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I love JoAnn Ross If you ve read her High Risk series you know she can write some red hot heroes But when she left that series to create the softer Shelter Bay series witness the change in cover art hotsexy danger guys to a soft and eaceful lace for a wounded guy to fall I thought she might lose something in the downshift Who was I kidding They re still hot sexy and dangerousand by moving them to a small coastal town Joann has multiplied their impactas the series expands from the current 3 books I don t know if Shelter Bay can handle all that luciousnessIn book 1 The Homecoming Sax Douchett has come home from the war His Cajun family had long ago transplanted itself from the hurricane beleaguered Louisiana coast to another fishing town in the Pacific northwest Two years earlier his arents had closed down their Cajun restaurantdance hall when it had been battered by the one two unch of a winter ice storm and ironically hurricane force winds coming off a Pacific typhoon So what s an ex soldier to do but settle in to rebuild what was once a community meeting Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings place and hopefully take up the threads of his old lifePart of that old life is the girl he loved but who was off limits because she belonged to his older brother s best friend During his senior year he hadroven just how honorable he was by watching over her for that friend when he enlisted Now years later she has returned to Shelter Bay a widow with a young son and a sheriff s badge Kara thought she would just be filling the job temporarily after her father vacated the This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life position by getting shot Supposedly it was a hunting accident gone unsolved but when she discovers he had been looking into some cold cases she begins to wonder if it was murder And when bad boy Sax renews their old friendship but with a new sexier spin Kara decides that maybe her hometown of Shelter Bay has been misnamed cause there is norotection from this bad boy when
HE S MADE UP HIS MIND TO FINALLY MAKE s made up his mind to finally make hisGreat family and small town connections make this both a cozy AND a sexy read Anybody who likes Nora Roberts or Robyn Carr will love JoAnn Ross I read Anybody who likes Nora Roberts or Robyn Carr will love JoAnn Ross I overlooked this book when it first came out I thought it was a cozy type of romance I follow Ms Ross on Twitter and she uoted something from one of her characters and I was completely intrigued so I asked her what book that was from Turns out it was from one of the books in this trilogy Since I enjoyed her High Risk novels so much I added these to the Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 pileBoy am I glad I didn t miss it Trey was charming and adorable Sax was sexy and wonderful and Kara was smart and capable Velcro wasretty cute too LOL I liked that Sax would let Kara do what she needed to and supported her completely without undermining her or going around her He did do things without checking with her first but only because she had important things to do and they were minor tasks The big stuff taking care of her kid helping with her job he always respected her enough to talk with her The ghosts scenes were a little weird especially as we as readers didn t really deal with his issues from war On to the next book If you enjoyed Robyn Carr s Virgin River or Thunder Point series or Susan Mallary s Fools Gold books this series about Shelter Bay should be right up your alley Ex military heroes and strong independent women who own cute animals I enjoyed this book immensely Although Sam s return to town finds him some sort of a Navel SEALS hero he tries to hide it and move on but the town won t allow it After deciding that the restaurant his arents once owned would be a erfect business for him he uts his thoughts toward that until an old flame steps back into his life His best friend wife Kara is now a widow and also the town sheriff after her father was killed in a so called hunting accident six months ago Kara and her son Tyre are bound to make a life together after the tragic acc. First in a heartwarming new series from the New York Times bestselling author Former Navy SEAL Sax Douchett returns to his home town and is hailed as a local hero But startin. Ident that left them both alone
HER HUSBAND HAS BEEN KILLED IN husband has been killed in routine call of domestic violence and although she didn t want to come back home she decided after her fathers death that the small town was just what they needed as well as she stepped into her fathers shoes and the town sheriffI would love to go into details and explain all of it to you but then why take the surprise away Its a romance with a twistthat keeps you turning the Zheng Guogu pagestill the endwhen you find out that really happened to Kara s fatherWOWits a must read This would be a great beachvacation read Interesting story but easy enough tout down when life gets in the way of reading I loved the heroine but I couldn t decide if our hero was just a laid back alpha or an aggressive beta My only complaint was the lack of heat There were a few tame love scenes but they didn t uite seem to fit the supposed assion between the coupleB Boy this book just dragged on and on and one I was expecting so much out of it and instead got nearly bored to deathSeries NoteFirst book in Ross s Shelter Bay series which is a spin off So I have enjoyed the revious books I have read by this author This one fell short There will be some minor SPOILERS below This guy was an ex SEAL In this book that was a so what kind of element He might as well have been a dentist or a rodeo clown She was a sheriff If you re coming into this expecting romantic suspense look elsewhere There was a lame mystery in it But Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums pages andages went by without a mention of the mystery There were only two Forbidden Knowledge possible suspects for the killer so you had a 5050 chance on guessing who done it The whole book wandered aimlessly around I found myself just not really caring There was no suspense in the mysterylot and no heat in the romance They admitted their love although she didn t come right out and say it the hero heroine and reader knew it Then the book meandered on for another 30 or 40 Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms pages With the author telling not showing you that they went to various tourist destinations and had a swell time falling in love Then there was a very surreal conversation that the heroine had with her mother where the mom tells the heroine about a fantasy that she used to keep herself calm in the hectic early days of her marriage This scene went on and on telling every detail of how the mother imagined herself living June Cleaver s life I could see absolutely nooint in hearing this for 4 The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick pages Then suddenly in the middle of the book we shift into the mother s POV as she falls in love with her dead husband s best friend So a couple of chapters of them bumping uglies If you re going to have multiple storylines running you need to start them all offretty soon in the book so we don t go WTF 23rds of the way through the book There was an obvious throw in of a character for a forthcoming book He was introduced in a very heavy handed way Not ertinent to the story at all But then a whole lot of this book wasn t ertinent I m not real fond of series set in uaint little towns There seem to be many many on the market lately and this is sort of a ho hum addition to the crowd Finally there were ghosts in the book You weren t uite sure if they were real or art of the hero s PTSD Since the dog could see them and the air got cold when they were there I think they were meant to be real I kind of liked them best of all the book But she kind of didn t do anything with them and they were wastedWell I might give the next in this series a try but if it isn t substantially better than this one
I won t go further than that This book has romance mystery and won t go further than that This book has romance mystery and in it I have read the Shelter Bay books out of order and they can be read as stand alone books Sax is back in Shelter Bay after he retires as a SEAL He meets up with Kara who he loved in school even through she loved someone else Kara is now the Sheriff and a widow with a eight year old son Kara. G over is difficult when he unearths a long buried secret that reunites him with a ast he's never forgotten She's Sheriff Kara Conway a girl who's always held a special lac. Conway is the new sheriff in Shelter Bay Taking over her late father s
position Kara believes returning home to the small Oregon town will bring her eace and uiet After Kara believes returning home to the small Oregon town will bring her eace and uiet After brutal attack in the city she only wants to write up reports about smashed up mailboxes and easy Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online pranks but a dispatch call to her former friend s house blows herlan up in smokeSax Douchette is a former SEAL returning home to Shelter Bay The former bad boy is now the town s hero but all he wants to do is fight those demons from his last mission and find his identity along with some Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal peace of mind What he finds is a human bone that his dog brings back on a game of fetch and his uiet homecoming brings a whole lot of drama into his life along with the girl he wished he could have hadI m a sucker for re connecting romances I love when two lovers find their way back to each other The road of discovery is alwaysainful but you know there is going to be a HEA At oints in this story I was not as sure that there was going to be an HEA because I did not feel the connection between Sax and Kara The two had known each other all of their lives and yet they acted as strangers throughout the whole bookInstead of
revealing a budding romance Kara harped on her marriage to Jared her deceased husband and the best a budding romance Kara harped on her marriage to Jared her deceased husband and the best of Sax s brother and how much she had loved him since her sandbox days Of course Sax was scared to love Kara because she had belonged to one of his friends but even he realized that they were adults and needed to move on I finally felt the connection in the last few agesThe suspense in the story fell flat The majority of the book was focused on the crime but there was no real thrill and it appeared as if no one took the crime serious even during the action scenes I found myself wanting to get back to the romance which was on the backburner I was disappointed with the character development All of the characters sort of blended in and no one had a real identity Kara wanted to be tough and independent like her mother but she was a sorry sheriff having to get her butt kicked than once All of the women in the story high fived each other by claiming they were so strong and the men just wanted to rotect them There was also some unresolved and rushed storylines throughout the book For one Kara s mom and one of her deputy s start a romance It was mentioned that he liked her mother but was afraid to make a move because he was best friend s with Kara s father Then after an incident where Kara s mother finally shows her emotions they make love A few days later they are lanning their lives together For a book this long there was ample time to reveal a slow romance in the background Then there was the fact that Kara and Sax never talked about her feelings for her dead husband It was mentioned at the end that they had a discussion and he accepted that she would always love him but it was never shown to the reader Overall this book had a lot of New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book potential but there was a lot of factors that made it fell flat In JoAnn Ross s The Homecoming the first installment in the Shelter Bay romantic suspense series this novel would move you to tears and tug your heart For Sax Douchett this Cajun former Navy SEAL came home from the war with the ghosts of hisast He didn t Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat plan on going to his homecomingarade when he met his former flame and brother s best friend s widow Kara Conway a widow with a son and the sheriff of her small town When he uncovered a skull on the beach with his dog Velcro that s what started it all for them to uncover the truth and rekindle old feelings For Kara she still mourned the loss of her husband and lived with her mother who decided to find love with her senior deputies Between Sax and Kara it started as friends and blossomed into something else entirely between them when they solved two cold cases together with a connection between them all with a sweet ending. E in his heart But as he cautiously reconnects with Kara and bonds with her young son another long held secret in Shelter Bar threatens their second chance at a life together.