“You are the gift I’ve been given to make up for everything that came before.”
AGE OF AVA by Melanie Moreland
ABOUT THE BOOK
A woman working in a male-dominated field.
Organized, strong, and tenacious.
That’s how she has to be to succeed.
He needs no one, has no ties, and his future is an unanswered question mark.
It’s all he knows.
Until the day their lives intersect.
He sees the woman she hides from the world.
She nurtures the part of him he lost long ago.
But they both agree—their connection is temporary.
They are only for now.
Can their stubborn natures allow them to bend and accept that maybe, just maybe, there is more to life than they believed?
That love can heal.
That happiness can exist.
That for now can be forever.
Wow, this is a corker of a read from Melanie, I think it’s my favourite of the BAM/ABC series so far!! It’s the intensity of the story telling and the emotions it produces that did it for me…. hooked from page one this one was brilliant from start to finish and had me laughing and crying at various points.
Ava is the big sister in the Callaghan 3rd gen clan….. strong, organised, efficient, knows her stuff and takes no bull in her male dominated work environment, ABC Corp, dealing with foremen and construction workers and males who don’t like taking orders from women!
Hunter has inherited his Grandfather’s house on the bluff, and plans and doing it up and renting it out before moving on. He has a tragic past, brought up by a mother who treated him like a burden and never showed him any love, they were always on the move and never settled. He’s inherited her ways, with only his truck and his dog as his constant in life, never settling, always moving, never loving.
They meet accidentally, when Ava is putting an arrogant man in his place, which is incredibly attractive to Hunter. Ava is instantly attracted to him and his pale blue eyes and muscular build, but he is stubborn, like his Grandpa. They carry on meeting each other, both unable to get the other from out of their minds, with the passion and intensity growing daily, but both in agreement that it is only temporary, until Hunter gets the itch to be on the move again.
A stunning read that really pulls at those heartstrings at times!! The intensity and the raw passion between these two will steam your kindle up!!! The story line was very engrossing for me, highly descriptive, I could picture Hunter stalking around his house and pulling his hands through his hair as he battled his strange feelings for Ava!!
I loved Hunter, he is gruff, grumpy and stubborn, but also very vulnerable in his brokenness. His ability to see the other side of Ava, the one that needed gentleness was wonderful, the way he would treat her and things he did for her, yet all the while saying he was incapable of caring. Ava’s character struck a chord with me as a worker in a similar male dominated environment and the need to get away from that and come down. But I loved her strength and her ability not to push Hunter too much, being there when she was needed.
It was definitely one of those books I couldn’t put down and couldn’t read fast enough, but didn’t want to end. I loved the epilogues at the end, which were the icing on the cake for me and this wonderful book, one of my favourite reads this year. 5 not to be missed Little Dragon stars.
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
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