Title: Love and Lead
Author: Coralee June
First published February 14, 2019
276 pages, Kindle Edition
One. Love is our only hope.
Two. Gavriel is struggling to lead us.
Three. Santobello’s wrath is unrelenting.
Four. Sacrifices must be made.
Love and Lead by Coralee June is a heart-pounding romance novel that follows the journey of Gavriel and his team as they navigate the dangerous world of the supernatural. With Santobello hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other and their own abilities in order to survive.
But as tensions rise and the threat of death looms over them, Gavriel must make difficult decisions that could cost him everything. Will love be enough to save them all?
Find out in Love and Lead.
About the Author
Storytelling has always been Coralee June’s passion. She’s in awe of how it can impact people and shape their choices.
She immerses herself in her projects, creating flawed yet relatable characters. June resides in Dallas, Tx with her spouse and two daughters.
In her downtime, she enjoys boxed red wine and leftover pizza. June also substitutes at a nearby middle school when she’s not writing or reading.
Love and Lead by Coralee June is a new addition to the romance genre, published on February 14, 2019. Coralee June is an established author who has written several books in the romance, young adult, and new adult genres.
This book is a standalone novel with a unique storyline and well-developed characters. Love and Lead follows the journey of Sawyer, a successful businessman, and Emery, a high school teacher.
Sawyer is an alpha male who is used to getting what he wants, and Emery is a strong-willed woman who knows what she deserves. The story is set in a small town in Texas, where Emery has grown up and Sawyer travels for work.
The town and its inhabitants play a significant role in the story and add an element of familiarity to the narrative. The book explores themes of love, family, self-discovery, and forgiveness.
The author does an excellent job of creating complex characters with relatable struggles and angst. The development of the relationship between Sawyer and Emery is slow-burning and makes for an engaging read.
The chemistry between them is palpable, and the dialogue is witty and engaging. While Love and Lead doesn’t break new ground in the romance genre, it’s a well-written and enjoyable novel.
The pacing is slow but deliberate, allowing the characters to grow and the relationship to blossom naturally. The story is well-structured, and the conflicts that arise are resolved in a satisfying way.
One of the strengths of the book is the attention to detail that the author pays to the character’s backstory and emotions. Through flashbacks and inner monologues, we learn about the characters’ pasts, and this adds depth to the narrative.
The writing is eloquent and evocative, and the author has a gift for creating realistic dialogue. One of the weaknesses of the book is that it falls into some of the cliches that are common in the romance genre.
The alpha male hero and the strong-willed heroine are familiar character types, and the book doesn’t offer much in terms of innovation. Additionally, some of the conflicts feel contrived and could have been resolved with better communication between the characters.
Overall, Love and Lead is a solid entry into the romance genre. It’s an enjoyable and well-written book with relatable characters and engaging dialogue.
The book will appeal to readers who enjoy a slow-burning romance with well-developed characters. I would recommend to those who enjoy contemporary romance novels with a focus on character development.