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Publisher's Summary

Meet Abby, computer killer and prickly proprietress of the Cove Bookshop in Camden Cove, Virginia. She's a woman with many secrets. A mother and sister she fiercely protects. And a secluded, quiet life that has become boring.
Enter Nick Maxwell, a man determined to bring Abby to her knees and into his arms. But Nick has more than a few secrets of his own. And he might have waited too long to tell the truth.
Romance never has an expiration date! A romantic classic!
©1982, 2012 Elaine Raco Chase (P)2012 Elaine Raco Chase
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5 out of 5 stars
By WiLoveBooks on 10-25-12

Sweet, classic romance with heat

This is a contemporary classic, meaning it was originally written in the '80's. Much of the story revolves around a credit card company (run by Nick) and Abby's hatred of them. It was fun to get that little peek into the past. I mean, a computer than runs on punch cards? A novelist who uses a typewriter? My children will never know a world without home computers and credit cards, so I enjoyed that aspect of the story.

I liked the characters Nick and Abby. They were so cute and connected right away, but you know that when someone is keeping secrets, it is going to come back and bite them. So I was holding my breath, waiting for that to happen. I just loved the story. There was plenty of heat, without being graphic. Lots of build-up.

I received an audio copy for review. It was enjoyable to listen to. The narrator, Janina, did an excellent job. She has a great voice and just became all of the characters. You know the narration is done well when it sort of fades into the background and all you hear is the story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Garcia on 02-19-14

True Love

I enjoyed this story very much. It was sweet and endearing.
The many characters were strong and well done. I'd grown to love them all in such a short amount of time. The story itself was cute and I'd read it again.

However, I did not like the narration of the audiobook very much. I listen to tons of audiobooks a year, last year alone over 150, and I found this narrator to be bland and monotone. She would try to use inflections but they seemed at the wrong times. Most of the time, it came out in the same tone all the way through. There was not much of a difference in the voices of the different characters. While listening, I wished for the story to finish and also wished I had the ebook so I could finish it myself. It may just be me, and I do suggest you give it a try for yourself.

BUT, don't let this take you away from what's really important, which is the story. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves contemporary romance/ rom-com/chick-lit type books.

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