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This book was such a welcome surprise. I haven't read from this author before so I didn't know what to expect and I was completely taken aback by the intensity and emotion brought forth by Melanie Harlow.
The premise of a broken man and a woman looking for more out of her life. I loved Margot. Her ethics and morals and penchant for hard work made her a woman to look up to. Jack was so broody and destroyed. The only woman who could break through that would be Margot. I loved everything about this story.
Rob Howard was PERFECT. His voice and pacing and tone was exactly what I would expect Jack to sound like. Renee Givens has a strong and sure voice that was just what Margot should be. They kept me engrossed in the story from beginning to end.
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I'm sure Melanie Harlow is very proud of this book.. and so she should be because this epic relationship based emotional story claimed me right from the start. From Margot throwing scones at her worthless ex during her Mother's posh dinner party, through the first awkward meeting between her and Jack, on to the push/pull rollercoaster relationship that tentatively smouldered then burned brightly.. and finally on to that sweet sighworthy ending. Every single paragraph, every single sentiment, every single nuance, every single sex scene, every single crack in Jack's walls and every heartwarming romantic declaration was perfectly described. And the dual POV storyline, which was very well narrated, made this an awesome listen.
Privileged rich city girl Margot is a feisty, savvy PR agent who has been hired to promote an Organic Farm owned by three brothers - and two of them are happy she's spending a few weeks getting to know them, the produce they grow and life on a working Farm. However, the third brother - brooding Jack Valentini, is not happy.. he doesn't want change, doesn't want to show a privileged barbie doll stranger around.. and definitely doesn't want to feel the undeniably sexual attraction to a woman for the first time in three years.
Jack had lost his wife and he couldn't (or wouldn't) move on so surrounded himself with the memories of her by keeping things as if she were still there.. but behind the scenes there's a story why Jack has imprisoned himself - and his story was heartbreaking. But slowly, with her tenacious, friendly, happy, confident attitude, her willingness to get her hands dirty and her insatiable desires (both sexually and professionally), Margot won over the moody, bad tempered, broken farmer to reveal a soul who needed forgiveness to heal, who needed redemption to move on and who needed saving from himself.
This is no ordinary story.. yes, it's got humor, heart and heat by the spade full - but woven in amongst its pages there's also a heartbreaking story of loss, coming to terms with it, forgiving yourself and giving yourself permission to move on. You could feel the seismic chemistry between Jack and Margot, the tension between these two built and built and when their mutual attraction couldn't be denied any more the sexcapades were hot. Good secondary characters of family and friends. This has all the feels and I felt every one.
Worth a credit? YES.. it owned me.. body and soul.
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