- File Size: 775 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Publisher: Roane Publishing (March 27, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XT6VPHK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,927,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Harper's Place Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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The romance between Harper and Patrick was adorable. I would've loved if the story was a little longer so we could experience more as their relationship grew stronger, but I recognize that this is a novella and I think the author showed a nice progression while still keeping the story on the shorter side.
I loved the representation of strong females in this story. Also, Harper's snarkiness won me over, too. She was a little self-deprecating at times, which just made her seem more real to me. I would give this story 4.5 stars.
I loved how this story did not force romance onto the reader. The main story was about Harper fighting for the right to have her own business despite her family’s opposition. Patrick believes in her and provides the support she needs, not only regarding the business but also on a personal level. Even from a distance Patrick shows his love and this makes for a very soft, sweet, but touching romance.
I like the way he often surprises her and drags her back when she’s ready to give up. Great story with lots of human interest and love.
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Family feuds. Friends becoming lovers. Sheryl Winters ain't holdin' back on this one! She sheathes these pages with endearing, sweet romance.
Oh, you wish to be tossed into the romantic abyss? Your wish is my command! Let's begin.
We are first introduced to Harper Grey, a young woman with endless talents in food, restauranteering, and the business world... but no place to use them. Harper's family (specifically her father) owns a restaurant called Just Burgers, and while her brother trolls around the facility acting like the place is trash, she hopes her father will see her passion and give the restaurant to her.
Except he doesn't.
"...I didn't quit, you fired me so you could shut down Just Burgers instead of letting your daughter run it remember?"
Stop. it. right. now. Is there anyone in this world that believes in Harper? Please, raise your hand. Or you can be like the dreamy Patrick O'Brien. Patrick decides to just saunter over and steal Harper's heart from over that spotless counter. Order UP!
"I open the door and I'm greeted with dead space. A masculine hand thrusts a bouquet of flowers in front of me. "I didn't take you for a roses type of girl." Patrick leans in to kiss my cheek. He's paired his light blue pair of jeans with a black tee-shirt and gray sports jacket. It only seems to reemphasize the smooth definition of the muscles in his arms."
And muscles this man HAS! Patrick O'Brien is a MAN, my friends. Navy SEAL. Kind. Loyal. *Sigh*
Patrick has been in Harper's life since they were teens. On a break from Afghanistan, Patrick stops by Just Burgers per his usual routine. Here, Harper confides in him, the two eventually canoodle in dark places.
But what happens when Patrick leaves for war again? Harper doesn't have time for a man amidst this disaster! After Harper gets rejected by her father, she is preoccupied with finding a way to make her dreams come to life... and her mind seems to have no capacity for her lover overseas.
"Patrick called. He said he'd call again next week."
How many weeks has it been since they last spoke?... Time sure does fly when you're distracted...
How is Harper going to fix her mess of a life? All of the odds are stacked against her? How can she hold onto her relationship with the only man who supports her? Things are getting messy, my #crazies. Harper is in for the ride of her life, and with her constant fog of rejection that saunters in her wake, I'm not quite sure how she's going to come out at the end of this one!
Harper's Place is captivating, addicting, and totally swoon worthy. Sheryl has an unparalleled ability to tell short flirty stories. Sheryl will take you on a journey through Harper's thoughts, her highs, and her lows.
Harper's Place is everything a ★★★★★ novella should be!
My biggest issues with the story (and some of these are byproducts of the short word count required for a novella):
1. I didn't really understand Harper's dad's and brother's objections. That needed to be fleshed out more for me to believe it.
2. The romance went too quickly from "let's date" to "in bed together" (which isn't described since this is sweet, but it happens). And, no, the fact he's shipping out soon isn't a good excuse even if he is HOT.
3. I didn't really connect with Harper's roadblocks since many of them felt extraneous to her character development, if that makes sense.
4. I think the picture of the strong women should have been introduced in the first scene since it plays such a vital role in motivating Harper.
I highly recommend this story. The dialogue is witty and the pace is steady. A perfect way to get your burger fix without the calories.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and chose to review it.
**I received a copy of this book from the author, my review has been voluntarily submitted.
I really liked how the author showed the different dynamics within Harper's family and how the relationship between Harper and Patrick developed and wasn't forced. I would love to see more of Harper and Patrick.
**I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest opinion.**
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