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Love Restored (Crimson Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Lieze Gerber
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Rachel Swift’s life is irrevocably changed when, mere weeks after the birth of their twin babies, her husband walks out on her. Deeply wounded, Rachel bravely rebuilds her life and her career as an architect and vows that no man will ever have the opportunity to reject her again.

Three years later, at a glamorous affair in Monaco, Rachel meets Alain Léon. Their first, fiery kiss awakens hidden, almost forgotten, emotions deep inside Rachel. Passion flares, and a tentative Rachel senses that Alain might be the man to restore her faith in love. However, her world is shattered by Alain’s impetuous reaction when he wrongfully misinterprets Rachel’s motives for their romance. Pride triumphs over truth, and leaves Rachel crushed and heartbroken - once again.

Life seems to smile at Rachel when her fledgling architect firm wins a contract for the restoration of a fire-damaged chateau in Provence. However, on her first day at the construction site, Rachel’s world is rocked when she is introduced to the man who will be working with her on the project - Alain Leon.

Working with Alain on the project leaves Rachel torn between the painful memories of their passionate night in Monaco, and the hot rush of desire that floods her body in his physical presence. Alain struggles with his own demons, constantly having to fight his desires to stay true to his moral compass.

Hot tempers, passion, and desires clash with stubborn pride and internal conflict to tell the passionate story of a stormy love between two people - a love that might be lost on them forever.

Sensuality Level: Sensual



Editorial Reviews

Review

"Love Restored is a must read." - Lisa
"All girls need a little French romance!" - Mighty Mouse
"...the feelings are palpable...a tremendous read.... " - Dutchess

From the Author

LOVE RESTORED is the first book in a three part series, set primarilary in Provence, France. As much fun as I had penning the story of Rachel Swift, I can't wait to see CONTESTED LOVE in print.
 CONTESTED LOVE tells the story of Rachel's friend, Tina Comrie. A determined and fiesty number, Tina's life is turned upside down when her law firm assign her to lead the defense of Luke Browne's case against the SEC.

Product Details

  • File Size: 323 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1440554404
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (August 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PW2V1Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,740 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All girls need a little French romance! September 10, 2012
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Love Restored is a 'must read' contemporary romance novel. You can't but fall in love with the true-to-life characters as described by this exciting, new author. The beautiful scenes, set in Provence, France, made me feel like I was there, but it was the strong emotional connection to Rachel and Alain that made this book such a special read for me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Disappointing January 16, 2013
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After reading so many glowing 5 star reviews, I expected a lot more from Love Restored. The overall plot sounded good - a man and woman meet while she is on vacation, fall in love, and then are separated by a misunderstanding that causes them difficulty when they meet sometime later. However, the execution is poor. The author does not make the characters or their romance believable. Everything is told to the reader without showing action or dialogue to support the changes in the characters feelings. For instance, Alain is supposed to be a compelling, irresistible figure, but we have only the heroine's word to go on. There is very limited description and explanation of WHY he's irresistible.

Overall, Love Restored is an okay choice if you have absolutely no other options and time to kill, otherwise save your $$ Thankfully, it's very short (146 pages.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! September 24, 2012
By Lisa
Format:Kindle Edition
Lieze Gerber's Love Restored; is a wonderfully written contemporary romance novel. Word by word she gathers you into the characters' lives and draws you in with beautifully executed scenes. Unlike the recent surge of sex novels, Lieze gives you an emotional connection to her characters by giving them depth and sustenance. Once you start you will not want to put it down. A breath of fresh air it truely rivals any Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele book. Love Restored is a must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion, Warmth and Curiosity November 6, 2012
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I am not one to read romance stories but this book was such a refreshing change. It was exciting,steamy, romantic and unpredictable. I usally get bored with this type of story but the way it was written, it kept me intrigued and looking forward to the next chapter. I didn't want it to end. Bravo to the author...well done. I am hooked and look forward to the next book! Ashley Fun Thompson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love restored November 5, 2012
By Lisa R
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A wonderful, sensual romance set in my favourite part of the world, the south of France. Loved Rachel, and as a mother with two kids, I could bond with her instantly. I found Alain exactly to my liking - my kind of alpha male - not overbearing, but strong and confident. For me, it was a big bonus that the author also shared her perspectives in this story. Fantastic first book, and all I can say is 'keep on writing'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Lead February 22, 2013
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Got impatient with the story line when the barrier to the two protagonists couldn't/wouldn't communicate. Not going to look for any more of this author's work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No thanks February 16, 2013
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I didn't enjoy this. I love a good romance as much as the next gal, but this wasn't my cup of tea, and I didn't even get through the first four chapters before I stopped reading. It's rare that I'll even stop reading something I've started; usually I feel some need to at least hear out the author and finish the story before I judge. Not so. I deleted this from my Kindle account knowing I'll never even try to read this again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Fairytale February 16, 2013
By Yuki
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This is clearly a story involving man against man and man against himself. It was light and refreshing but tugged at your heart. Fast reading and clearly portrayed, it was hard to put down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great story wished it were longer. This was the first time I've read anything by Lieze Gerber. The story flowed nicely. The characters were relatable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jane Austen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love story
Nice relaxing read. Good if your looking for a short read while you're taking a nice bubble bath. A true romance story
Published 19 months ago by Sarah deBoer
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Restored
Rachel is a British architect/designer specializing in restoration of historic sites, who happens to be a single mother of a set of twins. Read more
Published 19 months ago by sam
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Restored by Lieze Gerber
First time reading this author. Story line moves right along keeping your interest. A quick read definitely for ADULT READERS ONLY. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Lori
3.0 out of 5 stars Love was restored
Not as exciting as some of the books I read. Turned out about the way I thought it would. Good love story.
Published 22 months ago by Janice J. Amdahl-raap
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it..3.5 stars
Cute story line..the story was mostly about Rachel getting over her emotions from her husband leaving her. She's trying to move on to find love again. Read more
Published 22 months ago by ritaW
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read on a cold winter day:)
This book kept my interest page after page. I look forward to the next books to find out how their life journey turns out.
Lisa H
Published 22 months ago by Lisa Hunter
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable.
This was a disappointment hardly any plot.I could only give it one star.I usually like romantic fiction but this book needed at least a little more character development to make... Read more
Published 22 months ago by karen Landry
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
The ending is pretty much standard, they fall in love and live happily every after. Its the flesh that fills in that makes this story line. Read more
Published 22 months ago by javamama
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
I enjoyed reading it. I would recomend it to anyone who likes love stories and the price was also great.
Published 22 months ago by arleen
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More About the Author

Lieze Gerber is an emerging novelist who writes contemporary romance. Born and raised in South Africa, Lieze now calls Vancouver, Canada home. She studied law in South Africa, but life with her restless husband has resulted in her now being qualified to practice law in three different countries.
Lieze currently lives in France with her husband and a rather spoilt Scottish Terrier, where she is working furiously on the LOVE RESTORED trilogy. In her spare time, she likes to relax with her canvas and paint brushes, or jump on her bicycle and hit the closest trail.
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