From Best Selling Author, Ali Parker...
Love is a Lie.
As a photographer for the New York Post, Kari Martin was used to seeing heartache and scandal up close. But one night at the club… her whole world changed.
Heartbroken and willing to call off her wedding, she decides a change is in order and moves from NYC to a small town in Maine, where the average age of the residents there is sixty (or thereabouts). She works to fit in perfectly, and tries like hell not to let anyone find out just how very jaded she's recently become over the lie called love.
Jake Isaac left Texas quite a few years ago; his heart torn from his chest, and his mind set on being a bachelor forever. Maine would welcome him, give him land to explore and a community to belong to. Getting a job as the coach of the local junior high and serving on the fire department kept him busy — and labeled him a hometown hero — but the truth of his damaged heart was forever hidden.
No one would ever know just how jaded he was about love. That is… until he meets Kari.
COMPLETE STORY - HEA.
** 18+ Explicit sex scenes & foul language.
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Nice romantic tale
This is the story of heartbreak and fate. It is a very nice tale of romance. The author writes about each character very carefully and thought out out. Kari and her friends are hilarious but it shows their friendship is truly strong. Kari goes through a lot but eventually gets her HEA. Jake has had a very rough past and finds it hard to open up. Once he allows himself to the devil come knocking.
This book was worth the read, can’t wait to read the next installment.
~there are no hot sex scenes in this book~
Too Jaded to Love?
This is the book about Kari Martin and her snake of a fiance. She ends up calling off the wedding after finding him screwing a stranger in a bar. She then decides she needs a change of pace and plans to move out of New York.
Her best friends are moving to Bar Harbor, Maine. She thinks it best to get a change of pace and scenery. Her fiance is always calling her and figures she will give in and get back together with him. Kari has had enough and gives notice to her job.
Right from the start she is attracted to Jake, the hometown hero. She meets him her first night in town at the supermarket. He helps her choose wine for dinner.
Jake used to live in Texas. He was hurt in the past by a woman he had loved his whole life. He is completely attracted to Kari - but afraid to try. He knows he could get close to Kari, he already feels something for her.
They keep "bumping into one another" all over town. It is a small town, and their paths seem to cross a lot. She has to interview him as part of her first assignment for her new job.
Kari is all that Jake could ever want. He is crazy attracted to her. His past keeps getting in the way and he is not sure what to do. Can he take a chance? Dare he? He is starting to feel something for her. The sparks fly and the air sizzles when they are in the same room.
This is a story of love, fate and dealing with the hurt of the past. I liked the character development. I felt the story was an honest progression for these two and I loved it!
3 ⭐️ for average rating.
Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
It’s not memorable, if I ever have to remove downloads to make space, this book would be gone. I was sweet, sometimes to sweet. No laugh out loud moments but some funny bits here and there. Started off with promise but then fizzled. At the same time, I did want to complete it. I didn’t feel compelled to do so, but it was a read that I was able to walk away from.