Paper Love (A Chicago Christmas, #2)

Paper Love (A Chicago Christmas, #2)

by Aubrey Wynne

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Paper Love (A Chicago Christmas, #2) by Aubrey Wynne

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.

Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart.

With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153520988
Publisher: Aubrey Wynne
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Series: A Chicago Christmas , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 308 KB

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Paper Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
What a awesome story of two people so different but yet so much alike when they come together sparks fly and love happens with some trying times in between. There is so much fun and laughter in this book but at the same time so much sadness, lose and confusion. Joss has lost so much from the home away from home she misses so much but what she misses more is her mother and the love her whole family shared. Now it is just her, her sister and father who are trying to find peace in a world where they have lost so much. Ben is handsome, use to women falling for him but he is very caring. What both he and Joss have in common is shyness, a feeling over life being too much and trying to work out things in their lives. Ms. Wynne does and outstanding narration with her character voice that give deep sexy tones to her males and lovely sweet sexy ones to her females. Her emotions are wonderful she has such a caring tone but can still reach those angry and lost ones very well. She brings true emotions to the listen that pull you in giving you a story you can buy into making it real. I loved how she brought out the fathers off the wall humor really making it a fun listen. She showed how truly caring each family member was and how so how painful it was to lose those you love. There are no background noises, no repeating of words, and no volumes changes just a truly enjoyable clean and clear listen. Her performance was outstanding which made this a win, win listen for me. The author gives a compelling story of passion from different points on many different things. The love and lost of a dear mother, as well as the country they all adored. Each feel the loss in a different way but each are trying their best to support the other. I loved the father his off the wall humor matches my own so it was very easy to relate to him. Joss’s sister was fun but you sure could feel her pain. I have to say my heart went out to Joss the most because she is torn from the loss of her mother, supporting her family and still wanting to go back and support her adopted family. She sure does love it in the small village in New Guinea. She isn’t ready for love and thinks Ben is a play boy being able to pick any women he wants. Ben isn’t really into the one and only love but finds her very attractive and wants to get to know her better. He isn’t ready for her to turn him down and he isn’t giving up. He falls fast and hard, I really like how he deals with it all and do love his pigeon and how that came to be. I had many laughs over their time together. His origami takes my breath away and what he uses it for really is great. I really loved the buildup of this romance it was steady but easy. The two families help work it out with a few surprises along the way. I loved their day trip and how that plays out. Ben does have a few tricks up his sleeve. I loved the humor all throughout the book, the plot was outstanding, the characters even better. Bottom line this was an outstanding read that really holds your attention pulling you in from the first page, keeps you smiling and laughing as well as giving you some sorrow and pain. This is the only audio the author has at this time I sure hope there will be more. I enjoyed this so much I bought the other two in the series. Now to just find the time to read them, they do sound as awesome as this one. I believe most people will truly enjoy the read. If you love humor it is a must. I do hope you will pick it up and you enjoy it as mu
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Joss and her sister Laura grew up in Papua, New Guinea, but their family moved to Chicago for Laura to attend a prestigious University. Nine months later, Joss’ mother died in a car accident. Now, nearly a year later, Joss still avoids social activities. When her best friend Becky invites Joss to a party that her brother Ben is giving, she initially turns her down. After some coercing, Joss finally agrees to go. Upon meeting Ben, all Joss sees is a player and she deflects his attention. But it’s too late for Ben as he sees Joss as more than a conquest. This was such a sweet love story. I enjoyed the romantic gestures as much as Joss did. For Ben to be such a player, he sure did have genuine charm to him. The character of Joss was complex, making Ben work extra hard to get around her defenses. I could appreciate that. It was more than the thrill of the chase. These two had more in common than they thought. And I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They were perfect for this story. The history of the origami crane was woven seamlessly in the story, making it that much more interesting.
paminwi More than 1 year ago
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Paper Love is sweet. It is a story of true love and romance just pure and almost sugary to read. The pages just flowed, and I lost track of time when I picked it up. It was very easy to get caught up in the story of Joss, who moves back to the United States with her father after a tragic loss. As I reader, I just couldnt help but root for her and want all good to come to her from that point forward in life. Joss is invited to a party by a friend, and in walks Ben to her life. Some of it was almost too good to be true, but I found myself engaged and wanting to know what would happen with this endearing couple. This was the first book that I read by Aubrey Wynne, and I will definitely be looking up more.
MimiJazman More than 1 year ago
Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne is the second book in Chicago Christmas series. I have read the first one and I really like it. I love this one too. It is more relaxing than the first one but still has the same romance elements to it. The main idea behind of the story is very simple and the plot is very subtle. It feels like it doesnt even has a climax but it does, a very subtle and calming one. The characters in the story is consistent throughout the entire book. Joss is a very strong woman that has sacrificed her life for her family. I also like the author also included some scenes where Joss is debating whether to return to Papua New Guinea or not. It is relatable since they are all missing her mother that loved living there. Ben is your perfect Romeo; handsomely built, successful, caring and kind. I think the entire book is revolving around Bens efforts of dating Joss and that is really sweet. This book is a light read and I swear the attentiveness of every characters towards each other will touch your heart. You could see the love between the family, friends and a lover all in such a short book which is really good. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a light, relaxing and romantic read all in one book.
MimiJazman More than 1 year ago
Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne is the second book in Chicago Christmas series. I have read the first one and I really like it. I love this one too. It is more relaxing than the first one but still has the same romance elements to it. The main idea behind of the story is very simple and the plot is very subtle. It feels like it doesnt even has a climax but it does, a very subtle and calming one. The characters in the story is consistent throughout the entire book. Joss is a very strong woman that has sacrificed her life for her family. I also like the author also included some scenes where Joss is debating whether to return to Papua New Guinea or not. It is relatable since they are all missing her mother that loved living there. Ben is your perfect Romeo; handsomely built, successful, caring and kind. I think the entire book is revolving around Bens efforts of dating Joss and that is really sweet. This book is a light read and I swear the attentiveness of every characters towards each other will touch your heart. You could see the love between the family, friends and a lover all in such a short book which is really good. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a light, relaxing and romantic read all in one book.
RozzieReview4You More than 1 year ago
A sweet and pure romantic read about a woman and her sister as they start over in America after a family tragedy. Joss struggles with her mother's death and after being back in the United States she learns very quickly not all men can be trusted. Her friend invites her to a party at her brother's house and that's how she meets Ben. Ben will do anything to regain Joss's trust. I really like how he had to work for her affection and it wasn't just an instant happily ever after type of book. This is for anyone who loves sweet romance and not a smut read. You feel for the characters and you develop a relationship with them that makes you root for them. This is a really great pure type of romance. I adore this book and I feel like it's something I would pick up off the shelf at the store just randomly walking by. This was a pretty quick read and it's something I would definitely read for a quick summer read on the weekend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a very pleasant romance book to read. Joss Palmateer grew up in Papua, New Guinea in a mission. She is now back in the United States but uncertain of her future. Her mother's unexpected death has been difficult but she still has her sister, Laura, and Father to think of. Should she return to Papua, New Guinea to a life she knew and escape her problems or take a teaching job. Meeting Ben Montgomery has threw even more uncertainty her way as sparks fly. Ben is frustrated because is attempts to date an intriguing Joss are rejected. Will a wondering pigeon, Ben as named Charlie, and the origami that Ben loves to do be the key to Joss's heart? This book was a wonderful read to relax to. There were no slow spots to bog me down and the characters were interesting. I encourage you to read this story and take some time to unwind.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that PAPER LOVE by Aubrey Wynne is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
momisreading More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this sweet romance. The characters were well developed. I felt like I got to know Joss and Ben and was really rooting for them. Ben really had to work to get Joss’ attention. I loved the thought he put into all the things he did for her. And I loved the ending!! There were some unique aspects to the story. They added something special and fun. Everyone needs someone to talk to, and it was so cute that Ben’s someone was a pigeon. The way he cared for the stray pigeon really said a lot about him. I also liked his origami hobby. I wish I could see all that he made. I really want to try it now. I really like Aubrey Wynne’s style of writing. She always leaves me with a good feeling. I look forward to seeing what she writes next. I received a complimentary copy of the book. I have given my honest opinion.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
What a pleasant surprise to discover that this story was loosely based on a true story! I don't know what it is, but I love fictional stories based on real events or on true life, but I need that one word--fiction--to truly enjoy it. Joss grew up in a tropical location and seems to be having a bit of trouble adjusting to life in the States. She comes across as quite timid, yet has no trouble shooting down the advances of popular playboy, Ben, her friend's brother. Ben has a penchant for origami and a stray pigeon, that he loves to talk to, and is bound and determined to win the heart of Joss. This is a sweet and gentle love story, and while I would have loved it to be longer, it is developed enough to show the growth of characters, as well as a vivid plot. I enjoy romances that aren't easy to achieve, but don't overwhelm me with all the bad luck in the world. This is the perfect mix of anguish, longing, patience, and love, and is told in a way that brings the reader into the world of these characters. Not too long, it's a great book to read in a day, when a brain candy mood strikes. Content: mild romance *I received a copy through eBooks for Review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
L_Lindsey More than 1 year ago
Paper Love was truly delightful. Despite its short length, the story was delivered with depth and creativity. I was impressed with how quickly the story began. Aubrey developed each character right from the start rather than dragging it out. Those same characters were real and grew. I loved Joss and Ben’s romance. It symbolized what creates real love- time and attention. Wonderful sweet and short read that leaves you completely satisfied.
DMGP More than 1 year ago
My first thought after completing this book was "how totally romantic can you get?" This story oozes of romance and love throughout. And, what I like even better is learning from the author's notes that it was all based on real events from people she knows! Joss Palmateer grew up on the mission field and now that's she's back in the United States, is experiencing some huge life adjustments, especially after the death of her mother. Love is the last thing on her mind. Ben Montgomery meets Joss through his sister and is immediately interested in her. However, he sees her continued refusals to date him as a challenge to pursue her more. And, the more he pursues her, the more he grows to like and eventually love her. I also loved Ben's sisters and their brutal honesty with him. Such a great family and his reaction is something we can all learn from. Instead of getting mad, he chose to change and improve himself. Great life lessons. The story is completely standalone and the author explains at the end what was based on reality and what she made up for the story. Romance - PG - some kisses Language - PG / clean My rating - 5 stars
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
PAPER LOVE was such a sweet, heartfelt, lovable story! The romance was a slow-build, the characters were fully fleshed, and there were moments of heart, friendship, and family woven throughout. A delightful read for sweet romance readers! The author did a great job of mixing the moments of heartbreak with humor and romance. I loved the way the story developed and I adored Ben who would face one of his major fears for something that Joss wants to experience. I loved how he wanted to understood her and how he grew to. I especially loved the ending! In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. Sweet, with all the feels, and a happily-ever-after ending. Content: Clean Source: Received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I found this story to be sweet and cute. I loved that it is based on a real-life couple and their relationship. Ben's popularity makes him come off as a flirt and a player, (which isn't my favorite) but when he finds what he's looking for in Joss, he is single-minded and determined to build a friendship and more with her. She is wary of men since her last boyfriend cheated on her, and really puts Ben in his place without being mean- just lets him know she's not interested in someone with his reputation. His sister is Joss's best friend and brings humor to the dialogue as she does her best to not get caught in the middle while still being loyal to both. She plays an important role in helping both Ben and Joss realize important things about each other and themselves. I liked the message of not letting a bad experience prevent you from living life, but to learn from it and give love another chance. (I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher; all opinions in this review are my own)