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When It's Love (Silver Pines, #3)
     

When It's Love (Silver Pines, #3)

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by Gwen Hayes
 

A retiring soldier with no family of his own, Sergeant Joe Carter reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays in picturesque Silver Pines to transition to life after the Army. He’s a drifter now and has no business getting involved with his buddy’s family—especially with the sweet little sister who pretends she’s frumpy to ward off attention

Overview

A retiring soldier with no family of his own, Sergeant Joe Carter reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays in picturesque Silver Pines to transition to life after the Army. He’s a drifter now and has no business getting involved with his buddy’s family—especially with the sweet little sister who pretends she’s frumpy to ward off attention from men. He should let her be, but something about her loneliness reaches out to his.

The only introvert in a large family of extroverts, Lisa Rhodes finds her peace by fading into the background as much as possible. She lives a quiet life, wearing her shapeless clothes and boring hair like armor to atone for a past she’s not proud of. But there’s one problem this Christmas—her brother’s guest keeps seeing her. She’s never had trouble escaping a man’s notice —especially one who could have any woman he wants. But the harder she tries to hide, the more determined he is to seek.

When It’s Love is the third book in the Silver Pine Series, but may be read out of order.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940153213804
Publisher:
Gwen Hayes
Publication date:
11/15/2016
Series:
Silver Pines , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
260,644
File size:
450 KB

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Gwen Hayes writes romance for adult and teen readers. You know...kissing books. She is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer at the Sarah Jane Freyman Literary Agency.

Gwen is also a romance editor at www.fresheyescritique.com because her dream job is to read books for a living. 

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When It's Love (Silver Pines, #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
beckymmoe 10 months ago
A feel-good holiday romance! I really enjoyed Lisa and Joe's story. The fourth child in two sets of twins and the only introvert in the bunch, Lisa's used to fading into the background. After the disaster of her last relationship, she actually welcomes it...until "Sarge" Joe Carter notices her, and then she's not too sure... Joe's childhood was about as far away from Lisa's happy and warm family home as it could get. The Army gave him a substitute family, but now that he's retired he doesn't know where to go or what to do. Invited to spend Christmas with the family of one of his former soldiers, he accepts, but once the special order classic car he's bought is ready, he plans to be on his way...to...well, somewhere. He's not quite sure yet. When he sees Lisa, though, he's suddenly even less sure about his path. He's sure he's too old for her and not at all the kind of guy she deserves. But fate, Lisa, and her family have other plans. Lisa and Joe were an adorable couple. I loved how he refused to let her keep on fading into the woodwork, and that he was able to help her to get rid of the ghosts of her last disastrous relationship. And for the record, I sincerely hope that Stella's able to convince at least one of them into adopting a dog ;) Speaking of Lisa's almost-cousin Stella, there's a teaser for her book at the end (All I Need) that definitely grabbed my interest. A made up boyfriend who's suddenly your boss? I'm so there! The fact that we'll probably get to see more of Lisa and Joe (and find out how Lisa's mom is doing) will be a nice bonus too. Can't wait! Though this is book 3 in the Silver Pines series, it works just fine as a standalone. (Actually, book 2 in the series takes place in the 1980s, so at this point only books 1 and 3 take place in the same decade, until book 4 comes out.) 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
MartyPT 11 months ago
Lovely story of finding your place in the world, and reclaiming your life. Newly retired Army sergeant goes home for Christmas with a young soldier friend to meet his family and pick up his restored Camero. He's there only until his car is finished, until he sees the twin sister of his friend, who appears to be wearing her own kind of camo. She makes him curious why she would make such a deliberate choice of being the wall hugger in her large family. The two are drawn together and let down their walls of their pasts and discover the worth of the other person, and ultimately a future, that both had no idea where either were headed for. Gwen Hayes always makes you feel like your right there with the characters of her stories. This is a continuing series, but not necessary to have read the previous books. I'm looking forward to Stella' s story, the next in the series.