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One Summer (Shelter Bay #2)

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When former U.S. Marine photojournalist Gabriel St. James arrives in Shelter Bay to help out a fellow Marine, the last thing he expects is to meet a woman like Charity. A veterinarian with a past that would have defeated a less resilient woman, Charity still possesses a heart as generous as her name. She's known men like Gabe before-but with a shared attraction impossible ...more
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Published July 1st 2011 by Signet Book
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Saly
I enjoyed another Shelter Bay story. Charity meets Gabriel St James while he is taking wedding photographs at his buddy Cole's wedding, she finds him attractive but he's leaving.

She later finds out through friends that Gabe is an ex-marine award winning war photojournalist. Charity moved to town almost two years ago after she called of her high-profile wedding. She has been busy setting up her veterinarian practice and shelter and is a pro in making people adopt pets. She hasn't dated at all. Sh
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Holly
I really enjoyed returning to Shelter Bay. What can I say, I love these small town romances, and Ross really excels are writing them.
Book Binge
I'm such a ho for JoAnn Ross. She's one who can go from the sweet, small town romance to the alpha military hero without blinking an eye. I know that a lot of people didn't absolutely love her High Risk series, but I admit to lapping them up like a slobbering drunk.

I have to say, though, I do love the way Ross writes small town. Smart people, just a teeny tiny bit of the crazy in them, and lots of friendship and love to go around. The secondary characters were terrific, adding all the support to
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SheLove2Read
Oct 19, 2014 SheLove2Read marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I love Ross's older work but I think I've just outgrown the small town kitsch she seems to be writing these days. Still a fantastic author - this book just didn't work for me.
Julie Barrett
One Summer A Shelter Bay Novel by Joann Ross
Charity is starting over again after walking away from Ethan before they married. She's a veterinarian in Shelter Bay, Oregon.
Gabriel St. James is back in town after going across the US taking pictures for a job. He's traveled easily in the pull behind the truck mobile home. He's a world famous photographer and also an ex Marine.
There are other subplots with Charity's mother and others in town. Also Johnny and his sister Angel who are once again at a f
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Serena
Really great book! As good as the first one in the series. Now I can't wait for the next one. This book as a little slower pass then the books I have been reading lately but one you get into it, the slower pace gives you time to get to know Gade and Charity. They are great together and handle each other well. I love that they call the rescued dog mutt almost the hole book. I wanted that to be his name but they do name him close to the end. They ending is heart warming and just fills you with the ...more
Cecil
Aug 15, 2014 Cecil rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes animals, a good life story and romantic romance.
Recommended to Cecil by: Found it at a thrift shop
Shelves: romance
Creo que jamás había leído un libro tan bueno como One Summer... el personaje que la autora la da a Charity (Caridad en español) es un personaje femenino completamente diferente al que leemos en demás historias; es fuerte, independiente y feliz. A pesar de haber tenido un pasado lejos de ser el mejor pasado, Charity sigue sonriendo y haciendo lo que ama. Gabriel, por otra parte, es un polo opuesto a ella, tiene dificultad creando lazos personales dando resultado a su negación por sentir algo más ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Aubrey
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

One Summer is the second novel in JoAnn Ross’ Shelter Bay series. Gabe, is an ex-Marine who is now a photojournalist. He is in Shelter Bay to shoot the wedding of his fellow Marine. He never intends to meet a woman let alone fall in love with one. Charity, is a newcomer to Shelter Bay. She left her ex-fiancé at the alter and moved across the country to start a new life.

Neither one is really open to love but sometimes you have to ope
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Lori
I do love the way Ross writes small town. Smart people, just a teeny tiny bit crazy, a crusty hero with a marshmallow center, and a competent, smart, sexy heroine. Full review to come.
Regan
What a fantastic read. You do not want to miss this one.
JoAnne
Shelter Bay #2

Gabe came to Shelter Bay to take photos at Cole Douchett's wedding. They were in the Marines together. Gabe became famous for the photos he took during his deployments in war torn countries. Now that he is out of the service, he is touring the US taking photos in every state.
He meets a beautiful woman at the reception but doesn't get her name. But he doesn't have time for women. As he is heading out of town, a van throws a dog out and then drags it underneath the van for a bit. Gab
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Bookaholics
One Summer by JoAnn Ross
Contemporary Romance - July 5th, 2011
4 stars

Charity Tiernan left Chicago behind for cozy, sleepy Shelter Bay. There she bought an old Victorian house and turned it into a shelter and animal clinic. Working with animals and living a less stressful lifestyle, she is rethinking her dating policy when she meets the sexy, brooding Gabriel St. James. A Pulitzer winning photographer and an ex-Marine, Gabriel resigned from the army to live an unplanned life. Now he enjoys driving
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Michelle
This was a light, very sweet contemporary romance. I’ve really enjoyed the Shelter Bay series from the beginning and even if you have not started from the beginning, you can read this on its own; you’ll just want some character background by reading the others in the series.

One Summer is the story of Marine photojournalist Gabriel who is traveling the United States to capture the US thru his camera lens. While on a stop in Shelter Bay to help out a friend he meets local veterinarian Charity. Eve
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Lee Ann
Looking back at my reviews, I think this is the first 5 star rating I've given one of JoAnn's books. I love all her writing, but One Summer just hit all my soft spots and made me laugh and cry...and get really hungry from all the cupcakes!

Ex-Marine and photojournalist Gabriel St. James is just in Shelter Bay as a favor to a friend...why else would a notoriously reclusive guy famed for his photos of the horror of war agree to to take wedding pictures? He's just stopping by, snapping a few pics, a
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Kimberly
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

Gabriel St. James’s life has been somewhat nomadic ever since leaving the Marines. The handsome photographer travels the country, never staying in one place too long, never letting anything – or anyone – tie him down. But all that changes when he comes to the small town of Shelter Bay, Oregon to take pictures at a friend’s wedding. Fate takes charge and sends Gabe into the path of veterinarian Charity Tiernan.
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Monique Menard
Personally, I thought this book had been the best book I have ever read. It got attached to this book right away, to the point where it was impossible to put down.
The character that I liked the most was the main character named Charity. She's a Veterinarian that is single but very strong willed. She has a big heart and has been through a lot. She explains how hard she has to work to get her spot. During this story she meets a young marine named Gabe and they automatically hit it off. they star
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Michelle
This is the second book in the Shelter Bay series and I loved it. The first one was almost too tame and lazily written - nothing real emotional or romantic about it other than Sax's charm. It almost seems like a different JoAnn Ross wrote this book! The first book had very tame dialogue and maybe one short sex scene. This book had sexy dialogue, hot romance and even some rough language.

I was hooked on the characters in this book from the beginning. Charity and Gabe were written so well. I'm a s
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Pat
Jul 09, 2011 Pat rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who like's romance
Recommended to Pat by: I enjoy reading Joann Ross
The first part of this novel left me confused, I had to double check this was Joann Ross! There was a burst of characters, all very interesting, but I couldn't quite fit them in the story.Once Gabe and Charity were introduced, it became more clear.
The interactions of the dogs, and the children, and the heartbreaking story of Johnny and Angel quickly made up for a slow start, at least for me. The romance between Charity and Gabe seemed very real. Who doesn't think at one time or another you can d
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Ada Iaboni
Too many things were left unsaid, which made it hard for me to grasp why some of the decision were made as they were. The attachments we are asked to believe, were not defined and the conclusion was too fast and furious to be believed. Easy read, good story, but unemotional.
Adella Cortes
I give it an "A"

This second novel in the Shelter Bay series was acceptable. I liked it a lot better than the first book. Even though, there could be more to the characters, as in dialogue and friendships, I was pleasantly surprised by how the story line went.
Barb
Such a good story. Charity is a veterinarian that picked up and moved to Oregon after nearly leaving her groom at the alter. Shelter Bay was the only place that felt like home while she moved around with her mother from husband to husband. Gabe was a quiet ex-marine photographer taking pictures at a friend's wedding when they met. He rescued a tiny dog thrown out of a moving vehicle with the help of Charity. They worked together at a summer camp that reunited siblings separated by the foster car ...more
Kathleen Freeman
Found a new series to enjoy...I always enjoy the "next" book in the series when it starts out in an event from the previous book...
Brianne
I really liked this entry into the Shelter Bay series, but then I like Ross' work in general. There was a lot going on in this book, especially with the secondary characters and soem definite set up for the next 2 books (at least) I liked that, becuase this series is as much about the setting and the small town community as the characters, However, people who like the bulk of the focus to be on the h/h may be a little disappointed.

I would have liked to see a little more of the development of the
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♥ Nell ♥
A good romance. I especially liked the side story about Johnny and Angel. Glad they got their happy ending.
Jill
I'm at the beach, it was time for a beach read!
Nina Draganova
Това е точно плажен роман,лек и приятен.
Sharon
Jul 08, 2011 Sharon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sharon by: schofield726@comcast.net
JoAnn Ross is one of my favorite authors and I could not wait to read this next book in her Shelter Bay series. ONE SUMMER did not disappoint. It was just as wonderful as I expected it to be. I could not put it down and actually read it in one day. So glad that I was on vacation!! I truly enjoy reading a book that has likeable characters, a little mystery, some drama, a wonderful love story and, in the end, a happily-ever-after. Can't wait for the next book in this series, On Lavendar Lane.

Than
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Christine
predictable and easy To read
Okie
This is a great series for the romance readers out there. This book features a different couple than the first, and I am sure this is the way the series will proceed. Some events from the previous book are referred to, but you don't really miss out on much if you read them independently. Any events or characters mentioned in the previous book are incidental to the plot, and pretty much re-capped for the reader, albeit briefly. The sex scenes are detailed, but don't seem as numerous as some other ...more
Joy Carter
Another enjoyable novel about Shelter Bay and it's inhabitants. Great story about changing your life for those you love.
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New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross has written around a hundred novels for a bunch of publishers. Two of her titles have been excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine and her books have also been published by the Doubleday, Rhapsody, Literary Guild, and Mystery Guild book clubs.

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