Review: This Loving Feeling by Miranda Liasson

tlfThis Loving Feeling (Mirror Lake #3)
by Miranda Liasson

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Samantha Rushford’s future looks bright: the high school art teacher is getting ready to leave Mirror Lake and move to Boston with her ambitious boyfriend, and she hopes a diamond ring is just around the corner. But her past still has a hold on her—especially the bittersweet memory of her rebellious ex, who kissed her passionately before he left town without a word.

Since then, Lukas Spikonos has parlayed his rebel ways into life as an up-and-coming recording artist. When he shows up for a surprise gig at the high school prom, Sam is more dumbstruck than starstruck—he used the words of a poem she wrote about their breakup to create a number one hit. But Lukas hasn’t returned just to impress students; he’s facing some real-life responsibilities and needs Sam’s help. But she has her own unresolved issues about the life she wants to lead. Will the music—and the pull of true love and family—put their hearts back in harmony?

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Seriously, I’ve been singing this song by The Righteous Brothers the moment I started reading This Loving Feeling. When Greek god  rockstar Lukas Spikonos returned to his hometown, six years after he decided to do something for himself, everyone cheered for him, school kids adored him, townsfolk welcomed him. Except for Samantha, the one he left six years ago, the girl he saved from bullies, the one who lit his world. Now, a song and a kiss re-ignited their feelings, but nothing’s the same ever again..

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You’re trying hard not to show it
But baby, baby I know it

You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone, gone, gone, woh

Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now you’re starting to criticize little things I do
It makes me just feel like crying
‘Cause baby, something beautiful is dyin’.

Yep…. that’s basically how the story started… But the ending was a catch. It blew me away and I loved it! Miranda Liasson wrote a story about forgiveness, commitment, second chances, growing up and moving on. I loved every bit of Spike, Stevie and Samantha’s story.. So sweet, this loving feeling!

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