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The Love Shack (Beach House No. 9 Series #3)

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    4.5 stars Gage has returned to Crescent Cove to unwind after a

    4.5 stars

    Gage has returned to Crescent Cove to unwind after a harrowing experience in the field. He wants to spend some time with Skye, his pen pal while he was away on his assignment. He also wants to find some peace of mind and get over some of the demons he has brought with him from his last assignment. He wants to relax, unwind and maybe hook up a time or ten. He is not, however, looking to find a woman that makes him deal with his past and reconsider his future.

    Skye remembers Gage fondly from his days spent at the Cove when he was young. Although she has kept constant communication with him through letters she doesn't want to draw his attention or get too close to him. She is barely making it through the night as it is after a scary encounter during low season at the Cove. An event that has her questioning her decision to stay at the Cove come Fall.

    However, through shared moments and funny and revealing dialog Skye opens up to Gage until one day their attraction becomes too much to deny and they come together. Now the question remains if the demons that they both carry with them will bring them closer forever or tear them apart.

    I so loved this story! After having read all the previous installments in the series, I thought I knew what to expect from this author - a great romantic love story with some angst and sizzling chemistry. Yes, author Christie Ridgway delivered on this front, but she also brought so much more to the page! The range of emotions alone had me gripping my tablet because they felt so real to me. And the chemistry between these two? Geez, that first kiss was everything I was waiting for and then some!

    I appreciated the way the author developed Skye and Gage's relationship from friends to lovers. I loved the fact that with each moment they spent together, their armor against feeling something for each other started to crumble. I could see how Skye was torn between opening herself to Gage and telling him her secrets or living her life in the shadows of that unfortunate event. I admired her strength of character and her determination to get through this and enjoy Gage's company knowing how it would end.

    And Gage? Well, he just melted my heart with his flirtatious banter, his loyalty to his family, his caring and tender side and his tortured soul. He was sexy and strong, funny and easy going, but underneath all that lay layers upon layers of fear and hurt. I admired his determination to keep everyone at bay about his struggles and how in the end he just let go and gave into this new beginning he had started with Skye. I loved him!

    The Love Shack is the third installment in the Beach House No. 9 series and although it can be read as a stand alone, if you haven't read the previous books, I encourage to do so. Then you could meet the whole set of characters that appear in this story and see how Skye interacts with them. I believe that this helped me understand how much what she experienced affected her and how she related to others.

    I received this title from Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    The Love Shack gives us complex, damaged characters who have to

    The Love Shack gives us complex, damaged characters who have to deal with a lot.  They are compelling – pulling on your heart strings and making you sigh with both happiness and sorrow (and maybe wanting to thump them on the head a time or two).  Full review at BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch (dot) wordpress (dot) com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Highly recommend!!

    This is a Beach House #9 book. GREAT SERIES!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Great book

    Great series I want to vacstion there

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

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    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Molly / Review

    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Molly / Review Copy from Netgalley / And Ms. Ridgway has done it again! She has taken me back to the heart of the Cove and captivated me with more emotion and more characters that have become my second family. I jumped into this story not knowing what to expect between Gage and Skye, but what I got was more than what I expected! I loved seeing them in the first books, catching them in the background. They were wonderful characters then, and now……well, now the heart ache escapes and the intense turmoil is unwound.

    Gage is full of inner turmoil. Dealing with emotional happenings, he desperately seeks an escape, and returns to Beach House No. 9. Once there, he’s ready to steal the reader’s heart with his “baggage” of emotion and his tender heart…..yes, I said tender. Oh my god, this man is amazing and I just wanted to wrap my arms around him, hug him close and tell him to let go.

    And Skye…now there is a woman who I wanted to be. Up close and personal with Gage, learning about why he was so full of heartache, and spilling her story to him. Watching her as she learned of Gage’s struggles, and releasing her own, was such an emotional turning point. Definitely tugged at my heart! I was cheering her on with each page turn, hoping that she would see that Gage was changing…

    I’ll stop there before I give anything else away. But, I will tell you that this one is the best of the series so far. So much more emotion than books 1 and 2……..tear jerking, breathtaking, heartbreaking and passionate, this book will forever be with you once the last page is turned. Ms. Ridgway, I hope that you don’t intend for this to be the last of the series…..I am already ready to return to Beach House No. 9 and see more of this summery cove and meet new folks who are filled with emotion and passion! Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great read

    I love all of the books in this series. Ridgeway has a way to make you feel individually connected to each character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Great Ending!

    A finale to the series that ends with a bang! It ties up the loose ends very nicely. Gage and Skye are a wonderful hero and heroine. Watching Teague and Polly was fun. Loved the whole series.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

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    This one was my favorite from the series (would be tied for firs

    This one was my favorite from the series (would be tied for first with book one, really, except that I wasn't totally convinced of Griffin's "cure" at the end, which bumps this one up a bit). It was gratifying to see Gage and Skye finally reunite in this one--the inclusion of some of their letters during the time they were pen pals was a lot of fun and a nice touch. I liked that their issues were believable and their conflict realistic--too many books I've read lately just feel so...forced. Sure, the ending of this one was predictable, but in a good way. You *want* these two to get together, and you want it to be believable, so--win-win. All the loose threads from the other books were neatly tied up in this one, and seeing characters return from the other books--especially Griff and Jane--was like being reunited with old friends. The only part of the novel that was "less than" for me was the conclusion of the mystery of the jeweled collar. Really, though, that's been the plot thread throughout that has felt the weakest, so it wasn't surprising. Still, this was a fun series that definitely put me in the mood for a tropical vacation--a nice break from the never-ending winter we seem to be stuck in this year.

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