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The Posse: A Crystal Cove Book [Kindle Edition]

Tawdra Kandle
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

+++This is an Adult Romance, intended for readers over 18. It contains scenes for mature readers.+++

One woman, three men, and a beach romance as unpredictable as the riptide. . .

Being a widow at the age of forty-four was never in Jude Hawthorne’s plans. After her husband’s death, she’s left with her family’s beach restaurant and two nearly-grown children. The last thing she’s looking for is another chance at love.

However, if her husband’s best friends, the Posse, have anything to say about it, love is just what she’s going to get. The Posse is determined to take care of Jude, and when they decide the best way to do that is for one of them to sweep her off her feet, three begin to vie for her affections. But only one can reach her heart.

In a story of friendship, loss and second chances, Jude will learn her life is far from being over.

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About the Author

Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she released a short in the anthology Eternal Summer and a contemporary romance THE POSSE. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

Product Details

  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490954562
  • Publisher: Hayson Publishing (July 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,930 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
From the moment I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. This is the kind of love story I love to love. The characters are real and its not your everyday romance novel. Jude in a lot of ways reminded me of my mom with her inner strength and poise. She's a mature, tough, graceful, beautiful woman coping with a life she hadn't planned. I loved "watching" her interact with her kids, her friends, her family, her customers - I stress "watching" because I felt like I was there, a voyeur in the room for each episode.

Oh and, the Posse... whew... who wouldn't love to have a group of good looking guys as some of your closest friends? And then when three of them agreed to try their hands at love with her, I couldn't imagine how tough that decision would be for her. I thought Kandle did a great job weaving the story, even with so many characters to keep track of. The personalities were all well-developed and individual.

I think my favorite scene, by far, was the slow dance scene to the song "Crazy For You"... ahhh, what a great song. I just love the 80s... but I digress. The sensuality and emotion played in that scene between Jude and her suitor was so intense I felt just like a girl in love right alongside Jude. Even as I continued reading, my mind would sweep back to that scene, hoping and anticipating the next meeting of those two lovers...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic Romance July 31, 2013
By Gina
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book for a fair and honest review. I was very eager to read this book since it's by one of my favorite authors.

I fell in love with this book instantly. I was sucked into the story and didn't want to do anything but read to find out what happens next. I'm a romantic at heart. I love to read romance novels. That being said, I only like ones that you can see happening in real life. I don't like the cheesy romance novels that make all men in a sex symbol.

I found myself very early on rooting for a particular Posse member. I don't know why... I just found myself drawn to him. I'm not going to say who that person is...if you've read the book and want to know feel free to PM me. :)
This book would make a great book club read.

I'm sure a lot of people felt like Jude did at first. You lose your spouse and you don't want to even think about dating again. I don't think our loved one would want us to be lonely and alone. I think they would want us to move on when we are ready and to love again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story Full Of Heart!! July 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is everything you want in as contemporary romance and more. I loved this story, it has so much heart to it. I have to say a few tears were shed while reading. The main character was great and I loved the idea of a group guy of friends trying to take care of their own. Its funny sometimes how much fate and second chances can play into peoples lives and what people will do for love. Setting aside the feelings you have for the person you love for 30 plus years and still being a tight nit "family". I can't wait to see what the author will write next.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Contemporary Romance with a Beach Setting! August 1, 2013
By Amanda
Format:Kindle Edition
The Posse stole my heart.

Jude is such a hard-working woman. She gives up her time for her business, for her family, and for her friends, but not so much is left over for her to focus on herself. As a reader, I was able to connect with her character early because of Jude's strong will to try to tackle everything. You can't help but root for Jude because of her sincerity and thoughtfulness toward others. Every woman deserves to have their happy ending, no matter what they have been through in the past.

Jude had an amazing support system in this book, which brings us to the premise, three men competing for her love. I was super intrigued at how this was going to turn out and let me assure you, you will not be disappointed!

Tawdra Kandle is an amazing writer. I've read the entire King series, which is YA, and am glad that she has crossed over into doing some adult contemporary romance now as well. This story flowed so smooth that it was a quick read for me. In fact, if I could give the book more than 5 stars I would, because that is honestly how good I felt it was. The characters were all very well developed and I found myself getting lost in this book after just the first few paragraphs.

I highly recommend this book. In fact, I have already recommended it to everyone I know, including my mother, who has read and loved it. I can't wait to see what this author has in store for us next!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated August 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book with the idea it would last me throughout a 10 hour flight to London. I was so wrong. I couldn't put it down and finished it too fast! I was so enthralled with Jude, I missed the in flight meal. Missed, as in, I have no recollection of the flight attendant even asking if I wanted a meal. I fell instantly in love with Jude, with how hardworking she was, what a loving and devoted mother she was, and most of all, what an incredible story of love and passion she held.

I have read all of the books Tawdra Kandle has written, so it came as no shock to me that this was an incredible book. What did shock me was how rare it is for me to be completely enraptured by a book to totally shut out my surroundings. This left me wanting more. So Tawdra Kandle, hurry up! I have nothing to read and am anxiously awaiting your next book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is probably the best book I read in 2013
This is probably the best book I read in 2013! It is rare for characters to stay with me for weeks or months, but these are etched in my mind and heart! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Little Boy Blue's Mom
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great!
An OK book, nothing memorable about it... but still a decent book with nice and light dialogues and scenes.
Published 4 months ago by D. Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest stories I have read
One of the greatest stories I have read. I think that having someone to look out for you is great. I feel that Jude found her second chance of love. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Saundra Wright Franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romance Story
What a beautiful and wonderful romance story. The storyline was exceptionally well written and I enjoyed it from the first page to the last. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Author
"The Posse," was my first book of Tawdra's that I had read. Tawdra Kandle, has an amazing capability of hooking a reader very early on in her writing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! I loved the characters and setting.
Wonderful summer read. Engaging characters, funny and touching, with some nice steamy parts also. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nina R. Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars THE POSSE
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a great romance novel. I would highly recommend it to those who love love.
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet read
I really liked this story of second love. All of the characters were nice and I could picture them in my mind. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Stacey is Sassy (Edgy Reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book
Loved it. Fabulous great read grabbed you right from the start. I would definitely read more of her books loved creatures
Published 10 months ago by Marge Knapik
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, gentle read
The opening of the story went a little too quickly for me. I wish the author would have slowed it down a tad and shown a little more of the men's behavior, especially the hero's. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Avid reader
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More About the Author

Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.

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