Review: Capturing Peace (Sharing You 0.5) by Molly McAdams

Capturing Peace (Sharing You, #0.5)Capturing Peace (Sharing You 0.5) by Molly McAdams

Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Page Count: 192
Published by: William Morrow Impulse
Source: Review copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

New Adult Contemporary Romance **Contains Mature Content**
Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Coen Steele has spent the last five years serving his country. Now that he's back, he's finally ready to leave behind the chaos of the battlefield and pursue his lifelong dream. What he wasn't expecting was the feisty sister of one of his battle buddies—who has made it obvious that she wants nothing to do with him—to intrigue him in a way no woman has before.

Reagan Hudson's life changed in the blink of an eye six years ago when she found out she was pregnant and on her own. Since then, Reagan has vowed never to let another man into her life so that no one can walk out on her, or her son, again. But the more she runs into her brother's hot and mysterious friend, the more he sparks something in her that she promised herself she wouldn't feel again.

Can two people with everything to lose allow themselves to finally capture the love they both deserve?

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I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Capturing Peace, but I ended up enjoying it. I've read 2 of Molly's other books that I really liked, so I wanted to give this one a chance. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

The beginning of the book was a little too dramatic and over the top for my taste. That's just me, others of you may enjoy that type of thing. The circumstances around Reagan's pregnancy reveal were a little silly, but I got past it. The rest of the book was really good and I was able to read it quickly. I knew it was a novella, but I was really surprised by how short it felt considering it is 192 pages.

I really didn't care too much for Reagan. I could understand why she didn't want men traipsing in and out of her son's life, but I didn't agree with how she handled things and I didn't like a lot of the decisions that she made.

I don't know what it was about him, but for some reason I really liked Coen. Something about him seemed real, and I loved watching him struggle with his feelings. But what I enjoyed most was that he was tattooed, military, and Asian. Definitely different for a male lead, and it really interested me. (Although I would have preferred if the author had put more focus on his Asian ancestry. I think it was only mentioned once in the book, in an off hand comment by a side character. Why create such a diverse character if you aren't going to play it up?)

I loved the photography in this story, so Coen's work really interested me. And that scene at the end was quite romantic. (Coen's character and the photography aspect was inspired by Molly's real life friend See Molly's Website)

Overall, I enjoyed this novella. It was just angsty and swoony enough for my taste. The characters had depth and development. This was a nice introduction to the characters in the series, and I'm actually looking forward to reading the next book.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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