A Taming Season: A Love at Lake George Novel (Volume 1) Paperback – June 19, 2016
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- Publisher : Erato Publishing (June 19, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 340 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0997432624
- ISBN-13 : 978-0997432626
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.85 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,356,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Due to a deranged killer, social worker Zoe Anderson lost her beloved husband three years ago. The scars on her face are a brutal reminder of the hell she went through and continues to live with each day. Zoe needs to reclaim her life and remember better times. She decides to take a leave of absence from her job and spend some time at her late aunt's cottage on Lake George. Zoe recently inherited the cottage and believes the happy memories there will help her heal. Unfortunately, the cottage is not livable, due to years of neglect. Zoe ends up spending her time off at Lakeview Lodge, an upscale, seasonal resort that borders her dilapidated property. Jason Holland is the owner of the resort and he wants to purchase Zoe's land. They share an immediate sexual connection which they very quickly begin to explore. Jason is a known womanizer, however, Zoe's presence in his life changes his outlook on relationships.
Zoe and Jason are a hot couple and the situation that brings them together is both serious and bittersweet. As they get to know each other, Zoe realizes that a second chance at true love is very possible, while Jason finally believes that he is not like his father, and that making a commitment is not scary. Zoe's tragic past broke my heart into a million pieces, because of the way Ms. Gem tells her story. Overall, I liked this emotional romance and I look forward to reading more from this author. This book can be enjoyed as a standalone.
LJT, Romance Junkies, 4 Hearts. I was given a copy of the book for an honest review.
Imagine the thrill of inheriting a cottage on a gorgeous lake on the magnificent shores of the Adirondacks? Getting away from New York City, its smog, its crowds, and the noise in her head, Zoe Anderson couldn’t wait to escape and ‘reboot.’ Dreaming about the peace she could claim her own; sitting on the porch rocker, taking in the music of the birds, the rustling of tall grasses and aroma of pine trees, was all she could think of on her drive north to Lake George.
She meets up with Jason Rolland, a narcissistic handsome bachelor, who happens to own the right-of-way to the land that held the cottage she remembers loving as a child. Now, it's in shambles. Her problems here were insurmountable, adding to a past she wanted to forget.
Gem’s page-turning, captivating book stood up well as she built the relationship between Zoe and Jason. Zoe is no pushover – she has a mind of her own, and embraces satisfying solutions. Jason is not amenable to her ideas, but soon discovers Zoe’s tender heart and strengths. Will their attraction to each other be able to withstand their differences? We experience every emotion. A truly great read.
Zoe recently inherited a lakefront cottage from her aunt, that she comes to find is unlivable due to years of neglect. In walks Jason, the resort owner that Zoe finds herself having to deal with. Beautiful, smart, sweet, charming and flawed. Perfect. Their chemistry is delicious and smoldering hot. I couldn't get enough of these two and was sad when it ended. Claire Gem is new to me, but I can say that I will continue to read her stories. The characters are well fleshed out and the story was nicely paced.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet and steamy, slow burn of a romance!