LOSING MYSELF by Victoria Brown
Since Kat made her decision, everything around her seems to be falling apart. Not only is she dealing with family’s secrets, lies and deceit but the salon, which is opening around the corner, threatens her livelihood.
To make matters worse her relationship with Max is on the rocks. Although her relationships with Max’s mother, her step-mother and her sister have grown stronger, are they strong enough?
Working tirelessly to save her salon and save her relationship with Max, she is battling everyday to stay focused on her future. But what will the future bring?
This is Book 2 in the series and I would advise you read Book 1: Holding Myself, before reading this one as this is really a follow on from that book.
Kat has had a hard life. Her mum died, tragically , when Kat was young and she took her little sister under her wing. Although it was a struggle Kat is basically a survivor and she overcame all the obstacles life threw at her and built a little business and provided a home for her sister. All is good until she finds herself accidentally pregnant in the early stages of a relationship with Max. Book 1 sees her struggle to make a decision about the pregnancy and other issues as life deals her blow after blow.
This book picks up where Book 1 left off and we find out how Kat deals with things as her chaotic life unravels around her.
On reading Book 1 I thought Kat was a bit of a drama queen making a mountain out of a mole hill and wanting life to be all roses and chocolates. This book has completely changed that opinion I really got to know her character and could sympathise with the difficult choices she has to make all the while dealing with blow after blow. I found myself turning page after page as a found the adrenaline rushing through my veins at a rate I have never before experienced from a book of a genre that is not Crime Fiction.
Highly recommended and I thank Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.
Victoria J.Brown has always had a passion for writing. When asked at the age of 9 years old, what she wanted to be when she grew up, her reply ‘an author’ was met with a disheartened response, ‘that jobs like that, don’t happen to people like us!’
Luckily, Victoria didn’t listen to this advice and never gave up on her passion. She continued to write while perusing a career in Marketing after gaining a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing.
In 2006 her eldest daughter was born and then two years later her 2nd daughter came along. Victoria realised in the midst of the mummy madness, that she’d let her writing dwindle and that nappy-changing, sleepless nights and not being able to go to the toilet in peace could not stop her fulfilling her writing dreams. So when her girls were 3 years old and 18 months old, she decided that sleep was over-rated and enrolled at Teesside University. A year later she proudly left with a MA in Creative Writing, some wonderful friendships and a passion for therapeutic writing. While studying for her MA she was also delighted to win a short-story competition judged by Adele Parks, to which she received publication and mentoring from Adele.
After her MA, Victoria concentrated on writing women’s fiction. She loves writing stories that women can relate to. The Chaos Series grew from her own experience of pregnancy, motherhood and life.
Victoria is also passionate about mental health and likes to write of such issues in her stories. Her dedication to mental health and living life to the full has led her down a spiritual path. Through her learning of spirituality she qualified as a Law of Attraction and NLP Practitioner, which she integrates into her writing. Her inspirational blog includes an A-Z motivational journey with weekly therapeutic creative writing exercises. She has developed this further and will soon launch her inspirational shop. The shop has been created to pass on positivity and love to others … you never know when someone may need to see those messages.
Being accepted by Bombshell Books is a dream come true for Victoria, she hopes that her mantra for giving love always and never giving up will inspire others to follow their dreams and passion.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Victoria, her inspirational blog and shop you can visit www.victoria-brown.com, plus you can follow her on: