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Lakeshore Love

(The McAdams Sisters #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Jake Stow is a runner, but Sydney loves him anyway. He ran out of Sydney’s life years ago, but is back now and she cannot contain the feelings she has for him. When Jake finally confides he has similar feelings for her, Sydney gives in to the spark. Although she fears he’ll run again, she is powerless to the passion between them. Will the secrets he refuses to divulge cont ...more
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published July 6th 2015 by Shannyn Leah
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Loose lips shink ships, or they can confess a love that has never died through the heartbreaking years. Something happened all those years ago that made Jake run and Sydney never knew what it was, but that couldn’t stop her from loving him, even as a teen. Years later he’s back and Sydney knows her heart is still vulnerable to the handsome man with a bundle of secrets packed deep within. Jake says he still cares, but the nightmares of the past have followed him home and it looks like he may bolt ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my third McAdams Sisters book and I just connected with Jake and Sydney in such a positivc manner. Jake is the owner of the Cliff House where Sydney had always worked until the sisters opened their soap shop.

Sydney and Jake had a history that was filled with secrets and regrets. The first problem was that they secretly loved each other and neither of them admitted it.
It was only when Sydney got drunk and ended up with Jake at his apartment that she confessed her love to him.
Problem #
Tina Todd shobe
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lakeshore Love is book 3 is the McAdams Sisters Series. I highly recommend you read the series in order to get a better depth/connection with the series.

Sydney had a teenage pregnancy that resulted in her daughter Haylee. She has been raising Haylee with the help of her sisters, and Joan, the mother of Haylee's dad. Both her son and husband died in a car accident before Haylee was born.

Joan's, step-son, Jake Stow runs/owns a restaurant and bar in town. He left town when Sydney was sixteen withou
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lakeshore Love is the third book in the McAdams Sisters series and can be read as a standalone.

I've enjoyed all the books so far, but this one has become my favorite. Unlike her older sisters who left town, Sydney, having gotten pregnant at sixteen, has always remained behind with her daughter, Haylee. She has always had feelings for Jake. Now Jake wants to start a relationship, but Sydney is afraid he's going to leave town again.

Jake's family situation isn't ideal, and he's hesitant to reveal i
Kim Lewis
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the McAdams Sisters series - it is Sydney's story. Sydney McAdams is a single mother juggling working at her family's new soap shop in the town of Willow Valley and raising her daughter Haylee who is now almost a teenager. Sydney has been raising Haylee with the help of her sisters and Haylee's grandmother, Joan. Haylee's father and grandfather were both killed in a car accident which left Sydney fearful of driving. Jake Stow is Joan's step-son and runs the family resta ...more
Amy Andrzejewski
Sydney and Jake's story was similar to Marc and Kate's. When Sydney and Jake were teenagers they were sweethearts and always there for each other. When Sydney was 16, Jake up and left without a reason why. After Jake returns Sydney and him pick back up as being the close friends. That they have always been The feelings between them are still there but they both keep their walls up. As time passes and the sparks fly. Jake's secrets from his dark past come out.

This is definitely one of my favorite
Lucy Berson
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lakeshore Love by Shannyn Leah. This is the third book in the Lakeshore Series. This series follows the McAdams sisters. This is Sydney’s book.
Sydney had to grow up fast, getting pregnant at 16 will do that. She always had feelings for Jake but tried keeping them hidden. She thought they had something special when they were younger but Jake left and just recently did they both give in to the attraction. Can they make it work this tie or is Jake gonna run and leave Sydney again? The chemistry be
Linda Rea
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sydney and Jake we’re friends for years but they had gotten close and One night Jake just up and left. Now ten years have passed a Jake is back and he wants a relationship with Sydney and her daughter Haylee, but there are a lot of secrets Jake has not shared with Sydney.
Sydney is terrified of getting involved with Jake again because if he left again what was left of her heart would crumble so she won’t see him till he tells her why he left but that secret could stop them before they start. The
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

(Reviewed by Cathy Stansell from Rochelle's Reviews)

I dearly love the LakeShore series by Shannyn Leah. The characters are realistic and loveable, and I am never disappointed. Lakeshore Love was fantastic!

This is the story of Sydney and Jake. It’s about a rekindled love from ten years in the making. Sydney was 16 when she fell in love with Jake, only he left for no explained reason. Years later when he suddenly returns those feelings for him com
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd Book in this series and though each can be read as a standalone with no cliffhanger ending, you do learn about the different people within the community that are linked in other books so may be best to read in order.

In saying that, this story is a very complex, intriguing plot but I didn't feel the love as I have for the others. I do however think that this is down to the story being the most "resolved". When finished I didn't want to know more like I did with all other books.

Again grea
J. Kahele
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

This story takes us into the lives of Sydney and Jake.

When Jake left, Sydney was heartbroken, at 16 she has fallen in love with a man who simply left her.

When he comes back into town they rekindle their friendship and for years they never speak of the reason he left in the first place.

After a drunken night, Sydney confesses her love for Jake and believes they slept together as she woke up the next morning completely naked. She doesn't remember actually what she said or what s
Sheila Schwartz
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Leah writes romance the likes of Jane Austen! Each of her stories is rich in character development , wit and sassy personalities and love that captures your imagination! Jake and Sydney are friends before lovers with secrets that each is afraid to share, issues with trust, and a fear of loss that impacts their choices! The angst of their emotions is literally (or literarily) palpable! You will laugh out loud, scream with excitable frenzy and groan in despair with the challenges that they and ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I am a big softie at heart and yes this one got to me too. So far I am thoroughly enjoying this series and the special characters that bring it to life. In this case this special couple has been dragging this connection for years, so long that when obstacles continuously occur it becomes laughable until it isn't. It's finally time for them to put their fears and past behind them. All they have to do is wade through all the lies, secrets, and smoke screens.

I really am loving this series and th
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The McAdams sisters are back again with this second chance romance story centering around Sydney, her 13 year old daughter Haylee, and the man Sydney can't seem to get out of her system, Jake Stow. Fourteen years ago Sydney lost her heart to Jake, who suddenly disappeared for a year, cruelly breaking Sydney's trust and her heart. Since he's been back they have been friends because he's Haylee's uncle, but he refuses to discuss what happened and Sydney won't risk her heart, until she's positive h ...more
Once again Shannyn Leah has written a great second chance romance in the McAdams Sisters series. This time it's Sydney and Jake's story. Jake was Sydney's first love and she has never gotten over him or the fact that he left her behind 14 years ago. Even though he's been back in her life for years, she has been afraid to let him back into her heart. Instead she has simply kept him in the friend zone. But after years of holding back, a night of drinking led to Sydney confessing her feelings. But ...more
Penny Leidecker
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series

Lakeshore Love is the second chance romance about Jake and Sydney. Wow, what a surprising turn of events and those secrets that are finally revealed. I’m loving this series and I can’t wait to read Abby’s story next. If you enjoy a series about family, then you will love these books.
Timothy Hendricks
This is an excellent book. I enjoyed it thoroughly as I have the series up to this point and will be reading the next one. I have bought all the books in this series. Shannyn Leah is an excellent author.

The synopsis of the book starts out, "Jake Stow is a runner." But this is not true. In the beginning of the book you get the idea that he is a runner; but what you learn is that loves his family deeply. He loved his Mother and Sister and so he went after them to try and help them, to protect them
Deb Diem
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lakeshore Love by Shannyn Leah is simply fantastic! After reading several books by Shannyn Leah I just realized when reading this book that she plants a little surprise in every book. Sydney and Jake's story is no exception. Lakeshore Love is full of humor, drama and action. The characters Ms Leah has used in this book are phenomenal. Lakeshore Love gets a little steamy but doesn't burst into flames, suggestive but no graphic sex scenes. I enjoyed reading Lakeshore Love and look forward to readi ...more
Bette Hansen
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another superior read in this series. This is Sydney McAdams story and it's one crazy ride! Sydney is the overly cautious sister. After surviving a car wreck that took the life of her boyfriend she can't help herself. She never wants to suffer that kind of pain again. The one man who could hurt her like that is the only man she seems to want. He left her once though and she can't imagine giving him the chance to do it again. Jake Stow would do anything to make up for hurting Sydney and proving t ...more
Mary Strunk
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed this book. The author does it again with keep you hooked into the book. I felt some different emotions thru this book but it's part of the story. The chemistry is steamy between the two characters. You will read about a love that is so strong between two people that after 10 years it's still strong.

This is Sydney's story. You will get to know more about Sydney & Jake. Go on there journey with them and you will read about love, trag
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
** A free copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. **

The series continues and the men keep getting hotter! "Jake" just become my favorite character. (Sorry Marc.) Sentimental without being wimpy, considerate without being cocky, all-around good guy with so many troubles and issues of his own. I liked that this story focused mainly on his problems and the process to get him to commit to a relationship. Add in that the girl wasn't clingy or vacuous and it was a
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How can I begin to describe how I felt for Jake. He was so unselfish, handsome, and protective. The love he have for his family is indescribable. Broked my heart to see how he always sacrifice himself but at the end he got his HEA, that he deserve. Can't hardly wait for the next chapter on this story.
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about second chances and Sydney and Jake take you on an adventure that you won't want to miss! Jake is still hiding his past, a past that keeps them apart but Sydney when his past shows up on Sydney's doorstep she is brought into his past! Love this book! Can't wait for the next one!
Debbie Hughes
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This entire “By The Lake Series” is just wonderful. In the previous books I liked Sydney, but I totally fell in love with her in this book. These stories will make you laugh and cry. With each book you’ll just want more and more.

Getting to know this family has been so fun! Well written, easy read…..
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Lakeshore books just get better and better...can't wait to dive into the next one! Sydney and Jake's relationship was heartwarming even through everything they went through together and personally...I loved that they stayed true to their friendship. The fact that family is everything to both of them made the story come together throughout its entirety. Absolutely loved it!!
Tonya Peterson
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
wow!! Secrets from both sides and its just not recent but years has past and the longer a secret stays a secret the harder it is to go on with life and love but the heart will always love the lover thats ment to be.
Pamela Lunder
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this book. This series just keeps getting better and better. I loved Sydney and Jake. They make a great couple. After all this time their love is even stronger. Loved everything about this book. I can not wait for Abby's story
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I have to say I wanted to strangle Sydney but that's what makes a great book. If you get so involved and believe what you're reading that you want to strangle someone? Yeah each story has been great and I'm ready for Abby.
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is only book 3 in the series but definitely my favorite so far. so many secrets and some twists I totally didn't see coming....loved it!
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the intensity of Sydney McAdams’ book.

THIS is the story I’d been waiting for. Sydney’s story in Lakeshore Love is the third stand-a-lone book in the McAdams Sisters series, set in the town of Willow Valley. It is not necessary to read each book, nor do you have read them in order to enjoy the story of each sibling as they discover love. There’s a lot going on, and it was great to find out how our characters from the first two books are doing in their new lives together.

She never left home
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The McAdams Sisters (5 books)
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