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Love Always: A Game of Hearts Novel

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Fraternization between guests and employees at the Diamond Isle Resort is against the rules.

However, rules mean nothing when it comes to matters of the heart.

Phillip Warrington is smart, sexy, and goal-oriented. He has always had his life planned out. But none of those plans involved falling for a wildly adventurous employee at the resort. She liberates him in ways he ne
Paperback, 274 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
4.5 stars!

Two of my favourite people and authors writing a book together? Yes, please! I was really excited about this book when I first heard about it! I love both these authors books, so I couldn't wait to read one that they wrote together! I signed up for the Blog Tour as soon as I heard about it and started reading my ARC as soon as I received it! This book was cute! Like, seriously cute! I can't think of a better word to describe it lol! I also wasn't 100% sure what to expect from it after
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
To my dear hopelessly romantic heart,

Oh, be still, my foolish beating heart... I just finished reading a book today. I thought I'd give it a day or two before writing a review, but I realized I couldn't wait another 24 hours to write what I feel. So here it goes...

She was different from all the girls he was accustomed to. She was the sunshine that brightened up his dimly lit world. She crashed and burned and still looked at life in a positive way. She was a spitfire. She was everything he ever
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
Blog Tour Post: The Shadow Realm

This book was amazing! I loved everything about it. The characters, the setting, the storyline. It was so well done, I just couldn't put it down.

The book tells the story of Maggie and Philip, two people who come from completely different worlds. They are polar opposites and yet they are the perfect match. Maggie is a fisherman's daughter with a big heart and even bigger dreams. She is a free spirit who lives for fun and adventure. She wants to sail the seas and se
Cyndi Becker
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Always by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel is a wonderful story about how love, how "first love", inspires a young man to find his independence. On the very first page we meet Phillip Warrington, an eighteen year old soon heading off to college and who thinks of his mom as “Mother” (with a capital M) and his father as,yep, "Father". I think that alone gives the reader a sense of Phillip. He’s a young man raised in a privileged lifestyle, one that isolates him and one that hasn’t given him ...more
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Massive 5 star review

I was gifted an ARC copy of this book via the authors for an honest review.

I’ve read and loved Sonya’s is Six books but to my horror and embarrassment nothing of Candace’s before (that will now be rectified.) So when I saw these two have collaborated I was intrigued to see what they would come up with. l have not been disappointed at all!!

Philip was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a stick up his arse I was desperate to remove by 30% in. Although being brought up wi
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 ‘Meet Me At The Edge Of Summer‘ Stars

I was instantly intrigued with this story just by the synopsis alone.
The first character I was introduced to was the well-mannered, put together Phillip. At first I was thrown off, not because I didn’t like him but simply because he seemed to be very sheltered in his little “silver spoon” world. His days are pre-planned by his mother and whatever mother dearest says, goes. Did I mentioned that he’s 18 years old? No? Okay he’s an 18 year old “silver spoon”
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved.. Such a beautiful story...
Ahhhhh...this story was so sweet and heart warming...
Although there were times in which I wanted to scream at these characters, but watching their journey through life...learning how to finally take control of their own lives was inspirational and totally moving.
Love Always captured me from the beginning as we dive in to Phillip's background and boy was he a case that was in much need of help...and I seriously said I was so happy when Maggie enter
Danielle Young
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a hopeless romantic, there is no denying it and Love Always gave me everything that I thirst for as a romantic. Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel did such an excellent job creating Ed and Hannah, that you couldn't help but fall in love with them.

The story was easy to read and the characters were easy to fall in step with. The story was a little predictable, but sometimes we need predictability in life. But it was still a good story that will make you ooh and ahh.

Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Actual rating 3.5

Love Always was a good read. It started off a bit slow, but it picked up and I breezed through the last half of the book.

To begin with I did consider not finishing this book. Phillip irritated me. I loved Maggie's outlook on life, but Phillip was so weak and gullible. I hated how he let his mother dictate his life and it almost went on slightly too long without change.

Anyway, finally he started to stand up for himself. His letters with Maggie were sweet and from this point on
Margaret Yelton
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Always I found to be an enjoyable read. The storyline for Maggie and Philip was a good one. Philips life growing up wealthy leaves alot to be desired, it just goes to show having money doesnt make you happy it can be used to constantly keep you toeing the mark. The book had its ups and down, but a HEA in the end. I would recommend it to others.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Five Stars

*copy of this book generously provided by the author which I won in the author’s giveaway and I’m leaving an honest review*

This book was quite a while on my TBR. So happy I had an opportunity to read it. It’s my first book by both authors. Certainly won’t be the last.

This book simply was amazing. I loved everything about it and couldn’t put it down. I was drawn and pulled into a story from start to finish.

It’s a story about Maggie and Philip, two people who come from completely differ
Sabina Bundgaard
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THIS girl *points at myself* was so insanely lucky to receive an ARC of Love Always, by Candace and Sonya. I’ve known these ladies for years now and I absolutely adore their stories. They always manage to enthrall me with their worlds and keep me coming back for more over and over. Even though they tear out my heart and stomps on it – multiple times.
So when they announced they wrote a book together… Well, it was a given I would read it. And boy, am I glad I did!
Bring forth the tissues my friends
Eunice Lan
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: Love Always, 
Author: Sonya Loveday & Candance Knoebel
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Year: 2015
Got the Book By: Arc was given for an Honest Review
Rating: 5 Stars
I’ve met boys like him before. Rich. Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there is something different about him that piques my curiosity. The way he looks at me, like he is staring through the bars of a gilded cage he’s never left. Like he is one breath away from suffocating beneath a mound of
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Love Always, is the first book that I have ever read from either Sonya Loveday or Candace Knoebel. I really had no idea what I was in for, but with the cover and blurb for this book I absolutely had to read it. I will admit that when I first started it though, I was honestly a little worried. It started off slow, and it wasn't holding my interest. For some reason this one was hard for me to get into, but I am glad that I stuck with it. Once th
Novel Grounds
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

I started this book a while ago and I just was on such a paranormal kick that I couldn't sink myself into it. Luckily, Candace and Sonya have since updated it and this time I was completely ready to dive into it. As soon as I started it I felt like smacking myself for not falling in love last time because  It was SUCH a great read.

This was a coming of age, falling in love, crazy romance type of book. I really loved it. A great change of pace from some of the novel
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love Always by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebe

*Contains Spoilers*

When I signed up for this book I wanted to read it because of Sonya. I have read her Six Series and enjoyed it so far, so I wanted to try something else of hers. I had never read anything of Candace's, but if this book is any indication of her writing ability I will be checking out her other books.
Love Always is about two different people coming together. It's not full of sex like a lot of books are now days. Philip and Maggie's r
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-normal-hero, arc
Review Posted @ Dummy Reads Book Blog

There is literally no other word to describe this book but Adorable.

This book is Definitely a YA and this book definitely showed a sign of forever. From the beginning of the story up to the end I always felt the heavy anticipation. I mean, the trouble they went through and the distance they endure just to stay connected with each other should be held an example of what love is and what love should be. Two different worlds, two different personalities and two
Alicja P
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review originally found on Novels all Night

As soon as I found out that Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel were writing a book together I pretty much did a happy dance. I've read books by both these authors and love them! Sometimes I hype a book up so much that it just leads me to be dissapointed. Luckily I was anything but dissapointed after reading Love Always,. Love Always, isn't just a contemporary's an epic romance. One that I can see myself reading over and over because it's bea
Hayley Thinnesen ✩
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love Always by Candace Knoebal and Sonja Loveday ~ Review
I am new to both authors and I was approached to read an ARC and leave an honest review. After reading the synopsis I knew that Love Always was a book I would enjoy, therefore I was a little surprised that it took me a while to get into it. I'm not sure what it was, but the beginning for me was a little slow going, however I continued and very pleased that I did.
Once I found my reading groove, I rather enjoyed it. The story follows altern
Lustful Literature
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it

“I’d met boys like him before. Rich, Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there was something different about him that piqued my curiosity.”

“He was different from the rest because he didn’t wear his money, his money wore him.”

This is the story of Maggie and Philip. Philip’s life was pretty much planned out for him. His mother was a control freak and he had no say whatsoever on how he was to live his life. Maggie was free spirited and did what she plea
Books Laid Bare
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Phillip takes a little warming too but ladies this mummy’s boy might just be worth the effort.
I have nothing against a man that respects his mother – but Phillip has yet to shake off the spectre of a woman that does absolutely everything for him. He never questions anything she asks of him and at the age of eighteen I have to say he is a rare commodity but what happens when this golden child meets the sort of woman that his mother would never approve of – well wouldn’t you love for me to tell yo
Unofficial Book Club
Friends to lovers stories have always appealed to me, so as soon as I saw the blurb for Love Always, I knew I was going to want to give this one a read. Phillip, the dutiful son of a wealthy family, and Maggie, the free spirited daughter of a fisherman, meet at a resort the summer after their senior year of high school. Despite the fact that it’s frowned upon for resort employees to fraternize with the guests, they start a friendship that eventually veers toward more romantic territory. Real lif ...more
Phillip does what Mother wants. When Mother wants it. Strolling down the dock looking at expensive yachts with his least favorite person latched on his arm? Done. Tennis lessons at 11:00 in the morning? Done. College that she wants him to go to? Done. For his entire eighteen years, Phillip has done anything, and everything that Mother has asked him to do. When he meets Maggie, an apparent basketball in the middle of the black top basketball court, he doesn't expect to be intrigued by her wild ch ...more
FMR Book Grind
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it

Philip and Maggie meet while Philip is on vacation with his family. 2 seemingly normal teenagers who are VERY different from each other. Maggie who grew up with loving parents telling her she can be and do anything she wants. Philip whose parents are cold and have a life planned out for him.

So, what could 2 teenagers from opposite sides of the track possibly have in common? Not much then you ask Philip's parents but everything when you ask them. Maggie teaches Philip about
Kathy Osborn
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by how I loved how this story was written. The incorporation of the letters between the two characters within this book kept me involved in the story until the end.

The story evolves around Phillip, rich kid with no backbone - man I wanted to slap him more than once. To be honest, I didn't like him very much in the beginning, but he grew on me. Phillip is on vacation with his parents and Mommy Dearest is controlling his every move including how he dresses and who he sees (Sophia - an
Cupcakes and vodka Book Blog
This ARC was given to me for my honest review.
Reviewed by: Felicia Henke

Phillip comes from money. He has lived a life with no worries. He knew what he was to do when he was to do it and he did not have to worry. He knew what he was going to be as he got out of college. This would soon change after his father decided to go to new vacations spot. Young Maggie a care free and worry free soul took a job at the local resort where she lived. She was only going to s
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Always is one of those books that will stick with you long after you have put it down. Its been a few days since I have read the book and I am still thinking about it. Candace Knoebel's books have that affect in making me want more and easily becoming one of my top favorites.

Love Always introduces the reader to Phillip who we see is struggle. He is being pressured into a life he wants nothing to do with but has accepted it. His mother is extremely overbearing and his father keeps him in li
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Guest Review by Tammy Cole

This is the first book that I have read by either author and I really did enjoy this book. I loved that this was told in a dual POV and you learn what Phillip and Maggie both are thinking throughout the book. Phillip is a young man who was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth and very controlled by his domineering mother. Maggie on the other hand was the total opposite, very care free and set on exploring the world via her boat. Maggie and Phillip meet one
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This was actually my first book to read from both authors but when Candace sent me the sign-up and synopsis, I wrote back with a big YES and I’m so glad I did. This is a great coming of age story about becoming your own person and that great love we as readers can’t get enough of. I absolutely loved the characters (yes even Phillip at the beginning) because they were well rounded with flaws and all.

Phillip and Maggie meet when she’s working at the resort he’s staying at with his parents. He’s 18
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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.

Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two c

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