Tainted: Lance and Mary

Tainted: Lance and Mary

by Tess Thompson

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940161796689
Publisher: Tess Thompson
Publication date: 11/26/2018
Series: Cliffside Bay Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 19,618
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Tess Thompson writes small town romances and Women's Fiction . She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her blended family of four kids and five cats.

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Tainted: Lance and Mary 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
I loved this series of real people just making their way in the world. Supporting each other as they find their purpose in life and their soulmates.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I have great love for all Tess’s storytelling. Her characters and their stories sweep me away, make me think, make me cry, and make me smile. But Tainted is my favorite. Mary is not the perfect heroine, shes not liked at first as shes rough and a little broken. That made her very relate-able to this reader who needed to see being open to love and some patience from others can bring a person through pain to happiness.
Anonymous 22 days ago
ssrosepetal 23 days ago
I'm an avid book lover at heart so reading this book helped remind me of some of my favorites. When I was younger the book that really made me fall in love with reading was Anne of Green Gables. I loved Anne's spunk and her imagination. I LOVED Gilbert and his love for Anne. The fact that Lance recognized that he's Gilbert made me love him even more (not that I wasn't already in love with him). He was willing to patiently fight for the love that he truly wanted. Mary is definitely a head strong Anne. She didn't think that she was worthy of true love, even with her best friend. This was a great ending to the Dogs. We got to see them all happy, in love, and with families of their own. I also want to thank the author for answering a question I had from Kyle's book. Though this book had some heart-wrenching parts I felt that it really completed the series. Now on to new adventures for these wonderful couples. *I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.*
Boundlessbookreviews 23 days ago
I voluntarily accepted this book in return for an honest review. Lance is upset. All the other Dogs are now married, happy, and starting families, and he is alone and hopelessly in love with a woman that's not available. He should know the problems with that; it had happened before and the reason he came home in the first place. But Mary, damaged, sweet Mary is what he wants. Mary is new to Cliffside Bay, following her father there. She is damaged beyond repair, being cheated on and losing a child will do that to you. Now she has books to hide her grief. Will, one night between them, change them both, and give them a future, or will they stay apart? Let me start by saying I gave this a 5, but it is more of a 10 or even 20. I have fallen in love with his series. Up to this point, we haven't seen much of Lance and Mary. But this book brings them both to light. This book was crazy on my emotions. At times, I found myself mad, at others I was crying ugly tears, and at others, I was deliriously happy. This book was, in my opinion, the best of the series. From the love and drama between Lance and Mary to all the drama and issues that surfaced during this book (sorry, no spoilers from me), I was hooked. I loved it. I just happened across Tess on Facebook, and now she is definitely on my favorite author list. Her writing is amazing. This is the first series I have had the pleasure to read, but I want to read all her works. This story, this series in general, has been one of the best things I have ever read. I'm a reviewer, so I have read many books, so coming from me, this was amazing.
ViperSpaulding 23 days ago
Fantastic finish to this amazing series! Lance is AWESOME! Oh my, where do I start? This book was so wonderful, so full of love and heart and ALL the feels! Lance is the last of the Dogs, the last to find his Wag. Well, he found her alright, but he's got an uphill battle trying to convince her that she's worth loving and that he's worth the risk. Lance is the quintessential Mr. Nice Guy, always falling for the wrong girl or getting friend-zoned right from the start. Mary is the wounded bird, filled with guilt that comes out sideways as spite. One amazing New Year's kiss sends these two hurtling down the path to their HEA at a breakneck speed, while their friends and family just try to survive the whiplash. I loved - loved, loved, loved - the four previous books. Each one is a standalone romance that gives us so much more of all the Cliffside Bay characters. But this one? OMG, it takes everything up a huge notch and gives us a memorable - though at times gut-wrenching and heart-rending - visit with the whole cast of unforgettable characters. Tragedy strikes one couple, heart-stopping suspense stalks another, while miracles abound where you least expect them and Lives. Are. Changed. Throughout it all, the emotions are spilling all over the place as the author reminds us of all the hidden important moments in life, and how nothing should ever be taken for granted. If you get through this book without both an ugly cry and a triumphant dance, you'd better get your heart checked to make sure it's still there. And through it all, Lance loves Mary like no one has ever loved a woman before. And Mary starts to believe that she deserves it. Pure romantic bliss on every single page. I had such a book hangover after reading this one. Now I'm putting all five at the top of my TBR list to binge-read in order. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Lashea677 23 days ago
Cliffside Bay is the place to go when nursing a broken heart, looking for a fresh start or building friendships that last a lifetime. Tess Thompson has quickly become a favorite author of mine. She's not afraid to tell it like it is. Tainted brings hope from tragedy and finds inspiration through despair. Mary and Lance teach a valuable lesson. Life is not dwelling on how many times we get knocked down, but having the courage to get back up and try again. The rain is just a stepping stone to point us in the right direction. Heartbreak is the beginning of something wonderful.