Friday, July 7, 2017

Book Review & Blog Tour ~ PRIMROSE LANE (Harmony Harbor #3) by Debbie Mason {Giveaway}

Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor, #3
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

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 Harmony Harbor’s new doctor, 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.

BONUS: The eBook edition includes a complete novel from BookShots Flames, THE MCCULLAGH INN IN MAINE by Jen McLaughlin!

Olivia Davenport just wants to forget about her painful past.  Losing her son and finding out that her husband had married another woman while he was still married to Olivia just about devastated her.  Then to top it all off, she discovers that her deceased husband has given her custody to his daughter from the other marriage.  Olivia never asked for this life, and quite frankly, she just isn’t handling it all that well.  But who could blame her really?  She never expected to find love ever again, but fate has other plans for her when Finn, the town doctor, agrees to help her with her new stepdaughter and in the process, learns to love not only another man, but one adorable little girl, both finding a place in Olivia’s heart when she thought all was lost.

While all these changes are going on in Olivia’s life, someone is out to destroy the happiness that she is finally found, and it is up to Colleen (the Gallagher’s ghostly grandmother) to find a way to save Olivia from certain death and to ensure that Olivia and Finn get the happily ever after they both deserve.

I really enjoyed Primrose Lane!  Right from the beginning, I was instantly captivated and found myself connecting and caring for each of the characters.  This is a delightful story with just the right combination of romance, drama, suspense and ghostly intervention.  I loved the small town feel and felt as though I was right at home with the characters as they faced their challenges head on.  Debbie Mason is a talented storyteller that provides her readers with an exceptional story that is guaranteed to be an enjoyable reading experience that is not only captivating but unforgettable as well.  If you enjoy a sweet romance that is not only filled with love and hope, but is suspenseful as well, then I highly recommend Primrose Lane!

4 stars

Dana leaned down to scoop her phone off the ground. No sooner had she picked it up than it rang. She recognized the number. Her finger trembled when she rejected the call. She should answer and get it over with. It might be something as simple as sending her copies of her divorce papers. But she didn’t believe that was all her lawyer wanted. Because every time she saw his number, the small hairs on the back of her neck stood on end, and she was overcome by a heavy sense of foreboding.
Strong fingers closed around her wrist. “Dana, relax. Take slow, even breaths or you’ll hyperventilate. That’s a girl,” Finn said when she did as he suggested, his other hand going to the nape of her neck. He gently massaged the tight muscles there, murmuring his encouragement as she got herself under control. There was no judgment in his voice. Just kindness and concern.
She’d heard Finn was well loved and respected by the people he served with Doctors Without Borders. She now had a better understanding why. Leaning against him, she was enveloped by the strength and warmth of his body and the seductive scent of his cologne.
“Thank you.” She self-consciously pulled away. “We should probably get going. I have to be back at the manor by two to get organized for the children’s craft session. They’re going to paint flowerpots for their mothers. I was going to use pink tulips but your dog trampled them, so maybe I’ll go with hyacinths. I think there’ll be enough. They’re pretty, and they mean constant love and fertility. That should work, don’t you think?”
“I have no idea what you're talking about. And not to be rude, but I really don’t care. What I do care about is who’s trying to contact you. It’s obvious that they frighten you, Dana. Why don’t you let me help?”   
“No, it’s not what you think. I’m fine, honestly.”
“Sure you are, because perfectly fine people have panic attacks when they get a call in the middle of the afternoon, take too many sleeping pills, and wear a disguise. Come on, what do you take me for? At least do me the courtesy of being honest.”
All she could do was blink up at him, the warm feelings of moments ago shriveling up in response to his Arctic-cold words. She’d been right the day she met him. He probably did have a God complex. He might be ten years younger than her ex-husband, but he was just as sanctimonious and judgmental.

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Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and 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, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.


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