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Her Summer with the Marine: A Donovan Brothers Novel [Kindle Edition]

Susan Meier
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Her Summer with the Marine by Susan Meier

Their competition has never been so irresistible

The last person Ellie McDermott wanted to run into after returning to her hometown is Finn Donovan, her high school nemesis and the guy she crossed the line from enemies to lovers with one night years ago. Now ex-military, tattooed, and still sexy as hell, Finn is a complication Ellie doesn’t need—she needs to concentrate on saving her family business.

Finn’s entire life, Ellie was there, going head-to-head with him in every class, bee, and test. So it’s no surprise she’d show up just as he was about to take over her father's struggling business. It is a surprise, though, that his attraction to her is even more explosive than it had been. Acting on their attraction is one thing, but Finn has to turn a profit to save his own family, and nothing—not even love—will get in his way.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1030 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Bliss (March 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,517 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this story! March 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A beautiful read well-written adored this book and story loved the comedy element and the chemistry between this couple,Ellie McDermott came back home to look after her father's funeral business has he is ill,The last person she wanted to see was an ex-love Finn Donovan an Ex-Military tattooed and still as handsome has ever,Both are very competitive both trying to save there family's interests,There attraction is as strong has ever but they can't or won't let it stand in the way of saving there family business so they think but love has other ideas! A book not to be missed from a great Author!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! March 10, 2014
By Karen J
Format:Kindle Edition
When I first began reading Her Summer with the Marine, I thought, a funeral home? Ewww I bet I don't read much of this book. But ya know what? The author did an amazing job! I didn't even mind that the story centered around death and funeral homes! Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop!!! It was such a good book! I loved the chemistry between Ellie and Finn and there was just so much more to this book than a typical romance. We got to see into the lives of the couple more than just that they were hot for one another. (One little bit of info tho...Ellie's father does have Alzheimer's. My mother was diagnosed last year so some of the details were hard for me to read)
Her Summer with the Marine is an outstanding, emotional read that will make you laugh, cry and be sad when the book ends! LOVED it!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Summer with the Marine March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
How many times have you said, “If only?” or wish, if only things could have happened differently. Or, if we could have a, “do over.” Would you? Or you thought things were one way but they weren’t? This story is that.
This is one deep book. OMG! You laugh and cry during it. Yet, it is so worth every tissue and tear it. This author really knows how to grip you in the depth of your emotions to feel the characters pain and joys.
Ellie McDermott is called home to Harmony Hills, Penn. By the Chief of Police. Her dear widowed father was found wandering in the park across the street naked. Ellie leaves her life as an ad agent in Pittsburg with not a thought to get to her father.
It turns out he has Alzheimer’s and will need long term care. Ellie has some major decisions to make, you see her dad owns McDermott’s Mortuary. Before the sun had really set that first day Finn Donovan comes a calling.
Who’s he you ask? Finn is only the man who was the boy who competed with Ellie for every quiz, contest, or award since grade school. He was also the guy who deflowered her. Now, he sees that the opportunity has opened up for him to make a move on her dad’s business and he does. Why? Why, would he want it and can’t she run it and will she need the steady income from it to help take care of her dad?
But, could she ever sell it to the man who stole the most prized gift a woman has? Especially, without ever looking back or talking to her again until now? Surprisingly it can be resolved and there is a HEA. But don’t expect it to be smooth sailing it is bumpy and there will be a lot of tears at least there were for me. Very good story that I gave 5 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Red Hot Bliss line off to a great start! March 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Her Summer with the Marine is a fun, sexy frenemies to lovers story. Ellie McDermott has to move home and take over the family funeral parlor because of her dad’s worsening Alzheimer’s. Finn Donovan, the guy she competed with all through school, and who she had one night with, has also returned to town and opened a funeral parlor.

And there isn’t enough business in this small town for both of them.

This story is so sweet and fun, I can’t even tell you. I LOVED the tension from the fact that both characters had a NEED for their business to succeed. And you want both of them to succeed, even though it’s not possible.

And then there’s the romance. They both have feelings for each other, or at least desires, but they are competing for their lives (or the lives of their parents, really). The tension this causes is spectacular, and when they give in to their desires, the scenes are HOT! Bliss readers who have been looking for a little more steam will be thoroughly satisfied. And readers who love a small town, enemies (or frenemies) to lovers story, will be in heaven.

4.5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read April 14, 2014
By Ewat10
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was a little slow starting for me, but once it got the momentum, it was hard to put down!!! Ellie McDermott had to return to her home town because her father had been hiding an illness that came to light, and she needed to tie up some loose ends. She planned to come in and stay a few days, get the affairs in order, then return to her life in the big city as an ad executive. She had made a great life for herself in Pittsburg and had no plans of staying in Harmony Hills more than needed, and that was even too long.
After running into her high school rival Finn Donovan, she couldn't wait to get the heck out of that town. Everything they did was a competition, and they went to the extreme with it! After finding out her dad was going to need around the clock care and that would be a huge expense, she decided to run the family funeral home, just to find out that her only competition was the Finn Donovan! So she decides to stay and once again compete with him. She doesn't count on the old feelings to return with a vengeance and fall for Finn's charms yet again. I won't ruin the end for you, you'll have to read it yourself to find out, but I will say once I hit chapter 10, I couldn't put it down and finished it that night! I am now looking for any of the Donovan Brothers Books series to read. I absolutely loved this one and would love to read more from this author!! The romance she writes about is believable and you can picture yourself as the character. This book has it all, family, competition, rivalry, love, hate, gossip, loss, death, romance, heartache, but will it have a happy ending? You'll just have to read it to find out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and cute.
I thought this was a cute and enjoyable read though I will be honest, the fact that the Ellie and Finn worked in funeral homes kind of skeeved me out. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ramblings From This Chick Blog
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought this to be a sweet, sometimes steamy read about two people...
Written by Fiza
Originally posted on confessionsfromromaholics dot com
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Ellie came back to town, to look after her... Read more
Published 3 months ago by ConfessionsFR
3.0 out of 5 stars a sweet and spicy story
Finn Donovan returns from the military to his home town to take care of his mother and keep her out of the abusive hands of his father. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Crystal @RBtWBC
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT SUMMER READ!
Ellie McDermott returns to her hometown to care for her ailing father, and within 12 hours, her and frenemy Finn Donovan are doing what they do best… competing against one... Read more
Published 4 months ago by April Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. Very easy to read.
Nice to have a little different slant on the frequent stories about angst ridden heroes. Didn't get tiresome and it didn't go on and on. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dianne
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Susan Meier's books bring to life people you would like to have as your friends. As you finish the last page it is bittersweet like waving good-bye to a good friend, but so glad... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vickie L Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried, I loved it
Two finely drawn characters with clear motivations and real conflict. A bit sexier than Meier's usual fare, but I liked that too.
Published 4 months ago by Miz M
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Romance
I found Her Summer With The Marine to be a lovely second chance at love story. It was well written, had characters I found easy to like, tugged at my heart strings many times, in... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Janet
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent plot
Very readable, great plot. Um, I do prefer Susan Meier's romances with babies though. This is for the reader who likes a bit more of the explicit with their fantastic plot.
Published 5 months ago by Norma Huss
3.0 out of 5 stars Too me a while to warm up to the romance
It took me a long time to like either of the leads in this romance. A long time. They were both hard headed an ungenerous toward each other. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cat's Books: Romance Novel Theme Park
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