Hurricane Lily [NOOK Book]

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Lily Sawyer flees her controlling, wealthy family in New York City for a solitary existence on Cape Cod. Three months later, a mounting anxiety binds her to the house she can no longer leave.

With hurricane season approaching, Lily hires Cliff Buckley—an angry carpenter with an immediate disgust for his elitist employer—to storm-proof her house.

Cliff soon discovers they have more in common than he thinks, as well as a raging spark between them...

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Hurricane Lily

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Overview

Lily Sawyer flees her controlling, wealthy family in New York City for a solitary existence on Cape Cod. Three months later, a mounting anxiety binds her to the house she can no longer leave.

With hurricane season approaching, Lily hires Cliff Buckley—an angry carpenter with an immediate disgust for his elitist employer—to storm-proof her house.

Cliff soon discovers they have more in common than he thinks, as well as a raging spark between them that could either destroy—or save—everything they care about. The question is, can either of them survive Hurricane Lily?



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Lily Sawyer left behind high society and stifling family in New York to return to her private oasis on Massachusetts’s Cape Cod. But now the cottage has turned into a personal prison for Lily, until her father hires carpenter Cliff Buckley to remodel the place. Cliff is adamant that he’s not to be some service staff for the spoiled rich girl from the big city. It’s those same rich people who build expensive houses where once his father had built dependable homes. As Cliff strips the house, he begins to strip away Lily’s fa?ade to find the vulnerable woman beneath. Now all they have to do is survive an impending hurricane.

Verdict At a little over 120 pages, this short novel from Maher (Fault Lines; I’ll Become the Sea) lacks some story development. Halfway through, however, things turn around, so that by the end the reader is fully invested in what happens to these characters.—Christyna Hunter, Loudoun Cty. P.L., Lovettsville, VA
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625395375
  • Publisher: Promised Land Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 533,201
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

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    HURRICANE LILY by Rebecca Rogers Maher is an interesting contemp

    HURRICANE LILY by Rebecca Rogers Maher is an interesting contemporary romance set in Cape Cod. Follow, Lily Sawyer and Cliff Buckley on a journey of love. What happens when an angry carpenter and a wealthy tourist with paranoia issues meet,well first you have strong emotional issues,then there is the mental illness issue,next you have some steamy passion and last but not least you have a hurricane on the horizon. A powerful,dark,quick read filled with flawed people,and emotions. If you enjoy contemporary romance with a bit of a twist than "Hurricane Lily" is just the deal for you to pick up and read. Received for an honest review from the author.
    RATING: 4
    HEAT RATING: MILD
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR,Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

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    A romance that it's sweet, but it REAL

    This is the second book by Rebecca I’ve read. I went into reading Hurricane Lily, prepared for an emotional roller coaster. Rebecca writes romances that aren’t sweet. They’re painful and real. She draws from real experiences women go through. The characters from Hurricane Lily without a doubt are real. This book was different from what I expected. It didn’t rip away at me and leave me feeling exposed.

    Lily Sawyer leaves New York City to spend some time away from everything, at an old family house on Cape Cod. With hurricane season underway, Lily needs a contractor to make some much needed repairs on the neglected house. Cliff Buckley is the contractor who comes in and turns Lily’s life around.

    Lily and Cliff are BOTH highly flawed characters. Lily grew up a rich kid in New York City, who at the age of fifteen found her mother dead as a result of a suicide. Lily’s mother, Sylvia, was the only parent who seemed to love and care for her. Her father is very aloof and doesn’t like that at times, Lily causes disruption in his life. Cliff was raised by his single, blue-collar, hard working father. His mother abandoned the family, saying that she didn't want to be tied down with children. However, she married a wealthy Cape Cod visitor and went on to have three more children. Before Cliff’s father died, he eventually married his longtime girlfriend Bonnie, who in a sense was always Cliff’s stepmother and to a certain extent, his “light”.

    The beginning of the story is a little tiring with both Lily and Cliff going back and forth with their dislike for one another. Cliff sees Lily as being cold and stiff. She’s exactly the type of person he despises, wealthy with a sense of entitlement. Someone who puts her nose down at people who are “below” her class. But she’s confusing in that she leaves him and his crew beverages and fresh baked goods. Lily sees Cliff as being a hard-pressed jerk, to put it mildly, with a HUGE chip on his shoulder. He listens to NPR and complains about everything.

    Their opinions of each other and the way they react with one another based on those opinions make up a lot of the book. One thing that’s certain from the very beginning is the strange, uneasy attraction they have for one another.

    Through what might be considered very odd encounters, Lily and Cliff start a physical relationship with each other. Though they know absolutely nothing about who the other really is, they are able to break down the walls they have each built up against the world. Lily has several understandable, yet bizarre issues, one being that she hasn’t stepped foot out of the house in five months.

    What transpires in Hurricane Lily is a show of love that I didn’t see coming. Lily and Cliff are able to help one another heal from their past and forge, what I can only hope is a relationship that’s more than happy for now.

    Source: Author
    Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

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