A Valentine's Day Gift: Clover Park series, Book 11

A Valentine's Day Gift: Clover Park series, Book 11

by Kylie Gilmore

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When Allie Reynolds strikes up an unlikely friendship with the contractor working on her house, Vinny Marino, she never expected how much he'd come to mean to her. So much separates them it seems impossible—he's mourning his late wife, she's trapped in a loveless marriage. Will they make the tough choices to give themselves a chance at love? Or will responsibility keep them from their happy ending?

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Allie and Vinny are the parents of the Reynolds-Marino clan in the Clover Park series. I hope you enjoy this sweet and steamy novella that shows where it all began! Plus, you'll get a peek at their sons when they were still pups!

The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
Clover Park Bride: A Clover Park Short
Book 11: A Valentine's Day Gift
Book 12: Maggie Meets Her Match

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161720080
Publisher: Extra Fancy Books
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Series: Clover Park Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 41,787
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of the Happy Endings Book Club series, the Clover Park series, and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes humorous romance that makes you laugh, cry, and reach for a cold glass of water.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

Find out more about Kylie and upcoming books at kyliegilmore.com. Sign up for Kylie’s newsletter at kyliegilmore.com/newsletter

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A Valentine's Day Gift: Clover Park series, Book 11 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
KAndrade More than 1 year ago
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!!!! Loved this story....It pulled me in and entranced me to the end!!! Sweet romance, oozes chemistry, You won't be disappointed with this one!!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Allie and Vinny’s amazing love story in the novella A Valentine’s Day Gift by Kylie Gilmore, the eleventh book in her Clover Park series, provides the story behind the Reynolds and Marinos becoming a blended family; prior to any of their sons growing up and finding their own happy endings. Allie and Vinny become friends while he was the contractor, creating an artist studio above her garage. Vinny had just lost his wife to cancer and Allie was trapped in a loveless marriage; both the parents of three boys close in age. Exchanging weekly letters allows for their friendship to grow as well as their attraction. Both Allie and Vinny have difficult choices, regarding family responsibilities before either is able take a step toward a second chance at love. I loved how encouraging and supportive Vinny was about Allie’s artist talent, unlike her husband. I also enjoyed seeing the apprehension and nervousness each had regarding dating again. Lastly, I was impressed with how Allie’s sons reacted to Vinny in comparison to how badly they behaved with their father. Ms. Gilmore is a wonderful story teller and wrote a wonderfully emotional and moving tale filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters that is not to be missed. It was wonderful to learn the story behind Allie and Vinny joining their families, making me want to re-read the original Clover Park stories. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Completely adored getting to see how this amazing couple became who they are now... I have loved this couple from the beginning of the Clover Park series and it was such a awesome Valentine treat to get to know how their love story began. A sweetly sexy and heartwarming romantic journey that was also highly entertaining to read.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
I REALLY loved this book. This was a GENIUS idea. I was introduced to Allie and Vinny in the previous books in the series, but they were always just the parents; the wise grown-ups that hosted Sunday dinner and made Italian wedding cookies. I never considered that they would get their own "flashback" book about how they first met, but I am SO so happy they did! This story was just so well done. First of all, Vinny was a gentleman. He opened doors, was chivalrous and thoughtful and Allie accepted his gestures. THANK YOU. She didn't get combative with him, all "I can open my own door, just because I'm a woman you think you have to open a door for me?" like so many heroines are in romances these days. Nope, the two of them made caring gestures back and forth and it was a wonderful illustration of their feelings for each other. And holy smokes, when these two finally got their moment alone, WOW was that steamy! Leave it to Kylie to lure you in with a sweet story and then BAM! Set your book on fire. I was nervous about Vinny because I don't prefer widow/widower stories. But. The matter of his deceased wife was an aspect that truly helped the story instead of hinder it. I admired Allie's protectiveness when it came to her kids. She had to be super sure Vinny was the guy for her before she brought him around her kids. Though not absolutely necessary to have read all of the books in the series first, I highly recommend reading all of them in at least some sort of order to "get the whole picture" of this wild family! (I was given this book in consideration of my honest thoughts)
66Shell66 More than 1 year ago
A Valentine’s Day Gift was a great story by the very talented Kylie Gilmore, this is a story that will capture your heart and hold on to your heart till the very end. This is a story that has friendship, family and definitely some love. I absolutely loved this book I have to say this maybe my most favorite of the whole series. This is the story of Allie and Vinny two people who know that friendship is all they can have or is it. This is where this incredible story will take you on a great journey with these two wonderful characters there are a few bumps along the way with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book but I also purchased it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the other books in the series, then you already know a lot about Allie and Vinny as older adults. They are such great people! But we only see them through their sons' eyes, and we know a just few things about their lives before they were married. Now we get a prequel to tell us the story that only Allie and Vinny know. (Just a hint: I would never give 5 stars to a story that involved cheating.) This could be read as a standalone because it is the beginning of their story; you don't need to know anything else to understand what is happening. Since I had read the previous books, though, I was looking for little hints and clues of the future I knew was coming. Vinny was adorable and sweet. Allie was brave, and I liked seeing her gain confidence. The whole story was very sweet and made lots of sense in light of the characters we already know. It was fun seeing the boys as kids. The end made me choke up a little. I really enjoyed this peek into the past, and I am looking forward to getting Maggie's prequel.
JaneenLP816 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story of life, love and second chances. When Vinny and Allie first meet, neither is in a position to start a real relationship but they strike up a friendship while Vinny is doing a construction job for Allie. The timing eventually becomes right for the two of them and they take their time learning about each other and slowly falling in love. They have a wonderful life together and have taught their six boys what real, true love is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this one! A Valentine's Gift, by Kylie Gilmore, takes us back to where it all starts. This novella is the story of Allie Reynolds and Vinny Marino. Vinny is a widowed contractor working on Allie's art studio. Allie is stuck in a failing marriage. When they strike up a friendship, their lives both change for the better. It was great to have a chance to go back and see where everything started. Book 11 of the Clover Park series is definitely one of my favorites!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Most happy endings begin with a heartbreak. For Allie and Vinny love was not part of the equation, but fate had other plans. Nobody breaks a heart quite like Kylie Gilmore. A Valentine's Day Gift is a celebration of love. Gilmore looks at love from every angle. Out of grief and unhappiness comes hope for a second chance. A perfectly imperfect romance.