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Waiting for the One

(Harrington, Maine #1)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,947 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Saffron Mills has lived all of her almost thirty years in Harrington, Maine—a small town where fishing is plenty, but available men are far too few. Yet it’s not just her dating dry spell that draws her to recent arrival Logan MacGowan. Tall, dark, and handsome, with emerald-green eyes and an impossibly hot body, Logan is a gorgeous enigma whose silence she takes for indif ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Montlake Romance (first published September 23rd 2012)
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Geri Reads
Apr 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars!

Based on the blurb alone, this has 5-star potential written on it. I mean, a small town girl living in nowhere town befriended and eventually falling in love with the mysterious new guy in town who happens to be a world-famous sculptor running from his life in the spotlight sounds awesome, right?

Well, apparently not.

The first 15% or so was great. The heroine was snarky and the hero, as expected, was dark and brooding. I liked how they came together initially in one of the funnier sce
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Second Read: This was just as good the second time. The only thing I would add to my review is two things: I need to mention how I loved the way Saffron responded to conflict in their relationship. It's the one thing I find lacking in most books. I hate when the heroine doesn't stand up for herself or doesn't call the hero out on his behavior and do it in a mature way. I loved it.

The second thing was the narrator. I loved her. I think she actually enhances this story and that is not something I
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Gio
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Gio by: Mindy Lou's Book Review


Sweet Romance
Hero Is A Recluse Hiding In A Smalltown
Heroine Is A Snarky Friendly Local
Fishing Town With Very Few Romantic Prospects
I Really Loved The Beginning
Around 40% The Heroine Changed From Strong To Insecure
Picks Back Up Around 70% Heroine Becomes Witty And Snarky Again
Strange Love Triangle (view spoiler)
Overall I Enjoyed It

Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Maybe we all deserved the shrimp after all...
I'm a big L.A. Fiore fan, she always gives me 'extra' and does it with 'hidden gems' that keep me up all night because I can't stop reading. This author's gift is taking my fave genre and adding some 'extra spicy' and some 'spectacular suspense' that gives my mind a workout as I try to unravel the clues that I know will end in a surprising conclusion.

I really enjoyed Saffron's quirky personality and sense of humor; and I especially liked her friends.
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Petra
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'd like to start this review by stating that I loved this author's Beautifully Damaged series.
As far as Waiting for the One is concerned, I should have thrown in the towel when I struggled to get through this and still had 2.5 hours of listening left. Ah, hindsight.
This actually started off in a very promising manner, but once the female and male lead started talking to each other (after maybe 15 or 20%), it went downhill quickly, and unfortunately, it continued to do so till the end.
I think I
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Amy
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

What an excellent read! I fell in love with the story line almost instantly.The idea of a small fishing town where young available men, were few and far between was very intriguing. I just had to find out more. I just adored Saffron. She was close to her 30th birthday and was looking for the one. But, each guy she ends up dating, ends up being a dud. She is just about to give up her search, until one encounter with Logan, changes everything. Logan is tall, dark, and hands
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Maria11
Just a tad unrealistic

I liked the story, but it all was just unrealistic. I never really felt the connection between Logan and Saffron. I was right along with the tabloids in what would he see in her? Plus she was a bartender that after she met Logan never went to work and could afford a house. She took extended breaks from work too.

Good storyline, but I guess in fiction land anything is possible.
Jacqueline
Dnf 42%

This started really well with her quirkyness and his strong and silent hotness but they got together super fast and it's been dramarama all the way since. I'm not interested enough to read any more and the drama feels forced to me. Shame but there you go.
Juanita
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audios
3 it was ok stars
Beth
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 Swordfish Stars
OR
4.25 Undercover Stars



Ever think you see someone famous in a crowd? Like..."Ooo..is that _____?" That might actually happen to you if you live in a NYC but out here in The Suburbs, Tx, that rarely happens. This book will give you hope of seeing a David Gandy at the Piggly Wiggly. It could happen.

Saffron (great name) lives a small town. She bartends. She is involved in the community. She has great friends. What she doesn't have is a lot of dates. Even though she lives by the
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

1.5 to 2 not so much stars!


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Montlake via NetGalley

I loved Beautifully Damaged and Beautifully Forgotten so I jumped at the chance to read this book and I have to admit I was sadly disappointed with it. It was to perfectly clean cut and missed some oomph from the story. It was also another story about a woman who has insecurities and instead of talking chooses to run away instead. As most of you know lately this theme is NOT my favorite and its so tireso
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Christine
DNF at 65%

This is my opinion and why it did not work for me.

The narrator Cris Dukehart was awful. Almost whiny in the end.

I tried and I mean TRIED to like this story,but this characters were idiots. The heroine is almost 30 years old and she is all over the place with her thoughts.

The heroine jumps to conclusions which I don't mind in stories, but it is the way she handles them. She acts like she is in HS. The way she handled the situation in the restaurant when she thought the hero was with an
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Sheyla ✎
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it


Saffron Mills works at her friend's Tommy Tucker's bar. She enjoys being a bartender. Her parents moved to Florida and they are not supportive of her life's choices. She lives in small town in Maine where the dating pool is really small. Her choices are limited. The only guy who catches her eye is Logan Macgowan a taciturn man who recently moved into town. He looks shaggy but she is attracted to his silence. Every time he comes into the bar she tries to get him to talk to her or at least elicit
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Paige
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arcs
I first read L.A Fiore's Beautifully Damaged series and loved them so when I saw this book and read the blurb I knew I had to read it.

I was immediately drawn into Saffron's life. The writing was phenomenal. I was completely and utterly engaged in Saffron's tale. She was caring and nurturing and absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud a lot during this book. I adored the challenge she faced with Logan when she first met him. L.A was a genius in creating this unique plot as it led to so many gre
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Three Chicks
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Review by Natasha Gentile

I Loved the beginning this story. I thought it was quirky.

Saffron Mills has lived all of her almost thirty years in Harrington, Maine—a small town where fishing is plenty, but available men are far too few.

Saffron is a little different, she is funny, she is loving and she really made me want her to fall in love. Enter Logan MacGowan.

Tall, dark, and handsome, with emerald-green eyes and an impossibly hot body, Logan is a gorgeous enigma whose silence she takes
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Kristiej
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I could just say I ADORE this author and you have to read this book, but if I were to post this on Amazon, I myself would mark it as NOT helpful so I will go on.

I ADORE this author and you have to read all her books.

Hah, hah, me being funny on a day a work where I have no work to keep me busy.

So that bit of silliness out of the way, Saffron Mills is just about one of the best darn heroines I’ve read. I’ve come to really appreciate how very well Ms. Fiore writes her female leads and this is her
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
July 2017 -- 2 Stars

So, I stopped reading this one at 60%. It just didn't pull me in and keep me engaged. It had its moments and so I kept plugging away, but pssss .. ssss .. ttt.

Have you seen those movies where you see a leaf blowing between scenes .. [float . float . float]. The transition between scenes, the depth of the characters and their interactions with each other was lacking.

So, it lost me. I require well drawn characters with depth and logical interactions. So, I'm out. I may try anot
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Angie
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
First 25% was good then it went MEH!
Lynne
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A famous, quiet and reclusive artist is looking for an escape from the world that knows him as David Cambre. Saffron Mills is just waiting for “the one” to finally get his head out of his butt and land on her doorstep already. Living in Harrington, Maine her whole life, Saffron is finally looking for that guy to start the next journey of her life with. For a while now, she has always had her eye on Logan MacGowan. The new mysterious guy in town, but his wall is so high up its ridiculous. Logan n ...more
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
<< 3.75 Stars >>

If you’re looking for quirky, fun characters and a sweet HEA, then you’ve found the right book. Saffron is a small town girl who hasn’t had a date in uhhhh, like forever? After a point, you sort of stop counting, right? Anyway, her pickings are slim after she takes into account the male + single + DECENT PERSON calculation. She’s super attracted to Logan, but he won’t talk to her. He’s been in town for six months, he talks to other people, but he won’t. speak. to. Saf
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*P
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
3 "So Close" Stars

This book had a great premise with an almost thirty year old looking for love in her tiny town. The problem is most town members are old enough to be her grandparents. There was a new guy in town, Logan, but he has never even said one word to her despite her attempts to get him to talk.

Logan has secrets but despite this he is interested in Saffron and once her pursues her she is more than ready. The problem is his secret comes out and along with it there is now unwanted attenti
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Jessica
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow!! Logan and Saffron are the ultimate love story!

So I started this a long time ago and life got in the way of me finishing it as quickly as I wanted to but I always thought about it and always read a little more here and there. Logan is a beautiful man that stole my heart from the first glimpse of him in that bar. Saffron is one of my favorites. She's funny and passionate but she has a heart of gold.
The banter between these two adds a tension you can't help but hold onto and when they finally
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Nikki Thompson
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Why haven't more people read this book? This is everything cont. romance should be. Saffron was sassy,smart, and loving. Logan! Holy moly I love that man. It had just the right amount of funny and heat. There was a dramatic element that emerged towards that I wasn't expecting. I loved this story big time.
Jennie
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!! Good story, lovely characters, great lines. Funny, interesting, sad. A really well written, long, complete novel. This author is one of my favourites. Lovely to read a novel that has obviously been proofread and edited by professionals. So nice to read and get immersed in a story and not be distracted by mistakes.
OpenBookSociety.com
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Waiting for the One
Harrington, Maine, Book #1
By L.A. Fiore
ISBN# 9781477829295
Author’s Website: https://www.lafiorepublishing.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi


Saffron Mills has lived her life in small-town Harrington, Maine. Nothing interesting ever happens in Harrington and everybody knows everyone else’s business almost the moment it happens. Saffron’s parents are ones that should have never reproduced and barely make time for a once a month phone
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Daisy
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Enjoyed it. Light and easy read.
zeliz
Dec 27, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Im hopeing this one will be back up on amazon. im seeing Beautifully Damaged is back up. Only wished i bought this one while i bought Just Me.

why does my mind keep on bringing me back here
Keelie
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hands down one of the best books I have read all year! Such a great read.
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Mar 14, 2015 marked it as to-read
ARC provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Brandy
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've officially got a book crush: Logan MacGowan. *swoon* He's perfect, so that confirms this is a work of fiction. ;)
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