Friday, March 31, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mirrored Reflections by J F Ridgley


Book Details:

Book Title:  Mirrored Reflections by J.F. Ridgley
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+) ,  418 pages
GenreChristian Romance
PublisherR Pride Publishing
Release date:   December 2022
Content RatingPG-13 +M.  This is a Christian Romance, no sex. two hot kisses. Lots of trauma but a happy ending. There is a language warning: Chad's debridement is painful, being a burn survivor is painful and the story is about also about sexual trafficking.
Book Description:


Opposites attract and Chad and Sierra are that.

Chad is destroyed on the outside by a suicide bomber while Sierra is broken on the inside by human trafficking. They are each other’s reflection of who they are - beautiful but ravaged by life.

Chad Michaels, an Afghan vet, comes home to a suicide bomber who destroys not only his family but the man he was. Now, he must deal with life as a burn victim -- as a monster. But Sierra sees what a beautiful man Chad truly is.

Not all wounds are flesh. Many are inside one’s soul where Sierra Smith’s scars run deep. Yet, Chad sees the innocence that Sierra fails to see. Kidnapped at the early age of six, Sierra was raised to become a high-end prostitute who now dreams of becoming a nurse...someone who helps heal people not service them. But her past relentlessly haunts her.

​Sierra and Chad are determined to help each other heal from their traumas – whatever it takes. And, somehow, with God’s help, they will survive to see a brighter day.

Meet the Author:

JF Ridgley is the author of eight novels and short stories set in ancient Rome and three contemporary romance novels. She loves researching history and writing fiction based on real stories of real people. She also loves to write contemporary romance because the ancient Roman saying of ‘Live. Love. Laugh.’ is just as true today.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook pinterest instagram goodreads


My Review: 

I found Mirrored Reflection to be a great read. It was also a fabulous introduction to the new author to me, J F Ridgley. After reading this one, it will not be the last. The writing style is a little different than what I am used to, but within the first few chapters, I was hooked. It is one of those books that toys with my emotions, forcing me to keep a box of tissues beside me while I read. It is not one that I would want to read in public spaces. I liked that there was a faith element within the pages. It is not on the too preachy side, though, keeping some readers from feeling uncomfortable with those kinds of elements. I enjoyed getting to know the characters of Chad and Sierra. I liked watching them grow and seeing how they were trying to heal from the trauma they endured. I thought the author did a good job with how one would feel with events given to them.

Mirrored Reflections will be getting four and a half stars from me. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading from the clean romantic fiction genre. I am interested in reading other books from J F Ridgley in the near future. This one is definitely worth reading and not to be missed. 

I received a paperback copy of Mirrored Reflections from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


  1. Thank you for sharing your review of Mirrored Reflections, this sounds like an emotionally difficult but worthwhile read and I am looking forward to it

  2. I absolutely love this cover! & it sounds like a book I’d love to read! Thanks for sharing!