Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the Diverging Cadence blog tour. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing Diverging Cadence for you. To read my review for Deceptive Cadence, the first book in this duology, and to read my interview with Katie, go HERE.
Release Date: 25th August 2015.
Publisher: REUTS Publications.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.
When Cadence Anderson woke to find her husband and infant daughter had been killed, she thought her life was over. Instead, she was offered a second chance and sent back in time to do it all again.
She’s made the most of this opportunity, repairing her relationship with the best friend she lost the first time, avoiding the romantic mistakes she made originally, and even bringing her family closer together. But she’s also done something she wasn’t planning on—she’s fallen in love with someone other than her future husband.
Stepping onto a plane and flying across country to attend university is the hardest decision she’s had to make. But unless she follows through with it, her future with Austin might never happen. And what becomes of her beautiful baby if she stays with James, the man she was never supposed to love?
The only thing she knows for certain is that she has to see Austin again, and she’s intent on reliving that part of her previous life exactly like she did the first time. Even if that means she has to lie to James to do it. Because, deep down, she can’t quite bring herself to let him go.
Now, past and future are about to collide, and Cadence has to make her final choice—follow the uncertain path of a life with James, or the one she came back to save . . . with Austin.
In this emotional conclusion to the story that began in Deceptive Cadence, relationships will be tested, identities revealed, and the past will overshadow the future, putting the finishing touches on an unforgettable tale of courage, sacrifice, and, above all, love.
#As this is the second book in this duology it will contain spoilers for book one, but not this book. If you are wondering if you should read the first book, yes, you should. If you love romances, especially of the epic kind, this one is for you.
Cadence Anderson has been given a second chance to go back and relive her life as a teen, in order to change events that led to the death of her husband and child.
In Deceptive Cadence, we saw her go through highschool and fall in love with James, a boy that was never in her life the first time around.
But now its time for Cadence to go to university – where she meets her future husband, Austin. She moves cross country to make sure everything happens like it did the first time. Even though she loves James and still wants to be with him, she has to see Austin again.
Being apart is killing James, he can’t understand why Cadence wanted to leave in the first place, and she can’t explain why either.
I fell in love with James in the first book. He and Cadence really did make a great couple and I was torn, my head thinking I wanted Cadence back with her husband, but my heart wanting her to stay with James. When Cadence got on the plane at the end of the last book, I was dying to find out who Cadence would choose and am so glad the books came out so close together. If you have book one you will want to read book two straight away.
This book was addictive, compulsive, once I started reading I devoured this book in two days – and would have done so in one if I wasn’t so busy. Once I met Austin I fell just as in love with him as I did with James, and my heart was just as torn as Cadence’s. Hamstead had me on the edge of my seat wondering who Cadence was going to chose, and kept me guessing right up until the end. And oh what an ending it was. So perfect.
Hamstead really kicked it up a notch in Diverging Cadence. I thought the first was really good, and although it was just as achingly romantic as the first, this one was even more gut-wrenching, heart shattering and breath-taking. Absolutely fantastic. The Australian setting was a huge plus for me as well. If you love romance and are looking for a new adult novel with a difference, the Cadence duology is for you. I highly recommend it.
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Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dogs.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.