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Release Launch: The Beauty of Us: Kristen Proby



The Beauty of Us (Fusion #4)
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Release Date August 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

Riley Gibson has decided to give up on men after a series of dates with undesirables. She is beautiful, funny, smart, and has a good career as marketing and publicity for their restaurant Seduction. She has seen several of her friends find "the one" and she is not really interested in one-night-stands or flings. But it does not seem like her Mr. Right is going to be found online.

Trevor Cooper can't help but laugh at Riley as he overhears her talking about her bad dates. He is a producer for Best Bites TV and he will be working at the restaurant on a show featuring Riley and her friends. He is charming, cute, intelligent, and a kind of a hot geek with his sexy glasses and love of video games. He can be bossy, but is also patient, attentive, and caring. And he thinks someone should show Riley how a man should treat a woman on a date.

But their easygoing rapport takes a turn towards more flirty, definite like, simmering lust, and an attachment they did not see coming. But they are currently working together, and he lives in California while she is in Oregon. So these two find themselves wanting something real, but with built in barriers and a time limit. And then there are some other external issues causing drama and concern. Some of the drama seemed a little over the top to me and I questioned a couple plot points. But it was still a fun, sweet,  romantic story of finding love when you least expect it.

I really liked Trevor. He was a good guy who was swoonworthy and a bit nerdy at the same time. And Riley was sharp and sassy. They were really adorable together, but they were both over-thinkers and stubborn. They had reasons to question trust and some communication issues. But trust, attention, and real love would be needed for them to be able to survive the distance and issues. 

This brings back the girls of Seduction and their mates. I like getting more with this dynamic group and they add more humor and depth. It was told in dual points of view and I loved getting to see how they were really feeling. We got more of a tease for Mia's story and I have been looking forward to her book since the beginning of this series. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Riley Gibson has worked her tail off to market the restaurant she founded with her best friends. Now that she has landed a spot on a major TV show for the restaurant, they are getting the attention she has worked so hard to build. She doesn’t expect to have sparks fly with the show’s producer, Trevor Cooper, but that’s exactly what happens as they work closely together.

Their first meeting had me grinning from ear to ear with glee, and that grin continued as we learn more about Trevor and his own quirks. While he and Riley don’t share a lot of their favorite pastimes, they are both confident enough to share and hope the other accepts what they find.

These two have an immediate chemistry, despite Riley’s miserable recent attempts at dating, and Trevor’s determination to show her what a good date should feel like made me fall in love with him even faster than I would have. He kept my adoration as he worked to showcase Seduction as the classy establishment the women had envisioned and continued to work for it’s success.

The Fusion series always has me feeling like I’m hanging out right along side this tight knit group of women. It is always fun to return to their world, get a quick update on each woman’s life and focus on what’s new at Seduction. As more me join their ranks the antics between the women only ramp up as they know their men are watching and enjoying the show.

This book was a fun, light addition to the Fusion series. It has everything I have come to expect in a Kristen Proby tale: a flirty, feisty heroine, a determined, protective hero, strong friendships, fun twists, and enough drama to keep things moving without being over the top.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
“There seems to be an explosion in the jackass population,” I reply, and sigh, passing my glass to Kat for a refill.
“Where are you meeting them?” he asks, and I bite my lip.
“I don’t want to tell you.”
“Online,” he says with a nod.
“I didn’t say that!”
“Didn’t have to. If you met him at the gym or the grocery store, or somewhere else in person, you wouldn’t be embarrassed.”
“I’m not embarrassed.”
“Yes, you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t mind telling me.”
“Fine.” I sigh and rub my forehead with my fingers. “I met them online.”
“Stop that,” he says.
“I don’t know where else I’d meet people,” I reply. “I’m at work at least fifty hours a week. I don’t do school or clubs or church, and I rarely go to the grocery store because I always eat here.”
“I could stop feeding you,” Mia interjects and I toss her a glare.
“I’m just saying, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
“I don’t understand any of the words you just said.” I squint at him, trying to process.
“Switch it up,” he says with a grin. “Try to meet people somewhere else. I mean, you didn’t meet me online, and I’m not an asshole.”
“Sure, you’re cute, and you look like you have your shit together, but I suspect that once I got to know you I’d learn that you have mommy issues and fourteen dogs.”
“You might,” he says with a thoughtful nod. “I do hide those things well. All I’m saying is, stop using the dating sites and try meeting people in real life.”
“Yeah. Easy for you to say.” I pout into my wineglass. “Do I need to send you some money for this counseling session?”
“Nah, the first one’s on me,” he says, tossing that crazy-hot smile at me again. “Just don’t combine Star Wars and Star Trek anymore and that’s payment enough for me.”
He pulls a few bills out of his wallet and tosses them on the bar, then stands to leave.
“Have a good night, and good luck,” he says.
“Thanks.” Just as he’s almost out of view, I call out. “Wait! I didn’t ask your name.”
“Trevor,” he says, and my stomach immediately does at least four cartwheels. “Trevor Cooper.”
“You’re early,” is all I can think to say. My cheeks burning, my fingertips immediately tremble. “You’re not supposed to be here for two more days.”
“I like to come early. Get the lay of the land, that sort of thing.” He smiles and waves. “See you in a couple of days.”
He walks away, and as soon as I hear the front door close, I turn to my friends and just stare at them in utter horror.
“Tell me that didn’t just happen.”
Listen To Me (Fusion #1)
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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart.

Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than live music. But when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy...exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.

Jake Keller walked away from the limelight five years ago and yearns to return to what’s always driven him: the music. If he gets to work for a smart-mouthed, funny-as-hell bombshell, all the better. But talking Addie into giving him the job is far easier than persuading her that he wants more than a romp in her bed. Just when she begins to drop her walls, Jake’s past finally catches up with him.

Will Addie be torn apart once again or will Jake be able to convince her to drown out her doubts and listen to her heart.


Close To You (Fusion #2)
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series that began with Listen to Me

Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five years old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks. 

After spending the last 12 years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.
Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?



BLUSH FOR ME - CoverBlush for Me (Fusion #3)
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New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget. Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?


No Reservations (Fusion #4.5 and 1001 Nights Novella)
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New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed. 

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…
Kristen Proby
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Release Review: After the Game: Abbi Glines

After the Game (The Field Party #3)
Abbi Glines
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Release Date August 22, 2017

The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s.

Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most.

When town golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter, Bryony, stranded on the side of the road in a storm, he pulls over and gives them a ride. Not because he cares about Riley, of course, but because of the kid.

But after the simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?

Brady Higgens is the Lawton, Alabama golden boy and quarterback. He is usually seen as the good, dependable guy who is destined to go places. Although he has not really had good luck in the romance department with getting stuck with clingers or girls that choose the other guy, he is ready to find a real relationship like his friends West and Gunner have. But he is blindsided by the girl that unexpectedly returns to his life.

Riley Young was basically run out of town with her family two years ago when she claimed the oldest son of the most affluent family in town assaulted her and got her pregnant. All of her friends, including Brady turned on her as they believed she was lying. But there is no doubt now that she is back that she has a daughter the right age. And due to some recent happenings with the man in question, Brady is starting to look at the situation in a new light. And the good guy in him feels guilty for his part in treating her badly.

Riley is guarded, untrusting, isolated, and in self preservation mode. She tries to put on shields to protect herself from the rejection and contempt that she is sure she will have to face now that she has returned to take care of her grandmother. She is strong, a survivor, caring, and determined to be the best mother she can be. Her daughter , Bryony is just darling and made me smile every scene she was in.

Even though he knows his friends will not like it, Brady decides he is going to lead the way towards accepting her, becoming her friend, and help change the opinion of those that turned on her. Their tentative friendship continues to build and become more important than they expected. And Brady had no idea that he was going to need just as much support from her as he could give her. But their futures are ahead of them as the high school years are coming to an end and it looks like they may still be on two separate paths.

This is an enemies-to-friends-to-young love story about two people that never saw each other coming but soon developed a strong bond. It is about trust, change, growth, and acceptance. It shows the importance of finding your person that will be there through good and bad times and give you strength. And also about coming to terms with the past so that you can face your future.

All of the characters from the previous books are back and  I enjoyed more with West and Maggie, Gunner and Willa, Asa, Nash, and Ryker. All of these characters have gone through so much and have relied on each other for support. There are still some eligible men in this town if she wants to continue this series  I think there could have been more brought up about consequences for her attack. Overall, this one was not as angsty as the first two books and the biggest drama did not even involve that situation. Since there was kind of an abrupt ending and no epilogue in this one, I hope she does return to Lawton..

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Until Friday Night (The Field Party #2)
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To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…


Under the Lights  (The Field Party #2)
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In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.

Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.

High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.

Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.

As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.
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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party, and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.
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Release Blitz and Reviews: Drunk Dial: Penelope Ward

Drunk Dial
Penelope Ward
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Release Date August 21, 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. 

I didn’t think he’d call me back. 

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. 

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets. 

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE. 
This book just sucked me right in. The premise is unique, and there is a gradual build towards finding out what these characters were hiding.

Rana Saloomi is a lonely, unhappy woman who just feels stuck in a rut. She has a lot of regrets, issues, and fears. She is quirky, insecure,  and self deprecating, but has a sense of humor. And during a night of drinking she drunk dials a man who was her friend when they were thirteen years old...and unleashes an angry tirade on him.

Landon Roderick now lives in California, and is shocked to hear from the girl that literally disappeared from his life thirteen years ago. But now he does not want to break the contact. He has his own issues and Rana has always managed to make him laugh.

They get caught up in a virtual long distance relationship where they become more attached, develop crushes, sexual tension, and even get jealous. And even though Landon is not afraid to show off his current pic as he is a hot, tatted, handsome guy, Rana is hesitant to be more forthcoming with him.

Both are lonely and have issues, but they find a connection and make each other laugh. They have a desperate need to uncover each other's secrets and truths, but are also afraid of full disclosure and possible loss. They have obstacles such as distance, possible consequences of their secrets, and worry about acceptance.

I loved that he was just as obsessed with her as she was with him. She sees him as out of her league due to her own self worth issues, but he thinks the same of her. He really pushes her out of her comfort zone.  They also have chemistry and an easy going rapport. She makes him laugh and feel whole. He makes her feel beautiful and protected. But as they build trust, how will it be affected once they have full disclosure of their demons?

This is a sweet and heartfelt childhood friends-to lovers and long-distance love story about two people that have made mistakes. They both have a need for acceptance, love, and self forgiveness, in order to have self respect and move on. But it is not easy.  Their secrets are gradually revealed throughout so we learn them the same time the other does.

Their path was not a straight line. They veered off course and had some speed bumps, but eventually they found the right path for where they needed to be.

The characters were well developed with complex backstories that caused challenges, fear, and emotional turmoil. It was told in Rana's point of view except the epilogue. It started out as more of a funny, fast-paced, rom com with an interesting premise, but it turned into a story with more layers , surprises, and an emotional punch.

They are not perfect. Their lives have not always been pretty. They are real. They make mistakes, but they learn from them. They learn to laugh, live, and love through the challenges in order to enjoy the good stuff.

Although there were times towards the middle I got a little impatient wit the characters, their secrets, communication, and reactions, it eventually all came together and made sense. I really liked them together as adults with great chemistry and a strong connection and also enjoyed the little glimpses into their young teen past. Landon was such a sweet and swoony hero and I totally adored him. Rana was just awkward enough to feel real. This story was more than I was expecting and surprised me at times. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
It seemed a good idea at the time: look up the neighbor boy from her childhood and call him. That one phone call turned into more calls and hours on the phone as the two childhood friends who had never forgotten the other reconnected. More impulsive decisions ensue as they begin to open up over the phone, but i the moment Rana makes yet another impulsive decision that once again moves their present day relationship forward, they are each holding onto secrets that could put a stop to all the feelings building between them.

This book pulled me in with the banter and chemistry between Rana and Landon, and the premise that had me grinning from the very beginning. I was entirely entertained during the whole book, and loved every minute of this story. I want to call this a light read, but it dealt with a series of heavier issues and secrets between them that could threaten everything they have built. Even as the secrets were hinted and revealed, I was cheering, hoping they could find a way around the challenges that mounted between them.

I loved seeing the bits of their childhood, both through the letters Rana had kept and through the memories they shared with each other. Their friendship and the effect it would have on them so many years later is a sweet addition to this story.

There was more to this than I was expecting, from a pair of leads with deep loneliness and an even deeper connection, a quirky female lead and a courageous male lead, to regrets and issues that ran below the surface. What I was expecting to enjoy easily, quickly turned to a book that struck me and stuck with me. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.
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Blog Tour: The Lucky Heart: Devney Perry



The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley #3)
Devney Perry
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Release Date August 15, 2017


Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.    

 Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.    

 Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.


Felicity Cleary has come home to Prescott, Montana after living in Seattle for sixteen years. She's only been home a handful of times in the past two years and had avoided it all the years before that. But when she does come home she seems to always have a hot hook-up with Silas Grant.

These two have history and some of it is not pleasant. There were betrayals, misunderstandings, and broken hearts that sent them both running in opposite directions and their story is all wrapped up in loss, guilt, regret, pain, and even some anger.

But Felicity is home for good to make amends and reconnect with those she left. She is trying to shed her snarky attitude and protective shields. She wants to get to know Silas again. And he knows that this might finally be his chance to have the girl he has always wanted but never truly belonged to him. 

Felicity is feisty, stubborn, and sarcastic, but is also vulnerable and insecure. She carries so much guilt and regret. Silas is charismatic, steady, protective, caring, and patient. But he also internalizes things and has a reactive temper. He was always there for her during hard times until she left and took his heart with her.

Silas spent ten years in the military but has been home working on his family's ranch. Now that Felicity is back he is determined to make her his. He will go as slow as he needs to in order to deal with their issues and win her heart. 

This is a SLOW burn story taking them from hurt feelings to hook-ups to friends to more. I did like that it was not one of those insta-love books where she blows back in town and a week later they are engaged. This was really over sixteen years in the making,  and months in the present course of the story we were privy too, not counting the epilogue. So the timeline was realistic, but the sexual tension was quite obvious. They had some misconceptions and fears that slowed them down. And they already knew they had sexual chemistry so this was a building of a more emotional attachment.

I enjoyed getting both of their points of view especially since they were afraid to voice their true feelings for awhile. They both had some internal struggles and fears, and did not always see things clearly. And there were external issues as well. Both were stubborn and fearful, and waiting for the other to take the leap first because they needed to know that it was real. And I could not wait for them to finally get it all out in the open. 

It brings back Felicity's brother Jess and Gigi (The Coppersmith Farmhouse), Nick and Emmeline (The Clover Chapel), Maisy, Beau, Michael, Milo, and the various kids. It also introduces some new characters Paxon, Sabrina, and Khloe that I think we will be seeing more of as well. I love how she has created this realistic feeling town and community, and she really delves into all of the characters and gives them interesting back stories and issues. There were layers of misconceptions in their past and understanding and healing that needed to occur. There were also multiple stories occurring in this book with a lot going on. And like in the other in the series, there is some danger, drama, and suspense going on as well, some of which is going to bleed into the next book, The Outpost. I can't wait to see how that story continues.

This series is addictive, and I think Silas and Felicity are my fave couple. This was an engaging, complex, emotional, swoony second-chance love story. I am surprised Felicity won me over so easily because I was sure I was not going to like her after reading the last book. She had a tendency to avoid and run, but at least she was trying to make up for her mistakes and drop her walls. Silas was such a totally swoonworthy hero with a big, loving, patient heart, but was also all man with his own faults. But I loved them together and enjoyed their long journey towards love, hope, forgiveness, healing, and happiness. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
 Felicity left town right after high school, leaving everything she had ever known behind. Caught in drama with her ex-boyfriend and his best friend, it is just easier to walk away from small town life than face the gossip and judgement. She avoided returning home as often as she could, but her ex-boyfriend’s funeral prompts her to move back and set down her roots once again.

Silas left town shortly after Felicity, for 10 years in the military. Now that he is back, the conflict with his father over how to run the family ranch has him questioning if his dreams are worth the fight. Now that Felicity is back, he knows this is his chance to try again with her, with the only girl he ever really wanted, his best friend’s ex-girlfriend.

The history between these two was alluded to but a relative mystery prior to this book. Series readers have only heard about how Felicity was in high school -- vocal, brash, a mean-girl. Her absence from town has become something of a legend, and her return has fueled the rumor mill as well. She feels like she has something to prove to the town, that she is back for good and is determined to show everyone that she loves her hometown and isn’t the same girl who left.

Silas is such a perfect hero, with a less that perfect situation. The stressors of running the family ranch are things he has prepared for and dreamed of, but he never dreamed he’d be fighting with his father on top of trying to keep things afloat. But his second chance with Felicity isn’t something he is going to let go either, and he finds himself working even harder to convince her to give him a chance.

The thread of forgiveness that runs through so many of the various storylines connects more characters than just the mains. I loved the addition of Wes’s family to the story, and the role they play in Felicity’s own personal forgiveness.

This book pulled me in just as quickly as the rest of the series has, and the seeds planted for the next book have me itching to get my hands on The Outpost. The basis for The Outpost is developed in the back of Silas and Felicity’s story, and the characters and situation sounds so intriguing!

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This series is a collection of five standalone novels following a group of characters living in the small, fictional town of Prescott, Montana.


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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. 

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