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If You Believe in Me

If You Believe in Me

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by Natalie J. Damschroder
     
 

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He made a promise he intends to keep...

Three years ago, Amber Benedict fell in love with Kale Riker and pledged to wait for him to return from the military. Even though she rarely hears from him, she’s steadfast in her belief: he’s coming home to her, and soon. Then the government tells Kale’s family that he’s missing in action

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He made a promise he intends to keep...

Three years ago, Amber Benedict fell in love with Kale Riker and pledged to wait for him to return from the military. Even though she rarely hears from him, she’s steadfast in her belief: he’s coming home to her, and soon. Then the government tells Kale’s family that he’s missing in action, and they have given him up for dead.

Kale Riker has been away from civilization and Amber for three long years. He’s been promised he can retire his commission when he completes his current mission, but now he’s seriously wounded and facing a long recovery. Worse still, security risks force a communications blackout, leaving him no way to let Amber know he's alive.

Can Amber hold out against an entire town pushing her to give up on love while Kale fights to get back home to her before Christmas?

Previously released on Entangled’s Flirt imprint - December 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622668694
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/17/2012
Series:
Entangled Flirts
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
79
Sales rank:
396,989
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Natalie J. Damschroder writes high-stakes romantic adventure, sometimes with a paranormal bent. Since 2000, she's published 10 novels, 7 novellas, and 14 short stories, many of them exploring magical abilities, but all with a romantic core. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her perfect partner of a husband and two daughters who are so amazing, they've been dubbed "anti-teenagers."

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If You Believe in Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A fantastic short sweet read. Loved the determination Kale had to get back to Amber by Christmas Eve and Amber's unwavering belief that Kale would return to her. Even the fact that his parents and everyone else in their small town believed him dead, Amber would not accept it and kept her faith. Definitely a book I recommend.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Amber loved Kale, but nobody had heard from him and he was declared MIA. This was an excellent novella, telling all in this one story. and through it all Amber remained true to her belief in herself. I loved the characters, the overall story and the plot. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
If You Believe in Me is a very short read, but packed full of holiday hope. It’s all about Amber refusing to give up on Kale coming home, even when everyone says she should. I love how Amber doesn't let people push her into feeling something she doesn't. They are doing it with good intentions but that just makes it that much harder to stand up to them. But because it is so short I feel just a little cheated at the ending and want another chapter or two to expand on Kale’s homecoming. It’s a small thing and I definitely feel good about the story I got - it's just that we spent all those pages getting to that point it would be nice to bask in it just a bit more :) Overall, If You Believe in Me is definitely a great read to get you in the Christmas spirit. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - "I will never give up." Stars. If You Believe In Me was a quick sweet and heart-warming read, about not giving up hope and holding on for the one you love, no matter the consequences and whatever everyone else believes. Amber and Kale, were friends forever, lovers for two weeks, and have been separated for two years, while he serves overseas, even worse the last six months have been under the assumption that he is listed as missing. ”I believe in him.” Amber doesn’t give up hope, and Kale does his best to get home for Christmas, to give the woman he loves the seasonal magic she deserves. This is the first work I have read by this author, although quick, the story was well written and the characters engaging, and I would happily read more from her in the future. Well worth a try if you are looking for a speedy Christmas shot in the arm! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novella is cute but too short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amabe421 More than 1 year ago
This is a great holiday novella. No one has heard from Kale in six months, and three months ago his parents were told he is missing. The whole town has given up hope of Kale returning, but Amber refuses to believe it. She is convinced that he will come home even when everyone tells her to give up or gives her sympathetic looks. Even his parents are trying to move on. I thought this was a sweet and touching story about love and hope. Amber is a sweet girl. We learn about her and Kale's past and how some of their holiday traditions have started. Such as the week before Christmas dinner at his parents house. Amber owns her own little shop in town and is close with Kale's parents. Her best friend is her cousin Rina. While everyone else has given up hope of Kale returning, Amber refuses to believe he can really be gone. You can tell how much she loves him. You can feel her aching need for him to be there with her and you can also feel her anger at everyone for giving up hope, especially his own parents. It takes her a while to understand that it hurts more to hold on, then to let go, but she's not ready to let go yet. We go through the week and also get to go back to memories from the past few years. A polar plunge, her and Kale playing Santa and an Elf, and dinner with his parents. We get a feel for the sweet relationship they had and it makes you want so badly for a Christmas miracle of them being together. When everyone has lost hope, it's hard to hang on, but love is a force stronger than anything. This short story packed a lot of emotion, but was sweet and touching! Though I read it during the holidays, I think it's a fantastic quick read for any time of year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago