Reaching First (Diamond Brides Series) (Volume 3) Paperback – May 2, 2014
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About the Author
- Publisher : Book View Cafe (May 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 172 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1611383730
- ISBN-13 : 978-1611383737
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.43 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,331,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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actually disappointed when I finished the third book and realized I would have to wait for
the fourth book to be released. She is a very fun, lighthearted author and there is plenty of
romance to boot.
This is the second Diamond Brides series book I have read, and I have to say that I really enjoy Mindy Klasky's writing style and the topics that she weaves into her romances! When you read and/or listen to as many books as I do, it is so refreshing to find an author that brings a fresh perspective!
When Tyler Brock is traded to the Rockets baseball team, he has more than getting adjusted to a new team and town on his mind. Before leaving Texas, he got into a bar fight, and now has to complete 100 community service hours or go to jail. Further complicating his plight is one huge secret that he has shared with no one: he can't read.
Emily Holt, the Rockets' owners' best friend has just a few short weeks to complete the development of a community service project she is working on, or she will lose the funding and house that her aunt left in trust for her. Desperate to finish the home that she is outfitting to use in her veteran's service project, and wanting to help her best friend who needs Tyler to complete his community service, Emily takes on Tyler to help her retrofit the house.
However, as soon as they meet, sparks begin to fly! While they both know that it would be unethical to start a relationship, when Emily has sworn to monitor Tyler's required community service hours, they can't help the magnetic pull that is drawing them together as they begin to get to know one another. But Emily is hiding one big secret, and when a past love humiliates Emily in public and Tyler comes to her defense, the press goes to work claiming that their community service arrangement is a sham. Add in the further tragedy, that Tyler is unable to complete a few of the tasks that Emily assigns him because he can't read, but is too ashamed to let her know initially, and you have a number of factors storming together to cause this relationship to fail. Can Emily and Tyler possibly find a HEA under these circumstances?
I loved Tyler. Notwithstanding his hot temper, he exudes an old world charm and behaves so admirably with Emily. He's a true classic southern gentleman. Moreover, I loved how Ms. Klasky took her time to really develop Emily's and Tyler's emotional connection, and how she addressed that there are solutions for people with dyslexia.
All in all, this was a 5-star read for me, and I'm greatly looking forward to the next installment in The Diamond Brides Series: Second Thoughts!
Source: Early Reviewers copy provided through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.