of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Rachs RamblingsBangor, MEAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5good Read!November 15, 2016Rachs RamblingsBangor, MEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was an easy read for me, and I usually give "easy beach reads" three stars. However, I was so able to connect with this book because I do know what it's like to have people see the chair before they see you. I do know what it's like not to be able to be eye level with other people. The descriptions of how one feels when they are no longer "normal" ring true in this book. I love flawed characters...whether physical or emotional.
I also loved that the hero fought to overcome his failings eventually, but the leading up to that is difficult. I enjoyed this read. Denise Hunter has a lovely way of writing a story that one can simply enjoy and finish with a happy sigh!
I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Stellar conclusion to a fantastic series.November 11, 2016Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5It takes a special author to make the third book in a series shine a brightly as the first - but Denise Hunter does just that with Just a Kiss. We have been building toward this story for the last two books - but even if the reader hasnt read them, the story would still be just a revetting and emotional.
Riley has been in love with Paige since they were teenagers but the time just didnt seem right. Then he had to endure the agony of watching his older brother Beau sweep in and take over boyfriend role. The only way Riley can see to deal with this is to enlist and is deployed over to Afghanistan.
Returning to Summer Harbour a changed man - an IED has rendered him a amputee, Riley determines that any dreams of rekindling a love with Paige wouldnt be fair to her. But he didnt reckon on being looked after by his former love or where their mutual friendship could eventually lead.
This was the perfect way to finish our time with the Callahans of Summer Harbour. And getting to see the conclusion of Aunt Trudys story too was an added bonus to sweet for words.
Thanks again to the Fiction Guild for providing a complimentary copy for review - all opinions are my own.
LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Contemporary RomanceNovember 1, 2016LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a wonderful story of finding where God wants you. Riley is returning home from war, not the man he left mentally or physically and his best friend Paige, whom he has secretly loved will be his caretaker. Hidden feelings, misunderstandings, faith, and finding your way in this messy thing called life is the theme. I love the characters and the return of old ones from the previous books in this series. I enjoyed the tying up of Aunt Trudy's and the sheriffs past. Denise Hunter has a way of drawing you in and not wanting to lay the book down.
I received a complimentary copy of Just A Kiss from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Guild. The review and opinions are my own and not required.
Deana5 Stars Out Of 5what is in a kiss?October 29, 2016DeanaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It's so nice to read a new book from one of my favorite authors. I opened the book and started reading and before I knew it, I was crying. The beginning is so emotional and felt so real I wanted to go hug the couple and wish them well. Riley and Paige have been best friends forever. As Riley exits the plane, he is a completely different person from when he was home last.
After a tour in Afghanistan Riley comes home to face some challenges. What happened to him in Afghanistan? I loved his character so much. He is a strong and fit man with perhaps a bit of stubbornness to go along with his moody attitude. I loved when he discovers he will be staying with Paige for awhile. Can two best friends live together after Riley ran off to the Marines and left the one girl he loved?
Paige is a sweet and caring person. She has a big heart and wants to take care of everyone. I loved her devotion to caring for animals at the shelter. Her warmth and compassion was so well written that I wanted to be her friend. The author writes a very emotional journey between two people trying to find their way in life. The chemistry is undeniable between them as they try to overcome situations that keep them apart. I loved how the author writes Riley's character with some inner struggles that shine a light on a difficult subject many veterans face . The story is an emotional roller coaster as the characters rely on their faith to find happiness. Have you ever struggled with something and knew the only answer was to trust God?
Thank you for a story that is filled with hope, budding romances and learning to trust again. The author has provided discussion questions at the end that I highly recommend you read. The book has left me with hope that past hurts can be forgiven and sometimes a simple kiss can bring a lifetime of happiness.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.
Michelle K5 Stars Out Of 5Swoon Worthy Romance with Great Theme of HealingOctober 26, 2016Michelle KQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another great swoon-worthy romance from Denise Hunter! I've been waiting for this story since I first met Riley and Paige in Falling Like Snowflakes, the first book of this series. I always enjoy a great friends-to-lovers story, and this was the perfect conclusion to the Summer Harbor series. I adored having a physically flawed hero, even if it was heartbreaking to see what Riley had to go through. I love how the author always weaves in the inspirational threads as a natural part of the story.
Plot: Riley Callahan has been in love with his best friend, Paige Warren, for a long time, even though she doesn't know it. He enlisted in the Marines just to get away when Paige was dating his brother. When Paige and Beau broke up, he was heading to boot camp, but now he's coming home an amputee. The Callahan family arranges for Riley to recover at Paige's house, which will make it very difficult for Riley to keep his feelings in check. Paige deserves better than a broken man.
Characters: Riley's story has been heartbreaking from the beginning, and I loved getting to know him more. He's my favorite Callahan brother and quite the charming hero! Paige's love for animals and the shelter makes her endearing and I love her loyalty to her best friend. The chemistry between the two of them is so well written and I enjoyed every minute of their story.
Recommendation: I'd highly recommend this book to those who enjoy great inspirational romance. It was the best of the series by far! While it can stand alone, I'd recommend reading the first two books, because you'll get a little more of Paige and Riley's back story. I'm sorry to see this series come to an end, but I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next.
Rating: 5/5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild. This review is my honest opinion.