Discovering Harmony

Discovering Harmony

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by Melanie Shawn
     
 
Harmony Briggs always knew what she wanted--until she realized she wanted more. The gorgeous Southern beauty knew that only one man would be able to fulfill her wildest dreams and fantasies, but unfortunately, he was just out of reach...

Hudson Reed was used to playing by the rules and sticking to reality. And for the rippling cop, reality meant loving her

Overview

Harmony Briggs always knew what she wanted--until she realized she wanted more. The gorgeous Southern beauty knew that only one man would be able to fulfill her wildest dreams and fantasies, but unfortunately, he was just out of reach...

Hudson Reed was used to playing by the rules and sticking to reality. And for the rippling cop, reality meant loving her from afar...

When it comes to love, she'll learn that the heart wants what it wants, and he'll learn there's more to her than meets the eye in Discovering Harmony...

**Can be read as a stand-alone**

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940156710805
Publisher:
Red Hot Reads Publishing
Publication date:
07/31/2016
Series:
Wishing Well, Texas , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
15,244
File size:
798 KB

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Discovering Harmony 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Molly_76 4 months ago
This book gave me so much life and feels! I can't even begin to put what I feel in words. I hope I do this review justice because frankly I'm really at lost for words this book. THIS BOOK WAS JUST PERFECTION!! Just when you think Melanie Shawn can't possibly blow your mind, heart and soul away with another book. She creates one that just gives you a sucker punch filled with so much love and romance. Let me start by saying that she had me by quoting Steel Magnolia, referencing my girl Julia Roberts and My Best Friend Wedding. (Just shut up! Shut Up! You had me at Hello! Melanie Shawn) Come on this book had so much sexual tension, romance and the most stubbornest characters she has ever created. I have read plenty of romance books were the main characters don't want to show their emotions and it's a struggle for them to show it, yadda yadda yadda. Which don't get me wrong, I all for that kind of tension and love. But just when you think yeah I've read that. WRONG! The way she wrote this story line and characters it had this refreshing approach and new shade of pink/romance. I immediately fell in love with this book. I took my sweet time savoring every word, every scene and replaying it in my mind. I mean, come on! I'm in love with Hudson but I'm literally in love with Hudson and Harmony. Talk about relationship goals. If you have to read just one book of Melanie Shawn, this is the book to read. HANDS DOWN MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!! But seriously why would you just read one book of hers?! That's just dumb and criminal.
shobeteener 5 months ago
Discovery Harmony is the 3rd Book in the Wishing Well, Texas Series. This is the type series that each book gets better. Though I do think that this also could be a stand alone. Hudson is the strong silent type. My favorite type...you just know that there is depth there. I thought in the first couple books that there might be some feeling there for Harmony. I'm so glad I was right. Harmony doesn't date guys from her hometown. Mostly in part because of all her brothers. I think she was also trying to run from her feelings for Hudson because she didn't think the two of them having a relationship was reality. They love each other and went they get together is beyond sizzling. Hudson doesn't want to commit to Harmony because he thinks he'll hold her back on her dreams and it's up to Harmony to try to convince him that her dream is to have a future that includes him. It was also very nice to catch up with all the characters from books 1 and 2. I can't say enough good things about this book, this series. Absolute MUST read!
AmyHiggs 5 months ago
Destiny and Hudson have had feelings for each other for a long time. Hudson won't act on them because he thinks they want different things in life, until one kiss changes everything. Can they find their happily ever after? Can Hudson be any more swoon worthy?! I just love him! Destiny was amazing too! Together their chemistry is off the charts! This book is my favorite so far! I love this series and was so excited to catch up with everyone!
Marlene976 5 months ago
Hudson and Harmony are my new favourite couple. Gosh I loved this story. I was hooked at the end of Convincing Cara, when I read the preview. I devoured this book in a day, I could not stop reading it, until the wee hours of the morning. There is nothing to dislike and so much to love!! Hudson is well, yummy and delicious, Harmony is so sweet and FUNNY. I want to be adopted by either family please !!!! And the chemistry between these two made the pages of the book a little too hot to handle. OH MY. I LOVED how Harmony took control ( don't want to give away spoilers) thank you Melanie and Shawna for that ! And the writing with the one liners..... Why did he have to be the only man in over a year who did put the zippidy in my do da. Where was the justice in that!!! So many laugh out loud moments....and every chapter has a Lorretta Reed saying " It’s better to arrive late than to arrive ugly.” I looked forward to those as much as the story. Knowing that both Harmony and Hudson have a lot of siblings makes me so happy, it means a lot of books set in Wishing Well are in my future. Love the cross overs with Kyle!
EileenAW 5 months ago
Discovering Harmony by Melanie Shawn is book 3 of their Wishing Well Texas series. This story stars Harmony Biggs and Hudson Reed. Harmony is the only girl and the youngest of the nine Biggs children. With eight big brothers always watching over her, Harmony usually looks outside of Wishing Well for love. She has crushed on Hudson since high school. She always thought she knew what she wanted until she spent time with Hudson. Hudson is now a cop on the Wishing Well police force. He believes in reality and playing by the rules. He has loved Harmony from afar, believing she needs to leave Wishing Well to fulfill her dreams. This was a beautiful love story that had me cheering for these two. I was wondering how Harmony would convince Hudson that her priorities and dreams changed. I was wondering if Hudson would believe that Harmony’s dreams have changed and that they now included him. While reading this story I fell in love with Hudson and especially the way he cared for and treated Harmony with respect, caring, admiration and love. I enjoyed Discovering Harmony and was pleased with the way Melanie Shawn found a way for Harmony and Hudson to find their true love and happy ever after. The characters were well written and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I also enjoyed the way the authors added humor to many of the scenes, which had me laughing out loud. Although this book is part of a series, it is also be read as a stand-alone. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading the next story in the Wishing Well series. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Staci70 5 months ago
I've been waiting for Harmony and Hudson's book since the very beginning. Harmony is the only girl with 8 brothers. She's already had two of her brothers get together with her two best friends, Destiny and Cara. Now Destiny is about to pop with her first child and Cara is about to get married. That's left Harmony feeling a little left out. Her last relationship with "the doctor" ended months ago. She may not have feelings for him anymore, but she has major feelings for his dog Romeo. So much so that she needs to break him out of doggie jail in the beginning of the book. Of course, Hud ends up being the cop who catches her when she's on the run with the dog. I loved everything about this book and the town of Wishing Well. I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series!
tracykids4 5 months ago
Fantastic read!!! I couldn't put it down. Read in less than a day (while taking care of husband, kids and grandkids). Let me start by saying you might think this is just another friends turn to lovers. I disagree. This book most definitely has the friends to lovers scenario but it goes way beyond that. You get a couple who are funny and witty. I actually found myself laughing out loud at some of their antics. Hudson (Hud) Reed wanting to stay in WIshing Well and have a family thought he could never be with the beautiful Harmony Briggs who has always dreamed of leaving WIshing Well to travel the world. But sometimes what you thought you wanted you find you no longer want and some things (or in this case someone) that you always wanted will forever be what you will always desire. Read about Hudson and Harmony as they figure out how to go from somewhat friends to lovers to each others forever.
BooksAndSpoons 5 months ago
A fun summer read, filled with sizzling scenes, tempers flaring, superheroes, and lifelong friends. I love the way Melanie Shawn created the small towns their romances are set, I am keen to live in any of the places, to mingle with the people, and be part of the scene. As you read the story, you feel like you know them like they are your friends, you feel their sorrow, fear, and joy, and as the series unfold, you get the feeling like you have known them all your life like you were there witnessing it all happen. Harmony and Hudson take the heat level to another, higher, atmosphere. Both being alpha type personalities, used to be in charge and in command, the battle of minds is to be expected, as the sexy scenes are smoldering hot. There's more to the relationship than just the physical yearn they have for each other. Harmony and Hudson have known each other all their lives, they grew up in the same small circles in the small town, and over the time Hudson is convinced that he could not make Harmony happy, that she needs to be free to explore the world, free to be able to be the person she was meant to be. Harmony has her work cut out for herself to convince Hudson, that she has changed. But will he believe her, before it is too late, before too many hurtful things have been said? An array of emotions, from joy, pleasure, and elation, to fear, hurt, and doubt, from laughing out loud to few tears, I went through it all while reading this very entertaining tale of lifelong wishes come through ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
heater_28 5 months ago
When you have a book where the connection and chemistry is so strong between the two main characters, you know it's going to be a great one and that is what Melanie Shawn has produced with Hudson Reed and Harmony Briggs in Discovering Harmony! Harmony has loved Hudson for as long as she can remember, but the man has never paid her any mind, at least in a romantic sense; he's always seemed just out of her reach. Harmony ends up rear-ending the back of Hud's police SUV, after rescuing Romeo the dog, and it lands her in hot water. When she's accused of breaking and entering at the animal shelter where Romeo's being held after being found left home alone after several days, Hud shows that he has a soft spot for Harmony by arranging for her to do her community service under his watchful eye. As the two are forced to work together on a renovation project that Hudson is heading, the sparks fly and the chemistry between the two is undeniable. When they finally give in to the attraction, it's like fireworks on the Fourth of July - it's hot, fiery and explosive. I absolutely love Wishing Well, Texas and all of its residents! This is my favorite story in this series so far and I was excited to learn we have more to look forward to from this amazing town. Kudos to Melanie Shawn for penning another winner!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Just when I thought the next book in a series couldn't possibly be better, I was proven wrong. I really enjoyed the second book in this series and just wasn't expecting this one to top it. But I really loved this book. i thought Harmony was such a great and well written character. There was so much about here that I could relate to. And, I believe a lot of us have had that one guy who we completely crush on and have envisioned ending up with, and this story brings it to life. I loved the banter and the tension and the back and forth these 2 characters shared. But I think my favorite part was how naturally they ended up getting together and just how well they fit. They both have their flaws and make stupid decisions along the way, but in the end, it is just a feel good story!!
amowrer 5 months ago
This has got to be my favorite Wishimg Well book yet. Here we meet feisty Harmony and Alpha male Hudson. These two are secretly in love with the other but can't seem to bridge the gap to let their relationship unfold. It's only after they are thrown together for a project/community service that their will power is tested and they break their barriers slowly. The way Hud protect Harmony and just loves her from afar makes me swoon and Harmony's funny antics and ideas to win him over keep the storyline fresh and inspiring. I couldn't get enough of these two. It's a great read and Amazing love story...don't miss out.
deeeee 5 months ago
Free arc for honest review Harmony Briggs had been in love with Hudson Reed most of her life. The one time she took it upon herself to do something about it (letting Hud find her in his bed naked), he rebuffed her. Hudson Reed had been in love with Harmony Briggs most of her life, but he knew she had big city dreams of having a life in NYC, so he did his very best to deny her advances and his urges, until Harmony plowed into the back of his cruiser with a "stolen" dog. Things started heating up quickly! No matter how much Harmony and Hud try to keep things civil and platonic between them, their chemistry continues to get in the way. The banter between these two kept me smiling the whole time I read the book. Another Wishing Well winner!
booknerd81 5 months ago
Steamy, funny, heartwarming! For her whole life Harmony felt like she was made for bigger things than the small town she grew up in could offer her. Hudson grew up with one goal in mind getting married and having a family. Since the only woman he has loved has never shared that goal he was determined to lover her from afar. When things in Harmony’s life get shook up she re-evaluates what she really wants out of life which is starting to be more in line with what Hudson has always wanted the only question is can she convince Hudson she really had changed her mind. This book was a-maz-ing! I really love this small town series. It is truly one of the best small town series I have read in a long time. I read it in a matter of hours because I couldn’t put it down. Harmony is funny, spunky, stubborn, and has the biggest heart. Hudson is the definition of quite strength and alpha. When Harmony and Hudson come together under unusual circumstances watching them circle each other while trying to figure the other one out is pure enjoyment. If you are like me you will be flipping the pages just as fast as you can because you can’t wait until these two find their HEA. To say I’m looking forward to additional stories in this series would be an understatement. You will want to read this book and the entire series trust me!
mmcurry98 5 months ago
Oh my goodness! What an amazing story! LOVED Hudson!! He is my new favorite :))! This is a classic Melanie Shawn story and I recommend it and all of their stories. Harmony was wonderful too. I loved the sisterhood between these 3 women. Great story that I did not want to put down.
Cali-Jewel 5 months ago
Hudson Reed All around great guy and complete alpha male. Total blind spot for the one woman that stole his heart ages ago. Convinced that they do not have a future together since he wants to stay in Wishing Well had have a family and she wants to travel. Harmony Briggs goes all wild and hot for only one man and cant seem to get his attention (or so it seams) for the life of her. Whats a girl to do? I love how this couple are so crazy for each other. Hud can never seam to say the right things in the right way. Harmony can't stop wanting more. Very emotional and fun journey for two awesome people. Loved revisiting Wishing Well and catching up with all my favorite couples.
Crystal_Singer0305 5 months ago
Hudson. One word. Just him. "Oh for the love of Willie Nelson!" he is so sexy. I loved this book. It was everything you expect from a Melanie Shawn book and more! Laugh out loud funny, extremely sexy, swoony, romantic, the list goes on. Hudson was incredible. He is officially my favorite of ALL of their men....and that is saying something. And Harmony? I knew I'd love her, I just didn't realize that I would wish I could BE her. Not only because she gets her happily ever after with Hud, but because she's freaking awesome. She's incredibly loyal, hilarious, strong and feisty. Everything the perfect book heroine should be! Big big 5 stars for this one!!! Happy reading!!!! :)
MaureenBartlett 5 months ago
This story is sweet and sexy in all the right ways. Loved it so much! Having a lot of large, over protective brothers can put a damper on your dating options, especially in a small town. When an animal rescue goes wrong, Harmony gets in serious trouble and ends up with community service, Hudson comes to her rescue and they are forced to face their feelings for each other. Being good friends with Harmony's brothers held Hudson back from accepting his true feelings for her and Harmony has always harboured a little crush on Hudson but their spark would not be denied and eventually it turned into flames. Another great read by Melanie Shawn!
TFlick 5 months ago
When you think Melanie Shawn can't top her last book, she proves you wrong. I absolutely LOVE this series. Harmony and Hudson have been dancing around each other since book one. In Discovering Harmony you can see the chemistry that they have together, even though Hudson fights it for as long as he can. I would recommend this series for anyone who love small town romances. I cannot wait until the next book is released!
XIaguan 5 months ago
Hud and Harmony what a pair! This is an amazing series and I think this is the best book yet! I really enjoyed watching the quirks and ups and downs, that Melanie Shawn does such a wonderful job of highlighting, of falling in love! Fun quirky romance that is a perfect summer beach read!
anapjm02 5 months ago
This is book 3 of the Wishing Wells series but can be read as a standalone. In fact, I highly recommend them all because they are totally Melanie Shawn's good writting, wity remarks, good characters and sexy scenes. Hudson and Harmony are a great couple and complement each other. It is great how they interact with their families and understand their quirkinesses. They are made for each other and their HEA is a path that is fun and lovely to read. I recommend immensely.
StefaniR 5 months ago
God what can I say about this book other than its amazing and Holy emotionally!!! Hudson and harmony are so adorable and so damn frustrating at the same time. They've loved each other from afar for ages. Yet, Hud has this crazy idea that he'd be holding Harmony back from achieving her dreams. Silly man. I read this book, yelling at him, through it all haha. Melanie and Shawna, you girls are amazing. You get me every. Single. Time. I love Hud and Harmony, and I know you all will too.
heavenlycirce 5 months ago
"Discovering Harmony" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the 3rd book in the Wishing Well, Texas series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Hudson Reed and Harmony Briggs. The beginning of the book had me smiling. Harmony accidentally hits the back of Hudson's police SUV because Romeo, the dog she just rescued, is scared of thuderstorms and jumped into her lap. Problem is, not everyone sees Harmony as rescuing Romeo. She may have possibly did a little breaking and entering at an animal shelter to get Romeo. No one is watching him while his owner is away! Hudson has a soft spot for Harmony. He was able to convince the owner of the animal shelter to not press charges against her. Her condition is community service for 5 weeks. Supervised community service by Hudson, that is. Now this is where the story really gets started! Without giving too much away, Hudson and Harmony pretty much have to spend all their time together trying to renovate this property. I have been anticipating Hudson and Harmony's story since "Teasing Destiny," and it definitely didn't disappoint! There was so much tension and chemistry between the two of them! When they finally gave in, they were HOT! And of course, a story by this sister duo of Melanie and Shawna wouldn't be the same without seeing all the other characters we've grown to love in this series! It just makes the story more fun! Melanie and Shawna wrote another winner! Looking forward to reading Colton's story next!
Rhondaz 5 months ago
Discovering Harmony by Melanie Shawn....Wow, I am so in love with this series, the first two books were great, but this one was FANTASTIC. Hudson (Superman) is a cop, doesn't get much hotter then that as a hero. Harmony (Princess) is a beautiful strong female, growing up with all her brothers. These two are so perfect for each other, you are so engaged in their relationship and pulling for them to make it. I highly recommend this book and the series, they are amazing. I was given a complimentary book for an honest review.
LynnB888 5 months ago
Small town sweetheart Harmony Briggs has always gone after what she wanted in life and hasn’t let anyone else’s opinion stop her, but the one thing she always wanted and never could have is still out of her reach … or so she thinks! Sexy cop Hudson Reed has secretly wanted Harmony for as long as he can remember, but she’s always said that she isn’t cut out for marriage and kids, and that’s all he’s ever dreamed of, so he’s kept his distance from her for years. When they are thrown together and both finally give up the fight to stay away from each other, they are combustible together! Will she be able to convince him that it’s a girl’s prerogative to change her mind about what she wants out of life?
sferguson105 5 months ago
This book is so good!! Hudson is a hot, sexy hero, who has the typical man problem of everything he says coming out wrong. Harmony definitely gives him a run for his money. The banter between these two just adds to the sexual tension, and as much as one of them fights it, it's not long before they end up in sexy situations. There were times in this book that I thought "is she seriously going to do that?" because Harmony definitely is a bit braver than I would be to get someone's attention. This book had me laughing, crying (both happy and ugly tears) and wanting more stories for the characters of Wishing Well. This book is definitely a must read!!