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Certain Sure [Kindle Edition]

Reina M. Williams
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Book Description

A modern Cinderella story with an Irish twist

Can her dreams come true with the help of some unlikely fairy godpeople?

Katie Dillon doesn't believe in dreams and fairy tales. She has a plan for her life, which doesn't include falling for charmer Fin Dunbar--again. But while caring for her niece, Katie realizes Fin and her dreams might be just what she needs. When family secrets, old arguments, and new feelings cause Katie and Fin to clash, they have to decide whether their love is make-believe or certain sure.

Length: 215 pages
Heat level: Sensually Sweet (contains closed-door adult content and mild adult language)

Product Details

  • File Size: 554 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Reina M. Williams; 2 edition (December 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JEQN2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,572 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent read, squishy feelings March 5, 2012
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I enjoyed this book, but I honestly hate characters that all of their problems would be solved if they were just honest with themselves or at least made up their mind and stuck to it. At the same time, I thoroughly enjoyed all the family drama/secrets, and the Irish twist to everything was a welcome change from all the regular blah of romance novels. And the end left me with a little smile. I gave it 4 stars because it was good though I was mildly annoyed at peoples stubbornness about their feelings. It felt like a constant loop of yes/no/maybeso to the point I almost stopped reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Lovely romance but predictable" August 7, 2014
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I enjoyed listening to this book but it was easy to see where it would land. The writer did add in some twists to keep it interesting, so overall a good story. Very strong kudos to the narrator, Elizabeth Klett, as she did an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life with appropriate accents and voice distinctions so it's easy to follow. I recommend if if you’re looking for something lighthearted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars certain sure February 23, 2012
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I am from the SF Bay Area so I always enjoy reading books that are set in places I know, however in some books the location descriptions seem gratuitous. This one gets it just right! I also particularly liked that the hero and heroine were not perfect - though perfect for each other - and that the older generations also got to have some romance and intrigue. This was a really enjoyable read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Families - Gotta Love 'em February 19, 2012
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I would love to have these two for real friends. The characters are so well developed and lovable. And the family is a bonus - we get to see how they all fit together to make them who they are, for better or worse, mostly better. They aren't just a plot device, they are a real family. This is one of the few romances that I have gone back to re-read and will re-read again.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I had picked up the book not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the quiet feel of it. The last novel I read had a narrative voice so perky, it felt like it was fanfiction being written by a teenager. However, this novel felt much like some indie films I've watched - with its gray tones, real characters, and a shaky camera. The sense of mystery and hidden secrets were also well-depicted. And the relationships are quite complicated. However, once secret upon secret upon secret were revealed, it became a bit ridiculous, like some daytime soap opera but at 10 times the speed. I also found it incredibly unbelievable that all the older members of the two families depicted were romantically linked somehow in the past. For some time, I started to wonder if they had ever wondered whether the romantic leads of this novel may be blood relations. And that weird tangent with the brother-in-law- a whole lot of what-the-heck?!

The ending was super-rushed. Main characters, Katie and Fin, finally did the deed in a romantic way and then the next morning, their families (who are in-laws with each other, among other things) found out they were involved. Right when they were about to lay into the Fin for getting with Katie, they all decided to hit the pause button. Characters went to change their clothes, returned, and the whole group of family members was gone. Fin proposed. Katie accepted. The end. What about the parent-child animosity that Katie and Fin had with their parents? No longer discussed. And the epilogue - oh don't get me start on THAT. After rushing the Katie and Fin ending, the epilogue was about their niece, Rose - prominently featured in the main story as the little girl who planned to get her aunt and uncle together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and charming for Certain Sure March 24, 2013
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I like the whole premise of this quick read. The story is the love story of two totally charming characters and a cast of interesting supporting friends and family. Irish is the keyword here. The book has an ethnic feel, not oppressively so, just a hint and a color and it is free of the predictable stereotypes of most "Irish" romances—it really worked. I loved the bad boy, Finn, who is really **** don't want to slip in a spoiler, but he is sexy and a strong love interest. The heroine, Katie, is the innocent, hardworking, smart victim of the family "secrets". Her father refuses to take her seriously but her niece, Rosie, adores the ground Katie walks on. As Rosie's uncle from the opposite side of Rosie's heritage Finn adores Rosie as well. He remembers Katie, all too well, her sweetness haunted him even thousands of miles away, in Ireland where his father had banished him. Now Finns back, Katie has grown up and Rosie has wished upon a star. If you want a sweet read based loosely on a great fairy tale, this is the book for you.

My one complaint is that there are several people in the family with similar names, pay attention because the plot is more developed than your typical sweet romance.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't hold my interest February 24, 2012
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I really didn't care much for this book. It didn't hold my interest, but I did skim through to get to the expected outcome. There were way too many family complications that were unbelievable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Clunky writing
The plot was okay, but so much of the writing was awkward. Dialogue was stilted, and references were made to past events that were never fully explained.
Published 14 days ago by Karina Worlton
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice light beach read.
Published 9 months ago by Allyson Daley
5.0 out of 5 stars Certain Sure
This book was so enjoyable. The twists ans turns as the story develops were really enjoyable. Katie is the main character in her mid-20. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Megan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy Romance is all around
I received this book free for review purposes. This book is very heart warming and touching. The love some people share is just amazing and the things you learn about her family... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Aurora M Tengesdal
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying cast of characters!
Goodreads Description- A modern Cinderella story with an Irish twist

Can her dreams come true with the help of some unlikely fairy godpeople? Read more
Published on December 3, 2012 by Regina Niesen
2.0 out of 5 stars Certain Bad
Struggled between giving this book 1 or 2 stars. I thought it started out okay but quickly went downhill. Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by Michele Yvette
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Romantic Tale
This is a good romance. All of the characters, not just our hero and heroine, are well-developed and likeable, even in their failings and various family dynamics. Read more
Published on February 23, 2012 by Dawn Jackson
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More About the Author

Reina M. Williams writes sweet Austenesque Regency and contemporary romances, as well as fairy tale based stories. She loves period dramas, cooking, baking, and reading. Reina's interest in history began when she visited Colonial Williamsburg as a girl. She has a B.A. in History and did graduate study in English Literature. A California native, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Reina's books:

Sweet Regency romances:
Love at Pemberley series (Pride and Prejudice novellas):
Book One: Most Truly (An Amazon Regency Romance Bestseller)
Book Two: Miss Darcy Decides (An Amazon Regency Bestseller)
Book Three: Miss Bennet Blooms (An Amazon Regency Bestseller)
Book Four: Misunderstood

A Gentleman's Daughter trilogy:
Book 1: Her Choice (an Amazon Regency Romance Bestseller)
Book 2: Her Folly
Book 3: Her Love

Contemporary Romance:
Certain Sure (a modern Irish Cinderella story)

The Rancho Valle series (coming 2015):
Book .5: Petals
Book 1: Dear Cate
Book 2: Chance for Love
Book 3: Loving Lucky

Reina loves to hear from readers!
Twitter: @reinamwilliams
Goodreads and Google +: Reina M. Williams


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