Monday, November 23, 2015

Holidays with the Belles Spotlight Author Kathryn Perez

Spotlight Author Kathryn Perez

Love and Truth 
by Kathryn Perez 

Eighteen-year-old Nicole Harrison has spent her high school years devoted to academics and dance, leaving no time for a boyfriend and a life. Her parents’ shocking divorce causes Nicole to believe that true love is impossible to find. After spending her life in a small Texas town, Nicole joins a foreign exchange student dance program in the country where she was born. After years dreaming about her birthplace, she boldly leaves her world behind and moves in with a host family on the island of Okinawa in Japan. She anxiously awaits a year of improving her dance technique while enjoying a world of new experiences 

Jonathan Hayes was born to a Japanese mother and American Marine father via a surrogate in the States. After his father’s tragic death in Iraq when Jonathan was only a baby, his mother moved them back to her home in Okinawa. As a child, Jonathan's mother immersed him in American culture to honor his father. His good looks and immense musical talent have left him with no shortage of female admirers. But after a bad break-up from his girlfriend of two years, Jonathan plunges into a playboy lifestyle that leads him along a destructive path. As his wounds begin to slowly heal, he tries regaining his self-respect by living on the straight and narrow. But his heart remains closed to the idea of love; that is, until the night he sees the beautiful and innocent Nicole Harrison, upon the balcony of his neighbor’s home. 

While Nicole tries to navigate an unfamiliar country, she also has to learn how to navigate the unfamiliar and unwanted feelings she's developing for Jonathan through some very heart-wrenching and trying times. 

Will her fears push him away, or will Jonathan show her the truth of loyal love…

4 Stars

Nicole just wants a chance to live her life and explore the place where she was born with her parents divorce she decides to do just that but what she finds of Japan is more than she ever expected. She is inexperienced in life in some ways because of her dedication to dance, but now out of high school she is determined to live.
Jonathan. What can I say about Jonathan he is a sweetie in some ways and occasionally could be a bit on the controlling side but overall I loved him he had some past hurts that influenced decisions that he made throughout the book but I love going on the ride with him as he tried to figure things out.
These two are a rollercoaster of ups and downs but really that's how life is and I loved going on the journey with them. They each made mistakes but worked through them.
The world created was so well done you actually felt like you were right there with the characters and that made it all the more vivid to imagine it all!

Kathryn lives in her small East Texas hometown with her husband and two children. She is a music infused writer and self-proclaimed book junkie. When she isn't listening to music, writing or reading you will probably find her watching her favorite sport, UFC. 

Kathryn is also an anti-bullying advocate and avid supporter of mental-illness and suicide awareness.

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