- File Size: 1932 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publisher: Tri Destiny Publishing; 2 edition (October 12, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009QBLIOQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,848 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Amazon best-selling author, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, mom of three, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
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 at 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.
Don't ever ask her for anything "like a Budweiser" or risk bodily injury.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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
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
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
“Paradise Hops” is the story of Lori Brockton, a young woman who, after a brutal attack, believes she can never again love or be loved romantically. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leslie N. Patino
Paradise Hopes is extremely well-written with rich descriptions and a steady clip to the story. Although I don't need a lot of sex to keep me interested in a story, the plot kept... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Claudia Whitsitt
Oh my where to start... so as you might know from reading my other reviews I don't try to tell you about the story line (this isn't a book report). Read morePublished 12 months ago by BodiceRippingConnoisseur
Two years ago, a brutal attack left Lori Brockton convinced she was damaged goods. Now, as she finally emerges from hiding, she’s determined to be independent—never rely on anyone... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Phe
Another compelling must read story by the talented Liz Crowe, full of romance and drama with twists & turns that keep the reader engaged and the pages turning!! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Deb_Loves2read
This book is most certainly a quick read for the simple fact that you can't put it down. The story about one woman going through a nightmare and closing herself off to others and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Margaret
i Love all of liz crowe's books. this one is amazing! You don't want to put it down!!Published 16 months ago by tonia stricker
Liz Crowe has written another gripping story.
Paradise Hops is about Lori and Garrett. Lori has been through hell and back and has given up on ever having a relationship, then... Read more
Liz Crowe is one of my favorite authors. Everything I read from her, I love. Her writing is tight and specific, and her characters are always well-developed and (mostly) likable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cindy Meyer