Publication Date: 11/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Sensation
Genre: Contemporary Romance
(Received for an honest review from Berkley Sensation)
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Books in the series:
1. All You Need Is Love
2. I Want to Hold Your Hand
3. I Saw Her Standing There
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Excerpt from, I Saw Her Standing There, courtesy of the author's website.
There’s a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets’ nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat…
Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret. Colton’s nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it’s not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her—especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn’t about to tell Cam she’s having a fling…with Will’s brother.
Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?
Includes a bonus Green Mountain short story!
The Abbott's are back in the third book the Marie Force, Green Mountain series, I Saw Her Standing There. Readers looking for a light romantic read, with humor, realistic characters and a true opposites attract storyline will love this one. Colton Abbott, the family mountain man, meets the woman of his dreams, only she doesn't live anywhere close, nor due either of them want to leave their families. Force makes readers believe that there is always hope in the impossible with the latest addition to this heart warming series!
What I liked:
I have a fond place in my heart for this series. Marie Force has given readers a great family in the Abbotts. With ten siblings this will probably prove to be a long running series with lots of great pairings. Colton and Lucy were next in line with the latest book in the series, I Saw Her Standing There. I love the nod to great Beatles songs with the titles of the books in the series as well. The Vermont setting and the family sugaring business is also a wonderful angle. Force has a knack for taking something unusual and turning it into the premise for a great series. I love Green Mountain!
Colton is essentially the family mountain man. He runs the sugaring facilities from his own mountain. He lives in a cabin with out electricity and only got a cell phone when he wanted to talk to Lucy more often than once a week. Lucy is city girl and she doesn't really seem to have any interest in moving away from her family or the city. These two are total opposites. I doesn't really look like there is any way that it will work out between them. They both have their own lives and jobs and there doesn't seem to be any moving or changing in the future, so they decide to keep things as a 'fling', but fate often sees things differently and the way Marie Force brings these two characters together is magical.
There were plenty of hot and steamy scenes. These two got along in every way, in and out of the bedroom. They seemed to want the same things in life, just in different locations. I love the fact that Force gives readers two people that very different, yet they have a lot in common. Their love of family is one of the things that I think brought them together. I love Elmer and Lincoln's attempts to ferret out Colton's secrets and the way that the entire family seems invested in Colton's happiness. That's the way family should be.
I liked all of the family scenes and the parts that allowed the reader to find out what was going on with previous couples in the family. We get to see how Cam and Will are getting on and Nolan and Hannah's wedding. This is a small town romance that is fixated on family and I love that about it. This series brings readers so many people to become engaged in. It's just a great all around series!
If you aren't reading the Green Mountain series yet, you should be. This is such a wonderful family oriented series, that doesn't shy away from the romantic and sexual love that readers are looking for in contemporary romance novels. These are memorable characters who are realistic and relatable. I want to live in this small town and become friends with this family. They are pretty awesome!
I Saw Her Standing There is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
About the Author:
With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 35 contemporary romances, including the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation. Her New York Timesbestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.5 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin's Carina Press, as well as the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books.
While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.
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