Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: Primrose Lane (Harmony Harbor #3) by Debbie Mason

"You got into the Chard-a-nay-nay, didn't you?" - Finn Gallagher

Primrose Lane
Series: Harmony Harbor #3
Author: Debbie Mason
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 27, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

It's official. Debbie Mason has become my favorite "behind closed door" author. Yes, there are no explicit sex scenes in her romances. What you do get are lovable characters, witty dialog, and some of the funniest situations an author can put their characters in. I've had Primrose Lane loaded into my Kindle for over a month before I finally started reading it. There were many moments when I had to sit on my hands to stop myself from picking it up. Good things come to those who wait... When the time came for me to start the book, I devoured it over night. That was my scariest book zombie morning ever. Surprised I didn't either walk into a door or frighten small children. Yes, it was that bad. And no, I would not have done anything differently. I adored Primrose Lane. Olivia pulled at my heart-strings. The poor woman has been through so much. Yet she manages to pull through and is able to open her heart to a child who needed someone. Finn, on the other hand... It took me a little bit to warm up to his stubborn ass. He has decided that Olivia will only bring trouble to his family. When he finally sees Olivia's true nature, he warms up to her pretty quickly. It takes a bit for him to open his heart, but once he does, he is all in. By the end of the book, I was fully in his corner.

The budding romance between Olivia and Finn is a bit of a slow build in Primrose Lane. However, it was a lot of fun watching them grow as individuals and as a couple. There were times when they were in a pinch (heh!), but they stood tall with each other. Overall, Primrose Lane was amazing. I loved the world of Harmony Harbor and all of the characters that reside there. This book make me laugh, cry, and swoon... All at 3 o'clock in the morning... I'm so looking forward to the next book in the series. Until then, I still have some of Debbie's earlier books to read.

Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).  When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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