I'm very excited for this series! I've read books by most of the authors who are contributing to this series and I love them all. The first story is absolutely adorable and exactly what I love--not too short, not too long, sweet/clean romance, funny, and enjoyable.
Olivia is a Southern girl who is trying to get her break in Hollywood. When she lands the role as co-host of a popular home improvement show, she is torn between two guys--the one who is best for her career, not to mention drop-dead handsome (William) and the blue collared gorgeous guy who does the real work (Pete).
I loved the way that Olivia met Pete--soooo funny! Of course, William really knew how to play the romance game--very suave. For me, the decision was obvious because I had my favorite guy, yet I really enjoyed the journey that Olivia went through to grow into her true self. She's getting close to 30, yet she still has valuable lessons to learn and has to do some deep soul searching.
Content: no language; no violence, although the scenes describing the power tools had me laughing out loud; kissing, a scene with a scantily clad woman--implications of an intimate situation, but no details given. Clean.
Author Julie N. Ford Julie is a forty-something, dangerously close to becoming a fifty-something, graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of four women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, a Betta named Bob, and a Scottish fold kitten, Ardweal.
Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors. "Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love." Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith
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