Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: One Perfect Year by Melinda Curtis with Giveaway

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

One Perfect Year (A Harmony Valley Novel)One Perfect Year
(Harmony Valley #4)
Melinda Curtis
Adult Contemporary Romance
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He's coming up on her blind side

How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester's world. The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like.

Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over—together—could be the best dream he's ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago.

My Review
Shelby has a lot of baggage. Not only did her husband die, but her best friend all but abandoned her in her greatest time of need. Now Gage is back and things aren't the same as they were before.

Shelby is a very compassionate and passionate woman. She loves deeply and holds onto the past. She's afraid of the unknown and often thinks of the "what ifs" in life. Yet, from dogs to elderly ladies, she has just the knack to make those around her feel loved and accepted. I wanted to see her get over her issues because she really has a lot to offer, but I can understand how she wants to protect herself and her heart.

Gage let emotion and fear drive him away, but now he's ready to man up. I like Gage, but had a hard time understanding why he struggled making a big decision--love or career? Those choices aren't easy for anyone to make, but the answer was clear for me.

I loved returning to Harmony Valley. The characters are quirky and endearing and the setting is heavenly. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story and felt a lot of emotion in relationship to the events that happened. Mae, an older woman, is selling her old wedding dress store and I could feel her regret at having to do so. There were quite a few humorous moments, especially involving Lucky, the stray St. Bernard. I enjoyed the romantic connections, but wish the tension would have been throughout the story, instead of so close to the end. I look forward to more!

Content: Squeaky clean romance (kissing); mild language (one or two mild words); mild violence (relating to injuries sustained from animals); no religious elements.

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Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the indie pubbed Bridesmaid series. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”. Melinda also writes independently published, hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter.”

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Grand Prize: An Autographed Set of the first 3 Harmony Valley Books
(Dandelion Wishes, Summer Kisses, and Season of Change) (US only or ebooks to an international)

Additional Prizes:
- Happy Bee Day Mug with candy and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US
only - if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author's back list)
- Bee Salt and Pepper Shaker and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US
only - if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author's back list)

Ends March 15th


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Katie!

  2. how did i not know about this site earlier. love it and love the book you reviewed. thanks!

  3. I really love Heartwarming! Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats, Mel!