A Family for Jason: A Clean Romance

A Family for Jason: A Clean Romance

by Virginia McCullough

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She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488039850
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Series: Back to Bluestone River
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 476,551
File size: 1 MB

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A Family for Jason 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ARS8 4 months ago
This story is about two high school sweethearts who were destined to be together but let something terrible disrupt and end all of their plans. Without giving too much information, the situation that dissolved their romance was pretty bad and understandably maybe they should have taken a break for a little while. Unfortunately, that little while was 20 years. Both Mike and Ruby have come to their hometown again and coincidentally, around the same time. Mike has come back to help his little boy who has not spoken anything since he witnessed a tragic circumstance. Mike is hoping the small town and nature will help bring his little boy out of his shell. Ruby has come back to help her best friend and also to regroup after losing her job. Both are shocked to see each other again. While Ruby wants to continue to run away from the big questions and their hurtful past, Mike does not want to lose her again and so he pursues her. This was a sweet and yet heartbreaking romance that shows how sometimes the awful circumstances and others people's decisions can definitely take a toll on young love. But true love can and will survive. I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
LynnB888 4 months ago
A Family for Jason is the first book in Virginia McCullough's brand new Back to Bluestone River series and centers around reunited first loves, a lawyer and a crisis specialist as they each return to their hometown twenty years after the tragedy that tore them apart. The characters were intriguing from the start, but slow to develop as secrets from the past were held a bit up in the air for a good chunk of the book. Ruby was a bit hard to like because it seemed she wanted to bury her head in the sand and not confront the past. Mike earned my affection first because of the adorable little boy by his side and because of his desire to reconnect and work through the past. Slow in parts, but rewarding in the end. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a sweet romance filled with the back drop of a small town. It was deep, emotional and satisfying!
Nicolerko 4 months ago
I like a single dad romance and this one had plenty of heart. This is also a great second chance romance. Ruby and Mike's life they planned in high school changed in a blink of an eye. Now years later fate has brought them back to their hometown. Mike's son will grab your heart strings. His past is heartbreaking, but his journey through out this book will lift your heart. The ending was perfect and brought a tear to my eye. This is a book you can easily fall into and just want to gobble up. Both Mike and Ruby are great characters with a lot of heart. You root for them to get their second chance at a future.
ibjoy1953 5 months ago
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK   Bluestone River is the beautiful setting of this new book, A FAMILY FOR JASON BY Virginia McCullough. Ruby Driscoll I’d back inner home town only until her beat friend heals from her surgery. Then its another job in another city anywhere she can find a pace to work. But Michael (Mike) Abbot moved back to stay, hoping to help his small son from issues he I’d having. And neither knows the other is back, that is, until they accidentally run into each other. But this can’t happen, not after what happened two decades ago. It just won’t work. Not reading the back cover, I tried to guess what this.book would be about but I had no idea. The very first pages had me interested in finishing this book. I immediately liked Ruby, she has a sweet and caring personality.  But I felt bad for her because her self confidence is so low, she blames herself for the past when it wasn’t a thing she did. Mike was a little more bold, because he plans to start his own law office right in town, and help his old neighborhood grow again after it fell to pieces. Ruby and Mike being thrown together more times than they wanted was so sweet because if Jason. The  character who stole my heart early in the book and didn’t let go. Emma was a joy getting to know as well. I really did enjoy A Home for Jason very much. Ms. McCullough does a really nice job weaving together three different people with three entirely different situations, and writing a tender story that will war your hearts, as it did mine. The character development throughout the story was a little slow at times, but only the character development,  not the story. And it had to be slow at times for the story to work. The plot flows smoothly, and I didn’t want to put the book down the necessary times I had to. There is a lot of fun things going on in the story, that attracts both kids and adults. Not really a lit if twists and turns, and just the amount if romance to make the story pull together just right. If you haven’t read any books by this AUTHOR, this book would be a very nice start to your Virginia McCullough collection. For me, it is a tender heartwarming story that will stay with me for a while. You dont want to miss A FAMILY FOR JASON.  A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Ourpugs 5 months ago
A family for Jason Mike just recently got custody of his son. Jason mother passed away. It was so hard for Jason that he quit talking. Ruby came back in town to help Emma. Her and Mike has a history and something happened that drove them apart. Will they ever be able to get past it? I loved Emma dog. Peach helped Jason so much. Books with children and dogs are always enjoyable to read. Nothing like the healing power of a dog. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Prism book tours. This book review is my own opinion.
Andrea_C 5 months ago
4.5 stars Sigh. Virginia McCullough knocks it out of the park again with this clean romance that is the first in her new series. Ruby and Mike had been high school sweethearts, until horrific tragedies separated them from each other and from the small town they had so dearly loved while growing up. Modern day difficult times, about 20 years later, have brought them both back home, neither one realizing that the other is there. It's a great foundation for a second chance romance. The pain that the two of them experienced 20 years ago is still so raw and fresh that even I was feeling it. When it is fully revealed, it is totally understandable that neither one of them has ever been able to truly wrap their head around it. I don't know how you would. Ruby is back to help her best friend Emma, who is undergoing back surgery after a horrible fall. Mike has just moved back with his son, who lost his mother in a tragic fire and also suffered some injuries. Jason is also selectively mute, meaning he is capable of talking, but is so traumatized at the moment that he chooses not to. That part of the story really captured my attention and my heart. I have worked with children who are selectively mute. I have a friend who son is selectively mute. It can be tricky to deal with. My heart would burst every time Jason would make the smallest step in the right direction and it made me miss my teaching days. I completely fell in love with him and wanted to join the story so that I could try to bond with him and help him as well. I loved getting to know Ruby and Mike. The whole time, I was rooting for them to get back together, to make it work, because it is so clear that they have a lot to hash out, but also belong together. As the title suggests, together they would make the perfect family for Jason, who really needs that extra love and stability in his life. The people in the town apparently still hold grudges and don't like drama. The town has been suffering for 20 years. And yet people seem to want to make it thrive again. I have a feeling that foundations laid in this book will provide an upswing there in future installments. I am looking forward to seeing how this town continues to grow and all of the new people and stories yet to come. The only issue I had with this story was at the very end, everything seemed to abruptly fall into place a little faster than I had anticipated it would. Some people may not see it that way. I just felt like I was expecting a few more chapters before the ending. Regardless, I truly greatly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for those who are looking for a real heartwarming clean romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
amybooksy 5 months ago
I loved Virginia McCullough’s newest release, A Family for Jason. It begins the series Back to Bluestone River. I enjoyed this story of learning to forgive, moving on and having second chances. Mike Abbot and Ruby Driscoll find themselves back in Bluestone River, where they ended their prior relationship twenty years earlier. Unresolved feelings and trauma force them to bond once again. Only, Ruby does not plan to stay and Mike wishes she would. I give A Family for Jason four stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy to read clean romance and heartwarming stories. Some readers may want to grab some tissues for this one. It is somewhat predictable but definitely worth a read. It is one that should not be missed. I look forward to the next installment from the Back to Bluestone River series. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.