Smith's Corner: Storm & Stone (The Heartwood Series #5) by Jayne Paton

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She’s overcome past obstacles, but is the wall, the man she love’s, too big to scale to win their forever?

Storm Harrison values honesty after starting life going from one foster home to another, where people were anything but honest. She learns never to be afraid to admit to how she feels or goes after what she wants. After a brief encounter with the handsome, middle Smith brother, Stone, he rejects her. But her heart isn’t ready to give up the fight.

Stone Smith’s hard exterior hides insecurities. So when a heated encounter reveals that the stunning girl next door has the power to touch his heart, years of insecurities take charge, and he walks away. But Storm offers him a second chance, now he must face his fears to gain what his heart desires, love.

Can they overcome fears together to find their path to happily ever after?


Storm & Stone: Smith’s Corner is the captivating fifth book in The Heartwood romance series. If you like strong-minded women, protective men, and steamy passion, then you’ll adore Jayne Paton’s pulse-pounding tale.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

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This is book 5 in the Smith's Corner series. While it can be read as a stand-alone book, I recommend that you read the other books before this one. It will give you a better and bigger picture of this family group, and how Stone's brothers have fallen one by one. It will also show you just how long Stone and Storm have been dancing around each other.

Storm needs honesty, and she will walk away if she thinks she isn't getting it. Stone, on the other hand, was burnt, badly by his ex when he was honest, so tries hard to keep it all in. Storm can see right through Stone though! And I loved that she could.

Because that ex does try hard to get to Stone and what I especially LOVED about this book, was that Storm never once doubted Stone. She knew, KNEW that he was a good man, and the ex just wanted to destroy him. Ex doesn't, just so you know, but Storm makes sure that Stone sees STORM, rather than the ex.

It's quite emotional in places, but equally there is laughter. Stone messes up, but his heart is in the right place! I loved that, when Stone lets himself really go, they are so great together! He really needs to trust Storm.

We catch up with the other brothers and their ever-growing families, and we get a taste of what's to come with Hunter and Holden. Cos ooooooeeeee those boys are getting close to breaking!

A lovely edition to this series, I am thoroughly enjoying them all.

4 solid stars

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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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