Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One Perfect Year by Melinda Curtis (Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway)

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

One Perfect Year (A Harmony Valley Novel)One Perfect Year
(Harmony Valley #4)
Melinda Curtis
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 380 pages
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming


He's coming up on her blind side

How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester's world. The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like.

Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over—together—could be the best dream he's ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago.

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My Thoughts
Oh what a fun book! I enjoy books where characters already know each other. I’ve found that it can move the story along a little quicker while still allowing for plenty of tension. Melinda Curtis did a great job using Gage and Shelby’s friendship from years ago to create a lot of believable drama in One Perfect Year.

And then there’s Gage and Shelby. They were both likable characters from the very beginning, but both had a lot of baggage and some really strong fears that were driving their actions. However, I think I most enjoyed their sarcasm and “bickering.” Even in the midst of an argument or a tense moment, they were able to bounce back to their familiar friendship and keep moving forward in their relationship. My tiniest “complaint” is how quickly the story wrapped up. It worked, but I wanted a little more.

The town provides a large cast of characters, and, as with any small town setting, there are a lot of eccentricities and big personalities. I loved it! Doc and Mae definitely were favorites—though there were poignant moments within both story arcs that had me thinking about my own grandparents.

Melinda Curtis is a new-to-me author, but I will definitely be searching out more of her wonderful stories! Don’t miss One Perfect Year! [4.5 stars]

Note: Most of the books I read and review are Christian fiction. While this book is written for the general market, it is a clean book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author through Prism Book Tours in exchange for my fair and honest review.


About the Author
Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the indie pubbed Bridesmaid series. Brenda Novak says: "Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf." Melinda also writes independently published, hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: "Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter."

Giveaway (ends March 15)
Grand Prize: An Autographed Set of the first 3 Harmony Valley Books (Dandelion Wishes, Summer Kisses, and Season of Change) (US only or ebooks to an international)

Additional Prizes:
  • Happy Bee Day Mug with candy and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US only - if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author's back list)
  • Bee Salt and Pepper Shaker and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet (US only - if international winner pulled then a single ebook from author's back list)

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review! I am glad you enjoyed One Perfect Year. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to be part of this blog tour! I look forward to reading the rest of the Harmony Valley series!

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