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Athica Lane

(Carpino #3)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  2,978 ratings  ·  305 reviews
Cam Montgomery is a single full-time dad who knows his priorities: his kids, his job, his team, his business. Dealing with his disaster of an ex-wife is bad enough, not to mention delinquent football players and a meddlesome mother. Cam doesn’t have the luxury of time for anything more, especially a relationship. Even if it is Paige Carpino—smart and sweet but at every tur ...more
Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Brynne Asher
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Athica Lane is book three in the Carpino series by Brynne Asher. This is only my second book by Brynne and I have not read any of the previous books in this series. You can easily read this as a stand alone although I am asking myself WHY OH WHY have I not read this series! This book gets ALL the stars! My life has revolved around Athica Lane the last couple of days and the hero I am going to tell you about has become my newest obsession!

Campbell (Cam) Montgomery is otherwise known as the footba
Stacey is Sassy
It’s one of THOSE books…

You know the books where you forgo eating and sleeping to just read one more chapter? Athica Lane is one of those book. One negative (POSITIVE) of my kindle is the ability to be able to read without having a light on. So when hubby does his usual - tuck me into bed before he goes back to work a bit more - routine, instead of going to sleep like a good girl, I turned that sucker back on and kept reading. Now I’ve finished Athica Lane, I'm tired and kind of sad that I rushe
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - 3rd in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 5 stars


Ah, I loved this book. And again, as I said with book 1 and 2, the characters in this book, wer
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a cute, funny, and sexy read! I found it by looking in the lists on GR for books similar to Kristen Ashley. I am definitely a KA fan, but none of her books that I haven't read sounded all that appealing at the moment and I was in the mood for the family oriented, alpha H, and sweet h type story -- and I got it! I was happy I tried it, because it was just what I was looking for. That being said, it did have some things that I had issues with to make it a 4 star r
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 (my favorite book of 2015) stars

From the opening paragraph to the very last page, I was immersed in the world of Cam and Paige. It was a wonderful world to be in, a world I didn't want to leave, and a world I will be revisiting many times.

It takes a lot for me to add a book to my favorites shelf. It has to be something special. It has to be a book I will want to reread many times. I have to fall in love with the Hero. It has to be MY perfect book. I added Athica Lane to that shelf.

I enjoyed
• Jodi Bibliophile •
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You know when you’ve been on one of the best adventures of your life and then it’s the end and you don’t know whether to smile because you are so happy or cry because it’s all over.

Well I’m doing a little bit of both. I’m smiling so wide my checks hurt and I’m crying so much I can barely see through my fucking tears!

Why does saying goodbye to fucking characters hurt so fucking bad!

My heart is hurting right now and I feel completely fucking lost.

There are so fucking amazing books out there an
There were so many things to like in Brynne Asher's Athica Lane that it pains me to give a low rating. Let's start with the good. This author was really, really funny. The first person pov of the h was hilarious. The H was not as interesting and certainly not as likable.

When 26 year old caterer and blogger Paige Carpino looks at divorced father of two Cam "big brick wall" Montgomery, she swoons not at his hard pecs, his piercing blue eyes or his tight butt. No, her mouth waters at his...goatee?!
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Paige Carpino was having an okay day until some asshole bumps into her and spills his soda all over her shirt and then doesn't even apologize. After telling the guy off, she leaves and goes about her day, doing her best to forget about the crazy hot jerk. She never expected to see him again, and definitely not at her sister's front door to pick up his two kids that Paige was watching.

Cam Montgomery never though he would see the sassy woman that told him off again, and especially not with his ki
Brynne Asher
May 20, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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After what seems like a long time in the making, I'm excited to finally give you Cam and Paige. They've been in my head for a while, I hope you love them as much as I do. I have a deep affection for secondary characters and Athica Lane is rich with them. You'll get to know many Carpino's further, as well as the Montgomery's. Rosa is back and there's even a cat named after a dead cowboy. I hope to make you smile, tug at your heart, maybe cringe and if you fidget, all the better.

As always, happy
McGee Magoo
Arc offered in exchange for an honest review
Review originally posted on Alleskelle Blogs.

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4.5 STARS!

When hot, single dad, Cam Montgomery gets a taste of Paige Carpino, his busy and complicated life takes on a whole new sweet and spicy flavor. But can the sweetness he craves withstand the bitterness of past heartache and current chaos swirling around them? One thing is for sure, if anyone can make Cam's life fun and delicious again, it's this petite, sw
So when I found out about this book and that it was being released at the end of September and I wanted it now. I felt like

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Not ony did I WANT IT BUT I NEEDED IT AND I CRAVED IT. So the cheeky monkey that I am. I asked Ms. Asher if I could have a copy and she said

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So I got my happy dance on

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But I had to wait a whole week. I was in pain. PAIN! But then on Saturday I received it and COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN. Unfortunately RL got in the way. Boo!
Chantal ❤️
Oh god was this book long for nothing!!! Literally no reason. The story is actually really good but Holy crap the OW drama and her OM drama was just not working here.
Lots of Angst loads of drama and the kids from the children of the corn! Creepy how perfect they are here. I have to say I have awesome kids and they don't always get along. That's just weird! Yikes!
Ok but all that aside I enjoyed the book just I would not read it again.
The sex was hot for sure. His on off routine had me blinking.
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Kristen Ashley fans!!!!
Recommended to ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ by: Lori K
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5 All Alpha Stars!

Paige Carpino is the “baby” of the Carpino Clan. Paige is awesome, I loved her character, she’s fun, honest, outgoing, and has a beautiful heart. Drifting after college and working at the family law firm she finally finds her calling in catering and food blogging.

Cam Montgomery is all A.L.P.H.A. He’s a former high school and college star football player who went on to become a high
Ivy Deluca
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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- The Carpinos get better and better : I’ve enjoyed the earlier books in the series and seeing that Paige was the heroine for this book certainly drew me in. The Carpinos are a slightly crazy but fun, loving family who step up and protect their own and nowhere does that shine through as well as it does here. Ms. Asher has managed to grow as an author which each book and I’m excited to see what she has in store for the Carpinos, beca
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Brynne Asher has climbed to the top of my favorite authors. She writes
heroes that just steal my heart and never give it back. I adored Jude
in Overflow and Tony is like in my top five book boyfriends ever from A
Beautiful Life. Then she drenched me in Dr. Pepper introducing me to
all that is Cam Montgomery. Thi
Liv ☾
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, read-again

☾This book was actually insane! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time because of Brian and was completely tricked at the end, I'm still not over it.

☾The story centers around a single dad named Cam, with two adorable children named Jordy and Cara. Cam is very closed off, "grumpy" as Paige would say, and dedicated to his children. He meets Paige when they bump into each other - literally and he spills Dr. Pepper on her white shirt ;)

☾Fast forward to a few days later, it turns out

I loved this last book of the series! I'm hoping it isn't the last book, but looking at the published date I'm afraid it is. I cried the most reading this book out of all the three in the series. I thought Cam was the perfect foil for Paige. And Cam's two kids, Jordy and Cara, were wonderful. We get to see many characters from the previous books like Rosa, the Carpino family along meeting Cam's family which rivals the Carpinos but are in Texas. It would've been nice if Cam had mo
I first read this book back when it was still young and I loved it so very much. I instantly became a fan of Brynne Asher’s work. After rereading it I realized that I don’t just love it I ABSOLUTELY love it. It’s one of the best romances I’ve ever read and will ride the top of my favorites list forever.

The dynamics between Cam and Paige is exactly what I look for in every book I pick up. I want the spark that can look like antagonism but that only the reader recognizes as chemistry. I hunger fo
Mindy Lou's Book Review
So incredibly good! I loved that this author gave us quality time with this couple together. Very little was spent apart. I really enjoy seeing a couple be a couple and not have a push and pull for the whole story.

Cam is going onto my favorite Alpha list. He's a single dad and that's just hot how good he was to his kids. He was dominant but not overly so. He took the care of Paige and the kids seriously.

Paige is also one of my favorite heroines. She was sweet but sassy and genuinely liked ever
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Lea ★
This is my first book by Brynne Asher and I loved it!
I haven't read first two books in the series, but I was able to connect all the pieces together since this can be read as a standalone.
I highly recommend it!
Dilek VT
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
10/01/2015 --

So, I read the blurb on this one and it appealed to me. I'd read some comments that this author is "very KA like." Not always a selling point. If she writes characters that I like, if she can tell a simple story with enough logical detail to keep me engaged, if she can incorporates children, pets, or "down to earth" people I can think about, I'm all in. However, if she writes a paragraph that is circular, says nothing and makes the characters spouting the tripe sound stupid [even i
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I beta read this one and freaking adored it. The Carpino Series is at the top of my favorite series list. I was excited to get Paige's story and Cam was the perfect grumpy alpha male. He definitely went overboard with his alphaness a couple of times but that's never bothered me, and he just made you forgive him in the end. I loved how Paige handled his kids, well all the kids really. She gets saint status just for her willingness to pitch in for her family. She was rewarded for it in the end. I ...more
3.5 Stars

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either. I loved book 2 but this was just okay for me. Personally, I didn't really like how high-handed the H was with the h. He bossed her around and whatnot which was supposed to be all "alpha" but it was just annoying. The biggest issue I had was the h being a virgin. She was 26 years old and a virgin for no other reason than she had not found anyone to give it to. I hate it when authors pair an experienced man with a virgin h, bugs me so much. So
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this easy steamy sweet read.. with big and loud families, kids, a teeny touch of angst, a super sweet H and total alpha/sometimes asshole H. The writing style was very Kristen Ashley-ish. If your a fan of KA you know how her H's are always growly and speak it very short sentences..... Cam is just the same. An wowza is he HAWT. Yep, this was a good one. I had a big smile on my face most of the time and I liked the little bit of suspense Brynne Asher added to the story with some cra ...more
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Book Facts: Athica Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Part of a Series/Installment: (view spoiler)
Standalone/Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
M/F-M/M-M/M/F-etc: (view spoiler)
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)
Amount of Sex in The Book 1-10: (view spoiler)
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This series has got better and better. All of the little things that just prevented the first two in the series from being great were fixed in this, it was a bloody fab read that I struggled to put down.

This is Paige' s story. She's the talented cook who has never had a serious boyfriend. She's suffering from a severe case of dadmiration (love it!) after swooning after her sister's neighbour, Cam and his kids. So we got a great love-hate, turning quickly to chemistry with some lovely tingly roma
Angie H.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I truly love this series! Hmm ... I think this may be my favorite though. Cam and his goatee was just yummy!
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Here’s Why I Loved This Book . . .

I’m going to just come out and say it . . . Athica Lane, Book #3 is my favorite in the Carpino Series. I loved it! This series just gets better and better. That’s quite an accomplishment because it isn’t always the case when a writer reaches book number three. Where some authors fall short of their goal, Brynne Asher drop kicks this book over the goal posts for a huge win. (Hint – Hot Alpha Male is a football coach. And yes, a drop kick is still a legal maneuv
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Brynne Asher lives in the Midwest with her husband, three children and her perfect dog. When she isn’t creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she's running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys decorating and shopping, and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in “Brynne World" ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s’mores, and a delicious cocktail ...more

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