"True to the title,love is hard. It's fragile and delicate, and how you come through in the end is what makes the journey worth it. Hard Love takes you on just that kind of journey. A must read."A.M.Madden, USA Today Bestselling Author
"I love conflict and stomach plummeting moments. This one checks off all my boxes!" - Lisa Kane, Three Chicks and Their Books
"It's been awhile since I read a book in one sitting, but once I started Hard Love, I couldn't put it down. Margo and Noah's story was sweet, hot, romantic, heart-breaking and absolute perfection." Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author.
"The author took me on a journey from past to present, from lust to love, and from want to need." - Rosa Sharon, iScream Book Blog
"I found myself thinking about this book when I had to put it down. I was consumed immediately with this story. I love the storyline. I love these two together." - Karie Puskas, Panty Dropping Book Blog
"I just couldn't put it down. And that's the magic of a good book, it will wrap you up in the story and the characters and it will hypnotize you until the point you become one with them." - Janett,The Pleasure of Reading Book Blog
It was very late last night (or very early this morning depending how you see it) when I finished Hard Love, I just couldn't put it down. And that's the magic of a good book, it will wrap you up in the story and the characters and it will hypnotize you until the point you become one with them.
Margo Perry is a beautiful, driven young woman who doesn't need a man to validate her or her goals in life. By chance, a handsome stranger who comes to her rescue on a rainy day happens to be the boy she had lust it after all through her youth, Noah. Noah is a secure of himself, take charge, successful businessman, he's also a bit of a ladies man. Would the chance encounter and their attraction to each other will bring them together as a couple or will the insecurities of their past will obliterate their relationship?
"Someone reminded me tonight that love isn't perfect. It isn't always easy; it's hard."
I truly loved this book and the slow dance the author choreographed between Margo and Noah. They both have things holding, not only their an important part of their lives back, but also their hearts. They were both afraid to move forward because they were simply protecting themselves from disappointment and heartache. For both of them love is a fragile thing, and sometimes it takes two strong people to convert the lessons of the past into the hope for the future.
These two showed us that sometimes what our stubborn self want is not necessarily what we need. And there lays the magic of letting all of our hung ups go and take a chance on a future, that while uncertain, it could bring all the things we didn't even know we need it.
Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
She loves to write and read romance. Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance Series. Joanne is a published author with EverAfter Romance and is represented by Brower Literary Agency.