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Third Time's the Charm (Aliso Creek Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 4292 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 62 pages
- Publisher : Mirror Press (November 25, 2013)
- ASIN : B00AJRLI7S
- Publication date : November 25, 2013
- Language: : English
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- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #311,947 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The reason it worked for the first book in this novella series is, because those characters had a history from being high school friends that established their connection already. With this story you have two people who don't know each other so, it's not as believable that they could fall that fast within the time frame given. I liked the chemistry between Liz and Sloane and the built in drama with his ex but I felt like this one needed at least another two or three chapters just to give them a little more time to mesh. Not a bad read by any means and I did enjoy the book, it just needed a bit more time on the burner.
In fact, Liz Carlson will settle for a normal man. A normal man with a job, that is. Married twice, then divorced twice, Liz had her rose-colored glasses fall off and shatter on the ground a long time ago. Her main focus now is raising her six-year-old daughter and surviving long days at work on her feet as a hairdresser. When Sloane Branden answers her call for help, quite literally, Liz doesn't even give him a second glance. She has sworn off dating for as many years as it takes, and it seems that Sloane has done the same after his own tumultuous marriage. But when Liz realizes that Sloane defies every stereotypical deadbeat she has dated, she might just find room in her heart and discover the third time's the charm.
In this first novella of a planned series, Heather Moore introduces us to Liz, a woman who wants the same thing most of us do, a relationship that is based on the honest truth. But Liz has already been burned, not once, but twice, and is afraid to grow too near anyone again, especially in light of what another romance might mean to her relationship with her six-year-old daughter. Having sworn off men, of course the first thing that happens is that she meets the perfect guy--rich, handsome, and ready to come to her rescue. The only catch--he's got an ex-wife who seems to still be in love with him, and Liz knows the woman would get in the way, if there were a way to get in to. Determined to keep her own distance from Sloane, Liz finds herself drawn closer to him the more she tries to pull away. And that's where the fun begins.
An absolutely delightful and clean read that will satisfy romance fans, and leave them wanting more. As a matter of fact, although the novella came to the perfect conclusion, I'm hoping Moore will someday revisit this couple and answer some of the questions I still have about their future together, and what happens to the nasty, mean ex-wife!
(For the purist fans of Moore's genre historicals, know this novella is not what she writes for the Utah market, but nothing within it will prove more than mild to the general reader.)