Impossibly Love (Impossibly #1)
Release Date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: TSW Books
Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle format
All Moya Douglas wants to do is study hard, maintain her scholarship, and make her mother proud while attending college.
She doesn’t have time for a boyfriend or going on dates arranged by her best friend. Moya doesn’t believe in love. And she has no intention of ever finding it.
Branden McCarthy is determined to change her views.
A selfless romantic who’s had his heart broken in the past, Branden is fascinated with Moya’s personality and hopes to develop something real with her. A connection so strong that it’ll open her heart. But just when things start to work for the two, Branden’s secret threatens to get in the way.
Will Moya finally do the impossible and give love a chance with Branden, or will fear keep them apart?
New Adult novel about finding love and oneself.
#9 on Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestselling in Multicultural & Interracial Romance
#23 on Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestselling in Inspirational Romance
– Sabrina Nedelea, The Book Town
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
I have to say thank you to Shane Morgan for accepting me and giving me the book in advance for beta reading! First of all I love the cover and I think the girl fits perfectly the main character. Second of all, the books it’s absolutely from first page to the last, perfect! I’ve had all sorts of emotions reading it. I was happy, then sad, then angry, again sad, pissed, happy, laughing, at it goes on. What Shane Morgan did in this pages will leave you breathless. The character are well formed and described, you will get the feeling that you’ve known them for a while, you will understand their feelings and live with them with all you’re soul. I can’t describe it well enough, and I want to give this book justice!
Moya Jeanine Douglas is our main character. She is a beautiful, strong, independent girl, second year at college with a scholarship in Finance. She has been asked out by fifteen guys, and she turned all of them down. Moya doesn’t want to date, she doesn’t want to suffer like her mother, when her father left. She’s angry all the time, with her line already picked.She doesn’t give anyone a chance, and if Moya doesn’t like you, you don’t stand a chance. But, in Business Law she meets Branden McCarthy.
He is beautiful, smart, with big blue eyes and a kind soul. Moya thinks he is a player, but he isn’t. He only had a girlfriend who dumped him after finding out his sick. Now, Branden isn’t the big shot hockey player, he has to stay put because of his condition. But, that doesn’t bother him anymore. He has noticed Moya for a long time, and tries to get her to go out with him, to just give him a chance. When Moya finally does, Branden feels sick more often, but she is the one keeping him steady, even if she doesn’t know what’s wrong with him. They started dating, having fun, and starting falling in love, true love. But Braden it’s afraid to tell Moya what’s wrong with him and he decides to take the surgery for her, in order to have a chance at a normal live with his girlfriend.
“She’s not just some girl. I told you I love her. She means the world to me and I want to do this surgery for a chance at a life with her. I know there’s a possibility I won’t make it but at least, for Moya, I want to try.”
Moya’s mother is everything for her. She wants to make her proud and always be there when she needs her. She hates her father for leaving them, and she doesn’t want to know that pain again. When her mother finally notice Moya is in love with a boy, she tries to denies it. She’s afraid to even recognize it to herself, but her mom knows the truth. Her baby girl has finally found her true love. No matter how hard she tries to hide it.
“Moya Jeanine Douglas. I brought you into this world, clothed you, fed you, and raised you for nineteen years. You think I don‟t know when something‟s wrong and when my baby girl is lying to me.”
It’s a complicated story, sad and it made me realize people can go throw things like this and still find true love. I felt sorry for Moya because her mother has changed her life in a bad way, even if that wasn’t her intention. Keeping such a big lie from her was awful. I got her point of view, why she didn’t date. I’m glad she finally accepted Braden. When I realized I was almost done with the book, I actually starting praying for it to have a happy ending. And it did! It was actually perfect! True love conquers all! The good news is, I saw there is going to be a second book! Can’t wait to find out more about Moya and Branden. I highly recommend this book. It will make you see what true love actually looks like and leave a feeling of warmth in you’re soul. Thank you Shane Morgan for this wonderful book!
“Just believe I‟ll be okay.”
I really enjoyed this book. It’s fresh, well-written and has all the elements of a good, romantic, sexy story.
It’s the tale of Branden–the guy who screams “bad boy”, and Moya, the girl who does not believe in love. Their paths cross and soon, they find out that they really couldn’t get out of each other’s ways and the only thing they have to do is accept the fact that people can fall for each other and that sometimes, you really just couldn’t fight fate.
What I like about this book is the fact that the characters are easy to relate to and that the descriptions and characterizations used are soooo cute! loved it.
It’s an easy, light read that you’d surely enjoy.
– Jasmyn, Goodreads Beta Reader
I was given a free Epub of this book from the author and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Both characters were likeable and relatable and it’s easy to get swept into their budding romance. I found myself breathless at the end waiting to find out what happened between them.
– Rae Hachton, Author of Pretty in Black series & The Summer of Me and You
When Shane asked me to read her new book, I immediately said yes because I really liked her first one. This book, Impossibly Love, I fell deeply for, and ended up reading the entire novel in one sitting. Shane Morgan is a promising new talent to look out for.
I’m not sure where I should begin because there’s just so much I want to try and express, so I will just jump on in!
“I was adamant on making her mine.”
That very quote above is exactly why I love Branden and everything about him. He’s determined to have what he wants. He doesn’t hide his feelings, he’s straightforward with them.
Branden pursues Moya who turns him down over and over again. But instead of becoming discouraged or giving up on attaining her affections, this only makes him desire her even more.
His interest in Moya is genuine. He isn’t the bad boy who needs to prove a point, and this isn’t insta-love. He wants to get to know her and she keeps denying him the chance.
Shane Morgan’s books make me smile. I’ve had the pleasure of reading two of her novels and it’s been a delight. She writes about the characters I love to read about and she always adds in the fun and humorous flare that I adore in books. The interactions between her characters are playful, hilarious, and cute. This book had me grinning the entire time as Branden pursued Moya.
Branden is sweet yet determined to get Moya’s attention, and boy is she a challenge! Fiery and fierce! This is what pulls him closer to her.
Here is one of my favorite scenes. This is the part where I fell for Branden myself. If a guy ever did this to me…Oh my…I’m too embarrassed to say what would happen afterward.
She burst out of my grip and began walking away. “I can’t do this after all. I refuse to set myself up to get hurt.”
It was better that way, just let her go, I told myself. Moya’s protest faded in my ears as she got further away. But then my feet started to move as if they weren’t my own. I hurried to the path and caught up to Moya, gripping her around the waist to stop her from leaving.
Moya’s eyes widened when I spun her around to face me. It was obvious what I was about to do and I knew very well she wouldn’t just let it happen without a fight. But her attempts at being freed were futile as my hold increased the more she squirmed in my arms.
“Let go!” she demanded.
I blew hard, eager to drown myself in the sweetness of her lips. Dismissing her protest and the little voice at the back of my head telling me not to—I shoved my mouth to hers and kissed her hungrily.
Moya lifted her hands to my chest and pushed tentatively, but just as fast they began to lower and I knew she couldn’t resist the deep passion evoking between us. Finally, she yielded and I wrapped my arms even tighter around her as Moya parted her lips and allowed me to enter.
We groaned as our tongues collided, massaging each other wildly as if the kiss was not only out first but our last.
Whew this scene goes onward…[….] Fans self. HOT!
Running my thumb across my lips afterward—which felt as if they were still lit on fire with the kind that doesn’t hurt but blazed in the utmost pleasure—I walked up the path as well, following behind the girl I was indisputably falling hard for and fast.
If that doesn’t leave you breathless after reading, I’m not sure what else will.
I have to give this 5 glowing stars. I couldn’t stop grinning and probably looked like a dork.
But then….I cried. Yes, the book has power. I was grinning in the beginning and sobbing a few chapters later. Branden has been holding on to a secret—one that will change everything.
It’s rare I find books with the ability to make me experience two intense emotions simultaneously; I’m happy because they’re in love, yet sad because of the indication of what might tear them apart.
I eased her away and tilted her chin up to meet my gaze. “I would never hurt you, Moya. You have to believe me.” Then following those words was the reminder that maybe I couldn’t make such a promise after all.
It’s taken Moya so long to open up to him, but when she does and they do get together, the news he delivers is devastating.
I love how there is so much depth in this New Adult book. It’s not just another book about a tattooed college bad boy hooking up with some virgin girl.
It was amazing having two characters who wanted something so passionately while also trying to avoid something else, and refusing to give in.
Deep down, Moya wants a happy relationship, but has turned down every guy in fear of a getting a broken heart, which is why she’s trying to avoid Branden. She’s afraid she’s going to fall in love and be left heartbroken in the end.
He wants her, but he’s facing a personal difficulty that may stand in his way even if he does win her over. He takes a leaping chance anyway, because to him, what does he have to lose? Along the way he realizes that he probably shouldn’t pursue her because of his condition, and he tries backing away, but it’s unavoidable, she’s unavoidable. Their love for each other is inevitable.
The characters are strong and strong willed. Instead of giving up, they are determined. Their goals, and eventually their love for each other, push them to strive for more.
It’s a story that makes you smile and one that will also make your heart ache as you cheer the characters on.
It’s a story about love, and life, and going for the impossible. It’s about beating the odds that aren’t stacked in your favor.
I am in love with this book. It’s a strong, empowering love story unlike any other. This is a highly recommended New Adult read.
And the BEST part?! There’s going to be a part 2! You better believe this is on my waiting-for list and I’m gonna read it ASAP.
– Alicia, Goodreads Beta Reader
Ah, young love!
I’m really glad that I was given the opportunity to read this.
Moya’s character is guarded, for her own good reasons, and keeps most people at bay. That is, until she meets Branden. Even though she tries to keep him at arms length, there’s something different about him.
Branden is straight forward and knows what he wants. He’s had a tough go, but he seems rather determined once he sets his sights on Moya.
Their relationship evolved fast (a little too fast for me), but nonetheless, it was still a good easy read.
– Victoria H. Smith, Author of The Space Between
Impossibly Love is a sweet, emotionally-charged multicultural romance. I really loved Moya and Branden’s journey. So glad they’re getting a second book 🙂
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