05/22/16

“Another good read by G.L. Ross!! The Strength of Love, just like life is filled with twists and turns, trials and challenges. As the story unfolds faith, hope, perseverance and the power of love prevails.” 80’s Girl

05/07/16

Thank you, “A Page to Turn Reviews”!
“This book will test your faith. A story that just about anyone could read and relate to on all levels of life. This was my first book by Ross, and I will definitely be picking up more.

Rachel, the MC, is set up to face many challenges during the course of this story. It’s not easy, and it’s not pretty. This book portrays life to it’s core. It’s about as real as it gets. This book had me all over the scale emotionally as I fought for Rachel and what she wanted right there beside her – and cried with her when things just weren’t going smoothly. The character development in this kind of story is important, and I felt like I lost a friend when the book was over. The pace got a little slow at times, but there was enough happening to keep me captivated, I easily got pushed through to the end and loved every second.

Ross writes in a way that is almost poetic, I found myself enjoying her writing style just as much as I enjoyed the book/story itself. Very interesting and romantic. Highly recommend. “

05/05/16

Love this review from “With Love From Books”:
Rachel is sick and tired of always being the single one. She sends out a prayer to find her someone to grow old with. Her best friend takes her to a rodeo and when Rachel sees Brooks she’s sold. It is love at first sight. Finally she has found her other half. Rachel is ready to love her cowboy forever.

Brooks knows he has found his future wife the second he looks at Rachel. He is everything a woman could ever ask for. He is sweet, kind and gorgeous. He loves Rachel very much and it isn’t long before he asks her to spend the rest of her life with him. Life is looking great until a devastating tragedy strikes.

Rachel is heartbroken and doesn’t know how to overcome her pain and sadness. After sixteen years of picking up the pieces and taking care of herself and her son tragedy strikes again. What she has to endure is the nightmare of every parent. Will they have the strength to stand tall and face what is coming head on?

The Strength of Love is a beautiful and heartbreaking story about love, loss and second chances.
I can’t remember ever crying so much while reading a book. This story really touched me and moved me in many different ways. Rachel is so strong and shows enormous strength. I was really proud of the way she handles everything that happens to her and her loved ones.

This story does have some very serious subjects, but it also shows how the sun will be able to shine again if you just keep believing. I’m very sure that The Strength of Love will touch your heart just as it has touched mine and this story will stay with me always and forever.

05/04/16

Thank you, Wendy!
REVIEW BY WENDY BOOK OBSESSED

5 STARS
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

WOW, This book played my heart strings, it’s so full of love, loss and spiritual healing. I was hooked from the first page.
Rachel has always been the bridesmaid but never the bride so she had pretty much gave up on love til she was roped in by the sexy cowboy Brooks. They have the perfect love story, but we all know everything is always perfect, when tragedy strikes, Rachel will have to depend on love and faith. Grab tissues cause you will need them.

05/01/16

Amazon Review for Turbulent Passion:

“A total page turner! I really enjoyed this book. I could not put it down. This is my second book by this author in two weeks. She has a way of getting and keeping my attention. I have already suggested The Strength of Love to my friends and now I have to tell them about this one. I’m sure I will be finished with the second book in the trilogy by next week LOL.”


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synopsis

Thankfully, some love stories are so strong they never die. “The Strength of Love” is a tale of love, loss, and second chances. This inspiring love story shares how several men influenced one woman’s life and showered her with love in different ways. Experience love, friendship, faith, suspense, tragedy, humor, and a super-natural element…always and forever.


Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride, Rachel Thompson is ready to give up on love, before rodeo cowboy Brooks Reynolds rides into the arena and lassos her heart. His smoldering looks and strong yet tender nature sweep her off her feet. Life is pinch-worthy and picture-book perfect, except on the eve of her wedding Rachel’s love story is ripped from the pages. After two months of grieving, she discovers her nightmare is never-ending. In order to escape her heartbreaking past, the middle-school counselor relocates to a new city for a fresh start and a second chance at happiness and perhaps even love. Through her faith and the support of her family and friends she discovers sought after answers during an unexpected journey.

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 *** WINNER OF THE READERS’ FAVORITE FIVE STAR AWARD!! ***

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The rain slows.

Rachel presses her hands against his chest and distances herself. Her eyes devour the answered prayer standing in front of her.

In a deep, sultry voice, she explains, “I think I knew the moment I saw you sitting high in your saddle. When you tipped your hat I truly lost my breath. Then when you stared into my eyes I melted. The first time you physically touched me I lost a part of my heart and prayed you captured it.”

Tears fill Brooks’ eyes. “But when you kissed me at the Cowboys game I gave you my heart. I think I knew then I was in love with you, but mentally it seemed too soon, too fast, it had to be lust I told myself. And the more time we spent together I knew it was lust—” Brooks’ forehead wrinkles.

Rachel’s hands slip underneath the front of his shirt wrapping securely around his waist. Her eyes worship his as she continues, “But more importantly I knew I was in love with you, too. Madly, passionately, crazily in love with you, Brooks Reynolds.” Brooks’ fingers thread through the hair on each side of her head.

Tightly he holds her. She continues, “I. Love. You. Brooks.” His lips crush hers. Their tongues attack every area inside their heated mouths. His tongue flickers across her neck. Her teeth nibble his earlobe. Brooks sweeps her lithe frame into his strong arms. Carrying her into the house and to her bathroom, Rachel trembles as the chill and the excitement overwhelm her senses.

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G.L. Ross is a proud, sixth generation, native Texan. As a true Southern Belle, G.L. has always dreamt of the “happily ever after,” the prince riding in on the white horse sweeping her off her feet. She hasn’t found “Prince Charming” – yet (always an optimist) – but finds him every time she writes about her characters’ “happily ever after” endings.

Her motto in life is to “always find the good” in every person and situation. Whether through laughter, prayer, music, or a glass of wine or vodka, G.L. finds the good in life and shares her sense of humor, love, faith, and adventure in her stories.

Experience family, faith, and love in The Strength of Love. Take a steamy flight with Lance & Lisa in Turbulent Passion, and continue their sexy journey in Burning DesireCrosswind, book three, in the Flyboy Trilogy will release in 2016. Plus, you must meet hunky rancher, Graham Gaskin, in A Rose Has Thorns…He’s smokin’ hot!

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What an honor to receive the 5 Star Seal from Readers’ Choice for “The Strength of Love.”

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

The Strength of Love by G.L. Ross is the story of keeping faith and finding second chances when you are least expecting them. Rachel Thompson is a 26-year-old middle school counselor. She has seen a parade of her friends fall in love, find the love of their lives, and get married. She is tired of being always the bridesmaid, never the bride. She wants what they have. She wants a man who will love her, cherish her, and become her companion. She finds love when she least expected it. All too soon she is going to be the bride. But on the eve of her wedding, her happiness is struck by a destructive nightmare that never ends. Her dreams shattered, she moves to a new city, hoping to find happiness and love. But can she get another chance when her dreams were broken so drastically? Can she keep faith?

Bring out the tissues, ladies, because you are going to need them. This novel is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. You will root for Rachel and hope that her dreams come true. The characters are so real and relatable. I really enjoyed the way Ross wrote this novel. It was the perfect plot line. The dialogues were good and not too revealing. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat, cheering Rachel on, and biting your nails to find out what her future holds. The descriptions were spot on and very inviting. I could almost picture everything in my head as I was reading it. I would definitely read it again and again. A very good cover, too.

04/23/16

5 Stars Couldn’t Put it Down

“This book is an incredible mix of faith, love, and hope. The characters seemed as though they were real and I was living my life right along side of them. I could not put it down and read it in one setting…leaving me with the feeling of true joy. I recommend this book to anyone who understands that life throws us all hardships at times but it’s in the trusting that it will all work out for the best that we find true happiness in our lives. ‘Thank you G.L.” Dawn E. Crowder

04/23/16

Trust in Your Faith, & in Love


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“Rachel has watched her friends get married, and watched some have children, and wondered when she would have her happy ever after. When her friend introduces her to Brooks, Rachel knows he’s The One. Everything could not be better for Rachel and Brooks, as they make plans to get married. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is heartbroken, and thinks her life is over. As she begins to heal, something unexpected happens that lifts her spirits and gives her a reason to live. Years later, Rachel is faced with a new challenge, that she knows will be difficult to get through. With the love of family, friends, and her guardian angel, she finds the strength to trust in God, that He knows what is best and will make it happen in His own way, in His own time. This was a very moving story, and I loved it.” Sharing My Book Boyfriends


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Synopsis:

Thankfully, some love stories are so strong they never die. “The Strength of Love” is a tale of love, loss, and second chances. This inspiring love story shares how several men influenced one woman’s life and showered her with love in different ways. Experience love, friendship, faith, suspense, tragedy, humor, and a super-natural element…always and forever.

Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride, Rachel Thompson is ready to give up on love, before rodeo cowboy Brooks Reynolds rides into the arena and lassos her heart. His smoldering looks and strong yet tender nature sweep her off her feet. Life is pinch-worthy and picture-book perfect, except on the eve of her wedding Rachel’s love story is ripped from the pages. After two months of grieving, she discovers her nightmare is never-ending. In order to escape her heartbreaking past, the middle-school counselor relocates to a new city for a fresh start and a second chance at happiness and perhaps even love. Through her faith and the support of her family and friends she discovers sought after answers during an unexpected journey. ***Be careful what you ask for you may actually receive it.

02/11/16

Review from Jersey Girl Book Review: Every once in a while a book comes along that takes the reader on an emotional journey, for me that book is The Strength of Love.


In The Strength of Love, author G.L. Ross weaves a poignant and inspirational tale of love, loss, and second chances. Set in Texas, the reader is easily drawn into the story of twenty-six year old middle school counselor Rachel Thompson. Rachel is always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. With all of her friends falling in love, getting married, and having babies, Rachel dreams of having her own happily ever after. When Rachel is given a chance at true love, her life becomes picture perfect, that is until the eve of her wedding when tragedy strikes, and her life is suddenly turned upside down. As Rachel struggles with her grief and trying to move forward, she embarks on an emotional journey to start her life anew, one filled with trials and tribulations that will test her strength and faith, and unexpectedly give her a second chance at love and happiness.

Oh my goodness, The Strength of Love is a compelling and beautifully written story that simply tugged at my heartstrings and stirred my soul. I was easily drawn into Rachel’s emotional journey as she learned to deal with the trials and tribulations in her life with faith, hope, strength, and the wonderful support of her family and friends. This is a realistic story that anyone can relate to, it will make you sit up and ponder what you would do if you were Rachel’s shoes. As the reader follows Rachel on her journey, they will experience the full gamut of emotions, you can’t help but cheer her on as she grieves, heals, and receives a second chance at love and happiness.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how lovely the book cover is, and how symbolic the rose petals and piece of wood perfectly describes Rachel’s mixture of delicacy and strength.

The Strength of Love is an amazing and timeless story of love that will resonate with you for a very long time.


RATING: 5 STARS

02/05/16


Thanks CLM for the 5 Star Amazon Review: “I loved this book! You really don’t want to put it down. You will experience every emotion, as it deals with so much more than just romantic love. Faith, family, hope and strength are ever present throughout this compelling story. I highly recommend it!”

01/23/16

5 stars

What a spectacular roller coaster ride!! From word one this bright and beautiful novel pulled me in and grabbed my heart. Rachel and Brooks’ love story is for the ages. But it is just the beginning. I laughed and cried and gasped at the twists and turns. The author builds a timeless story of love and loss and grief and healing all with the healing power of God’s love. Of course, friends and family have their own parts to play. It is well done and not sappy. The characters are developed with care and each character is fully developed. Each new character is developed with the same care. I have not shed so many tears while reading a book for a while. But tears are cathartic and this book provides a lot of catharsis. The writing is excellent and I will hold these characters in my heart and remember them forever…and always. Please take a chance and read The Strength of Love. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

01/15/16

5 Stars!!!!

“I really enjoyed reading this story and have to say that this is an ugly cry book! Oh the tears that I had but you feel every emotion. There are so many raw emotions that will run in this book and you will feel them as if it was real, this book just feels so real as if it was someone’s life. This book will touch your heart and stay there. It’s such a          heartfelt book and I believe the author did an amazing job writing this story.

Rachel finally found love when she didn’t think she ever would find someone. She meets Brooks and it was instant love, someone she could spend the rest of her life with. Everything she dreamed and prayed for was coming true until one night it was all taken away from her. Brooks was taken away and she was left with nothing except a gift that she would take care of for the rest of her life. Rachel moves forward with her life and then more tragedy comes at her and she doesn’t understand why. Rachel has the support from her family & friends and they won’t let her down nor have her give up. With having the support, Rachel is able to continue praying and be hopeful that things will turn out for the better.

So what do you do when you think everything you have worked for, prayed for and hold onto has a chance to be taken away? For Rachel, she prays and goes back to the one person she always had a connection too and hopes that he will be able to help her. She still feels Brooks and now she needs his help more than ever. This book had me thinking of “She Talks To Angels” song while reading through and it goes with the book too.

Rachel never expects to ever have someone replace Brooks. She thought that she would be lonely for the rest of her life until she meets Marcus. Marcus is so different from Brooks but in a good way and when she has him by her side as well, she knows that she must not give up hope.

This book is so dang amazing. I don’t think 5 stars does it justice as it needs more than that. If you don’t mind feeling raw emotions and having tissues, you won’t regret reading this story. This is on my favorites list for this year.”

Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha

01/13/16

I am blown away by this 5 Star review posted on Amazon from a young lady about to be 18 years old. I am thrilled to know my writing is touching and impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

The Strength Of Love is one book that isn’t simply defined by the words written about it. While reading this story, I found myself feeling things I didn’t know possible. This story is one of faith, above all else. Even when faced with the toughest situations that life has to offer, this book prevails. As a young woman about to enter the world on my own, this book shows me the true value of strength. Life isn’t all roses and happy times; we are reminded that tough times are inevitable. But it is how we face those tough times that define us, and this book proved that in spades. As a fellow writer, I couldn’t help but appreciate the intricate writing style that Ms. Ross exhibited. She not only helped me visualize each scene, she took me on a detailed adventure throughout the entire book. This book has my highest praises, as well as Ms. Ross. If you’re looking for a good cry, this book is for you, and I promise, you will feel every single sentence as though it’s your own story to be unfolded. My life was forever changed by this book.”

Thank you, Stephanie!

Book 1 of the Flyboy Trilogy

Available on Amazon.com in Kindle eBooks.


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The journey continues in Burning Desire available September 2014.

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02/11/16

Review from Jersey Girl Book Review: Every once in a while a book comes along that takes the reader on an emotional journey, for me that book is The Strength of Love.


RATING: 5 STARS

02/05/16


Thanks CLM for the 5 Star Amazon Review: “I loved this book! You really don’t want to put it down. You will experience every emotion, as it deals with so much more than just romantic love. Faith, family, hope and strength are ever present throughout this compelling story. I highly recommend it!”

01/15/16

5 Stars!!!!

“I really enjoyed reading this story and have to say that this is an ugly cry book! Oh the tears that I had but you feel every emotion. There are so many raw emotions that will run in this book and you will feel them as if it was real, this book just feels so real as if it was someone’s life. This book will touch your heart and stay there. It’s such a heartfelt book and I believe the author did an amazing job writing this story.

Rachel finally found love when she didn’t think she ever would find someone. She meets Brooks and it was instant love, someone she could spend the rest of her life with. Everything she dreamed and prayed for was coming true until one night it was all taken away from her. Brooks was taken away and she was left with nothing except a gift that she would take care of for the rest of her life. Rachel moves forward with her life and then more tragedy comes at her and she doesn’t understand why. Rachel has the support from her family & friends and they won’t let her down nor have her give up. With having the support, Rachel is able to continue praying and be hopeful that things will turn out for the better.

So what do you do when you think everything you have worked for, prayed for and hold onto has a chance to be taken away? For Rachel, she prays and goes back to the one person she always had a connection too and hopes that he will be able to help her. She still feels Brooks and now she needs his help more than ever. This book had me thinking of “She Talks To Angels” song while reading through and it goes with the book too.

Rachel never expects to ever have someone replace Brooks. She thought that she would be lonely for the rest of her life until she meets Marcus. Marcus is so different from Brooks but in a good way and when she has him by her side as well, she knows that she must not give up hope.

This book is so dang amazing. I don’t think 5 stars does it justice as it needs more than that. If you don’t mind feeling raw emotions and having tissues, you won’t regret reading this story. This is on my favorites list for this year.”

Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha

01/13/16

I am blown away by this 5 Star review posted on Amazon from a young lady about to be 18 years old. I am thrilled to know my writing is touching and impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

The Strength Of Love is one book that isn’t simply defined by the words written about it. While reading this story, I found myself feeling things I didn’t know possible. This story is one of faith, above all else. Even when faced with the toughest situations that life has to offer, this book prevails. As a young woman about to enter the world on my own, this book shows me the true value of strength. Life isn’t all roses and happy times; we are reminded that tough times are inevitable. But it is how we face those tough times that define us, and this book proved that in spades. As a fellow writer, I couldn’t help but appreciate the intricate writing style that Ms. Ross exhibited. She not only helped me visualize each scene, she took me on a detailed adventure throughout the entire book. This book has my highest praises, as well as Ms. Ross. If you’re looking for a good cry, this book is for you, and I promise, you will feel every single sentence as though it’s your own story to be unfolded. My life was forever changed by this book.”

Thank you, Stephanie!

12/20/15

Amazeballs Book Addicts name G.L. Ross to their favorite author list http://amazeballsbookaddicts.blogspot.com/

12/15/15

A 5 star review posted on Amazon for “The Strength of Love.”

“First I got this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by this author I chose it because I liked the book description. This is not a fairy tale romance. This to me was a fiction story of things that happen in real life and real relationships. You have to fight for the love of your kids and relationships and that is what this story is about. You will laugh, cry and feel many more emotions while reading. The biggest one you feel is hope. Thank you for letting me read about Rachel and Brooks. True inspirational read.” Meredith

05/02/15

Turbulent Passion, of The Flyboy Trilogy, was named to Steamy RomanceBooks Top BDSM Erotica EBooks Guide as an Editor’s pick

Burning Desire, Book 2 in the trilogy, made RomCon’s 8+ list
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04/17/15

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04/06/15

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01/03/15

“Love Love Loved Burning Desire. I will post a review. Please let me know when I can get the final book. Reading A Rose Has Thorns now. You have a reader for life!” G. Snider Thomas

12/02/14

“This is the second book in the series, and although I didn’t read the first book the author did an excellent work in helping you to get a clear picture of what happened before. The book continues with Lisa and Lance – two people who met on the airport and had an enticing love affair in book 1. Their passionate connection was the driving force in their life and it made this book a winner. Once again they had to rediscover one another. And what a discovery it was, filled with emotions to make this story very believable. The fact that it ended in a cliffhanger had me in frustrated want for more.

Lance’s character was strong: at times he was adorable, his libido definitely ruling him when it came to Lisa. He was tested in more ways than one to get his goddess back, and never consider of running away. He kept at it even if it gave him blue balls. smile.

The new Lisa had some drama she had to work through, her emotional state the focus of this book – I don’t want to give away to much, since that would be a spoiler, and we don’t want that. 😉

But I had to agree with Lance: Lisa had much more spunk, she was wild and adventurous, strong and capable to do the things she had to do. A fighter, that never backed down from anything.

Really a great book, with enough drama, suspense, action and wild reckless, passion filled sex into the mix. A book I thoroughly enjoyed.” Lynelle

09/16/14

SelfPubShowcase: Burning Desire is out today, so we caught up with G.L. Ross. Check out the interview here http://t.co/2g7A3qMTmV 

08/21/14

Novella Release: A Rose Has Thorns available on Amazon

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07/08/14

Thanks for the “Turbulent Passion” review Jennifer:
“I just finished book 1 and am DYING for book 2!!! What a great story!!!!!”

07/01/14

Cover Reveal for Burning Desire Book 2 in the Flyboy Trilogy

06/19/14

“5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!!!!!!!
I am crying and scared I have to know what happens!!!!!!! The next book can’t come out soon enough!! Excited!!” Lauren

06/15/14

Thank you Billie S. for the wonderful review:
“Wow, almost done reading 6 Stars for you. Can’t wait for the next book.”

06/11/14

“Turbulent Passion” Amazon Best Sellers Rank:

#65 in Kindle sales for Erotica / Suspense

#87 in Kindle sales for Erotica/ BDSM

06/06/14

Burning Desire cover reveal on July 1, 2014.



Graham Gaskin and March Ranch have met their match when a feisty Texas red-head, with an Irish temper, named Leslie Taylor, crosses their path. The interior decorator has relocated to Birmingham, Alabama and it doesn’t take long for her to become intrigued with the Wrangler wearing rancher. Graham is captivated by the new “Yellow Rose of Texas” re-decorating his offices, but the wealthy race-horse owner soon learns even the most delicate roses have thorns. read more


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Chapter One

LANCE

Fear and shock devastate my system as I helplessly watch the unsteady plane, carrying my reason for living, slam on to the landing strip, erupting in a ball of blazing fire. My heart slams against my aching chest. I scream at the top of my lungs, “L…I…S…A…!”

 Dropping to my knees, I watch the International Air plane break apart and disintegrate. Through a hazy, smoke-filled fog I catatonically watch the fire trucks and ambulances lurch into service. Tears tumble down my cheeks. Shock numbs my system, but unfortunately not my breaking heart. I finally opened my heart to someone God and I’ll be damned if you are going to take her from me now. “Lisa,” I mumble. “God, please save Lisa.”

A burst of wind whips across the tarmac parting the expanding black, gray, and white smoke. Through the opening I discover one area where the plane split apart and people are visible. I jump to my feet as hope lurches through my senses. People! I see living, breathing people! People are stumbling out of the ripped-apart metal shell. An adrenaline surge pushes me toward the blazing mass of steel hollering, “Lisa! Baby, I’m here. Lisa, come to me. Please, Lisa, please come to me.”

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