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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares a powerful tale about the sweetness of home and falling in love for the first time.
Chase Parker doesn’t believe in all that gushy home sweet love stuff.
Moira Hale sure as heck does.
Becoming a respected corporate executive of a billionaire enterprise is more enduring, according to Chase. He lost his home in a tragedy as a kid and doesn’t plan on building another one ever again. But he finds himself stuck in small town Dare Valley recovering from a skiing accident—and in a home much like the one he lost.
Moira is excited to have her first real home in addition to a fantabulous new job, working in tandem with Chase’s boss on a high-powered fundraiser. She and Chase don’t have to worry about an office romance technically because they don’t work together. And so, while Chase is recovering, they decide to “hang out” and enjoy each other.
Neither anticipate how deep their feelings go. Chase certainly doesn’t expect to sift through the ashes of his past in order to heal and share his memories with Moira—or find comfort in all the things he’d locked away. But soon Chase discovers how sweet home can be…all the while falling in love.
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Another Ava Miles Homerun
As usual, Ava Miles has written another good story with well drawn characters. My favorite thing about her books is that while romance novels are naturally going to have bedroom scenes, hers are not explicit. A little is still left to the imagination. Thank you for that, Ms. Miles.
A terrific new chapter in the Dare Valley series!
Ms Miles has created another wonderful book in her Dare River series, bringing back glimpses of old favorite characters, as well as giving us insight into new ones. Dare Valley has been as much of a character as the people who live there…making me want to visit this fabulous place!
I cannot wait to see where she goes from here!
Please note: I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
This is another great Ava Mile’s book. I have loved all of her books and this is no exception. This is a book from the Dare Valley series. You do NOT have to read them all, or in order to appreciate this book.
In this book we learn about Chase Parker and his past, he isn’t a gushy guy with sentiments of home, love and family. He hides in his work and soon has to learn a different way. Chase Parker is the CFO of Quid-Atch, the company that is in charge of The Artemis Institute of Innovation, a private institute designed to foster young inventors helping them with seed money and training at Emmits Merriam University in Dare Valley. Moira Hale is the director of The Artemis Institute of Innovation, and she works in some ways with Chase as they oversee the Institutes first fundraiser. Moira steps in to be a friend, and their feelings that were hanging around, might make things more interesting.
Chase does not have sweet, happy memories of a loving fun home. Moira Hale is from a big loving family that is all about love, supporting each other and home. Moira is the human resource and go to person for the Institute working with Evan and Chase is her boss. Chase has a skiing accident that brings up issues of his past, and the fact that he works so much. He has to learn how to relax and take time off from work to heal. Chase and Mora are both big human resource people/ rule following, so they are very concerned about what could happen working together if something does not work out, especially because in Chase’s mind it was a temporary thing.
I love learning about Chase’s past and following how he and Mora start to become more than friends, and having fun learning more about each other. Chase has a sentimental, caring side that we learn about slowly throughout the book.
I love how healers of different types to try and heal Chase faster are introduced into the story as I feel it adds an interesting level to the book. Acupuncturist, Qigong and a healer are used to help with more emotional healing but also his physical healing. Here Chase learns that he needs more than work to be happy and live a good life.
Will Chase be able to open back up to love after all this repressed issues from his family’s fire that destroyed their home and in his eyes all their lives? He doesn’t talk about the fire to anyone, and has always repressed everything and anything about it. That is until the skiing accident that brought it all back up.
This is an amazing book and I recommend it to all.
"I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."