Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prah, Constantine, Baryeh Review: Love Built to Last by Lisa Ricard Claro #romance

Can you believe we're in the month of October already! 
Our review team choose
Love Built to Last
Lisa Ricard Claro
I just have to say I'm in love with this cover.

LOVE BUILT TO LAST is a contemporary romance featuring two people who have suffered the pain of devastating loss, and must learn to love and trust again. Based on the award-winning short story, Fireflies, this novel is the first book in the Fireflies series. 

She can’t let go of her dead husband . . .

Maddie Kinkaid believes her late husband, Jack, gives her advice on everything from ordering a pizza to hiring a carpenter, so when she finds Caleb Walker’s business card on Jack’s desk, she’s convinced that he’s the guy to remodel her kitchen.

He can’t decide if she’s worth the risk . . .

Caleb is a single father, and protecting his young son means avoiding romantic entanglements. But there’s heat in every kitchen, and sparks ignite between Caleb and Maddie—until disaster strikes.

As Jack goes silent and Maddie’s guilt consumes her, it looks like Caleb and Maddie will never find their happily-ever-after—at least, not without a little help from Jack . . .

Cathrina's Review:

Have you ever read a book that hit home at a certain time in your life? Well, LOVE BUILT TO LAST was a homeroom read for me.

When the reader finds themselves immersed in the story it's the sign of a fantastic author. Lisa Ricard Claro has penned a sweet, full of life and sorrows of death in this well rounded romance. 

I was immediately enamored with the main character, Maddie. And the strongly built carpenter, Caleb Walker took my breath away in more ways than one. Caleb's fatherly love for his young son was the cherry on top of this novel.

The sensuous passages were nicely written, just enough to boil your blood. I liked that this particular romance did not get into the nitty-gritty of explicit sex, their lovemaking was behind closed doors.

If you're looking for an excellent, sweet read, may I suggest 


Now head on over to read what Nana Prah and Empi Baryeh thought of Love Built To Last.


  1. I had mixed feelings about the closed door sex although I agree it works for the story. I think Lisa Ricard Claro did a good job of showing the sparks and the heat, and enough detail that the fact of the actual sex being behind closed doors was okay. Great review

  2. Great review. I'm glad you got so into the story. I thought her writing was very good.

  3. Looks rad:) Also - congrats on your novel doing so well on the UK Amazon list, I saw it there yesterday:)

  4. I love finding that perfect book for a particular time in my life. Sounds like this one is a great read!

  5. Great review. I love it when a book is so real, you feel like you're there, or like you've been there. Nothing better.

  6. It's a lovely cover and the book sounds like a heartwarming read. :-)