Friday, March 20, 2015

Review: And I Love Her

And I Love Her (Green Mountain - Book 4) by Marie Force

Publication Date: 03/03/2015
Publisher: Penguin
Imprint: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
ISBN-100425275493
ISBN-13978-0425275498

(Received for an honest review from Berkley)

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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
4. And I Love Her

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Excerpt from And I Love Her, courtesy of the author's website.

Synopsis:

A Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of I Saw Her Standing There.

As the oldest of the ten Abbott siblings, Hunter prides himself on his ability to solve other people’s problems, but now he has a problem of his own—how to convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps.

As the chief financial officer, Hunter Abbott manages the family’s various business interests while “fixing” things for the people he loves. But the one thing he can’t fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane. Instead, Hunter is prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he’s the man for her.
 
Megan’s sister rocks her with the news that she and her husband are moving overseas, leaving Megan truly alone. With her sister—and her job at the diner—going away, Megan finds herself leaning on the sexy, button-down accountant who isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. Can she risk her heart on Hunter?


Thoughts:

Ah... unrequited love. That's exactly what Marie Force gives her readers with the latest Green Mountain novel, And I Love Her. Hunter, the eldest of the Abbott siblings is all business until he gets the opportunity to woo the girl of his dreams, literally. This hero is all buttoned up, quiet and reluctant to flip the boat in a lot of ways, but Force shows great character development as she lets Megan show Hunter how to let his hair down. This is a feel good romance with a whole lot of heat. Force knows a thing or two about a good love scene and readers will reap the benefits. A great new novel in the Green Mountain series!

I have loved this series from the very first book. There is just something about the Abbott family that hits the spot for me. Hunter is the oldest of ten... count'em... ten siblings. This is one big happy family and they are comical, quarrelsome, meddling and all that good stuff that comes from having so many siblings. Not only do their parents get in on all the fun but so does everybody else. I love the family dynamic that Force has created here and I think fans of the series are hoping that all ten siblings get their happy endings because readers won't want to leave Green Mountain, any other way.

Hunter made an interesting hero. He isn't quite the blue collar worker that most of the Abbott's have turned out to be. He a little more straight laced, with a GQ style and more reserved personality. He has born the burden of helping his parents raise their big brood and it shows. He just doesn't have a real good concept of how to let loose and have a good time, but Megan is quick to show him how and I loved that about their relationship. Hunter really blossoms for lack of a better word. He gets more comfortable with himself and the possibility of finding love as the story progresses. It was nice to watch him open up and let love in.

Megan was a bit more of a harder sell for me. First of all she's been in love with Will for years and now that Will has found the love of his life, she just all the sudden switches to a different brother? I kind of felt like that wasn't the best way to go about this one. I sympathized with family struggles and the fact that she was finding her way in the world alone. That's a hard thing and perhaps that made her a little harder to understand as a character. I just wasn't sure she was the choice I would have made for Hunter, but they did have good chemistry and their love scenes were pretty spicy. Force didn't necessarily make me dislike Megan, but she didn't make me love her either.

Bottom Line:

This another great romance from Marie Force. She has proven time and again that she is in her wheelhouse with small town romances. The Abbott family is a joy to read about and I find myself wondering what meddlesome adventure they are going to get into next. I have a rather big family by the time it's all said and done and we can be quite a lot like this bunch. A great set of characters. Hunter was a great hero, but Megan didn't quite resonate with me. Still a great read!

And I Love Her is available NOW from your favorite bookseller

I'm giving this one 4 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. Her New York Times bestselling 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 New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, among other books and series. Watch for Marie's brand-new Quantum Trilogy in 2015, written under the name of M.S. Force!

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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