Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Path by Tawdra Kandle & All For Family by Olivia Hardin - Reviews

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The Path CoverAbby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain.
When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her lap, though, she can’t resist the temptation. Making the old Riverside Inn into the showplace she’s always dreamed of running offers the second chance she never expected.
Abby didn’t expect another kind of second chance to land on her doorstep at the same time. Ryland Kent wants to help her bring the Riverside back to life, and his passion for restoration is irresistible. But as much as she wants to ignore it, she can’t help seeing another spark in his eyes . . . one that offers to reignite her own flame.
Sometimes the path to a happily-ever-after is anything but smooth.

My Thoughts: Tawdra Kandle has to be one of my absolute favorite romance authors. She never fails to deliver a story that has plenty of feeling and heat. The Path was no exception. I love the world she has created with her Crystal Cove novels and all the characters.

Abby is a strong female, who is determined to prove that her past won't be repeated. Ryland is a stubborn guy who wants things his way and is ready to fight to get it. Abby and Ryland are an adorable couple. Their bickering entertained me. As the bickering grew into a relationship I loved them even more.

The Riverside Inn plays a huge role in this book. One I really enjoyed. I loved the picture that Tawdra Kandle painted of Riverside. She breathed life into the old Inn and made it an amazing piece of the story. Of course some of my old favorite characters made appearances in The Path, too. 

The Path is a beautiful love story. It could be read as a standalone, but trust me you'll want to get the whole Crystal Cove experience. Grab all the Crystal Cove books, and don't miss out on The One Trilogy either, since some of the characters cross over. I can't wait to read what Tawdra comes out with next!

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00016]Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Rawley family, but gearing up for Van and Kay’s nuptials revives old insecurities for Kay’s sister-in-law Meg. When she learns that her ex-husband is asking for her from his hospital bed, Meg must confront the painful memories of her past.
Family is everything for Jeremy Rawley. Most important is the one he and Meg created together. But their beginning was tangled in memories he wishes his wife could forget for good. A call from her past brings them back to a place he thought they’d never have to be again.
Forgiveness may be the key, but the first step is finding the locked heart that needs it.

My Thoughts: All For Family is the third book in the Rawley Family series. It's the first book in the series I read, and the beginning was a little confusing to me. I don't usually come into a series out of order, so I'll be going back to read the first two books in the near future. That being said, it was a really great book.

My absolute favorite part was that the characters weren't "perfect". Meg especially, was perfectly ordinary. A divorced, slightly older, and curvy woman who was worried about her flaws. She is a character that others can connect with. I also loved, that although her life had been handing her some serious lemons, Meg was all about trying to make lemonade. She didn't whine or cry, but smiled and carried on. She was awesome. Jeremy is from a well to do family in a foreign country. He's a bit stiff and maybe a little snobby, but he's a good guy. Meg's  love story with Jeremy was sweet. I loved the letters between them. They helped each other out, each bringing the other out of their shell a little. 

I enjoyed All For Family. The struggles and the fight to overcome them pulled the story along. I enjoyed the little hops in time throughout the book. I'm looking forward to getting the first two books to read and seeing what else Olivia Hardin comes out with. 


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I received an ARC of these books in exchange for my honest reviews. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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