Thursday, July 28, 2022

Quintessentially the One by Aleatha Romig Release Blitz

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The ABCs have never been sexier...

“Representing the most perfect example of quality or class” ~ Quintessential

A trip back to the small Indiana town of Riverbend to finalize my grandmother’s last will and testament throws my world off its axis. I wasn’t prepared to learn the stipulations of her will or that she’d left her beloved mercantile Quintessential Treasures to my college summertime love, Kandace Sheers.

Imagine my greater surprise when I learn about the secret that’s been roaming Riverbend for the last five years. Here are a couple of hints:

She’s five years old.
She has her mother’s silky auburn hair and my golden eyes.

The answer is simple.
I take responsibility for the girl and go back to Chicago where my life awaits.

It turns out, Grandma had other plans because life’s never that simple.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Enjoy this sweet, funny, and sexy, secret-baby, second-chance, contemporary stand-alone romance that brings back the feelings of what it’s like to be young and in love. A stand-alone in the ABCs of Love and one of Aleatha Romig’s Lighter Ones, Quintessentiallythe One.


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Quintessentially by Aleatha Romig

Book 5
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Kandace’s soft hand comes to my cheek. “The way you look at me.” She shakes her head. “I can’t describe how it makes me feel.” She grins as her hands fall to my shoulders. “My hands and feet are cold, but you just looking at me—you warm me from the inside.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Second-Chance Romance

This story is set both in the past and present. Romig goes back and forth in a way that allows the story to be read smoothly. I especially enjoyed that you got both perspectives.

Dax has a dream of getting out and living in the big world. Despite his summers with his grandparents and loving the small town they live in, Dax knows that he wants something bigger. Dax falls in love with Kandace as a young adult and even though he loves her, his goals are too lofty to live in Riverbend. With one last night with Kandace, Dax leaves for the big city and the life he's dreamed of.

Kandace loves her town. She is surrounded by people who have watched her grow up. The store, Quintessential Treasures, is a store that Kandace has dreamed about running, expanding, and bringing it into the new century. When twists and turns happen in her own life, Kandace just rolls with the punches. She never forgets her first love, but now, Kandace has other priorities.

When Dax's grandma dies and leaves him as the executor of her estate, Dax has to travel back in time – back to Riverbend. Now a successful lawyer, Dax isn't quite sure about selling his grandma's beloved store at such a reduced price.

Riverbend knows a secret and they will protect their own with everything they have. When Dax returns to help with his grandma's estate, some will welcome him back with open arms and some with a punch to the face. It's up to Dax to figure out the secret.

Dax and Kandace were meant for each other. Their goals kept them apart. Can a grandma's meddling from the afterlife spark their relationship again? Quintessentially is a story about young love, finding what truly makes you happy, and following your own dreams.

I loved this whole story from beginning to end. It has a sweetness that will bury itself into your soul and camp there to give the reader a warm and fuzzy feeling after they finish the story.

Oh, I hope you are ready for a fun, sexy, and super enjoyable read – because once again, Aleatha Romig has delivered all the goodness!

Travelling backwards and forwards in time, this novel gives us the situation now, and reveals the why through the past of both Dax and Kandace. They were everything to each other until he finally stopped coming to town and followed his parents into the legal rat race. Whilst he had girlfriends in that time, for Kandace, he was the only one – and as we discover, at his grandfather's funeral, he unknowingly left her pregnant. Not willing to affect his career, she has chosen to let him live ignorant of the ties he left behind.

I love that his grandmother has been one of her dearest supporters, and kept her secret until her death. She also left provision for her to buy her shop they both love at a very good price. Dax comes to sort out the will and makes another enormous discovery. Or maybe two – as he finds she is the one who got away, and maybe all he has been doing career-wise was the wrong move.

The simplicity with which Molly accepts this new person in her life, and that the town who has been keeping the secret welcomes him back, is refreshing and beautifully positive. It made for a lovely, light, and yet very intense romance, which will make you wonder just how you would react in either Dax or Kandace's shoes. I enjoy that questioning of my own route out of such a pickle!

In need of a feel-good story which is open, honest, and full of love, hope, and the promise of a great future? This definitely fits the bill!



Author Bio

ALEATHA ROMIG is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns or her new lighter side, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

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Once she’s out of the car, Dax bends his long legs and gets down on his haunches. “Hello, Molly. I’m very glad to formally meet you.”


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Quintessentially the One (Lighter Ones #5; ABCs of Love #17) by Aleatha Romig to read and review.

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