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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a heartwarming and romantic second-chance story about two people who rediscover their love for each other…and what it means to be a family. Connected to her bestselling Dare Valley series and what Publisher’s Weekly called “an appealing story,” this romance is guaranteed to make you believe in love all over again.
Quarterback Jordan Dean thought he had everything until his long-time girlfriend broke up with him. His football rock star life had become too burdensome to her. Plus there was another teensy, weensy reason. Chef Grace Kincaid had gotten tired of waiting for him to propose. Ouch.
When Jordan wins the Super Bowl, he tells himself it’s enough. But he can’t get Grace out of his mind. When she calls, insisting they meet, he eagerly agrees. .
Only to discover he’s going to be a father….
Grace had always wanted a happily ever after—her yellow house, the picket fence, and children—with Jordan. She’s not willing to settle for a shotgun wedding. But hope makes her agree to live next door to him in the dream house he’d secretly had built for her. The fire of their attraction and deep waters of their love reemerge as they become parents for the first time.
The gate between their houses becomes the key—to everything.
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog
"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
Media attention complicates life for two lovers in this inviting contemporary romance. Chef Grace Kincaid and NFL star Jordan Dean broke up due to Jordan's hectic schedule and excessive media pressure. But the separation is short-lived when Grace discovers she's pregnant. Jordan offers to move her into a replica of her dream house, which he built as a surprise for her; after she left him, he started building another home for himself right next door. Will their love for each other and the baby make them a family, or are they destined to be amicable neighbors, separated by the garden gate? The prologue neatly summarizes Jordan and Grace's backstory and sets up the conflicts that led to their breakup. Naturally flowing dialogue captures the closeness between the two protagonists. Their interactions with Grace's mother showcase their history and emotional turmoil, as well as Grace's love for Jordan and dislike of the social expectations and media attention around his personal life. Jordan's and Grace's alternating perspectives give the story momentum and effectively reveal Jordan's past as well as his fears when he realizes he will be a father. The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story. (BookLife)
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The Gate to Everything
Wonderful story. Well written twists, turns, pitfalls, and triumphs.
A beautiful beginning to a new series!
Jordan Dean is football's rock-star quarterback, enjoying the life of money, parties, and fame. Grace Kincaid, his long-time girlfriend, is having a hard time dealing with his fame...as well as the wait for a proposal. Grace decides to end things with Jordan...then discovers she is pregnant with his child!
As a surprise for Grace, Jordan had re-created her dream home on the same property where he was building a new home for himself. He entices her to live there raise their daughter so he could be close to them. The gate between their houses becomes his gate to everything.
Ms. Miles has created a terrific new series featuring the Once Upon A Dare buddies introduced in "The Bridge To A Better Life". I love how she ties all her series together, while keeping them very much in their own "world". I highly recommend this book!
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.
The Gate To Everything
ZZZZZ ... utterly predictable and BORING! I just quit in the middle. Heroine is insipid and hero is a dolt. Who cares?