Three Of Hearts [NOOK Book]

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Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this ...
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Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148590842
  • Publisher: W. Ferraro
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Series: Hamden Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 221,955
  • File size: 921 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    If you are looking for love, sex, romance and love for family...

    If you are looking for love, sex, romance and love for family....then this is the book for you! It is such an easy read, but leaves you wanting so much more. When you finish the book, you feel like you left good friends. A must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    A must read book!

    I fell in love with the characters right from the begining of the book. It had love, family, and friendship all wrapped into one story. Once I started reading it was hard to put down. I would definatly recomend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Three of Hearts is the first book in the Hamden series by W. Fer

    Three of Hearts is the first book in the Hamden series by W. Ferraro. This is a cute, light read suitable for any fan of the romance genre. The storyline itself was adorable, and I was happy to discover that Ferraro created characters that were more realistic and flawed, instead of a cast of characters chiseled from Italian marble into the perfect god or godess.




    In Three of Hearts we are introduced to Mae Turney, an Oncology nurse who has just moved to the town of Hamden after residing in Boston for several years. She wants to get away from the city and find a place she really feels at home, without having to share an apartment with anyone else. We start this story with Mae going to a viewing of an apartment that is for rent in Hamden, and it just so happens to be adjoined to the house of Seth Finn, a very swoon-worthy man who lost his wife several years prior. He is the co-owner of S&D Construction, along with his longtime friend and business partner, Dylan Cross, and spends his time working and caring for his three children. After losing his wife to cancer he has buried the thought of getting seriously involved with a woman again… until he meets Mae.




    I am a huge supporter of Indie authors and always cut them slack when reading a book. That said, there are a few things I didn’t care for in this first installment that I must point out for my review to be honest and fair. I didn’t care for the relationship development between Mae and Seth, or even Mae and Seth’s family. In my opinion, things moved a bit too quickly; something that would never happen in reality. I was also put off by the grammatical errors throughout the book. While I generally feel that what is being said is more important than occasional grammatical errors, the excessive lack of punctuation and capitalization took away from my overall reading experience.




    I will say that by the end, I was definitely feeling a connection with the characters and would recommend Three of Hearts to anyone that loves the romance genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Not your typical love story -

    I really liked this story, the characters are so well developed it was easy to bring them into your world right away and really care about them. Although things happened quickly in the beginning, the story was brought along once it was in place. You couldn't help but cheer for Mae & Seth to find their footing in this relationship and for things to work out for everyone. Seth had so much to offer, but he also had baggage. He had a hurt so deep inside that he held onto tightly, he had a family that he was solely responsible for and for good measure this guy absolutely dripped sexy! Mae was the perfect character, she was what real women are – she had a career, she was on her own taking care of herself and she wasn’t afraid to let Seth know what she wanted! She was all the things we want to be when we grow up. Their story wasn’t typical, you laughed and cried with them and at times I wanted to shake both of them until they smartened up! I’m sure there might have even been a little yelling at the Nook going on at times, but it was all worth it. I’m the eternal lover of the Happily Ever After and I always want the best for the characters, at least what I think is best. With that said, I’m so glad I read this story. For a first time author, I think W. Ferraro did a great job, can't wait to read more from her. This is a book I'll suggest to everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Very cute

    I liked it

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  • Posted June 15, 2014

    This was an easy, enjoyable read. I enjoyed this "later in

    This was an easy, enjoyable read. I enjoyed this "later in life" love story. Mae was a great leading lady! She is an oncology nurse, doesn't have a tortured past, is not a stick thin waif and hell she drives a Camaro. What a breath of fresh air.
    Mae moves to Vermont to get away from the rush of living in Boston. She rents an apartment from a widow with three adorable kids. In enters Seth. The tall, bald, buff Irish guy. The attraction was immediate between the two, but they built their relationship piece by piece until they could not deny their sexual tension any longer.
    Of course their journey had a few bumps in the road thanks to Seth's Irish temper and a few misunderstandings, but in the end things seemed to work out beautifully.

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

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    Such a sweet love story! This isn¿t just a love story between a

    Such a sweet love story!
    This isn’t just a love story between a man and a woman, but between families and children.
    Seth is a widower with 3 children. He meets a single woman, Mae, who is looking for an apartment to rent. His sister was in it at the moment, but would be vacating it when she moves in with her fiancé.
    While reading this story, you meet Seth, his 3 children, his sister, and everyone that is important to him. You get to follow along in the relationship between Seth and Mae but also the relationship that Mae forms with the children.
    The relationship formed a lot quicker than I expected between Seth and Mae. I don’t even know if they knew each other’s names before they fell into bed. I would have liked to see the relationship develop a little more, but who am I to judge?
    There are moments in the story that are HOT AND HEAVY. This author knows how to write a sex scene. She can also write to where I was able to feel for the character and it brought tears to my eyes, which takes a lot for me. ;)
    I really enjoyed reading this book. There are a few errors in it, but not enough to make me not recommend it to someone who is looking for a sweet, touching love story. It is one of those stories that goes into a lot of detail about stuff that isn’t really that important, but once you get through that and get into the story, and the meaning of it, it is really good!

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  • Posted September 23, 2013

    Sometimes going in blind is a good thing, I had no idea what the

    Sometimes going in blind is a good thing, I had no idea what these books were about, but figured what the hell, I read just about anything anyway.  WOW was I pleasantly surprised. From the beginning of this book I thought it was vanilla. You know what I mean, NO HOT SEX! Well call the fire department because I was so wrong and this story will have you sweating. It is filled with HOT SEXY SCENES with a hot sexy hot-tempered Irish man and a curvaceous woman. That is a switch from the perfect-bodied stick women we often read about. The way the scenes are written you get both points of view, and it has great running dialogue. I LOVE THAT IN A BOOK. It reads more like a play or TV show.




    So with excitement I can tell you how much I enjoyed the first book in this series.  The tale is spun quickly, no beating around the bush, so to speak, lol. Seth is a widower with three children; he lost the only woman he thought he could love. In comes Mae, a woman that jiggles in all the right places, and Seth can’t keep his eyes off her. She is going to be renting the apartment attached to his beautiful house on the lake. Mae falls hard not just for him but for his children too.




    As always with my reviews, I look for content, connection and character development. I need to feel invested in the people I am reading about. Three of Hearts has all of it. This is truly a great fun love story. There are going to be times when you shed a tear, a little in sadness, but mostly for happiness.




    This first book in the series has many players that you will meet, and books 2 and 3 will tell their stories.




    Look for my reviews of Three of Spades and Three of Diamonds, all the books can be read as standalone, but I suggest you read them in order.

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

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    I really enjoyed this book. I loved that the main female charact

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved that the main female character wasn't described as the typical gorgeous skinny girl but as a pleasantly plump with lots of curves girl who didn't realize she was sexy. It was also a change for the main male character to fall for the "plump" girl and want to make her feel sexy and let her know he thought she was. There were some VERY HOT & sexy scenes but through most of it I didn't feel the emotions really. Then towards the end redemption came and so did the emotions! It was very sweet and I do look forward to starting the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Excellent Series

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

    I loved Seth and Mae¿s story! Two real people struggling with re

    I loved Seth and Mae’s story! Two real people struggling with real-life situations. A 32 year old Oncology nurse, Mae Turney, moves from Boston to Hamden, VT in search of a much simpler life and to become part of a community. A widower, Seth Finn, is a loving Dad who spends as much time as he can with his three children. He is active in their lives and you immediately fall in love with their relationship and how much he interacts with each of them.

    Seth’s wife, Maggie, had died of Cancer. He wasn’t looking for love, but I believe everything happens for a reason and it was fate that brought Mae to rent the apartment attached to his home (or was it Maggie’s intervention?). They had an instant attraction to each other and their chemistry was emotional and HOT!
    "God D, she is like nothing I've ever known. I crave her as if I can't survive without her."

    Mae has a big heart and is just what Seth and his three children needed. She loves Conner, Aidan, and Megan and didn’t push to replace their mother but to embrace their own relationship. I found the scene at the cemetery to be very emotional and a true testament to Mae’s ability to truly love Seth’s children as if they were her own. “No one will ever replace you and I would never dishonor your memory by trying. I would really like to join your family, and make them my own.” “Just then, the few clouds that were left in the sky parted and the glorious sun shined down.”

    I know that Seth had been out of the relationship scene for a long time, but I was still surprised and frustrated with his behavior at the bar. For him to fly off the handle without getting all the answers or even waiting to address it with Mae in private was unexpected. For someone who seemed to love so strongly with everything in him, I was upset that he would treat Mae with such contempt. I think Mae was also surprised and automatically took the blame, for fear that she would make the situation more volatile if she addressed the actual facts of what happened.
    Seth knows all too well that life is precious and tragedy can happened when you least expect it. With the drama that happened at the bar and the events that followed, if you are lucky enough to fall in love a second time, you can’t be that careless with such a precious gift.

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

    Reviewer: Brittany Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies I absolutely, pos

    Reviewer: Brittany
    Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies

    I absolutely, positively love this book. The characters are so real. The struggles they dealt with were so real. The love they displayed and how they displayed it was so real. Everything was SO REAL. And I loved it all the more because of it. It was almost as if I was reading a very well written autobiography, only it was all complete fiction. I started this book before work. Snuck in some while AT work. Allowed my husband to drive so that I could read more (and that's saying a lot, especially since it was my car). And upon arriving back home finished it. I did not want to put this book down from start to finish. Now on to my review of the story line and characters.

    I absolutely loved these characters. Seth is an amazing father, and I fell in love even more with him when I started reading how he was interacting with his three children. He is honestly everything a father should be. He is stern when needed, but oh so loving and affectionate as well. He was creative enough to play with little ole Megan, but man enough to teach life lessons and ease up on Conner. He is the true definition of a dad. And a damn good lover with Mae.

    Mae is a caring nurse that is amazing with everyone. She has the patience and forgiveness of a saint and the nurturing and kindness of an angel. She is open, confident, and just down-to-earth. She loves those three children like they were her own and doesn't push Seth to far over the death of his wife. She's keeps her arms and mind open to every possibility and tries to do everything to the best of her ability. How she handles the drama with Conner is quick and witty. She handled it well in my book. No harm had occurred.

    Now if only the blow-up with Seth hasn't happened...now that scene caused Daddy-O to lose a few brownie points with me. He blew up like a true Irishman. In the end I know that it made them confront their feelings a heck of a lot quicker. But honestly, because of it he almost missed out on the best thing that coulda happened to him and those kids. Especially sweet, sweet Megan. Thank goodness Conner flipped the table and fed his dad some advice for once. Advice Seth had fed him many times, I'm sure, during his fights with Aiden. Conner displayed many characteristics that show he is gonna be a fine young man when he grows up, both physically and emotionally. He has one amazing role model.

    I can't praise this book enough. Honestly. I can seriously say it takes a lot to make me say "5-Star Job Well Done!!!" And I did without batting an eyelash on this book....now on to Three Of Spades. Oh, I can't wait to fall in love more with these characters...

    Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

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  • Posted August 6, 2013

    Three of hearts I would to thank W. Ferraro for providing a cop

    Three of hearts

    I would to thank W. Ferraro for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
    This is the story of Seth and Mae.

    Mae is a woman who is happy in her own company after being brought up moving from military base to military base.

    Seth is a widow with 3 young children and a hot Irish temper and as well as being as stubborn as a mule. He’s also very easy on the eye.

    I quite enjoyed this story and sat up quite late reading it as I found it difficult to put down. I did however, find that the author overused the characters names in the first half of the book and due to this the book didn’t flow, for me, as it should have done. Saying that I was still able to connect with the characters and want to deck Seth once or twice and I still giggled like a little girl in places pft! Little girl indeed……. t’is true.

    The characters developed really well and I was able to empathise with them all. This is unusual with a story that has more than a few characters. The scenes were set well and they moved from one to another nicely.

    The interaction between the characters was well written and some of the stuff the kids got up to reminded me of my own! The ‘love’ scenes were tastefully done.

    The book comes to a good conclusion and is left open, at the same time for more in the series.

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  • Posted June 30, 2013

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    5 Stars- Touching, Loving, Irresistible Geez! Where do I begin

    5 Stars- Touching, Loving, Irresistible

    Geez! Where do I begin with this book? This story is 1st in the Hamden Series. I have to say, when I first received the request to review this title, I was a little thrown off by the cover. Now the cover originally was very pretty but I thought maybe this was going to be a boring read. I was determined to give it 100% of my attention. After I began reading the book, I noticed that there was cover reveal reintroducing this series. Now THAT is what I am talking about.

    Mae Turney is new to town checking out some places for rent. She finds a wonderful lake house in a small town in Vermont. To Mae's delight, she finds everything that she ever wanted and wondered how she could ever be so lucky. The house is perfect and the owner is a hottie. Seth Finn has three children and the reader will come to know his story, a story that will bring you to tears!

    Not only is Seth really sexy he loves his children more than life itself. It is so wonderful to read about a man and his children. For a man to love woman just the same, oh man, he has my heart.

    I started reading and quickly found that this book was written very well. There is a excellent balance of showing and telling. The narrator showing you what you need to see and hear. There was just enough dialogue to be part of the conversation but not so much you get bored. The characters told you their stories. I my senses were engaged on every page. From the soft descriptions of the air, to the joyful madness that children create, the temperature outside to the romantic love making scenes. At times, these sessions made me blush. I could tell this was the work of a mature mind writing this book.

    The love between a man and a woman can be so explosive. Putting ego's aside, when you love someone sometimes you have to do things you wouldn't normally do. Like admit when you have made a mistake and go after the one you have hurt. Right your wrongs and say you’re sorry. In "Three of Hearts" I found that this was a heartfelt journey of two souls meeting in divine order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Three of Hearts is the first book in the Hamden series. Seth nev

    Three of Hearts is the first book in the Hamden series. Seth never thought he would meet anyone else after his love Maggie tragically died and Mae was so used to being alone and depending only on herself she was not looking for love. The spark between these two is immediate and HOTT!! Mae and Seth get hot and steamy and W. Ferro wastes no time diving into it! Seth's three kids love Mae and welcome her openly, especially his little Spitfire! 




    Everything was too perfect of course and my stomach was in knots waiting to see what was going to happen, something ALWAYS happens! I was so worried about the outcome of the conflict, uit had me in tears! Seth's handle on things made me want to jump through the pages and smack some sense into him! I will not ruin the ending for you guys though.




    When I first began reading this I thought it was a little rushed and I wasn't going to care for it. Boy was I wrong!! I became so consumed by all the characters and their stories! I have this image in my head of Seth as a lumberjack!! a VERY sexy one! W. Ferro did such a wonderful job filling us with love and angst and MANY HOTT scenes! By the end I was a blubbering baby and sad it was over! I will be reading more from W. Ferro and cannot wait to get into book two Three of Spades!!

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