We are thrilled to share Amanda Kelley's Contemporary Romance from her Worthy Series, Worth Letting Go with you today! Check out an excerpt and my book review.
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Book Description: Harper Davenport is widowed, homeless, and nearly broken. So, in a moment of bravery—or possibly stupidity—she moves her and her six-year-old son, Greyson, back to the only place that has ever felt like home. Too bad starting over is exactly as hard as she feared it would be. The last thing she needs is for Kade Dawson to be her new boss. The man is talented, handsome, and ridiculously magnetic. He draws people in with his looks and hooks them with his personality. Harper is no exception, but she has more than herself to consider. Kade’s reputation is well earned, but lately, he’s been craving something more. As soon as Harper walks into his life, he’s captivated. Only…things are complicated. Despite his desperate attempts to keep things platonic between them, Harper still manages to become the best part of his day. He just doesn’t know if he can be the man she and Greyson deserve. Sometimes, falling back into old patterns is easier than taking a chance on something he knows will change everything. If Kade and Harper can manage to let go of the past, they might just be able to have a future they’ve both only ever dreamed of.
* Books in the Worth series can be read as standalones*
Read an excerpt:
“This is beautiful. Did you do this?” Harper looked back at him, and he nodded. “I’ve never seen anything like this at the shop.” She turned in a circle, looking at all of the finished and half-finished sculptures and artwork. “I had no idea. I thought you guys built furniture.”
She laughed in awe, and he felt it all the way to his groin.
Clearing his throat, he leaned back into his table and crossed his arms. “We do. I mostly just do this for fun.”
“Kade.” The way she said his name made his chest tight. “You’re amazing.”
Her bare cheeks pinked after she spoke, but her easy blush was something he cherished. It was an open window into the thoughts she didn’t speak.
“It’s not a big deal.”
She turned to him, pinning him with those golden eyes of hers. “Don’t do that. Don’t minimize yourself. Take the compliment.”
The bite of fire behind her words had his brows rising. He tilted his head, regarding her, for the first time noticing the tension in her shoulders.
She brushed her bangs back, uncomfortable with his scrutiny. “What?”
“You sure everything is okay?”
“Why? I complimented you, so something must be wrong?” She scoffed. “I’m not the one of us who decided to take a step back.”
Forget off. She seemed downright edgy.
“I’m right here, Harper. I didn’t go anywhere.”
“We both know that’s not true. Ever since we walked out of the ER, you’ve been behind this invisible wall, where we can’t reach you or you can’t reach us. I don’t know, but I know I don’t like it.” She took a deep breath. “I miss you. You’re right; you’re right here, but I still miss you. It’s ridiculous.”
He got up from his stool and walked over to her, needing to close the distance between them. His hand automatically reached out to cup her cheek, but he pulled it back, causing annoyance to flash through her eyes.
Oh, this book has all the feels! I definitely had a few tears in my eyes by the time I got to the end. And I just realized it is actually the third book in the series, so now I need to go find the first two.
So that should tell you that it works well as a standalone. This is all about Harper and Kade. I suspected the other couples maybe had their own books, but did not feel I was missing anything to understand this story.
Back to Harper and Kade.
Harper was living a lie in her marriage, but didn't quite realize it until after his untimely death. Her life is turned completely inside out and she has lost just about everything, except her son Greyson. I give her major kudos for having the guts to completely relocate back to one place she briefly called home. She's pretty much on her own and used to the city life.
I love the small town life and how everyone steps up to hep each other, especially the newbie in town. I want Brooke to be my new best friend. And I also fell in love with Kade for everything he does to help Harper out.
Their relationship is a slow burn, cautious friendship that has to build in trust on a strong foundation before letting all else explode. This one felt very real to me. I absolutely loved it.
I received a requested copy from the author/publisher and Inkslinger. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Amanda Kelley was raised in a small town in Wyoming where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Today, they live in Northern Colorado where she is lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom to two incredible sons. When she’s not attempting to write awesome love stories, she spends her days as an alarm clock, chauffeur, maid, nurse, chef, counselor, cheerleader, referee, finder of shoes and homework, giver of hugs, and pet whisperer. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.