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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents an inspiring and emotional tale about a hero willing to go to any lengths to recapture his belief in the sweetness of love.
Jake Lassiter was a bona fide hero in the military before a tragedy in war changed his life forever. Now he’s a rising country music star, intent on healing the world and himself through his music. But his past still haunts him…
When Jake hires girl-next-door interior decorator Susannah McGuiness, he sees a kindred spirit and a woman who pulls at his soul. The first sparks of hope fire in him, the kind that can heal all the wounds he still carries inside. For a man resigned to never having a happily ever after, Susannah sure has him dreaming about one.
Susannah has always believed in the promise of rainbows, even when times are tough. She’s known some hard times herself and connects with Jake on a level she’s never known. In this hero, she doesn’t see a broken man, but one who’s risen again and again to life’s challenges. But Jake must heal his secret wounds to claim the love of his dreams
"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
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A tearjerker & heart ♥️ mender
This is another beautiful book by a wonderful author. Her heart is filled with God’s grace & she shares that grace with all of her readers. While the book centers around Jake’s battle with PTSD, it is truly a testimony of love & of the healing power it can have for all of us. I had read The Chocolate Garden about a year ago & loved it. This one is even better. I will certainly be watching for more books from this author.
Hit or miss
Ava Miles has had some delicious stories with beautiful plots and characters. She has the talent to draw a reader in to see the scene and become part of the characters themselves. But man oh man can she beat a dead horse. The sex scenes are belabored to the point of painful to read, and seem to be getting worse with each story. There is a fine line between setting the stage and overwriting the act, and this book was by far the worst of that. Will she, won't she, should she or shouldn't she, but she's a virgin waiting to be married... Will he be kind, he doesn't want to hurt her, he NEEDS he but he "respects" her... When she finally decides to bring on the inevitable, she spends an entire chapter detailing it. Too much time, too much talking. The other thing to note with this new set of books is they apparently have to pray about EVERYTHING. Ava has spun into a family that can't seem to make a simple decision without having to talk about praying over it. I'm a girl with a solid faith, but this was way too overdone for my taste. I think the editor should be put to pasture for letting this book through.
This book touched close to home. I enjoyed every minute of it and have read the entire Dare River series. Looking forward to the upcoming ones!!