Review- Restoring Us by Fabiola Francisco @AuthorFabiola

Susi Reviews

Restoring Us

by Fabiola Francisco
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It’s been two long years since Ava packed everything and left the life she once knew far behind her seeking a new adventure. All, except for her broken heart.

Once upon a time Ava and Ethan were in love. Their relationship was perfect, and they both planned a future together, filled with promise and hope. It wasn’t until an unwelcomed event storms into their lives, tearing their plans and dreams away; leaving Ethan broken and Ava unable to recover.

Two years later, fate crosses their paths once again but the shadow of their haunted past lingers. Ava has slowly rebuilt her life, finally finding some normalcy in it. On the other hand, Ethan has sorted to releasing his guilt and remorse in questionable ways, but his thoughts never strayed from the memories of Ava.

Will they get a second chance to rewrite their story, or will the pain and rejection be too much for Ava to bear and furthermore forgive?



My Review

I’ve been reading many second chance romance books lately and they are truly my favorite.  I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. Restoring Us is a second chance romance that hooked me from the start.

I loved the entire cast of characters in this book.  Ethan and Ava are a special couple. Their chemistry sizzles.

The supporting characters are funny and complete this story with their playful banter and loving personalities.  Katie, Dan, Jessie and Aiden are lovable in their own ways.

Restoring Us is a different second chance romance though.  Ava and Ethan have been apart for over two years. During those two years, these characters have had a chance to grow up, mature and internalize their lives as well as the choices they have made.

Ava has returned and Ethan wants her back.

Ava is a strong young woman. Her strength is the result of her illness and it is her most admirable trait.  She is loving and forgiving making her a well rounded and ideal leading character.

Ethan, I loved him right from the start.  He is your typical guy.  His mistakes, questionable, but his love for Ava is unwavering and infinite. He wants her back and wont let anyone of anything stop him.

I had made my own predictions about this couple and I was happy to be wrong.  This story does have a happy ending and I was thrilled to read it.

Fabiola took me on the journey along with Ava and Ethan.  I enjoyed all of the ups and downs along the way.  Her story had the perfect pace making this not only a great romance story but a fun read too.  Fun?  Yes!  The 80’s themed party was fun and one of my favorite parts of the book.

This story was heartwarming, had love, steamy sex, and a perfect couple.

I gave this book 4 1/2 stars.  

I am looking forward to reading book 2, Aiden’s story.

Add this book to your summer beach reads list.  It is a winner!

Oh, I can’t forget, thanks for the drink recipe in the end.  I’m going to have to make it soon.  Ha!  I should plan an 80’s themed party too.

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About the Author

Fabiola Francisco is an independent Contemporary Romance author from Miami, FL. She has always enjoyed writing and found it a therapeutic way for her to express herself. She began with poetry, and throughout the years went expanding to short narratives until she wrote Perfectly Imperfect, her debut novel.

Her love for books has inspired her to write her own story. She writes stories readers could relate to and grow with. She hopes to continue writing more stories to reach readers individually.

Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and being out in nature. On her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.

Connect with Fabiola Francisco here:




IG: @authorfabiola



What’s In The Author’s Bag? Fabiola Francisco reveals it all…. @AuthorFabiola

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Have you ever wondered what your favorite authors carry around in their bags?

Well, this new segment on my blog will answer that question.

Here’s what Fabiola Francisco carries in her purse.


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Curious about what I carry in my bag? Well here is a peek at those contents.
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I’m not one to carry lots in my purse, but I never leave the house without my wallet, hand sanitizer and lip balm.
I live in sunny South Florida so my sunglasses area must.
I also carry my tablet so I can read anywhere I go. Bookworm problems but you never know when you’ll have some time to spend with your current book boyfriend.
My phone also goes with me everywhere {along with my charger}. I love to be connected with readers all the time and my phone is  a big help for that. You can usually find me on Facebook or Twitter hanging out with readers and fellow authors.
Lipstick because a girl always needs some color on her lips.
And last but not least, I carry a journal so I can jot down notes for current projects or new ideas that pop into my head.
I’m out of the house a lot so these items help me to stay connected and continue to create stories for readers even when I’m not home.

Thank you Fabiola for participating and letting your fans/readers inside your purse.  Journals are popular for writers.  And, I too live in South Florida so I totally understand that we need our sunglasses. 🙂
xx ~Susi

Connect with Fabiola Francisco here:




IG: @authorfabiola



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