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Holly Lane (Destiny, Ohio Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Do you have to let go of the past before you can build a new future?

Sue Ann Simpkins is recovering from her husband's decision to walk away from their perfect marriage. She cannot believe that he could just leave her and her daughter after all these years. Sue Ann is going to rebuild she is just not sure how but if there is a way to s...
Sue Ann Simpkins is recovering from her husband's decision to walk away from their perfect marriage. She cannot believe that he could just leave her and her daughter after all these years. Sue Ann is going to rebuild she is just not sure how but if there is a way to shake the snow from her shoes it is going to happen.

Adam Becker has been down the path of relationship recovery and never thought he would be the go to man. However, Adam has always had more than friendship thoughts toward Sue Ann. So if he is there to help her resolve her issues, maybe at the same time he can convince her to trust her heart and give them a try.

Santa Claus is having trouble fulfilling everyone's wish list this year. Santa may have an easier time getting a reindeer in your backyard than Sue Ann to open her eyes to Adam's intentions. What Adam has to show Sue Ann besides love is that you do not have to be the perfect couple to have the perfect relationship and play some reindeer games.

This great addition to the Destiny series proves Toni Blake knows how to keep the characters fresh, and the storyline exciting. Ms. Blake weaves a new story in with the previous ones showing the reader the variety of romance available.

posted by The_Reading_Reviewer on October 22, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not recommended

Didn't even finish reading it. Entertaining reading does not need to include highly descriptive sexual scenes. There is so much more to enjoy about loving relationships than just sex.

posted by 17119316 on January 19, 2013

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

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    Do you have to let go of the past before you can build a new future?

    Sue Ann Simpkins is recovering from her husband's decision to walk away from their perfect marriage. She cannot believe that he could just leave her and her daughter after all these years. Sue Ann is going to rebuild she is just not sure how but if there is a way to shake the snow from her shoes it is going to happen.

    Adam Becker has been down the path of relationship recovery and never thought he would be the go to man. However, Adam has always had more than friendship thoughts toward Sue Ann. So if he is there to help her resolve her issues, maybe at the same time he can convince her to trust her heart and give them a try.

    Santa Claus is having trouble fulfilling everyone's wish list this year. Santa may have an easier time getting a reindeer in your backyard than Sue Ann to open her eyes to Adam's intentions. What Adam has to show Sue Ann besides love is that you do not have to be the perfect couple to have the perfect relationship and play some reindeer games.

    This great addition to the Destiny series proves Toni Blake knows how to keep the characters fresh, and the storyline exciting. Ms. Blake weaves a new story in with the previous ones showing the reader the variety of romance available.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    sweet second chance romance

    Following her husband dumping her for someone else, Sue Ann Simpkins decides to take a break from the custody issue involving their child Sophie and her lack of money. She leaves Destiny, Ohio for a getaway weekend.

    Adam Becker feels lonely with his two sons spending the holidays with their mother. He heads to a cabin to wallow in drink by himself.

    At the cabin, Adam and Sue Ann meet in surprise. They know each other as he is the godfather of her daughter and the best friend to her ex. A snow storm strands the pair who with the help of alcohol acts on their long time attraction. However, though they each realize they love one another, she distrusts males with her heart; even one kind to her Sophie.

    The fourth Destiny contemporary romance (see One Reckless Summer, Sugar Creek and Whisper Falls) is a sweet second chance romance starring two divorce war wounded warriors falling in love. The lead couple is an intriguing pairing while the townsfolk provide a sense of coming home to readers. Filled with angst and inanity, fans will enjoy visiting Destiny as we will never think of reindeers in the same way.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

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    recommend

    A great second-chance-at-love romance between Adam and Sue Ann though this is not my favorite of the Destiny series.
    The story is a take on 'A Christmas Carol' and had a enjoyable look in to Adam's could have/should have past, present, and possible future.
    We are blindsided by Sue Anne's husband leaving her for another woman and her subsequent divorce. The near perfect Sue Anne from the previous books is lost and trying to find her way through with providing as normal a life for her 7 year old daughter.
    Sue Ann drove me crazy a bit with her push-pull relationship with Adam, I understand what drove her to be protective of herself but at times I wanted to scream in frustration, I didn't think Adam was all that bad of a guy. Adam had his own issues to deal with in regards to Sue Anne as she was his best friends now ex-wife. Adam harbored a secret crush on her back in their younger days but didn't act on it because of Jeff. Sue Anne was a fantasy to reality for Adam. Jeff made me so mad whit him showing up all over town with his new wife and his treatment of Sue Anne, it was nice to finally see Sue Anne grow a backbone and stand up to him towards the end of the story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Sweet Holiday Read

    Starting over is not as easy as people think, especially when you need to start over in the same town that your ex husband is living with his new wife.

    Sue Ann is a Destiny child, born and raised in Destiny and then raising her daughter in the small town she loves.

    But her husband decided the upset her perfect world by admitting that he no longer loves her and does love someone else. His betrayal is more than she can take. So a couple of days in the mountains, away from everyone is just what the doctor orders until the resort overbooks the cabin she is staying and in walks a man. But not just any man, her ex-husband's best friend, Adam Becker.

    Throw in a snowstorm, lock her up in a romantic cabin with Adam, mix in a couple of drinks and uh oh, Adam is not only looking very sexy but then the kissing begins and then clothes start flying. But this is the Adam that is a steady part of her life, the godfather to her daughter, the voice of reason for her scattered life. Sue Ann is not of the trusting nature about men right now and Adam may be right guy but at the wrong time. His caring, trust and love overwhelm her but at the same time she desires him more than ever.

    A phone call from her exhusband puts Adam in a no win situation but his feelings for Sue Ann complicate his relationship with his lifelong friend.

    Sue Ann is a hardened woman who is out to protect her heart and her daughter but Adam is the perfect man who loves with his whole being. And he loves Sue Ann. Just what will it take for them to meet in the middle, make a memorable Christmas and a life together?

    This is book four in the Destiny series and Toni Blake keeps it fresh and fun. Visitors from the previous books catch you up with the lives of Destiny's lovers and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the roads their lives have taken.

    A good book and a good series that I highly recommend.
    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Worth Reading

    This is my least favorite of the series. Started off good in the middle it drug out. About to read the last in the series. Good summer reads!,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    VERY GOOD READ!

    I have really enjoyed all her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

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    This is a fun, adorable and romantic book. It puts a spark back

    This is a fun, adorable and romantic book. It puts a spark back into Christmas and sends readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Sue Ann is a strong woman who only cares about making her daughter happy in the most difficult time of her life. Any mother that has gone through, or is going through, a divorce will appreciate the attentiveness that Blake had when writing this book. Adam is a thoughtful and caring guy who happens to be going through a hard time. Blake is careful to point out that jumping into a relationship will not make all his problems go away, but having to love and love him in return certainly makes the days easier. If you love the Destiny series, then this book does not disappoint. And, added bonus, you get a better look into Jenny and Mick’s relationship, and the new journey they’re about to take!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    good book

    This is my first book that i read on my nook-and i really enjoyed the book. It was a good story

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Loved It!!!

    Holly Lane was a wonderful Christmas story. It had a little bit of everything in it. If you enjoy a good (sometimes HOT) love story then this is the one for you. Loved it!!!

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Good for Christmas reading

    If you like Christmas stories you will like this one

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