Hard Love by Joanne Schwehm

Title: Hard Love
Author: Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: July 18, 2017

Noah Winston’s life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted. 

Margo Perry’s life wasn’t perfect, but it was her own. She didn’t need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself. 

Then he saw her – a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger – but she wasn’t a stranger at all. They’d known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman.

Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago.
The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew.

The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger.

Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all.

Too bad it was too good to be true.



Hard LoveHard Love by Joanne Schwehm
Rosa’s rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

The difference between need and want…

The author took me on a journey from past to present, from lust to love, and from want to need.

I fell hard for these amazing characters. Their witty banter and crazy friends drew me in. Their chemistry and passion had me convinced. Their fear of the future had me worried they would throw it all away, unwilling to take the risk. I was mentally cheering them on, encouraging them to give in to their feelings. You know, the ones that they refused to admit they had? Even I could see it, through the pages of my Kindle.

I was invested, unable to walk away, even to sleep. I kept reading and reading, unable to stop until I turned the last page. I stayed up all night to get my answers. I needed to know that even though love is hard, it’s worth the pain. I didn’t believe it was too good to be true, that it was over. No. No. No! I refused to accept that, so my stubborn ass kept reading and reading, fingers crossed, nails chewed, breath held, heart broken.

Love lost, lessons learned, hard choices, hard love.  Sometimes it hurts so good. You wouldn’t want to go through it again, but you wouldn’t trade the good times to avoid the pain, even if you knew it was coming. Will it all be worth it? Or will it just be a beautiful love story that ended too soon? There’s only one way to find out, read it. You won’t regret it. I’m looking forward to what the author has for us next. The line forms here…

“True to the title,love is hard. It’s fragile and delicate, and how you come through in the end is what makes the journey worth it. Hard Love takes you on just that kind of journey. A must read.”A.M.Madden, USA Today Bestselling Author

“I love conflict and stomach plummeting moments. This one checks off all my boxes!” – Lisa Kane, Three Chicks and Their Books

“It’s been awhile since I read a book in one sitting, but once I started Hard Love, I couldn’t put it down. Margo and Noah’s story was sweet, hot, romantic, heart-breaking and absolute perfection.” Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author.

“The author took me on a journey from past to present, from lust to love, and from want to need.” – Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog

“I found myself thinking about this book when I had to put it down. I was consumed immediately with this story. I love the storyline. I love these two together.” – Karie Puskas, Panty Dropping Book Blog

“I just couldn’t put it down. And that’s the magic of a good book, it will wrap you up in the story and the characters and it will hypnotize you until the point you become one with them.” – Janett,The Pleasure of Reading Book Blog


Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.

She loves to write and read romance. Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.

She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance Series. Joanne is a published author with EverAfter Romance and is represented by Brower Literary Agency. 



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