Need You (The Garner Brothers #1)
"Well paced, well-written, a romantic delight." -Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling authorThe Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California. But as much as they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too . . . Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junction's police chief and the co-owner of Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new neighbor, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway they're arguing over . . . and a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.Starting over was not in designer Delaney's plans. But now that her rotten ex has walked away with the rights to her brand, she needs to reinvent herself, and fast. It's not easy with bold, brash Colt next door, too handsome for his own good, and, she's sure, too unreliable for hers. But as small town life throws them together again and again, Colt and Delaney find that simple romance may be the most exhilarating gamble of all . . .

Need You (The Garner Brothers #1) Details

TitleNeed You (The Garner Brothers #1)
Author
ReleaseJul 25th, 2017
PublisherZebra Shout
ISBN-139781420141900
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Need You (The Garner Brothers #1) Review

  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....It's been a while since I read something from Stacy Finz. I do remember I enjoyed the books I read, I looked and it was only two. I'm really not sure why I didn't keep up with her. Like I said, I enjoyed the ones I read. I think it was all a matter of time. Which kinda sucks now that I read Need You and really loved it. I'm now wondering what else I missed out on? Damn! Now I'll have to go back and check out which bo Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....It's been a while since I read something from Stacy Finz. I do remember I enjoyed the books I read, I looked and it was only two. I'm really not sure why I didn't keep up with her. Like I said, I enjoyed the ones I read. I think it was all a matter of time. Which kinda sucks now that I read Need You and really loved it. I'm now wondering what else I missed out on? Damn! Now I'll have to go back and check out which books I might want to read of her's. My list of books to read can't take any more being added to it......but I will! Need you is book one for her new Garner Brother's series but I found out after I read it that she has a Christmas novella with one of the brothers in The Most Wonderful Time which was out 10/25/16. I wish I had known because I would have read it first. I might go back and try to read it. Who knows, Christmas in July! You are just going to just fall for Colt Garner. He is such a great guy. He loves his town and family so much. He'd do anything for them and often works himself way to hard between his job and helping out the family. I also like Delaney too. There was something about her that made you want to know more. Plus she wasn't all of what she thought she was. She had some trouble figuring out what would be the best for her and career but by the end she's on a great path for her and those she cares about. Need You is a wonderful, sweet small-town romance. You won't be able to stop yourself from loving or hating the people of the town. I all depends on who you're reading about at any given moment. I can't wait for more books in this series. Follow me on:https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/RomancingreaderARC received for a honest review
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  • Bette Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    I am completely head over heels in love with the Garner Brothers! If this book is any indication this new series from Stacy Finz should be fantastically fun and swoon worthy. In this first full length story of the series we meet Colt Garner. Town sheriff, adrenaline junky, and all around great guy. Everyone loves him. Well, everyone except his new neighbor who he's having parking wars with! City girl and top fashion designer Delaney Scott may be in Glory Junction temporarily but that doesn't mea I am completely head over heels in love with the Garner Brothers! If this book is any indication this new series from Stacy Finz should be fantastically fun and swoon worthy. In this first full length story of the series we meet Colt Garner. Town sheriff, adrenaline junky, and all around great guy. Everyone loves him. Well, everyone except his new neighbor who he's having parking wars with! City girl and top fashion designer Delaney Scott may be in Glory Junction temporarily but that doesn't mean Sheriff Garner can just boss her around! She's had enough with bossy men, thank you very much. After her divorce dies down and all the legal struggles over her company are settle she plans on rebuilding her image and fashion line and moving back to LA. That is until a truce is sworn and something much more tempting keeps her in Glory Junction.A fantastic book and a great start to the series. Can't wait for the next book!! Grab a copy of this one. I highly recommend it.
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  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected publication date is July 25th, 2017.I am no stranger to Finz' work as I had previously read some of her Nugget series.  This is a brand new series taking place in Glory Junction which is just thirty minutes up the road from Nugget.  No need to worry if you have not read the Nugget series, it is not requi Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected publication date is July 25th, 2017.I am no stranger to Finz' work as I had previously read some of her Nugget series.  This is a brand new series taking place in Glory Junction which is just thirty minutes up the road from Nugget.  No need to worry if you have not read the Nugget series, it is not required however for those who have you may experience some nostalgia when a character or two is mentioned in passing.  So far it seems the focus on this series will center around the Garner brothers however who knows where it may grow to when it is all said and done.I am a fan if Finz' writing and this story is the perfect example of why.  I will try to articulate it however sometimes the words don't come out right when I try to put pen to paper (hence the reason why I am reviewing books and not writing them!).  Here goes....This genre of story can get old fast, particularly if you read a lot of them as I do.  There is a formula to them and for the most part the storylines usually do not stray too far from this formula.  Most of the time he formula is something like this, I hate you, I want to see you naked, I get you naked, I am in love with you but there is some obstacle (usually in my head) preventing us from being together. As a result, it makes it difficult for a story to stand out. This story stood out for me because although it did remain pretty true to the formula, I could actually see the evolution of the relationship.  It wasn't just a physical attraction that somehow ended up in true love as I have a hard time buying in to that.  I want to see emotional connections and a realistic relationship.  This story had it.Although it started out with Cole and Delaney in the "hate each other" mode, you could see where the tides started to shift, and it wasn't overnight.  You saw the turn in to a tentative truce and friendship, then a genuine friendship, followed then by the physical and emotional relationship.  Don't get me wrong, the physical attraction is evident throughout however the couple goes through the actual stages of a relationship all within the pages of the story.  I liked this, it is realistic.  True love never (yes I said never) comes from a physical relationship only so it is nice when as a reader I can see the relationship develop in a realistic manner.  Add to this that the story keeps moving at a good pace even though we see all of these stages.That is all I am going to say about the story.  I am a fan of Finz and I am excited about this new series.  I believe the next story is going to focus on Coles brother TJ.  I cant wait to see who will be able to take his mind off of work!Misc:  As I was reading the story I couldn't help but feel that Josh, Coles brother, already had a story yet this is the first in a series.  Turns out his story was told in a Christmas story that Finz wrote.  I will have to go back and check to see if I have read it, and if not pick it up.
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    You know you're in a small town when the chief of police also do gigs at the local bar. His family own an extreme sport and tour company where he sometime help them too with giving class or bring people on hiking trails. Delaney is a fashion designer from L.A who moved in Glory Junction for the peace and quiet, and to deal with the aftermath of her divorce with the man who was also her partner in business and who won, int the court's settlement, the right to keep her brand. The young woman have You know you're in a small town when the chief of police also do gigs at the local bar. His family own an extreme sport and tour company where he sometime help them too with giving class or bring people on hiking trails. Delaney is a fashion designer from L.A who moved in Glory Junction for the peace and quiet, and to deal with the aftermath of her divorce with the man who was also her partner in business and who won, int the court's settlement, the right to keep her brand. The young woman have to start all over again but have a hard time finding inspiration for new clothing design. And not only that, but there's a feuding between her and her neighbor over parking spot. It begin as a friendly antagonistic relationship but they will develop a friendship and will dance around each other for a while. They want each other, but they both have been burned by love before.Colt have his own problem. The mayor seem to be looking for any excuses to fire him or make him resign. No matter how captivated he is by the pretty neighbor, he doesn't want to fall for a girl like her; the sort with a jet-set life. He's been there, done that, and got his heart broken by this kind before. I wish watching the heroine take a new turn in life and the great cast of characters would have been enough for me. But the pace was too slow and the romance took too much time to arrive. I have a hard time understanding why it didn't work for me, because there was a lot of original details about this book and I really liked the hero. Life threw him a lot of curve balls and he always dealt with it with cleverness and without resentment. His commitment to his job and the people in town was quite engaging. And I liked that there was no bullshit between him and the heroine. They say what's on their mind. The exchanges between Colt and his siblings was enjoyable too, but I feel like something was missing in this story, I just can't point what it is exactly.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Need You by Stacy Finz is the first book in the Garner Brothers series. The Garner Brothers series will be a series of interconnected standalone romances, set in a small mountain town on the west coast. I enjoyed Need You by Stacy Finz. I thought it was an enjoyable story and I loved getting to know the people in the town. I think this is a series I will look forward to continuing. In the end, this book didn't blow m **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Need You by Stacy Finz is the first book in the Garner Brothers series. The Garner Brothers series will be a series of interconnected standalone romances, set in a small mountain town on the west coast. I enjoyed Need You by Stacy Finz. I thought it was an enjoyable story and I loved getting to know the people in the town. I think this is a series I will look forward to continuing. In the end, this book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read.Here is what I liked about Need You:I loved the small town setting. I thought the town sounded beautiful. I loved that it was surrounded by mountains and lakes. And I really love that in a small town book you really get to know a wide group of secondary characters. Especially when the series is going to be set up to be a group of interconnected standalones. Now all of the secondary characters can really come to life throughout the books. I will continue to read for this fact alone. I loved so many of the residents.I also really like the Garner brothers. This book was the story of Colt and Delaney, but I can't wait to read TJ and Wes' story as well.I liked the romance. Colt and Delaney have a great bickering relationship right from the very start. I found both of them to be hilarious together. They are neighbors, and watching them go from hate to annoyance to something more was a lot of fun.Here is what I didn't love about Need You: Need You started out very strong for me. I was digging everything about the book, but then it started to get a little boring. I can't really pinpoint why but at the 60% mark my reading had slowed down a lot and by the 75% mark I was really forcing myself to push through. I still liked the characters, I still liked the romance, but something wasn't clicking as much as it was at the start of the book. I liked the ending of the story and overall, I did enjoy Need You. It just fizzled out a bit for me at the end.Bottom Line: Need You is a cute read that sets up the stage for what seems to be a great series set in a small town. Even though the book fizzled out for me near the end, I still enjoyed this one and I am interested in reading the next Garner Brother's story. Need You comes out tomorrow so be sure to check this one out if you love small town romances.This review was originally posted on Book Briefs
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  • Romance Between The Sheets
    January 1, 1970
    NEED YOU is the first book from Stacy Finz I’ve read, and I found it to be quite enjoyable.I liked Colt and Delaney, but of the two, I liked Delaney more. They’ve both been hurt and betrayed by their exes, but while Delaney still has faith in love and is willing to try a new relationship, Colt is the opposite. He would be a dick to Delaney any time his feelings were too close to the surface, and he kept comparing her to his ex, which is so wrong because they were nothing alike. But I really like NEED YOU is the first book from Stacy Finz I’ve read, and I found it to be quite enjoyable.I liked Colt and Delaney, but of the two, I liked Delaney more. They’ve both been hurt and betrayed by their exes, but while Delaney still has faith in love and is willing to try a new relationship, Colt is the opposite. He would be a dick to Delaney any time his feelings were too close to the surface, and he kept comparing her to his ex, which is so wrong because they were nothing alike. But I really liked that Delaney stood up for herself when he would do this, pointing out that he was unfair and insulting. You go girl!The only part of the story that irked me was when the author dragged out the reasons why their previous relationships ended. We only find out what Colt’s and Delaney’s exes did at the 74% and 81% mark respectively. Up to that point, both events were alluded to several times each, which got real old, real fast, and I am not a fan when an author does this.NEED YOU is told in dual POVs and is the first book in The Garner Brothers series; a series that I assume will include at least three books. Colt has three younger brothers (TJ, Josh and Win), but Josh is already married, so unless something drastic happens, I don’t see him getting his own story. I liked the residents of Glory Junction, and I would gladly read the next book in the series.For more reviews, please visit our website: http://romancebetweenthesheets.com/re...I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW Need You is the first book of Stacy Finz's new series The Garner Brothers. It's in the same universe a her Nugget California series, where this takes place is Glory Junction and it's the tourist town that is just a stone's throw away from Nugget. I love this series already. The Garner brother's are all just... man, I am looking forward to each of their books. Colt Garner is the Sheriff of Glory Junction, his parents helped put glory Junction on the map with their Outdoors Adventure co ARC REVIEW Need You is the first book of Stacy Finz's new series The Garner Brothers. It's in the same universe a her Nugget California series, where this takes place is Glory Junction and it's the tourist town that is just a stone's throw away from Nugget. I love this series already. The Garner brother's are all just... man, I am looking forward to each of their books. Colt Garner is the Sheriff of Glory Junction, his parents helped put glory Junction on the map with their Outdoors Adventure company. They offer group trips that go hiking, white water rafting, skiing, and a multitude of things that you could do outdoors. Colt fills in when needed but he wants to concentrate on being Sheriff especially since the new mayor is not a fan of Colt's and is trying to undermine everything. But aside from the idiot mayor and trying to move past his ex-fiancee everything is fine or it would be if his big city neighbor would stop parking in his spot.Delaney Scott moved into her Glory Junction home after the bitter divorce to her business manager, who not only got half the company in the divorce but also her name. The Delaney Scott brand was her's and while she admits she didn't pay as much attention to the business side as she should have it's her creative genius that made the brand famous. Now she has to start all over, if only she can create something new. Delaney hit a slump she hasn't been able to design anything since the divorce and if she wants to start over she needs something spectacular. What she finds is the stubborn sheriff who provides a fresh new perspective and a muse.Delaney and Colt make a cute couple it's a shame it took them so long to figure it out. Once they get past arguing over parking spots and they become friends who finally give into the sexual tension that's been building every time they are together. The build up of their relationship was really nice and really cute. They both have things going on in their lives and they help each other out when and where they can and work to get past the baggage that they carry.Overall, I really liked it. I love Stacy Finz's writing style and she's has such a way with small town romances.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    This was an alright book. It certainly wasn't the worst book. I just didn't stay focused on the story. Which is not a good sign. It did suck that they both had crappy exes. Thankfully they got their HEA in the end.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I am such a fan of Stacy Finz's small town series Nugget and I am thrilled that she is beginning a new series set in the Northern California Mountains. I love getting in on the ground floor of a new small town series.This first book, Need You, is Colt and Delaney's story. This is an opposite's attract love story between a small town cop and a "flighty" city girl. Once they finally work out the misconceptions they have about each other, their romance is hot and sweet! There is some added drama th I am such a fan of Stacy Finz's small town series Nugget and I am thrilled that she is beginning a new series set in the Northern California Mountains. I love getting in on the ground floor of a new small town series.This first book, Need You, is Colt and Delaney's story. This is an opposite's attract love story between a small town cop and a "flighty" city girl. Once they finally work out the misconceptions they have about each other, their romance is hot and sweet! There is some added drama thrown in that seemed a little unnecessary, but overall the story moved at a great pace. As the first book in a new series, it also had to introduce the readers to the town of Glory Junction and it's residents and Ms. Finz did that in a way that didn't take too much away from the main love story. She creates great characters and I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.
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  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsI have been in something of a book slump lately, not finding a book that can hold my attention for long and I have quite a few half-read books in my reading queue but I'm glad I got to read this one because it was such a delightful and sweet and fun story, with everything I love about Ms. Finz's writing - a great setting, enjoyable characters and a well-written story.Delaney Scott has been laying low in Glory Junction for the last nine months since her marriage ended and everyone has pr 4.5 StarsI have been in something of a book slump lately, not finding a book that can hold my attention for long and I have quite a few half-read books in my reading queue but I'm glad I got to read this one because it was such a delightful and sweet and fun story, with everything I love about Ms. Finz's writing - a great setting, enjoyable characters and a well-written story.Delaney Scott has been laying low in Glory Junction for the last nine months since her marriage ended and everyone has pretty much respected her privacy, except her next-door neighbor, who happens to be the chief of police, feuding with her over their shared driveway. Even though she finds herself attracted to him, she is still sore from the fall-out of her marriage and needs to focus on rebuilding her brand. But with their close proximity and shared friends, maybe letting go and going with the flow may be the thing that unlocks her creative juices.Colt Garner a few rules to abide by when it comes to relationships: no local women unless he is in it for the long haul and no city girls. He would know, because he has the scars from his past to show for it. Besides, he can get all the excitement he needs from the outdoor adventure company his family owns anytime he wants to. But Delaney isn't just any city girl. She is a famous fashion designer whose career thrives in the big city and bright lights, but she fits into his small community and his life very well. Colt has to decide if he can enjoy her company while she's in Glory Junction without any regrets when she inevitably leaves. Or maybe things between them don't ever have to end.As always with Ms. Finz's books, it's the description of the town that captured me first. Glory Junction sounds like the dream small town I want to move to, with an interesting, fun, friendly and invested community who cares about each other and is welcoming to newcomers. Delaney and Colt were also very enjoyable characters- low maintenance, with little drama and the slow burn of passion between them that made this such an interesting story. We also get a great cast of secondary characters and the anticipation of their own romances to look forward to. I think this author's books speak for themselves and would highly recommend them. I'll say one thing: if you love a laid-back lifestyle, the idea of living in a small community where everyone knows everyone or just enjoy the outdoors, this book is one you definitely should read. I am really looking forward to more from this series and after reading the synopsis for the next book, I can't wait for it!Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.Want more? Subscribe to my Newsletter on The Sassy Bookster.Follow me on Twitter | Tumblr | Bloglovin’. Like my page on Facebook.
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  • Suze Lavender
    January 1, 1970
    The Garner brothers are well known in Glory Junction. The family owns an outdoor adventure business that organizes extreme-sport activities, excursions and tours. Colt regularly works for the family business, but he's also the local police chief. He likes a challenge and adventure is his middle name. Colt enjoys spending time with people who feel the same way. That's why his neighbor Delaney Scott irritates him. She's a fashion designer living in a flashy house and she constantly parks her car i The Garner brothers are well known in Glory Junction. The family owns an outdoor adventure business that organizes extreme-sport activities, excursions and tours. Colt regularly works for the family business, but he's also the local police chief. He likes a challenge and adventure is his middle name. Colt enjoys spending time with people who feel the same way. That's why his neighbor Delaney Scott irritates him. She's a fashion designer living in a flashy house and she constantly parks her car in his desired spot on their shared driveway. Their contact consists of arguments about their cars and nothing more.Delaney's ex came a lot better out of their divorce than Delaney. He now owns her name and the larger and most successful part of their business. Delaney has to come up with a plan to make a new start, but designing proves to be difficult now that she's living in Glory Junction. She has no inspiration and is frustrated because she can't come up with anything new. On top of that she also has issues with Colt about their shared parking space. They regularly run into each other, so they should quickly come up with a solution. While talking to one another it becomes clear they like each other very much, but Delaney isn't in Glory Junction to stay and they've both had their hearts broken. Will they find comfort with each other and maybe even more?Need You is a wonderful romantic story. Colt is a busy man. He works for the police department and the family business and he also plays music when he has any time left. He's a kind man and hardly ever says no. Delaney is a talented woman, but her creativity is in a slump because of everything she's going through with her ex-husband. They both need time to heal and get over their heartache. Their sizzling chemistry is the exact right way to do that and I loved their fabulous connection. There's an instant attraction, but they have many obstacles in their way and I couldn't wait to find out where that would lead. I read Need You in one sitting and was completely enchanted by the story.Stacy Finz has a lovely heartwarming writing style. I loved how she makes her setting come to life, Glory Junction is a gorgeous town with interesting inhabitants. There are plenty of vivid descriptions of the surroundings, the businesses and the local politics and I was fascinated by each of them. I like it a lot when a setting is so amazing and vibrant that I don't want to stop reading about it and really enjoyed Need You. It's a charming, fun and sweet story that put a big smile on my face.
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  • Cathy Geha
    January 1, 1970
    Need You by Stacy FinzGarner Brothers #1First book in a new series and the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed the story of Colt and Delaney and believe it is a good introduction to what will probably be a trilogy since one of the four Garner brothers has had his story told in a previously printed anthology. There are other people in Glory Junction that could have stories but they are not Garners so hopefully we will hear about them either in the next two books or there will be a sp Need You by Stacy FinzGarner Brothers #1First book in a new series and the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed the story of Colt and Delaney and believe it is a good introduction to what will probably be a trilogy since one of the four Garner brothers has had his story told in a previously printed anthology. There are other people in Glory Junction that could have stories but they are not Garners so hopefully we will hear about them either in the next two books or there will be a spin-off series created for them, too. Colt Garner is the police chief of a town that has an influx of tourists during summer and winter. His family has an adventure sport type business that he helps out with from time to time. His neighbor, Delaney Scot, is recently divorced and not the happiest camper in the world. The two bicker over parking and other things until things change and they begin to really see and find an interest in one another. Both are likable and dedicated to their work. Delaney is in a bit of a slump looking for inspiration and feeling rough after her divorce and the settlement. Garner is still dealing with unfinished business after his last romantic breakup. The story moves along steadily with new people introduced, the mayor set up as the bad guy, friendship groups delineated, various relationships explored, town activities enjoyed and eventually solutions found for some of the problems presented. The story was enjoyable without much real drama to contend with. It had a small town feel that was cozy. At times I felt a few of the scenes were padding (for instance the thief that was never found) and some of the characters extraneous unless there is some part for them in the future. Did I like the story? YesWould I recommend it? YesWould I like to read the next book in the series? YesThank you to NetGalley and Kensington Book – Zebra Shout for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3 Stars
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  • Amy Eddinger
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Stacy Finz for taking us to another loving small town with your new series in the Northern California Mountains know as Glory Junction. I am a huge fan of the Nugget series in the Sierra Nevada and it's small town feel that moving to Glory Junction was a piece of cake.Stacy did an amazing job matching small town Police Chief and Co-Owner of and outdoor adventure company Colt with fast paced L.A. Fashion Designer Delaney, both who have had their heart broken in the past and lost somethi Thank you Stacy Finz for taking us to another loving small town with your new series in the Northern California Mountains know as Glory Junction. I am a huge fan of the Nugget series in the Sierra Nevada and it's small town feel that moving to Glory Junction was a piece of cake.Stacy did an amazing job matching small town Police Chief and Co-Owner of and outdoor adventure company Colt with fast paced L.A. Fashion Designer Delaney, both who have had their heart broken in the past and lost something each thought they would never get back. Upon meeting and being neighbors, the bantering back and forth was easy until the more contact they had, they more sparks flew. Delaney and Colt's relationship is as wild, adventurous, and fast paced as the town and city they each come from which allows them to help each other get over their past and work toward the future.From beginning to end, this book makes you fall in love with a small town and two amazing characters that are sexy and whose passion smolders so much that it could set Glory Junction ablaze. Must read if you ask me!
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  • Patrizia
    January 1, 1970
    4 stelle e mezzaL'autrice inizia una nuova serie, ma non si sposta molto da Nugget (che è citata con un paio di suoi protagonisti). Stavolta non prevedo una serie molto lunga, vista che è nominata Garner Brothers e questi ultimi sono solo quattro... Uno è già stato il protagonista di un racconto prequel, il fratello maggiore lo è di questo libro, per cui ne rimangono solo due.Buona storia d'amore, ma è tutto il contorno ai due protagonisti che è bello. Mi è piaciuto Colt, anche se a volte avrei 4 stelle e mezzaL'autrice inizia una nuova serie, ma non si sposta molto da Nugget (che è citata con un paio di suoi protagonisti). Stavolta non prevedo una serie molto lunga, vista che è nominata Garner Brothers e questi ultimi sono solo quattro... Uno è già stato il protagonista di un racconto prequel, il fratello maggiore lo è di questo libro, per cui ne rimangono solo due.Buona storia d'amore, ma è tutto il contorno ai due protagonisti che è bello. Mi è piaciuto Colt, anche se a volte avrei voluto dargli uno scrollone...
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    A sweet small town romance that will warm your heart. Police Chief Colt Garner has a new neighbor and she’s driving him crazy! She’s a city girl all the way, and a famous fashion designer as well. They meet when they argue about a parking spot between their homes they both want to use. But that’s just their warm-up. Great side characters and some sizzles make this an enjoyable read. Full review to follow.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    A new series by Stacy Finz and enjoyable one if the first book is any indication. At first, I wasn't nuts about the 2 main characters, Cole and Delaney, but by the end I did like them. Looking forward to the next in the series out in February of 2018 and of course, the Christmas book from the Nugget series at the end of October.
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  • Gail Mitchell
    January 1, 1970
    A quick and easy read!!
  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    I never thought I would even want to read a story about a fashion designer (not usually my thing), but I’ve enjoyed stories by this author before, so I decided to give it a shot. Great choice! Colt and Delaney are a wonderful introduction to the Garner’s of Glory Junction. The characters will keep you turning the pages, the story will make you feel, and Glory Junction could become one of your favorite small towns!
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  • Nelle
    January 1, 1970
    Loving her new Series! love small town adventures! Small town sheriff and big city designer. Can't wait to dive into more of the Garner brothers!!
  • Bec_BookMagicReviews
    January 1, 1970
    As a fashion designer losing her brand in her divorce is the worst possible outcome. However, Delaney Scott is determined to pick up the pieces and find her mojo again. Yet, she's finding it hard to create new designs. Spending time with police chief, Colt Garner, especially once they give into their mutual attraction seems to be the only thing that helps. Will Delaney give happy ever after another chance, or will her trust issues keep her from ever giving Colt a chance?What a wonderful journey As a fashion designer losing her brand in her divorce is the worst possible outcome. However, Delaney Scott is determined to pick up the pieces and find her mojo again. Yet, she's finding it hard to create new designs. Spending time with police chief, Colt Garner, especially once they give into their mutual attraction seems to be the only thing that helps. Will Delaney give happy ever after another chance, or will her trust issues keep her from ever giving Colt a chance?What a wonderful journey Ms. Finz takes readers on in this first story of her Garner Brothers series, encompassing a hero that must fight those that are determined to make his life difficult when it comes to his career; a heroine that is determined to re-invent herself because she's lost the most important thing to her -- her brand; entertaining dialogue that had me wondering if the hero and heroine would find a way to compromise when it came to their arguments over their shared driveway; and fantastic secondary characters in the hero's brothers that had me liking them just as much as the hero. The way this story started had me hooked and had me flipping the pages quickly, wanting to discover more about the hero and the fact that he finds it hard to say no to his family, even though he has a full time job as police chief that takes up a lot of his time. However, it was from the moment that the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time that made this story fast-paced for me, as the heroine challenges the hero and makes it hard for him to decide whether to shake her or kiss her whenever they're around each other. As for the main characters, I really enjoyed the hero and heroine, as they face some tough obstacles including whether the hero will keep his job and whether the heroine will be able to find her passion for designing again to create something magical enough to impress the people that love her designs. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, tenacious and I liked how she was willing to accept the challenge Colt and his brothers gave her when it came to her creations. Will a clothing line different to the clothes she usually makes succeed? I also liked how she stood up to her ex-husband when it came to the demands he had. Would she win the battle against her ex?While the hero, he has a lot to deal with when it comes to his family's demands and the struggle he faces to keep his job at police chief. Yet, I liked the fight he put up and that he didn't allow his brothers to bad-mouth (all that much) the guy determined to put him out of a job. I also liked that he would do anything for family, even though his job takes up lots of his time already and the tasks he does for his family's business could get him in trouble, which is proven with what happens on one of the adventures he takes. Bachelorette parties can get a bit wild. Yet, what I liked most about the hero is how he encouraged the heroine to step outside her comfort zone when it came to her designs, especially since she was having so much trouble trying to create her usual style. Overall, Ms. Finz has penned a delightful read in this book where there's plenty of chemistry between this couple, which spilled over onto the pages in nicely-detailed sex scenes. The way this story ended had me charmed by the hero and heroine even more than I already was, because of the sacrifices both were willing to make to be together. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped things up wonderfully due to what Colt was willing to do to fix the problem they were arguing about in the beginning and the question he asked Delaney that proved how much he wanted her in his life. I would recommend Need You by Stacy Finz, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the second chance romance trope or books by authors Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, Julie James and Candis Terry.
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  • Nate Brightman
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been a little while since I finished Stacy Finz Nugget series so I’d almost forgotten what a talented writer she is. Need You is her first book in the spin off Garner Brothers series. It quickly reminded me of why I found her stories so engrossing. The series was introduced in a novella which details the romance between the youngest brother Josh an injured Army Ranger and Hannah. As this novella is part of a 3 story Christmas collection with stories by two other authors I haven’t read it. G It’s been a little while since I finished Stacy Finz Nugget series so I’d almost forgotten what a talented writer she is. Need You is her first book in the spin off Garner Brothers series. It quickly reminded me of why I found her stories so engrossing. The series was introduced in a novella which details the romance between the youngest brother Josh an injured Army Ranger and Hannah. As this novella is part of a 3 story Christmas collection with stories by two other authors I haven’t read it. Glory Junction is a small tourist town within a thirty minute drive of Nugget. About my only disappointment with this book is that Ms. Finz failed to capitalize on that connection very much in this book. Oh, she mentioned the proximity between the two and even mention Tawny one of the characters from Nugget briefly but that was about as far as she went. Glory Junction offers a plethora of outdoor activities from white water rafting, rock climbing and hiking in the warm weather to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The Garner family, father, mom and four sons Colt, T.J. Winn and Jason operate a business Garner Adventures that serves the many tourists to Glory Junction that want to participate in those activities offering guided tours and selling all the paraphernalia required. This book focuses on the oldest brother Colt who is the town’s police chief and his neighbor Delaney Scott recent divorcee and fashion designer extraordinaire. Delaney with her ex had built a fashion empire but during the divorce he got the company name which unfortunately is Delaney Scott. Not only has Delaney lost the right to continue to market her creations under her established brand, her own name, but ever since the divorce she’s experienced a creative block and has been unable to come up with any new designs. She and Colt at first have an antagonistic relationship as they battle over a preferred parking spot in their shared driveway. But while they’re sniping with each other over who has the right to park where there’s a whole lot of sexual chemistry happening between them which of course cannot be denied. Because this is the first book in the series we get an extended view of the town of Glory Junction, key residents who serve as supporting characters and perhaps future main characters and of course the Garner brothers the series is based upon. The growing attraction between Colt and Delaney was a solid modern romance read. I think what takes this book to the next level is the way Ms. Finz builds her story beyond their relationship. Stacy has on going issues with her ex as she struggles to establish a new brand. She’s also through Colt’s sister Hannah beginning to develop a small network of close friends within the town. Colt has a high stress job as chief of an undermanned police force and dealing with an overbearing mayor who would just as soon replace him with someone more willing to bend his knee to the mayor’s will. The next book in the series Want You featuring T.J. Garner and Deb a character from the first book is due out in a couple of weeks. I can only hope Want You comes close to living up to the high bar Need You has set for the series.
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  • Marsha Spohn
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfSometimes you simply have to start over, almost from scratch. It’s not what Delaney would have chosen, but the actions of her greedy,, thieving, no good ex-husband made that choice for her. Now she’s rebuilding her life, her brand, her business in the small town of Glory Junction where life moves a bit slower than she’s used to. And comes with the most annoying, aggravating, sexy neighbor she ever imagined… forget the sexy, she’s not falling for that again. She hopes Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfSometimes you simply have to start over, almost from scratch. It’s not what Delaney would have chosen, but the actions of her greedy,, thieving, no good ex-husband made that choice for her. Now she’s rebuilding her life, her brand, her business in the small town of Glory Junction where life moves a bit slower than she’s used to. And comes with the most annoying, aggravating, sexy neighbor she ever imagined… forget the sexy, she’s not falling for that again. She hopes.Colt was pretty much on overload between his duties as sheriff for Glory Junction with a much needed, constantly denied wish for additional officers to be hired, and his involvement in his family’s adventure business. The last thing he needed was to be constantly arguing with his new, cute, annoying, actually really kinda cute neighbor over their shared driveway.Could neighbors at war with each other actually find something in common that they don’t fight about? Possibly.Welcome to Glory Junction. Small town, nice folks (for the most part), an up and coming extreme sports location and the hot spot for unexpected romance. Delaney and Colt begin this spin-off from the Nugget series with a feuding neighbors turned romantic tale. Both have been burned by their ex. Neither is actively looking for another romance, ‘been there, done that, don’t intend to do it again’ seems to be their motto. But the heart often has other plans in store if two stubborn, likable, determined people will allow their emotions to be engaged one more time.I enjoyed Need You very much. It’s full of the small town touches that I love. A bit of a mystery, family interactions and lots of characters to learn more about. If you’ve read the Nugget series you may see some familiar faces, if you haven’t, then no worries this series can stand on its own… but you may be curious to go back and pick up the Nugget series. (it’s well worth your time for certain) At the heart, Need You is a simple love story of two people who really have no good reason to trust in love again – but find themselves falling in spite of themselves. I would definitely recommend this one, and I intend to follow the series to find out what happens next.*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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  • Mindy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the Garner Brothers series. It takes in a little town called Glory Junction. This story is about Colt Garner, the town Police Chief, and Delaney Scott, a famous fashion designer. Colt has lived in Glory most of his life. His entire family lives in Glory Junction and works together at their adventure business. They offer rock climbing, white water rafting, BASE jumping, skiing, and much more. While Colt's full-time job is being the police chief, he helps out when needed This is the first book in the Garner Brothers series. It takes in a little town called Glory Junction. This story is about Colt Garner, the town Police Chief, and Delaney Scott, a famous fashion designer. Colt has lived in Glory most of his life. His entire family lives in Glory Junction and works together at their adventure business. They offer rock climbing, white water rafting, BASE jumping, skiing, and much more. While Colt's full-time job is being the police chief, he helps out when needed with the family business. Delaney Scott is a high end fashion designer. Her line, Delaney Scott, is sold in all the high end boutiques. Delaney has lived in Glory Junction full-time for 9 months. She orinally purchased her home a few years prior with her then-husband and business partner. However, since their divorce a year ago, Delaney has been holed up in the house that she got in the settlement hoping to create a new fashion line. Her ex-husband got the use of her name to continue the fashion line with a new designer so Delaney not only has to create a new line, but come up with a new name as well. Needless to say, it's not going well. She's had a creative block since her divorce. Colt and Delaney are neighbors, and they are constantly at each other's throats about the parking situation. As time goes on, they call a truce. They also start spending more time with each other and suddenly, being neighbors isn't so bad!I really enjoyed watching the relationship between the two characters develop and evolve. They've both been burned but their exes in one way or another, and it make it hard for them to completely trust, but over time, they learn to trust in their love for each other. I also loved meeting the rest of the crew in Glory Junction. I can't wait to read the rest of this series and learn about the others in this town and especially the other Garner men! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Colt is the oldest of the Garner brothers, but the only one who doesn't work for Garner Adventures. Garner Adventures specializes in extreme sports adventures (rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, etc) in the summer and skiing in the winter. While Colt fills in as a guide often, his full-time job is Sheriff of Glory Junction. Colt enjoys serving people in his hometown and generally doesn't have major issues, until Delaney moves in next door. Colt and Delaney are constantly fighting over a parki Colt is the oldest of the Garner brothers, but the only one who doesn't work for Garner Adventures. Garner Adventures specializes in extreme sports adventures (rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, etc) in the summer and skiing in the winter. While Colt fills in as a guide often, his full-time job is Sheriff of Glory Junction. Colt enjoys serving people in his hometown and generally doesn't have major issues, until Delaney moves in next door. Colt and Delaney are constantly fighting over a parking spot, each refusing to cede to the other. Colt also has issues with the newly elected mayor. The new mayor is looking to replace Colt for his own nefarious reasons. Colt could work for Garner Adventures, but it's not his true passion.Delaney is a famous fashion designer that's recently divorced. Since Delaney was awarded the house in Glory Junction, she's moved there to heal and come up with a new line she can debut during fashion week. Delaney spends her days staring at her sketch board, trying to come up with ideas only to come up with nothing. She passes time making costumes for the kiddos for a play and spending time with Colt. Since she and Colt got off to a bad start, she decides to make him a pair of cargo shorts. Cargo shorts that end up leading to a sports line she has no intentions of designing--at first.Delaney and Colt have both suffered bad relationships and are not looking for anything more than friendship. When Delaney doubts her design abilities, Colt is there with encouraging words. Delaney also has Colt's back when he comforts his ex and while he awaits his job decision.I loved this novel! Delaney is sassy, but kind, supportive, and loving. The town people are funny and have each other's back. I enjoyed seeing Colt's "softer" side with his singing. I can't wait to read about the remaining Garner brothers!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I requested this book on Netgalley because I was intrigued by the description, and it had a pretty cute cover as well! While we know romantic suspense is my crack, I also enjoy contemporary romances and this one sounded like something that would be written by Jill Shalvis (a personal fave, plus she likes my cookies, and NO that is not an euphemism for anything!) and you know what, Stacy delivered! I LOVED this peek into the lives of Colt and Delaney and the assorted residents of Glory Junction!! I requested this book on Netgalley because I was intrigued by the description, and it had a pretty cute cover as well! While we know romantic suspense is my crack, I also enjoy contemporary romances and this one sounded like something that would be written by Jill Shalvis (a personal fave, plus she likes my cookies, and NO that is not an euphemism for anything!) and you know what, Stacy delivered! I LOVED this peek into the lives of Colt and Delaney and the assorted residents of Glory Junction!!Colt is the town’s police chief and Delaney is his next door neighbor and their initial interactions are over their shared driveway and who has parking rights. (On a personal note, I can relate though if my neighbor was Colt, I’d be giving in!) They are both hesitant to start something due to both having come through painful breakups in their previous relationships, plus as Delaney is a well-known designer and Colt doesn’t think she will be content to stay in a small town. But eventually, the sparks win out and may I say, the shower scene was hot AND made me laugh!!The cast of supporting characters is great with a lot of humor and heart, and a real dick of a mayor to cause friction. In addition to Colt’s brothers, I would love to read more about all the rest-this could turn into a LONG series to cover everyone who needs their own book! (Okay, or maybe a novella or side story…) I hadn’t read anything by Stacy previously, but now I am definitely going to get her ‘Nugget’ series to read which is related to this new one!This was definitely one of the best reads I’ve had in a while, and I can’t recommend it enough to you all!
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  • Marci Baker
    January 1, 1970
    I requested this book on Netgalley because I was intrigued by the description, and it had a pretty cute cover as well! While we know romantic suspense is my crack, I also enjoy contemporary romances and this one sounded like something that would be written by Jill Shalvis (a personal fave, plus she likes my cookies, and NO that is not an euphemism for anything!) and you know what, Stacy delivered! I LOVED this peek into the lives of Colt and Delaney and the assorted residents of Glory Junction!! I requested this book on Netgalley because I was intrigued by the description, and it had a pretty cute cover as well! While we know romantic suspense is my crack, I also enjoy contemporary romances and this one sounded like something that would be written by Jill Shalvis (a personal fave, plus she likes my cookies, and NO that is not an euphemism for anything!) and you know what, Stacy delivered! I LOVED this peek into the lives of Colt and Delaney and the assorted residents of Glory Junction!!Colt is the town’s police chief and Delaney is his next door neighbor and their initial interactions are over their shared driveway and who has parking rights. (On a personal note, I can relate though if my neighbor was Colt, I’d be giving in!) They are both hesitant to start something due to both having come through painful breakups in their previous relationships, plus as Delaney is a well-known designer and Colt doesn’t think she will be content to stay in a small town. But eventually, the sparks win out and may I say, the shower scene was hot AND made me laugh!!The cast of supporting characters is great with a lot of humor and heart, and a real dick of a mayor to cause friction. In addition to Colt’s brothers, I would love to read more about all the rest-this could turn into a LONG series to cover everyone who needs their own book! (Okay, or maybe a novella or side story…) I hadn’t read anything by Stacy previously, but now I am definitely going to get her ‘Nugget’ series to read which is related to this new one!This was definitely one of the best reads I’ve had in a while, and I can’t recommend it enough to you all!
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  • Kate Vale
    January 1, 1970
    The first of the Garner Brothers series, taking place is Glory Junction, CA, where lots of outdoor adventures occur. Colt Garner is the police chief in this little town, although his brothers often convince him to work in their adventure company, taking out kayakers, hikers and the like on his day off. All well and good--until Delaney Scott moves back into the McMansion she and her ex-husband built next door. The big problem is that they share a driveway and when she plugs in her Tesla, Colt has The first of the Garner Brothers series, taking place is Glory Junction, CA, where lots of outdoor adventures occur. Colt Garner is the police chief in this little town, although his brothers often convince him to work in their adventure company, taking out kayakers, hikers and the like on his day off. All well and good--until Delaney Scott moves back into the McMansion she and her ex-husband built next door. The big problem is that they share a driveway and when she plugs in her Tesla, Colt has trouble getting his cruiser out and on the road in time when he gets a late call. So, they are arguing about who should park where.Until, of course, each begins to see that their arguing may just be a cover for attraction they can't seem to extinquish. Things get complicated when Delaney's muse has disappeared until she creates a pair of cargo shorts for Colt to pass the time. Creating new high-end gowns simply isn't happening now. Then there's that mayor who shouldn't have been voted into office. He wants to fire Colt, but needs to come up with a reason for doing so. He's very popular with the populace.As each works hard to avoid their feelings for the other, Delaney suddenly begins seeing herself recreating a different kind of clothing line than she ever expected and then Colt learns that the mayor may be involved in something more criminal than hassling him. How this all works out portends a new series that sounds like lots of fun.
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  • Crystal
    January 1, 1970
    Hooray! New to me author Stacy Finz is one that I have heard of many times in the past and her books have always been intriguing. I was immediately drawn to the synopsis for Need You and so I went for it. There were two elements of Need You that I adored. The first was the characters. From Colt and Delaney to every one of the background characters, I fell for all of them. Colt and Delaney endured very similar events when their previous relationships ended. Try as they might, the attraction betwe Hooray! New to me author Stacy Finz is one that I have heard of many times in the past and her books have always been intriguing. I was immediately drawn to the synopsis for Need You and so I went for it. There were two elements of Need You that I adored. The first was the characters. From Colt and Delaney to every one of the background characters, I fell for all of them. Colt and Delaney endured very similar events when their previous relationships ended. Try as they might, the attraction between them can't be ignored. They started out on the wrong side of the driveway, but it didn't take long for them to confront their past and look for a new future. As background characters, I could not get enough of Colt's brothers and Delaney's new friends. Of course there is one pairing that I hope will happen (especially of a certain brother gets his head out of his ass). The second element of Need You that I loved was Stacy's writing style. I loved how she was able to write a fun and quirky romance with a hint of a scandal with the mayor of Glory Junction. Then we have the annual race... Just reading Stacy's words, I wished I was there to watch it all unfold. I would have loved to stand with Delaney and her new friends to cheer for Colt and the other racers. I love books with small town events like this. It adds a bit of craziness to an already fun book. Bring on the next one!I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Becky Burciaga
    January 1, 1970
    Now adding to her popular Nugget series, Ms Finz has created another touch your heart series in the Garner brothers set in the city of Glory Junction just 30 minutes from Nugget...the tie in to both series is a true win for the reader. In Need You, the draw between Colt and Delaney is palpable, drawing you into their struggles and triumphs... watching them achieve their richly deserved HEA. While Colt and Delaney have their own distinct personalities, making them stand out, yet they mesh so well Now adding to her popular Nugget series, Ms Finz has created another touch your heart series in the Garner brothers set in the city of Glory Junction just 30 minutes from Nugget...the tie in to both series is a true win for the reader. In Need You, the draw between Colt and Delaney is palpable, drawing you into their struggles and triumphs... watching them achieve their richly deserved HEA. While Colt and Delaney have their own distinct personalities, making them stand out, yet they mesh so well together; you cannot help but fall in love with them because of their uniqueness. There are moments of vulnerability between the two that touch you deeply, while at the same time conveying their inner strength. This is not only a romance story, it is also packed with intrigue and tension...bringing to light the self serving nature of some individuals. It demonstrates the mentality and closeness of a small town that rallies around its members...giving strength when it's needed the most. This author has a true gift in creating characters that are relatable, who touch you deeply and pull at your heartstrings. The door is wide open for so much more with the Garner brothers, and the town of Glory Junction...and its cast of quirky members. This ARC book was a complimentary copy provided by the Publisher and Netgally, I voluntarily providing my honest review.
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  • Wanda C
    January 1, 1970
    Just as in real like, sometimes what appears to be a problem is a gift in disguise. The two main characters have a disagreement that could easily create a non-neighborly attitude. However, this disagreement is a soft opening to the beginning of a new world for each. For example, one character suffers a relationship loss that permeates into their business life creating a creative block. The other character has a need requiring a creative perspective. When these two creative instances cross paths, Just as in real like, sometimes what appears to be a problem is a gift in disguise. The two main characters have a disagreement that could easily create a non-neighborly attitude. However, this disagreement is a soft opening to the beginning of a new world for each. For example, one character suffers a relationship loss that permeates into their business life creating a creative block. The other character has a need requiring a creative perspective. When these two creative instances cross paths, a great new life course ensues. This book is a great example of how every cloud has a silver lining for all of us.A nice romance with a smooth flow. Based on a five-star rating, I give it five stars!1) Buy from the author in the future? Yes2) Did it keep me intrigued? Yes3) Story line adventurous, mysterious, and believable? Yes4) Would I recommend to a family member/friend? Yes. 5) Did my idea of the book based on the cover remain the same after I read the book? Yes. The art on the cover lets me know the book is about a sweet romance (attitude and clothing of the man and woman) with a little adventure and mystery (the symbolism of the fence)!
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