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Past Heaven Release Day Review & Giveaway - 15 eBooks $25.00 Amazon Gift Card!

Check out my review of Past Heaven.  This is such a great celebrity romance.  Don't forget to enter Laura's gift card and ebook giveaway.

Title: Past Heaven
Author: Laura Ward
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2015
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Not every love story has a happy ending. Some just change your life.

Liz Atwater’s happily ever after was torn from her the instant her husband, Jack, was murdered. She is forced to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and raise her three young sons alone.

Reynold Carter’s picture perfect Hollywood life ended the moment the paparazzi got hold of his girlfriend’s cheating scandal. As he watches his life unfold in the tabloids, he comes to a crossroads in his career and his purpose.

When Reynolds takes on the challenge of a new project, his world collides with that of Liz. Neither of them expected their professional relationship to evolve into friendship, or love.

But life is never simple.

Faced with complications from family, friends, and colleagues, Liz and Reynolds are left to decide whether two people from such different worlds can find happiness together.

Can they get past the pain, fear, and guilt and risk their hearts to love again?

Not every love story is just a happy ending. Some completely change your life.

About Laura Ward
LAURA WARD is the author of New Adult novel, NOT YET, She lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. Laura married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.

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Review of Past Heaven
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Title:  Past Heaven
Author: Laura Ward
Series: Standalone
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Rating: 4.50 stars
Spoiler-free review

Reynolds Carter is a 40-year-old hot Hollywood a-list actor who finds out his starlet girlfriend cheated on him. He is sick and tired of his fast, fake and empty Hollywood existence. After doing some soul searching, Reynolds decides to write a screen play about health care do-gooder Jack Atwater. Liz Atwater is a widower and a typical suburban mom.  It’s only been a year since Jack was murdered and Liz is still in mourning, but she’s wildly attracted to Reynolds.  Reynolds doesn’t like kids (Liz has three) and usually dates hot models and actresses. Reynolds and Liz’ undeniable chemistry could light up the Hollywood sign.  Can they find love or will former ghosts of the past stop them from finding their own heaven?

Past Heaven is a nice celebrity/normal girl story. It did take me a little while to get into this book while learning Jack’s story. Past Heaven isn’t a smutastic read…but had the right amount of heat. Reynolds is wayyyy too perfect... like crazy perfect. Liz was great, relatable and very real. The Hollywood sticky-sweet ending went down as I anticipated.  Great book.

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Facts about Past Heaven:
Past Heaven is an endearment my husband told me when we fell in love. That we found a love that was “past heaven.”
My father helped to shut down the last state-run institution for people with disabilities in Maryland. He is my inspiration behind Jack Atwater’s character.
My brother has developmental disabilities and when he was born, doctors told my parents he should be institutionalized. They disagreed and moved across the country to find a school that would accept him. Today he is married to a woman with Down syndrome, lives in a home with his wife, and works a full time job.
Jacksonville, Maryland is the setting for the majority of Past Heaven. This is where I live and Hydes Field, Bagelemeister, and Strapasta are all places my family frequents. My kids also attend the local elementary school like Liz’s children.
My favorite restaurant is Woodberry Kitchen, where Liz and Reynolds have their celebratory dinner!
The Warren agency, written about in the book as the place where Jack worked, is modeled after the ARC Baltimore, an agency that provides services to my brother and countless other individuals with developmental disabilities.
Cindy was my absolute favorite character to write!

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