If I Loved You

If I Loved You

by Mary J. Williams

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Overview

If I Loved You by Mary J. Williams

If You Only Wanted One Night Would You Take A Chance On a Man Who Wanted Forever?
Rose O'Brian wants to spice up her love life and Jack Winston seems like the answer. Sexy, funny and a killer smile, Jack is every woman's fantasy. All she wants is one night of passion, nothing more. But Jack has a secret that stops him from taking her up on her offer, stops him from having the one thing he wants more than his next breath--beautiful Rose O'Brian. Rose has her own secrets. Emotionally scared, she's never believed in happily ever afters. But for the first time she's met a man who makes her want to open her heart, to dream of love. When Rose's past rears its ugly head can she finally let go and overcome the hurt? Can Jack convince her to take a chance and embrace a future with him? Can he show her that love is there if she will only reach out and take it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996814225
Publisher: Brook Publications
Publication date: 09/13/2015
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Want to know how to motivate yourself to write a book?
Have your favorite football team lose the Super Bowl.
On the last play.
With an interception.
The next day I was so depressed I tuned out all media. No TV, no internet, no newspapers--nothing. And I started to write. I'm still writing.
As you can see, a little motivation can do wonders.

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If I Loved You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jstryker More than 1 year ago
If I Loved You is a very sweet love story between Jack and Rose. Rose comes from a difficult background and has no desire to ever fall in love and get married. Jack comes from a large and loving family and knows Rose is his forever person. I am a sucker for a happy ending and I loved the way this story went through many ups and downs and came out the better for it. You will fall in love with these two wonderful characters. And there is even a dog named Edgar for those who like having an animal in the story line like I do. I definitely recommend this book to you.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Set in eastern Washington, If I Loved you is the first book in the Harper Falls series. This is Rose and Jack's story. Rose is a songwriter/composer who had a horrendous childhood at the hands of her "Aunt", buoyed only by her best friends Dani and Tyler. The three are still best friends. These three have history and we get a great glimpse at the backstory throughout the book, just enough to bait us with Tyler and Dani and then more in depth with Rose. Rose decides while attending the annual Lilac charity ball to finally cave into her friends urging her to just "go for it" and she approaches Jack Winstead. Jack is already a little enamored with Rose, she asks him to dance, they do and when Rose boldly suggests they hit the sheets, she and Jack leave. What Rose doesn't know is that Jack made a drunken bet just prior to this that he could keep it in his pants for 3 weeks. So Jack stalls Rose under the guise of them getting to know each other. Rose tells Jack up front, she doesn't want a relationship, he refuses to be a one night stand and the two agree to get to know each other. This is novel for Jack, because his prior encounters last no more than a few weeks. But he is really taken with Rose and for the first time really wants to get to know someone before sex. Not to say there isn't plenty of steam prior to that. Jacks partner and long time best friend is Drew Harper, yes as in Harper Falls. He's also Tyler's ex boyfriend and after 10 years he wants nothing more than to explain to her why he left her and she wants nothing more than to cut off his reproductive parts. We do see a slight shift during the book as maybe Tyler is softening a little. Their story comes in book three. I really liked this book, l loved both Jack and Rose. Their characters were well developed, and the dialogue was great. Two mature adults, which was a refreshing change. Rose's issues were very real, and allowing Jack in made the story all the more credible. I liked Drew also, while he had his stubborn side as well, he was a good friend to both Jack and Rose. Dani and Tyler were at times a little much, but part of their personalities. Dani deflects and Tyler just kicks butt. There were parts of the story that dragged for me, about 30% in until about half way. But before and past that, the book sailed. I'd recommend this book and I'd like to read the other two in the series. **arc from Net Galley and publisher ** in exchange for an honest review.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
I really liked both Rose and Jack. Both were strong characters with a lot of heart. Rose believes that she's destined to occasional sex and no serious relationship. She does believe in love - for other people. While her upbringing caused her mindset, she wishes love and happy relationships for her BFF's. Jack is in the middle of a stretch of celibacy when Rose propositions him. The attraction is instant and so is his possessiveness, much to his surprise. He tells her that he wants to get to know her before sex factors into the equation as she is adamant about a one night stand. Their interactions are full of humor. He's the best kind of alpha - kind, caring, tender and loving with a touch of domineering and protectiveness. The story had its own uniqueness to it that made it even more enjoyable that I was expecting. Mary also sets the foundation for future books for their friends nicely. I want to know what happens to them as much as I wanted to know about Rose and Jack. I would gladly recommend this read. I received a NetGalley copy for review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Rose is a creative person. As a gifted songwriter, she has had a hand in penning many catchy tunes and some heartbreaking ones as well. What no one realizes is that her artistry allows her to purge emotions that she has kept buried inside. Her writing gives her the anonymity to vent in solitude but lay bare her feelings to the world. Having spent most of her life trying to outrun painful memories from her childhood, Rose decides loneliness is better than heartache. Meeting Jack leaves her scared and questioning all her misgivings about love. If I Loved You by Mary J. Williams is a lovely story that touches the heart and has one believing in the healing power of love.
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
I'm a real fan of action and mystery; not so much for romance. If I Loved You caught me off guard. This book has it all - romance, action, more than one wicked relative, a bunch of handsome guys, a loveable dog and a couple of girlfriends we all would love to have. What more can you ask from a really good book. Williams knows how to develop characters that the reader will love or hate, but about whom you can't be ambivalent. Harper Falls is a town I'd love to visit and I'm looking forward to the next book in the Harper Falls series.
mjaw1964 More than 1 year ago
Really good start for this author. As a first book, I say well done. The romance is emotional, the sex hot and there is even a really cute dog. It is a stand alone book. I can't wait for book two in the series.