New Release + Review: Forty Candles by A.M. Willard

Release Date: October 3, 2018

Cover Design: Annelle Willard


I’ve always done what was expected of me. I married the man that my family thought I was supposed to. I turned a blind eye when his after work activities weren’t really for work. What I couldn’t look past anymore was how lonely I’d become.

All it took was one night to change my life.

I filed for a separation.
I moved my teenage daughter and me in with my parents.
Did I mention that my room should be placed in an 80’s museum? Yes, it’s not changed in decades.

Then my life changed again right before my 40th birthday.

Just when I thought things were going to get back to normal, in walks Lenny Ward. He’s the man your parents warn you about. You know the type… A body like a God, smart, oh and the sex… It’s like a 10.0 earthquake off the charts type of connection.
Even though we have chemistry, I have to protect not only my heart but my daughters.


FIVE 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!

Heartwarming, sweet, and giggle inducing Forty Candles checked all the boxes for everything I love! I love it when a book is plain fun to read. You know when you pick up a book and you’re glued to the pages and the writing is just so wonderfully that you’re so immersed in the characters and it truly feels like you’re there? That’s this book. I was so deep into Lenny and Jules story time lost all meaning until I finished reading.

A.M. Willard so brilliantly wrote this where this romantic comedy is right up front, but a deeper emotional connection is still there making Lenny and Jules incredible easy to feel connected to while you’re reading. Jules especially was one that I loved. She was so relatable on so many levels to me. As a mom, as a woman creeping ever closer to forty, she felt like someone who could be a friend while at the same time she kept me smiling.

Lenny was nearly just as great. His confirmed bachelor past not taking away from the fact he truly was a sweet man. He had me swooning more than once and then melted my heart with his genuine love of not just Jules, but also her daughter.

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About the Author

Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.

A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America).

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