A Venture of the Heart

A Venture of the Heart


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“Hello, Pax. It’s good to see you again.”

And with those frigid words, karma kicked his ass and blew his dreams into a million tiny fragments.

Paxton Bennett walked away from a privileged upbringing to devote his life to La Vida de Ensueño, the socially responsible luxury resort he manages in Costa Rica. No way will Pax let a hotel chain swallow up La Vida and turn it into another lifeless clone. All he needs is a loan so he can match a buy-out offer. Unfortunately, every damn bank keeps saying no. He has one last hope—an on-site visit from a loan officer that he’s sure he can impress…

Banker Sage Somerset doesn’t want to see Pax Bennett across a busy coffee shop, let alone spend a week at a tropical resort with him. After their cringe-worthy last encounter, just hearing his name makes her blush or curse. Plus, there are snakes in Costa Rica. A lot of snakes! Determined to remain professional on her unwelcome assignment, Sage hopes she can survive a week in Pax’s world…

But a quirky staff, meddlesome family, and the night-time visit of a tiny green gecko soon threaten to turn business into pleasure. Will Pax and Sage fight their troublesome chemistry? Or will they take a chance on the biggest venture of all—each other?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946517012
Publisher: Mitchell Davis Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Series: Silver Bay , #1
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Amelia Judd writes fun and flirty contemporary romance. She loves to entertain her readers with memorable characters and fast-paced plots that blend humor, heart, and heat.

After receiving a degree in international affairs, Amelia lived and studied in Belgium for over three years. During her time in Europe, she traveled extensively, earned a master's degree, and fell in love with writing contemporary romance.

Amelia now lives in the Midwest with her sports-loving husband, two active kids, and a lovable dog that insists on staying by her side day and night. When she isn't writing, she's spending time with family, hanging out with friends, chauffeuring her kiddos around town, or planning her family's next getaway.

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A Venture of the Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
Amelia Judd’s first novel and what a great start she has made with this quick easy to read light hearted romance with characters you can’t help falling in love with. Pax is determined to make it on his own away from his family so he has taken a job running a luxury resort in Costa Rica but he has now found out there is a take over planned and he needs funding to purchase the resort for himself.Sage is the banker Pax needs to impress and prove he is a viable proposition but can they get past their history. Pax and Sage are opposites and fate seems determined to keep throwing them together will Sage survive a week with Pax and will the timing be right for them this time around and will business turn into pleasure. This is a romance with just the right amount of humour, banter, meddlesome families, quirky staff and characters that are easy to like, all of which makes this an enjoyable read. Looking forward to more from this author
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4 star Review A Venture of the Heart (Silver Bay #1) by Amelia Judd Amelia Judd is a new author to me and I found the story to be a good read and one that I really enjoyed. This was a fun read that had me interested right from the start. The characters were likeable and I found them easy to relate too. Paxton (Pax) Bennett left Silver Bay to make is mark on the world, away from his father. He manages a luxury resort in Costa Rico but with an imminent take over on the cards, he is desperately trying to find a bank to finance him and his plans to purchase the resort. Sage Somerset doesn't want to see Pax Bennett again, not after their last meeting however neither of them take into account family and staff who are determined to get these two together. Can they deny the chemistry which is so strong between them ? Can these two people who are so opposite find a common ground and take a chance and dive in to a new adventure? I really liked Pax and was thrilled to see Sage emerge as the woman I knew she could be.
Nanasue56 More than 1 year ago
A Venture of the Heart is the first book I've read by Amelia Judd, but I can guarantee it won't be the last! I truly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading the other books in the Silver Bay Series. Pax and Sage are wonderful characters and I found myself rooting for them. The secondary characters really added to the story. My favorite was Brick, one of Pax's employees. I laughed out loud at times at the things he'd say. I definitely recommend this book! I received an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
PetraP More than 1 year ago
Such a sweet romantic read! I enjoyed it from the first page until the last! I love it when the characters are so well described and so lovable. Not just Pax and Sage but the others as well. I’m looking forward to reading other books in this series. I received a free copy of this book and voluntary chose to review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! It's a fun, lighthearted read. I can't wait for the next book to be released!
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: A Venture of the Heart Author: Amelia Judd Publisher: Mitchell Davis Press LLC Series: Silver Bay Book 1 Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "A Venture of the Heart" by Amelia Judd My Thoughts..... I enjoyed this quick read where you found the characters well developed, defined and portrayed in this sweet romantic story. It was quite interesting seeing how this will work it all out for Pax and Sage as it becomes obvious that one will not be able to live without the other as fate will send them a olive branch. With both of these two main characters having their own issues will they be able to give into their true feelings as we find Pax is a 'risk taker and Sage is a rule follower and Pax's sister's best friend?' Well, to find it all out you will have to pick up "A Venture of the Heart" to find out how it all happens and how did the family play into it. Be ready for the twist and surprises that will keep your attention as you as turning the pages to see what is coming next.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This author is new to me so when given the opportunity, I decided to give her a try. I am so very happy I did. It’s a sweet, at times touching, heartbreaking, as well as a heartwarming story. This story centers around Pax Bennett and Sage Somerset. Pax , the brother of Sage’s best friend, comes from a wealthy family, but his relationship with his father is strained. Pax has left home and now owns an adventure hotel in Costa Rica. Sage is sent to Costa Rica by the bank that is considering giving Pax a loan. The non-adventurous gal discovers that with Pax’s encouragement, she in fact loves nature and trying new things. But things don’t go as planned. They part ways, both unhappy . These two have issues to overcome. Will they find love, or will they end up going their separate ways, even if their hearts get crushed? Aside from the main story, it’s also a story about family and the relationship within them . Families are not always easy. Parents words affect the child no matter what age they are . But with understanding and love , harmony can exist. Looking forward to what else Ms Judd has in store for us. I must add that the narrator of this audiobook, did an excellent job in her delivery. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
17939996 More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, light, easy to read romance. It has your interest from the start to the finish. The plot is well written and I was amazed to find out it is the authors first book. There is plenty of chemistry, spark and romance between the likable characters. There is also some humor and emotion and plenty of twist and struggles. I look forward to reading more from this author.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable romance dealing with the attraction of opposites, set amongst the lush backdrop of a tropical country. Having just come back from a holiday in Costa Rica, it was interesting to read a novel set in that country, though I would never have stayed at Pax's resort (too hot for me to not have air conditioning!) I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
From broken hearts to brand new starts ... A Venture of the Heart is about following your dreams despite the obstacles thrown in the way. Pax and Sage have history. Family connections brought them together, emotional ones tore them apart. She needs stability. He has the heart of a dreamer and the soul of a nurturer. What looked like a chance at forever wasn't strong enough to keep them together. When fate sends them an olive branch, will they use it to build a second chance? This is my first Amelia Judd read and I loved it. She tells captivating stories full optimism, heartache and healing that are a joy to behold.