Yes, I did Spotlight this book earlier this year and then I was able to read it! It is a great story, written by very talented author, Julie Coulter Bellon! PLEASE NOTE: Julie will be my guest on May 14th to help Celebrate my 5th Blogversary PLUS will be offering a Giveaway! Be sure to join us!
Olivia Dalton has a reputation in the DA’s office---tough, thorough, and fierce when she’s closing a case. Those skills are essential in the courtroom, but not in the relationship department---until Mick Donovan crosses her path. Everyone thinks he’s a player, but when an unexpected situation arises, she glimpses an honorable man instead. Olivia is drawn to him, but he pushes her away, unable to shake the past that still haunts him.
Mick Donovan learned at a young age never to let anyone close because those you love never stay. Keeping people at arms-length has never been hard for him---until he meets Olivia Dalton. Mick is caught up in a case she’s prosecuting, and he can’t deny his attraction to her, but when she uncovers the past he’s kept carefully hidden, he’s sure she’ll turn away. Yet, even with all his secrets in the open, Olivia reaches out. Can he let his guard down long enough to let her in and take a chance on love?
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My Review: (LAWonder10)
Olivia's only close sibling is David, a High School teacher. She flees from a social situation to visit her brother in a nearby community, discovering the person she thought escaped, was at the eating establishment she and her bother were eating at. When Olivia tried to apprehend her, she fled again, taking with her something which didn't belong to her.
Mick, was a teacher, Olivia's brother despised, yet Olivia went with him chasing a girl!
Mick met the young sin of the woman who fled. While trying to find her, he discovered the boy abandoned in the park. He felt strangely attached to the boy. Could he arrange to keep him until the mother was found?
This is a fast-paced, poignant tale, covering several human interest topics, is highly recommended to all YA & Adult audiences.
This is a story a variety of readers will truly enjoy. The characters feel real and the scenes seems to "draw the reader into them. The Book Title and Cover are eye-catching and will appeal to the "browser".
The only negative aspect of this book is at times it felt repetitive. Otherwise, it was a great adventurous story with the just right touch of romance and mystery.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with no stipulation of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.
Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write,teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website
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