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After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker's Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa's heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he ...more
Kindle Edition, 115 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by The Wild Rose Press
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Laura of Lurking
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on LauraofLurking

Strong language: Some, mild
Drugs: None
Violence: None
Sexual content: Yes

I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an unbiased review

Willa, a woman recently separated from her partner, is sent to tend her Aunt Jenna's bookshop after the woman has disappeared. She has been there five weeks, not discovering much, except police are slobs when it comes to searching for evidence and learning her way around the shop. When a change crashes on her doo
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I was sucked into this fantasy romance from the first page. I loved the mystery and the connection between the hero Lon and the heroine Willa. From the moment the sexy and wet from head to toe Lon knocked on Willa’s door at 3am she was enthralled by his masculine and mysterious presence. I admit I was pretty smitten right along with her. I really thought that Wi
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Overall Rating: 3 to 3.5 Rockin’ ★★★☆

Prepare yourself to be entertained as you read this great story. As I read this book, I was reminded of Cinderella, her evil step-mother and two sisters. This book has so many elements running through it that you will need your imagination to follow all the amazing action taking place. The biggest question is “Who is Aunt Jenny” and where did she go?

Willow is running and living at her aunt’s bookstore hoping that her aunt will return. Willow’s mother sent he
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C.J. Burright
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved J.C.’s description of water sprites – a refreshing supernatural character I wouldn’t mind seeing more of. Lon was interesting, confined to appearing in human form only during storms, and I enjoyed his background. The problem with short stories is there’s a limited time for characterization and the romantic chase, which I personally look forward to. Add in the mystery of a missing aunt, and there’s a lot of ground to cover. I wanted to slap some self-esteem into Willa more than once, I ad ...more
Monique
Review written: March 5, 2017
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼

This book was received free via the author for an honest review and reviewed for My Book Addiction Reviews, where my full review is not yet up.

The Shucker's Booktique is a suspenseful paranormal romance with a new and interesting twist in the form of a Tempest, or water sprite.

Willa was a bit of a Cinderella character, what with her family and fiancé treating her so badly. But she grew a spine, loves her aunt, and really com
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Douglas Meeks
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
While I can't say too much about this story without giving it away, I enjoyed it greatly and hope to see a future book soon.

Willa has been put down all her life and little real joy has come her way. She is running the book store because her Aunt Jenny has vanished and her mother is a horrible greedy

One night during a storm Lon appears at her door and her life starts to change and will never be the same.

This is a wonderful story, it is a bit rushed it seems and Willa really needs to get stronger
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Charlotte Copper
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This sweet, short story take place in Lobster Cove, a fictional town and part of a various-author series by The Wild Rose Press.

Straying from the normal paranormal characters, the hero Lon is a Tempest. (Don't know what a Tempest is? Read the book to find out!) Together Lon and our heroine, Willa, face a number of challenges while looking for Willa's missing aunt.

The end-of-the-book-hook is not an OH NO! moment, but is instead a HOPE THIS AUTHOR CONTINUES THE STORY moment.
InD'tale Magazine
Cinderella meets water sprite in this contemporary fairytale!

Read full review in the 2016 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Jo-Ann Carson
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Want a fresh romance that takes place in a small sea-side town, and sweeps you away to another world, filled with passion an mystery? Then this is the short story for you. JC McKenzie skillfully pulls you into a mythical realm you don't want to leave. And the hero is... dangerously handsome.
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Review coming soon to a computer screen near you.

ARC given for my honest review for the Paranormal Romance Guild.
Jackelyn
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really captivating story...definitely left me wanting more! Opened up a new supernatural world that I had never heard about. J.C. McKenzie is an excellent writer.
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Its a sweet short love story and I liked the characters!
I really enjoyed it.
Although I have never read about a Tempest (water sprite)so this
was my first.
Chris Effinger
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fast, fun, sexy read!
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
A lovely short read, gutted by the ending as I need to know more about that ending , what’s going on, but clearly no plans for a sequel yet. I do lo JC and gutted now I’ve read her entire back catalogue I’ve nothing left to devour
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Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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