Title: Craving Lily
Author: Nicole Jacquelyn
First published April 27, 2017
263 pages, Kindle Edition
Growing up, love stories were all around me. My parents had a legendary tale of fighting for each other when no one else would.
I always dreamed of having a love like that, but I never imagined how complicated it could be. Our story was anything but easy.
It was full of ups and downs, twists and turns. It was frustrating, convoluted, and intense.
But it was ours. And at the end of the day, it all came down to one thing: I loved her from the very beginning, even when she didn’t know she was mine to love.
About the Author
Meet Nicole Jacquelyn. She is a dedicated mother of two lovely little girls who also happens to be a full-time college student.
Despite having a packed schedule, she hasn’t found time to watch television for over a year. And yes, just like any other child, she still does things that drive her mother crazy.
However, reading is one of her biggest passions.
At the tender age of eight, Nicole wanted to be a mom when she grew up. But, as she hit her teenage years, her dreams evolved, and she wanted to become an author.
However, when asked about her aspirations at 18, she felt that the chances of becoming a writer were slim. So, to be on the safe side, she decided to pursue a business degree.
But some dreams never die. After becoming a mother and pursuing her education, Nicole’s desire to become a writer stayed intact.
So, during her senior year of college, while juggling motherhood and academics, she finally sat down and wrote her first story.
Craving Lily by Nicole Jacquelyn is a romance novel that explores the complicated nature of love, family, and trust. Jacquelyn is an accomplished novelist and this book is one of her most recent works, having been first published on April 27, 2017.
The novel falls within the contemporary romance genre, and its writing style is characterized by an emphasis on character development and relationship dynamics. Throughout the book, the author highlights themes of family values, trauma, and redemption, making it a heartwarming and thought-provoking read.
The story revolves around the lives of three main characters: Lily, Jordan, and Petey. Lily is a strong-willed single mother who has had to overcome a difficult past while raising her daughter, Petey.
Jordan, on the other hand, is a charming and confident man who is drawn to Lily despite her troubled past. The two are brought together by their mutual love for Petey and gradually fall in love.
However, complications arise when Lily’s past comes back to haunt her, forcing the couple to confront their deepest insecurities. Jacquelyn’s writing is captivating and emotionally charged, immersing readers in the complex lives of her characters.
She masterfully weaves a plot that incorporates themes of love, heartbreak, and second chances. The romance is not glamorized, but instead grounded in reality, making it relatable to readers.
One of the strengths of the book is Jacquelyn’s compelling character development. The characters are well-rounded, with relatable struggles and motivations, making them feel like real people rather than fictional constructs.
The author’s attention to detail in her descriptions of their personalities and histories also adds depth to the narrative. The pacing of the plot is another strong aspect of the novel.
Jacquelyn does an excellent job of balancing plot development with character-driven scenes, keeping the reader engaged throughout the book. She also adds in the perfect amount of tension and drama to create a suspenseful and satisfying narrative.
If there is one area where the novel falls short, it is in the predictability of the ending, which does not come as a surprise to readers who are well-versed in the romance genre. However, the author’s strong writing and character development more than make up for this minor limitation.
Overall, Craving Lily is a captivating romance novel that beautifully displays Jacquelyn’s writing prowess. The book is recommended for fans of the contemporary romance genre, particularly those who enjoy stories about family values and second chances.
The novel earns a score of 4.5 out of 5, reflecting the author’s excellent storytelling and the quality of the novel’s themes and characters.