Friday, February 17, 2017

Love Notions by Mary Manners

Jami Mitchell has come home to Heart's Haven to open a bookshop with the inheritance Grandma left to her. Nana's Novel Notions is the business of her dreams until she realizes who the tenant next door is: ruthless Riley Hunter. Growing up in the small town together, she's watched him dance through women while she's hidden her feelings with a concrete exterior. How will she cope, when she can't bear being in the same town with him, let alone neighbors?

Riley Hunter has sacrificed everything to shed the poverty of his childhood. While others held Sweet-sixteen parties, he cleaned up after them. But his hard work has paid off, and he's opened an architecture firm in the growing town. He's had a thing for Jami since high school, but she was the privileged girl who never gave him the time of day. Now she's come home with a wad of cash and has set up a book store in the business complex he plans to buy out.

Can the two put the past behind them, or will his dream shatter hers?


Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website: “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

My Review

Jami Mitchell has returned home to start up her own bookstore with money her grandmother left her. Naming it after her grandmother.  Hoping it to become a big success. Till she meets the guy next door running his business. Riley of all people woman chaser and know it all. How in the world is she going to deal with this rude person? Now he is trying to ruin her dram by wanting to buy her out.  Wow how can these two  work this out? Jami is beside herself but determined not to give up. Can they put there past behind them?
Great  story with great characters even though I get a bit upset with Riley. I get into the characters. :) 

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