Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Live: The Burnside Series blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.
Live: The Burnside Series by Mary Ann Rivers
January 21, 2014
Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly.
If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But as the rejection letters pile up, Destiny finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on. With his rich Welsh accent, Hefin Thomas stirs Destiny so completely that, even though he’s leaving soon, she lets herself believe the memory of his scorching kisses will be enough.
Hefin can’t help but notice the slender, confident woman with ginger hair who returns each day, so hopeful and determined. So when the tears start to fall, his silence—penance for a failed marriage—finally cracks. Once he’s touched her, what Hefin wants is to take her back to Wales and hold her forever. But Destiny’s roots run too deep. What they both need is each other—to learn how to live and love again.
Destiny has had no luck on her job hunting and just when she is feeling her lowest Hefin Thomas steps up. She has had her eye on him at the local library and while embarrassed he has saw her down she wants to make the most of getting his attention. She knows he is going back to Wales soon but she still begins a romance with him. Hefin has had a failed marriage and isn't looking to start any kind of relationship knowing he is leaving. He can't resist Destiny and finds he is wanting more than a fling he wants her to come home with him. Destiny has to many things going on and her family is here for her to leave. Even when they fall in love thy still know it has to end.
Destiny has lost her father to cancer and her sister has had an accident. She lost her job and is trying her best to hold everything together. She can't give up and has to keep going. A lot of times she will feel guilty for taking time for her self. I really liked her and how she tries her best to help others. Hefin is an amazing guy. He isn't perfect and lets it be known he is not. He doesn't hold anything back and is amazing talented.
I really liked this book and reading about not just Destiny's troubles and life but Hefin's as well. Destiny has her family and all their problems she is dealing with as well as she is still getting over her dad's death. She is happy with Hefin and while she does want more with him she knows it can't be. Hefin has his issues as well. He has an ex wife he is still trying to sort things out in his head about and he wants to go back home. They both really come together at a time they really need another person. Even in a short time they have so much they deal with and they begin to heal each other. This is a delightful story I am sure many will love and want more of.
4 out of 5 Stars
Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.
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