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Twice in a Lifetime (Love Found Book 1) by [Henrick, Ruthie]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1420 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ruthie Henrick (19 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZZZBIE
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #401,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is really something special, from the moment I read the blurb I knew it was right up my ally. I Love a genuine Love story with real heart, second chances, fantastic relatable characters and Twice In A Lifetime delivered on all basis and so much more.
The plot was simple no gimmick or shenanigans I think that was one of the beauty of this book the story and the way in which it was written Stood out on it's own --- stunning, completely breathtaking. I LOVED every single minute of it, I really did not want it to end.
The books opens up with Allie finishing a session with her therapist and he finally letting of of the past and anger she has for Ben. Its a great start because I wanted desperately to know what exactly Ben did to cause such a reaction from her that she required therapy.
Ruth takes us back 19 years to when Ben, Allie and Jack met for the first time and their story began, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how we got to see all three of their POV's and the way it all flowed together like pure honey. I can't get over just how perfect the writing and flow is after I read I started telling everyone how amazing the writing is let me tell you its effing sick if I was to ever write a book this is what I would aspire it to be like, I just cannot get over how exquisite the writing and flow is.
This does not feel like a debut novel it really does not, I don't really wanna say too much about the actual story apart from the fact that it's simply effortless, well taught-out, executed with perfection, poise and grace.
The love and warmth dazzled from the pages you can fell the love between the characters and also the authors love of the words she has written I got a sense of pride it was truly a joy to read.
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Loved this book, could not put it down. Read it now . Hopefully we get another book with trey as the main character
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HASH(0x971019b4) out of 5 stars Can you find true love twice? 27 Feb. 2014
By Jen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received than ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I will start off with saying, if you are looking for hot Alpha male romance book then this is not the book for you. But this is a very beautiful and romantic story. It's a story fill of betrayals, healing and above all: second chances.
Sometimes you need a book that is just full of love and real life situations to take a break from those intense, hot, steamy books. From the very start of it all you saw how much Jake loved Allie, yet he did what was best for her and continued to be her best friend while she was with Ben. He suffered through everything from Ben and Allie dating, to getting married, to when they had their first child. Throughout it all Jake was their by heir side, being the best friend and being 'Uncle Jake'. Anything Allie needed from him. Then tragedy strikes and Ben is killed in a car accident. Upon his death, secrets and betrayals from Ben's part come to light. The Ben that Allie and Jake seemed to have known is not really who he was. But Allie finds the strength to forgive Ben. Slowly she moves on with this new life that she has, and as always Jake is by her side to care for her. I loved how Jake never left her no matter how much it hurt to know she wasn't his.
The way this story continues and developed. It was wonderful and just how I wanted it to play out! The way their relationship evolves is wonderful, I loved how they both fell for one another yet Allie was blind to it all. I am so happy that Allie got a second chance for her Happily Ever After.

This story is such well written. I fell for these characters do hard and fast. I loved how involved we were in their lives. I am excited to look for more books by this great author!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97101a08) out of 5 stars Love strikes twice 7 Mar. 2014
By vanessa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
OMG this story starts off with Allie finishing her last session with the shrink I suppose. Then they take you to when Allie first met Ben. Her best friend sets her up with her boyfriends friend.She wasn't looking for a relationship but she couldn't deny the attraction that was there. Ben and Jake have been best friends since forever. When Ben and Allie get married he's there when she has her first child he's there and when the baby needs a godfather it's Jake. Jake has been in love with Allie since she met Ben but as his best friend he doesn't let anyone know his feeling. Wow when tragedy strikes and Allie has to deal with not only the loss but betrayal by her husband Jake is there. When he finally gets the nerve to tell her his true feelings he didn't believe she would reciprocate he was shocked. What's funny is she finally realizes she can't be without him. She also has a surprise for him and she didn't even know. This book was fabulous it was also my first book by this author and I will be reading more from her. Sometimes you can believe that love will come twice.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97cdd0d8) out of 5 stars Sweet Second-Chance Romance! 21 Aug. 2014
By Jen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Twice in a Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick

Review by Jen (BestSellers & BestStellars)

Twice in a Lifetime was such an amazing story. This book puts you through so many different emotions. There were moments were I was happy, sad, and angry. You get a little bit of everything in this second chance love story ... there was heartbreak, betrayal, romance, and the development of friendship. Ruthie Henrick did a great job in her debut novel!

I loved Allie. She’s beautiful, smart, and caring. She’s more focused on her academics instead of going out and partying. One night, her roommate decides that she needs to let loose and sets her up on a blind date with Ben, who she knows is a player. Reluctantly, Allie agrees and as soon as she sees Ben, she’s immediately attracted to him.

“He was a blond god, and evidently she was not immune. He made her breath catch. And her shoulders burned where he’d grasped her. She couldn’t help but track him - and the glorious way he filled out those faded Levis.”

After that night, Allie and Ben are inseparable. They get married and live their happily ever after, until Ben has an accident and passes away. Allie is a wreck, until she finds out that Ben betrayed her. Thank god she has Jake, who is Ben’s best friend, but soon becomes Allie’s best friend, too. Allie really needed Jake to help her get through the hard times, and he never let her down. But Allie has no idea that Jake has been in love with her since the first day he saw her, the night she was set up on the date with Ben.

The more time Allie spends with Jake, the more she starts to realize their relationship isn’t the brother/sister relationship she thought it was. She’s starting to have these feelings for him.

“She always thought she loved him like a brother, and she had, for many years. But now - what she felt for him now went soul deep, far more consuming than anything she could have imagined.”

I liked Ben in the beginning, until I found out how he betrayed Allie. I mean, he’s supposed to love her, but then he goes and does that? Although, on his deathbed, he talks to Jake, and I started to forgive him for what he did, and then really forgave him later on.

“You’re the best person I know, Jake. Much better than I am. You’ve loved her as long as I have. It’s your turn now, Jake. Take good care of her. Promise me.”

Then we have Jake. I loved him from the very first scene. He’s been best friends with Ben since they were kids. He thinks nothing of setting Ben up on a blind date, that is until he sees who the girl is. From the second Jake laid eyes on Allie, he knew he would never be the same. He loved her from the beginning, but there’s one problem - she was with Ben. Since that night, they have all become good friends- Allie, Ben and Jake.

After Ben’s accident, Jake is with Allie all the time, making sure to keep his promise to Ben. But it’s hard for Jake because he loves her, and he knows she’s not ready to be with him yet. He goes to the one place that he can think, and hopefully get some kind of answer.

“What do I do? Do I tell her? Is there room for me in her life? I can’t let her go. No one else will love her better than I will. But can I love her and keep my promise to you?”

Jake wants to spend his life with her, but he knows she needs time. He is there with Allie every day. He wants to be a good friend to her, but he wants more.

“I’m in love with you, Allie. I’ve always loved you. I need you, Allie. I need to be with you. I need to come home to you at the end of the day. To share my life with you, and to share yours. To sleep with you at night, and wake with you in the morning. And I think you need me, too.”

I really liked this book. The connection between Allie and Ben was so amazing, but I also liked how Allie, Ben, and Jake were such close friends. I really enjoy a book that makes me feel so connected to the characters. I loved watching them all together and I was hoping that the book ended the way I wanted it to.

The quality of writing was great. The story was well-written and very enjoyable to read. This was such a sweet, second chance love story between two characters that had such an intense attraction and connection to each other. The story kept me interested and I found myself looking forward to the next page. I could not put it down!

4.5 Diamonds for this sweet story!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97101c90) out of 5 stars Wonderful debut book! 23 Jan. 2014
By C. Opalinski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The road to happily ever after is not always smooth nor is there only one way to reach your final destination. Allie and Ben have it all. Or so it would seem until a revelation changes everything she thought she knew about her husband, Ben, and their marriage. Thank goodness longtime family friend, Jake, is there to help her pick of the pieces when her world shatters. Will she have the courage to get back on that crazy carousel of "once in a lifetime love" for another ride? Jake certainly hopes so and he pulls out all the stops to ensure that Allie gets her happily ever after...again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97101ed0) out of 5 stars Loved this book! 23 Jan. 2014
By Lisa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Loved this book! The story was captivating and I fell in love with the characters.

I have to say though, I was most impressed with Ms. Henrick's writing. It's poetic, flawless, and put me in each scene--experiencing the little things, like how it feels sliding into a booth, feeling the patched vinyl stick to my legs.

I highly recommend!

I was given an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
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