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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)

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Book three in the Heartwood series managed to smack me right in the feels!

Each character had their own reasons for their actions and was strong enough to own that. As with all good romance though things don't run smoothly into wedded bliss. Secrets that can't be hidden any longer, disappointment and hurt that needs addressing and trust needs to been earned.

This is a brilliant edition to the Heartwood series and I love the whole family aspect that is always present. The depth of love and loyalty that spills out and encompasses, not only the brothers, but their chose partner is always heart-fluttering to witness.

As always, this is an adult read that deserves chocolate and a cheeky drink while snuggled up on the sofa!

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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. *

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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