Rivers, Mary Ann: Live, Book 1 of The Burnside Series
Live: The Burnside Series by Mary Ann Rivers
If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But as the rejection letters pile up, Destiny finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on. With his rich Welsh accent, Hefin Thomas stirs Destiny so completely that, even though he’s leaving soon, she lets herself believe the memory of his scorching kisses will be enough.
Hefin can’t help but notice the slender, confident woman with ginger hair who returns each day, so hopeful and determined. So when the tears start to fall, his silence—penance for a failed marriage—finally cracks. Once he’s touched her, what Hefin wants is to take her back to Wales and hold her forever. But Destiny’s roots run too deep. What they both need is each other—to learn how to live and love again.
The book blurb promises: a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly.
Live, Book 1 of The Burnside Series, by author Mary Ann Rivers is a wonderful beginning to what, I am sure, is going to be a bestselling series by Ms. Rivers.
The characters are incredible and filled with depth and emotion that pulled me into the story from the very beginning. Destiny is very alive and filled with the type of reality that I find lacking in so many Romance novels. She spends time at the local library searching for a job, and enjoying the view. Hefin is very human while also being very male. He’s “failed” at marriage and has no intention of walking that path again. They admire each other from afar, then a bit closer, and finally . . .
~Patricia, Room With Books~ © Jan 31, 2014
Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.
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