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Posted February 5, 2014
Title: Nearest Thing To Heaven
Author: Lynnette Austin
Published: Forever Yours
Series: Maverick Junction #2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Nearest Thing To Heaven" by Lynnette Austin was the second in this wonderful written series. This novel continues on from this first series 'Somebody Like You' and we return to 'Maverick Junction' for fantastic wedding of Annelise and Cash. This story is of Amelise's cousin Sophie who has come for the wedding. She runs a 'Starlight Production's which is a 'greeting card company.' Sophie being from Chicago loves that kind of life and being in Texas with cows and 'long horned steers' really freaks her out. Then she meets up with a widower who has triplets and we find life for her will never be the same. Will these two opposites attract? Will she stay in Texas or run back home to Chicago? Is she being stalked by someone in her pass? This was another well written story that was well presented by this author and all I can say you must pick up this second series to see how it will all come out for Ty Rawlins and Sophie London. I found all of the characters simply off the chart great. You will find along with some interesting secondary characters that were so well developed, captivating and oh so colorful that will only to give you a fantastic read that you will not be able to put down until the end. This author even offered the reader a little suspense with this love story. I will say the ending of the story was somewhat abrupt but if you are following the series we will see if it will be entered into the next series...'Can't Stop Lovin' You.' If you are in for beautiful romances stories you have come to the right place. All I am left to say is check out this series!
Posted January 3, 2014
I loved Somebody Like You. I'd read that again. Great couple. I wanted to see how Ty fit into Sophie's life so I got this. The depth of character in "Somebody" isn't the same in this one but it was still a good book. It's fun to delve into the lives of the people we liked in previous books, at least that is why I like intertwining storylines. This is worth buying. Looking forward to Maggie's story too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 2, 2013
In Nearest Thing to Heaven (Maverick Junction #2) by Lynnette Austin, Rancher Ty Rawlins was interested in Sophie London from the first moment he met her. But being a widower with triplets to keep track of doesn't leave much time or energy for him to date. Let alone to actually admit he's ready to move on after losing his wife. When Sophie comes back to Maverick Junction for her cousin's wedding, Ty can't deny the attraction between them any longer. His intentions to just date and keep things lighthearted change quickly when he falls deeply for the ethereal Chicago beauty. Ty becomes frustrated with Sophie when she holds her feelings in check, knowing she'll be leaving to go home soon, but he soon finds out that he may be the one with some soul-searching to do.
Sophie London is a city girl through and through. She's also convinced that she's destined to be single and wishes she could find someone perfect for herself like her cousin Annelise did. Returning to Maverick Junction, Texas, for Annelise's wedding is like cultural whiplash for Sophie after being in a bustling city for so long. So why does she feel more at ease than she can ever remember? It might have something to do with a certain cowboy named Ty Rawlins and his Triple Threat triplets. Her heart goes out to them and what they've been through. The last thing Sophie wants is to hurt the four guys, but she's afraid if she admits how head over heels she is, that's exactly what will happen when it's time to head back to Chicago.
Nearest Thing to Heaven is an incredibly romantic story with a wide range of emotions. The characters will capture your heart and have you cheering them on.
I wasn't really sure what to expect from Ty and Sophie's story as I haven't read book one in the Maverick Junction series yet. I am happy to say this can definitely be read as a standalone, although after finishing it, I will be checking out Somebody Like You as well! I really loved Lynnette Austin's writing style. Ty's backstory, losing his wife and raising triplets on his own, is heartbreaking to say in the least. But through the secondary characters and with the introduction of Sophie into his life, there is fun and excitement once again for Ty and his children, and the dialogue showcases that perfectly.
Secrets play a big role in the conflict between Sophie and Ty throughout the story. Without giving too much away, they both have something they are keeping to themselves and unfortunately it makes communication that much more difficult between them. I felt like because they were both very independent, strong people, they didn't want to burden each other with their issues. I'd say that it (unfortunately) is a very common problem for couples to endure.
All of the secondary characters were wonderful and seemed very realistic to a small town community such as Maverick Junction. Okay, so the fact that every single guy in town was drop dead gorgeous might be a bit much. But then again, I've never been to Texas! ;) I must admit, though, that my favorite scenes were with Ty and his triplets. They just melted my heart with how sweet they were. Nothing like getting sappy over a big tough cowboy giving his four year olds a big hug and telling them he loves them. *sigh*
If you like your romances sweet with lots of passion, definitely check out Nearest Thing to Heaven. It has such a tender, heartfelt HEA it'll make you cry...
Posted October 18, 2013
Just finished your book ,Nearest thing to Heaven while sitting on my patio swing on this beautiful warm autum day...I can't tell you where this little book took me...I cried along with Ty and Sophie and smiled and laughed too ...It was a great story of Hope and Love and Faith that there can be a Happy Ending.....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2014
Read all three... Somebody Like You... Nearest Thing to Heaven and Can't Stop Lovin You... All three are great modern day western romances. Well written, great characters and very original story lines... Ms. Austin writes a good tale...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 3, 2013
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