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Smith's Corner: Alora & Ash (The Heartwood Series #3) by Jayne Paton

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#Contemporary, #RomCom, #Romance,

Love…it comes with no assurances as life has taught me. Can past hurts be overcome to give me a second chance at finding happiness?

Loneliness has me returning to the place where I grew up and where I left a big part of my heart behind. My return isn’t the only hot gossip in town when it seems fate is out to mess with me once again. Ash Smith, the man who was once my whole world is now out of prison, and the secret I’ve held close is harder to hide.

A smile that eclipses the sun and melts me faster than the asphalt on a hot summer Texas day, is pointing in my direction, only this time I’m older and wiser. Yeah, like that’s the truth. The second Ash aims those sexier than sin, caramel eyes at me, love is back on the agenda. Only can I give my trust to a man who once crushed my heart with his rejection, when it’s not only my heart on the line this time?

It seems I’m about to find out.


Smith’s Corner: Ash & Alora (book 3) is a second-chance romantic-drama. It comes with a hot as fuck barman who’ll do just about anything to please his daughter, and win back his one true love, no matter how ridiculous it makes him look.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

SMITH'S CORNER: ASH & ALORA is the third book in the Heartwood series. Ash has served time for a crime he did commit and made the decision to walk that path alone. Although Alora wanted to be there for him, he made sure she wasn't allowed to see him, and that set her on her own path of going through a pregnancy and raising their child by herself.

There is a slight overlap with the other books that Alora made an appearance in, but this time it's all from her and Ash's perspectives. Ash and Alora have a bumpy road together as trust has been lost. It is understandable how Ash felt, but he made the decisions for Alora without discussing them together first. And, to be fair, for some of the book, he does the same thing. It is really important when raising a child that you are a united front. This is something Ash has to learn for himself.

This was an easy-to-read steamy second-chance romance, with a host of supporting characters. Somehow, Jayne Paton manages to give me a great story each time, whilst still leaving me wanting the next one along.

This is a great addition to the series, and one I definitely recommend. Do read all of them though, as it makes more sense that way!

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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I'm Jayne or JP, I live in the Isle of Man. A tiny place in the Irish sea where all the magic happens. I am fortunate now to write full time and I've a love for books, all kinds. I like to spice things up and dip my toe into different genres. This is my first book in M/F romance in Smith's Corner.

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