Nov 7, 2014

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Anne Reviews: I Saw Her Standing There by Marie Force (Green Mountain #3) plus giveaway

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Contemporary Romance
November 4 2015
Mass Market Paperback
400 pages
Berkley
Received from publisher

Yummy Man – Colton Abbott
Kick Ass Chick – Lucy Mulvaney

From Goodreads –
There’s a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets’ nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat…

Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret. Colton’s nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it’s not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her—especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn’t about to tell Cam she’s having a fling…with Will’s brother.

Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?

Contains an exclusive Green Mountain short story!

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I am really loving this Green Mountain series by Marie Force. I Saw Her Standing There is the third book. It is a little sappy and unrealistic. But it has great humor and that means a lot to me in a book I am reading for the fluffy escape it offers.

The Abbott family and the Vermont town where they live are endearing. I enjoy getting to see these people as the series continues. The characters are engaging. And I have to admit — I love Will from the first book. I may never get over him. I’m head-over-heels, turned inside out, drooling over him. So I was more than happy with the snippets of him in this book.

Colton is a mountain man. He’s the brother who makes the maple syrup for the family’s general store. It’s hard, physical work. His home has no electricity or running water. He chops wood for heat. His body shows the benefit of all this work, too. He’s been happy to be alone with only casual sex with women in the past.

Lucy misses Cameron since she has left the business and New York. Cameron is her best friend and business partner. She has strong ties to New York with her dad, sister and niece. She has a lot more responsibility for the business they own with Cameron in Vermont. She also loves her time with Colton, but they live six hours apart. Lucy has never had a relationship and has trouble believing things will work out.

Colton and Lucy struggle with their feelings since they want to be together but don’t live near each other. They are falling in love and just don’t know how things can work out in the long run. They are both happy with their lives and where they live but also with each other. I found their emotional process for this part realistic; I just didn’t quite see how they fell for each other so quickly.

This book has plenty of hot, sexy scenes. Colton is funny when sexy, too. He is so sweet and so trustworthy as he wants to be with Lucy and no one else. He is absolutely wonderful to Lucy and helping her with any doubts or insecurities. He’s just amazing.

I Saw Her Standing There includes the wedding of a couple we saw get together in a previous book. It also has some setups for future books. Lincoln and Elmer are killing me. I might die laughing. Let’s just say they would get along well with Lucille from Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. And I love Fred.

I recommend this series highly but I would read them in order to really appreciate the people and the relationships.

4.5 stars

Books in the Green Mountain series –
All You Need is Love
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
And I Love Her (2015)

Giggle worthy quotes –

“Will’s my brother, not my keeper. We’re family, and we’re close, but we’re not up each other’s asses.”
Her button nose wrinkled adorably. “That’s a hideous visual.”
~
“I’ll get it. Are you going to get ready?”
“I am ready.”
“I’m coming back in my next life as a guy.”
“That’d be a terrible shame, honey.”
~
“You have to give me some of the juicy details … He’s got that whole brawny sexy thing going on.”
Lucy giggled at Cameron’s description of Colton. “So I’ve noticed.”
“And?”
“What do you want me to say? It was amazing. Best sex I’ve had in my life but you already know that because you’re having the best sex of your life with his brother. What’s the deal with the Abbott men and their magic … wands?”

Giveaway details!

Penguin is offering an amazing Marie Force Green Mountain prize pack.  And by amazing, I mean AMAZING!  If you are a US resident, you can enter to win all of this:  *begin The Price is Right Showcase music*

1. Green Mountain series sticker

2. Stuffed Fred the Moose

3. Signed copy of I Saw Her Standing There

4. Sample of Vermont Maple Syrup

5. Vermont Country Store catalog (we are requesting this—will see if they’ll do it)

6. Marie Force pen

7. $25 Gift card to BN, Amazon or iBooks

Isn’t that amazing?!  To enter, simply leave a comment before next Thursday, November 13th 11:59pm EST.  In your comment, let us know if you’ve read Marie Force before and if yes, what your favorite book was.  Gook luck to all and a huge THANK YOU to Penguin for setting up the giveaway 🙂

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  1. I’ve read all of her Green Mountain series and my favorite would have to be: All You Need Is Love with I Want To Hold Your Hand coming in at a very close second place.

  2. I haven’t ready any of Ms. Force’s books but I really, really want too! Thanks so much for such a fun post and giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a HUGE Marie Force fan and this is one of my all time favorite series. My favorite book from her is a hard choice because she writes some of my favorite series but if I had to narrow it down I would say Starting Over from the Treading Waters series and Fool For Love from McCarthys Gansett Island series and any of the Fatal books in the Fatal series. lol I LOVED Colton and Lucy and I cannot wait for Hunter’s book next in the Green Mountain series. I could go on and on and on listing my favorite books but I will stop here. lol

    Great review and thanks again for the chance to win!! Have a great weekend.

    Mariann at Belle’s Book Bag

  4. I haven’t read any of her books yet and haven’t heard of her until now. I would love to read her books.

  5. I like her Gansett Island books. Have not read this series yet, but would love to!

  6. biochemgirl says:

    I have really enjoyed Marie Force’s writing in the past, and I can’t wait to pick this one up. Thanks for posting the review and also hosting the giveaway.

  7. Stephanie F. says:

    I’ve read several of her books and really enjoyed them all. My favorite so far has been All You Need Is Love, it was a great book. Very eager to read this new one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Joan Kubes says:

    I have not read Marie Force before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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