Life in a pretty English village isn't always a bed of roses.
Molly King learns this the hard way when her boyfriend returns newly engaged, and her childhood home is sold out from beneath her. Now she's heartbroken, homeless, and desperate to keep herself and her grandmother off the streets. But her troubles have only just begun.
Billionaire Jake Hennessy has vowed to never love again. His fiancée's mysterious death left him shattered, and now the media fallout has forced him into hiding. Little Appleby village was meant to be his escape, somewhere to heal and cement the final walls around his heart, but instead he finds dangerous temptation there in the shape of a golden beauty with sweet innocence in her smile.
But once bitten, now twice shy, Jake is determined to win this battle of feelings between him and Molly. He already owns her home, and now he's determined to have her… on his terms.
Molly though is determined to resist him. Because she knows, when Jake's done with her, he'll have demolished not just her home, but her tender heart too. Trouble is, he's just too damn irresistible.
STANDALONE Contemporary Romance | Appleby Book 1
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Alyssia Leon writes stories filled with magic, mystery, and sexy romance. Her books have uniquely rich plots and colorful characters, but can get quite steamy (blame her alpha heroes), and always end in a happy ever after, because she loves an awesome happy ever after.
Alyssia grew up in the UK and still lives and writes there.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I first picked this book up and started reading, I honestly thought that it was a historical romance novel. Not sure if that is good or bad but this book is totally NOT a historical romance. I was super confused when one of the characters started talking about email and then I had to go back and reread the first part of the book and wonder if I had missed some flashing indicator that told me this book was taking place in the now. I liked this book ... I thought the characters were good and I really liked the idea behind the story. That was all good. What wasn't all good was how wordy I thought this book was. I understand wanting to weave this story and the more details the better because that means everything was fleshed out. Got it. But this was beyond that. There was just too much. Too much dead time in the story because of all of these extra words and that brought my excitement for the story way down. It was actually kind of sad. I LOVED the romance between Jake and Molly. I liked the push and pull that was going on between them and let's just be honest ... Jake was awesome. He was bossy and sexy and romantic and sweet and I just couldn't get enough of him. Molly was also great. But the words between them on the pages became oceans and then it was just too much for me to overcome. The ending came as a bit of a surprise ... the rest of the book was strung along with all of these extra descriptions and words and then you get to the end of the book and it was very cut and dry and there was no beating around the bush for that last part! It was straight to the point almost as if one person edited everything in the book except the last few pages and another person did that part. It was weird! I wish the entire book was written as the last part was. I liked the book, I just wish that it moved at a more steady pace so that it would keep my interest. Dang it. The characters were so great! I hate that it turned out like this. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
Never Too Late was a sweet, addicting read that I definitely didn't want to put down. Molly has lived in the small town of Appleby her entire life and is shocked to see her ex-boyfriend bring home a fiance that he hasn't know all that long. Billionaire Jake is just trying to get away from the big city, and decides to buy an old home to renovate in Appleby. Jake isn't looking for love, but he can't help but falling for the charming and beautiful Molly with the big heart. I loved the town setting in this novel! All the gossip that spreads quickly from ear to ear, it reminds me of Gilmore Girls. The characters were delightful too. Molly was a great heroine who develops throughout the novel and finds herself. She has such a great heart and good intentions. All her life, she was determined to stay in Appleby, but Jake convinces her to be bold and take a chance in life. Jake also takes big steps too - realizing that not everyone is after his fame and money. The twists and conflicts in this book also definitely took me by surprise and kept me reading. All in all, this novel is a great summer read. I absolutely loved it. I look forward to reading more from this author. If you like small town contemporary romances, this is the novel for you! **I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.**