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Paradise Hops [Kindle Edition]

Liz Crowe
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A brutal attack left Lori Brockton convinced she was damaged goods. By the time she emerges from hiding two years later, ready to run her family's famous brewery, she's determined to be independent--never rely on anyone ever again. Nearly a year of working in every corner of Brockton Brewing Company, from warehouse to pub, front office to kitchen, teaches her all she needs to know about the business. Then, she comes face-to-face with masculine perfection in a suit and her world is rocked in more ways than one. Garret Hunter is the new Brockton business manager who takes one look at the beautiful, sad young woman and his entire existence coalesces around winning her heart.

But standing between Garrett and what he believes is his true love, is a six-feet six-inch blond-haired bad boy brewer.

Eli Buchannan is a craft beer rock star, recently hired by Brockton to drag the company into the 21st century. He brings innovation and attitude plus a prima donna ladies’ man reputation. But he's sworn off anything resembling commitment, personal or professional, after getting burned at his last job on both fronts.

Garret Hunter is “The Perfect Man” -- handsome, successful, stable, eager to settle down. Eli Buchannan... is not. Compelling, smoking hot, creative and elusive, he represents everything Lori Brockton should avoid. But just as she makes a difficult choice, a drastic life-changing shift occurs, and nothing is ever the same again.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Tri Destiny Publishing; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,629 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful emotional hot great story October 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
5 stars

Paradise Hops
Liz Crowe

Paradise Hops is a beautifully and heart wrenching story of healing and
redemption. A story about love, and how life can bring you beauty as you
push through adversity and find personal triumph on the other side.

This story tells the tale of the daughter of a brewery owner Lori Brockton.
She is the victim of a brutal attack that has effected her life in more ways
then one could even contemplate, all of which given the nature of the attack
feel real.

After years of hiding, Lori returns to the family business, her father's
brewery, the Brockton Brewing Company entering into a rotation that will
allow her to learn all aspects of the business from the ground floor up.

Lori is fiercely independent and has no desire or idea how to rely on
someone else. She is surrounded by mostly people who have know her since
childhood, they know her whole life story; that is until she starts to
interact with two of her father's newest employees, Garrett Hunter the new
business manager and Eli Buchannan the new master brewer.

Lori is taken aback by her reaction when she comes face-to-face with over 6
feet of perfection in a suit, Garrett. Her world is turned upside down in
more ways than one; Lori is faced with emotions she has not allowed herself
to feel in years along with a man who will not allow her to deny herself of
them anymore.

Garrett's reaction when he sets eyes on Lori, this wounded beautiful young
woman, is just as powerful. Garrett makes it is mission to help Lori heal,
to fix her and win her heart in the process.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I am not someone who minds reading formulaic novels. In fact, I often find comfort in reading thing like that because I know where the story is going from the first three chapters. Sometimes, however, I want to be shocked. I want to be able to say, "WHAT?!?!?!?!?!" I want to be on that emotional roller coaster. Paradise Hops is this type of book. I am still processing all that happened and I finished the book a few days ago. Liz crafted this story beautifully and every thing fits. It is not a "shock value" story, but boy did it shock me in spots.

Lori is a very broken character after a horrible and violent attack on her before this book even takes place. As this book progresses, we begin to see glimpses of Lori as she used to be. The real Lori. I think this was the most compelling part of the story for me. She made some really bizarre decisions along the way, but they all fit. her relationships, romantic as well as family and work, were fascinating to watch. I think my favorite of all her relationships was that between Lori and Mrs. Anderson, even though we rarely see the two of them together. I find it fascinating that Liz could create such a powerful relationship in such an indirect way.

Do not let the "love triangle" you see in the synopsis fool you. This is not your typical love story. It is so much more than that. Does it have hot and steamy love scenes? Yes. Does it have two amazing guys you only wish both fought over your affections? Probably ;). Does it have a HEA? I would say yes, although it was a far cry from the one I was anticipating.

This book is, for certain sure, not for those under 18. I won an ARC of this novel during a blog hop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Complications of the Heart March 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fair warning: I'm going to be all over the place with this review. In fact, I've been sitting on this review for weeks, and keep looking over it to be sure that I wasn't being mean or unfair. In some ways Paradise Hops really worked for me, and in other ways I'm feeling less than enthused. Let me break this down into three categories: Characters, Story, and Steam.

It's never a good thing, in my experience, when the main character is the least favorite. Lori is a young woman struggling to work through a very brutal experience. She is an Everywoman, sort of nondescript. I couldn't even tell you what she looked like, except maybe she had brown hair? I actually like that. Lori was mostly okay, until it came to dealing with the two new men in her life, Eli and Garrett. Garrett is the man who's going to save the family brewery. He's precise, kind, intelligent, and not spontaneous in the least. I dare say life with Garrett could be a tad bit boring, yet safe, which is definitely something Lori is looking for. Then you have Eli. Eli is the god in the world of beer brewing. He's cocky, mysterious, and dangerously sexy. Garrett's opposite. Lori loves Garrett, and she wants Eli. What's a girl to do, huh? Apparently Lori is out to have her cake and eat it, too. Me? I didn't really care which guy she ended up with. Wait! Actually I did. I gave Garrett the slight advantage the moment Eli refused to wear a condom, and when he told her to basically speak now or forever hold her vaginal peace, because once he gets started with the boning, there's no stopping Good Old Eli. So that's where I stand with the characters of Paradise Hops.

**Sorry #1: I admit, I've been hard on poor Lori in this review. I'm sure that it would be difficult to decide between two gorgeous, sexy men.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars More than expected
I really enjoy Liz Crowd's writing. Some of this book caught me off guard, but I recovered. Well done, Liz C.
Published 5 months ago by T.L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Roller Coaster
This story takes you up and brings you down. I laughed and I cried; I found happiness with Lori and unimaginable sadness; one moment I was proud of her and the next I wanted to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cdkeith98
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
A stand-alone novel (refreshing to read the full story in one book) has off-the-charts passion, incredible emotional development, and heart-achingly beautiful characters. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sublime
4.0 out of 5 stars Stand Alone Novel With HEA
After the death of her mother and a brutal attack, Lori Brockton was a shell of her former self. She reemerges in time, ready to help run the family's famous brewery and gain back... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Steph Krayeski
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Reading
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge through NetGalley for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own. Read more
Published 10 months ago by K. April Holgate
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Loved the story. But unless I missed something In the end. How in the neck did Garrett go from going to Germany, to being dead?' Matinee it was the editing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by bea lester
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the ending!
Well I finished this book in one sitting. I absolutely loved this book! I felt so many different emotions. Read more
Published 10 months ago by jrnaranjo
4.0 out of 5 stars Hearbreaking!
Whew, this story had my thoughts and emotions all over the place!! I knew going into reading it that there was going to be a love triangle, but wow was it drastically different... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Swimom4
4.0 out of 5 stars Kathy
This book is alright. Good writing but the main character is kind of a bi---!!! Then the event that happens in it , didn't sit well with Me... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Get your tissues ready because you are gonna cry!
Ok, this one blew me away! I bawled, actually sobbed my eyes out as my poor husband looked on with abject terror. He doesn't do weepy women, and I was one extremely weepy woman. Read more
Published 12 months ago by AleighGrace
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More About the Author

Best-selling author, beer blogger and beer marketing expert, mom of three, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great Midwest, in a major college town. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. While working as a successful Realtor, Liz made the leap into writing novels about the same time she agreed to take on marketing and sales for the Wolverine State Brewing Company.

Most days find her sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, unless she's writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.

Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, "Romance for Real Life," which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the "HEA" and more in the "WHA" ("What Happens After?"). More recently she is garnering even more fans across genres with her latest novels, which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining very much "real life."

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and many times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate, and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

If you are in the Ann Arbor area, be sure and stop into the Wolverine State Brewing Co. Tap Room--but don't ask her for anything "like" a Bud Light, or risk serious injury.

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