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I paid for this book thinking I would enjoy it as much as the 'Road to Garret" by the same author. I really liked the snippet at the end of the last one so I bought it. I may be the only person to not like this book or at least not like the first third. I can't get into the females characters headspace at all. I find the deal of a week of romancing with planned sex at the end of it quite distasteful which is why the dropped stars. Not that I understand how anyone would even want that, because either there is no connection which makes it ick, or there is a connection and to break it off makes it stupid. Why would you not want to go ahead and try for a relationship for real? Why would you plan to leave somebody who makes you happy, who gets you, who is obviously a great match, behind? I don't understand either one of them. I am up to that night now and I kept hoping one of them would change their mind. Also "An emotional connection makes it even better I never realized that before." You're kidding me, right? Wow who would have thunk... Feeling an attachment but going ahead with a night of sex is a stupid thing to do if you are planning on ending things. I am sure this book will get better later since I like the authors writing style, I just dislike this plot choice. I wanted to leave this review for anybody else who feels the same way.
Yet another amazing story by Suzie O'Connell.... I stumbled across Suzie's Northstar Romances / Hammond Brothers series only a few months ago and I have read them all and am eagerly awaiting the next one (which by the way cannot come soon enough).
Suzie has an amazing ability to integrate the reader into the story; Henry, Lindsay and Noah's story is no different where the reader is exposed to a passionate and emotive story that brings out amazing friendships and love of family (and friends).
We also get a glimpse of the main characters from the previous books (which is great as I always want to know more about what is happening with them) and the reader gets another opportunity to fall in love with the Montana.
I truly enjoyed reading this book and recommend you do as well. This can be read as a stand-alone but I strongly urge you to read them all so you too can fall in love with the characters as well.
I love all of the Northstar Romances, they are all such rich stories. They feel real and aren't rushed (unlike some romances where it's love in a day or married in less than a month!) The characters have issues but work through them, fall in love over time, have great friends and family and have fun. And although all of the books can be stand alone the families and friends continue through the series so you see the future of the main characters from previous books :-)
But there's thing that bugged me in this book, one big scene that didn't match up with the book before this (Twice Shy - Aaron & Skye). It's the first time I remember in all of the series where it didn't match - in 'Twice Shy' Aaron & Skye got engaged before a family dinner when she got back to Northstar, then in 'Once Burned' they weren't engaged and the same family dinner scene changed? That's my only issue/query really!
Love the writing in every book, the stories, characters, location, everything!
I love every book by suzie o Connell and this one is no exception. Henry,lindsay and Noah are fantastic characters who you just have to love. Congratulations Suzie O'Connell on another amazing success.
It was hard to give Book 5 a four star review. The story line was great but it was difficult to read while the main character was whining. This was to me a combination of Book 4 that over flowed into Book 5. So parts of this book was a review of book 4 and very slowly evolved into book 5. I did like Henry.
The more I read of this series, the more I want to read, I hope it never ends because these are some of the best stories I have ever read. Henry was thrown by a surprise that shocked him and left Melanie and Dylan. She had lied to him, Dylan wasn't his son after all, so he went home to Northstar to figure out what to do next. Lindsay was best friend's with Evie who was getting married and she was a bridesmaid. Where was the wedding, Northstar where Evie and Vince were going to live now permanently. Little did Lindsay know when she got to Northstar that a certain cowboy would catch her eye, would she approach him and if so, would he talk to her or turn her away???