Books Book Blackberry Summer Hopes Crossing #1 – latinboyz4play.com
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Books Book Blackberry Summer Hopes Crossing #1 – latinboyz4play.com
Books have been a chore to get through In act I ve been searching Spot for a book any book that might remind me why I used to love to read in theirst place I m thrilled to say that BLACKBERRY SUMMER was that book Claire Bradford is struggling to make a new life The Hotel New Hampshire for herself after her ex husband left heror a younger woman Since they share two children and live in the same small Colorado town that s not easy to do Riley McKnight is the town s A Dangerous Man (Women and Men, former bad boy and younger brother of Claire s bestriend who returns home to take the job of Chief of Police As a kid Riley had a crush on Claire and he s surprised to discover that he s still attracted all these years later It isn t long before Claire and her children are involved in a Sizzling Seduction fatal car accidentor which Riley Her Secret Husband (Secrets of Eden, feels responsible Claire and Max are wonderful characters the romance between them is believable and well paced The secondary characters and setting are richly drawn and add depth and richness to the story But BLACKBERRY SUMMER isn t just the story of Claire s relationship with Max it s also the story of a town struggling to move past a tragic accident and of aamily struggling to redefine itself It s a truly engaging story I love how sometimes a book that you don t expect to like sneaks up on you and sucks you in Blackberry Summer was like that Takedown for me I expected it to be another story of a uaint small town such as seem to belooding the market lately And it was and it wasn t There were definite sweet scenes and Baby, Im Yours (Guys And Daughters, feel good actions but they were counter balanced by some really bad stuff Nothing seemed contrived as if the author had just included a scene to move the plot along Neither were there scenes where you thought why the heck did the author meander there This was the story of Claire a 36 year old divorced mother of two Her bestriend s younger brother has just moved back to town after 15 years away as an undercover cop in California He is now the chief of police Unbeknownst to Claire Riley has had a crush on her since he was 12 and she was 15 They are meeting Her Counterfeit Husband for theirst time as euals This is the story of their relationship which develops in the middle of a tragedy which affects much of the town There were many secondary characters tidbits of whose stories were told as they touched the lives of Clair or Riley POV stayed strictly with either Claire or Riley I believe this must be the beginning of a series I could see many threads that beckoned and things that seemed to have a story to tell I particularly appreciated the way that the author left those Heart of the Night (Secret Agent for later I didn teel The Greek Bosss Demand frustrated that all the stories weren t spelled out andinished Rather I February or Forever (Tarrins Bay feel an excited sense of anticipationThis was very well done writing The dialog seemed real how people really talk Even secondary characters were clearly drawn so they were easy to keep straight in my mind The writinglowed well and I didn t get knocked out of the story over poor sentence construction or TSTL moments etc Both of the main characters grew Claire had to learn to let go of a bit of control and Riley had to ace up to relationship ears which were a result of his A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters father s desertion of theamily when Riley was a young teenager There were a couple of hot kissing scenes and some sweet kissing scenes but that was it no love makingThe author avoided obvious choices like making the ex husband a total bad guy Sure he left her What She Saw / Operation Reunion for a younger woman but he really seemed to love that woman The new wife was a sweet girl and neither one of them treated the children badly That was refreshingSo ready to read about Hope s Crossing Keeping myingers crossed that there will be to comeAlthough in the end I m not sure what blackberries had to do with anything I received this book The Moretti Marriage freerom Tell Harleuin or revie. To it; is a wake up call to the people of Hope's Crossing The sense of community and togetherness had been lost during those tough years But with a mysterious Angel of Hope working to inspire the town Riley and Claire will ind themselves opening up to love and other possibilities by the end of an extraordinary summe.
A mediocre romance novel I think I mean nothing really happens here The reader gets to peek at life in a small town but there is no plot to speak of and the romance is dead in the water throughout the story Although the imagery of the small town and the cosy homes offered a pleasant experience there is very little here to entertain or intrigueNot really recommended but it s not so bad that I ll say avoid it at all costs Set in Hope s Crossing Colorado Claire Bradford is the owner of a successful bead shop She is a single mom with two kids living a predictable life She has no time A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy for romance At least that is what she keeps telling herself So why does her bestriend s younger brother Riley seem so darn sexy and hot He has returned to be the the new chief of police of this boring little town when he was some big shot on the police Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls force in California It just doesn t make senseA string of robberies leads to a tragic accident thatorces Claire to accept help The Soul Of A Thief from herriends even Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights from Riley McKnight The accident ends up affecting the whole town Things get ugly when it isound teenagers are involved in the robberies and it starts to rip the town apartA mysterious Angel of Hope inspires a small group and then the whole town to plan an event to help bring everyone back together A bit of romance also starts to blossom making Secret Baby, Surprise Parents for a very interesting summerDollycas s ThoughtsI was swept away by many things in this book Theriendships of the people who visit Claire s shop the long term relationships of the people of Hope s Crossing seeing someone you have known all your life differently after time has passed and the effect the Angel of Hope has on this townIf I was ever lucky enough to win the lottery or come into a great deal of money I would want to be just like the Angel of Hope helping people anonymously with things they need The way the angel inspired the people of Hope s Crossing was really upliftingThe characters in this story are so engaging and well developed You want to be part of everything they are doingI haven t read Harleuin in uite awhile because they were started to Mystify (Mystyx, feel the same story just with different names but that is definitely not the case with this story This book is about so much than the romance Claire needs to break out of a life she has trapped herself in Riley has so many reasonsor coming home and or staying away as long as he did Claire s mother has issues that need to be dealt with Claire s ex husband and his new younger pregnant wife live right in town Thayne interweave Fantastic book I love small town stories and this is one of the best All the characters are very realistic with hopes and dreams and problems that any one of us could experience When tragedy strikes the town it s the way they deal with it that will make or break the ones living itClaire is a divorced mother of two She owns a bead store that is doing pretty well but will never make her rich She lives in the same town as her ex and his new wife so that her kids can see their ather on a regular basis She is also the person who takes care of her mother a woman who turned very needy after her husband s scandalous death The investigation of a burglary at her store brings her back into contact with Riley McKnight the younger brother of her best Wild Streak friend and the new chief of police The bad boy teen has grown up to be a handsome and responsible man and too darn temptingor her peace of mind When a car accident puts her in need of depending on other people Riley is one of those who is there I liked Claire s sense of independence but she also had trouble accepting help After her P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, father s death Claire s momell apart leaving teenage Claire to take care of her younger brother the house and her mother Ever since then Claire has be. Claire Bradford needed a wake up callWhat she didn't need was a tragic car accident As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing Colorado So what if she has no time Say Youll Stay And Marry Me for romance At least that's what she tells herself especially when her bestriend's sexy yo.
En taking care of everyone but ignoring her own needs Seeing Riley again stirs Rafaellos Mistress feelings in her that have been uietor a long time but she s not too happy about having the hots The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, for him After the accident that injured her and another girl and killed Riley s niece Claire has to give up some of the control of her life in order to accept the help she needs Sheinds herself spending time with Riley and is uite impressed with the man he has become She has trouble believing him when he tells her about the crush he had on her when they were younger but she can t deny the Rascal feelings that are growing now I loved the way that she can separate the troubled boy he wasrom the man he is now and that she has no trouble standing up Another Day of Life for him to other people It was terrific to see his careor her give her the desire to look after her own needs What Would You Like? for a changeRiley had been a bit of a hell raiser as a teen He is the youngest of six kids and the only boy He had a lot of anger to deal with when hisather left the Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, family and it came out in destructive ways As soon as he graduatedrom high school he left home and ended up becoming an undercover cop in California After years of doing that work he is Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, feeling burned out when he is offered the job of police chief in his hometown He takes it on a probationary basis not sure if it will be a goodit He begins to think he was right as so many in town don t seem to be able to Friend Foe forget his teenage mistakes A bright spot in his return is seeing Claire again He has neverorgotten her and meeting again as adults shows him that the The Longevity Diet feelings are still there As much as he d like to pursue them heeels that he s too damaged to be good Grassroots Innovation for her because of his cynicismrom his Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh former job and hisears that he d be like his own Architecture and Utopia father But he alsoinds that he can t stay away Perfect Cities from her He sirst on the scene after the car accidents and is desperate to make sure that she and her kids are safe Finding out about the occupants of the other car and the death of his niece Riley Prometheus Wired feels like the whole mess is hisault He spends a lot of time helping Claire and growing closer to her but afraid to take it urther I liked the way that he owns up to his stupidity rom when he was younger and I got really Special Topics in Calamity Physics frustrated with the townspeople who refused to see the man he had become Even his ownamily seemed to be blind to who he was He did have a couple instances of idiocy especially the one where he was so cynical about the Day of Hope that Claire and her Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks friends were planning I m glad he saw the errors of his ways His oh so romantic actions at the auction were the perfect ending to the bookOne of the things I like best about small town stories is the complicated and interwoven relationships As theirst book in the series we learn at least a little about uite a Scenes from a Revolution few characters Claire s ex isn t a bad man but he s pretty oblivious to the pain he causes Claire with some of his actions even after their divorce Claire s mother really irritated me I hated the way she leaned on Claireor everything and still managed to put her down about so much Her attitude about Riley really made me mad She was slightly redeemed at the end but I think she still has a ways to go I loved the Angel of Hope and the way heshe has been doing things to help out various people Those things and the way that small towns have of coming together in times of tragedy go a long way toward improving the atmosphere of the town This book is everything I love about romance novels and I don t say that lightly It s been ar too long since I picked up a book that made me want to keep reading instead of doing something else I m not happy that I eel that way because since I was a kid reading has been my Microsoft Visual C favorite thing to do I ve been saddened lately that so many. Unger brother comes back to town as the new chief of policeBut when the accidentorces Claire to slow down and lean on others; especially Riley McKnight; she realizes Soulprint for theirst time that things need to change And not just in her own life The accident; and the string of robberies committed by teenagers that led up.
I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands To the disgust of my friends I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan But I had other dreams besides writing I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyerLife took a different t