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  • Posted August 26, 2012

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    With The Accidental Encore, Christy Hayes continues to prove why

    With The Accidental Encore, Christy Hayes continues to prove why I would
    read Tax Code if she wrote it! This story is sweet & charming but
    also very real in its plot and the emotions that evoke from the
    characters & for the readers. It’s about loss, misunderstandings,
    forgiveness, love, acceptance and deals with how Craig & Allie find
    their way to friendship, then love. After a first meeting that is less
    than desirable, Craig & Allie have a strong dislike for one another.
    When circumstances, beyond their control, continue to put them in each
    other’s path, it gets harder and harder to push their feelings of
    attraction aside. When they both try to deny the attraction, the
    animosity between them grows. After ending a very bad relationship,
    Allie is determined to get back in the dating scene. She refuses to let
    the insecurities and heartbreak, caused by her previous fiance, play a
    role in her life. She wants to love, to find that all encompassing
    connection with someone. So when, date after date, she can’t find even
    one person that sparks her interest, she begins to wonder if that person
    even exists. Craig has also suffered heartbreak in a relationship, but
    he feels at fault. Refusing to repeat the supposed mistakes of the
    past, he shuts down. The only relationship he allows himself is with
    his brother and niece. He never realizes how lonely he has become until
    his niece’s piano teacher awakens feelings he’s tried to never have
    again. I loved Craig & Allie together! From their acerbic first
    meetings, I was left wondering how they would find their way to each
    other. The path that Ms. Hayes had them travel was beautiful, realistic
    & had just enough suspense to keep me turning the page. Their
    feelings were tangible - indecision, joy, triumph, anger, betrayal,
    forgiveness, acceptance and finally love. For me, that is the mark of a
    great book, when as a reader, I feel everything the characters are
    feeling as if I were in the book myself - perfection! If there is one
    author that you should read this year, it’s Christy Hayes. It doesn’t
    matter which book, they are all phenomenal! Once you do, I’ll happily
    accept your “Thanks Alyssa for the amazing recommendation! I loved it.”

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