Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: If You Believe by Mya O'Malley

If you believeIf You Believe
by Mya O'Malley
Adult Romance, Christmas
November 18th 2014


Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.

Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.

Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight. Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.

With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.

Excerpt & Review

He stood, watching her, feeling every ounce of her pain, her anguish. He was probably the only one who understood what it was like to lose the person you loved, the person who was everything in the world to you.

If only he could just touch her, reach out to her, make her feel happy again. But that was just selfish on his part, wasn’t it? It wouldn’t be fair to Melody. Anybody could see that even three years later, she was still struggling. Hadn’t he always told her that if something happened to him, he would want her to fall in love again? It saddened him to think that if she continued down this cold and lonely path, she would be alone forever.

Melody had wanted it all, a home filled with children, a loving marriage. Thinking back to how happy they had once been, it broke his heart to see her this way, and it was always saddest to see her like this around the holidays, which were quickly approaching.

Jack’s mind was whirling with ideas, if only...He wished that he could talk to her just one more time, but alas, that was against the rules. If only there was some way, if only he could help her see the light. The corners of Jack’s mouth crept up as his mind took hold of an impossible thought. Would he be able to pull this off? If he did, could he ever be the same again? …

What I thought...

If You Believe was a sweet and clean story. I really liked Melody's friend Cassie who was plenty sassy and also loyal. I also really liked Adrian who stuck it out even though most men wouldn't have. Oliver, AKA Jack, was an interesting character. He was definitely pulled in two different directions, which I understood, but which also made his intentions rather muddled. Melody was a little over-dramatic and couldn't decide what she wanted or didn't want. Lots of mixed signals from her. She definitely brought tension to the story, but also made it feel a little drawn out. I liked some of her memories with Jack, especially the sweet scene on Christmas Eve by the town's Christmas tree. It definitely brought that holiday feel to the story besides that the story takes place over the holiday season.

Content: Clean

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

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About the Author

MyaMya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her fifth novel.

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  1. Cali Willette12/17/14, 9:52 AM

    Great book and giveaway!

  2. I love the look and idea of the first one. Nice choices. My WOW

  3. Sounds really unique! I need to check this one out.

  4. This story has all the elements in it that make me love a story! A dependable partner and I love the sweet! Pour it on!

  5. Good review. This sounds like a cute story. <3

  6. I already read A Wicked Thing, but sadly it wasn't for me. :( Monstrous sounds amazing, though, and I just love the cover! Will be adding that one to my TBR. :)

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

  7. So many authors are re-imagining fairy tales lately. So many to read. The cover of this book is stunning, though.


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