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When Adam Came to Town

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Temptation moves in next door 

Sylvie Carson has no idea what she's going to do with the rest of her life! Artistically blocked, she hopes a prolonged stay in the seaside village she grew up in will help her get over this hump. But when Adam Hunter moves in next door, things only get more complicated, not less. 

The artist in Sylvie is immediately intrigued
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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★¸. • * ° *  Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★
A great story of small town folk and their everyday life and issues, with a wonderful romance or two.

Sylvie is a very talented artist who has found herself in a rut after her dad's heart attack, and is unable to find it in her heart to paint. She has returned home to the fishing village of Collina to help her brothers with their dad, and try to get her mojo back. So far that plan isn't working.... Then Adam comes to town.
Adam is the new guy in town, he has inherited his Gran's house, which just
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Julie
Mar 07, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Adam Came to Town by Kate Kelly is a September 2013 Harlequin publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Sylvie has returned home from Toronto after her father has a heart attack. She's a famous artist who is creatively blocked and suffering from panic attacks. Adam has just moved to the small town after inheriting his grandmother's home. He plans to renovate the house and is working at the cafe owned by Sylvie's family.
When Sylvie finds
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Kathy Altman
Jun 22, 2014 Kathy Altman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kate Kelly does it again. When Adam Came to Town is inventive, endearing and so engaging you’ll want to start at the beginning and read it all over again. The setting is drool-worthy, the plot chock-full of “whoa, I didn’t see *that* coming”, and the characterization is fabulous. Sylvie and Adam are each complicated and broken and talented and so much more than anyone realizes—including themselves. They’re genuine, and that renders their emotional trials that much more heartrending. Adam especia ...more
Kate Vale
Sep 25, 2013 Kate Vale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being "stuck" and unable to create--be they words or pictures--has to be every artist's nightmare. Such is the dilemma faced by Sylvie, previously known for her paintings, but now struggling with panic attacks and an inability to transfer her thought-images onto canvas.

Further complicating her life is her new neighbor, the secretive Adam, who hides his past from everyone lest they not allow him to live there.

Only when each acknowledges their attraction for each other, and what has been holding t
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Nicole Laverdure
Oct 01, 2013 Nicole Laverdure rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming romance
I read When Adam came to town written by Kate Kelly
It's a charming romance between two tormented young people!
Sylvie is an artist and is blocked, so she decides to return home, to find some inspiration.
But when Sylvie meets newcomer Adam Hunter, she is intrigued by him and her life becomes complicated.This romantic story is well written with real life characters that gets you interested until the end. I suggest this book if you love a story filled with tenderness and passion.
Chi-Chi
Sep 29, 2013 Chi-Chi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The heroine felt completely fake and full of herself, putting herself, her ideas, her talent and her needs ahead of anyone else's.
Adam was slighlty better but most of his character is left unexplored.
What interested me the most, Dusty and Cal's story, was unresolved by the end of the book (sequel bait?).
In the end, I had trouble finishing it, it wasn't really bad but I was bored.
Heather
Sep 16, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the story. It is a real life story. Adam is wonderful and Kate has you captivated from the first page! Can't wait for more. Recommend to all romance readers.
Maria
Sep 30, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely sweet romance to read, this is a recommended book, although it is a little slow for some, I still loved it.
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Kate Kelly has had a love affair with books her entire life. Writing came in fits and starts, and she didn’t take it seriously until her forties. Now she can’t get along without it. She has finaled in the RWA Golden Heart and has been the recipient of the RWA Daphne du Maurier award. She has the good fortune to live on the east coast of Canada with her husband (the children have flown away). She w ...more
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