• A Venture of the Heart

  • Silver Bay, 1
  • By: Amelia Judd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-22-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mitchell Davis Press, LLC
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Love is a risky venture in Amelia Judd's award-winning romance
"Hello, Pax. It's good to see you again."
And with those frigid words, karma kicked his ass and blew his dreams into a million tiny fragments.
Paxton Bennett walked away from a privileged upbringing to devote his life to La Vida de Ensueño, the socially responsible luxury resort he manages in Costa Rica. No way will Pax let a hotel chain swallow up La Vida and turn it into another lifeless clone. All he needs is a loan so he can match a buy-out offer. Unfortunately, every damn bank keeps saying no. He has one last hope - an on-site visit from a loan officer that he's sure he can impress....
Banker Sage Somerset doesn't want to see Pax Bennett across a busy coffee shop, let alone spend a week at a tropical resort with him. After their cringe-worthy last encounter, just hearing his name makes her blush or curse. Plus, there are snakes in Costa Rica. A lot of snakes! Determined to remain professional on her unwelcome assignment, Sage hopes she can survive a week in Pax's world....
But a quirky staff, meddlesome family, and the night-time visit of a tiny green gecko soon threaten to turn business into pleasure. Will Pax and Sage fight their troublesome chemistry? Or will they take a chance on the biggest venture of all - each other?
©2017 Amelia Judd (P)2017 Amelia Judd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Catrina P on 03-20-18

A Venture of the Heart

Pax could lose everything he’s worked for. He’s created the perfect resort, but he needs to convince a bank to loan him the funds he needs to match a buy-out offer. In walks Sage Somerset...

Sage has an uncomfortable history with Pax. She would rather not see him again, but her boss has sent her to the resort to determine if loaning him the money would be a sound business decision.

This is such a sweet story. Second chances, stepping outside your comfort zones, following your heart... I would love to see more stories from Silver Bay!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By LeMiliere on 03-20-18

Sweet Second Chance Story

Pax and Sage were always attracted to each other, but nothing ever came of it because Pax was too noble to ask her to give up the life he believed she wanted for his dreams.

Pax could have stayed home, had everything handed to him and run his father's business but that wasn't what he wanted. He wanted to make his life count for something, he wanted his independence and he wanted to build a life for himself at La Vida de Ensueño a socially responsible luxury resort he manages in Costa Rica.

His father could not understand him, there relationship is strained and although he loves his family he stops returning home on visits because spending time with Sage is just too hard. Sage wants security and being rejected by Pax has made her even more resolved to take no chances and always take the safe option.

Years go by and Pax is given the chance to buy La Vida but unfortunately all the avenues he tries to borrow money from say no. In desperation he applies to the bank his family use and they not wanting to upset his family send out a loan officer to assess La Vida's viability. The loan officer they send is Sage!

Once these two meet again the tension between them is high and Sage in an effort to "hide" from Pax invites his sister, her best friend to join her at the resort. Then she goes even further with her attempts to disrupt Pax's peace of mind. In all the years Pax has been at LeVida his family have never been invited to visit.

I can't really say anymore without giving "spoilers" which I never do so I will just say that this is a sweet and sexy second chance story set in a beautiful location, peopled by lovely characters and I found listening to this book to be very entertaining and have no reservations at all in recommending it to anyone who is a fan of this genre.

I was gifted a copy of this audio book and am voluntarily writing my review.

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