Laugh Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Laugh blog tour today. There is a review and a giveaway for ou all.

The Burnside Series by Mary Ann Rivers
May 6th, 2014

Mary Ann Rivers continues her Burnside family series—perfect for readers of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Ruthie Knox—as two people try to share their hearts without losing their cool.

Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam catches sight of Nina Paz, a woman who gives off more heat than a scorcher in July. Her easy smile and flirty, sizzling wit has him forgetting his infamous need for control.

Widowed when her husband was killed in Afghanistan, Nina has learned that life exists to take chances. As the daughter of migrant workers turned organic farmers, she’s built an exciting and successful business by valuing new opportunities and working hard to take care of her own. But when Sam pushes for a relationship that goes beyond their hotter-than-fire escapades, Nina ignores her own hard-won wisdom. She isn’t ready for a man who needs saving—even if her heart compels her to take the greatest risk of all: love.

My Review
Sam doesn't want to but he volunteers at a farm to help him lighten up and release some some stress. He only does it to keep his partner quiet. Once he sets eyes on Nina that all changes. She makes him rethink things and she gets him to let go of his control. He has been hiding problems for years and constantly holding it together for everyone. He finds with Nina he can be his true self. Nina is a widow who has worked hard to get her farm going. She has a few problems of her own in her past and is afraid at times to take another chance. Sam needs her and she needs him they both just have to see they are truly perfect for each other.

I liked the first book n this series but wasn't sure ow I would like Sam. He always seemed to be bossing people around to me in the first book. In this one we see another side of him. A side that needs people but really doesn't know how to say it at times. The man who is sexy but also at times you really just want to hug. He really got my heart when he wrote letters to his sister but was afraid to send them. He would really open up to her. Nina I liked her but I wouldn't say I loved her. She was nice but some reason I just couldn't connect with her. This is a heart wrenching and heartwarming story all in one. Both Nina and Sam have to open up about past losses and learn they really love each other. I love all the side characters and look forward to the next story. I fell for Sam in this one and sure the next family member has a wonderful story as well.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Author Info
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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