Sunday, August 24, 2014

**Review** Three Rivers ~ A Gateway to Love Novel ~ Chloe T. Barlow

How do you start over when you gave everything to one life, one plan, and lost it all?

Althea refuses to allow herself to love again. Imprisoned in grief at twenty-four after her husband’s sudden death, she’s convinced her heart died along with him. She spends her days honoring his memory by clinging to the legal career he helped her to build and to the remaining pieces linking her to their life together.

Griffen’s been running from his past. Despite success as an author and investigative journalist, he’s been traveling through life on autopilot. For a decade, he’s chosen perilous adventures and meaningless sex over the danger of any attachments. When he finally returns home to Pittsburgh, he’s slammed by the awakened memories and regret he’s spent years trying to escape.

A chance encounter brings them together. Their instant desire for each other –and the bond they discover between them – shocks them both. Despite her best efforts, Althea can’t resist Griffen’s charm or his intriguing proposition– if she agrees to a no-strings affair with him for the two weeks he’s in town, he swears he’ll walk away when their time is up. Assured she can test the waters of a new life while keeping her vow never to betray her husband’s memory by opening her heart to another, Althea throws herself into the escape Griffen provides her.

Their perfect plans go awry when the intensity of their connection overwhelms them. Will they risk it all on the chance of something great together…or will the power of their secrets and guilt tear them apart?

******Jennifer's Review*****

This one definitely pulled the heart strings!

Utterly enthralled by the second page of Chloe T. Barlow's Three Rivers. (A getaway to love novel #1)
I have passed this title on to everyone I know! Not sure if it was the heartbreak and hopelessness of Althea, the widow striped of the love and protection of her husband or the hint of mystery surrounding his tragic death that made me fall hard for this one.
I absolutely know I want more of Griffen. The knight in shining armour (also a childhood friend of said dead husband) and the close friends and family that made Three Rivers one of my favorite reads of the summer!
You all know I love reading series, so onto City of Champions novel #2.

This is a five star for me.... but keep the tissue close!

Turn the Page

Chloe is a contemporary romance novelist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and their sweet puppy. Chloe has always loved writing and cherishes the opportunity to craft her fictional novels and share them with the world.

When Chloe isn’t writing, she spends her time exploring Pittsburgh with her husband and friends. She also enjoys yoga, jogging, and all Pittsburgh sports. She is an avid reader and wrote her debut novel Three Rivers in her spare time. She loves to research every last detail relating to her books. For example, in an effort to bring authenticity to Three River’s treatment of grief and loss, she consulted with a psychologist and grief counselor during its preparation.


  1. Thanks for this lovely review! You guys rock :)

  2. I so agree - this book is 5 stars. More, if I could give it! ;)
    It's on my list of all time favorites.

  3. Three Rivers is one of my all time favorite books. I have gotten several of my friends to read the book and they absolutely love it! So anxious to read book two, City of Champions!!!!!