Skylark by Ruthie Morgan, a dark and humorous romance – Review

“When he asked me to forgive him for everything I thought I could. I said yes and I meant it. But I didn’t realise that night, everything was what he’d take away.”
When Billie May Worthington falls for Evan Skylark she believes she’d do anything, be anything and give everything for him. But can she forgive him when he asks for her world?
Everything twenty-one-year-old Billie knows about life, love, beauty and art are challenged after graduation when she meets Evan, an enigmatic Irish artist with a dark side. Suddenly immersed in Evan’s intense world of artistic brilliance, flying sculptures and sexual obsession, Billie’s carefully planned future is quickly unrecognisable. Spanning London, Paris, Scotland and finally St. Cloud, the South Pacific island they make their home, the young couple chase Evans dreams and run from their past.
But what happens to young obsessive love when unplanned pregnancy reshapes the future? As Billie struggles to cope with the demands of motherhood Evan is forced to deal with the repercussions of a previous mistake that rock their world-altering the future forever.
Emotionally gripping and darkly humorous Skylark is an unconventional love story. A novel about what we do for love, of beauty in imperfection, betrayal and the weight of obsession.

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Author Ruthie Morgan lives and writes by the beach in New Zealand’s South Island with her Canadian husband and four children.
Born and raised in Scotland she studied in England, ran off to America, then returned to begin a career in a variety of wide-ranging fields: movie theater popcorn seller, runner, bike courier, bartender, lifeguard, teacher, counsellor and coffee shop owner. Her need to write about everything she encountered eventually worked its way into bank of fabulous detail for a career in fiction.
Her first book; ‘Doolallys; the story of a little coffee shop with a big heart’ is based on her adventures as a cafe owner in the historic town of Bath, England.
Ruthie’s first work of fiction: ‘Skylark’ is now available on Amazon and continues to receive rave reviews. With the sequel well underway, fans of Ruthie can look forward to another installment in the St. Cloud based saga.

My Assessment – 

I am not quite finished with the book, but thought I would go ahead and review what I’ve read. To get to the point in the book where I am now has taken me a while and I truly felt that I had read much further into the book than I actually have. So, I am going to say that is one of those books that I would consider slow going.

I have also found a number of sentences that are missing a word to have them make sense, which is a little distracting. I am just not feeling it with this book and may actually quit reading at some point soon. I am attempting to muddle through.

The book has received a number of reviews on Amazon and those readers seem to have enjoyed the book. Because of this, I am not going to rate the book. I am also not going to recommend or not recommend the book. I would suggest that you download a free Kindle sample and decide for yourself if you would like to continue reading the book.

If you have already read the book or decide to read it, I hope you’ll come back and comment. I would enjoy hearing what you thought.

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