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Oes he It takes a lot of patience on Marc s part to convince Mari that they should live their lives for themselves and not give up on a potential future together for the sake of appeasing their families I mean there were a few moments when I didn t ven think Mari deserved Marc and I wanted to smack her He s gorgeous He loves you You re having a baby What s the problem babe But then I tempered those thoughts with my lack of understanding for the volatile almost unimaginable position Mari s in on that tragedy and so I gave her some slack Plus Marc s romantic side than made up for her flightiness The love scenes were still sensual and captivating Hello front yard tree wink I m Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, excited to continue with the series andspecially looking forward to the stories of Mari and Marc s brothers the cop the military man and intertwining love lives of guilt ridden survivors Some people say you can never go home again but in Beth Kery s Home to Harbor Town series going home again can be the one place you find both forgiveness and loveHarbor Town is a picturesue lakeside community that is known for it s white sand beaches charming Main Street gorgeous sunsets and friendly neighbors It s a small town where at first glance verything looks beautiful you d never know that fifteen years ago tragedy struck leaving four people dead and three families broken In The Hometown Hero Returns Mari Itani comes home to face her past and wants to build a better future for her and for the town The one person she didn t xpect to face was the one man she s always loved Marc Kavanaugh the son of the man who killed her parentsThis series and Hometown Hero in particular is about owning your past and accepting it for both the good and the bad living in the present and planning for the futureThis is a contemporary romance that OBaby explores the deepermotional issues of loss and forgiveness Many readers have said this is not what they Nerds expect from a Beth Kerry book and I beg to differ Ms Kerry s books whetherrotic romance or contemporary romance always delve deeply into the Zack (Areion Fury MC emotional back story of the characters This book gives a particularly poignant back story to the hero and heroine and becomes the motivating force that drives themotion and the romance of this book 2 stars i guess the characters of marc and mari were nice Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, even though they were a little boring the real issue here is his mother brigit like you re telling me her husband was drunk driving and caused an accident that killed mari andric s parents yet it s somehow gives HER a license to be a complete bitch to mari because she s upset the other 2 families received settlement money also her children are fully aware that their mother is a horrible person but they refuse to say anything to her like i literally cannot digest being rude to the children whose parents died because of your husband breaking the law he ContamiNation essentially murdered them also marc being a divorcee was so unnecessary to the plot and kind of unrealistic he mentions hisx wife in passing maybe twice and that s only in relation to how he didn t want to work things out with her This feels a bit strange reviewing a non Taxi ins Glück erotic romance by Beth Kery I think The Hometown Hero Returns is BK s first venture into category romance and it s a little on the mild side compared to Wicked Burn Release Daring Time and Sweet Restraint all true scorchers So it took me a little while to get over the lack ofxplicit detail in the love scenes but once I adjusted I realized Beth Kery can still write a good story without relying on the heatThis is a second chance at love story In Harbor Town Michigan fifteen years ago ighteen year old Marianna Mari Itani and twenty one year old Marc Kavanaugh were on the verge of consumating their love when a terrible tragedy interrupted them changing the course of their lives as well as others Mari moved from Michigan never to see her first love Marc again Now 33 year old Mari is a San Francisco Symphony cellist in Chicago where Marc works as a state s attorney for a performance Marc attends the concert follows her back to her hotel and to make a long story short they nd up doing what they d planned to do 15 years ago But was it a mistake Maybe you can t go home againor can you The Hometown Hero Returns relies most on character development over plot The plot is pretty simple will Mari and Marc be able to find what they once had 15 years ago or will the past and their families get in their way Will they be able to overcome the obstacles the main one being Marc s mother that threaten their future I won t be giving up a spoiler since it s on the back book blurb by telling you that Mari gets pregnant from her brief Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas encounter in Chicago but is thatnough for Mari and Marc to try againBeth Kery does a good job making Mari and Marc and their difficulties and passion for The Magic Rolling Pin each other seem real I got a good sense of the types of people they were and felt like I knew where they were coming from They were likable characters their passion was hot but notxplicit you must use your imagination a bit and I was rooting for them Yes sometimes Mari tried my patience Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, especially when she was willing to let Marc s disapproving Mom decide her futute I wanted her to fight harder for the man she supposedly lovedThroughout the book we meet interesting characters Marc s brother and sisters Mari s brother who I think will one day get their own stories in fact Marc s police detective brother Liam will get his story next Soven though this isn t the Beth Kery I m used to reading I am looking forward to reading in this series For the first book in a series BK does a good job 4 stars. Mari was pregnant She was set on putting the pain of the past behind her not reopening scars that had never truly healed And their baby might bring these star crossed lovers back together foreve.
I ve long been a fan of Ms Kery s Not Without a Fight erotic work and wasxcited to see a new branch in her already successful career Writing for Harleuin is very different from writing for nearly any other publisher on the planet because when you pick up any Harleuin novel you know Garden Bouquets and Beyond exactly what you re getting Or you would if youver actually read them unlike me for the most part but you won t hold that against me right RightThe theme of this novel is a familiar one Love lost at a young and tender age due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances beyond the control of the hero and heroine Then miraculously after many years the couple finds one another and is offered a second chance A very popular and often The Unseen Wonder enjoyable storyline One Injoy greatly because at one time or another we ve all needed that second chance But Ms Kery adds a special The Management Bible emotional twist to this familiar theme and brings you into the story heart and soul The struggles that Mari and Marc face in making their second chance as successful as they both deserve are ones we allncounter on a regular basis things in our past causing doubts our family s disapproval the uncertain future with someone you once loved but are only just rediscovering But what makes this story so special is the forgiveness involved before the healing can start The absolute strength on Mari s part to forget the past and be able to move on Marc s unrelenting courage to face his past and make good on something that was never his fault On the inside cover of this novel is this Life love and family These contemporary romances will strike a chord with you as the heroines juggle life and relationship on their way to true love This is I m guessing the tag line for Harleuin s Special Edition line and let me tell you this novel definitely did strike a chord with me in ways than you ll Zu schnell ever know Having a baby and being unable to break the news to anyone the destruction that was wrought because of the addiction Marc s father suffered from the unbearable weight of having to bear responsibility of the actions of another person it all hit home in a way that I hadn txpected And the last two pages of the book Yeah they had me bawling like a child missing her favorite teddy bear The faith the hope the undying love of a person with such a pure heart was than I could bear I couldn t recommend this book any highly I really Sleepless (Bird of Stone, enjoyed this The hero and heroine used to be in love their families close but the heroine s parents were against them because of their family s religious beliefs but that didn t stop them and when they were about to consummate their love an accident changedverything robbing the heroine Mari of her parents the hero s drunk father dead and the one responsible then came the law suits which made the hero s mother bitterMari and Marc meet again after fifteen years and give in to their desires but Mari wises up to the bad blood between their families and backs off and a few weeks later returns to Harbor Town to tie up loose nds and start a family center with the money they got for the accidentMarc wants their relationship to work and tells Mari to take a chance but she is divided between her brother and his mother there is too much of a bad blood ven when Marc makes her happy and then she finds out she is xpectingI did feel the heroine dithered a lot but I really njoyed the book Well written straight forward no stalkers no paranormal aspects no intrigue romance about high school sweethearts who were torn apart by a tragedy involving both their families and their attempts to get back together It is now 15 years later and they must deal with the Invisible (The Curse of Avalon events of the past and various family members unresolved grief loss and resentment Marc and Mari were well developed characters and despite being a little too perfect were very likable as were numerous secondary characters this is the start of a series it seems Injoyed the setting of Chicago my home town and Southwest Michigan my current stomping grounds though I had to suspend disbelief over all the properties with a View of Lake Michigan Even in Michigan s depressed Yummy Supper economy that is still prime realstate My biggest issue was with the title which really makes no sense to the story Finally it dawned on me that this is a Harleuin title and I stopped trying to figure it out At any rate the book is a departure from Beth Kery s rotic romances but a very sweet story where much of the story s conflict is internal rooted in past trauma and current fears and insecurity Not my usual choice for reading but nicely done I noticed one reviewer complained about family playing such a big part in why it was hard for these two to reconnect Personally I found that very believable considering what veryone had been through and how close the characters were to their families I look forward to future installments Liked it Not as hot as her Deep Listening erotic books In fact the first time they have sex on meeting after ten long years the author doesn t let us in sighI liked both the hH Can t blame them for the choices they made in the past and the separationYoung lovers torn apart by tragedy and fate Literally torn apart fromach other s arms as they were just about to have sex for the first time Talk about timing Meet again after ten years and how they cope with the same issues that separated them in the first place I found the West Asian heritage of the h interesting and how her parents have double standards on their son and daughter dating I found it authentic Although with a boy like Marc showing interest in their daughter any sane parent would react the same Their grins of delight upon seeing him subtly changed over At ighteen Marianna Itani thought she'd found the man of her dreams in Marc Kavanaugh the uintessential boy next door That perfect romance flew to pieces when an unspeakable tragedy tore them
Single summer replaced by tense slightly suspicious xpressions Lol Actually it s about three families and kids thereof who find themselves in the Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature eye of a storm as one drunk parentnds up killing 3 adults and injuring one child There s anger grief uprooting and a lawsuit So from this complicated mess are culled 4 books I will read the other books too later A gentle romance set in a small Lake Michigan shoreline town As an original harleuin romance the story is rather short not allowing for too much character development or attachment to the main characters However being a Beth Kery fan I wanted to read it Both Mari and Marc have been touched by a small town tragedy affecting both of their families Once young overs on the cusp of adulthood the tragedy tore them apart It s only when Mari comes back to her home vacation town where Marc s xtended family still resides and he visits do they reconnectA pleasant couple hour read 2 stars I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together I d prefer a different plotSTORY BRIEFMari and Marc fell in love as teenagers in Harbor Town When Mari was 18 Marc s father Derry was drunk and caused an auto accident killing himself Mari s parents and Eric s mother Most of Derry s assets were used to pay claims to the victims Marc s mother resented this She had to sell the family home and no longer had any money to pay for her children s college ducation Eric and his sister used the money to pay for their own college Trajan education Mari did not spend her money Instead she saved it for fifteen years and now will use it to fund The Family Center in Harbor Town a facility for victims of substance abuse Mari s purpose is to heal wounds from the pastAfter her parents deaths Mari moved to San Francisco and became a professional cello player She never married Marc became States Attorney in Chicago He married and divorced Mari visits Harbor Town to make arrangements for the Center Marc is visiting his mother in Harbor Town He still loves Mari From the moment he sees Mari he pursues her He still loves her Mari loves Marc but resistsREVIEWER S OPINIONThis is a short Harleuin novel a new genre for this author I m used to her hot steamy sex scenes but the sex in this book is mild as milk which is fine just different As a story there isn t much plot I was disappointed Most of the conflict between the couple is Mari loves him but feels they should not be together So she avoids Marc at different times during the story When they seeach other for the first time after fifteen years they spend a wonderful night together and then she won t return his calls Later they start seeing Bunnys Book Club Goes to School each other again But soon Marc s mother gets sick which reminds Mari that they should not have a relationship and again she refuses to see Marc The repeating conflict of I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together doesn t make a good story for meWhen Marc and Mari are together they are freuently interrupted by other people I think this happened about five times That s ok but it wasn t asntertaining as it could have beenThe best part of the book is probably the reader identifying with Mari and The Peculiar Pig enjoying the feeling of this wonderful gorgeous guy loving you and pursuing you no matter how often you say noDATAStory length 211 pages Swearing language mild including religious swear words Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 3 Estimated number of sex scene pages 12 Setting current day Chicago Illinois and Harbor Town Michigan Copyright 2011 Genre contemporary romance My initial reaction to hearing that one of my favoriterotic romance writers is doing a Harleuin series is the same reaction I have to my favorite PNR authors jumping into the YA genreWaaaait Noooo Stay with us Sherrilyn Kenyon I m looking at you But then I tell myself to stop being selfish and I follow along on the author s creative journey because I want to hear their voice than anything I m Cherry Ingram excited about Beth sxposure to a whole new group of fans and although I missed my precious wicked hot love scenes and had to keep reminding myself This is Harleuin Not Harleuin Blaze this sweet romance did have much of her signature strong The Mermaids Shoes emotional undertone that I m accustomed to in the Berkley titles Fifteen years after a major Harbor Town tragedy has torn apart 3 families including the families of Marianna Mari Itani and Marc Kavanaugh the story opens with Marc tracking down his first love in a Chicago hotel for a night of passion they should have and nearly shared as teenagers Fearing the tension and animosity between the remaining Itani s and Kavanaugh s too strong Mari no shows the next day doesn t return Marc s calls and basically disappears for weeks until Marc spots Mari at a Harbor Town summer parade on theve of the tragedy s anniversary I keep referring to the tragedy it s a rather uniue set up for a romance novel one that I d rather not spoil Unbeknownst to Mari she s now pregnant with Marc s baby As teens it was perfectly acceptable for Mari s brother to date around but her Lebanese family had a strick hands off policy when it came to their daughter Realizing the unfairness in this Mari rebelled and made out with Marc in secret places all over her family s home But this is not the Mari of today With the stress of the pregnancy that she isn t aware of the actual clashes between the tragedy s victimssurvivors and the icy daggers Marc s mother keeps shooting Mari s way Mari believes that rekindling her relationship with Marc is selfish and dishonoring the memory of her family Marc was really the best part of the story for me I love a hero pursuer storyline and boy Part Yet when Marc appeared in her life fifteen years later the sparks that flew were as xplosive as the day they first metNow their reignited passion was changing their lives in ways than one.
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EBOOK or KINDLE The Hometown Hero Returns Home to Harbor Town #1
Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels novellas and serials She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances her hallmarks being emotional intensity leap off the page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension