The much anticipated sequel to Good Wood (see our glowing review for Good Wood here…https://bookwormcoalition.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/good-wood-by-l-g-pace-lll-michelle-pace/ ) Mollywood is here!! I know I was super excited to get my hands on this, and let me tell you now, I was not disappointed. I will gush about this gem towards the end, in my review, but before then let me tell you a little about this book and it’s incredible authors.
Title: Mollywood (Carved Hearts #2)
Authors: L.G. Pace III & Michelle Pace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27,2014
Cover Design: Wicked By Design
“A good chef can throw seemingly random ingredients into a pot and create something delicious. On rare occasions, fate does the same thing with hearts. With the right combination of elements at just the right time, a couple can fall head over heels in love. That being said, blending two lives can get messier than any kitchen and also a hell of a lot harder to clean up.”
Molly’s food truck took Austin by storm, and she’s got more prospects than she knows what to do with. Her crazy ex is out of the picture, and she’s moved in with her gorgeous boyfriend, Joe. She and Joe rarely see one another, and when they do, their time is squandered arguing. Molly’s anxious to break this cycle because the tension between them is literally making her sick.
After years alone and shattered, Molly has reawakened a part of Joe that he was sure couldn’t be revived. He’s terrified of losing her, but their combined baggage makes every step forward seem littered with landmines. Molly’s more than worth the fight, but she shouldn’t be the one he’s constantly battling. A master carpenter by trade, Joe has restored countless treasures which seemed beyond repair. He’s determined that he and Molly won’t be the exception.
Fate kicks in the door and rocks them to their very foundation. Boundaries are tested, tears shed, and Molly and Joe will question everything they think they know about themselves and each other
(image provided by Between the Sheets Promotions)
I found myself looking over at Joe’s perfect profile, and felt that familiar ache in my chest. Frustrated at our disjointed state and suddenly overwhelmed with emotion, I stopped in my tracks. Joe turned to face me, a perplexed expression marring his flawlessness. I placed my hands on both of his uncharacteristically smooth cheeks and looked him in the eye.
“I love you, Joe.” I felt my throat narrow painfully, and blinked away unexpected tears.
“I love you, too.” His frown deepened and he brushed my sweeping bangs away from my eyes. “What’s wrong, Molly?”
It was a good question and I wished I had a reasonable explanation. We’d come so far and been through so much, it seemed unfair that we couldn’t get it together long enough to enjoy any of it. I’d been wracking my brain for weeks to find the right thing to say, a verbal Band-Aid to slap over a hemorrhaging wound. It made me wish my love life could be as straightforward as my job.
A good chef can throw random ingredients into a pot and create something delicious. On rare occasions, fate does the same thing with hearts. With the right combination of elements at just the right time, a couple can fall head over heels in love. That being said, blending two lives can get messier than any kitchen and also a hell of a lot harder to clean up. I wasn’t usually such a bawl baby, but when it came to Joe, all bets were off. I was freaked out about “us” just then, and what we were becom- ing. I pulled his face down to meet mine and kissed his lips delicately, so he wouldn’t be covered in my lipstick all night.
“Let’s try to enjoy ourselves and talk about the ugly stuff afterwards. Okay?”
(image provided by Between the Sheets Promotions)
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About The Authors
L.G.Pace III has spent several decades pouring creative energy into other things besides writing. He began his current journey by telling his two daughters bedtime stories about a magical realm and a hero named Terel. Though that story is still sitting unfinished in the electronic universe he has managed to bring two other stories out of the dark maelstrom of his mind for others to enjoy.
He dwells in the great state of Texas with his wife, novelist Michelle Pace and their children.
Michelle Pace lives in north Texas with her husband, Les, who is also a novelist. An Iowan native, she is the mother of two lovely daughters, Holly and Bridgette, and one uber-charismatic son, Kai. A former singer and actress, Michelle has always enjoyed entertaining people and is excited to continue to do so as a writer.
Other titles by Michelle Pace
Fury (Sound Wave Series #1)
Rage (Sound Wave Series #2)
The Perpetual Quest for the Perfect Life (Jefferson Point #1)
Something’s Come Up
Good Wood (Carved Heats #1)
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BOOKWORM COALITION REVIEW FOR MOLLYWOOD (CARVED HEARTS #2) BY: L.G. PACE III and MICHELLE PACE:
Mollywood started us off only a few months ahead from where Good Wood ended, which was perfect, in my opinion. It was far enough that we got to see Joe and Molly settled into their relationship, but not too far ahead that they weren’t still trying to figure out how to make it a successful one. I loved that most of their problems were so relatable. Relationships, even the best of them, have their struggles, blending and sharing your life with someone else is no easy feat. I love how that was portrayed here. Sometimes it’s not the big dramas that tear people apart, but the small things we can’t seem to compromise or find common ground on, that snowball out of control. I thought it was awesome that this was focused on rather than the typical trend we see so often now, in contemporary romances/New Adult, of some girl from the male lead’s past coming in to make waves for the new couple. It made this book stand out to me doing a more subtle relatable conflict.
I loved getting to see all the progress that had happened with Molly and Joe both individually as well. Joe was in a much better place emotionally than he was in Good Wood, and that was accentuated even more by how he dealt with problems or stressful situations in Mollywood. His character growth really shined in this book. We also got to see so many exciting things happening for Molly, in both her personal and business world. It was nice to see a little more of how her past shaped the way she was dealing with her present relationship. Good Wood was primarily about their pasts and them attempting to deal with their demons and start something new. Where as Mollywood was centered around their present and them trying to build a future together. I really appreciated that transition. It was also fun seeing their blended families coming together and some of the issues that come from that as well. Holidays especially can be interesting to say the least, can’t they?!
All in all this book read like the best kind of comfort food. It was filling and delicious, and just the reprieve needed after a long day. Speaking of inviting and delicious, did I smell a Mac and Kelly book cooking?! I hope so!!
This ARC was provided to me by the authors in exchange for an honest review
**Thank you to the authors and Between the Sheets Promotions for including us in celebrating Mollywood’s release day!**