Harmony Harbor #3
By: Debbie Mason
Releasing June 27, 2017
Love is the best medicine.
Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.
Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.
It was easy to connect with Olivia, to feel her pain and devastation. She really had experienced more grief and sadness than most ever have to even think about. But she is a survivor, despite all the hurdles life throughs at her way she is succeeding.
Dr. Finn Gallagher certainly doesn't make Olivia's life easier but complicates the matters on all the fronts even more. Finn was a frustrating character, with all his assumptions and quick judgment he takes half truths and bulldozes ahead. It took me a long while to warm up to him as the hero of the story.
George is a character that I didn't know if I should have laughed or cried with her antics, obviously being fueled by the confusion of her situation and the resentment she could feel in the air.
Primrose Lane is a book three of Harmony Harbor series, and I once again jumped right in the middle of the events, and here it would have been a great benefit to have read the previous books in the series. The Manson and business problems, the rambunctiously loud family, the meddling townfolks, the ghost that scares the kids and saves the day with the cat, the mayhem, the chaos, even the unknown danger lurking around are all makings of part three of the family saga that had me laughing, amazed, and frustrated, as finally exhaling when all is said and done. The story is a roll-a-coaster ride of emotions, events, twists in the plot, and unique characters. So take a deep breath and dive in the fun, emotional, peculiar world of Primrose Lane
~ Four Spoons
Finn gave his brother a weak smile. Talking about his ex sister-in-law Harper reminded him of his conversation with Celeste Sutherland. Harper came from money and had that same self-important vibe Finn had picked up from George’s grandmother. He scrubbed his hands over his face as his brother pulled into the parking lot at the manor. What if he’d made a mistake? What if Stanley had a valid reason for not informing the Sutherlands that their granddaughter needed a place to live?
“Hey, bro, looks like Stanley got to Olivia first.”
Finn shifted in the Jeep to see her talking to the older man beside the silver Audi. He cursed under his breath, and Liam patted his shoulder. “Olivia’s good people. She’ll understand that you meant well. She’s not the type of woman who will sue you for breach of patient-doctor confidentiality. Maybe if she needed the money she would, but we both know that’s not the case. It’s all good.”
Finn groaned and leaned against the headrest. Closing his eyes, he went over his conversation with Olivia’s mother-in-law in his head. Was he in breach? He didn’t think so, but because he’d been trying to relay the depth of his concern for Liv and George, maybe he’d said too much.
“Okay, prepare yourself, here she comes.”
He opened one eye to look at his brother. “How ticked is she?”
“Can’t tell. But I suggest you get out of the Jeep. I don’t want blood all over my seats.”
“You’re seriously not funny, baby brother.”
“I actually wasn’t joking.”
Finn bowed his head and reached for the door handle. Before he had a chance to open the door, it was flung open, nearly ripping his arm from the socket.
Face flushed, eyes shining, Liv stared at him with her hands pressed to her chest. “You wonderful, amazing, ridiculously gorgeous man, I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to repay you. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” she said, and grabbed his face.
She kissed him enthusiastically, like a sexy, bouncy cheerleader on her first date. And then the kiss slowed and became warm and languid. Her lips moving softly over his, gently exploring as she wound her arms around his neck, those tantalizing curves he’d become aware of in the tide pool pressed against the side of his body.
At the sound of someone clearing their throat, he drew back, his breathing ragged. “You got into the Chardonnay again, didn’t you?”
Debbie Mason is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and the Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).
When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their three wonderful children and son-in-law, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.
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