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Challenging Andie
     

Challenging Andie

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by Sally Clements
 
Is loving Ryan a challenge too far?

Jaded war correspondent Ryan Armstrong reports terrible events without letting them pierce the armor covering his heart. When his colleague Emily Harte is murdered, he feels responsible for her death, and travels to England to return Emily's effects to her daughter.
Bereaved, primary school teacher, Andie Harte has set herself

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Is loving Ryan a challenge too far?

Jaded war correspondent Ryan Armstrong reports terrible events without letting them pierce the armor covering his heart. When his colleague Emily Harte is murdered, he feels responsible for her death, and travels to England to return Emily's effects to her daughter.
Bereaved, primary school teacher, Andie Harte has set herself a list of challenges to prove she can be as brave as her recently murdered mother, but when she's hounded by the press the need to escape means she must accept help from Ryan. During their time in seclusion, attraction blossoms into an affair. Their relationship was only supposed to be a fling. When the time comes for Ryan to return to Bekostan, can she risk loving a thrillseeker, or is that a challenge too far?
Ryan avoids love, knowing the pain losing it can bring. A life without Andie is sensible, but is it possible?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477691359
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/23/2012
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Born into a family of voracious readers and consumed by the family affliction, it seemed the natural next step was to write. I started in school, mentally writing poetry while running around the hockey pitch. Nowadays, I keep my running to a minimum, and write instead. I live in Ireland, and when I'm not reading or writing, am usually to be found in traffic, driving 'Mum's taxi.'

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Challenging Andie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Maria Book provided by: Author Review originally posted at Romancing the Book A thought provoking, multi-faceted romance. Having grown up in the shadow of her famous mother, a fearless war correspondent who reported from the trouble spots of the planet, the daughter hardly anyone knew about must find her own identity. So fiercely protected by her grandmother that she wasn’t even allowed to watch her mother on television, Andie never got an inside track on her mother’s world. Her mother’s violent death opens up a can of worms. Having recently lost the grandmother who was her anchor, she now mourns the mother she never really knew. She also has to come to terms with the Bekostan conflict in which her mother died, watching endless reams of DVD footage. Andie resolves to face her fears after her mother’s death. This quiet junior school teacher braves various fearsome and thrilling/frightening experiences in order to overcome the terrors which have held her captive throughout the years. As she grows in courage, she comes to appreciate the reason why her mother lived – and died – as she did. An ironic situation, this learning to appreciate someone in death which one couldn’t do in life. War correspondent Ryan Armstrong’s arrival in her life adds complications. Andie is, perhaps attracted by the fact that she’s unattached and he’s a virile male. She has to now deal with the very present fear of getting involved. Could this possibly mean going back into the days when she lived for the infrequent visits of her mother, having her significant other constantly absent, living in a war zone? Ryan has his issues too. He came to give condolences to his late colleague’s daughter and deliver her personal effects. His getting involved with Andie was not in the plan. Having distanced himself from his nearest and dearest in his bid to keep himself emotionally free for his demanding job, he isn’t sure if a steady relationship with a home loving, quiet girl is the right thing for him. Surely she must need someone with a more stable lifestyle. So can this pair ever get it together? Well, stranger things have happened. Personally, I enjoyed this romance. I love reading about how two people overcome the obstacles and get together in spite of their differences. Watching how the couple grow and change, both separately and together, kept me reading. How love changes the way we view things is beautifully depicted. Had I been in Andie’s shoes, though, I think I’d have been furious with Grandma for keeping me from my mother. Andie’s father never figured at all really, which I found a little unusual. Andie is endearingly charming in her bid to find her courage to live and to love and Ryan is the perfect hero, gallant and tender. For romance addicts, you’ll find your fix right here. Sally Clements is pretty hard to resist.