Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My POV: The Calling by Ashley Lynn Willis

I recieved this ebook from Read to Review (R2R) via Goodreads to review.
ebook, 360 pages
Published October 12th 2011 
Mandy Hardy lost more than a breast to cancer; she lost her fiancé when he dumped her a week before her mastectomy. Her ego bruised and her self-esteem battered, Mandy’s sure she’ll never fall in love again.

Justin Seward is a headstrong Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer with a heart of gold and the supernatural ability to command the seas. He had to hide his feelings while Mandy was engaged to his best friend. Now that she’s free, he’s vowed to make her his.

Together, they may hold the key to each other’s salvation. But when Justin’s past catches up with him, and Mandy’s ex-fiancé wants vengeance, they realize they might not live long enough for happily ever after. The Calling is a 360 page contemporary romance with a paranormal twist.--Goodreads

This story was very romantic with great characters and interesting plot. I felt it was a fast paced easy read which I didn’t want to end.

Justin is the ideal boyfriend/husband. He’s kind, loving, caring, and thoughtful.  Everything a girl wants in a man. The only problem is that he is Ty’s best friend. Oh and he also has a big secret. I for one think it’s a wonderful secret but he looks down on his ability because  pass events have made him wary of it. He has had a rough past with having a suicidal mother over the death of Cecilia, his baby sister and has been abandoned by his father after that same tragic event. He is raised by his aunt and uncle after his mother is put in a psychiatric hospital to keep her safe from herself. Justin is now a Coast Guard rescuer which is very fitting and appropriate since he has the ability to manipulate water. He is also very much in love with Mandy and has been from the first moment her saw her.

Mandy is a realist who is trying to get over her ex-fiancé Ty who left her after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been months since her last treatment when she runs into Justin at the hospital that she works at. She is nervous and wary that the sight of him will bring back memories of Ty but  the unexpected stop turns out to be a pleasant surprise her.

This was a very pleasant story that I actually read twice since I like it so much. I would recommend this book to any adult supernatural/paranormal romance junk since it does have some pretty steamy scenes.  

Mandy - "I' wish I'd met you first."
Justin- "Me too, because, I know you were the one the second I laid eyes on you. And every time I saw you after that night, I was surer of it."


  1. Thank you, Trini, for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. And to hear that you read it twice made my whole week. :)

  2. Love the cover! Thanks for the review, it sounds like just the type of book I need right now.