Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series Book 1) by Ava Miles

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Journalist Meredith Hale’s ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She’s determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they’ve kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith’s personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames.

Book: Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series Book 1) by Ava Miles
Published: July 2013
Pages: 374
Genres: Romance, Freebie On Amazon
Format: Kindle
Date Read: June 28-July 26, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars!

"Fairy tales, like shoes, come in all shapes and sizes. Frogs turn into princes. Princes assist ladies into glass slippers."
What a powerful first line for this novel! And how true it is! We all want that chivalrous guy who opens the door for us, pampers us and treats us all like the princesses we always dreamed we were!

First off - I just want to say how much I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was just so well written, thought out and just AMAZING. I loved Mere and Tanner and their instant chemistry. I loved Mere's sister Jill, what a hoot that one is!

In the beginning when Mere was explaining what a jerk her ex was and how she was going to find her own happily ever after I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy this book. There were so many elements and characters and unknowns in the beginning; I just wasn't sure this book was going to be my cup of tea. I've never been so happy I was wrong in my life!

In walks Tanner - this truly good guy who just wants to do this "job" and get on with his life. Poor guy only wants to protect his family and gets roped into doing something he truly doesn't want to do. I enjoyed this character so much and I could easily understand why Mere fell for him.

This book was so wonderful from start to finish. It had all the elements of any great novel - romance, comedy, drama, and of course - a happily ever after! Check it out, you won't regret it!

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