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Love's Own Reward

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When Charley Carter receives a half-million dollars for rescuing a boy from a burning car, she finds the media frenzy disconcerting and retreats into a self-made protective shell. Hoping to write an expose on this scheming, enigmatic young woman, undercover journalist Jess McMasters instead finds himself succumbing to Charley's beauty, charm, and sincerity.
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Bell Bridge Books (first published September 1st 1992)
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Love's Own Reward is a timeless contemporary romance that had me quickly turning pages as I became engrossed in this couple's story. A horrific accident brings about Jess & Charley's first meeting, though she will not remember that meeting for some time. Afterwards, she is hounded by a sea of reporters, each looking for their next big story and for the moment, she is it. Charley is both a hero and a half million dollars richer - all because of saving a young child from a burning car. Everyon ...more
Cas H.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love's Own Reward by Dana Ransom was a wonderful contemporary romance.

The book opens with Charley driving down the road, on a normal day. She has witnessed thousands of people being cut-off in traffic and very rarely does it turn into an accident. This is one of those rare occasions. Charley witnesses the accident and jumps out of her car to go save the occupants involved. Unfortunately, the car is already smoking. Throwing caution to the wind, Charley finds her way into the car and rescues a li
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Anima
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My copy was given through Netgalley for an honest review. This is the first book I've read from this author and I understand this is her pen name. This was truly a sweet story with an opposites attract sort of vibe and a very happy ending. Charley saves a boy from an accident, that first chapter is very emotional, and a pair of strong arms saves her from death trying to save the others. Having to care for her burned hands by herself is a chore but she's extremely lucky to have help. Her "boyfrie ...more
Christina Reed
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Loves Own Reward by Dana Ransom, Charley risked her life to save a little boy and almost got killed trying to go back for his parents. She didn't know it at the time, but she saved the only grandchild of a rich family. The grandparents of the boy offered Charley a reward and she took it. Jess McMasters was also at the wreck and he was the one who prevented Charley from dying. He is a journalist known for taking the most heart warming thing and bringing out its ugly side in a way that captivat ...more
OutlawPoet
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, But Needs a Little Fun…

In both books and in real life, my favorite part of romance is the laughter. You know…that moment when you look into his eyes and you both laugh out of sheer delight and enjoyment.

Romance should be fun and the fun is the only that's missing from this little book.

I actually liked this book quite a bit. The romance moves from sweet to smoldering and back again. I absolutely loved Charley and Jess and enjoyed their romance. And that's saying a lot because Charley is ki
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Kristine Ruiz
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charley is driving like always and sees cars going all over the place like normal but today there's a crash and she's running to halo those involved. There re flames already on the car when she gets there but it doesn't stop here and she's in the car getting the little boy out, when she gets him to safety she goes back for the parents but the flames are going the she's getting Burnt in the process, them she's pulled away right before the car burst into flames. She's then taken the to hospital an ...more
Jenn Ballmann
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of the book for review through Net Galley, as always, all opinions are my own.

I liked this book, but boy did I want to hit Jess upside the head a few times for his doubts about Charley. She put herself at risk to save a little boy’s life, but rather than see the good in her actions the cynic in Jess convinced him that she was somehow just in it for the money. Knowing this he still pursues a relationship with Charley, in the end, he’s going to sell the story to the papers; that
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Heather Wood
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a lot of dark and heavy stuff, so sometimes I need a lighter read. Something sweet and romantic just like Love’s Own Reward. I’ll admit it, I love the fluff sometimes! There is drama in the book, but not the kind that ties the reader in knots.

I liked the characters. I didn’t think I would connect with Charley, but she grew on me. I liked how she became less of a doormat as the story progressed. Jess was great too and I liked his complexity. He seemed really torn up over his budding feelin
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Jessica Alcazar
*** Copy provided via NetGalley by Bell Bridge Books for an honest review ***

The negative part of my review would be that the book wasn't fun. It was just too serious. Both Jess and Charley could have had a little fun during their romance, but it wasn't written that way. That made it hard for me to stay focused on it. When I read a fictional romance novel, even one with life lessons or heart-wrenching moments, I expect there to be fun moments as well. That's why it's fiction, right? This story w
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Sade
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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The author did an amazing job evoking anxiety during the first chapter. And then from that point I was just angry at Jess. I was angry because this poor girl has never had anything for herself and he's being super selfish. And then you get to the end I was upset that we didn't get to see what happened after things were cleared up. All in all it's nice love story, with some minor drama and a couple of self indulgent men.
Briana Pacheco
I don't know what exactly I'm feeling towards this book but I read it. I wish we could have gotten some good laughs. It was nice.

Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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