Friday, June 30, 2017

"Primrose Lane"

Excerpt:  Dana leaned down to scoop her phone off the ground. No sooner had she picked it up
than it rang. She recognized the number. Her finger trembled when she rejected the call. She
should answer and get it over with. It might be something as simple as sending her copies of her
divorce papers. But she didn’t believe that was all her lawyer wanted. Because every time she
saw his number, the small hairs on the back of her neck stood on end, and she was overcome by
a heavy sense of foreboding. 
Strong fingers closed around her wrist. “Dana, relax. Take slow, even breaths or you’ll
hyperventilate. That’s a girl,” Finn said when she did as he suggested, his other hand going to the
nape of her neck. He gently massaged the tight muscles there, murmuring his encouragement as
she got herself under control. There was no judgment in his voice. Just kindness and concern.
She’d heard Finn was well loved and respected by the people he served with Doctors
Without Borders. She now had a better understanding why. Leaning against him, she was
enveloped by the strength and warmth of his body and the seductive scent of his cologne. 
“Thank you.” She self-consciously pulled away. “We should probably get going. I have
to be back at the manor by two to get organized for the children’s craft session. They’re going to
paint flowerpots for their mothers. I was going to use pink tulips but your dog trampled them, so
maybe I’ll go with hyacinths. I think there’ll be enough. They’re pretty, and they mean constant
love and fertility. That should work, don’t you think?”
“I have no idea what you're talking about. And not to be rude, but I really don’t care.
What I do care about is who’s trying to contact you. It’s obvious that they frighten you, Dana.
Why don’t you let me help?”    
“No, it’s not what you think. I’m fine, honestly.”
“Sure you are, because perfectly fine people have panic attacks when they get a call in
the middle of the afternoon, take too many sleeping pills, and wear a disguise. Come on, what do
you take me for? At least do me the courtesy of being honest.”
All she could do was blink up at him, the warm feelings of moments ago shriveling up in
response to his Arctic-cold words. She’d been right the day she met him. He probably did have a
God complex. He might be ten years younger than her ex-husband, but he was just as
sanctimonious and judgmental.


 Author: Debbie Mason Series: Harmony Harbor, #3 On Sale: June 27, 2017 Publisher: Forever Mass Market: $7.99 USD eBook: $5.99 USD

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

BONUS: The eBook edition includes a complete novel from BookShots Flames, THE MCCULLAGH INN IN MAINE by Jen McLaughlin!

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Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).  When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

My Review:
If you're looking for a sweet summer romance to read, look no further, "Primrose Lane," is the perfect summery read, quick and sweet.  This is book #3 in Debbie Mason's series and one of the best yet from her!  We find out in the beginning that Dana, Greystone Manor's event planner is Olivia, a Boston socialite.  Olivia is dealing with pain and is not handling it in a healthy and appropriate way.  Dr. Finn arrives and Olivia's secret is discovered, leading them on a journey of second chances.  I loved this story and watching Olivia and Finn's relationship grow as well as Olivia overcoming her grief and pain and making better choices.  This is such a sweet story that is emotional, but also enjoyable to read. 



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