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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seeing Sam by Kelly Moore - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Anniek

Trusting the wrong person had consequences and Sam is being torn apart by guilt. Even though nobody holds him responsible he needs to be on his own to deal with what happened. Sam has always been a gentle and caring person and it's his kindness that almost took the lives of his best friends. Now Sam is living a secluded life in a small town and works freelance. His only company is his goat Sadie and this is just the way he likes it. Sam has never been in love before, but that changes as soon as he sees Emma. He instantly falls in love with her. However, finding your soulmate does not erase your secrets. Sam and Emma are both hiding things that could possibly mean the end of their newfound romance. Will their pasts make them stronger or will they break them apart?

Sam was just a boy when a tragic accident almost took his life. He fully recovered and gained a friend for life in August. August has always been there for him, but now the time has come for Sam to stand on his own two feet. I was introduced to Sam for the first time in Next August and I loved this strong man from the beginning. He has a good heart and always tries to see the best in others. Sam is a grown up man now and he has become a wonderful person. He always puts others first and will do anything for the people he loves. Sam is not a little kid anymore and I liked to read about his journey into adulthood. He is truly beautiful, both inside and out.

Emma learned how to cope with life after a brutal murder took her parents away from her and her little sister. Both of them are living with their grandmother now and Emma has opened her own shop. Emma's best friend helps them out a lot and Emma is very grateful for everything he has done for them. Emma is drop dead gorgeous and the sweetest person in the whole world. She's a classic beauty and her looks match her big loving heart. I admired how Emma deals with her daily struggles. She's really close to her family and I loved the way they interact with each other. It is impossible not to love Emma and I think she's a perfect match for Sam.

Seeing Sam has been special for me from the beginning. Kelly Moore has given me the honor of naming her female main character and she understood my vision of Emma right away. Kelly Moore's stories are always full of emotion, but sadness never has the upper hand. Seeing Sam shows how much passion Kelly Moore has for her characters and how much she loves each and every one of them. I often had tears in my eyes while reading this story, but I also laughed so much. I loved to read about Sam again and his story is a perfect addition to the Next August series. Kelly Moore is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend any book that she has ever written.


If you like stories about love at first sight and secrets with strong main characters I think you'd really enjoy Seeing Sam. Seeing Sam is the third book in the Next August series and can be read as a standalone, but to fully understand the complete story line it's best to read the books in chronological order.

Book trailer

About Kelly Moore

Hi my name is Kelly Moore and I am Southern girl raised in Florida. I am a registered nurse actually an ICU traveling nurse, wife, mother of two children and I have three grandchildren. I have always been an avid reader and kept journals. Until Broken Pieces, I never had the courage to attempt an erotic romance book and submit it for publishing. I tend to embrace the brokenness in all of us. It makes us who we are. I love to see people come out strong and win against past pains.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing the story.




Five very lucky readers of With Love For Books will receive a digital copy of Seeing Sam by Kelly Moore.

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  1. Seeing Sam sounds like a lovely story about love at first sight with strong main characters. Love the cover and book trailer too.

  2. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway! :)

  3. Seeing Sam sounds like a wonderful book. Great trailer. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  5. It sounds a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great review, thank you for sharing :)

  7. fab review, this looks a great read xx

  8. I am on the fence about love at first sight stories: either it's realistically believable or just plain,cheesy cliche.

  9. Wow, what a great review, Anniek!

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