I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Darling Songbirds by Rachael Herron
Published by HGA Publishing on March 1st 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, General
Source: the Author
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From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down:
The saloon had always looked old-fashioned, but now it resembled a set in a ghost town. The problem was that Adele wasn't in an old western, or a ghost town. Darling Bay was the sleepy gold-rush town her great-grandfather had given his name to.
The town she'd left for good a long time ago.
The building is a ruin, the business is broke and customers are scarce. Add into the mix Nate Houston - the handsome, guitar-playing bartender who had always believed he would be the next owner - and Adele has one potent cocktail on her hands.
Can a rundown saloon in a sleepy town finally offer Adele a way into love?
Relationships are at the heart of women's fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them. Chicklit Central
This heartwarming, hilarious, and red-hot contemporary romance will leave you wishing for a marina view of your very own. From sisters to second chances, this small-town romance will make you laugh and cry. Herron's characters are grounded and relatable, but her twists and turns leave you satisfied as a reader. For a good time, pack this beach read on your vacation! You'll love this book.
Rachael Herron seamlessly blends romance, friendship, and laughter. Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author
A FULL-LENGTH STANDALONE, a great entry into the world of Rachael Herron's sexy and hilarious books.
Occasionally I get review requests from fellow bloggers who also work as author’s assistants, these have consistently been good finds and this trend has continued with a “new-to-me” author. This particular title is the first one in a new series about a trio of sisters who rose to fame as singers until everything changed when tragedy struck. The trio split up and now don’t even really talk to one another or see each other. The bitterness and issues are not ones that will be easily overcome because they have roots in the fundamental differences between the personalities so it will take effort to get past the past.
Adele has always been the fixer, the people pleaser and the one who makes sure everything goes correctly. She’s now at a point in her life where everything seems to be working against her but she’s determined to get the bar/hotel/cafe that her uncle left to the sisters sold and start rebuilding her life away from painful memories. She’s not expecting the place to be in ruins nor the man who runs the bar. As she starts to clean up the bar and work on her uncle’s apartment, she realizes that perhaps this is where she needs to be for the life she deserves to have. I loved how she started to open up as she finally embraced the town and Nate. I enjoyed seeing her fall for a man who has his own secrets but mainly the fact that she owned her mistakes without any fake apologies or excuses. She’s finally realized what part she played in driving the sisters apart and is working on the personality trait that brought it about. The estrangement isn’t entirely hers to fix or take blame for but she does make the gesture to repair the rift.
Nate was someone that I quite enjoyed. He’s not a man to run away from a problem but is a man who has his own demons to slay. I enjoyed his stubborn streak but also loved the fact that he does so much for so many. He wants to make a go of the property and attempted to buy it from her uncle so harbors a bit of resentment for the woman he believes is stealing what should be his. He thinks she’s callous and unfeeling because none of the sisters showed up for their uncle’s funeral but in reality the memories were to painful along with her being off the grid when he passed. Nate has some major issues he has to work thru and his attraction to Adele isn’t something he ever planned. He made me laugh, sniffle and then happy as he works thru his issues and in to a life that really is perfect for him. A good man with a heart of gold describes him well and his naughty side would make me quite happy.. *grin*
So take a chance and start this series.. book 2 releases next week so keep an eye on this page for my review of book 2.