“I would have never thought I would like a love story based on the September 11, 2001, but I was wrong. Regina and Gregor’s story was heartfelt and compassionate with a zing of magic and the paranormal. When Love Survives is a wonderfully written love story of two hearts finding each other on a day when terror ruled.”
“This story takes place on September 11th and I commend Ms Hanniford Crowley on weaving a love story using one of the most tragic days in recent history as a backdrop. The tale is told with a great deal of compassion and sensitivity.
“I really liked this story. I especially liked the way Ms. Crowley took a tragedy and turned it into something beautiful. She showed us the spirit of all those that pulled together and volunteered to help. The spirit of the people of New York that to this day we call heroes and heroines.”
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Tawania Etheridge (Wicked Readings by Tawania)
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Passionate Paranormal Love Story (Wicked Readings By Tawania)
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2013
Bravo Susan! I really enjoyed this story, you will absolutely fall in love with the hero & heroine in this book. Susan took one of our most devastating and tragic events in American history, and created a brilliant, compassionate, and loving story out of it. She reminds us that love can develop out of the most heart wrenching circumstances. Regina is a wonderful heroine, she finds out on the morning of the attack that she is half Elf and half Leprechaun. Regina doesn't really believe it until after the attack, when she starts hearing the cries of the survivors and feel their pain. She knows that she shouldn't go to the attack site, but she can't help herself. Regina has to go and help find any survivors she can, she can't ignore the cries in her head.
When Gregor sees Regina in the street outside his favorite coffee shop, he knows immediately that she is his life mate. He pulls her inside the coffee shop, seconds before the tower collapses. When he touches Regina, she realizes that his touch comforts her, and stops the cries and the pain she feels in her head. When Regina tells Gregor that she has to go to the site of the attack to help, he doesn't want her to, but he understands why she has to go.
I loved Regina, and Gregor's characters. There was the perfect mix of love, compassion, and sexiness. Regina is young, but stronger then even she knows. Gregor is a fierce protector of his life mate, but he understands why she has to do the things she do. The relationship between them is steamy and moved fast, but you don't feel like it takes away from the story. This story is truly a love story, and you don't forget that through out the book. I also loved that their were paranormals or Nats as they like to be called in this book. I thought it was cool that the supernaturals in the city were helping in the recovery effort trying to save people. You get a sense through out the book of how easily people come together in tragic circumstances no matter if you are human or not.
This book had me all emotional, it caused me to think back to that day on September 11, 2001. I thought about all the feelings and emotions that were going on that day. I am so happy that Susan wrote a story that made me smile, and leads me to believe that something good can come out of the most tragic circumstances.
*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a honest review. My opinions are my own*
Beth Ann Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Turning Tragedy into Love
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2016
This is a delightful short story fill of unique paranormal creatures turning the 09-11 tragedy into love. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Tugging Love Story
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2013
How difficult is it to take of the most desvasting events in our countries history and create a tale filled with compassion, hope and love? Author Susan Hanniford Crowley delivers on all counts reminding her readers how even in life's most horrific moments love and honor can triumph evil in this page turner of a story.
I immediately became attached to the stories cast of characters, both the Nat's. (supernatural's) and the humans who all come together to help as best they can on the day of the attack, but, I especially loved Regina, the half-elf heroine who realizes on the morning of September 11th she can hear the cries of the survivors and the dying calling to her in her head and goes to help at the attack site despite knowing her presense there could well drain her of her life source. Gregor, the protective, shapeshifting hero is a perfect match to Regina's vunerability as he tries to help the victims of the tragedy and keep the woman he realizes is his life-mate safe. The sexy and very hot love story between Regina and Grego takes nothing away from the emotional laden core of this story. This is a don't miss read in my opinion for a wonderfuly talented writer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written!
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2016
Amazing, taking a tragic event, filling it with people (elf, shift shapers, vamps and werecougars) help and finding quick true love. I was captured in the quickly in the 1st few paragraphs.