May 22, 2020

 

Title: Echoes of You
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: NA Dark College Romance
Release Date: May 18, 2020

 

Blurb
At seven I was
adopted by the most loving parents in the world.
In this perfect family, I also found my best friend, and sister Tina.
Throw into the mix my boyfriend Dylan, and my dog Zhen, life was good… until
it wasn’t.
A catastrophic incident unearthed echoes of my past.
It left me no choice but to confront my inner demons.
Will I be able to live through this again?
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5 out of 5 stars
Echoes of You is Margaret McHeyzer’s newest emotionally raw standalone. I don’t even need to read the synopsis to know that I will be needing tissues and lots of snacks since I won’t be wanting to get off the couch. Once again, I was right. I read most of the book in one day and it’s not an easy or short read. I really can’t say much without spoiling the story so I will try to make it fast.
She was adopted at the age of seven and that was when she met her best friend and sister, Tina. They grew up in a loving household full of love, laughter, and a special bond. They even share a birthday and just turned eighteen. Family is everything. They even found men who could be the love of their lives. It was perfect until everything changed and now she is confused about everything from her past to her present. It was time for her to fight the demons of her past. Ones she didn’t even realize were there…
This story is not easy. This is not your typical romance. You will swoon but you will also be heartbroken. You will fall but you will also cry. It’s an unique type of love story. It’s not only about a couple. It’s about a family who needs to heal. I love that Margaret writes stories that need to be told. They make you think about the world around you. They make you want to help in ways you never thought of before.
Overall…its a beautifully written story that I will never forget. I cried. I laughed. I swooned. I got angry. I cried again. The characters are remarkably strong, beautiful, and sweet. Once I really started I didn’t want to put the book down. I had to know what was going to happen next with this family.
Quotes:
“There’s too much red around me.”
“We each have a role to play.”
“Pinky promise it is.” He holds his pinky out.
“You know, you can’t break a pinky promise.”
“I have no intention of foolishly violating something so sacred,” he teases
Excerpt
Prologue
The palms of my hands are sweating. Standing in front of an unassuming building, I look up to see its sheer size. Still, it’s inconspicuous because it looks exactly like all the other buildings surrounding it. The sun breaks out just behind the brick building, casting the entrance into shadow. Funny, that. Because I’ve been living in the shadows all my life. Now is the time for me to come out of the shadows, and speak my truth.
Speak our truth.
There’s a line of cars in front of the building, all marked with the same lettering.
My heart beats quickly as a shock of finality runs through my veins.
This is where part of me will die and another part of me will live.
All my life I’ve been worried about what people think of me. But I can’t continue on in a
life where I’m only breathing. I need to learn to live.
I take several deep breaths, ready to cross the street and take the leap I’ve been
longing for.
“You can do this,” I say to myself. The sun is moving higher, the shadow becoming smaller.
Yes, you can.
I look to my left, and to my right, checking for oncoming cars.
I keep walking, crossing the street. I know if I stop for even a second, I’ll talk
myself out of going.
You can do it.
I walk until I come to the automated doors that slowly slide open.
Hopefully, they’ll believe you.
I head to the counter, where a woman with dark hair pulled back in a severe ponytail and
wearing a uniform is working on a computer. She looks up, but remains seated.
“Can I help you?” she says in a flat voice.
My hands tremble, so I knit them together to stop the emotion bursting to come forward.
“I, um,” my voice quivers with uncertainty.
“Are you okay?” She stands and comes closer to the counter. She looks behind me,
searching for a hint as to why I’m so edgy.
“I, um, need to talk to the police unit who deals with sexual abuse.”

 

Author Bio
STRONG, BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS
CHARACTERS.

**Write something worth reading**
I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.

Recently I was
fortunate in obtaining New York Times best-selling status on my YA/NA book –
Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.
My last six books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I
love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my
heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’
woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just
about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life
long connections.I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.

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