Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson

The Miracle Girl
by T.B. Markinson

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: July 6, 2015
Publisher: T. B. Markinson
Genre: Romance > Lesbian Romance
Print Length: 176 pages
Available from: Amazon
 Newspaper publisher and world traveler JJ Cavendish continually feels pressured to live up to her Miracle Girl nickname. Not many people know she’s living a carefully crafted lie. She may not hide ties to the LGBT community, but she does hide past struggles with addiction.

When the Colorado native is handpicked to take the helm at a dying Denver newspaper, she ends up reconnecting with her long lost love in this contemporary lesbian romance. Only there’s a catch. If JJ fires the most belligerent editor at the paper, she risks losing the love of her life.

Mid-afternoon office romps abound in this romantic comedy while also focusing on what it takes for a newspaper to remain relevant in this age of social media.

Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?

The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson

The Miracle GirlJJ Cavendish has a secret, one she is not proud of, but one that has given her the name The Miracle Girl. A successful publisher, she is the go to girl to resuscitate a dying newspaper in Colorado.
Colorado, her former home, and the place she ran from, where her heart was broken and her life began its slide into a dark world of addiction and pain in an effort to replace the gaping wound in her soul. Now clean, JJ is shocked to find the one that got away working at this very paper and her heart is on fire for her. Things have changed, everyone moves on, but true love cannot be denied, but will their attempt at re-kindling their love go up in flames? Will the job interfere with the relationship? Is JJ strong enough to deal with the pressures and stay clean? Her private life is private, but has it crossed into the workplace? Will it be her salvation in the long run or will she finally crash and burn, taking everyone with her?

T.B. Markinson writes with heart, with a deep sense of the frailties of humanity and affairs of the heart. Yet, she has penned an intriguing story of a woman caught between a rock and a hard place, and just maybe full disclosure of her past will be the only way she can finally be free. Yes, this is a lesbian romance, but the overall feel is one of a sweet romance, deep emotional feelings and the need to be true to oneself, and not the puppet for another. Ms. Markinson adds a touch of humor, frustration and sometimes even a carefree feel to her tale. Her satellite characters all seem to be holding something back, like they, too have a few secrets, and trust me, as they each have their reveal, there are some real shockers in there that add tremendously to the turmoil!

Ms. Markinson’s most “risqué” portion of this book is her cover, for first time gay romance readers, I cannot recommend this enough as the main thrust is the internal emotions of love, need and hope, universal feelings we can all relate to! A highly recommended well-written read for all adult audiences!

I received an ARC edition from T.B. Markinson in exchange for my honest review.


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