I LOVED this story. I want soooo much more. Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan was a beautiful story. Karalyn was a great character. She was a strong and relatable woman and a great mom. Dez was kind of a jerk after Karalyn was forced away from him when they were teens. Sometimes young love dies and sometimes it can be rekindled. But of course this love story is complicated. A baby, a ruthless family, some secrets and some grudges all keep these two apart for too many years. The story has all the good stuff packed into it: friendship, heartbreak, romance, forgiveness. I was happy to have read this book. It read fast and kept my attention the whole time. I cannot wait to read the next story as I must know what happens with these characters and with Quinn!!!!
Our Next Chapter
by Michelle Sullivan
Our Next Chapter is a contemporary romance book and is the first book that i have read by this author and i loved it. From the moment i picked this book up i DID NOT want to put it down. It was not only the authors awesome writing style and her ability to draw me in, but it was also the story line and the fantastic characters that made this story. This was one of stories that had me on a whirlwind of emotions. One minute i was happy, laughing and excited. The next i was sad, angry and tearing up. It was truly a wonderful story and i am looking forward to reading more by this amazing author.
Review by Anastasia D.
Michelle Sullivan’s Our Next Chapter is a contemporary romance. This novel was a page turner through and through. Michelle’s style of writing easily captures the reader within the story and holds it while she shares a captivating story of ups and downs, loss and growth, regrets and aspirations with a second chance. I fell in love with the main characters as I was reading this story and thoroughly enjoyed how this author paces the story and showcases character growth and development. Karalyn and Dez are the quintessential high school couple where everything that could part them falls into place with their lives now set on separate paths. This story was a piece of literary art.
Reviewed by @hbahm
I’ve enjoyed other stories by this author and was looking forward to reading OUR NEXT CHAPTER after reading the blurb.
This is a well constructed story that ran a little long because of all of the drama. Second chances can be hard when there are outside influences.
While I liked both main characters, there was something about each of them that bothered me. I didn’t have as much of an emotional connection with then as I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong, it is an enjoyable story and had very distinct plot points. I also liked the friendships and sibling relationships in the story.
I recommend this story.
Review by @mauraharper
Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan. This is the story of Karalyn and Dez. They met as kids and became best friends right away. As they became older they became boyfriend/girlfriend and fell head over heels. Dez’s parents never really approved of Karalyn because she was a little older and not as well off as them. When Karalyn’s family has to move away when she is 17 because her mom got a job 2 hours away they are both heartbroken. After she moves away she finds out she’s pregnant so she tries to get in touch with Dez but her parents put a stop to it. Heartbroken for all those years she raises their daughter Quinn the best she knows how and does a wonderful job. Quinn is almost 17 when Dez appears back in Karalyn’s life and she’s not sure whether to trust him or not especially with Quinn. She realizes she has always been in love with him and he realizes he’s always been in love with her but she has really hard feelings towards him because of the way things were left. Will she be able to trust him again especially with the most precious thing in her life? Will Dez try to get back in Karalyn’s life and realize he’s the dad of a beautiful, smart almost 17 year old? This is a sweet and sexy second chance romance. I highly recommend it!
This was a gripping and sweet second chance romance novel from Michelle Sullivan. I have read some of her other novels before but this one stands out as my favorite so far. I recommend grabbing your favorite cup of coffee or tea, eh maybe a glass of wine, and curling up with this little gem. If you are anything like me you will want to read this in one fell swoop.
Karalyn and Dez, I adored these two, these two were not hard to fall in love with. I wasn’t so sure at first, things seemed a bit too perfect. Then the perfect balance of realism hit them and they were forced to face it. Spending seventeen years a part may very well make the idea of seeking any kind relationship, friend or more, terrifying all together. When they are thrust back into each other’s lives though they are forced to face it. What will happen when all of the past comes rushing back? Will it destroy any shot at a second chance for them? Or can they find the will to push through all the feelings and hurt to have that future together they always dreamed of?
Karalyn and Dez met as children, and started dating in Jr. High School. Karalyn was positive Dez was the man she would have babies and grow old with, even though she was 2 years older than him. Life intercepted her plans, and just before she graduated High School, her mom received a job offer and Karalyn needs to move away. At that point in time, the young lovers vow to find a way to make a long distance relationship work, however sometimes our plans fail. The day Karalyn moves is the last time she sees Dez … until 17 years later.
Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan is a very sweet second chance novel. You will be shocked and angry. You will feel sympathetic and sad. You will say Awwww. And you will laugh. I found it to be a very quick read and give it 5 stars!
Sullivan is a new to me author and I’m looking forward to exploring more novels by her.
Reviewed by @crystald
Our Next Chapter
4 out of 5 stars
Our Next Chapter is one of those stories you just feel at home reading. As Karalyn and Des both return to their hometown you can’t help but feel like you’re returning to an old familiar place as well. I enjoyed the storyline and felt like it flowed well with relatable, likeable characters that carried the story well.
Our Next Chapter has a similar feel to a couple of my favorite love stories but it didn’t feel as though the storyline was one that was overdone it was familiar and unique all at once. I am really looking forward to reading Quinn’s story in the future, I felt that she was a strong supporting character in this story.
Reviewed by @fnbates
Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan
Karalyn and Dez had a great, lasting love, but are torn apart. Some stories may seem over, but really they are just on pause. This is the case for Karalyn and Dez. I love a good second chance love story, and this was a great second chance love story. I’m glad that I read it, and I think you won’t be disappointed if you give it a try!
Karalyn has a great personality that is both sweet and spicy. Dez is overall a great guy who is willing to learn from mistakes and is at a point where he is ready to fight for his love and family. I also really liked Quinn. This character has so much personality! I love that she is willing to be straight up and is hilarious in doing so! Michelle Sullivan is giving Quinn her own story, and I cannot wait!!
Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan
5 out of 5 stars
Our next chapter written by Michelle Sullivan is an amazing love story about misunderstanding, love at a young age that lasts a lifetime and new beginnings and secrets. I had so many different emotions reading this book I laughed cried and I was also pissed at what the main characters had to go through, but they were strong and made it. The characters Karalyn and Dex are amazing and well written and I could relate to Karalyn on some level.
They became best friends in elementary school.
They fell in love in high school.
They were soul-mates, with their future planned and nothing to stop them.
Sounds perfect, right?
WRONG…not every love story ends with happily ever after.
She hated Dex the boy who broke her heart but she can’t stop loving him. It’s been 17 years since she’s been home; now she’s back and that boy who she tried to hate for so long is promising her a future again. But Can Karalyn trust Dex again? Is he for real that he didn’t know anything and that he was trying to protect her?
Is it possible to put the past behind them after so many years of pain? Can they begin another love story that never really ended? Or is it better for both of them to finally let go for good and close that chapter in their lives forever?
I know my review is kind of vague but I didn’t want to give any of the secrets away but you really need to read this amazing book….
review by @tracym